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The 5 Best Instagram Photo Spots In Santorini

August 10, 2023

Santorini is by far the most beautiful Greek island and one of the most photogenic as well. The island offers great photo opportunities everywhere you turn.

AKROTIRI LIGHTHOUSEFile:Akrotiri Lighthouse - panoramio.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

The Lighthouse of Akrotiri is a prominent location where you can admire the captivating sunset from. When sitting on its exterior wall or on the rocks around, you see the magnificent view of the red sun diving into the Aegean Sea, creating a unique romantic atmosphere that takes your breath away. It is the ideal time to visit this beautiful location with your partner and relax while absorbing amazing views.

Visitors can also observe the impressive Volcano of Santorini, which lies opposite, in the middle of the sea and the huge Caldera cliffs, where small picturesque villages are built.


The 5 Best Photo Locations In Santorini, Greece - Allie M. TaylorThe famous three blue domes should definitely be on your list if you’re wandering the streets of Oia. There’s a beautiful staircase that leads down to them, which makes for a perfect photo opportunity. If you do choose to take photos on the staircase, please be respectful to guests staying in the area.


The 5 Best Photo Locations in Santorini, Greece - Allie M. TaylorRight next to the three blue domes in Oia are a pair of church bells that are set against the blue waters of the Aegean sea and the white facades of the caldera buildings. This makes for an incredible photo backdrop, especially during sunset when the light is golden.


The 5 Best Photo Locations in Santorini, Greece - Allie M. TaylorAmoudi Bay is one of the best places to hang out during the day and go swimming to beat the blazing summer heat. Just around the corner from the docks is an amazing swimming hole, where sun bathers spread out their towels on every inch of red rock possible to soak up the sun. There’s also some amazing cliffs here if cliff jumping is your thing.

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The “pink house” that you see all over Instagram is actually the Kastra Oia Houses located at the end of Oia village.


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Traveller Review Awards 2023

July 24, 2023

We are so pleased to announce that we have won “Traveller Review Awards 2023” from, scoring an average of 9,7 out of 10 based on your reviews and experiences!

This is the fourth year in a row that we have won the Traveller Review Awards, having previously won Traveller Review Awards in 2022, 2021 and 2020.

Thank you for making us a part of your best memories and we promise to do our best to make your stay at Melidonia Suites unforgettable each time.

A big thank you is not enough to express our gratitude.

We look forward to welcoming you at Melidonia Suites Santorini.

Your next getaway is just one click away!


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Best Places To Watch The Sunset In Santorini

July 5, 2023
Best Place to watch sunset in Santorini

The famous and magical sunset of Santorini was also ranked at the sixth place the National Geographic magazine for best summer sunsets in the world. According to National Geographic, the sunset in Santorini is a giant postcard.

Our Favourite Places in Santorini to Watch the Sunset

1. Pyrgos

Best Places to Watch the Santorini Sunset. Head to Pyrgos, Santorini's prettiest village.

The beautiful village of Pyrgos has been voted as the best place to watch the Santorini Sunset by our guests. Pyrgos is the highest village on the island of Santorini. Commanding sweeping 360-degree island views, it doesn’t matter where the sun sets – in Pyrgos, you’ll be treated to a bird’s eye view of this stunning, daily mother nature spectacle.

Location: Pyrgos Kallistis

2. Profitis Ilias

For a truly remote location, head to Profitis Ilias to watch the Santorini Sunset

Close to Pyrgos Village, the monastery of Prophet Ilias boasts views of the entire archipelago of Santorini. At 565 metres above sea level, you’ll need a car to reach this spot, unless you’re a keen walker (2 hours walk from Pyrgos uphill). Due to its location, this place is usually quiet at sunset, probably because the monastery closes at 4pm. If you value peace and quiet, then this is the place to head to for an epic Santorini sunset. Take something to drink with you and toast the end of a beautiful day together.

Location: Profitis Ilias

3. Faros Lighthouse in Akrotiri

Akrotiri Lighthouse at sunset.

Located on the south-west tip of the island, the Faros lighthouse and rocks surrounding it is an impressive spot to watch the sunset in Santorini. With far-reaching views of the whole caldera, plunging cliffs and the lighthouse silhouetted against the changing sky, you’re in for a dramatic sunset experience here. You’ll need transport to reach the lighthouse in Akrotiri.

Location: Faros Lighthouse, Akrotiri

4. Book a table at one of Fira’s Bars or Restaurants

There’s no getting away from the fact that Fira does attract the crowds. The recommended way of enjoying the capital is to book a table at one of the bars or restaurants which are located on the caldera (the cliff edge). Here you can enjoy an evening in one of the best Santorini sunset restaurants or maybe sip on your favourite tipple in an open-air cliffside bar.

Location: Fira

5. Santorini Sunset Dinner Cruise

Book a sailing boat or catamaran cruise and enjoy a 360-degree sunset experience as you cruise the stunning Santorini coastline. The sunset cruise departs early afternoon, well before dusk. You’ll sail past the iconic Red and White beaches and close cruise past the volcano. Most cruises also stop for swimming at the hot springs. A full meal and drinks are served as the sun begins to set. It’s a perfectly romantic way to experience the Santorini sunset. Definitely one of the best places to watch the Santorini sunset!

6. Enjoy the Best Santorini Sunset from your Own Terrace

If you’re lucky enough to be able to see the Santorini sunset from your accommodation, then this is one sure way of avoiding the crowds. Sink into your comfy chair, a glass of chilled Santorinian wine in hand and enjoy stunning sunsets and island views. Sunset accommodation in Santorini doesn’t just mean hotels on the cliffside.

7. Santo Wines Winery

Just outside Pyrgos, Santo Wines stands out as one of the best wineries on the island for sunsets. With a commanding location on the edge of the plunging sea cliffs, expect jaw-dropping views. To the right you can see the white-washed buildings of Fira as far as Oia, to the left the Akrotiri peninsular and straight ahead, the volcanic lava islands and the deep blue of the Aegean sea. The wines are delicious too. Choose from a selection of wine tasting options and say cheers to another marvellous day in paradise.

Location: Santo Wines in Pyrgos

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