You don’t have to head to one of the restaurants in Oia to watch a magnificent sunset in Santorini. You can also get a fabulous view from La Maltese Restaurant and Bar in Imerovigli. La Maltese is located on the highest point of the island, giving you a unique view of the Caldera and Oia, with the sun slowly going down on the horizon.
I happened upon this place whilst I was actually looking for another venue to sit, have a wine and watch the sunset. I peered into the entrance, it was wonderfully opulent and I thought possibly this may be a bit on the expensive side. I wandered in and found myself out on the terrace – immediately I was wowed by the view.
Aside from the view, the terraced area really catches your eye. It just exudes a feeling of luxury, complete with day beds set in position for watching the sunset. The terraced area is over two levels, with the daybeds down on the lower section and above is the more informal lounge bar area. There is also a formal dining area that spills out under an arched terrace.
The beautiful sunset you can expect to see every night from the terraced area.
The staff were very welcoming and greeted people on arrival, offering to get you a drink or whether you might stay for something to eat. I ordered a wine and then ended up staying for dinner as well. It was such a nice place to just sit and enjoy the peacefulness. There was no overly loud music and people seemed to become in tune with the serenity, it was as though there was an understanding, no words were needed, as taking in the view said it all. All I can say is that the atmosphere is beautiful and if you find yourself in Santorini, make sure you visit this place to view the sunset.
People wandered in and out to catch a view of the sunset and take some photos.
Another sunset view.
The lounge bar area, with a view inside of the more formal restaurant.
Cheers to a magnificent Santorini sunset.
Where to find La Maltese
Website: La Maltese