The most beautiful sunsets in Croatia: Some of them delighted even Hitchcock and Casanova

There is nothing better in this world than a beautiful sunset. The shades of red, pink, orange and purple that light up the sky as the sun begins to set and fall below the horizon will delight anyone who looks up to them.

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Photo: Martin Winkler / Pixabay

A sunset has the power to calm our thoughts and make us stop and think about the beauty that surrounds us. To inspire you to explore all that Mother Nature can create, these are some of the tourist destinations in Croatia with the most beautiful sunsets.

Interesting fact about sunsets: bright, red, clear colors at night mean that the air is clear in the west and the weather will be fine in the morning. A red sky in the morning means that the good weather with high pressure has already passed. This means that low pressure weather (storms) will come to the east.

Where will you find the most beautiful sunset?

Sunset in Rovinj

For all those eager for romance sunset in Rovinj is truly a real experience. Whether the sky mixes pure gold, red, orange and pink or the setting sun is partially obscured by clouds, it will be an evening to remember.

This beautiful Istrian town is made for romance, and is there anything more romantic than a sunset? Take your position (with a glass of malvasia in hand) on the rocks and when you see the sunset in Rovinj for the first time, you will admit that love at first sight really does exist! 

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Rovinj, photo: Gerald Thurner/ Pixabay

In the evening it is possible to go from the city waterfront in an organized way, by boat, to one of the Rovinj islands and enjoy the sunset and the calm of the day.

Sea organ in Zadar

Alfred Hitchcock once claimed that Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world saying: "Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, even more beautiful than the one in Key West, Florida, which is praised at every sunset", and we all know how the famous director had an eye for a good shot. The spectacular colors and sound of the sea organ will leave you breathless, just like his films, and no rerun will ever be boring. Surely, must-see!

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Greetings to the sun, photo: Pixabay

Salute to the sun and the Sea Organ – From this place there is a view of the Zadar channel, the islands and sunset, whose beauty is in Zadar especially famous.

Sunset on the Drava

For those who want to be more original than an endless series of photos of red sky and sea, the sunset over the Drava will be a complete hit. Apart from fishermen, the Drava is a real little paradise for magical photos of the sun setting in the river, and every shot will look like a fairy tale without any effort.

Mnostvo is a location from where you can watch the sunset on the Drava. We suggest Osijek, popularly called "lega-city" from where beautiful scenes unfold.

Drava – Osijek, photo: Antonela Verković

Without further ado, a photo where Drava kisses the sky, will tell you more than a thousand words.

Mont Perin, Bale

Bale in Istria are a small municipality located on the western coast of Istria, built on a hill and surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. It is a municipality full of mystical secrets, history, but also a kind of special peace that overwhelms everyone who visits it. 

Casanova's famous lover is, according to legend, visited the Bembo-Soardo Palace on two occasions - in 1743 and 1744 and it is suspected that he had there a love affair with a former owner. Legend has it that even Casanova declared that Bale has the most beautiful sunset in the world.

If you want to observe sunset in this small Istrian town, we suggest that you locate in the area of ​​the Mon Perin camp, sit by the sea or walk along the coast. Scenes of pink and red colors blended with the sea will leave you breathless, and will especially warm the heart of romantics.

Mont Perin – Bale, photo: Antonela Verković

Lopud – a timeless Dalmatian paradise

The island of Lopud is located just a few nautical miles from UNESCO's Dubrovnik. This island exudes peace and simplicity of living. There are no excessive crowds or cars, so it is ideal for anyone looking for their own zen oasis on vacation.

On Lopud there are also numerous interesting things, including apparently the tallest palm trees in all of Europe, as well as the first European concrete hotel, built in 1936. The waterfront here acts as a living room for those who live here, as well as their guests. Tables and chairs are placed in front of the house and this scene awakens in you that feeling of welcome and intimacy. This is a very "friendly" island – wrote our blogger Paul Bradbury in his text about Lopud, to this timeless Dalmatian paradise.

Photo: Paul Bradbury

In addition to the above, you will see the most beautiful sunsets on Lopud ashore. If we add to that a calm and relaxing ambience, you will get a dream evening that will relax your body and mind, and warm your heart with its warm colors that spill over the sky.

A heart-shaped island for romantic souls

The heart-shaped islet in the northern part of the Pašman Channel is so called because of its specific heart-shaped shape The island of love. It is mostly visited by lovers and those who pronounce the fateful "yes" on it and metaphorically sail from it to the port of marriage. So if you are planning to propose to the love of your life, let this small island near Zadar be your destination. We suggest that you do it at sunset when the view from Galešnjak is the most beautiful.

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Photo: Boris Kačan, Source: CNTB

It is easiest to reach it by boat from nearby places, and those who are a little braver can reach it by pedal boats or by swimming. The island is not inhabited and is therefore an excellent choice for those who want to enjoy untouched nature and the emerald blue sea. Whether you're an active type or want to spend the day relaxing on one of the many pebble beaches, Galešnjak offers something for everyone on just 0,132 square kilometers.

If you are brave enough, welcome the dawn under the starry sky in good company. In addition to the sunset, you will also be delighted by the dawn on Galešnjak and the bright, gentle colors of the sun breaking through the horizon.

Source: TZO Pašman

And finally: List of the most beautiful sunsets in the world

  1. Taj Mahal, India
  2. Atacama desert
  3. Matterhorn
  4. Punta del Este, Uruguay
  5. Zanzibar, Tanzania
  6. Isle of Skye, Scotland
  7. Santa Monica, California
Atacama desert, photo: Pixabay

Cover photo: Pixabay


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