Whilst on holiday or travelling, you should always make time to find the perfect spot to watch the sunset, especially in Europe. Whilst there are many incredible sunsets in the world, if you’re not looking to travel far there are also some great European sunsets that you shouldn’t miss. TravelUp have recommended the top destinations to visit for an impressive sunset.

sunset in Zadar, Croatia

Zadar, Croatia


Croatia is famous for its spectacular sunsets and there are plenty of places to go to get your share of the breath-taking sunset. The sunsets are so bright and the professional photos do not do the sunset justice, it really is something you have to witness for yourself to realise how stunning a Croatian sunset really is. We recommend visiting Zadar and Starigrad Paklencia. You can even go on your very own photo safari to capture the sunset for yourself.

Borsh, Albania beach sunset

Borsh, Albania


For one of the best sunsets in Europe you should definitely take a trip to anywhere in Albania. Much like Croatia, the sunset is strong and powerful resulting in a spectacular way to end your day. Whether you’re in the city or on the beach, you will certainly be in for a treat as the day begins to end. Beach lovers should head to Borsh in Albania for a truly beautiful sunset.

stunning sunset in Samos, Greece

Samos, Greece

Samos, Greece

You might think we’d include Santorini, however Samos has equally (or even better) sunsets than Santorini. When you’re travelling around, we encourage you to bring a camera with you everywhere you go especially when you’re exploring in the evening. The sunset can creep up on you fast and you really don’t want to miss out on this wonderful photogenic opportunity; there’s nothing better than a Samos sunset.

sunset in Tropea, Italy

Tropea, Italy

Tropea, Italy

One of the most overlooked stunning cities in Italy is Tropea and you can’t afford to not have this destination on your bucket-list especially when it has an incredible sunset. It is very easy to find the perfect spot to watch the colourful and bright sunset, so take a bottle of wine with you and make an evening of it. If you watch the sunset on a good day, you can also enjoy a night under the stars which can be extremely romantic.

beautiful sunset in Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro

Montenegro is a stunning destination in the day let alone when the sun goes down. Kotor in particular is a wonderful destination and travel photographers favourite when the sun goes down for various reasons, the most obvious being that the sunset really is one of the best in Europe. The whole sky lights up a with pink tinge and the sun really does illuminate the sky making the perfect opportunity for some astonishing photography. Seriously, you don’t want to miss Kotor.

sunset in Międzyzdroje, Poland

Międzyzdroje, Poland

Międzyzdroje, Poland

This coastal town is incredibly popular with the Polish celebrities, and it is incredibly easy to see why. There is a very talented travel photographer who can capture the beautiful sunset in such a way that makes you want to visit immediately. The Baltic Sea is known for having its fair share of incredible sunsets and the above photo really does not disappoint.

Europe is a very big place and we can guarantee wherever you go, if you time it right, you will witness a stunning sunset. Make sure you do allocate time to find the perfect spot, and then you can sit back and admire one of the best sunsets in Europe.