I LOVE SUNSETS and have decided to show you the best sunsets ever. I don’t care that some people might think sunsets are romantic kitsch. For me, sunsets are when nature shows off the best performances. At no other time of the day will you see so intense colours of red, pink, orange, yellow, and violet intertwine with one another. Since I love sunsets that much, I’ve invited other bloggers to also share their photographs of the best sunset they every saw in Europe.
The best sunsets in Europe
This is going to be a photographic feast. Sit back and relax. You are about to see the most stunning sunsets from all around Europe so if you feel you want to see them live, you totally can. Each photo has a short description to make hunting these sunsets a bit easier for you.
Initially, I wanted to show the sunsets I’ve seen myself. But then I got this idea. If I had seen such spectacular sunsets, my fellow travel bloggers must have had similar experiences. Why not create a gallery to comprise those beauties?
That’s how the ultimate guide to sunsets in Europe and the rest of the world has been created! Today enjoy the first part – Europe. Sunsets from places as far as Australia or Paraguay will appear online in a few days.
The best sunsets in Albania
This one was taken by another Balkan-lover, Ola from Bałkany Rudej.
Ksamil is beautiful regardless of the time of the day, since it’s a network of small islands connected with each other. It’s quite popular, though. This sunset was shot by Iwona from Szeroką Drogą.
I have a sentiment to this place because it’s the first one I spent a night as a solo female traveller. And you don’t forget such things. :-D
Let’s move on, there are MANY MORE countries I want to show you!
The best sunsets in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Who does not love Sarajevo? I’ve been there once in summer, but Kami from a blog I read on regular basis, Kami and the Rest of the World, went so Sarajevo in February. Why would anyone travel in winter, you might think. Well, that is why!
The best sunsets in Croatia
This one is mine. This was the first time in Croatia ever, with my boyfriend, shortly after we have finished the exam session. It’s still in the top ten places I’ve been to.
This one was taken by Kamila from Kami Everywhere, a very energetic woman who also does a lot of solo travel and has endless stock of positive energy about her. Kamila says it’s probably the most purple sunset she has ever seen.
The best sunsets in Cyprus
Kasia, who is an expert on hotels and runs a blog HoTellMeMore, had such amazing views on daily basis. How come? She used to work in a hotel called Atlantica which overlooked the sea. Sounds like a dream job?
The best sunsets in England
It the category “hiking”, Lake District in England is the best spot EVER. The weather is perfect for walking. Pleasant 15 degrees are just enough to keep you warm but not too sweaty. Charming paths off the beaten track where your only companions are sheep, mountains, and lakes. And an overwhelming amount of greenery. I LOVED IT.
The best sunsets in Germany
It ain’t fairy tale! It’s Munich! And to be even more exact, it’s a view you get EVERY DAY from the English Garden. I took this photo in December while studying and living in Germany. It was the day when my friends from Poland came to visit me and the city decided to give us a cloudless sky and beautiful city skyline.
The best sunsets in Greece
Ola, the author of Trzydziestka z Vatem, didn’t expect to see this view when she was driving around the island. Conclusions? Always have your camera handy! ;-)
The best sunsets in Italy
Ewelina from One Way 2 Freedom, was catching the sunset in Italy. If you pay a closer attention to the shade on the right, you’ll notice the Stromboli volcano. ;-)
This one was taken by a friend of mine, Agnieszka, who writes a travel blog CityBreak.me and is from Poznan as well! ;-) Apart from taking such gorgeous photos, she is also the master of baking muffins and… the most stylish person to ride a bike!
Kasia from Połącz Kropki blows my mind about Venice. I still haven’t been there, discouraged by the rumours of heavy crowds of tourists. But having seen that foto, I feel like packing my bag and flying to Venice right now.
The best sunsets in Macedonia
Me again! ;-) I love Ohrid. I don’t care if it’s touristy or not, it’s one of the most charming towns I’ve been to. And the lake itself is m a g n i f i c e n t. Here a view from the castle over the lake and the new town. Taken in late August.
Sunsets might be good in Skopje, but I still think it’s a weird city. Or shall I say fascinating and logic-defying city?
The best sunsets in Montenegro
It was a beautiful day and a very loooong night. I was travelling with my boyfriend through Montenegro and I was literally taken aback by its beauty every single day. One day, we decided to walk 10 kilometres through the Lovćen National Park (start: Cetinje, ending: Kotor). As we approached the hill over Kotor, we spontaneously decided to stay the night. The views were breathtaking with city lights going on and large ships coming in and out of the bay. BUT! It was SO freaking windy at night that our tent was shaking and breaking every 10 minutes. I didn’t sleep for a second. Still worth it.
The best sunsets in the Netherlands
Joanna, from Podróże po Europie visited my second favourite place in the Netherlands (the first one is Rotterdam, my love!). But! The Hague and the neighbouring Scheveningen are the most charming places in the NL. And the view over the Northern Sea!
And now comes the part I am so proud of! When I invited other travel bloggers to participate in this photo entry, I had not expected to receive so many photos from… POLAND! Yes, as it turns out, our country is rich in beautiful sunsets!
The best sunsets in Poland
It’s a long established tradition that Wojtek and I always go to Czerwonak in autumn. So we went this year as well. It’s a dense and insanely beautiful forest near Poznań, a perfect spot to spend a weekend away from the city. Pretty charming, isn’t it?
Has ANYONE heard of this place? Well, if you have ever been to Lednica, you would know this place. It’s a tiny village in Wielkopolska region, near Poznań. I went there this summer for a wedding of my friend. The weather was very whimsical and this particular photo was taken shortly after a huge thunderstorm.
This one was taken by Magdalena Bodnari on her way up Kozi Wierch, a mountain which is 2291 metres heigh. Magadalena reached her youth hostel only after it got dark.
According to Wikipedia, Miedzianka is a tiny village with the population of only 90 people! They have those views every day and Ola, who you have met earlier, saw their sunset as well.
Łukasz, who takes amazing photos and publishes them on his website, visited a coastal town which is famous among Polish celebrities. The Baltic Sea will never stop surprising me with sunsets.
You must have expected that! I wouldn’t be myself if I hadn’t published a photo from the city I live in and like so much! We even have a lake that is called Malta. So I could say that I went to Malta, and you wouldn’t know that it took me 15 minutes by a tram. :-p
Natalia, who writes Zapiski ze świata, is a lucky girl. She lives in a place called Żywiec, in a fairy-tale neighbourhood of the Silesian Beskids (Polish mountains). What you can see below is what she can watch every day from her room. Jealous?
Szymon, the author of the photograph below and the ultimate blog about Poland Znajkraj, took it in February during a three-day-long hike in the Eastern Sudety Mountains. An interesting fact is that it’s on the new cross-country skiing trail, so if you’re into that kind of sports, you know where to go this year. ;-)
Kuba-the-wanderer, as I sometimes call him, has a blog called Sądecki Włóczykij and he happened to witness this beautiful sunset surrounded by… a group of 45 (yep, FOURTY FIVE) kids. I don’t want to write “screaming kids” but that’s exactly what my imagination is telling me. How’s that possible? Well, he was a headmaster of a summer camp for kids. Anyway, kids or no kids, the sunset is amazing.
The town of my childhood. I can’t even count the times I’ve been to the Polish coast. It must be around 23 times (and I am 26 years old!). That’s the Polish logic – if you live close to the mountains, travel more than 700 kilometres by car to the other end of Poland to see the sea. It worked, because until now I have a sentiment to the Baltic Sea and I can’t imagine to live a year without seeing a sea.
The last one from Poland, promise! This time, let’s visit one of the nicest cities we have in Poland, Wrocław. This photo was taken by Łukasz, whom you know already and it shows the highest building in Poland, Sky Tower.
The best sunsets in Portugal
A photo taken from a plan just HAD to be included in this post. It belongs to Kamila, whom you know from the Croatia photo in this entry.
The best sunsets in Romania
Transalpina / DN67C
I believe it’s one of the most famous, legendary and photo-friendly roads in Europe. Who’s been there, apart from Ola who took this photo in July?
The best sunsets in Ukraine
This history-rich town was visited by Kamila, featured in this post with photo from Bosnia. She is a solo traveller with a visible interest in eastern countries. One month in Ukraine, another month in Kazakhstan. A walking energy volcano, trust me.
The best sunsets in Switzerland
This photo proves business trips can be a great opportunity to do a little bit of sightseeing. I didn’t have much time, but instead of sleeping longer after a party and taking time to relax after work, I went sightseeing. And saw this! Winter sun slowly going down in December. And the magnificent Alps in the background!
We’ve arrived till the end. How are you now? I’m not asking IF you have some travels plans.
I’m asking, where are you going next?
If you’re more into countries in other continents, I’ve got good news. The guide to sunsets from everywhere from Paraguay to Australia will appear in two days! :-)