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Amazing Spots For a Croatia Sunset

Croatia sunset over the Adriatic Sea
3 Nov

Amazing Spots For a Croatia Sunset

There is nothing quite like a Croatian sunset! Watch as the sky becomes ablaze with color painting the sky shades of crimson, with strokes of orange, purple and yellow seeping their way into the magnificent sight. To witness this spectacular phenomenon for yourself, we’re taking you on a tour of the best sunset spots in Croatia.

Throughout this guide, we’ll be unveiling the best places to see a sunset in Croatia, alongside some useful tips and tricks for how you can see the ultimate Croatia sunset during your stay here. So, without further ado – let’s go sunset-seeking!

Tips for seeing a Croatia sunset

Sunsets in Croatia may not be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but when you do witness them, they are sure to leave you breathless. As a picturesque country adorned with rolling hills, coastal villages and secluded islands, there are plenty of opportunities across Croatia to experience a beautiful sunset. To ensure you are prepared to enjoy your sunset experience to its fullest, we have put together a couple of tips to get you started:

Choose the right time!

The time the sun sets changes depending on the season. In summer sunsets can be later, around 7-8 pm. While in the winter season, this can be much earlier around 5-6 pm. It can also change depending on where you are in the country, as sunset times in Croatia vary between the north and south. 

Be sure to check the time of the sunset online or on a local weather app before setting off. Alternatively, you can leave the planning to our travel experts, who can help you prepare the perfect sunset-seeking itinerary for your next vacation to Croatia. The choice is yours.

Arrive early for great views

During the peak season, popular Croatia sunset locations can get quite crowded. To secure the best spot and enjoy the whole experience, try to arrive at your chosen location a little early. Bring snacks, a blanket to sit on and games to play as you wait for the sun to set.

Check the weather beforehand

There is nothing worse than seeking a vibrant Croatia sunset and being met with a dark overcloud. Be sure to check the weather forecast on the day and aim to go on a day with clear skies. Make sure to bring a jacket, as the temperature tends to drop after sunset, even in the scorching summer months.

Find the best place to see a sunset in Croatia for you

There are plenty of famous locations along the Adriatic coast where you can witness the best sunset in Croatia. Here are our top locations to see a Croatia sunset while touring this incredible country:


Zadar is arguably the best place to see a sunset in Croatia, especially as it has its very own tourist attraction specifically built with sunsets in mind. Called the Monument to the Sun or The Greeting to the Sun, this structure built into the ground is dedicated to the Sun and the beauty it beholds. As the sun begins to set, the 300 multi-layered glass plates that make up the monument come to life creating a spectacular waterfront light show for you to enjoy.

Marvel as the sun paints the sky in breathtaking hues over the coastal town accompanied by sound and light effects from the Zadar Sea Organ and Sun Salutation. This is a Croatian sunset like no other! To include this fascinating activity on your next trip to Croatia, speak to our travel experts to create a custom tour of your favorite locations. 

Croatia sunset in Zadar over the Greeting to the Sun monument as people wander around talking


With its historic buildings and rich culture, the city of Split is one of Croatia’s best coastal towns, as well as a prime location to witness a stunning Croatia sunset. Head on down to the promenade along Split’s waterfront, also known as the Riva for a spectacular site. As the vibrant blue skies are engulfed by fiery rays, the city becomes aglow for the short time it takes the sun to fall past the Adriatic Sea. 

To include Split on your next adventure, get in touch with our travel specialists today. 


Another popular location for sunsets in Croatia is the historic city of Dubrovnik. There are plenty of spots around the city to witness this picturesque sight. Whether you take a sunset stroll along its ancient city walls or trek down to the cliffs along its breathtaking coastline, you are sure to witness a fantastic Croatian sunset.

Croatia sunset setting over the Old Town of Dubrovnik


Looking for an island escape that’s home to the best sunset in Croatia? Head on over to the sunniest island in all of Croatia, by which we mean the island of Hvar. With its picturesque harbor, bright lavender fields and palm-lined promenades, this popular tourist getaway has quickly become a favorite amongst visitors for its untouched, natural beauty, including its spectacular sunsets over the Pakleni Islands.

Croatia sunset setting over the islands in the distance from the city of Hvar

The Adriatic Sea

A common denominator across our list, the Adriatic Sea certainly holds the award for the best sunset in Croatia, whether viewed from land or from the ocean itself. Hiring a private charter allows you to relax in luxury as you cruise along the Croatian coastline. With a skipper onboard, you can sit back and relax as they direct you to the best, most secluded places to see a sunset in Croatia without additional planning on your side. 

Seeing the sunset over the Adriatic Sea can be an unforgettable experience. To book a custom tour with a sunset cruise included on your itinerary, contact our travel experts today. 

Croatia sunset in the Adriatic Sea as a private yatch sails on the sea towards it

Discover the best sunset in Croatia for yourself

The natural beauty of Croatia is unparalleled by anything you have ever seen before. And the sunsets that can be witnessed in this magical country are just another layer of its ever-growing beauty. To book a tour around Croatia and experience its charm for yourself, get in touch with our travel experts today.

From tailor-made journeys that are customized to your travel preferences, to pre-planned vacation itineraries that highlight all the best spots in Croatia. This is all possible when booking with our highly skilled team. 

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