Whether you’re jetting off for a romantic escape, or you’re dreaming of a fun getaway with family and friends, watching the sunset together is something you should definitely have on your holiday wish list. Here at Holiday Gems we’ve picked some the best destinations in Greece where you catch the sunset of a lifetime.
Escape the heaving crowds and hefty price tags that come with the likes of Santorini and Mykonos, and instead admire the chalky whites and Aegean blues of the quaint towns scattered across the island of Rhodes.
Particularly breath-taking is the view from Kritinia Castle. Here you can sit atop historic ruins and take in the glowing display, where deep sapphire waters meet the rich green landscape.
Sun-drenched days in Rhodes are also as delightful. Lindos town offers a tumble of sugar-cube houses down to an azure bay, while Rhodes Old Town boasts a myriad of cobbled streets and charming courtyards, each as beautiful as the next.
Head to Falassarna Beach on the western coast of Crete to sit with your toes in the sand and admire the sun’s spectacular descent into the watery horizon. Alternatively, for those wanting to experience the hustle and bustle after watching the sunset, the city of Chania offers stunning views of magical shades of lilac, pink and purple from the vantage point of the town’s harbour.Image: TreptowerAlex at Pixabay
For a true show-stopping sunset that will create memories to last a lifetime, Chalikounas on the west coast of Corfu is the place to go. A slither of soft sand stretching in-between lake and sea, this unspoilt spot evokes a paradise island feel that is only heightened by the awe-inspiring sundown.
Elsewhere on the island, a visit to Old Corfu offers you the chance to walk among the UNESCO World Heritage town while it is bathed in golden light as the sun sets behind it.
The small coastal inlets of Kefalonia are the perfect quaint spots to gaze across the ocean at the setting sun with your other half, while a visit to towns such as Assos evoke romance with pretty pastel houses and painted wooden shutters.
This Italianate beauty doesn’t just appear at sunset. It can also be experienced during day trips to other towns, such as Fiscardo, which also fringes the stunning coastline. Should you head further inland, you will be greeted by stunning wild meadows and fruitful vineyards.
How better to watch the sunset than around the table with your loved ones, on a leafy al fresco terrace, tucking into delicious Greek food? The Keri Sunset Tavern is located in a mountain village on the South of Zante Island and provides sweeping views of the landscape and sea beyond.
For an Island about the same size of the Ilse of Wight, Zante caters for a wide range of holiday types. Despite holding the title for one of the biggest partying destinations, those seeking a more laid-back retreat can enjoy unspoilt beaches, quite inland towns and a real taste of island living.The lighthouse of Chania. Image: Harshil Gudka on Unsplash