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Best places to watch a sunset around the world

Survey of travel journalists from across the globe reveals the top 100 sunset-viewing spots worldwide, as well as honourable mentions for 400 further locations. Santorini, Greece, was the most nominated place to view a sunset worldwide, followed by Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA, and Mykonos, Greece.

BERLIN, GERMANY – Eyewear specialists Lensbest have released a study that for the first time uses a data-driven approach to collate and determine the best spots around the world to watch a sunset. As the best sunset-viewing experience is often a subjective one, the company decided to ask those who had the most knowledge gained by visiting numerous spectacular locations around the world: travel journalists. The result is a comprehensive list of the top 100 places across the globe to view a sunset according to international consensus, as well as a further list of 400 honourable mentions.

The table below reveals a sample of results for the Top 20 Best Spots to View a Sunset Around the World, including the most recommended seasons to view them in:

*Note: Countries with Tropical Climates technically have two seasons; the dry season (April to October), and the wet season, (November to March), and can experience hot and humid temperatures all year.

“Long before social media influencers became popular, holidaymakers were looking to travel journalists for inspiration when comprising their travel bucket lists. Travel writers have the breadth of knowledge and experience that goes way beyond what the average nomad can boast, so it felt like a natural decision to defer to them when searching for the best places to watch a sunset,” comments Ling Fan-Montzka, Managing Director of Lensbest. “By collating the opinions of the world’s foremost travel experts for the first time, we hope that this list can be used as the ultimate must-see guide for those looking to see the best sunsets of their lives.”

“While it’s unsurprising that most people recommended summer as the ideal season to view a sunset in their chosen locations, it was also nice to see some examples of places that are beautiful sunset-periods in other seasons. Like the journalist who chose autumn for Uluru, Australia, or another who recommended winter as the ideal time to see a sunset in Key West, Florida,” says Ling Fan-Montzka, Managing Director of Lensbest. “It goes to show that there is beauty to be found in every season, and that visiting these places off-peak can be just as worthwhile.”

Tatiana Rokou

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She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication & Mass Media from Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens and she has been editor and editor-in-chief in various economic magazines and newspapers.