“Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West in Florida, applauded at every evening.” Alfred Hitchcock said that during his stay in Zadar in 1964. I don’t want to argue with Hitchcock but really? Maybe I’m spoilt living in Merseyside because we get some insanely great sunsets here that are only beaten by the winter sunrises. Local Merseyside examples below.

I’ve been to Zadar a few times now and I’ve loved every visit. The sunsets there are lovely and it is fascinating to watch the public’s response. Has the quote become a local legend? Each night the Old Town is crowded with people looking to enjoy the sunset. Last time we were there people actually clapped. They actually clapped. I’ve never seen a crowd applaud a sunset and while enjoyable I thought “You call that a sunset? That’s not a sunset. This is a sunset…”

Sunset from Top of the Rock, NYC

What does sets Zadar apart from other places is the Sea Organ which is a beautiful instrument powered by the waves. Sitting on the steps watching the sun go down with a sea powered organ playing its deep haunting music is quite an experience. That’s a Zadar sunset.