Sunset on Aero Island

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Rick Steves’ Travel Blog – Jan 2016

Rick Steves, the USA’s best-known travel writer, nominated Ærø in his top 10 sunsets with a view of the beach and iconic beach houses. Click or see the Blog!

(Rick Steves’ is perhaps the USA’s best known travel writer and broadcaster, and loves Ærø. He tries to visit every year or so, staying at Pension Vestergade 44, and also brings lots of tourists to the island every year.  This year his groups will receive a guided tour of our own Old Merchants’ Court, including the Wedding Room!)

Sunsets on the Road: My Top Ten

I love sunsets. They can be a vivid and romantic capper for a beautiful day on the road. Here are a few dramatic and memorable sunsets that come to mind:

1. On the Greek isle of Santorini, nursing a drink with a single flower in a vase on my table, as I sit on the lip of the crater high above the glittering Aegean Sea.

2. On the Nile, just across from Luxor, as the sun sets, the temperature drops, and villages come alive. As I’m poled along the shore in a classic felucca boat, children frolic, long-legged birds strike a pose, and I glide like a silent voyeur through the reeds.

3. On Denmark’s Aerø Island, warming myself by a beach fire while children splash in the shallow waters of the bay, and parents sit peacefully on the porches of tiny beach cabins.

Ærøskøbing homes

The sun sets on Denmark’s Aerø Island. (Photo: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli)