The world’s most romantic cities

The world’s most romantic cities, chic coastal hideaways and plenty of old streets to get lost among, Europe is a wonderful honeymoon destination.

For centuries, Europe has symbolized the epitome of romance for many couples. With rich culture, delicious cuisine, and gorgeous vistas, it is no wonder that so many newlyweds choose to spend their honeymoons on this diverse continent.

Whether it’s the beaches of Greece, the luxury of France, the Northern Lights of Norway, the history of Cyprus or the picturesque views of Italy, there is no shortage of romantic options in Europe.

For a less-frequented honeymoon spot, why not try a trip to Scotland? If the windswept hills and moors of purple heather don't inspire romance, try curling up with your sweetie in front of a warm fire after spending the day hiking around the lochs -- Scotland offers plenty of unspoiled natural vistas for you to enjoy.


Santorini, Greece

Santorini Honeymoon Is The Romantic Escape Newlyweds Dream Of! ... Romantic architecture and stunning scenery make it a perfect destination for newlyweds. Incredible views of the magnificent villages, volcanic cliffs over overlooking the crystal-blue Aegean Sea, and glorious sunsets greet you on your Santorini honeymoon.

Santorini, a stunning Cyclades island of the cerulean Aegean Sea, is one of the most romantic places in the world. Apart from offering picturesque views of the caldera and blue-domed houses, the town offers various places to stay. There are luxury hotels and quaint cottages possessing views of the sea, volcanoes, caldera, and glorious sundown.

Some of the incredible experiences of Santorini are Cliff diving and swimming in the clear Mediterranean waters at Amoudi Bay, Catch the breathtaking sunset, memorable hike from Fira to Oia, get to the top of Skaros Rock, Sunbake on the black sand beach of Perissa, Visit an Active Volcano, jump into Hot Springs and be mesmerized by the wonders of a Red Beach.

From island hopping to legendary nightlife and whitewashed towns and sun-soaked beaches, Santorini is a romantic Haven.


Explore the fairytale kingdom of Monte Carlo on a honeymoon or romantic getaway in Monaco. The city-state of Monaco is the second smallest country in the world (after the Vatican City) at 4.8km long by 2.4km wide (about the size of New York’s Central Park).

Glittering with opulence and jet-set glamour, the action of Monte Carlo often centres around the ornate Belle Epoque Casino de Monte Carlo.

Less than a quarter of a square mile in size, Monte Carlo is nonetheless rich in history and culture, from the Avenue Saint-Martin along the coastline to the heights of Mont Agel. In addition to being a great destination for luxury shopping and home of the legendary Monaco Grand Prix race each May, Monte Carlo is a city of grand structures, from the famous Casino made famous by James Bond to the Opera de Monte Carlo, the acclaimed Oceanographic Museum, and the iconic Hotel de Paris, opened in 1864.

The latter, just steps from the Place du Casino, remains a favorite destination for lovers and romantics: the Hotel de Paris’ legendary Diamond Suites have wrought-iron balconies with timeless city views, the spa is one of the world’s best, and the hotel has two Michelin-starred restaurants as well as the acclaimed Le Bar Americain.


Positano, Italy

Among many landscapes of southern Italy, the Amalfi Coast offers a romantic and idyllic scene, perfect for a honeymoon between the aromas and flavors of the Mediterranean: with all the privacy and beauty of Positano.

It exudes romance and magic everywhere one could see, which is why it’s almost always one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world.

Positano is a postcard come to life. Candy-colored buildings dot the edges of cliffs. Flowers and lemon trees burst from patios. Vacationers from around the world laze seaside beneath cheerful beach umbrellas. The Amalfi Coast is like something out of a movie, which is exactly why it’s been in lots of them: A Good Woman, Only You, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, to name a few.

The Positano coast is the perfect place to unwind. You can charter a boat to take you all around the Amalfi coast. Jump off at swimming spots, observe wild dolphins and soak in the views of towns built into cliffs.

Honeymooners will love an intimate boat trip for two. You can even book sparkling private yachts for an evening of celebration.

In the words of American Author, John Steinbeck, it is said “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.”

Hvar, Croatia

Hvar, an incredible romantic destination in Europe, that will keep you captivated by its secluded bays, lavender fields and stunning scenery. With 312 days of sunshine a year, Hvar is one of the most sought-after destinations in Europe, making it the perfect place for couples who are looking to embrace every corner of this enchanting Dalmatian oasis.

So, who could say no to such an indescribable romantic escape?

Europe’s sunniest island, Hvar is truly charming. That’s why Conde Nast Traveler Magazine named Hvar one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world.

Hvar perfectly blends a lively bar and nightlife scene with peaceful little villages and quiet beaches for swimming and relaxing. On Europe’s sunniest island you can easily be entertained, or escape to relax in mere minutes. You can yacht-watch in Hvar’s harbor, often filled with glamorous boats of the rich & famous, or head inland to see a whole new side to the island.

The glamour of Hvar Town is otherworldly and well worth experiencing, but take this day to venture off into other corners of the island. Visit the endless lavender fields of Brusje, enjoy a seaside lunch at the historically quaint Starigrad, Wine Tasting at Vina Tomic Jelsa and enjoy the string of beautiful secluded beaches at Zavala


Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca, also called Majorca, is the crown jewel of Spain’s Balearic Islands. The most popular destination the Mediterranean, Mallorca is known for its beautiful coastline, secluded coves, limestone mountains, Spanish architecture, wineries and fresh produce farms, and stunning beaches.

Even on an island famous for its postcard-perfect beaches, the white-sand bays and sapphire seas in south east Mallorca are something truly special. This entire coast is a ravishing recurrence of wild rocky coves interspersed with swathes of fine sand backed by pine-covered cliffs, while further inland, the island’s enduring magnetism comes in the form of pretty honey-colored towns, striking nature reserves, and bustling, colorful markets.

Mallorca didn’t earn its worldwide reputation as a year-round vacation paradise for nothing: You’ve got top-grade Mediterranean beaches, for one thing, and some of Europe’s most hospitable waters for swimming, boating, and all manner of watersports. Then there’s the epic lineup of nightclubs, ready whenever you feel like after-hours revelry.

And there’s so much more to Mallorca than those world-famous attributes. In between amorous beach strolls and all-night partying, you can trek into the wild heights of the Serra de Tramuntana, tour historic sites such as the Roman ruins of Pollentia and the Sanctuari de Lluc, go birdwatching in the wetlands of S’Albufera, hike the Llevant Peninsula, or cruise out to the protected isle of Dragonera.

In short, it’s no challenge in Mallorca to fill your honeymoon days with unforgettable sightseeing and cuisine.

Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux, the winemaking capital of France and one of the most critically-acclaimed wine regions in the world, but the chateaux and wineries of Bordeaux are also the most romantic setting for an epic honeymoon.

An intoxicating cocktail of 18th-century savoir-faire, millennial hi-tech and urban street life, Bordeaux, France's sixth largest city is among Europe's most exciting and gutsy players.

This is the world's largest urban World Heritage Site, cradling half the city (18 sq km) in its Unesco-listed treasure chest. Striding through Bordeaux on its leggy route north past traditional wine-producing chateaux to the Atlantic Ocean, the River Garonne is never far away. Be it strolling, jogging or cycling along the silky-smooth water's edge in a loop from Left to Right Bank, lounging over drinks on a riverside terrace or cruising along the water, Bordeaux's riverside riches merit your full attention.

This is a wine capital hemmed in by green, sun-drenched vineyards. Viticulture here is an ancient art and tradition bearing its own unique trademarks and no other vineyards in the world produce as much fine wine.

Garden lovers will prefer the banks of the Garonne, where the lovely Enlightenment Garden (Jardin des Lumières) stretches out on both sides of the beautiful water mirror. Featuring a beautiful view of the river and the Bastide district located on the right bank, this vast space with walkways and flower beds is dotted with street lights that illuminate it magically at dusk


Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve, Portugal's southernmost region, is home to dozens of jaw-dropping beaches, and with its sun-drenched Mediterranean climate, clifftop fishing villages, surf breaks, and cute cafés it's an intimate and slightly off-the-beaten-path place to honeymoon. From luxurious honeymoon suites to breathtaking natural scenery, the region has plenty to offer honeymooners.

Nature landscapes here is very beautiful and different from other countries so you would definitely bring back some amazing photos together. You can start your morning with a breath of fresh and bit salty oceanic air, spend your day at the beach sunbathing or catching the big waves and end your evening at the restaurant sipping wine on an ocean coast.

If you are the nature lover you should start from visiting Ponta da Piedade (Lagos) – ocean coast caves. These can only be found at the volcanic coasts. At the highest point caves are about 20 meters height. There are some rocky pillars, arches and gates which creates an unusually beautiful landscape. Almost in every cave there is a hole where the sunlight comes in and changes the water colour.

The other thing you can try is the trail Alvor (Alvor, Portimão). It is a wooden trail that runs alongside the beach and combines all the main centers of attraction in Alvor – seafood restaurants, diners and bars.

Whether you’re looking for pure relaxation or a bevy of leisure activities, the Algarve has something to suit any couple.

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