Most newlyweds yearn for a memorable and extra special honeymoon, like spending time together on exotic islands, on a cruise or in luxurious resorts and lodges. For couples planning to have a honeymoon filled with, romance, fun and adventure, some destinations in Europe offer the best available options. In this article, we will look at 5 most romantic getaways in Europe:
Greece is definitely a must-visit destination for couples that have an adventurous spirit. This country is made up of about 6000 islands, with less than 10 % of them being inhabited. Apart from the renowned Greek cuisine, there are several other attraction spots and exciting things to do that make this European nation a top honeymoon destination. Some of the most frequented honeymoon destinations in Greece include: Corfu, Rhodes, Santorini and Lesbos. In Athens, the capital city, you can find a variety of historical and archaeological sites, such as Parthenon, Acropolis, ancient temples amongst others. Exploring these destinations, plus the exquisite islands in Greece can give you not a romantic experience, but also total adventure characterized by beautiful sceneries, delicious foods and inimitable experiences.
Italy is a revered honeymoon destination not only in Europe but around the world as well. It is admired for its romantic cities such as Venice, religious destinations in Rome like the Vatican and the highly popular attractions in Capri, Florence, and Naples like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Additionally, couples can enjoy Italy’s delightful food and wines.
Another perfect honeymoon destination in Europe is Austria. The Alps provide spectacular scenery, but the most popular attraction here is the winter sports. Skiing is the is most favorite sport amongst the Austrians, though there are few other exciting ones such as sledge riding and tobogganing and skating, which couples can try out. Other must visit destinations in this country include the cities of Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna where couples can explore the beautiful gardens, medieval palaces and baroque architecture.
Croatia has the Mediterranean type of climate, making it an excellent destination for a honeymoon in the sunny weather (July and August are the best months to visit). If you are looking to relax and take a well-deserved break especially after a strenuous marriage and wedding process, just head to the Adriatic Coast in Croatia and revel in its spectacular white sandy beaches surrounded by crystal clear waters of the sea. You can rent a yacht or sailing boat and explore the breathtaking places across the Adriatic and make your honeymoon a unforgettable experience which you will remember for the rest of your life. And if you want to experience some vibrant and glamorous Croatian city life, check out the city of Dubrovnik, a World Heritage Site. This city is celebrated for its breathtaking beauty – it is an open-hearted city, unassuming and sociable when welcoming any well-meaning tourist from any part of the world. It has narrow streets and elevated walls, but with an open horizon – like that of the open sea.
If you would like to ride in the world’s first ever Gondola Rotair, or wish to ride in the slowest train in the world, the Glacier Express, with the love of your life, then Switzerland is undeniably the ideal honeymoon destination for you. Just like Austria, Switzerland also has a number of winter sports for tourists visiting during winter, not to mention the endless natural attractions and the gorgeous mountain scape. If possible, couples should spare some time and visit the Jungfraujoch, which is regarded as Europe’s highest altitude railway station.
Europe is often considered as the epitome of culture and history spanning centuries, with a superb blend of heritage and lifestyle. With a range of attractions such as mountains, valleys, luxurious resorts, islands, snow-capped mountains and cruises, a honeymoon in Europe cannot go wrong.