It is the season of love. It doesn’t have to be any specific time or season to celebrate love, especially for honeymooners. Over the years, western Europe and its coasts have become go-to spots for newlywed love birds. From Santorini’s coast to Amalfi’s peaks, Europe is probably the perfect destination to make your honeymoon absolutely magical. With that said, here’s our list of 10 of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Europe.
10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Europe
You will need to create an itinerary that best suits your travel plan. In this article, we will mainly focus on the places and their offerings.
Starting the list with the blue lagoon and the lush white houses of Santorini. For over 3 decades, Santorini has been one of the top choices for destination weddings and honeymooners.
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And why not? The place has everything from the crisscrossed houses on the side of the mountain to the horizon touching the Aegean sea.
Santorini, Greece Honeymoon Destination
Santorini, Greece (Image: Twitter)
What you’d want is to head to Fira first. This is the town area of this little Greek island. Here you will find accommodation and food on the cheap. But if you are in a splurging mood, we suggest you head over to Oia. This is one of the most scenic spots on the island with luxurious accommodations and eateries.
And if you wish to move away from the soaring crowd, head over to Imerovigli, a quiet village on the island nestled atop its peak.
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If you’re a history buff, then we have just the place for you. Hvar coast in Croatia is much like the Amalfi Coast of Italy, except it will take you on a trip through European Gothic Palaces.
The top of the mountain, often referred to as the Dalmatian Coast, oversees the Adriatic sea. There are a lot of small islands stretched across the horizon.
Hvar, Croatia Honeymoon Destination
Hvar, Croatia (Image: Twitter)
You can make your way up to St. Nikola for a picturesque view of the Hvar coastline. And if all the beauty of nature makes you famished, head over through the cobblestone trail to the Hvar city center. Here you will find delectable cuisines as well as accommodation ranging in budget.
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Florence is the perfect romantic destination for foodies. Sharing is caring, right? Florence makes the charm even better when you share the world-renowned cuisines of here with your loved one.
But before that, head over to the Ponte Vecchio bridge. There is a calming aura here as you bask in the cool breeze and the incessant flow of the river below. After the zen experience, you would definitely want to head over to the Piazzale Michelangelo. This place is said to have some of the best sunsets in the entire world.
Florence, Italy Honeymoon Destination
Florence, Italy (Image: Twitter)
If you’re looking for a more mainstream experience, then head over to the city center. Here you’ll find restaurants, hotels, and a seemingly endless row of shopping malls to crave your shopping spree.
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This romantic honeymoon destination is anything but a laid-back experience. In fact, this place is for those who enjoy adventure and adrenaline rush. If you don’t want to make your honeymoon boring with sightseeing and shopping, then you should definitely consider Madeira.
There are several hiking trails in the archipelago. The most notable one is the Pico de Arriero. Head over to the cable car experience atop the Monte all the way up to Livramento.
And if all the rush makes you tired, you can always sit back on one of many shorelines across the island.
Madeira, Portugal Honeymoon Destination
Madeira, Portugal (Image: Twitter)
Venice needs no introduction. The river city on the coast of Italy is visited by millions each year in its own right. Everything from the boat rides to crisscrossed riverine, delectable food, and picturesque sceneries, Venice probably offers the most complete romantic experience in all of Europe.
Your itinerary should definitely include a trip to the bridge barefoot starting from the grand canal. Get yourself in a Gondola and explore the waterway of Venice. Once you’ve had your share of the waterways and serenades, head over to St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace.
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Maps don’t work in Venice. But it's not a bad thing. Get lost and embrace the city, you’ll find its romanticism at every step.
Venice, Italy Honeymoon Destination
Venice, Italy (Image: Twitter)
If you want a honeymoon filled with unlimited parties and scenic views, then look no further than Mallorca. This cluster of islands on the western coast of Spain is the perfect getaway filled with life and culture of its own.
Head over to Serra de Tramuntana for a gorgeous view of the Spanish sea. If you’re in an adventurous mood, then the Cap de Formentor is your best bet. And for parties, well what’s better than enjoying a night at Palma?
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Mallorca is all about the good times and good vibes. It's certainly a place that will make your honeymoon a memorable one.
Mallorca, Spain Honeymoon Destination
Mallorca, Spain (Image: Twitter)
Prague, Czech Republic
The capital city of the Czech Republic is one of the top tourist destinations of the world. From its iconic architecture to cobblestone pavements, Prague is probably as scenic as it can get.
The city has a long-standing history of over 1200 years, dating back to 800 AD to its written records. From the monumental churches, and alleyways to the castles of Prague, everything would induce a sense of awe in you.
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If you’re visiting Prague, then definitely keep Prague Castle and Charles Bridge on your list of itineraries. And beware of the street scams and tourist traps, because they’re everywhere in Prague.
Prague, Czech Republic Honeymoon Destination
Prague, Czech Republic (Image: Twitter)
The self-proclaimed Ibiza of Europe, Mykonos is much like Santorini with its own unique charms.
Even before the coast of Santorini became popular, people have been coming to Mykonos Island for destination weddings and getaway honeymoons. Temple of Delos, Kato Myli, and the buildings of Chora should definitely be on your list if you’re traveling to Mykonos.
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But perhaps the biggest draw of Mykonos is the sandy beaches sprawling all across the Greek sea. And not to mention its robust nightlife. It is said that the party in Mykonos starts at sunset and goes on till the first rays of dawn.
If you want to make your honeymoon a memorable one, then Mykonos should be easy on your list.
Mykonos, Greece Honeymoon Destination
Mykonos, Greece (Image: Twitter)
The city of lights, the city of love. It’s difficult to explain what makes Paris such a vibrant, multicultural, and thriving city all the while being the epitome of redefining love. From the enchanting edifices at every corner to the famous Monalisa at Louvre, there is so much to see and do with your loved one here.
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We suggest you start with a walk down the Seine, listening to the soft French tunes hummed by the passing boatmen. A coffee at Champs Elysees overlooking the presidential palace or a shared moment atop the Eiffel. And don’t forget to check out the Notre Dame Cathedral which is a symbol of French architectural excellence.
When all this is done, why not take your Mon Coeur to see the Arc de Triomphe? A perfect and fitting end to a romantic Paris voyage.
Paris, France Honeymoon Destination
Paris, France (Image: FreePik)
Amalfi Coast, Italy
We saved the best for last. The coast of Amalfi doesn’t even feel real, considering how scenic the surrounding is. The architecture, design, and overall vibe will take you back to the 80s or the pages of The Godfather.
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The coast of Amalfi is situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, with a vibrant village nestled in its foot. The road from the village to the cliff is where the true beauty of Amalfi lies. Get a driver though, as it's only best enjoyed being chauffeured.
Take a boat ride from Amalfi to nearby Capri and Positano. The trio makes for an impeccable experience that will surely last you a lifetime.
Amalfi Coast, Italy Honeymoon Destination
Amalfi Coast, Italy (Image: Twitter)
Words will fall short of describing the scenic places all across Europe. While there are hundreds of other amazing honeymoon destinations in Europe, the ones mentioned above are the most sought-after and beloved by love birds. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to jet set and love!
Source: United News of Bangladesh