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5 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Europe

Is there anything more romantic than a honeymoon? With the stress of wedding planning behind you, it’s time to focus on what really matters — enjoying uninterrupted alone time with your new spouse. One of the best, most passionate places to do this is Europe.

Long touted as a romantic honeymoon destination, Europe’s best countries offer a special allure for newlyweds. Be it their winding cobblestone streets, soft sandy beaches, clanging church bells, or historic towns, there’s a lot to be said for holding hands through Europe’s most dreamy honeymoon towns.

Choose the most romantic spot to celebrate your new life with our list of the best honeymoon destinations in Europe.

1. Santorini, Greece

Ooh Santorini, we love you so. Your blue-domed churches, whitewashed homes, and vibrant floral bouquets compliment the azure Aegean Sea that flanks the shores of your caldera (a.k.a. crater). There are few places more dazzling and romantic than your picturesque isles.

One of the best honeymoon destinations in Europe, this gorgeous spot has a natural wow-factor you won’t find on other beautiful Greek Islands. No wonder so many people choose to say their vows here as well. Spend the day soaking up rays on one of the unique black, white, or red pebble beaches.

At dusk, head to Oia. There’s few more romantic moments than watching the sun set over this photo-worthy spot, oohing and ahhing as it paints the kaleidoscope of buildings with gentle pink and orange hues. Then, dine al fresco at one of the tiny local restaurants where you’ll enjoy the freshest Mediterranean dishes.

Fira is the most exciting of the area’s main towns, as well as the area’s capital. This is where you’ll find museums, shops, and a bevy of restaurants. At the highest spot on the caldera lies Imerovigli, a quieter, more serene village.

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2. Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Amalfi Coast is literally as pretty as a postcard. Lush, craggy mountains plunge into the turquoise Tyrrhenian Sea below ancient villages bursting with color. The clang of church bells massages your ears, while fresh, delectable foods treat your palate.

Stroll hand in hand through the winding, cobbled streets of Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano, the area’s most famous (and gorgeous) towns. Take a boat from Amalfi to Positano or board a vessel headed for beautiful Capri. This is a lovely spot to spend a night (or more), but it’s also a popular cruise ship and destination, so expect crowds.

Driving is another way to explore the Amalfi Coast. Although the twisting cliff-top roads aren’t for the faint of heart — the drops are vertical. We’d suggest hiring a driver or taking a bus rather than attempting to drive it yourself.

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3. Paris, France

Famed for its romantic vibe, Paris is an obvious choice for an amorous honeymoon. Lovers have been historically drawn to dreamy walks along the city’s Seine River. They’ve also been known to steal kisses by the iconic Eiffel Tower.

If you’re looking to add culture, excellent food, and avant-garde shopping to your honeymoon to-do list, Paris will check all these boxes. The Musée du Louvre is unmissable, even if your only goal is to see and debate why Mona Lisa is smirking.

Take a boat cruise for the most impressive views of the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame. Then wander along the famed Champs-Élysées before enjoying a café at an outdoor patio. Be warned, the price is hefty to enjoy a cup of java on this popular strip. That said, where else can you gaze across at both your newly minted spouse and the Arc de Triomphe?

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4. Hvar, Croatia

Croatia is a special place. And Hvar, an exquisite gem on the Adriatic Sea, is one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations. Not surprisingly, this pretty Dalmatian Coast locale has also become one of the most sought-after honeymoon destinations in Europe.

In Hvar, newlyweds are granted exceptional vistas — the scenery sparkles with bright turquoise waters, lush forests, hilltop towers, and ancient stone walls. Take unbeatable photos from romantic spots like the top of St. Nikola.

While visiting Hvar, honeymooners are also served an impressive dish of history, culture, and intricate Gothic palaces. Speaking of dishes, there’s no shortage of great restaurants. Follow the winding cobblestone streets to find a good selection of meals to suit any budget. Being one of Croatia’s trendiest cities, you’ll find a great variety of shops and hotels to choose from.

5. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is inherently romantic. Stone bridges span the Vltava River, which is flanked by stunning Gothic, Baroque, and Roman buildings. Dubbed the “city of a thousand spires,” its cityscape is peppered with towering church steeples and domes, begging your camera to start snapping.

Stroll across the Charles Bridge at sunset, dance along the narrow laneways in the Old Town, or enjoy a meal at a restaurant in one of the town’s main squares. Then visit the impressive Prague Castle, an iconic fortress that dates back to AD 870.

As one of the cheapest places to visit in Europe, Prague offers visitors a much more affordable vacation than other honeymoon hot spots.

Balaji Subramaniam

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