There’s nothing quite like spending beautiful moments with the one you love. And there is arguably no better place in the world to do that than in Europe - the continent of romance.
With (quite literally) so many wonderful destinations to choose from for your next romantic, European getaway, we’ve pulled together our 8 most romantic destinations for you to have a think about.
8. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Stare Mesto main square in the twilight. Image copyrights Moyan Brenn
The first destination on our list is the magical city of Prague. Built on cobblestone pathways and surrounded by stunning Gothic, come Art Nouveau architecture, it’s sure to win the heart of any hopeless romantic. If you don’t mind wandering amongst the crowds, Prague is a great place to visit during the Summer months, when you can enjoy long summer evening strolls with your loved one. But, if you’re looking for Prague at its most idyllic, you should hold off until the Autumn and enjoy the enchanting scenery of the city, transformed.
Valletta under evening clouds. Image by Joshua Zader
There aren’t many islands that offer up as much wonder as the tiny, Mediterranean island of Malta. With its charming towns, fascinating history and amazing culture, Malta is a perfect island location to escape with your loved one. If you love the sun as much as we do, but want to avoid the busiest summer months, you’ll want to visit Malta in the late Summer/early Autumn when the days are long, the sea is warm and the island isn’t full of holidaymakers.
6) Florence, Tuscany
Florence from the Top, byBenson Kua
Nestled in the rolling hills of Tuscany lies the famous Italian city of Florence. Birthplace of the world renowned Italian Renaissance, this beautiful city is sure to reignite the romance in any relationship. Whether wandering hand-in-hand along the serene river Arno, or sipping wine in the magnificent Piazza della Signoria, you’re sure to have an unforgettable romantic break in this jewel of the Italian north.
If this sounds like the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend away with your lover, be sure to book your trip in the Spring or Autumn, when temperatures are more forgiving.
5) Kefalonia, Greece
Image: Kefalonia by Evo Flash.
If you’ve had enough of city life and would prefer a romantic, paradise-island escape with your significant other, then you needn’t look any further. The enchanting island of Kefalonia lies just a short distance off the west coast of mainland Greece and is famous for hosting the romantic war picture ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’, starring Penelope Cruz and Nicolas Cage. But, movie fame aside, what makes Kefalonia truly amazing are it’s idyllic, Bahamas-like beaches and charming little, Greek villages.
To get the most out of this island vacation, you need to come here at the very end of summer, when the sea is warm and beaches are clear of the summer holiday crowds.
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