Europe is packed with small villages, hidden gems, charming islands, and cliffside castles. That’s why it wasn’t hard to gather in one place the most romantic places in Europe for a honeymoon.
Who says you must leave the old continent in order to spend a fantastic honeymoon when you can find everything you ever wanted right here!
With so many people from all over the world flocking to some of these places, you’ll want to make up your mind fast and make that plan!
I’ll guide you through well-known places, but I’ll also show you some of Europe’s hidden gems you won’t believe existed.
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The most romantic places in Europe for honeymoon
Santorini or the Cyclades
Maybe an obvious choice, Santorini or any of the islands in the Cyclades are utterly beautiful and romantic.
Anyone will want to come here at least for a few days and explore the volcanic beaches, take pictures on the charming streets, eat delicious Greek food, go on a sunset cruise or watch the sunset in Oia, with a view and some local wine.
For those looking to spend their honeymoon in Santorini, I’ve put together a comprehensive Santorini honeymoon guide you can use to plan an unforgettable vacation.
If, however, you want to see more of Greece during your holiday, book a Greek island hopping vacation and explore Santorini, Mykonos, and Athens in one single vacation.
Amalfi Coast – Positano
My favorite destination in the whole wide world, the Amalfi Coast is a destination anyone should see at least once in a life.
Colorful buildings perked in the top of hills overlooking an infinite of blue, lemon orchards with some of the most flavorous lemons, fancy restaurants, and luxurious hotels. You’ll have it all on the Amalfi Coast, and much more!
For the perfect vacation, plan your trip after reading my Amalfi Coast road trip itinerary and choose where to stay, what to see, what to skip, and what not to miss.
You won’t want to miss a trip to Capri Island, exploring the most colorful island in Italy – Procida, hiking the Path of Gods, and much more.
Germany Romantic Road
For many, maybe Germany might not sound like a very romantic destination at first sight. However, with tens of castles, small fairytale villages, endless vineyards, charming Christmas Markets, Germany brings a whole lot to the game.
You won’t go wrong if you choose to rent a car and make your way on the Romantic Road. Follow my itinerary and guide and you’ll see some of the most beautiful places in Germany: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Wurzburg, Cochem, Burg Eltz, and many other castles.
Budapest and Hungary
When we think about Europe’s romantic capitals, Paris, Vienna or Rome automatically come to mind. However, Budapest is such a hidden gem that will surprise you, especially during spring or fall.
Take a sunset cruise on the river splitting Budapest in two, climb the Gellert Hill, choose a luxury accommodation with access to state-of-the-art SPA treatments, go on a cooking and wine tasting tour, and much more. There’s simply no way to get bored while in Budapest.
Plan your trip with my 3 days in Budapest guide and choose some additional day trips to the countryside.
Crete Island, Greece
Greece’s largest island, Crete can be both a low-key destination and a luxurious one.
Choose to stay in Easter Crete and you’ll find plenty of accommodation options suitable for any honeymoon. Elounda is considered to be Greece’s Cote D’Azure, with stunning views, adult-only 5* resorts, infinity pools, and plenty of activities to choose from for a vacation.
If however, you want to spend your days by the pink sand beach, stroll through the streets of Venetian towns, mesmerize at the beauty of Balos, you will choose the Western side of the island.
Colmar and Alsace
One of the most picturesque areas in Europe, a shorter or longer vacation here will leave you utterly in love.
With Colmar as the most famous village in the Alsace region for good reason, from here you can drive through vineyards, stay in a small 5-star chalet, taste gourmet French delicacies at Michelin star restaurants, and explore colorful and vibrant small towns.
Plenty of other charming small towns are within driving distance, making Colmar the perfect setting for your unforgettable honeymoon.
Tenerife, Canary Islands
Tenerife in the Canary Islands is one of the most popular destinations in Spain that will offer you access to sunny days and sandy beaches year-round.
Choose a hotel perched on the volcanic cliffs with infinity pools, a private golf course, a sea view, and incredible facilities like Melia Haciena del Conde.
Some of the best things to do on the island for couples include going on a sunset cruise where you will get to see the dolphins and whales, spending one day at the Aqua Club Thermal Spa, stargazing on the Teide volcano the highest mountain in Spain, indulging in delicious Spanish dishes, and more.
Munich and Bavaria
Munich is and will always remain one beloved destination, a place I will never get tired of going back to, so charming and yet authentic and lively.
With romantic architecture, plenty of palaces, and castles to visit both in the city and on a day trip, the capital of Bavaria is the perfect setting for a romantic honeymoon.
Stay at a boutique 5* hotel in the heart of the city (the Bayerischer Hof is a great option packed with history), spend a day at the SPA in Erdinger, visit Nuremberg and get lost on its streets, stroll through the English Garden and listen to local music while munching on a huge pretzel at a beer garden. The options and activities are countless and you won’t get to see it all in just one week.
Lisbon and Portugal
Breathtaking sunsets, mouthwatering seafood, strolling up and down the hills and admiring the colorful and vibrant architecture, listening to fado with a glass of Porto wine – Lisbon has so many activities perfect for couples.
Step into a fairytale with a day trip to Sintra where you will be able to explore picture-perfect castles, go to the westernmost place in Europe, eat fresh seafood in a restaurant on the coast in Estoril or Cascais, or ride the old tram to the beach.
Northern Italy is so much more than Venice or Milan, and you won’t find it hard to fall in love with the regions once you get to know it better.
No matter if you choose to go skiing in Cortina d’Ampezzo, take a boat ride on Braise Lake, climb the mountains in the Val di Funes, there are so many things to enjoy in the Dolomites.
The region should be on anyone’s Italy bucket list, along with other more popular destinations.
Check out this great offer for a 2-week itinerary through the Dolomites, ticking off Val di Funes as well.
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