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The most romantic places in Europe for honeymoon

Europe is packed with small villages, hidden gems, charming islands, and cliffside castles, so it wasn’t hard to list the most romantic places in Europe for 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. Ideally, you will want to plan for a European tour, but with limited time on hand choose one of the following dreamy destinations. 

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The most romantic places in Europe for honeymoon

Santorini or the Cyclades

2 days in Santorini

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. 

See other Greek island vacations!

Amalfi Coast – Positano

Coasta Amalfitana

One of my favorite destinations, the Amalfi Coast, is a place anyone should see at least once in a lifetime. 

Colorful buildings perched on 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!

Positano might be one of the most romantic cities there is, and a popular destination no matter the occasion. However, I encourage you to book a stay at one of the famous villas in Ravello and marvel at these romantic spots. 

You won’t want to miss a trip to Capri Island, the Blue Lagoon, exploring the most colorful island in Italy – Procida, hiking the Path of Gods, and much more. 

See Amalfi Coast tours and trips here!

Germany Romantic Road

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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 – a colorful medieval city, Wurzburg, Cochem, Burg Eltz, and many other castles. 

See an option for a Romantic Road trip!

Budapest and Hungary

what to do in Budapest in 3 days

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. 

Southern France

most beautiful small towns in france

A honeymoon in the South of France promises an idyllic and romantic escape, combining the allure of the Mediterranean with charming landscapes, rich history, and exquisite cuisine.

Imagine leisurely strolls through the lavender fields of Provence, exploring the picturesque coastal villages of the French Riviera and indulging in delightful wines and gourmet meals.

Nice, with its Promenade des Anglais and vibrant Old Town, provides a perfect blend of beach relaxation and cultural exploration.

Head to the glamorous town of Saint-Tropez for its sandy beaches, trendy boutiques, and lively nightlife. Inland, the lavender-scented landscapes of Provence offer a tranquil backdrop for intimate moments. The historic town of Aix-en-Provence provides a romantic ambiance with its tree-lined streets, charming squares, and fountains.

Conclude your honeymoon in the South of France with a visit to the enchanting city of Marseille, where a mix of ancient history and modern vitality awaits.

Crete Island, Greece

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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, beautiful beaches, 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. 

See Crete Island Tours and Vacations here!

Colmar and Alsace

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While Paris is on most people’s bucket list, this is one of the most picturesque areas in Europe, a shorter or longer vacation here will leave you utterly in love. Stroll through the cobbled streets, taste delicious food, and go on a boat trip on the canals. 

Colmar is one of the most famous villages 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. 

Check out Alsace and Lore Tours and Vacations here!

Tenerife, Canary Islands

vacanta in Tenerife

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 volcanic cliffs with infinity pools, a private golf course, a sea view, and incredible facilities like Melia Hacienda 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. 

See Tenerife Tours and Vacations here!

Munich and Bavaria

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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 them all in just one week. 

Lisbon and Portugal

Colorful corner street in Lisbon, 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. 

Check out Tours and Trips in Lisbon and Portugal here!

The Dolomites

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Northern Italy is so much more than Venice or Milan, and you won’t find it hard to fall in love with the region 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, or 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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