After the conclusion of all wedding festivities, couples can finally retreat to their honeymoon destination for some alone time. Planning for a wedding is very hectic and, more often than not, you be exhausted and worn out from all the wedding related events. The honeymoon destination you pick should, therefore, not just be romantic. It should peaceful and serene for provide you and your spouse the best environment to relax and unwind.
Newlyweds looking to spend their honeymoon in Europe can pick from a variety destinations for this special period in their life. To make it easier for you pick the best spot for your honeymoon, this piece will highlight the 5 best honeymoon destinations for Europian travellers.
A massive volcanic eruption around 1650 B.C. forced the center of what was then a single island to implode and succumb to the sea. Some say that this was the original home of the lost city of Atlantis, which long ago disappeared into the ocean’s depths. Whatever remains of this mythological metropolis is now guarded by beautiful beaches and stately whitewashed homes. Today, Santorini consists of two inhabited islands and several islets. Most visitors spend their time on Thira (the archipelago’s largest island), which is home to Santorini’s major towns, including Fira and Oia. Sleepy Thirassia makes for a relaxing daytrip too. And don’t count out the quieter islands: Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni are worth exploring.
When the film adaptation of Frances Mayes’ “Under the Tuscan Sun” came out in 2003, the idea that Tuscany was indeed a place of romance, chianti wine, olives, aromatic cooking and, of course, sunshine was deeply embedded in our brains. Today, many travelers visit this glorious region in northwest Italy to escape the hustle and bustle of Rome or Milan and instead take in the Italian countryside. The combination of castles-turned-wineries-turned-hotels, elegant cypress trees, cascading hills and sprawling vineyards is simply heavenly.
Used as the backdrop for epic tales by both Homer and Shakespeare, the island of Corfu (also spelled Korfu or Kerkyra) continues to attract weary travelers looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The sight of its lush green landscape and the scent of olives and citrus from nearby groves is enough to melt away any ounce of stress. And the feel of the sprawling, pebbly beaches beneath your feet or the view of the cerulean waves of the Ionian Sea is enough to make you feel as though you’ve found paradise.
Venice is enchanting. Yes, that may be cliché to say, but once you see the city on the water for yourself, you’ll surely agree. Step off the Santa Lucia train station and the breathtaking Grand Canal will soon greet you. You’ll see water taxis coast along, passing underneath the Ponte degli Scalzi (Bridge of the Barefoot) and might hear the faintest hint of a serenading violin, or is that your imagination? It might not be all in your head. Romantic gondolas carrying smitten couples glide through the web of the city’s many waterways, and gondola drivers are known to sing when the moment feels right. On land, narrow passageways twist past Old World storefronts and residences, and over bridges.
The City of Light draws millions of visitors every year with its unforgettable ambiance. Of course, the divine cuisine and vast art collections deserve some of the credit as well. The gentle River Seine rambles through the city, flanked by stately museums, centuries-old churches, and blocks of Rococo- and Neoclassic-design architecture, further enhanced by cascading trees and glowing streetlamps. Peppering the Seine’s cobbled walks and graceful bridges are impossibly chic Parisians, probably on their way to the market, cafe or cinema.