Top Honeymoon Destinations in Europe for Newlyweds

Top Honeymoon Destinations in Europe for Newlyweds

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Planned your wedding day perfectly? Let’s focus on your honeymoon now! There are countless honeymoon destinations in Europe for newlyweds wanting to enjoy beautiful moments together. After careful research, we have shortlisted some of them exclusively for you. Visit them and have fun with your sweetheart in the most memorable way!

Corfu

A gorgeous, click-worthy beach in Corfu
A gorgeous, click-worthy beach in Corfu

This Greek city is counted amongst the best honeymoon destinations in Europe due to its quiet beaches and islets, lush green country side and delicious Greek food. The best time to visit Corfu is either from April to May, or from September to November. Corfu has a mix of everything! If you are a history buff, visit these hotspots – Old Fortress, New Fortress, Museum of Asian Art of Corfu, Palace of St. Michael and St. George, and Vlacherna Monastery. Also, you can spend some time at Paleokastritsa beach, that offers thrilling water sports. The restaurants here serve lip-smacking Corfiot Cuisine with Greek and Italian influences. There are many hiking and biking trails that lead you to the beaches.

Rome

The iconic Colosseum in Rome
The iconic Colosseum in Rome

Rome has it all – from ancient history to cobbled streets, to mouth-watering Italian food and awesome shopping venues. Come here to enjoy them with your sweetheart. The best time to visit Rome for a honeymoon is from April to May, and from October to November. Check out historical landmarks like Vatican City, St. Peter’s Basilica Pantheon and the Colosseum. Don’t forget to make a wish at the Trevi Fountain! There is no dearth of things to do in Rome.

Venice

Sail down the canals of Venice
Sail down the canals of Venice

The beautiful canals and gondolas are the iconic landmarks of the romantic city of Venice. The best time to enjoy your honeymoon here is between September and November, when the weather is pleasant and the tourist crowd is comparatively lesser. The most romantic way to explore the city is by taking a gondola ride. You can also opt for the faster Vaporetto motorboat buses to explore historical places such as Dodge’s Palace and St. Giorgio Tower. Admire the city vistas standing on the Rialto Bridge, or eat Venetian delights at charming terrace restaurants with surreal waterfront views. The city has a vibrant nightlife with multiple clubs for party animals.

Paris

Champs-Élysées at night
Champs-Élysées at night

The charming French culture, iconic historical landmarks, impressive museums and gorgeous gardens make Paris a great honeymoon destination in Europe. The best time to visit this European city is either between March and June (spring season), or between September end and December (autumn season). You can visit attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Palace of Versailles and Notre-Dame de Paris either on a bus, or in a rented vintage Citroën car. Furthermore, there are daytime cruises on the River Seine. Disneyland in Paris is a hit amongst children and adults alike. It may be right to say that Paris has the best French dining scenario in all of France. There are up-scale Michelin star restaurants to dainty cafes on the streets. It is a shopping mecca for fashionistas.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik in Croatia
Dubrovnik in Croatia

In Croatia, Dubrovnik is counted amongst the most popular honeymoon destinations in Europe. It has an ancient wall spanning the outer boundary of the city, from the top of which one can soak in beautiful views of the city and the sea. The best time to visit Dubrovnik is during the months of September and October when the weather is relatively cooler. Opt for a cable car ride till the top of Srd Hill to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the old town. Banje beach is a clean beach ideal for swimming or watching the sunset. You can choose between a kayaking tour, or a cruise to reach the nearby island of Lokrum. Sample some local Croatian dishes and some of the tastiest and freshest sea food at any of the restaurants scattered around the town.

Lisbon

Rossio Square
Rossio Square

One of the best honeymoon destinations in Europe is Lisbon featuring stunning palaces, pristine beaches, and a rich cultural heritage. To allure travellers further, the city preserves most of its old-world charm and traditions to this day. The best time to visit Lisbon is between March and May, and between September and October. Palacio Da Pena is a colourful palace which can remind you of the palaces discoverable in Disneyland. Tram 28 is a vintage yellow tram, which takes you slowly around the narrow cobbled lanes and lets you check out the beautiful neighbourhoods of the city. Food is a different experience here. You can choose from the restaurants and patisseries offering old traditional menus, or dine in chic restaurants serving scrumptious Portuguese food. There are countless spas around to the city to rejuvenate your mind and body.

Santorini

Santorini on the banks of the calm blue waters of the Aegean Sea
Santorini on the banks of the calm blue waters of the Aegean Sea

The calm blue waters of the Aegean Sea, the white washed quaint houses on the paved streets, and the vast beautiful sky – these are some of the many reasons that make Santorini one of the top honeymoon destinations in Europe. Visit this gorgeous sea side town from April to October, when the weather is sunny and warm. The cave-styled resorts overlooking the caldera, are unique, luxurious, and highly recommended stay options. Stroll in the Oia village featuring marvelous buildings, lip-smacking Greek food, a Maritime museum, and remains of a Venetian fortress. Beaches such as the Red Beach and the Cape Columbo Beach provide water-based activities like snorkelling, diving, and swimming. Take a dip in the hot springs for some rejuvenation. End your vacation with leisurely shopping and a dining trip to the Fira village.

 Also Read: 12 lesser-Known Honeymoon Destinations

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