These cities were selected according to some criteria, such as climate, local cuisine, the friendliness of the people, and so on. But the choice of the place mostly depends on the person you love and with whom you want to share unforgettable moments and spend your vacation.
Europe is widely appreciated by tourists from around the world, as the most romantic continent. And Italy is considered the cradle of Romanticism. It’s not surprising, as even the word “romance” has come from Rome.
Here is a list of the most romantic destinations in Europe for holidays.
Known as the pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik had been for 450 years the independent republic of Ragusa. With beautifully preserved stone buildings, where the city walls merge seamlessly with the sea, Dubrovnik is the most suitable place today for a honeymoon in the Balkans.
Strasbourg, Alsace, France
Strasbourg is the historic capital of Alsace is sometimes called “the most beautiful German city,” despite its location. The city has retained its German flavor with wooden houses and stepped gables on the facades of buildings. The town grew up on an island in the mouth of the Ile River and intersects many channels, which link Ile with the Rhine.
Built in the middle of a vast coastal archipelago, Stockholm, or as it is sometimes called “Nordic Venice,” is a harmonious city, filled with colorful facades and magnificent monuments. If you are looking for a romantic place, be sure to visit Stockholm.
The capital of one of the most long-living empires in history, Vienna is the most elegant and luxurious of all the German-speaking cities, as well as one of the calmest ones in Europe. The magnificent neo-classical buildings and Baroque-style palaces give Vienna its unique charm and harmonious atmosphere.
Lisbon is the former colonial empire and the city with a 2000-year history. Its unique atmosphere attracts tourists from around the world. Hilly colorful streets of Lisbon stretch along the estuary of the Tagus River and cozy restaurants are open till late night and contribute to the romantic spirit of the city.
London is the largest capital and the most vibrant metropolis in Europe, a liberal city where everything seems possible. It’s the place the most famous monarchy in the world, the former capital of the largest cosmopolitan empire in the world. Romantic places in London are full of rich heritage and unique culture. London is a combination of those romantic moments that are present in other cities from our list.
Seville, Andalusia, Spain
Seville is the only city of its kind in Europe. Its first “golden age” started in the 11th century, after the collapse of the Caliphate of Cordoba when the city began to flourish during the reign of Taifa Dynasty. Its second “golden age” came in the days after the discovery of America in the 16th century when Seville gained a monopoly on the trade in Spanish colonies and became one of the richest cities in the world. It was not only a major trading port of the Spanish Empire but also a center of art. Seville is the epicenter of the unique Andalusian culture, and it has everything you need for a romantic holiday: fresh air, good food, beautiful weather and light exotic.
Santorini, Cyclades, Greece
There are no places like Santorini in the world; it’s the remnant of the island, destroyed by a volcanic explosion at the height of the Minoan civilization. Some saw it as the location of the ancient Atlantis. Nowadays, white buildings, windmills and a blue domed church are one of the most photographed views in the world and a popular destination for a romantic honeymoon.