Top 5 Romantic Getaways in Europe

Top 5 Romantic Getaways in Europe

When love is in the air, you can’t help but spend more and more time with your loved one. But if you truly want to make this part of your life special and memorable, then you would do great to take her or him on an unforgettable trip to any of the below mentioned locales.

Europe is filled to the brim with cities with wonderfully architectured baroque buildings, chill climes and quaint bistro’s where you can have a lazy brunch gazing deeply into your darling’s eyes.

1. Bruges:

Top 5 Romantic Getaways in Europe - Bruges

A beautiful view of Bruges by Neil Thompson

This is a dreamy town in the northern part of Belgium. It might be a surprising choice for being one of the most romantic places in Europe given its weather and non-prominence, but this is precisely what makes Bruges stand out. It is a town full of old world charm unlike that found in any other location in Europe, what with the cobbled lanes overlooking the Church of Our Lady which is the second tallest brickwork tower in the world. Then there are the canals which run through the town with boat tours often gliding along languidly. There is ample opportunity to walk hand-in-hand with your special one in the quiet scenic streets of this beautiful town. When it comes to romance, it is always better to be in a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of typical tourist cities.

2. Florence:

Top 5 Romantic Getaways in Europe - Florence

Picture Courtesy: Chris Yunker

This place is similar to Bruges but not as forbidding. Located in Italy, with sunlit splashed streets and numerous cafes out on the cobbled streets, you will find your love life brightening up rapidly as  you enter this place much associated with the Renaissance period where art and architecture were given utmost importance. It’s been counted as among the most beautiful cities with the numerous art galleries, museums and even palaces that you can explore with your loved one here. Works of the great Michelangelo are also kept on display in this city. The weather is most pleasant throughout the year and it promises to be an enchanting visit.

3. Amsterdam:

Top 5 Romantic Getaways in Europe - Amsterdam

Photo Courtesy: Jared and Corin

Being the capital of the Netherlands, this city has a lot to offer the visiting couple. Canals form a primary part of this ancient city as well just like Bruges but are wider and the city is livlier as well. Netherlands is a very environmentally friendly place and you will find that cycling everywhere is the norm here. You can have a lot of fun exploring the city languidly on rented bicycles with your loved one and visiting all the out-of-the-way nooks which the city has to offer the curious traveller. Amsterdam is known for its chocolates, coffee shops and fashion.

4. Crete:

Top 5 Romantic Getaways in Europe - Crete

Photo Courtesy: Jim Bahn



If you are yearning for an island getaway then you should think of Crete. It is a scenic Greek island and is the fifth largest in the Mediterranean sea. In the palm beach of Vai, you can relax and get yourselves  some quality couple time and retreat back to your resort when you feel like you have had enough of the outdoors. Crete is rich in culture and has plenty of history to keep both of you interested. Not to mention the variety of wildlife that is found here. All this makes Crete very interesting unlike the formulaic romantic getaway.

5. Paris:

Top 5 Romantic Getaways in Europe - Eiffel Tower

Photo Courtesy: xlibber

Paris needs no introduction as it is recognized the world over for being one of the hotspots for romance in the world. Being the most visited city in the world also helps in this regard. It is easy to see why Paris attracts lovestruck beings so easily. From the majestic Eiffel Tower, which transforms the skyline, to the world famous restaurants and sights that Paris has to offer, it truly is the city of dreams. Whether you are going on your honeymoon or on a trip to explore everything cultural Paris boasts of, you are guaranteed to be stunned by the beauty and artistic nature of this city.

So there you have it. The top 5 places to visit that are sure to pep up your love life and help you get closer to that special someone as well as enjoy yourself.

Jerry D. Wilcox is a travel advisor in Arenal Costa Rica. During the weekends he also writes for the Costa Rican blog and other important websites in the region.



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