We stand 100% behind the statement that true romance can be found anywhere as people carry it inside themselves.
While some places can encourage romance, some other places can be an obstacle. We have visited many of those considered most romantic destinations in Europe and had great time there. But we have also visited some off-the-beaten-romance-path places which proved to empower amazing romantic experience as the ‘cliché’ locations do.
As it’s already February and the romance vibe is everywhere, we decided to show you some very romantic places we didn’t suspect to be so romantic at all. And don’t forget – romance is inside you, inside your partner, all the way between each other!
We took off for an unexpected road trip through the Balkans and our first stop in Montenegro captured us with it’s sunny fall. The Old Bar Fortress welcomed our tired bodies with decent amount of steps and ruins and romantic views towards the mountains and the sunset at the Adriatic sea. Love is on the road!
Romance is sweet, right? When we entered a pastry shop in Nis we didn’t expect that it will be the tram of romance offering sundae delights as well as secluded time with your beloved one in a semi-private tram compartment. And it wasn’t even St. Valentine’s Day.
It was another Balkan road trip and a not so sunny day in Timisoara. But then hundreds of love ambassadors (a.k.a pigeons) arrived to spread their wings for everyone’s joy. Love was literally in the air!
The best gift for your date is arguably flowers. But instead of cutting them, therefore killing them, why not go to a tulip garden where you can enjoy them and they can live after that? Keukenhof has a surprise for everyone the spring months when tulips are in blossom. Romance is aroma!
Macedonia, Kokino observatory
It’s true you’ll discover romance if you hike a little. In this case the vibes of an ancient observatory combine with views towards the plains and mountains to create some sweaty, but super romantic experience! Be active, stay romantic! We could do it at this off-the-beaten-path destination.
Long beach promenade, few palm trees, light breeze at the harbor of a small town in the south of Cyprus. Yes, romance is all about endless walks and cheesy sunsets! Summer is romance!
Luxembourg, Luxembourg City
This is quite unexpected, isn’t it? While many would relate Luxembourg to a tiny country with incredibly high standard of living, we would rather relate its legendary hot chocolate and warm cafés to heaven! And romance is sweet heaven!
There’s nothing more majestic than the feeling of standing on an old fortress with a view of two rivers in a confluence. And with all that snow, you have to cuddle to survive! Baby, it’s cold outside – that’s romantic!
Moscow may does not believe in tears, but the royal Red Square and the Saint Basil’s Cathedral make for a romantic Russia experience. And we can forget about vodka and other alcoholic stimulants! Being in love is like being drunk all the time!
The Donau Insel (Danube island) is a off-beat place in Vienna that attracts mainly locals. We couldn’t skip the rowing in a small boat, the funky vibes around and those pink sunsets! Follow the locals and be romantic!
Nobody expected that the cold winter in Hanover would challenge us to be romantic! Looks like the New Town Hall can host different events every season! In this case it hosted our attempt to dance and finish with a nice posture! Romance is dance!
Well, that was the list of our most romantic destinations in Europe and off the beaten path. The places where we didn’t expect to immerse ourselves in romance.
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What are the most off-the-beaten-path destinations you’ve been to? What are the most romantic destinations in Europe? Where would you head to if you were going to live some romance? ♥ ♥ ♥
And if you’re wondering where to find the greatest romantics, maybe you’ll find it hard to believe where we met some of them! Find out where the most romantic souls live in our book “The Magic of Traveling: Follow the Locals”!