Every year on the 14th of Februar we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Named for the Christian martyr, Valentine’s Day dates back to the 5th Century, but has roots even earlier in the roman holiday, Lupercalia. So it’s safe to say February has been the month of romance for a very long time. People swap cards, sweets or flowers with their ‘Valentines’. Some use the opportunity to go on a couple’s vacation together. We’ve collected the craziest and romantic travel spots for you lovers, which are sure to be romantic, beautiful and perfect for couples who like to live something a bit different – whether you budget is on the higher or the lower end of the scale.
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Rome – the “Eternal City” for every romantic
Even the ancient historian Ammianus Marcellinus saw the power, the virtue and the happiness shining from every stone of this city, dubbing it the ‘eternal city’ – could that be any more romantic? When you read Roma – the Italian word for Rome –
Tuscany – cultured cities and eye-catching landscapes
Another true Italian highlight is, without fail, Tuscany. The legendary cypress landscape seems to gently collide from hills to
By the way: you can read about the best beaches in Italy here. Let’s get inspired!
Madeira – a combo of green hues and sea views on the atlantic
Prefer your Valentine’s Day rather more on the unconventional side? Then consider Madeira, a beautiful island in the middle of the Atlantic. It is known as the Island of Eternal Spring, with temperatures year-round of above 20°c – so ideal for those who love nature and seek seclusion. Experience the aquatic channels dating back to the early 16th century, the
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It’s super hard to pick the best and most interesting sightseeing points but here you can find some really good ones, especially in the capital city of Madeira, Funchal.
- Jardim Tropical Monte Palace – Visit this
colourfulgarden in the district Monte in Funchal. Inspired by oriental design the Jardim Tropical Monte Palace convince with a many-sided flora and a lot of exotic animals, for examplekoi fishes and peacocks. It costs 10 € per person.
- Avenida Arriaga – let’s have a relaxing walk on the avenue of Funchal. Next to little
cosycafés you can find other interesting sightseeing spots ofMadeira’s capital city.
- Cape Ponta de São Lourenço – the way to this cape is not the easiest one (8 kilometers) but you’ll be rewarded with an amazing view. What you can find on your way? Sparse vegetation, succulents and after 3 kilometers of walking you can find the little beach Praia das Sardinhas.
Santorini – or the sunken Atlantis
The unique geography of Santorini is undoubtedly among the main reasons visitors flock to the island. The Caldera is famous, this sea-filled crater created by a volcanic eruption in the prehistoric
A Must-Visit is the Red beach (11 kilometers far away from Fira). You’ll be impressed by the colours! It’s definitely time for a picure! The red of the rock face meets the red and black beach sand and the clear blue water.
For the early birds: Why not making a hiking tour along the coast? The 10 kilometer way from Oia to Fira has an amazing view to the sea. But be sure that you wear solid shoes because of the rough structure of the landscape. After taking the walk you can take the bus for 1,80 € back to your accommodation.
The tropical island paradise known as Bali
In addition to our European unmissable destinations, are tons of romantic destinations spread through the rest of the world. Bali is one of the most beautiful with its stunning volcanic mountains, vast rice fields, gorgeous beaches and unique coral reefs. Basically, a destination that should absolutely be at the top of your list of romantic destinations. Find a little piece of paradise on this beautiful and varied island in Indonesia. For your couple’s vacation, you’ll be able to take long romantic walks on the beach, get familiar with the local fruit markets or spend a whole day enjoying yourselves in a relaxing spa and wellness location on this beautiful tropical island. Because, despite the distance and the paradisiacal environment, Bali is actually a budget-friendly destination with cheap air connections and affordable accommodations.
Romance = Luxury = The Maldives
An ideal destination for anyone wanting something extra special for Valentine’s Day. The Maldives will do the job with its beautiful beaches and dense forests, coupled with crystal clear water which is simply begging you to get started on your water sports. There are simply so many places worth exploring. The island offers wonderful natural attractions, plus architectural wonders of Buddhist and Islamic origin. There is no doubt you’ll find an intriguing choice of activities for your couple’s holiday. Added to which, popular in the Maldives are luxurious hotels which seem to float in atolls over the Indian Ocean, with endless access to sun and sea. If you are traveling for pure luxury then look no further past the Maldives.
1001 nights in Marrakech
Enjoy an unforgettable Valentine’s Day with 1001 nights in Morocco – and that, at affordable prices. Visit the Medina with its beautiful souk, let yourself be carried away by exotic scents, stay in a classic traditional riad or visit a real hammam on your couple’s holiday. Free (that’s right!) options include a visit to one of Marrakech’s public gardens – one of which is the