The Top Five Romantic Destinations
Every couple should plan at least one romantic holiday a year. Whether you have children or are busy at work, the best way to enjoy each other’s company is to leave everything else behind and simply focus on each other. They say a change is as good as a rest and by choosing a supremely romantic backdrop against which to enjoy yourselves, you will find that the fires of romance are rekindled. It’s too easy to take your partner for granted; show them just what they mean to you by planning a romantic break abroad.
Flights to Santorini are affordable and, in little over two hours, you could be relaxing on an island known as ‘The Honeymoon Island’. Santorini’s stunning sunsets, beautiful beaches, whitewashed villages, blue-domed churches and friendly locals have been wooing lovers for decades. In fact, many take flights to Santorini to either get married or to renew their wedding vows.
While parts of Zante renowned for their water-sports and vibrant night-life, there are other parts dedicated to peace of tranquillity. In addition to the golden beaches of Kalamaki and Gerakas, couples can explore the timeless villages of Exo Hora and Volimes, discover the bustling markets of Zante town or enjoy a moonlit dinner by the sea in sultry restaurants in Argassi.
With so many couples considering beaches and sunshine, Salzburg is often overlooked as a romantic destination. The home of Mozart and the setting for The Sound of Music, Salzburg offers a wonderland for couples, comprising bewitching cafes, rustic, medieval buildings, beautiful churches and horse-drawn carriage-rides through winding, narrow streets.
If your idea of romance is walking hand in hand through the snow, snuggling up in front of roaring fires or even braving a ski-slope together, then it’s time to put Calgary on the list. In addition, there are museums, galleries and aquatic centres to amble through; Calgary is probably the fastest way to slow down.
Where would a Top Five list be without Italy? Naples is a city where people meet and fall in love and then visit to fall in love all over again. With stunning scenery, a rich history and a culture steeped in romance, this is a classic holiday destination for couples of all ages.