Most Romantic Towns to Visit in Europe

The idea of postcard- perfect towns that are soaked in antiquities and old world charm draws out travelers from all over the world to such places.

However, since the towns are so quaint and beautiful, they usually become the hotspot of tourists before long and when you visit them, you’ll find they’re extremely popular, with over- priced restaurants and tourist spots to feeling like you’re in a zoo full of people.

Rather than tainting your experience after you get there, it would logically be better if you did your research beforehand, so you won’t be dealing with spoiled moods and frustrations while you’re on a romantic getaway with your significant other.

To make your work easier, we pulled up our sleeves and did the research on what would be some of the most romantic, quaint and peaceful towns for you guys to visit.

Go ahead and book a cheap flight to Europe and then, read about the places.

1) Ronda, Spain

A beautiful mountain- top city set dramatically above a 400 ft. deep gorge, Ronda is a quaint village known for modern day bull- fighting.

The scenic vistas of the valley below are breathtaking and the 3 bridges spanning the canyon will boggle your mind.

Visit the Arab Baths of Ronda that is a bath- house preserved from the medieval eras.

Or immerse yourself in the culture and visit the Bull Ring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda that houses both an 18th century bull- fighting ring and a museum.

2) Ribe, Denmark

Ribe is the oldest town not only in Denmark but in all of Scandinavia, dating back to more than 1300 years.

Established in the early 8th century, most, if not all, structures of 8th century are not to be found today.

However, half- timbered homes and charming cathedrals steal your heart as you walk on the cobblestoned streets of Ribe.

If you are not afraid of heights, climb the 248 stairs of Ribe cathedral, the only church in the country with 5 naves. You’ll enjoy the beautiful views of Ribe and the countryside quaint place.

3) Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Isle of Sky is renowned for its subtle beauty and natural scenery, but most people don’t know that it houses one of United Kingdom‘s quaint little towns.

The capital city is situated on the edge of Loch Portree with cute colorful houses and pubs along with floating fishing and lobster boats on the outside harbor.

4) Giethoorn, Netherlands

Also known as the Venice of Netherlands, this cute village has no roads, only bike lanes and canals. Roam around Giethoorn’s roof farmhouses and its characteristic wooden arch bridges by the boats available there.

You can even ice skate on the canals during the cold winter season. You can also visit the thatched farms on the many peat islands.

And don’t forget to catch a delicious lunch or dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants located by the waterway’s edge.

5) Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt is something really special and you’ll feel it when you arrive there by ferry, after traveling over glassy mirror- like lakes and with mists enveloping the surrounding areas as they come down from the lofty Dachstein mountains.

Hallstatt is a UNESCO World Heritage town filled with churches that date back to even the 12th century.

It has a bustling, lively marketplace bursting with the energy of people and so many tiny, candle- lit restaurants to deepen your romance.

Also check out the local sites of salt production that dates back to pre- historic times. It also is great for fishing and boating as well.

6) Hvar, Croatia

Hvar is one of the country’s most renowned islands for sunbathers, and popular among connoisseurs of wine.

Hvar is filled with sunny beaches, lush vineyards and lavender fields. Hvar also features a stunning city centre, replete with marble stone streets that are usually free of cars and Gothic palaces dotting the area.

The island promotes itself as “the sunniest spot in Europe”, with over 2715 hours of sunlight in an average year.

And if you can, go for a yacht or sailboat ride in the off seasons.
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