Romance writer Chloe Thurlow

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Eight Small European Towns Perfect for a Romantic Getaway

For a romantic getaway, European cities may be beautiful, but European towns are even more charming. Some of them offer a harmonious mix of architecture and natural landscapes while others impress you with their old castles and spirit of history and romance.

If you’ve visited most of the major European destinations, you will be charmed by those small hidden places off the beaten track. Here is a list of small towns in Europe prepared by the Ukrainian dating Site Jump4love.com you will fall in love with at first sight.

Hallstatt, Austriaimage shows romantic getaway in austria

Located near a spectacular mountain lake, Hallstatt is an idyllic village that attracts tourists from all over the world. The Chinese tourists were so impressed by the beauty of this town that they made an exact copy of it in China. Among the attractions in Hallstatt are the 15th century church, the Market Square, and a nearby salt mine.

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

The medieval core of the town complemented with Renaissance architecture will take you on a trip through the centuries. The main attraction of the old town is the Český Krumlov Castle with its numerous spectacular buildings. Take a walk down the old streets and look at the houses . You’ll notice that most buildings are decorated with frescos. If you’re an art lover, then visiting the Egon Schiele Art Centrum is a must.

Bruges, Belgium

If you’ve been looking for a cozy town to wander about, Bruges is just what you need. Due to its compact size, you can explore the entire city on foot. Narrow streets, beautiful architecture, and a network of canals make it an ideal destination for a romantic getaway and a day trip you’ll never forget.

Kotor, Montenegro

There are a lot of places to be explored by tourists in Eastern Europe. One of them is the Montenegrin city of Kotor. It is old town is surrounded by the fortress walls and you can get there through one of the three gates. You can also enjoy the views of the city from the top of the walls. The surrounding scenery resembles Norwegian fjords: mountains, emerald water, canyons, and cruise liners.

Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Most of those people who travel to the city of Mostar go there to see its main attraction – the 16th-century Ottoman bridge. There is also a pretty mosque from the top of which you get a stunning view of the Old Bridge. Just a forty  kilometres from Mostar is the stunning Kravice Waterfalls.

Goreme, Turkey

Goreme is located in the Cappadocia region famous for its natural rock formations nicknamed “fairy chimneys”. The town, or rather a village, is an example of how man and nature harmoniously co-exist. Locals still live in the rock houses. Carved and sculpted naturally by erosion, the landscape is one-of-a-kind. Apart from rock dwellings, there are rock restaurants where you can have a romantic dinner.

Reine, Norway

This Norwegian fishing village is a paradise for those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle and spend a few days close to nature. Reine is located on one of the islands in the Lofoten archipelago. Keen travelers are not scared of its remote location andthousands of tourists come here annually to enjoy the pectacular landscape and view the northern lights.

Positano, Italyomantic getaways in gorgeous_positano

Positano offers everything for the romantic getaway. This cliffside town is one of the most beautiful towns of the Italian Amalfi Coast. Positano is a colorful cascade of streets and buildings facing the sea. Numerous stairs lead you up and down this truly picturesque paradise. Relax on the beaches, go on a ferry trip to Capri to see the Blue Grotto, and taste all kinds of local food. John Steinbeck described Positano as “a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone”.

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5 Discussions on
“Eight Small European Towns Perfect for a Romantic Getaway”
  • This was something of a diversion from your usual blogs, but interesting nonetheless. I would never of considered going to places like Montenegro and Herzegovina. Now I will. If the women are as beautiful as the places, they may become my number one destination. Thanks as ever, Chloe.

  • I returned from a week on the Amalfi coast last month. Positano is unbelievably pretty but, even out of season, it is a crowded and very expensive tourist trap. A stunning coastal village in a beautiful setting, but one that has been completely ruined by upmarket mass tourism. Yes, there is such a thing.

    From personal experience I would add to Chloe’s list:
    Ronda, Andalucia, Spain.
    Portocolom, Mallorca, Spain.
    Honfleur, Normandy, France.
    Koblenz, Germany.
    Quedlingburg, Germany.
    Novi Sad, Serbia.
    Ljubljana, Slovenia.
    St Peter Port, Guernsey.
    Dartmouth, Devon, England.
    Beaumaris, Anglesey, Wales.

    Finally, a uniquely romantic spot: Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey, Wales. But it isn’t a town.

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