Unique holiday operator, Eliza was here, has found the best honeymoon spots to head to in Europe for every type of couple. From foodies to adrenaline junkies, there’s a destination that’s bound to float your boat. Better still – as well as flights and accommodation, if you book your dream post-wedding escape with Eliza was here, car hire is also included – allowing you and your loved one the freedom to fully explore your destination. The only thing you need to worry about is which of you will take the wheel, and who is navigating!
If you’re a foodie… head to Majorca
If you know your gazpacho from your tortilla, and your paella from your tapas, you should head to Majorca, Spain. Use your hire car to hit up Llucmajor, a secret food-lover’s heaven, and try the Contrabando Tapas Bar to try some of the most delicious croquetas on the island, or head to Bugambilia to tuck into a plate of paella overlooking the sea. Stay at the Son Julia Country House Hotel, a 15th-century hotel which is home to the award-winning Sa Magrana Restaurant. Here, chef Roberto Díez cooks under the stars in the Mediterranean sky.
Love the great outdoors? Go to Greece
If you are someone who loves being at one with nature, hiking trails in the scorching heat and experiencing wildlife to the fullest, you must honeymoon in Epirus, Greece. This undiscovered region on the mainland is a perfect escape with its plethora of hiking trains in the mountains, serving up stunning views left, right and centre. Stay at the Villa Vrachos Luxury Living with the stunning sandy beach of Vrachos just two minutes away, where the water is crystal clear and turns a beautiful turquoise when the sun hits it – making it the perfect spot for a honeymoon sunset.
Head to Sardinia for the jet-set lifestyle
Being a jet-setter doesn’t always mean long-haul, and San Pantaleo in Sardinia reveals exactly why. It’s the perfect marriage of beautiful beaches and spectacular rock formationsm and for a touch of the luxe lifestyle, fly in to Porto Cervo by helicopter. Stay at the Petra Segreta Resort & Spa, a resort tucked away in the rocky landscape where everything is crafted in harmony with nature.
Get your kicks in the Algarve
For thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies, Silves, situated in the Algarve, is one of the most beautiful villages in Portugal, thanks to its location on the river Arade. Whether water sports float your boat or you want to turn your hand to cliff jumping or hiking, Silves will deliver everything a pair of newly married thrill-seekers could desire. Stay at Gato Preto de Silves, a haven of tranquility that will give you just what you need to recharge ahead of another day’s adventures.
Get your vitamin D boost in Paliouri
Sun seekers should head to the Chalkidiki peninsula, in particular the sun-soaked village of Paliouri, one of the southernmost destinations on the peninsula. With its stunning sandy bays and beautiful blue seas, it’s a no brainer for anyone who wants to switch off in the sunshine. Stay at the luxurious Kappa Luxury Villas & Suites where all villas and suites come with a private pool overlooking the Azure Sea, perfect for that idyllic honeymoon spot.