(Closed) Tell me your favourite less-seen place in Europe

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Great thread! Fiance and I are planning to head over to Scotland as part of our honeymoon and would love to see some other places that we hadn’t thought of before we fly to Mexico for the other half. Excited to see more posts!

 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

As a Swede I have to recommend Scandinavia. Even if your Fiance is going to Copenhagen in the fall, remember that it will get cold there earlier – perhaps you could link that trip with a small excursion further south in Europe?

Anyway, if you’re going to Scandinavia, consider going there with Icelandair. I’m not sure where you’re in Canada, but we often fly with them from Toronto, through Reykjavik, to Stockholm. Tickets are cheap and you’re allowed a stop over of 6 days on Iceland before you proceed. We’ve stayed there a few times (just a night) and it’s a great way to reduce your jet lag. Also, if you stay there – try to go on a tour with the small Icelandic horses, so much fun! You can then continue to Stockholm, it’s just a 3 hour flight. The city has lots to offer and is really beautiful – after that I would probably drive north to the arctic circle (if you like hiking, look into Kungsleden – The King’s Trail) or take a ferry to Gotland and stay in Visby, which is the best preserved medieval city in all of Scandinavia. You can also take ferries from Stockholm to Estonia, Poland or Lithuania if you want to include that part of Europe in your trip.

In case you’re thinking of Norway, it’s gorgeous but be aware that it’s VERY pricey.

 

 

 

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Trento and Bologna, Italy. 

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Croatia is amazing. Hvar is the most beautiful island and the main town is gorgeous. And Loviste (also in Croatia) is the most chilled out, beautiful, isolated place – crystal clear water, a couple of fish restaurants and nothing else at all. This is the Google Streetview of it:

And this is one of my pics so you can see how beautiful the water is:

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Rpublic, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Hungary…They’re all beautiful! I would even recommend a stop in Mostar, Bosnia. I have been to a lot of towns in the Czech Republic and Croatia that I always tell people to visit. If you want to look through some of my pictures and get an idea of some places you’d like to see, you can look through my Flickr sets.

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/heather_mitchell_photography/sets

 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@LilDrAnya:  It is!  I lived there for three months in the old town

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

Prague is absolutely stunning and romantic. 

Good for you for wanting to see something different!

Croatia would be my dream spot. Maybe also some of the coastal towns in Russia too. 

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I know you said you’ve done Spain, but I would totally recommend Comillas- norther Spain right on the Bay of Biscay. It’s an incredible small town- straight out of a storybook! Delicious food, minimal English, incredible beach.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I loved Istanbul, it is an interesting mix of European and Mid-Eastern culture.  And fairly easy on the wallet. That would be my #1 choice because the landscape in Turkey is so diverse.

Also give +1 to Dubrovnik, after staying there you can rent a car and then drive around the country side, take a ferry across and stay on a smaller island.  The water is amazing.

Last time I was in Croatia we also went to Montenegro for a wedding (we were in a town called Kotur.)  It’s small but could be fun for a few days,

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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@HeatherMM:  I agree with that recommendion! I loved Sarajevo and Mostar. You could go to Croatia on the way back.

My other favourite towns are Ljubliana and Krakow. I much prefer smaller cities to larger ones 🙂

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Istanbul, a million times Istanbul! It is such a gorgeous city with a ton to do. I can’t recommend it enough. 

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The movie In Bruges has always made me want to go there – looks like something out of a fairy tale!

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee

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@Miss_Magoo82:  I took Fiance to Burges on our first date because he had told he me loved the movie! Massive brownie points for that!  – & yes. It was AMAZING.

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