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Best Affordable European Honeymoon Destinations

Now that you've tied the knot, celebrate your newlywed status with an unforgettable trip to Europe. For an oh-so-romantic retreat that's not attached to a steep price tag, check out the U.S. News ranking of the best affordable European honeymoon destinations. This list was determined based on the opinions of industry experts and everyday travelers. To help decide the outcome of next year's ranking, vote below for the destinations that deserve a spot on this list. 

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Why go: Laden with golden beaches, ancient ruins and staggered mountains, Crete's landscape lives up to its hype. To save without skimping, skip the pricey restaurant scene and feast on local Greek specialties at a taverna. Read More»

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Why go: From the Prague Castle to the Charles Bridge, the capital of the Czech Republic overflows with romantic backdrops. Plus, Prague's hotels are cheap and many of its most alluring attractions are free. Read More»

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Why go: Winding alleys, rolling hills and diverse architecture make Lisbon an attractive choice for honeymooners. And with plenty of affordable hotels to choose from, newlyweds can save their money for delicious meals. Read More»

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Why go: It's hard to compete with the natural beauty of the Greek isles, particularly tiny Rhodes. Start your marriage off with tours of ancient ruins, strolls through the Valley of the Butterflies and trips to the beach, all without breaking the bank. Read More»

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Why go: Istanbul makes for an exciting honeymoon, with dazzling sights like the Hagia Sophia and dizzying markets like the Grand Bazaar. To save on your hotel, look for a room in the residential districts rather than along the Bosphorus. Read More»

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Why go: An up-and-coming destination, this small Croatian city is great for budget-minded couples. Here, you'll find Old World charm mixed with seaside splendor. Book a room in Lapad Bay, where hotels boast the most affordable rates. Read More»

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Why go: If the price of a romantic escape to Santorini was too much, stay closer to shore in Corfu. Its lush landscape, pebbly shores and cobblestone streets will melt away any post-wedding stress. Plus, Corfu Town boasts plenty of affordable lodging for newlyweds on a budget. Read More»

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Why go: Valencia's natural charms are hard to resist — particularly in the spring when the citrus trees are in bloom. Honeymooners will find romance roaming through Albufera Nature Park and the colorful Central Market, which are both free to explore. Read More»

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Why go: Amorous duos looking for a coastal getaway that boasts rich history, delicious wine and plentiful beaches will find their match in Porto. Most of the city's top attractions are free, but newlyweds can also score deals by checking Porto's tourism board website. Read More»

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Why go: Brimming with world-class museums, relaxing baths and colorful shops, Budapest offers an exciting escape for nearly any couple. Budapest isn't pricey, but book early and visit in fall or spring to find the best bargains. Read More»

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