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Best Honeymoon Destinations in Europe

Those who seek romance know Europe conjures up an unmistakable faraway allure. For that reason, Europe gratifies honeymooners as an ideal place to spend the first few days of marital bliss. Based on factors like couple-friendly accommodations, attractions and dining, U.S. News ranked Europe's best spots for honeymooners. Vote for your favorites below.

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Why go: Santorini lures newlyweds with its breathtaking scenery. Spend your honeymoon strolling past white-washed buildings, climbing craggy cliffs and swimming in the Aegean Sea. Plus, the divine seafood dinners and enchanting hotels make for an unforgettable trip. Read More»

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Corfu
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Why go: What's more romantic than Shakespeare? Corfu is said to have inspired the backdrop for "The Tempest." Look out for Glyfada Beach with its epic rock formations. Also, Corfu's dramatic landscape — with its rolling olive groves — yields some tasty cuisine. Read More»

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Crete
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Why go: Crete honeymooners bask in the sun and splash in the warm waters. And the island's varied geography caters to hikes in the mountains and walks on the beaches. When you're not strolling, indulge in the delectable Mediterranean cuisine. Read More»

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Venice
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Why go: The City of Water may conjure up images of singing gondoliers on the Grand Canal, but there's much more to Venice than enchanting scenery and narrow waterways. You and your amore can tour the Venetian sites by day, and savor vino and vongole by night. Read More»

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Tuscany
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Why go: Tuscany's rolling landscape is strewn with grape vines, olive groves and luxurious villas. Couples savor this blessed Italian region by simply eating, drinking and being merry. For newlyweds who prefer cypress trees and leafy vineyards to sandy beaches, Tuscany makes an idyllic retreat. Read More»

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Paris
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Why go: Anyone who has seen the "City of Light" fade into night by the Eiffel Tower, sipped French wine at a cafe or strolled the city's cobbled streets can attest to Paris' inherent romance. And if you're looking for a luxurious place to stay, Paris hotels are "la crème de la crème." Read More»

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Sicily
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Why go: On this vibrant Italian island, you get both a laid-back vibe and a cosmopolitan rush. You can laze on the beach one day and explore vibrant towns the next. With fresh Italian ingredients, Sicilian cuisine will make you weak in the knees. Read More»

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Why go: The Adriatic Sea is the new Mediterranean, and Dubrovnik is its unofficial capital. Poet Lord Byron even called this city "the pearl of the Adriatic." And with its sparkling marble streets and Baroque buildings, its easy to see why. Read More»

Read On: Top Things to Do in Dubrovnik

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Lisbon
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Why go: Lisbon may get passed over for more popular European destinations, but this hilly city — with its limestone edifices and serpentine streets — is Old World European romance at its finest.  Read More»

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Reykjavik
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Why go: For a honeymoon that's a complete break from the ordinary, head to Iceland. No, you won't be sunning on the beach, but isn't a soak in a geothermal spa with the aurora borealis shimmering overhead just as romantic? Read More»

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Rhodes
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Why go: Though it may not be the most sought-after honeymoon destination of the Greek isles, Rhodes adds a touch of history with the ancient Colossus of Rhodes, while boasting postcard-worthy beaches. Read More»

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Bruges
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Why go: This city in northern Belgium feels magical with its medieval European ambiance and architecture. Castles, canals and carriages will inspire romance with any blissful pair.  Read More»

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Cannes
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Why go: Yes, it's the setting of the famous film festival, but Cannes is also a picturesque getaway for starry-eyed honeymooners. Its seat along the French Riviera offers a sophisticated city setting, along with some enchanting beaches. Read More»

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Innsbruck
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Why go: If you and your partner favor skiing to sunbathing, you'll find romance in the mountainous surroundings of Innsbruck. The Austrian Alps provide the perfect backdrop for cozying up inside one of the city's luxurious hotels.  Read More»

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Nice
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Why go: If you want to go all out on the French Riviera, then Nice could be your perfect spot. For decades, this town has attracted the rich and famous with its prized (yet pebbly) beaches, lavish hotels and swanky casinos.  Read More»

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