Love is a wonderful feeling, and all the people who are happy in their relations can confirm this. Meeting T.H.E. one for you, and spending the rest of your lives together, getting through the bad moments and enjoying all the great ones, this is for sure everyone’s dream. February becomes an international love month as Valentine’s Day spreads that loving feeling all over the world. Special offers for several nights, great packages including romantic dinners, relaxation moments and roses can be found in many cities across Eastern Europe, below you’ll find some fantastic love bird destinations.
Eastern Europe has many countries with lovely cities and romantic destinations. We selected 5 such romantic and maybe less known cities. All of them have something special to offer and could be a nice surprise for those wanting to try something new for Valentine’s Day.
1. Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
A small town dating back to the Middle Ages, Český Krumlov is what we could call a jewel as it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name is believed to be derived from the German “Krumme Aue”, which means “crooked meadow”. The city has an interesting history with legends mixing with facts. A walk through the historic old town, a visit to Český Krumlov Castle around which the city was built and a romantic dinner in the evening could prove to be a special Valentine’s Day. Moreover, between 8 and 12 February 2013 there is also a carnival which will bring good food, colourful costumed carnival procession and other events.
2. Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
This city city in north central Bulgaria could very well be a good and romantic alternative destination to many or more famous cities in the area. Veliko Tarnovo was the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, and today is a city perfect for those wanting to take walks and to be conquered by the city’s charm. It has many lovely streets – in fact you have to go to see the houses on Gurko Street -, several small churches, many restaurants with accessible prices and famous medieval stronghold Tsarevets. In some nights there is a special lights and sound show – a must not miss.
3. Zadar, Croatia
If you want to enjoy Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast without the crowds, then Zadar is the perfect choice. This city offers an interesting mix of old times – you’ll find Roman ruins here – with Romanesque churches, art installations and many lovely restaurants and bars. The city also features a sea organ that transforms waves into some sort of a sad song. Other activities may include boat excursions to other tourism attractions in the area, including an archipelago of smaller islands. Four national parks are also within driving distance if you want to explore the region. As a romantic destination, the city has something more to provide: one of the world’s most beautiful sunsets, according to Alfred Hitchcock.
4. Sighişoara, Romania
If you are in for a splendid blend of medieval times with present ones, then Sighişoara is the place to be. Located in the famous Transylvania region, the city’s historical center is a part of UNESCO World Heritage. Each year Sighisoara, one of the few medieval citadels still inhabited in Europe, hosts, usually in June or July, a medieval festival which lets people travel back in time of knights and duels and enjoy open-air theater and poetry. You can however enjoy the lovely old buildings and admire the city without all the noise and agitation of a festival on Saint Valentine’s Day. There are many offers which include welcome packs – even with champagne, candle lights and rose petals – and romantic dinners at famous local restaurants.
5. Corfu, Greece
If you like Greece, then you know it offers many great places perfect for various moments of the year. Corfu is an excellent choice to spend Valentine’s Day. Whether you would like to relax and have a romantic time or you prefer to make the most of the time and have an adventure holiday, they have what you need. Take for instance The Pink Palace and its offers. Corfu attracts each year many visitors offering them many leisure options. From the clear and warm waters to the special and tasty cuisine, from The Museum of Asian Art to imperial architecture and natural environment, from the nights with delightful jazz music and the sunset views from the Byzantine castle to golf courses, Corfu has something to accommodate every taste. And for a romantic Valentine’s Day you can also choose Akrothalassia retreat in Corfu.
Where did you spend your most romantic Valentine’s Day? Where would you want to go this year for this holiday?