Have you considered choosing Paris or Venice as your honeymooning destination? So has every other couple out there. So why not try something different? We at Skycop believe that there are many cool alternative spots for honeymooners. Here are our favorites.
It’s only champagne if it’s from the Champagne region of France, but that doesn’t mean you have to go there for your honeymoon. How about giving Veneto, a northeastern wine region of Italy a try? After all, it’s where Prosecco comes from. Skip Venice in favor of Verona or Treviso. The latter is the probable birthplace of Tiramisu. Or you can visit Padua to see even more examples of wondrous historical buildings, including a baroque synagogue!
Torremolinos was the first spot on Spain’s Costa del Sol to become a resort and it has been coasting on vacationer money ever since. Oh look, it also offers clean sandy beaches and a lively nightlife! You can also go outside the city and visit the nearby Malaga, where you can see Alcazaba, the best-preserved Moorish fortress in all of Spain. You will undoubtedly visit one of the small fishing villages along the way to experience eating paella at a beachside restaurant.
Montenegro, just Montenegro
Give Croatia a rest, especially now that A Game of Thrones has come to an ignominious end. As Adriatic coast turns into the new French Riviera, Montenegro is attracting tourists by the bucketload, so get there before Kotor’s boka (kinda fjord-like) bay is overrun. You can find cheap lodging in fishing villages, and if you’re not afraid to spend, more luxury options are opening everywhere, including the Aman resort at Sveti Stefan, a preserved 15th-century fortified village!
Located in the Pontine Islands archipelago somewhere midway between Naples and Rome, Ponza is a historic island that deals in tourism, boatmaking, boats and fishing. It’s not overrun with tourists, and a very cool, intimate place to spend a honeymoon. You have fabulous beaches beloved by tourists and local alike, grottoes aplenty (some of them built by Romans or Etruscans, the people Romans squished), caves and arches.
La Rioja, Spain
La Rioja is the least populous autonomous community/province in Spain that produces wine of the same name. Reachable via Logroño-Agoncillo Airport (via a flight from Madrid), the region will offer not only amazing natural sights, but also examples of amazing historical architecture, like the Iglesia de San Servando y San Germán church or the majestic Santo Domingo de la Calzada Cathedral.
Porto Santo Island, Portugal
It’s the easternmost island in Madeira, and its history is as harsh as its uninhabited northern coast. However, it’s fast becoming a tourist draw. It has a respectable airport and the biggest gold course in the archipelago. You can just go out and explore it at leisure, and even visit the house where Christopher Columbus used to live.
Give Bruges a chance! After all, this is one of the cities that are called “The Venice of the North,” all because of its many, many canals. However, it’s historical city centre is a big draw as well – this fairytale town has been declared a UNESCO world heritage object. Aside from impressive architecture, you can also enjoy fine Belgian eating as you indulge in chocolate, waffles, mussels and beer. See? You’re only a masquerade away from actual Venice!
But no matter where you, your honeymoon might be off to a rough start if the airlines mess up and your flight is disrupted. Flight delays, cancelled flights and overbooking bow to no bride nor groom! However, Skycop is ready to help anyone claim flight compensation. Fill out a claim while you wait and you have a chance to gain up to €600 in compensation!