In a relationship with holidays? Us too, which means you’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for some inspiration on your next romantic trip abroad. We think you should look no further than these four heart-shaped places around the world. We’ve lovingly picked them out in honour of World Heart Day, which takes place on Friday 29th September. We promise they’ll leave you feeling head over heels…
Galesnjak Island, Croatia
Holidays to Croatia were practically made for couples, thanks to its wealth of fairy-tale settings. Think beautiful churches, monasteries, and palaces, to name a few. Galesnjak Island is the crowning glory when it comes to impressing your partner, though. Want to visit? We thought so. You can do exactly that by travelling to either Zadar, where you can get a water taxi to the island and spend the day taking in all its beauty. FYI, it’s also known as ‘Lover’s Island’ thanks to its record number of proposals…
Paleokastritsa Bay, Corfu
Thinking of booking a holiday to Corfu? We think the sun-kissed resort of Paleolastritsa should top your list. You’ll find it along Corfu’s rocky north-west coastline, where some of the island’s best beaches, coves, and caves reside. One place you may have heard of is Paleokastritsa Bay, which is renowned for its heart-shape, and boasts sapphire-blue waters and harbour-side restaurants, so it’s ideal for date night. Plus, UNESCO-listed Corfu Town is just 30 minutes’ drive away from Paleolastritsa, where the two of you can take in 16th-century architecture and wine and dine at stylish bars and restaurants.
Trnovačko Lake, Montenegro
It goes without saying that Montenegro is the ‘it’ place to go to this year. This Balkan beauty has some of the most Instagram-worthy scenery in Europe, making it a hot spot for in-the-know travellers. One place that you have to cross off your list while you’re here is Trnovačko Lake, which is marked by its heart-like shape. Down in the depths of the lagoon, deep green waters sidle up to an ampthitheatre of rocky mounds, so it’s really stunning – and makes the perfect backdrop for those all-important couple selfies. Want to know the best part? This lush-looking lake is around two hours’ drive away from Dubrovnik, making it the perfect pit stop if you plan on ticking off more than one destination on your trip.
St Paul’s Bay, Rhodes
Rhodes and romance go together like moussaka and tzatziki, leaving it no surprise that it’s one of the top destinations for dream-like holidays. And because it’s one of Greece’s most beautiful islands, green-tinted hills, olive trees, and Blue Flag belts of sand are guaranteed. The island’s most prized possession has got to be heart-shaped St Paul’s Bay, though, which you can make a splash in if you’re staying in Lindos. This stunning natural harbour is enveloped by rocks, giving you your very own freshwater swimming pool to float around in. Plus, the bath-warm waters are only 20 metres deep, meaning it’s excellent snorkelling territory.