Florence and Paris are beautiful, but Europe also hides many other wonderful destinations. If you are looking for a romantic journey that does not include millions of tourists, keep in mind the following islands.
1. Ponza, ItalY
Visit the incredible volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Although there are many yachts on the harbor, this place is always relaxed and peaceful. Turquoise water and wonderful food and wine will make you feel unbelievable.
2. Bell-Il-en-Mer, France
The very name "Beautiful Island in the Sea" says enough. This place is known for its untouched beaches, pastel colors and incredible seafood. There are too many activities here, from surf to sailing by boat, and you can only enjoy the incredible landscape.
3. Grinda, Sweden
No trip to the Scandinavian capital is complete without a cruise around Stockholm's archipelago. Though there are thousands of islands that you can see, Grinda is the most accessible. The cars are banned on the island, but there are plenty of sandy beaches, hiking trails and real rustic charm.
4. Hydra, Greece
Cars and motors are banned on this island, so you'll transfer luggage to donkeys. Here you will find beautiful beaches with pebbles, cobblestones, white houses and many cafes and bars.
5. Texel, the Netherlands
This island abounds in cycling trails that will take you through beautiful villages, colorful tile fields, national park and stunning beacon. You can visit the many museums, as well as the only beer on the island.
6. Stromboli, Italy
This incredible place is located north of Sicily, but keep in mind that the volcano is active here. You can spend the day relaxing on beaches with black sand, enjoying nature and in the natural "fireworks" of the volcano.
7. Colonial, Scotland
If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is the place for you. The island is small and you can reach it by foot or by bike. You can explore the beautiful hills, enjoy the beautiful flora and watch goats and seals.
8. Azores, Portugal
It's really hard to choose a favorite island from this group. Perhaps the best is São Miguel. Being really distant, there are few tourists here. Geothermal pools, stars and incredible landscapes will be just for you. Do not forget to see whales and dolphins.