Quiet couples’ holiday destinations

Another Croatian beauty spot is Plitvice, with it's waterfalls and hillside walks

Another Croatian beauty spot is Plitvice, with it's waterfalls and hillside walks

Holidays for couples are about more than just getting away from it all, a romantic destination can provide the perfect setting to get back in touch with one other and revisit that old spark, in a new and beautiful setting.

If you're on the looking for quieter holiday this year, get away from the towns and cities and discover these hidden paradises - they're waiting for you.

Take a look at these holidays for couples who are looking for some elusive quiet time:

Korčula, a secluded island paradise in the Adriatic

Situated on the coast of Croatia, the island of Korčula combines sun-drenched beauty with a rich and fascinating history. In the 6th century BC, the Greeks came and named the island after Corfu; however unlike Corfu the island remains relatively unknown to holidaymakers, meaning it retains its sense of peace and tranquility, as well as its own Croat culture.

While bathing in those clear blue waters, exploring the winding streets of Korcula Town or sitting down at a restaurant serving fresh seafood caught locally, you are sure to appreciate the quiet yet distinctive charm of this hidden gem. Take a short trip from Dubrovnik to reach Korčula.

 

Tremezo walkway at Lake Como

Tremezo walkway at Lake Como

Chill out by one of Italy’s grand lakes

A Lake Como holiday has it all – spectacular scenery, picturesque towns and a typically Italian approach to the business of leisure. While away a few hours in the lovely old town of Bellano and you will soon find out why this area is such a sought-after destination; the winding streets of the town, bordered by the lake and the foothills and rising mountains of the Alps, provide a sense of calm and peacefulness.

The sense of tranquility definitely won’t stop you having fun, as there are gorges to be visited, sailing courses to go on, and day-trips to Lecco and Milan to be experienced. Whether you are looking for action, relaxation or both, Bellano is the place to be.

 

Autumn outside Gothenburg is pretty as a postcard

Autumn outside Gothenburg is pretty as a postcard

Walking and cycling holidays in Sweden

The small town of Torekov is a great base for venturing out into the Swedish landscape, where both man-made and natural wonders await. North of Malmo is Torekov, a traditional Swedish town, with wooden houses painted in bright colours and restaurants dealing in fresh seafood among other tasty dishes.

There are many walking and cycling routes in the surrounding countryside, taking in such treasures as ancient Viking burial mounds and the breeding grounds of many wild birds, and more encounters with nature can be found across the water on the island nature reserve of Hallands Väderö. Watching the sunset over the bay with a glass of schnapps could be the perfect end to a perfect day.