Is this the world's most romantic destination?

In Santorini, Greece, whites seem brighter, blues appear more intense, and apparently romance gets a boost as well. has named the popular holiday spot as one of the world's most romantic places.

See also: Most romantic hotels in the UK

See also: Top 10 romantic hotels in the world

It calls Santorini the 'most sought after place for a romantic getaway in Greece'.

After all, there are not many places in the world where you can enjoy exquisitely clear waters while perched on the rim of a massive active volcano in the middle of the sea.'

If standing on the edge of a steaming volcano doesn't quite fit one's definition of romance there are plenty of other diversions to lure you here.

The island is packed with tavernas that offer not only delicious food and drink but mesmerising views of the spectacularly blue Aegean Sea.

Or you could just take a stroll and enjoy the ancient sights, wineries and beaches that are dotted across the island...

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Romantic places to stay
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Romantic places to stay
The water villa at beach haven The Manta Resort is a private floating island with a bedroom four metres below the surface. At sea level there is a lounge area and bathroom, and a ladder leads up to the roof where you can sunbathe, dine and stargaze with the sea lapping around you. Seven nights at The Manta Resort including one night in the underwater room and return flights costs from £2,646 per person with The Luxury Safari Company.
There’s no need to share a chalet when you can cosy up in this intimate little lodge for two. Set in Courchevel 1650, Petite Marmotte Lodge is the only chalet à deux in the Alps. Formerly a hay barn, it has been converted into a rustic, romantic retreat with magical mountain views from its outside hot tub. Powder White offers seven nights for two sharing on a B&B basis for 5,000 euros.
Farmhouse hotel Dormy House has a snug little hideaway for couples in search of a romantic retreat. Rose Cottage comes with its own private courtyard garden and hot tub. The interiors feature floral fabircs, exposed oak timber framing and original features that create a super-cosy atmosphere. Couples can dine at the hotel's two restaurants, relax in the spa and go for walks in the surrounding hills. From £440 per room per night
If it's privacy you're after, the world's deepest underground hotel room will ensure you won't be disturbed. Situated just north of Stockholm in Sweden, the Sala Silvermine Mine Suite offers a luxurious and romantic stay. The suite for two is 155m underground and surrounded by winding galleries and huge caverns. £405 per night.
Chalkley's Tree House is the ultimate bush bedroom for lovers. A secure and lavish platform under the stars, the treehouse has five-star comforts with animals roaming beneath. Utterly private and intimate, the treehouse features a luxury king sized bed. From £513 per person, per night with Aardvark Safaris, including transfers and international flights.
Luxury hotel Grand Hotel Kronenhof, in Pontresina, invites romantic guests to go back to basics and spend the night in its Alpine hut in the mountains. The simple rustic chalet has no bathroom and is just big enough for two. A butler will prepare a three-course evening meal, include traditional fondue, before leaving you alone to enjoy an Alpine evening with candles, torches, Swiss card games and warm bed socks. The Alpine Hut Retreat package costs £625 per person and includes two nights at the Grand Hotel Kronenhof and one night in the Alpine hut.
One for those who like their hideaways with a touch of the fairytale about them, The Water Tower in Cornwall resembles the legendary tower of Rapunzel. The topsy-turvy tower has a circular room on each floor linked by a spiral staircase with the kitchen at the top, a sitting room below and a double bedroom on the first floor. Three nights from £345.
Nestled in the branches of a 150-year-old Sycamore, Ackergill Tower's Treehouse provides 180-degree views of the surrounding woodland. Lovers can soak in the large circular bath before retiring to the seven-foot round bed, with a twilight ceiling made for romantics to star gaze. From £995 for three nights.
This beautiful period character cottage in the heart of picturesque Cotswold village Longborough has luxurious furnishings and interiors. At One Hope Cottage, there is a bedroom, a well-equipped kitchen and outside is a pretty courtyard garden with seating. Guests are also welcome to bring a dog for a pet-friendly, romantic escape. From £407 for three nights.
These mountaintop chalets in Slovenia are just heavenly. To the east are snow-capped peaks and to the west are endless valleys trailing down to the Adriatic Sea. The nearest neighbours are a kilometre down a steep winding road and the silence is absolute at Nebesa. Glass-walled living areas make the most of the views and wild deer wander around the grounds, which include a wellness centre and a dining room where you can help yourself to wine, beer, fruit and cheese. From £165 per night.
Set on the shores of Little Harbour on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, Fletch’s Cove is inspired by contemporary Mexican architecture with superb views across the water to St Martin. The one-bedroom villa was designed with comfortable, casual living in mind and features a large balcony ideal for lounging, sunbathing or, in the evening, taking in the lights of St Martin. From $3,600 per week.
What could be more romantic than sailing off into the sunset on a yacht made for two? Ultimate Indonesian Yachts' Alexa boasts understated luxury and total privacy for couples. Inside the Indonesian phinisi there are generous living spaces, antiques and a professional kitchen for the on-board chef. While on your romantic escape, explore the islands of Sumba, Flores, Sumbawa, Sulawasi and the Komodo National Park at your own pace and in laid back style. From £2,760 per night.
Le Bastidon was built for total privacy and is surrounded by lavender fields next to the tiny Michelin-starred hotel La Bastide de Moustiers in Provence. The suite is ideal for couples, offering a secluded garden and private access to the pool. Breakfast is served on the private terrace of Le Bastidon and the magnificent Verdon Canyon is nearby for romantic scenic walks. Three-night romantic package from £1,609 per couple.

Boasting striking mountain scenery that is relatively untouched, Lunigiana is the 'land of a hundred castles' and offers couples a fairytale escape at Castello di Fosdinovo with Trame di Lunigiana. The fortified castle dates back to the 12th century and is located on a rocky hilltop, with gorgeous views of the Tyrrhenian coast and the Apuan Alps that can be enjoyed from its panoramic tower. From £60 per night.

This quintessential country house retreat nestled within extensive Italian landscaped gardens and water features amid the heart of Stratford-Upon-Avon provides a romantic destination for those wishing to escape to the countryside. From its elegant four-poster bedroom suites fit for royalty, to the AA rosette awarded restaurant overlooking the beautiful gardens, The Welcombe oozes romance. From £135 per night.


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