They say fairy tales are fantasies that don’t exist, but only after you have been on a honeymoon in Greece you believe in those dreamy stories coz you’ve actually lived one!
Greece is an alluring Balkan nation spread in bits and pieces across the Aegean Sea in the Southeast of Europe. It charming natural beauty and beautiful architecture make it a hot pick amid popular honeymoon destinations in the world. From the black sand beaches in Santorini to picturesque resorts in Mykonos and further to the colonies of whitewashed houses in Oia, and Crete, the ancient city dating back to almost 5th century B.C. is the true love!
As you explore the popular beaches of Greece riding a cruise, pour yourself and your partner a glass of bubbly, catch the breathtaking view of the sun slipping past a volcano, and sway along the cruise deck to the tune of the wind brushing past; right there in the sea of blue – you’ll agree that a honeymoon in Greece is the best thing to have ever happened to you!
Best time to visit Greece for honeymoon: May to early July is pleasantly warm and makes perfect conditions for lovely couples looking at outdoor activities. While September to October is Autumn in Greece and is considered as the best time to go on a honeymoon in Greece. The weather mostly pleasant and the sky remains clear. Occasional showers make the weather even better!
How to reach Greece: Athens Railway Station is well connected with other countries across Europe. If you are traveling by air, Elefthérios Venizélos International Airport in Athens is connected with major cities across the world.
Traveling within Greece: All islands of Greece are well connected to each other by means of water transport. Cruises and ferries make the most convenient option to travel from one one island to the other.
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Places to visit in Greece for honeymoon
Jutting into the Aegean sea, Greece is a massive cluster of more than 300 islands well embedded in the vast waterbody, but only a few islands stand apart from the rest and boast of tempting places exclusively for newly married couples.
1. Athens – Romantic date in the picture perfect capital city
Explore the rustic ruins and magnificent structures in the capital city on your Greece honeymoon. A day tour covering the National Gardens, the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis museum and the Parthenon is the perfect way to begin your romantic rendezvous in the land of Aphrodite – Greek goddess of love and beauty.
The ancient streets overlooked by giant churches and rustic buildings have treasured stories from the bygone era, see if you can read any as you tour the famous ruins! And while you visit them, don’t forget to feast on the best of Mediterranean cuisine, and live every bit of your honeymoon in Greece.
Other attractions during a honeymoon in Athens: Mount Lycabettus (panoramic view), Temple of Hephaestus, National Museum
2. Santorini – Let the fantasies make moments
Over decades the iconic town of Santorini has remained a muse of the film industry, and its charisma doesn’t seem to give up on honeymooners from across the world. Colorful cave houses reflecting the shades of white and blue cut an elegant picture and charm every onlooker – backpackers, families, and couples on a honeymoon in Greece included!
Walk down the boulevard of love in the naturally decorated cities of Oia and Fira, and dine by the Aegean Sea as the mild breeze soaked in mist brushes past you. From quaint cafes, bistros to picturesque churches, momentous cruise rides to the spellbinding sunsets, Santorini – on your Greece honeymoon – pampers beautiful couples in all the possible ways.
Other attractions on your honeymoon in Santorini: Prehistoric Thera Museum, Santo Winery, Perissa Beach, Red Beach, Old Port to Fira cable car ride, Kamari beach- the black pebble beach, donkey ride at 588 steps and coming down to old harbor of Fira, and sunset dinner in a restaurant at Amoudi port
3. Plaka – Good seafood and romantic aura!
A district in Athens, Plaka can be considered a quiet retreat while looking for places to visit in Greece for honeymoon. Neoclassical houses, victorian streets, and secluded beaches act as the perfect lure for every honeymooner. Plaka also has quite a few local food joints and souvenir shops brimming with artifacts, something that most of the lovely couples look forward to on their honeymoon.
Located in the close proximity of the main town in Athens, Plaka is the place where you can spare a day. Brace yourself to get fascinated by the imposing architectures in the town from the pre-medieval era, they make an experience of the lifetime.
Other attractions during a honeymoon in Plaka: Prehistoric Thera, ancient Agora, Theater of Dionysus, and The Tower of the Winds
4. Corfu – All the privacy in the world
Graced by the Ionian Sea, Corfu Island is a cozy retreat for the pretty lovebirds flocking to Greece for honeymoon. Of all the dreamy honeymoon spots in Greece, Corfu is a place where you must stay a day or two on your honeymoon.
Sun kissed beaches decked up with swirling crystal clear waters, imposing volcanic mountains and nature’s magnificence makes Corfu an ideal pick to spend your dream date in one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Europe.
Corfu – the second largest island in Greece is a place to discover romance by the beautiful beaches and monuments from the bygone era. You can also plan a stay in one of the romantic resorts and hotels in Greece located on the shoreline of one of the picturesque islands of Greece.
Other attractions during a honeymoon in Corfu: Hike to Mount Pantokrator, Plan a visit to scuba centers at Paleokastrítsa, explore the old castles, sleepy villages, and Kérkyra old town
5. Mykonos – Of romantic evenings & dazzling nightlife
If you are looking for some happening nightlife at a place brimming with thumping music, Mykonos it is! One of the best honeymoon destinations in Greece, Mykonos has plenty of discotheques and pubs where you can drench yourself in total madness. Dance and celebrate with your partner into the night and make the moments of your beautiful honeymoon count.
Consider these throbbing places in Mykonos where you can dance the night out!
- Ramrod for terrace view of the harbor and drag shows post-midnight
- Cavo Paradiso for theme nights and huge pools
- Space Club for under 30 crowd, theme nights and large dance floors
- Icarus for terrace party and late-night drag shows
- El Pecado for sangria, rum-based drinks, and fine cuisine
Besides, ancient Greek ruins in Delos, Maritime Museum, secluded beaches, and traditional windmills must be on the check-list of every couple finalizing a Greece honeymoon itinerary. The aesthetic beauty of these places glowing with inherent charm and quietude will transport you into a different sphere altogether.
Other attractions during a honeymoon in Mykonos: Megali Ammos beach, Gondola ride at Little Venice, rustic charm of Matoyianni Street, iconic Windmill, happening Kalafatis Beach, views from Armenistis Lighthouse
Romantic things to do on your Greece honeymoon
Honeymoon in Greece is a culmination of romantic experiences submerged in nature’s vividness. Momentous walk along a picture perfect beaches, luxe stay villas overlooking the infinite sea and then treating yourself to the sumptuous Mediterranean cuisines in the labyrinth of colorful structures, Greece brims with romantic surprises for every beautiful couple.
Here are the 5 most enthralling experiences to turn your honeymoon in Greece into a memorable rendezvous!
1. Walk into the sunset from Fira to Oia
Fira and Oia are the two renowned towns set up in the dreamy locale of Santorini island in Greece and make for the perfect places to relish timeless experiences. The beautiful domed houses of Oia and Fira mostly draped in bougainvillea are set against the picturesque rock cliffs and act as the perfect backdrop for photography.
Oia town jutting into the Aegean Sea has one of the most beautiful sunset spots in the world. No wonder it’s the pride of Santorini. The artistic domes of churches, symmetrical pattern of cave houses and breathtaking sunset view from Oia, put this place among the best of honeymoon destinations in Greece.
Pro-tip: A 15-minute walk to the south of Fira will take you to Pyrgos hill top, a place lesser people have heard of. This place offers you the panoramic view of the entire island like no other place. The 6-hour Pyrgos, wine tasting, and sunset tour is highly recommended.
2. Into the hot springs in the Aegean Sea!
Make the most out of your honeymoon in Greece by unraveling what Santorini treasures in the vastness of the ocean. As you take a private boat tour, you come across the islets of Palea Kameni, where your guide will ask you to dive in and swim a small distance. As you take a few strokes, you will feel that the temperature of the water is gradually going from cold to warm.
These are hot springs, formed as a result of volcanic eruptions in the active mountain overlooking Santorini, are a prominent highlight of Santorini Greece honeymoon.
3. Mesmerize your partner with an exotic dining by the sea
Eat by the sea, drink by the tides, dance on the turf, and soak in the magical vibes!
Be it rooftop restaurants in Santorini or seafood restaurants in Amoudi Bay, Greece has ample of options to fascinate the lovebirds looking for a romantic dining experience during the honeymoon.
Pamper your taste buds with Greek specialties such as Tomatokeftedes – Santorini Tomato Fritters with bits of mint, tomato, and onion chunks, Ellinikos – Greek Coffee with traditional long handled coffee copper pot and Kolokithokeftedes – balls crispy outside and creamy inside are salty & tasty feta cheese with a bit of fresh mint.
Don’t miss these romantic restaurants in Greece where you dine with a view!
1. Ambrosia Restaurant, Santorini – A neoclassical Greek restaurant located at the top of a cliff near the main church in Oia village
2. V Lounge Cafe & Cocktail Bar, Fira – A romantic restaurant located on the rooftop of Panorama Boutique Hotel, perfect for romantic dining on your Greece honeymoon
3. Katharos Lounge, Oia – Cozy dining place in the heart of Santorini located on the clifftop at Katharos Beach in Oia!
4. Franco’s Cafe, Pyrgos – One of the best-kept secrets of Santorini, serving some of the yummiest cocktails, delicious snacks
5. La Maison, Imerovigli – Nothing betters a dinner here, in the heart of Santorini, on a honeymoon with your wifey!
4. Ride a yacht in the blue waters
Cruise through the Greece isles basking in the glory of magical moments in the mid of the sea. The ride casts its magical spell on the honeymooners and makes them go a step further as they plan to exp the best during their honeymoon.
Cruising through the deep blue waters of Aegean Sea is an enthralling experience for couples on a honeymoon in Greece.
Some of the highlights of these yacht tours are:
- Throbbing nightlife at the happening islands of Greece
- Calm and soothing retreat of islands
- Crystal clear blue waters and white/black sands
- Delicious Mediterranean cuisine
- Magnificent structures that are centuries old
5. Go outdoors for activities in Naxos
For all the fun loving and adventurous couple, Naxos in Greece is the place to be. Plenty of beaches around, myriad of water activities, and scenic view everywhere make Naxos a prime attraction for honeymooners in Greece.
Of all the enchanting beaches on the island, Agia Anna, Mikri Vigla, Orkos, Aliko, Maragas, and Pyrgaki stand out. These are the beaches where you can go and explore the tranquility and hidden charm of nature.
Naxos island is the perfect place to explore historical sites, sightseeing tours, and good food. Moreover, you can take up cultural tours of the places nearby and learn about the great past of the place.
But if watersports and adventure are your priority Naxos is the perfect sojourn for a Greece honeymoon. You can pick from a number of water sports activities offered here. Some of them are:
- Yacht sailing
- Hiking & trekking
- Horse riding
- Scuba diving
Note: Don’t forget to visit the Venetian Castle in Naxos
Romantic hotels in Greece for newlyweds
Everything said and done, there is absolutely nothing that matches the comfort and panache of an elegant stay overlooking a sea, gaping at a live mountain volcano and viewing a perfect sunset. The best of Greece honeymoon resorts offer all of the above and much more!
1. Csky Hotel, Santorini
Suggested stay: Honeymoon Suite with private pool for indoor jacuzzi and private infinity pool
Tariff: INR 38800 per night onwards
2. Adamant Suites, Santorini
Suggested stay: Emerald Suite for stunning view from the outdoor jacuzzi
Tariff: INR 9700 per night onwards
3. Kirini Suites & Spa, Santorini
Suggested stay: Romantic Splendour Honeymoon Suite for Mediterranean colors and exquisite interiors
Tariff: INR 25000 per night onwards
4. Corfu Imperial, Corfu
Suggested stay: Deluxe Guestroom for sea view
Tariff: INR 12700 per night onwards
5. Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens
Suggested stay: Luxury Sea View Room for private balcony with perfect view
Tariff: INR 22000 per night onwards
The wonderful blend of unscathed nature, myriad of colors, and ancient architecture is Greece! A perfect sojourn in the heart of Europe surrounded by the trio of Ionian, Aegean, and the Mediterranean Sea. Plan a honeymoon trip to Europe!
Further Read: 10 Magnificent Places To Visit In Greece
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