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Greece Honeymoon Planning Guide For 2022

Greece is a beautiful country full of scenic ocean views, cascading cliff sides, and distinct food and culture, making it a perfect honeymoon destination. While the Greek coast and isles plenty of attention, honeymooners will also love exploring the interior of the country and all the adventure and beautiful sights that it holds.

Greece Honeymoon Highlights

Where To Go

For an amazing honeymoon in Greece, we recommend visiting Athens and Santorini without a doubt. If you have time Crete and Mykonos are excellent as well.

Where To Stay

We recommend Plum Guide for top-rated vacation rentals. A few (of many) top resorts are Santorini Secret, Electra Metropolis, and Canaves Oia Epitome.

What To Do

We trust GetYourGuide for activities and our honeymooners have always loved an Athens day tour, cataman tour in Santorini and wine tastings!

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Top Greece Honeymoon Packages

When it comes to honeymoon packages to Greece, they can be customized to fit your budget and interest. Here are our top 3 packages to give you some ideas or you can see our 10 ten Greece honeymoon packages here.

Featured Travel Package

7 Night Athens & Santorini Honeymoon

Visit the two most popular destinations for a honeymoon in Greece. Start with the rich history of Athens on arrival before relaxing in Santorini. Enjoy wine tours, a sunset cruise, and delicious cuisine.

From

$2500

per person


7

nights

Featured Travel Package

Greece in 10 Days: Athens, Santorini & Crete

This 10-day exhibition of Greece’s natural beauty, historical wonders, and charming culture is the perfect getaway for honeymooners. Enjoy the view from your private terrace at Santorini’s caldera and stroll the streets of Chania’s Old Town on Crete with picturesque lanes and delightful markets.

From

$2900

per person


7

nights

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Best Honeymoon Destinations in Greece

Athens

Athens, the capital of Greece is a favorite spot for honeymooners and newlyweds. Athens used to be a short stopover on the way to the Greek coast but has become a hot spot for romantic travel and adventure. Athens offers cultural history to be discovered, wonderful food to be tasted, and excellent hotels that are tailor-made for romantic relaxation. You’ll fall in love with Athens on your honeymoon.  

While on your way to Santorini or other Greek Isles, take a few nights to explore Athen. Tour the Parthenon, explore Anafioitaka, and see the view from Mount Lycabettus. Visit Brettos distillery, the oldest distillery and second oldest bar in all of Athens.

You can also access several day trips, like a trip to ancient Corinth.

There are plenty of great hotels in Athens for honeymoons. Hotel Grande Bretagneneo is a classical royal property in a prime location with a rooftop terrace and stunning city views from every room. The Foundry Hotel is a unique property in Athens with vertical gardens and a beautifully landscaped roof terrace which is perfect for a midnight stroll when honeymooners finish their adventurous day.

Santorini

After a few days in Athens, Santorini is a must-visit destination. This island of Santorini is located around 190 miles southeast of Athens in the Aegean Sea and is one of the most visited Greek islands. With the dramatic cliffs, picturesque towns, and glamourous hotels, Santorini is one of the most romantic islands that honeymooners can visit. The most popular towns in Santorini are Fira and Oia. These two cities remain famous for not only their beautiful sunsets but also their romantic accommodations that honeymooners will love.

Greek cliffside

Accommodations in Santorini can be expensive, especially if you want a honeymoon suite with a private plunge pool. We recommend Santorini Secrets and Katikies.

The beautiful Greecian island of Crete

Mykonos

After a few nights in Santorini, consider spending a couple in Mykonos. The famous island of Mykonos is well known for its beautiful beaches and fun nightlife. They’re also well known for their winding twisting roads and beautiful churches. This island is a great spot for honeymooners to explore, especially if they’re looking for a party. Many call it the “Ibiza of Greece” and pretty much guarantee that honeymooners aren’t far from a party and an adventure at any time.

Crete

View from Mount Olympus, Greece

Most honeymooners who have explored Crete sum it up with one word: diverse. Sandy beaches, cascading mountains, palm tree forests, and plains can all be found on the adventurous island of Crete. Their bustling modern cities are great fun for honeymooners who crave a metropolitan feel while the century-old structures that stand among the bustle are wonderful sights to explore for honeymooners who want to see some history. Regardless of the multiple vibes that are present within the same space on the island, there is a unity that honeymooners will recognize and delight in as they walk the ancient and modern streets.  

Hydra

This island is part of the Saronic Gulf. Hydra stands out because of its lack of motorized transportation so if you’re looking to explore Hydra on your honeymoon, be prepared to travel on foot or donkey. This is one of the most appealing parts of Hydra to honeymooners. There’s no better way to explore a town than on the back of an animal or on foot. This way, honeymooners can meander through cute and quaint seaside towns and find romantic adventure down every turn. the beautiful shoreline.

Naxos

Naxos, the largest of the Cyclades Islands, means that there’s plenty of romantic beach exploration, relaxation, and activity. The famous Plaka beach can be found on Naxos. Sit back and enjoy some time relaxing in the sand on your honeymoon or gear up for some fun water sports. Because of the strong wind coming off the west side of the island, Naxos is a great place to try windsurfing and kitesurfing on your honeymoon.

When to Honeymoon in Greece

The best time to honeymoon in Greece is between late May and early October when the weather is great and the rain is light. The sea stays warm throughout the summer, so if you have plans to swim July through September is a great time to get in the water. August is the peak tourist season so September and October are great months to consider visiting.

Top Romantic Things To Do In Greece

As you plan your honeymoon try to plan a few activities that you will fondly look back on for years to come.

Take a sunset cruise

Watching the sun dip below the horizon while sailing along the coast is an unforgettable experience. There are several options for sunset tours that include meals, drinks, snorkeling and even a visit to hot springs. Enjoy a small group cruise and even some dancing together as you return on the boat.

Go on a Wine Tour

Touring a vineyard and sampling some of Greece’s famous wine is the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening. With this wine tour in Santorini, you can visit the most acclaimed wine estates and sample 12 different wines produced in the local wineries.

You’ll learn about the 3,500-year history of wine making and hear about the local viticulture that makes Santorini a world heritage site for wine production. Enjoy visiting 3 distinct wine estates while tasting organic wines, such as Nykteri, Assyrtiko, and Vinsanto, with local delicacies including cheese and olives.   

Have a romantic dinner

Greece is home to some of the best food in the world. Treat your special someone to a memorable meal at one of the country’s many restaurants. Consider a reservation at one of the many restaurants with an ocean view to enjoy a special evening together.

Explore ancient ruins

Visiting archaeological sites like Athens’ Acropolis or Delphi’s Temple of Apollo is a must-do for any history buffs.

Have a relaxing day at the beach

With over 13,000 miles of coastline, Greece has no shortage of beaches to relax on. Soak up the sun and take a swim with your loved one.

Take a cooking class

One great thing to do on your honeymoon in Greece is to cook together. There is no better way to learn to cook than by the local experts that have been cooking traditional food for decades. Learn how to make some of Greece’s most iconic dishes and eat your creations afterward – perfect for any foodies out there!

Stroll through the markets

Wandering through the markets, hand in hand, and taking in the sights, sounds, and smells is a quintessential Greek experience.

Watch the sun set over the Acropolis

There’s no better place to watch the sun go down than Athens’ world-famous Acropolis.

Take a hike

If you are taking a trip to Greece, there is a good chance you are an active couple. Exploring Greece’s beautiful countryside on foot is a great way to bond with your loved one on your honeymoon.

Top Greek Honeymoon Resorts

There are several well recommended resorts in Greece that are perfect for a honeymoon. Here are just a few of our favorites.

Oia Castle Hotel & Suites

As the name suggests, the hotel, which has a front-row seat to one of the world’s most renowned sunsets, Oia Castle Hotel & Suites resides on the same property as the once battle fortress of the Castle of Oia itself. To enhance the sense of romance that radiates from the location, the honeymoon suite at Oia Castle is above and beyond expectations. The view from the outside jacuzzi at the top of the complex is spectacular. The contemporary suite is sure to turn up the heat on any honeymoon.

Santorini Secret Suites & Spa Honeymoon Suite

The honeymoon suite at Santorini Secret Suites & Spa is a honeymoon location crafted with absolute finesse. A quirky king-size round bed is adjacent to the living area and separate fitness area, with a completely panoramic terrace lining the suite, holding a private outdoor heated swimming pool and dining area. Attention to detail, such as tropical music, a jet and steam bath, and different soothing massage treatments, ensure a romantic home for your trip.

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Oia Castle Hotel & Suites

As the name suggests, the hotel, which has a front-row seat to one of the world’s most renowned sunsets, Oia Castle Hotel & Suites resides on the same property as the once battle fortress of the Castle of Oia itself. To enhance the sense of romance that radiates from the location, the honeymoon suite at Oia Castle is above and beyond expectations. The view from the outside jacuzzi at the top of the complex is spectacular. The contemporary suite is sure to turn up the heat on any honeymoon.

Use My Perks

  • $100 resort credit
  • Room upgrade when available
  • Daily Breakfast

Adronis Boutique Hotel & Executive Suite with Cave Plunge Pool

A terrace with wonderful vistas of the Aegean Sea and the volcanic landscape wraps around the executive suite with a cave plunge pool at the Adronis Boutique Hotel. As well as a traditional private cave plunge pool – and jacuzzi – the contemporary and luxurious suite pays homage to its location, with whitewashed walls blending into Santorini’s famous architecture. Sleeping in a cave has never been so comfortable.

Greece Travel Tips

  • The water: in the major cities, you can drink the tap water. However, on islands and in rural areas, it’s strongly encouraged to stick to bottled water on your honeymoon.
  • Tipping: It changes across Greece a lot. Some serves may include their tip in the bill, but it is still a common practice, especially in popular tourist destinations. Taxi drivers typically expect a tip and it’s also customary to tip local tour guides.
  • Travel light: Chances are, you’ll ride every kind of transportation getting to and getting around Greece on your honeymoon. So expect to lug your bags on and off planes, trains, boats and cabs. Make sure not to bring much luggage so traveling will be easy. Chances are, you’ll only need a few swim suits, some summer clothes and a jacket incase nights get chilly and you want to take a romantic walk.
  • The friendly Greeks: Their culture has an excellent reputation of being hospitable and welcoming to tourists. Honeymooners and travelers also report that Greeks are even more eager to help if you try to speak some Greek. So say “efxaristo” instead of thank you and you’ll be sure to make their day and get some great direction.
  • Cash is king: People use credit cards abroad all the time, but typically in Greece, payment is taken care of in cash. Taverns, small grocery stores and quaint restaurants on the inland or on the isles will likely only accept cash, so it’s smart to keep some on you during your honeymoon, just in case.
  • Greek Taverns: The best part about drinking in Greece? Greek taverns usually don’t have a closing time. They close when guests leave and if there’s live music, the bars stay open pretty late. If you’re looking for a honeymoon late night out, Greece is the perfect country.
Cafe in Greece that honeymooners love

How To Get Around The Islands on Your Honeymoon

By air: Twenty-five of the Greek islands have their own airports and although many of the islands have several flights in and out during the summer travel season, honeymooners should remember that planes fill quickly, and booking four months ahead will save you the most money. Plus, domestic flights from Athens to the islands are only an hour (or less) long, so flying is an option if honeymooners are willing to do a little research and planning.

By sea: All the large Greek islands and many of the small ones have ferries that leave and go from the island. It’s easy to find tickets for ferries and they don’t fill up nearly as quickly as planes do. So if you’re looking to stay a little spontaneous on your honeymoon, tickets can even be booked the day before. Catamarans, which are quicker, are also an option to get from island to island.

Greek Isles

The Greek isles are made up of more than two hundred islands for honeymooners to explore, each with its own distinct personalities, beautiful sunsets, and cerulean blue waters. Here’s a breakdown of a few of the most popular ones and how to travel them.

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Kalyan Panja

Saturday 14th of September 2019

I found your blog while researching for a honeymoon trip to the island of Mykonos. I will definitely be culling through here for tips and recommendations.

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