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How to Plan The Perfect Honeymoon in Santorini

Santorini has become one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world and we understand why! Since going on a honeymoon to Santorini has become so popular it is easy to make some mistakes when you are planning.

So we are here to help make your Santorini honeymoon an amazing vacation.

Why are we experts on honeymoons? Well, we have been traveling the world and writing about honeymoons since 2016 and we just came home from Santorini in 2022.

Santorini Honeymoon Snapshot

Where To Stay

We recommend staying in the luxury resorts in Imerovigli. The town has amazing sunset caldera views without the insane crowds in Oia. A few hotels with private terraces are White Santorini, Kapari Santorini, and Astra Suites.

What To Do

We trust GetYourGuide for activities and our honeymooners have always loved the catamaran sunset tour and wine tastings.

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3 Popular Santorini Honeymoon Packages

When it comes to honeymoon packages to Santorini, 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 Honeymoon 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 Honeymoon Package

10 Days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens

How about a honeymoon in Greece that includes the two most iconic islands and the historical sites of Athen? This Santorini honeymoon package combines them both.

From

$3200

per person


10

nights

Featured Honeymoon Package

9 Days in Santorini & Crete

Santorini may get all the hype, but Crete is a destination all in itself worth visiting for an authentic Greek experience. Get a taste of Santorini for 4 nights, then explore Crete for the remainder of your romantic honeymoon.

From

$2900

per person


9

nights

*All of our packages are custom quotes, contact us to start your trip planning.

Why Go To A Honeymoon In Santorini?

Greece in itself is an amazing honeymoon destination and the great thing about Greece is you can easily get to a few different destinations.

Santorini is usually at the top because of its reputation.

What makes Santorini stand out amongst the other islands is the caldera views. The views are absolutely incredible and make for great honeymoon photographs.

Santorini Blue Dome Church

Santorini is also known for its excellent restaurants, luxurious resorts, and spas.

With that said… you do not need to go to Santorini on your honeymoon. Santorini is crowded and does not have great beaches. The iconic resorts with views can be very expensive.

How Many Days Should You Spend in Santorini?

We recommend 3-4 nights in Santorini. This will give you enough time to experience the sunsets, and explore the rest of the island a bit before moving on to another destination.

When To Go To Santorini

The best time to go to Santorini is in the shoulder season. The weather is still nice without the crowds and heat of July and August.

I love swimming in the ocean and always look at water temperatures to decide when to go. The thing about Santorini is the beaches are not the main attraction.

With that in mind, September is the best time to visit Santorini. The crowds slow down and the weather is still warm.

May, June, and October are also great options.

July and August are both busy and very hot.

Top 10 Honeymoon Resorts & Hotels in Santorini

Cavo Tagoo

Cavo Tagoo is an upscale accommodation with natural elements and luxurious accents. For couples, they have a honeymoon pool suite with a plush king-size bed set against the azure background.

This luxury hotel will provide you with the romantic sunset views Santorini is famous for.

Aigialos Hotel Santorini

Aigialos Hotel Santorini is a luxury boutique hotel with renovated neoclassical houses.

The hotel receives rave reviews for the amazing views from the romantic suites, delicious daily breakfast, and Greek hospitality.

 The Exclusive Honeymoon Suite has a private entrance, an exclusive balcony, and a terrace which offers a perfect setting for a romantic dinner with sunset views.

De Sol Hotel & Spa

De Sol Hotel & Spa is a five-star luxury hotel located near Fira fit for a honeymoon.

The hotel offers high-class amenities, spa therapies, and views of the east side of the island.

There is a range of honeymoon suites available with private pools and jetted tubs.

Astra Suites

Astra Suites has a prime location in Imerovigli and honeymooners have been loving it for decades. The hotel has been recognized as one of the best hotels in the worlds and as a list of awards for thier romantic boutique hotel.

The honeymoon suite includes a private pool, panoramic views of the caldera, Aegean Sea & Santorini sunset from a generous private terrace. The honeymoon package includes a bottle of wine, flower petal decorations and several other extras to enjoy during your stay.

White Santorini

White Santoini will provide you with the views you are looking for and an iconic romantic suite to enjoy it from. Located in Imerovigli, the luxury hotel has several luxury suites with private pools, and a honeymoon suite with a unique  romantic wooden round queen size bed and a private terrace with a heated Jacuzzi.

Kapari Santorini

This luxury hotel is built into the cliffs and offers amazing views from your cave like hotel room. Their honeymoon suite includes an indoor Jacuzzi, and either a steam bath or a second outdoor Jaccuzi. 

Honeymoon Petra Villas

Honeymoon Petra Villas is a five-star luxury accommodation located in Imerovigli on the cliff-side of Santorini, overlooking the majestic caldera.

They have a completely new Honeymoon Nest Suite with a large tub and amazing views of the Volcano and Caldera.

Their honeymoon package includes a daybed for one day next to the pool area with a bottle of Sparkling wine and a fruit salad, a 100 euro gift voucher towards a sailing cruise, arrival and departure transfers, welcome drinks, and fruit when you arrive. You may even get a room upgrade if it is available.

On the Rocks

Located in the charming village of Imerovigli, On the Rocks is a charming hotel with cave rooms carved into the rocks.

Their honeymoon suites offer two options – sea-view and caldera view.

Each suite is lavishly designed and appointed with a queen-size bed, a lovely bathroom, and a Jacuzzi.

The Boathouse

boathouse Santorini

The lush and cozy seaside hotel is located on the sun-kissed Kamari Beach. They have a grand honeymoon suite with two balconies – one with a view of the Aegean Sea.

There is a king-size bedroom, a lounge with a bar, and a gorgeous bathroom.

Since The Boathouse is not near the typical touristy areas it is a little more affordable than other accommodations.

Adamant Suites

Adamant Suites is a small boutique hotel with only nine suites named after precious stones.

For your honeymoon, go for Moonstone Suite featuring a private veranda, plunge pool, en-suite bathroom with rainfall shower, and a king-size bed.

Vedema Resort

Nestled in a sublime town, Vedema Resort allows you to have a wild Greek adventure on your honeymoon and catch glimpses of dazzling sunsets. They have a package ‘Your Perfect Honeymoon’ geared towards newlyweds including a stay in the Dorian Suite, Aegean Suite or Olympian Villa, 3-hour long private tour of the isle and many amenities including a candlelit dinner, flower bed decoration and fruit and wine on arrival.  The rates start from EUR 558.

If you are looking for a destination wedding, you can enjoy pre-wedding pampering before a celebration on the beach deck or the pool terrace. every wedding receives creative, individual attention, ensuring memories that will last a lifetime.

Kirini Santorini

Walk up to the hilltop and you will stumble upon the beautiful Kirini Santorini Hotel. Boasting pools, terraces, and jetted tubs, the hotel is a private haven for honeymooners. Their honeymoon suite is delightfully embellished with a Mediterranean color palette and furnishings. The room has all the facilities one requires for a comfortable stay.

Dreams Luxury Suites

An idyllic blend of contemporary comfort and traditional opulence, Dream Luxury Suites is dedicated to providing you a sweet escape in the midst of Greek wonders. Choose their honeymoon package and spend a respite in a warm cocoon. Have a candlelight dinner, celebrate your love, and explore the island in 400 Euro Per Suite / Per Stay only.

Carpe Diem Exclusive Boutique Resort

Set in Santorini’s highest village, Pyrgos, the boutique resort invites you to discover the stunning wonders of the Greek island. From sunrises to sunsets, experience sensational panoramas from your honeymoon suite, take a dip into a private pool, have cocktails from your own bar and experience serenity away from the usual hustle and bustle.

El Greco Resort & Spa

Tucked away in one of Fira’s peaceful premises, El Greco is a five-star resort with more than 200 rooms. All the rooms are beautifully furnished with several amenities to ensure you have a comfortable stay. It has an adults-only spa center, outdoor and indoor pools, a pool bar and a restaurant.

Suites of the Gods

Located in Santorini Island, the upscale hotel promises you a deluxe and unique experience. Their honeymoon cave suite surely lives up to its name. It has a heart-shaped window with panoramic views of the isle. The air-conditioned room is equipped with luxurious amenities including mini-bar, plasma TV, and bath amenities. The rates are EUR 536 per night.

What To Do During Your Santorini Honeymoon

Santorini is a destination of serenity and beauty. Immerse in the nature around you, observe the sunsets, laze around in the water, visit the archaeological sites, and relax on the banana lounge. The beaches are for parties, sunbathing and cocktails. You can take a sailing tour to the volcanic sites and check out the hot sulfuric springs. Go hiking up the cliffs and watch the panoramas from above. Don’t forget to visit the ruins of Ancient Thera.

Schedule a Honeymoon Photoshoot

One of the best things to do on your romantic getaway to Santorini was to schedule a professional photo shoot. We hired a photographer through Flytographer and had a great time.

Now we have professional photos to help us remember our trip.

Go On A Sunset Catamaran Cruise

This was one of the best memories of our entire Greece trip and the most romantic.

Watch the sun dip into the horizon, leaving behind a scarlet sky. Most cruises include a visit to the hot springs, and stopping to swim at some other beaches.

You can book cruises that include a delicious meal.

Eventually, you will be able to enjoy a romantic sunset before returning to the port.

We loved just cruising back and dancing to the music.

Eat all the Greek Food you can

Greece is well known for its amazing food. While you are on your honeymoon in Santorini, take advantage of all the great restaurants.

Make sure to get Greek salad, hummus, tzatziki, pita, and lamb.

You can’t go wrong with any of the seafood either.

And for dessert, get baklava!

We tried several restaurants and loved them all!

Visit Imerovigli

Hopefully, you are staying in Imerovigli, but if not, take a half-day trip to walk through the town, get some dinner and enjoy the most incredible sunset.

Santorini Sunset View

The views from any spot in town are incredible and there are plenty of photo opportunities around every corner.

Avoid Oia For Sunset

This is controversial, but going to sunset in Oia is overrated. Most of the town does not face the sun, so you will be in a small area waiting for hours to see a sunset in order to get a great view.

Oia Sunset Area

Instead, go to Imerovigli as mentioned above, or really any place along the edge of the island.

Consider the Akrotiri lighthouse or the viewpoints in Fira for the romantic sunset instead.

Hiking Trail Between Fira & Oia

This is not for us, or really anyone in July or August.

But if you like hiking, this is an amazing opportunity.

The hiking trail between Fira and Oia is almost 6.5 miles long. The scenic route takes somewhere between 3 to 5 hours, and it passes the caldera cliff, Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, and Oia.

Visit Fira

Lying beside the Aegean Sea opposite fiery volcanoes, Fira is the capital of Santorini. It sits on the edge of a 400-meter-high caldera cliff offering panoramas of white-washed houses, surrounding Greek isles, and 11 miles-long caldera.

On your honeymoon to Santorini, you must explore the scenic town brimming with architectural beauty and natural wonders. You can access Fira mainly via roads. cable cars, donkey rides, and on foot. Once you enter the town, you will be blown away by its ivory facade, quiet alleys, and overall enchanting ambiance. At nighttime, the city transforms into a party hub with a lively crowd.

Visit Oia

Ok, Oia is overrated, but still work the visit. Oia is an olde-worlde village of Santorini sprawling on its northwestern tip. Similar to Fira, there are snowy-white houses and buildings embedded in rugged hills.

Oia town

Ammoudi is a small port in Oia that can be accessed by a staircase with 300 steps. From there you can take a boat to the island of Thirassia, spend a few hours at a sublime beach of Armenis and have fresh seafood.

Visit Ancient Thera

The antique city is a famous archaeological site in Santorini sitting atop Messavouno mountain, approximately 360 m high. It boasts numerous ruins including those from the Roman, Hellenistic, and Byzantine settlements.

Ancient Thira Santorini
Stan Zurek, CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/, via Wikimedia Commons

There are marvelous temples, theaters, gymnasiums, and markets. You will see the limestone buildings decorated with mosaic patterns and find artistic vestiges such as pottery and sculptures.

Best of all might just be the view of the entire Island you can see from here. It also makes for a great place to watch the iconic Santorini sunset.

How to Get to Santorini

If you are traveling to Santorini from Athens, you can catch any cheap flight from western Europe to Athens. The next step is to take a ferry – you can buy tickets online in advance or directly from the port. You can access the port via a metro. The ferry ride to Santorini is a visual delight. Enjoy the sea breeze, the crystalline water, and views of the caldera.

Can You Visit Santorini on a budget?

Yes, it is possible to visit Santorini on a budget. The main expense in visiting Santorini is accommodations.

In Perissa, you can find accommodations for 1/2 the price of the hotels in Oia or Fira.

Once you are on the island, there are many free things to do such as hiking, visiting archaeological sites, and strolling around villages.

Food is affordable throughout the island.

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