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Why You Should Take Your Honeymoon in Greece

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Couple in Santorini, Greece

Couple in Santorini, Greece

Greece is truly the perfect honeymoon destination, and may be at the top of your list. 

With islands known for whitewashed walls and incredible sunsets, mainland villages offering secluded charms, and exceptional food and wine, Greece can immerse you in excitement and relaxation. 

With modern luxury and traditional hospitality, our top Greece travel specialists can craft a honeymoon for the ages.

Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort

Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort

Your romantic getaway should celebrate the beginning of your marriage in a way that reflects you both. A customized honeymoon eases your planning and creates space for your preferences and daydreams. “A honeymoon is best when both people in the relationship are involved in the planning process,” says Vasilis and Seetha, travel specialists for Greece.

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Greece can be defined by Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. Therefore a honeymoon in Greece is more than just being there but also involves what you can do once you arrive. The right honeymoon encompasses passion and adventure, relaxation and exhilaration, all depending on how you choose to travel.

Greek culture would encourage you to follow your passions by indulging in the romance you cannot experience anywhere else. “Nothing is more romantic than watching the sunset together on a luxurious catamaran in the Aegean sea,” says Rebecca, a Zicasso travel specialist for Greece. You can bask in privacy, visit secluded beaches, and even sail beneath the starry sky in complete tranquility.

Vasilis and Seetha recommend indulging in the pristine shores of an uninhabited island on a romantic picnic coupled with champagne. A private dinner does not just have to take place on an uninhabited island but could also come with a view of the Acropolis, in the comfort of a luxury suite, or with a professional butler as you dine on an eight-course meal at sunset.

When you think about your perfect honeymoon, you most likely think about beauty, romance, and the impression a place will make on you. With so many options to consider, for many, the perfect Greek honeymoon is summed up by Santorini. “Santorini is like no other destination in the world,” Seetha says.

Santorini truly captures romance with accommodations offering private jacuzzis overlooking the panoramic view and sunsets that paint the horizon with layered colors. For many, it’s this visual that matches their honeymoon dreams. But this is not the only destination in Greece worth considering.

“There are definitely many romantic destinations on our beautiful planet, but Greece offers a unique combination of culture, history, food, wine, great weather, beaches, mountains, and ancient ruins, just to mention a few,” says Rebecca.

The splendor of Greece reaches out from the beauty of photographs, postcards, and social media to plunge you into a setting that meets and even surpasses expectations.

“There are places in Greece you will not find anywhere else,” says Anthia, a Greece travel expert. “Where else can you visit the Acropolis, or run to the stadium athletes competed in thousands of years ago where the Olympic Games were born?”

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Many honeymoons in Greece follow the route of Athens, Santorini, and Mykonos. Romance is abundant across Greece and while you may be familiar with the islands of Santorini and Mykonos, you could find the spirit of romance in other corners of the country perfect for your honeymoon.

Folegandros is a small island close to Santorini and relatively unknown to many honeymooners. It is a marvelous place for relaxation as it whisks you away from large crowds for a night or two and lets you experience the charm of real island life in connection with surrounding nature.

Crete is another island our travel specialists agree on as a stunning destination that offers a distinctive but exquisite romantic atmosphere. It is an island of excitement and possibilities, with award-winning beaches, sophisticated wineries, and inspiring gorges, and medieval seaside towns. The island also hosts some of the best culinary traditions in Greece. Crete feels like a world apart while possessing all of Greece’s unique charm.

Rebecca also recommends Skopelos, the island known primarily for its role in the film “Mama Mia!” Anthia suggests Naxos for up to five days for time to stay active together with hiking, gastronomy, and day cruises to neighboring islands. Vasilis and Seetha propose the medieval castle town of Monemvasia for two nights where you can soak in the beauty of the Peloponnese beaches or the panorama from atop the plateau.

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Oceanfront vineyards in Greece

Oceanfront vineyards in Greece

When considering the type of experiences you want to have during your honeymoon, the possibilities are endless but also incredibly personal. Each couple may have different ideas on what they wish to do and how they wish to enjoy their first trip, most often putting tremendous pressure on the honeymoon to be perfect. Alongside a travel specialist, you can work together to create an experience to remember forever.

Planning your perfect honeymoon is not easy. You are most likely already navigating your wedding plans in addition to the normal pressures of daily life. It is difficult to also research, organize, and plan a romantic escape to a country you have never been. As a couple, you must question the type of experiences you want to have, from a private cooking class to a guided Mount Olympus hike, a statue crafting workshop to a delicious wine tasting excursion.

By including different types of activities and destinations, you will not only have a well-rounded honeymoon but you will build the foundations of a new life together. When working with a Greece travel specialist, you can share with them your interests, your budget, your schedule, your must-experiences, and your must-sees. “We will take care of everything,” Vasilis and Seetha say.

Your travel specialist takes the pressure off your shoulders and plans the best honeymoon for you. “For example,” Rebecca says, “your colleague might have had the time of her life in Mykonos but if you like smaller crowds and romantic walks on the beach at sunset, then there are other islands for you.”

Your honeymoon is about you as a couple, your wants, your needs, and your expectations. Your travel specialist listens and responds to the details you find important in order to create the honeymoon of your dreams. Rebecca puts it best when she says, “Follow your heart, but listen to your travel planner.”

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The Acropolis in Athens, Greece

The Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Your honeymoon dreams can and will come true in Greece. You can perfectly balance cultural discovery with lounging on the beach, lively cities with uninhabited islands. You can capture your own photogenic poses and create blissful moments for a lifetime. You can speak with a Greece travel specialist for free to help craft your perfect honeymoon by filling out a Trip Request Form or by calling our team at 1-888-265-9707.

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