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How to Plan Your Greece Honeymoon (UPDATED 2020)

A Greece honeymoon is one of the best decisions you can take for an unforgettale experience, as Greece is considered one of the most romantic places in the world (for many good reasons). This is an honest guide from a greek to make your planning as easy as possible! 

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Ok, let’s get things straight from the beggining: you are probably seaching for the best honeymoon location or best honeymoon package for you and your other half, to get on an amazing trip.

You can probably go down the very obvious path: Hawaii, Maldives, Paris, Italy or the Carribean but I can assure you that after you read this guide, you’ll want to put Greece on the top of your list.

Greece has amazing mild meditteranean weather (like California) with 4 seasons, amazing culture, incredibly photogenic landscapes, romantic islands and one of the best local cuisines in the world.

If you decide to plan a honeymoon in Greece , in this guide I will give you all the tips you need to know such as: when to visit Greece, most romantic hotels, where to stay in Greece, most romantic restaurants and the best things to do in your honeymoon in Greece.

Keep reading…

  • Best Website to Book a Hotel in Greece: Booking.com (you are getting more options than Airbnb and it is usually cheaper than any other honeymoon package)
  • Where is Greece: Greece is in Europe between Italy and Turkey (here it is on Google Maps)
  • When to visit Greece for a honeymoon: the best summer weather (and also the high touristic season) in Greece is between and including May and October every year. During these months you will get the best hot sunny weather and almost no rain. This is when you sould also be able to swim in the sea. Any other time outside of these months the sea water is considered quite chilly. However, the best time to visit Greece for a honeymoon is May, June or September, October. Try to avoid July and August as these are the most touristic months with lots of crowds everywhere and high prices on everything. I do not recommend visiting Greece in the winter as you will be missing a lot of what the country has to offer as the weather can get pretty cold (0-10 degrees Celsius and windy) in the winter (November-March).
  • Best Honeymoon Hotels in Greece: Andronis Luxury Suites (Santorini) , Cavo Tagoo (Mykonos), Coco-Mat (Athens)
  • Where To Stay for a Honeymoon in Greece: your itinerary should definitely include a couple of days in Athens (most culturally rich place in Greece) and then of coure some of the most famous greek islands like Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Crete, Corfu, Rhodes (there are literally thousands of greek idlands but these are considered the most romantic)
  • Shall I get a honeymoon package for Greece: No, No and No!! It is widely known that all hotels and travel agencies apply a “honeymoon tax” on these packages for no reason other than to rip off people. Do youself a favour and spend some time to do some research, book your hotels and your flights/transportation by yourself and you won’t regret it. You will save thousands…!
  • What are the best greek islands for a honeymoon: the best greek islands for a honeymoon are Santorini, Mykonos and Crete but you can definitely consider Rhodes, Corfu, Paros, Naxos and Milos, as well.
  • How To Get to Greece and to all the greek islands: unfortunately the greek islands don’t offer international flights outside of Europe (and these only run between April – October) so you should fly to Athens first, which is also convnient because Athens deserves a couple of days at least too. There are hundreds of flights to Athens International Airport “El. Venizelos” from the USA or anywhere else in the world. All flights become more frequent and avialable in the hot season (April-October). Then from Athens, you can either take a 45min flight (recommended) to any of the greek islands or just take a local ferry from Athens Piraeus or Rafina port (it usually takes anything between 3-12 hrs depending on the island but it’s also usually cheaper than the flight.
  • How to Get from one greek island to the other: the best option is usually a ferry which can take you there in a few hrs (Let’s Ferry website is where you check and book your ferries in Greece). Note that not all greek islands are connected between themselves and in many cases you may have to go to Athens first and then take a flight or another ferry. Also, note that normally there are no available direct flights between greek islands but do your research because there were a few flights between Mykonos and Santorini some years ago and these might appear again.
  • What’s the currency in Greece and how expensive it is: Greece’s currency is Euro and it is a relatively cheap destination, but do expect high prices at the premium places, hotels and restaurants…
  • How Safe is Greece: Greece has traditionally very low crime rates and it is a relatively safe place to visit with millions of tourists (and honeymooners…) every year
  • What are the best things to do in Greece: you obviously have to visit the amazing archaeological ruins, eat yummy greek food, go to a winery on an island, go an a mini cruise in the Aegean sea, swim in the sea (you will love the greek beaches) and obviously relax and enjoy the nice weather…
  • How To Save Money at your Greece Honeymoon: there are basically 2 things you can do to save money and finally have a cheaper honeymoon in Greece; you can either visit off-season (any month outside of June, July, August, September) or visit a less touristic place or island (like Paros, Naxos or Milos) where the prices on accommodation are not super expensive.

So…without further ado, let’s dive into more details about your honeymoon in Greece:

1. Best Places to Visit In Your Greece Honeymoon

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Greece is in southeastern Europe and that's why it has awesome warm weather!

Before starting throwing lots of islands or beautiful beaches and towns with strange names it is rather wise of me to lt you understand a little bit about the geography (boring…!) of this amazing country called Greece (here it is on Google Maps).

Greece is in the south-eastern part of Europe with a population of about 10 million people and it consists of the mainland and the islands.

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Greece's most famous destinations and islands in...scale!

So what are the best places to go in Greece?

If this is about your honeymoon, then you have to follow the famous greek itinerary:

…and that’s pretty much a week to 10 days honeymoon in Greece!

If you want to visit places in Greece that are probably less crowded and touristic then I highly recommend these:

Unfortunately, you cannot combine the islands on the west side (such as Corfu or Kefalonia or Zakynthos) with islands on the east (such as Santorini, Mykonos or Crete) because it is difficult to make it work logistically because they are not very well connected (you have to go through Athens, take a s and then a flight or a erry…). Don’t get me worng: it is doable but you will be wasting too much time on transportation.

And what are the most romantic places to go in Greece?

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Santorini island with its mesmerizing sunsets, white washed houses and unparalleled views is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places n Greece and in the world.

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Mykonos island with its beautiful golden sandy beaches, the chilled out beach ars and the celebrity style accommodation and dining experiences.

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Crete island is also anather amazing place full of history and wild natural beauty. Crete has some of the most picturesque towns in Greece and Crete beaches are some of the best in the world.

In regards, to Athens, I wouldn’t necessarily call it romantic as it is a big city with lots of areas and neighboorhoods but it has its own charm with its famous archaeological ruins and museums.

But let me give you more details about these places and why I believe are the best for your Greece honeymoon:

ATHENS:
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Athens is the capital of Greece and its main transporatation hub. If you are coming to Greece outside of Europe then you will need to take a flight to Athens first.

Chances are your flight is landing in Athens (especially if you are coming from the US) but even if that is not the case, I strongly advise you to visit Athens for a couple of nights. Especially if this is your first time in Greece.

MOST ROMANTIC HOTELS IN ATHENS:

MOST ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN ATHENS:

MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS IN ATHENS:

How to Plan Your Greece Honeymoon (UPDATED 2020)

Aleria Restaurant (Google Maps)

How to Plan Your Greece Honeymoon (UPDATED 2020)

Orizontes Lycabbetus Restaurant  (Google Maps)

How to Plan Your Greece Honeymoon (UPDATED 2020)

Point a Restaurant (Google Maps)

SANTORINI:

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If there was a competition for the most romantic place on earth, Santorini would have easily been the winner. Every year...

Santorini is one of the most famous honeymoon destinations in the world for many very good reasons. But what stands out the most is its incredibly photogenic views, the mesmerising sunsets and the stunning hotels and pools on the white washed cliffs. Nothing beats that for a honeymoon! In fact, you can easily have your whole honeymoon in Santorini and be super happy about it.

READ ALSO: Where To Stay In Santorini

MOST ROMANTIC HOTELS IN SANTORINI:

MOST ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN SANTORINI:

MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS IN SANTORINI:

How to Plan Your Greece Honeymoon (UPDATED 2020)

Metaxi Mas Restaurant (Google Maps)

How to Plan Your Greece Honeymoon (UPDATED 2020)

Andronis Lycabettus Restaurant (Google Maps)

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Kapari Restaurant (Google Maps)

MYKONOS:

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Mykonos is the greek island with the best tropical beaches and the most exclusive atmosphere in whole Greece but that comes with a heavy price...

Mykonos is one of the Europe’s hotspots for celebrities and wealthy peole. The island has an amazing boheme vibe and Mykonos beaches are some of the best in Greece. However, I do not recommend spending more than 2-3 nights in Mykonos because the island can be quite tiring as there are lots of parties going on (especially in July and August).

READ ALSO: Where To Stay In Mykonos

MOST ROMANTIC HOTELS IN MYKONOS:

MOST ROMANTIC THINGS TO DO IN MYKONOS:

MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS IN SANTORINI:

How to Plan Your Greece Honeymoon (UPDATED 2020)

Spilia Restaurant (Google Maps)

How to Plan Your Greece Honeymoon (UPDATED 2020)

Scorpios (Google Maps)

How to Plan Your Greece Honeymoon (UPDATED 2020)

Interni Restaurant (Google Maps)

CONCLUSION

Honestly, Greece is an amazing place and it would really make up for an unforgettable honeymoon.

It’s not only the relaxed and romantic atmosphere that you can find in every greek island but it’s also the amazing food and wine, the culture, the locals and above all the true love for life that people in this magic place have. And you can’t easily beat that…  

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Top Rated Hotels in Santorini:

Best Hotel in Oia: Maregio Suites
Best Hotel in Fira: Cosmopolitan Suites
Best Hotel in Imerovigli: Grace Santorini
Best Hotel in Firostefani: Tsitouras
Best Hotel in Perivolos: Orabel Suites
Best Hotel in Perissa: Anastasia Princess
Best Hotel in Kamari: Sunrise Studios

Highest Rated Villas in Santorini:

Best Villa in Oia: Anemi House

Best Villa in Fira: Anteliz Villa

Best Villa in Kamari: Eolia Villa

Best Villa in Pyrgos: Sensation Villa

Best Villa in Akrotiri: Cavo Ventus

Best Villa in Firostefani: Villa Aura

Best Villa in Imerovigli: Grace Villa

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