8 Top Destinations To Visit For A Greek Islands Honeymoons
If there is any place that conjures the thought of romance, it would be a place with white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, honey-hued sunsets that dip behind volcanic mountains. There are many Greece honeymoon destinations that offer a fairy-tale experience like this.
Let’s take a look at some of the best Greek islands to visit and my favourites for a romantic and once in a lifetime, unforgettable Greece Honeymoon.
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Athens is on the Greek mainland and is filled with plenty of ancient monuments and sights to explore. The best way to get the most out of your Greek isles’ honeymoon is to spend at least one or two days on the mainland.
Here you can explore the best of Athens before you fill your trip with two (or three) other majestic islands.
A must-see is the Temple of Olympian Zeus, it’s a magnificent structure filled with history. I highly suggest booking an online ticket to see the Acropolis and the Parthenon. You won’t want to miss out on these spectacular sites.
Ignite your passion and book your stay at the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel in Athens.
Santorini Greece Honeymoon
Santorini is by far one of the best places to honeymoon in Greece, and there are plenty of epic reasons to visit. The houses are picture-postcard perfect with shades of white and blue reflecting the crystal-clear waters from the ocean side.
For couples seeking a bit of adventure, there is cliff jumping, diving, hiking, and more. I highly recommend a morning or sunset cruise around the island to get a taste of this magic.
Other amazing places of interest are the Santo Winery, Perissa Beach, and the island’s black sand beach, known as Kamari beach. If you’re on the hunt for restaurants, go to Amoudi port for a lovely sunset dinner.
Book your romantic getaway for your Santorini honeymoon at the Suits of the Gods Cave Spa Hotel for days by the pool and sweeping views.
Honeymoon in Corfu
While Santorini gets all the fuss on the honeymoon circuit, Corfu is a hidden gem and perfect for newlywed love-birds.
As the second-largest Ionian island in Greece, there are plenty of beaches and places to discover. Take a hike to Mount Pantokrator, explore the old castles and sleepy villages, or take a walk through the Old Town of Corfu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
If you’re looking for a full day of exploring, book a boat cruise to three stunning islands, Corfu and neighbouring Antipaxos and Paxos.
Book your unforgettable stay at Sun ‘n Chill for a beachy Greek honeymoon adventure.
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, and it certainly has some of the most beautiful beaches. This magical island boasts white-sand beaches and charming seaside towns. You’ll also be able to explore ancient archaeological sites nestled on mountainous terrains.
Take a trip to Chania, and stroll around the Venetian harbour. The lighthouse here provides sweeping views of the ocean and offers attractive dining options.
Crete has plenty of romantic activities, such as horseback riding and luxury spas. I recommend walking through the Heraklion market to sample and stock up on some traditional Cretan products, such as honey, herbs, olive oil and local wine.
Kick start your ‘happily ever after’ at the La Mer Resort & Spa – Adults Only for an amorous stay on your honeymoon in Crete.
If you and your partner are looking for some nightlife celebrations, Mykonos is the place to be. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants, where you can dine, dance, and pop some bubbly on your romantic Mykonos honeymoon.
I recommend visiting Ramrod, as it has a beautiful terrace view of the harbour. Or Cavo Paradiso for its large pools and fun themed nights. Otherwise, if you’re looking to enjoy a sangria and fine cuisine, pop over to El Pecado.
Besides dancing the night away, Mykonos boasts secluded beaches, tours to ancient Greek ruins in Delos and a Maritime Museum.
Book your magical honeymoon getaway at the boutique Semeli Hotel in Mykonos Town.
Honeymoon in Rhodes
Rhodes Island is another favourite honeymoon destination in Greece and provides enticing beauty all around.
If you fly into Rhodes Town, head to the traditional white-washed cliffside village of Lindos. With a blend of tradition and modernity, this village boasts some beautiful beaches and warm waters. If you’re a couple who enjoys a walk, I highly suggest joining a hiking tour around Lindos.
An even better way to explore the beautiful coast of Rhodes is to take a day cruise to snorkel and swim around the best places on the island.
Other spectacular places are Elli Beach and the Valley of the Butterflies. After a day of exploring, sit down at the romantic BarraTres cafe and enjoy some of the local wines.
Book your luxurious stay at Lindos Imperial Resort & Spa and ignite your fiery love.
When people think of a honeymoon to Greece, they typically think of Zakynthos’s most famous beach, known as Shipwreck Cove.
It’s renowned for its majestic sheer cliffs and jewel-clear waters and is one of the most picturesque places in the Balkans. I recommend going on a Turtle spotting cruise on a glass-bottom boat to see the loggerhead turtles.
Zakynthos provides all the necessary elements to make your honeymoon an unforgettable one, and it’s a popular choice among newlyweds. From the beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere to private tours and romantic candlelight dinners, it’s the perfect honeymoon destination.
Book your Zakynthos honeymoon stay at the Mediterranean Beach Resort for days spent on Laganas Bay with your special person.
Paros is yet again another magical island and is situated a short ferry ride from Athens. The capital city of Paros, Parikia, is located in the main port as you arrive on the island.
Enjoy the incredible scenery at the waterfront restaurants before taking a stroll up to Paros’ most iconic landmark, the white clock tower.
If you’re looking for a bit of adventure with the love of your life, make your way to the small fishing village of Drios for some traditional Greek food.
I also highly suggest hiring a boat to Hydra and Aegina islands or take a full-day sailing cruise around the island itself to make your honeymoon in Paros that much more special!
Begin married life at the Summer Senses Luxury Resort in Paros, for a perfect start.
Getting Around Greece
There are several ways to get to and from the Greek islands. These are the most popular ways to get around on your honeymoon.
- International and domestic flights to and from Elefthérios Venizélos International Airport
- Cruises and ferries
- Athens Railway Station
- Piraeus transfer taxi