There are many lovely honeymoon destinations in Europe, but they all pale in comparison to Greece with its 6,000 islands and amazing history. It’s an ideal place for newlyweds whatever their preferences are. If you want to roam in picturesque small town or enjoy the hospitality of first-class hotel in a busy Mediterranean city, Greece will offer you both. In addition, you can take pleasure in sunbathing on astonishing beaches, explore cultural and historical sites and savor the delicious culinary tastes of the famous Greek cuisine. In the land of the goddess Aphrodite and the god of Love, Eros, clearly, you can do whatever you want and you’ll definitely spend the memorable honeymoon! While many Greek honeymoon packages include a couple of very well chosen places to visit and stay, still some of love birds decide to plan this trip on their own. Here are top five Greek islands in our opinion.
Mykonos – Although this Cyclades island is best known for its vibrant nightlife, summer parties and clubs, it also offers cliffs, beautiful coastline with sandy beaches, breathtaking landscapes and picturesque villages. Mykonos is close to the uninhabited island of Delos which will provide you the access to one of the best ancient ruins in Greece. We have to mention that this island hosts luxurious restaurants and prestigious hotels, which might make it a bit pricey. Nevertheless, you can find marvelous budget-friendly accommodation as well.
Santorini – Internationally known for its astonishing sunsets over the caldera, Santorini is one of the most popular destination for getting married in Greece. Hordes of tourists, however, make it difficult to realize how quiet and full of natural beauties this island of the Cyclades can be. There are numerous restaurants and nightclubs here, for those couples who want to live intensely, though.
Corfu – With its long history and lush greenery, this beautiful Ionian island shows how nature and elegance can blend perfectly. Delicious cuisine, emerald beaches, charming small villages and the Venetian influence in the old city are just some of the assets of this exotic island. If you are a couple that enjoys culture and nature, Corfu is the ideal place for you to spend a honeymoon.
Crete – The largest Greek island is a place of archaeological treasure, vast history, extraordinary landscapes and vast history. City of Chania has excellent sea food restaurants and vibrant modern life, while there are many secluded resorts on Crete for couples to get away from the crowd. Rent a car and explore isolated beaches for the best honeymoon ever.
Lesbos – Want to avoid tourists? Come to this off the beaten path island! Don’t worry, it’s not an isolated uninhabited island, but it is less touristic, which enables you to explore it without fuss. The exquisite Petrified Forest, ancient Byzantine and Roman ruins, olive groves and lovely beaches are by all means reserved for couples who want to get closer to the nature and have romantic dinners in tavernas.
These are our faves, of course, but you won’t make mistake if, for example, you pick Zakyntos, Skiatos, Rhodes, Mylos, Samos, Ithaca, Kefallonia, Naxos, Lefkada and many more not so famous islands in Greece. Good luck with your planning and enjoy your honeymoon trip to the fullest!