10 Reasons to Honeymoon in Greece

10 Reasons to Honeymoon in Greece

Looking for the perfect honeymoon destination? Look no further than Greece, a land of romance, beauty, and adventure. Here at Unforgettable Greece, we’ve put together our top ten reasons why Greece should be the top of your list of best honeymoon destinations.


Oia castle sunset


One of the most photogenic of the Greek Isles, Santorini offers irresistible appeal for romance with everything from colorful beaches to whitewashed homes and blue-domed churches that spill down the dramatic caldera cliffs. There are many opulent seafront resorts designed to cater to those looking to celebrate the start of their new life together, complete with rooms that come with their very own private heated infinity pools.  A wide range of experiences awaits honeymooners as well, from private wine tours and sunset sailing excursions about luxury catamarans to special photography sessions. It’s easy to take day trips from here to visit nearby islands like Mykonos and Folegandros too.

Mykonos windmills at sunset


Another top pick among honeymooners, Mykonos is famous for its cosmopolitan vibe with countless 5-star hotels and resorts offering stunning sea views, luxurious spas, gourmet restaurants and beautiful beaches. It’s managed to preserve its traditional whitewashed architecture and offers unforgettable sunsets for an especially romantic ambiance. Stroll the pedestrian streets hand-in-hand, capturing selfies along the way, with the historic windmills and sapphire sea providing an extraordinary backdrop. There are a wide range of experiences that can be enjoyed here as well, including visits to sacred Delos, one of the country’s most significant archaeological sites, along with private sailing excursions, wine and cooking classes, private jeep safari tours and even helicopter rides to nearby islands like Ios, Paros, Santorini and Naxos.

Visit these two iconic islands and more on our Cyclades Endless Love 10 Day Private Tour. 

Rhodes coastline blue waters and mountains and sand


While Rhodes doesn’t come up often on lists of the most popular honeymoon destinations, that can be a good thing for couples looking to celebrate their love in style without following the crowds. It’s the perfect spot for those who have more eclectic tastes looking to enjoy the alluring beauty of beautifully paved cobbled lanes in the medieval Old Town and ancient ruins like the Acropolis of Lindos. There are plenty of postcard-worthy beaches, romantic 5-star hotels and exquisite candlelit dinners to be enjoyed as well. You’ll also be perfectly situated for day trips to small and tranquil Symi Island, one of the most picturesque Greek islands, renowned for its peaceful atmosphere and old-world glamour.

Visit this enchanting island on our Greece Island Hopping & Ancient History 12 Day Trip. 

Patmos white walls


The beautiful island of Patmos is located in the Dodecanese islands group, a sacred gem as the site where not only Christian, but all religions, believe the creator of the world appeared, inspiring St. John to write the Book of Revelations. It has a gorgeous UNESCO-protected Chora, lots of 5-star hotels and dining experiences, as well as idyllic beaches and bays filled with crystal-clear turquoise waters for swimming. From here you can look forward to private boat excursions to tiny Arkious Island, home to just 44 residents with secluded beaches for romantic dips, as well as Lipsoi Island with a hamlet sweeping up on all sides like the tiers of an amphitheater, filled with enticing galleries and art shops.

Crete at sunset with a picturesque harbor view


One of the largest and most diverse islands in Greece, Crete offers a little bit of everything for honeymooners, including 5-star hotels and resorts right on the beach. This enchanting isle is fabulous for swimming in crystalline azure waters, hiking scenic mountains with trails leading to Minoan ruins and enjoying plenty of mouthwatering local food and wine. Look forward to strolls through the magnificent old town of Chania and Rethymno as well as lounging on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches like Elafonisi with its dazzling pink sands. There are many unforgettable excursions available here as well, from sailing trips to food, historical and cultural tours.

Join our 9-night private honeymoon tour to Athens, Crete, Santorini and Mykonos, with a host of delicious gourmet food and wine experiences included.

Monemvasia coastline


If castles and ancient history conjure up the vision of the perfect honeymoon, consider Monemvasia. One of the most impressive fortified castle towns in all of Greece, it was carved right into a massive rock rising from the sea along the Peloponnese Peninsula. Step through the gates and look forward to discovering all sorts of alluring sights together, including cobbled streets lined with grand historic mansions, lovely churches and squares, as well as a medieval fortress. The 15th-century Bourtzi castle sits in the middle of the pretty harbor, built to defend the city from pirate invaders. You’ll find lots of authentic, traditional eateries along with plenty of outstanding hotels as well.

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Nafplio rooftops


Located on the Saronic Gulf less than two hours from Athens, photogenic Nafplio is often referred to as the most romantic destination in Greece. Its Old Town is especially enchanting with a castle and promenade, stunning Venetian and Ottoman architecture, tucked among a labyrinth of narrow streets and hidden squares. Discover neoclassical mansions, fascinating museums, lively markets and a wealth of delicious eats in cafes and tavernas. There are wonderful beaches nearby to stumble onto while strolling the waterfront, and plenty of accommodations perfectly suited for honeymooners.

If you and your partner are history enthusiasts, then why not spend your honeymoon exploring the well-preserved town of Nafplio and visiting the impressive Acropolis in Athens. Learn more about our Ancient Treasures of Greece 8 Day Trip here >

Milos Island birds-eye view


The unspoiled island of Milos offers a tranquil honeymoon in the western Cyclades, a paradise for newlywed couples as one of the most romantic isles in Greece. It’s not only the place where the famous Venus de Milo statue was discovered, but it’s referred to as the “island of colors” with its beaches ranging from pebble- and shell-covered to black and white, all edged by strikingly clear waters in various shades of blue and green. There are hot springs to soak in, spectacular sunsets to toast to and traditional whitewashed villages to explore, coupled with countless sophisticated eateries serving authentic Greek cuisine and luxurious sea view resorts.

Corfu, Ionian islands


The Isle of Corfu is the northernmost of the Ionian Islands, surrounded by the glistening aquamarine-hued waters of the Aegean. It’s jam-packed with mythology, history, culture and scenic natural beauty, including everything from bird-filled lagoons and idyllic beaches to magnificent waterfalls.

Old Town Corfu transports visitors back in time with its impressive fortifications and architecture influenced by the Venetians, Sicilians, French and British, while offering a host of fantastic hotels and restaurants. From here enjoy day trips to Paxoi Island, a tiny jewel just a few nautical miles south. Known as the romantic hideaway of the god Poseidon, it boasts a spectacular array of colors, picture-perfect beaches and a dazzlingly clear turquoise sea so surreal it must be seen to be believed.

Spetses red door and flowers


Just a couple of hours by ferry from Athens, Spetses is known as the island of aromas with pine-covered hills, lemon trees lining winding, narrow lanes, and salty sea breezes. Setting the perfect scene for romance, it’s ideal for a spring, summer or autumn honeymoon.

It’s also practically vehicle-free, with only a few locals allowed to use them, and only outside of the harbor area. Many get around on two wheels, by foot or in a horse and buggy, creating an idyllic tranquil atmosphere for enjoying beautiful beaches and feasting on the fresh catch at one of the fabulous eateries along the seaside promenade. The Old Port offers peaceful strolls with classical, neoclassical and modern buildings constructed in harmony with the natural landscape. On the west side of the island, the adventurous can even swim into a cave to enjoy a little sand beach, intense blue waters and stalagmites.

You can find all of our honeymoon in Greece packages here or you can speak to our travel experts on +1 646 201 9437 to start planning your dream honeymoon today!

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