When Is the Best Time to Honeymoon in Greece?

When Is the Best Time to Honeymoon in Greece?

Many dream of a honeymoon in Greece. A destination renowned for its breath-taking coastlines, dreamy islands and glorious Mediterranean climate, there are few better destinations to jet off to for a romantic escape than this glittering peninsular. Greece is a country that has it all; history, adventure, culture and romance. From ancient ruins to wine tasting, the best things to do in Greece perfectly lend themselves to a loved-up retreat.

While there are plenty of reasons to honeymoon in Greece, actually putting pen to paper and starting to organize your honeymoon vacation can seem quite overwhelming. With so many details to consider and destinations to choose from, you might find yourself daydreaming of burying your head in the country’s golden sand. However, don’t fret! Unforgettable Greece take pride in organising luxury honeymoon getaways for our clients, leaving no stone unturned.

As well as wondering when the best time to go to Greece for a honeymoon is, many often wonder which destinations are best, especially as every couple is different and it’s not a one-size fits all.


Mykonos windmills at sunset

May - July

With pleasant temperatures and cloudless skies, the period between May to early July is often seen as the best time to honeymoon in Greece. You can expect very minimal rain showers and the seawater to be warm. May falls under the country’s shoulder season when you can enjoy all of the delights that the warm temperatures offer, with much fewer tourists. 

However, if you both are chasing the sun, you may wish to book your honeymoon over the peak Summer months when temperatures are at their highest and you’ll catch the best tan. In fact, July is the hottest month of the year with an average maximum of 91 °F.

These conditions provide you with a wonderful opportunity to explore the most amazing beaches in Greece. Set out and discover hidden coves with your new life partner where you can bask in the sun’s warm rays and investigate the local marine life in complete peace and privacy.

Oia castle sunset

July - September

If you’re looking for hot temperatures and don’t mind running into a few tourists, book your honeymoon to Greece between July and September. You’ll always be able to find quiet spots and secluded coves where you can head and feel like the only two in the world.

Additionally, you can rest assured that every tourist attraction will be open throughout the summer, allowing you to check off all of the must-do activities in the country. August is renowned for being one of the driest months in Greece, so you will be able to enjoy your time outdoors from sunrise until sunset without being hindered by rain.

However, booking a romantic getaway in September certainly has its advantages. It is renowned for being the best time to go wine tasting in the country and marks the period when the number of tourists begins to thin out as the children head back to school, making it much quieter than the previous months. 

With this decrease in demand comes the additional benefit of lower flight prices.

Patmos white walls

September - October 

If you’re a culture-loving couple, consider planning your honeymoon to Greece between the months of September and October. During this period, temperatures cool down slightly to an average of 71 °F, providing much more pleasant conditions for sightseeing adventures.

Exploring iconic landmarks, such as ancient Greece sites, often involves a lot of walking outdoors for extended lengths of time. This can become rather uncomfortable during the soaring temperatures of the peak summer months.

So, if investigating historic landmarks is set to be a big part of your trip, to have the best honeymoon in Greece possible, you may wish to go between September and October. You will also find that this period sees a fraction of the number of tourists in previous months, offering peaceful conditions for a romantic escape.

Plus, there are a lot of festivals taking place during October such as the wine harvest – when you can go out and visit local vineyards and see the grapes of some of the country’s wines being collected for pressing.

Skopelos view

November - March

November – March marks the country’s low season but don’t let that discourage you! While many do not consider this the best time to go to Greece for a honeymoon, this can be a fantastic period to visit for couples who would prefer to swap in the heat to see the country at its quietest.

However, some of the smaller Greek islands and restaurants shut up shop during the offseason, so you might have the same degree of choice that you would have during the other months of the year. 

That being said, you will have the unique opportunity to see some of the top attractions in the country in a whole new light, with very few tourists and in cooler temperatures. Trade swimming in the cold sea waters for going skiing down powder-white slopes in Thessaloniki.

Nafplio rooftops

March - June

If you’re wanting a peaceful honeymoon experience that does not involve sacrificing the sun, head to Greece during the Spring months between March – June. The streets are less crowded and temperatures are pleasant, with figures around 68°F.

However, one thing to bear in mind when planning a honeymoon to Greece in Spring is that some of the tourist spots on the islands might not have opened yet. However, that’s not to say you’ll find yourself short on things to do.

You will still be able to tick off many of the best places to visit in Greece on a honeymoon. For example, head to the sprawling Greek capital of Athens to see some of the country’s most iconic attractions such as the Acropolis, the Roman Agora and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.

Vlychada Beach Santorini blue waters

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We have a fantastic selection of carefully considered honeymoon pages that glide you from dazzling romantic destination to the next either aboard a small ship cruise or as part of a private tour. A jaw-droppingly gorgeous destination in Southern Europe, Greece is a wonderful spot for newlyweds to head in celebration of their vows.

Whether you fancy the sublime shorelines of Milos or the enchanting ruins of Athens, you’ll find a myriad of romantic activities to get up to in this gorgeous part of the world.  Get in touch to start planning your dream honeymoon.

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