The Ultimate Greece Honeymoon Itinerary: 10 Days in the Cyclades

The Ultimate Greece Honeymoon Itinerary: 10 Days in the Cyclades

Picture this: a sun-kissed paradise where azure waters meet the whitewashed charm of traditional Greek villages. Welcome to the Cyclades, a dreamy archipelago in the heart of the Aegean Sea, where romance finds its perfect setting. If you’re envisioning the ultimate honeymoon escape, look no further than Greece.

You want to get the most from your honeymoon by visiting different places, but knowing where to visit can be tricky when you’re busy planning a wedding. This article will take you on a 10-day journey through Santorini, Naxos, Paros, Milos, and Ios, inviting you to discover the essence of Greek island love. From captivating sunsets to hidden beaches and ancient ruins to unforgettable cuisine, we outline your ultimate Greece honeymoon itinerary, where every day unfolds a new chapter in your love story. 

How to Travel Between Greek Islands

Getting around the Cyclades islands is an integral part of the adventure. Fortunately, the well-developed ferry network in the Aegean Sea makes island hopping a breeze. From Santorini’s bustling port, you can catch ferries that seamlessly connect you to Naxos, Paros, Milos, and Ios. 

These ferry journeys are not just a means of transport; they’re a part of the experience. With convenient schedules and a variety of ferry options, sailing from one island to the next becomes a romantic and scenic voyage that adds to the magic of your Greece honeymoon itinerary.

Unforgettable Greece has a variety of carefully curated cruise tours that are designed with your romantic vacation in mind if you’re looking for a stress-free planning experience. Check out the Exclusive Cyclades Getaway and the Luxury Greek Island Hopping tour to get a taste of what we offer, letting our experts fulfill your honeymoon dreams. 

Santorini street


Day 1: Oia

Your first day in Santorini is all about soaking in the iconic beauty of this island paradise. Wake up in the charming village of Oia, and have breakfast beside breathtaking views overlooking the caldera to start your honeymoon off right. 

Afterwards, spend your morning wandering through Oia’s iconic whitewashed streets adorned with vibrant blue-domed churches and charming boutiques. As the sun reaches its highest point, relax on the unique black sand of Kamari or Perissa beaches, taking a dip in the crystal-clear waters to cool down.  

In the afternoon, head to the picturesque Amoudi Bay, nestled below Oia, where you can indulge in some of the freshest seafood at waterfront tavernas. As the evening approaches, make your way back into the heart of Oia to secure a prime spot for one of the world’s most famous sunsets. Toast to your love with a glass of local wine as the sun sinks into the caldera, and watch the sky erupt into warm hues of orange and pink. 

Day 2: Fira 

On your second day in the Cyclades, explore the capital of Santorini, Fira, and its enchanting surroundings. Take a morning stroll along the scenic Fira-Firostefani pathway, which offers stunning views of the caldera. 

For a taste of the island’s culture, visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera or the fascinating Akrotiri Excavation Site. The sun-worshippers amongst us can then make their way to the famous Red Beach to make the most of the Mediterranean rays. Indulge in a state of sublime relaxation, sipping on cocktails and basking in the heat with the striking red cliffs as your backdrop. 

Upon returning to the center of Fira in the evening, you can dress to impress before heading out to dine at a charming cliffside restaurant, sampling Greek delicacies over candlelight with the twinkling lights of the caldera as your backdrop. Finish your evening with a moonlit stroll along the promenade as you savor the enchanting ambiance of Santorini by night. Or perhaps you’d like to continue your celebrations into the night by checking out Fira’s vibrant nightlife scene. 

Where to Stay in Santorini? 

Check out Canaves Oia Suites for an elegant retreat where you’ll receive impeccable service with a breathtaking backdrop of the caldera. 



Day 3

Your romantic journey on the island of Naxos starts as you immerse yourself in its natural beauty and history. Begin your day with a visit to the ancient marble gate of Portara, located at the entrance to the island’s main port. It’s an iconic symbol for Naxos, originally dedicated to Apollo in the 6th century BC.

Afterward, head to the charming Naxos Town, where you can explore winding streets and discover quaint cafes, boutique shops, and local markets. Enjoy a romantic lunch at a seaside taverna, indulging in the chef’s catch of the day. 

In the afternoon, venture inland to explore the verdant valleys and picturesque villages. Visit Apeiranthos, a mountain village known for its marble-paved streets, traditional architecture and its place as the crown jewel of Naxos. Explore the local culture and enjoy a wine tasting at a nearby winery. 

As the day comes to a close, return to Naxos Town for a memorable dinner by the sea with your new spouse.

Day 4 

Your second day on Naxos takes you to two different parts of the island, offering diverse experiences. In the morning, make your way to the scenic village of Apollonas, located on the northern coast. Here, you can admire the colossal 4.7 meter Kouros statue, an unfinished ancient artifact, and relax on Apollonas Beach with its crystal-clear waters. For lunch, enjoy delicious Greek cuisine at a local taverna.

Later that day, journey south to the lush interior of Naxos and explore the charming village of Filoti, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and Byzantine churches. Hike to Mount Zas, the highest peak in the Cyclades, for panoramic views. 

After your adventure, reward yourselves with a visit to a local dairy farm, where you can sample Naxian cheeses. Return to your accommodation for the evening to catch the sunset and toast to your unforgettable honeymoon on this enchanting island.

Where to Stay in Naxos? 

The Finikas Hotel is an intimate beachfront property located in a secluded area of Naxos. You’ll be greeted by an oasis of relaxation and complimentary bikes for exploring the island.  

Paros street


Day 5

Begin your romantic getaway on the island of Paros by exploring the island’s beautiful beaches. Start your day with a visit to the quaint village of Naoussa, known for its charming fishing port, gorgeous cycladic architecture and narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafes. 

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at a local cafe overlooking the harbor. Afterward, spend your morning exploring the village’s winding alleys, visiting art galleries, and perhaps taking a boat trip to nearby beaches. There are a plethora of seaside tavernas for you to choose from for lunch. 

In the afternoon, make your way to Kolymbithres Beach, famous for its unique rock formations. Here, you can relax on the sandy shores, swim in crystal-clear waters, and take in the stunning surroundings. As the day draws to a close, return to Naoussa to savor a romantic dinner at a traditional taverna.

Day 6 

Your second day on Paros offers a blend of history and relaxation. Head to the island’s capital, Parikia. Explore the charming old town with its Venetian castle and historic churches, such as Panagia Ekatontapiliani. Take a leisurely stroll along the seafront promenade, where you’ll find charming cafes and souvenir shops.

After lunchtime, venture to the southeastern part of the island to discover the beautiful Golden Beach (Chrissi Akti), renowned for its golden sands and water sports scene. Spend your afternoon sunbathing, swimming, or trying your hand at windsurfing. 

As the sun begins to set, return to Parikia for a romantic evening by the sea, sipping local wine and enjoying a candlelit dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants.

Where to Stay in Paros? 

Yria Boutique Hotel and Spa is a chic oasis sprawled across 5.5 acres of land decorated with stunning flora and fauna. The luxurious spa is a highlight, featuring a hamman, an outdoor whirlpool and treatments.

Sarakiniko beach, Milos


Day 7

As if Aphrodite had created the island herself, romance seems to be buried in the foundations here. Milos has become a go-to destination for native Greek honeymooners, and it’s easy to understand why. 

Your first day on this enchanting island is all about exploring its unique geological wonders and hidden beaches. Start your morning with a visit to the iconic Sarakiniko Beach, famous for its lunar-like landscape of white volcanic rocks and crystal-clear waters. 

Take a leisurely swim in the turquoise sea or relax on the smooth rock formations. Afterward, head to the charming fishing village of Klima, known for its colorful boat houses and scenic setting. Enjoy a romantic lunch at a seaside taverna overlooking the tranquil bay.

In the afternoon, venture to the catacombs of Milos, an underground complex of early Christian burial chambers. Explore the island’s history and culture before making your way to Plathiena Beach, where you can unwind on the golden sands and enjoy the stunning sunset.

Day 8 

Start your second day on Milos with a visit to the picturesque village of Pollonia, located on the northeastern coast. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at a local seaside cafe and afterward, embark on a boat trip to Kleftiko, a remote coastal area known for its rugged sea caves and clear waters. 

Spend your morning snorkeling, exploring the caves, and basking in the secluded beauty of this natural wonder. Return to Pollonia for a delicious seafood lunch.

Later on, you should head to the ancient amphitheater of Milos (the most historically significant site on the island), where you can admire panoramic views of Milos’ landscape. Then you could take a trip to the seaside village of Adamas, where couples can take advantage of hot springs scattered across the shoreline which supposedly contain soothing and healing powers. 

Conclude your day by strolling along the Adamas’ waterfront, shop for souvenirs, and relish in a romantic, candle-lit dinner at a seaside restaurant.

Where to Stay in Milos?  

The beautiful Salt Suites and Executive Rooms are all about romance, providing an enchanting retreat above a pebble-lined bay in the picturesque village of Pollonia.

Ios windmills


Day 9

Your first day on the captivating island of Ios is dedicated to exploring its vibrant atmosphere and stunning beaches. Begin your morning with a visit to the island’s capital, Chora. Wander through the charming narrow streets lined with whitewashed buildings adorned with colorful bougainvillea, and stop at local cafes for a traditional Greek breakfast. 

Afterward, make your way to the iconic windmills overlooking the Aegean Sea, where you can capture some breathtaking photos. For lunch, indulge in Greek cuisine at a taverna in Chora. 

Next, head to the lively Mylopotas Beach, known for its golden sands and water sports activities. Spend your afternoon sunbathing, swimming, or trying out activities like paddleboarding or jet-skiing. 

As the day transitions into evening, return to Chora for a romantic dinner at one of its charming restaurants, followed by a stroll through the bustling nightlife scene.

Day 10 

Your last day on Ios should be a blend of relaxation and exploration, as your honeymoon draws to a close and you prepare for departure. After breakfast, set off to explore the island’s western coast. 

Start your day at the serene Manganari Beach, a paradise with clear turquoise waters and soft white sandbeds. Savor your last morning in this tranquil paradise by relaxing, sunbathing, and swimming in the gentle waves. 

As the afternoon arrives, venture to the historic site of Skarkos Hill, an ancient settlement that offers a glimpse into the island’s past. It’s the most important prehistoric archaeological site of the Cyclades and about one thousand years older than the famous Akrotiri of Santorini. 

If you have time afterwards, continue your journey to Agia Theodoti Beach, where you can unwind for the last time, basking in the serene ambiance and celebrating the beauty of your honeymoon experience in Ios.

Where to Stay in Ios?  

Liostasi Hotel and Suites is an intimate, upscale boutique hotel which sits on a hill overlooking the Ios harbour. It oozes style and personality, with impressive works of art and family heirloom pieces throughout.


We hope this article has inspired you to embark on your own unforgettable honeymoon in Greece. The Cyclades offer a symphony of romance, from the iconic sunsets of Santorini and the tranquil beaches of Naxos, to the picturesque streets of Paros, the geological wonders of Milos, and the vibrant atmosphere of Ios. Each day spent in these enchanting islands is a celebration of love and exploration. 

Whether you’re walking hand in hand through charming villages, basking in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun, or savoring delectable Greek cuisine, the Cyclades promise cherished memories that will forever mark the beginning of your lifelong journey together. 

To have a relaxing honeymoon process from start to finish, let our experts do the hard work and consider one of our specially-planned honeymoon tours. We have a variety of romantic destinations to choose from to ensure your trip away with your loved one is everything you wished for.

Contact us now to find out more! 

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