A honeymoon in Greece is perfect for newlyweds who want to cram as many experiences as they can into a short period. With the mainland and 227 inhabited islands to explore, your honeymoon could involve Ancient Greek history in Athens, followed by island-hopping to Kos, Crete, Chalkidiki, or Mykonos. Combine sightseeing and history with relaxation and beach life, and build the perfect Greece honeymoon just for you and your new spouse.
Experience romance with a honeymoon in Greece
Greece was once the center of the known world, and many important monuments and temples from 2,000 years ago still remain today. Athens is the obvious starting point for a tour of classical Greece, but away from the mainland visitors can explore the Palace of Knossos on Crete, home to the legendary Minotaur, or Akrotiri on Santorini, one of the best preserved Minoan sites.
Once you've had your fill of ancient eras, the next chapter of your Greece honeymoon probably involves some rest and relaxation on a secluded beach. Each of the Greek islands has its own character; Corfu is one of the greenest islands with lush vegetation, Santorini has the picture-perfect whitewashed cliffside villages, Mykonos has a reputation as a party island, and Lefkada is unspoiled with crystal clear blue waters. The beauty of Greece is the ease of exploration – choose as many as you want to explore on your break and get under the skin of each island's personality.
With so many islands to explore, it's no surprise that water sports are a huge part of most vacations in Greece. Water sports don't have to mean high adrenaline jet skiing or powerboating, although you'll find those activities and more in any beach resort. If you like to take it easy, take one of the yacht day trips along the coast, usually with lunch thrown in, or a dinner cruise where you'll eat while watching the beautiful Mediterranean sunset.