Why you should spend your honeymoon in Greece
There is nothing in this life more beautiful than love and a wedding is the best way for a couple to profess their eternal love and devotion. Regardless of faith or religion, the wedding ceremony is an important occasion in a couple’s life. It is an even that, hopefully, will only happen once. It’s a day that many people have been dreaming and planning for all their lives and a day that should be as special as possible. It’s a day that will definitely be unforgettable for the couple getting married, but it should stay in the minds of their guests as well.
Planning a wedding in other words is a very taxing experience. For some people, it may even be one of the most stressful things that they will ever do in their lives. Not only does the couple have to pick the right clothes and decorations, they also need to find the right venue for the ceremony and the reception. They even need to “design” the menu for the reception and take care of the music that will be playing during the event! One should definitely not wonder why there are so many wedding planners and businesses that organize weddings out there.
Planning a wedding is a process that may last several months, or even years and usually the couple is too tired and / or stressed out to enjoy “the fruit of their labor”. The bride and groom besides being “the stars” of the ceremony and the special day, are the ones that are most likely to enjoy it the least. This is because they will be too tired from all the planning and stresses about everything going according to their plans, and at that point they just want to get it over with so they can finally relax.
This is why the honeymoon is what most couples really remember about the wedding.
The honeymoon is when the bride and groom will finally get to relax and escape from all the wedding madness that filled their lives a few weeks or days before the event. This is why a lot of couples want this short period of time – let’s face it, nowadays a honeymoon never lasts for a moon i.e. a month – to be really special and memorable, because the memories that they will make during this trip or vacation, will be the ones that they will cherish the most when it comes to their wedding.
It goes without saying then that the destination of this so important and once in a lifetime – hopefully – trip will have to be really special. It’s going to be some place known for being very romantic, or a place that the couple has always wanted to visit. In other words, is the couple has a dream trip, the honeymoon is the perfect opportunity to make that dream come true.
When it comes to choosing a more romantic destination however, the choices are many and very interesting. There are a lot of places in the world that are considered very romantic either because they are a bit quiet and secluded or because they are just really beautiful and picturesque. In other words, there are places that are well known honeymoon destinations because thousands of couples choose to visit them during their honeymoon each year. Greece is one of those places.
What makes Greece honeymoons so special?
Greece is constantly named one of the most beautiful countries in the world by many travel publications and blogs. What makes this country stand out is its great natural beauty and its very rich cultural heritage. The Greek islands are known all over the world for their scenic villages, their picturesque landscapes and of course, their amazing beaches.
They are often called heaven on Earth. Furthermore, Greece is where some of the most important ancient ruins and museums in the world can be found, which makes it an ideal destination for people looking to get some culture during their vacation.
Now, all of this is good and dandy, but what makes a Greek Honeymoon so special? Remember what we said about the Greek islands? Well, some of them are known not just for being very beautiful, but also for being extremely romantic.
Santorini for example, with its iconic sunsets and its unique vistas, is pronounced not only one of the most photographed places in the entire world each year, but also one of the most romantic and an ideal destination for couples in love. Thousands of people choose to get married there and of course, they also spend their honeymoon there.
Santorini though is just ONE of the most popular Greek islands. Each island in Greece has its own “identity” and atmosphere. Places like Mykonos are more cosmopolitan since they are frequented by celebrities and they are home to famous clubs and restaurants. In the island of Rhodes, one can feel transported to another time, since the island’s capital city is built around the mostly intact medieval castle and the walls enclosing the excellently preserved old city of Rhodes. Since each island has its own “personality”, it’s not uncommon for couples to embark on a Greece islands honeymoon, which essentially is a cruise of the most popular Greek islands which allows the couples to get a feel of each island’s unique “identity” and landscape.
Greece is not all about the islands though, the cities of Athens and Thessaloniki are also chosen by a lot of couples for their honeymoon. Athens is a very modern European capital known all over the world as the cradle of western civilization and the location of the Parthenon.
The alleyways of the Plaka district are one of the most romantic locations in Greece since they can “transport” visitors to purer and more innocent decades such as the 20s, 30s and the 60s. Thessaloniki, the country’s second largest city and co-capital, is also known for its romantic atmosphere and Greeks have always called it the city of love or the most romantic city in Greece. This is also where one of the most famous, scenic and romantic waterfronts in Greece can be found.
Other reasons for a Greece honeymoon
Two birds with one stone. Greece is a very popular destination not just for honeymoons but also for weddings, in other words, you can “kill two birds with one stone”, meaning that you can get married in Greece and then embark on your honeymoon or even stay in the place where you will get married. It’s not uncommon for couples to rent villas in places like Santorini and Mykonos and have both the ceremony and the reception at the villas property. The villa can even accommodate some of the wedding guests. So, Greece and the Greek islands are not just for honeymoons, they can even serve as very memorable wedding locations.
A lot of packages to choose from
Like we said earlier, thousands of couples are interested in a honeymoon in the Greek islands, which means that there’s demand and where there’s great demand, there’s also great supply. Many travel agencies and other companies that specialize in organizing trips and travels offer special packages for Greece honeymoons. Those packages may include a stay in one of the country’s many luxurious and beautiful hotels – more on them later – and even cruises around the islands of the Aegean or Ionian Sea. There’s a package for every budget and you will definitely get a honeymoon that you won’t forget, no matter how much you are willing and / or able to spend on it.
Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, which means that millions of people visit this rather tiny country each summer. As a result, Greece is full of hotels and resorts, many of them with 5 or even 6 star ratings. All of those hotels have honeymoon suites to rent to couples that visit the country while on their honeymoon and they even include special services and amenities for the newlyweds. If you are looking for an even more luxurious stay, you can always book a villa. The villas located in Santorini and Mykonos are some of the most luxurious and unique in Europe and they are built in idyllic landscapes, providing the perfect and most romantic backdrop for an amazing honeymoon.
You can get to visit many places
Like we said earlier, a Greece islands honeymoon is one of the best ideas for a honeymoon. The Greek islands are known all over the world for their beauty and It is nearly impossible to visit all or most of them during a vacation. The honeymoon cruises available in most travel agencies are ideal for experiencing Greece and having a truly unforgettable honeymoon. It might be your best chance to properly enjoy everything that the famous Greek islands have to offer to their visitors. It goes without saying that when not on an island, you will be staying in luxurious hotels or one of the cabins of the ship or boat that will be taking you from island to island.
The best islands for Greek honeymoons
Like we said earlier, Santorini is constantly voted as one of the most beautiful places in the world and for good reason: it is unique. The island is essentially the crates of a dormant super volcano. One of the island’s side caved in during the volcano’s catastrophic eruption thousands of years ago and a caldera was formed. That caldera thanks to the white-washed houses that are perched on its black colored cliffs and the islands famous sunsets, is considered one of the most beautiful and most romantic places in the world. If you are looking for a truly uniwuw honeymoon destination, then the island of Santorini is definitely the right choice.
Mykonos is one of Greece’s most famous islands. If you have heard the name before, that’s because it is the favorite destination of celebrities like the Kardashians and Madonna. The island is famous for its vibrant nightlife, its many clubs and bars and of course its restaurants, most of which are under the care of world-class chefs. Mykonos is also known for its romantic alleyways and traditional houses and windmills. In short, it is the perfect for a young, fun loving couple to celebrate their wedding and their love. It’s also an ideal Geek island honeymoon for couples that are all about luxury since some of the most ridiculous extravagant and luxurious villas in Europe are located there.
Crete is the largest island in Greece and as such it has much to offer to its visitors. Its beaches are known for being some of the cleanest and best in Greece and the local cuisine is considered by many expert chefs to be one of the most delicious yet healthy in the world. The island is also home to many resorts since it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Those resorts are ideal for honeymoons since they are all private and very luxurious. Also Crete is where some of the most interesting archaeological sites in Europe, namely the city of Knossos, can be found. If you are into culture, if you love relaxing in opulent resorts and if you love good food, then Crete might just be the ideal Greek island for your honeymoon.
All the islands that we have mentioned so far are in the Aegean Sea., Corfu however is in the Ionian Sea and it belongs to the island group known as the seven islands. It is one of the largest islands in Greece and it is known for its amazing landscape and its many unique beaches. This is where the Canal D’ amour where legend has it that couples that swim through it will be together forever. Needless to say that the canal is one of the top destinations for newlyweds visiting the island. Furthermore, the city of Corfu is unlike any other city in Greece since it doesn’t look at all like a Greek island, it looks just like Paris or Rome.