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Top 6 Greek Island Honeymoon Destinations

 

Greece has even more to offer visitors – including newlyweds – that what can be seen in movies and on the news. You can choose to explore history, sunbathe on beautiful beaches, wander in the quiet of villages or live it up in the cities. Greece includes 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, of which only 227 islands are inhabited.

The Greek Archipelago takes up 7,500 kilometers of the country’s 16,000 kilometer coastline. Is there a more ideal place for  newlyweds to spend their honeymoon, where they can enjoy the hospitality of first-class hotels, roam in picturesque small towns and savor the various culinary tastes of the Greek cuisine while gazing into the endless sea?

There’s a lot of options for the newly-married to choose from in the the land of goddess Aphrodite and the love god Eros.

Mykonos

The island might be best known for its vivid nightlife, clubs and summer parties, but there’s more to it. The island of windmills in the Cyclades offers landscapes, cliffs, sandy beaches, picturesque villages and charm.

Close to the uninhabited island of Delos, the popular Mykonos has access to unique ancient ruins, which are among the best in the country. The island hosts some of the most prestigious hotels and restaurants across Greece, which makes it pricey, but there are deals for the budget-conscious as well.

Santorini

Another island of the Cyclades internationally known for its breathtaking sunsets over the caldera and its ranking among the top destinations for marriages in Greece, Santorini is quiet and full of natural beauties, at least if you get off the well-beaten path of hordes of tourists.

Santorini seems to cover all possible tastes. If you want to live intensely you can try the numerous nightclubs, restaurants (don’t forget to try domatokeftedes and raki) or go to a sandy beach and enjoy one of the most spectacular sunsets in the world. The Preferred Hotels section of Greek Reporter suggests staying in the Aqua Vista Hotels & Suites in Santorini for an unprecedented escape into the dreamy environment.

Corfu

The exotic Ionian island is a unique example of how elegance and nature can blend. With a long history and lush greenery that is nowhere else to be found, this island has been the choice for newlyweds even in antiquity, when Jason and Medea got married there.

The Venetian influence in the old city, the small villages spread across the island, the emerald beaches and delicious cuisine are only a few assets of the northwestern island. Whether you like it quiet and harmonious or vibrant and crowded, Corfu is the ideal place for couples that enjoy nature and culture.

Crete

The largest of Greek islands is a place of vast history, archaeological treasures, modern life and extraordinary natural landscapes spreading from the sea to the highest mountain tops. Whether you go to the popular port city of Chania with its excellent sea food restaurants and colorful shops or you make up your mind for one of the many secluded resorts, Crete has so many villages and isolated beaches that you cannot but have a great time with your significant other away from the world and its stress.

Rhodes

The cosmopolitan island of Rhodes is ideal for honeymooners. There are high-standard resorts to relax at, many natural beauties to see and historical monuments to discover. The impressive history behind the Old Town of Rhodes, the great east coast beaches, the villages hidden amidst the verdant hills, and the local cuisine combining Mediterranean and flavors from the East are only some of the things you can try. If you merely wish to get closer to your partner, the luxury hotels will cover your needs of intimacy, and the local tavernas are always there for a romantic dinner.

Lesbos

Surely off the beaten path, Lesbos is an island that offers much more than meets the eye. With several high-quality yet low tourist saturation resort towns, you can explore the island and its bays, the traditional villages, ancient Roman and Byzantine ruins, the exquisite Petrified Forest, olive groves, therapeutic hot springs and beautiful beaches.

Rent a car and go to as many places as possible. You may soon find yourself getting back to Lesbos for vacations after having tasted the exceptional seafood and traditional products and having seen the beauties of Molyvos, Skala Eressos, Vatera and Eftalou.

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