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Greek Honeymoon: Your Complete Guide to Honeymoons in Greece

26th June 2019 |By | Be the first to comment

Blame Meryl Streep and Piers Brosnan for romanticising it if you want, but there’s no denying that Greece is a very popular honeymoon destination – even if you’re not an Abba fan.

But where to start when you’re looking for the best honeymoon destinations in Greece? Whether you want to soak up the sun in Santorini, sip cocktails in Mykonos or seek adventure in Crete, Greece is an amazing honeymoon destination.

Just imagining about those blue domes set against the twinkling Aegean Sea is enough to spark our inner travel bug – and that’s before we start thinking about the mouth-watering Greek salads.

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Where to go in Greece on Honeymoon

There are 6,000 Greek islands, but only 227 are inhabited, making it a tiny bit easier to choose one. Kos and Zante (also known as Zakynthos) were the location of many fun-filled girls’ trips in our teens, but aren’t as popular as honeymoon destinations.

The main Greece honeymoon destinations are Santorini, Mykonos, Kefalonia and Crete. When it comes to the mainland, Athens is amazing for history lovers, and is a great jump point if you want to explore multiple islands.

Santorini Honeymoons

Chances are Santorini will have appeared on your Instagram feed a fair few times when you’ve been scrolling; picture whitewashed architecture set against dazzling sunsets, and you’ll have a pretty accurate image of Santorini in your mind.

It’s achingly glamorous on this popular island, and the coastline is dotted with infinity pools offering the most spectacular views you can imagine.

In the summer you can fly directly to Santorini from the UK, with a flight time of around three and a half hours. During the low season, you will most likely need to fly via Athens. Onwards flights to Santorini take about 45 minutes.

You can also reach Santorini by boat from Athens. This takes between six and nine hours, so not good for people who feel seasick, but it does offer breath taking views.

When to go to Santorini

If you want to feel like you own the island, head to Santorini in May. The weather is warm, and you can enjoy the streets of this charming island without the hordes of crowds that descend in high summer.

September is also a lovely time to visit; the weather is still gorgeous, and again, the crowds are starting to die down.

Santorini Honeymoon Hotels

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Canaves Oia Suites in Santorini

Canaves Oia Luxury Properties is one of Greece’s hidden gems The complex, located on one of Santorini’s highest peaks and shadowing the picturesque town of Oia, consists of a hotel, suites and a villa.

The Infinity Pool Suite at Canaves Oia Suites is amongst the most luxurious and spellbinding accommodation options in the Mediterranean. Your own private infinity pool, high above the caldera with unobstructed views and the most breathtaking surroundings, along with King Size bed, rainfall shower and walk-in closet, make this room an absolute must on a honeymoon in Santorini.

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Carpe Diem Boutique Resort in Santorini

Nestled in Santorini’s highest village, Pyrgos, Carpe Diem offers a secluded sanctuary for newlyweds to retreat to post-wedding, where they can enjoy their own private plunge pool.

For luxury lovers, the on-site spa is second to none, specifically designed for couples seeking seclusion and romantic relaxation.

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Grace Santorini

Luxury travel operator Scott Dunn is offering honeymooners the ultimate romantic honeymoon at Grace Santorini, a luxurious boutique hotel perched high on the cliffs of this volcanic island.

The majority of suites come complete with private pools, but for guests looking for an authentic Greek vibe, this is the honeymoon hotel for you; the architecture and decor are traditional in style, and the views from the infinity pool are truly amazing – sunset over the caldera is an unmissable moment you’ll remember forever.

Mykonos Honeymoons

Mykonos is known as a bit of a party hot spot – but we’re talking classy, cliffside soirees rather than teens in matching tops. Think glasses of perfectly chilled rose enjoyed over views of the sea and you’ll be along the right lines.

For beach lovers there’s a perfect combination of secluded sandy coves and long stretches of golden beaches. Mykonos is also great for water sports – it’s known as the windy island, so wind surfers are in luck!

For people looking for quaint Grecian backdrops for their Instagram photos, head to Hora, AKA Mykonos Town, and lose yourself in winding streets lined with bright blossoms and cobbled pathways.

You can fly direct to Myknonos from the UK in about three and a half hours, or again, take a boat there from the mainland.

When to go to Mykonos

September is a great time to visit Mykonos, especially if you want to enjoy the nightlife without running into students on their summer break. The weather is warm but doesn’t reach the peaks of July and August, allowing you to roam the romantic streets without beads of sweat ruining your carefully curated honeymoon wardrobe.

Mykonos Honeymoon Hotels

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Myconian Ambassador Hotel in Mykonos

The Myconian Ambassador Hotel is the epitome of luxury and glamour, with to die for infinity pools, breath taking views and sumptuous furnishings – the private pools are what honeymoon dreams are made of!

If you want to see an authentic side of the island, the hote; has introduced curated experiences for guests to experience the magical island of Mykonos from the perspective of Myconian locals – by land, by sky and by sea.

A different side to your honeymoon, you can learn the lay of the land from farmers who know the terrain of the island like the back of their hand. Set your internal clock to relaxation mode with private wine tasting with a Myconian sommelier or a cooking class at the chef’s table. Gain a unique perspective from the sky by helicopter and discover the wonders of the sea in the pure luxury of a private yacht.

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Kenshō Boutique Hotel & Suites in Mykonos

Kenshō is a luxury 5* boutique hotel in Mykonos, overlooking the majestic Ornos Bay.

It comprises 25 rooms and 10 suites, and the hotel also features an exquisite spa set in a cave, complete with large jacuzzi tub and colour-therapy chairs. This room can be privately rented for a more romantic twist, with food delivered to the spa.

We haven’t stopped dreaming about these private pools since we first laid eyes on them.

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Myconian Korali in Mykonos

Positioned on a hilltop, the Myconian Korali overlooks enchanting views of the historical island of Delos, the captivating Mykonos town and the never-ending Aegean Sea.

Guests can lounge on the pool deck by day, enjoying a drink from the poolside bar, followed by an incomparable Myconian sunset over the ocean.

Myconian Korali exudes unique beauty; the hotel’s pool features glittering LED constellations by night to mirror the clear night sky above; romantic stargazing is a must when you’re staying here.

Honeymoons in Crete

If you or your partner are history buffs, we doubt you’ll be able to resist the lure of Crete and its 4000 years of history. The largest of the Greek islands feels untouched by time and boasts countless charming towns just waiting to be explored.

It takes about three hours to fly from the UK to Crete, and as the biggest of the Greek islands, there’s plenty to explore and see while you’re there.

When to go to Crete

If you want to go on an out of season holiday, Crete starts to warm up from March. It’s the most southerly of the Greek islands, so gets warmer earlier, especially the south of the island.

October is another good time to visit Crete, with the local happy to embrace out of season tourists.

Crete Honeymoon Hotels

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Nana Princess in Crete

We wrote about this beauty of a hotel in our round up of the most amazing swimming pools in the world, and we haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since.

Nana Princess boasts a range of sumptuous suites and villas, two sea-water pools, a sandy beach with cabanas, three gourmet restaurants & bars, and a world-class spa, making it the ideal destination for honeymooners.

All of the suites offer a hideaway for guests wanting privacy to enjoy precious time with their brand new husband or wife, with secluded outside decking, a private heated pool and with some even boasting their own sauna or steam room.

Honeymooners wanting to go all-out should opt for the Presidential Villa, situated over two floors and with exclusive benefits, such as private chefs and butler services on demand.

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Minos Palace Hotel & Suites in Crete

This resort is couples only, for the ultimate romantic experience. Boasting two restaurants, two bars, an outdoor swimming pool, a luxury spa and 360-degree sea views, we wouldn’t blame you for never venturing beyond the hotel walls.

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Elounda Peninsula

Elounda Peninsula in Crete is where Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor kicked off their Greek island hopping honeymoon, so you know it’s going to be worth a visit!

Perched on the water’s edge, Elounda Peninsula enjoys beautiful views across the iridescent Aegean Sea and Sitia mountains.

Perfect for honeymooners looking for the ultimate island getaway, this seaside paradise offers a selection of some of the most premium accommodation in Greece, including private suites, villas and residences.

Guests can enjoy being in total privacy with direct access to private jetties and the hotel’s very own beach, the only hotel in Europe offering this. Decorated with luxurious finishes including marble bathrooms, a sauna, massage room, the property also features an indoor pool and outdoor private pool that looks out on to the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea.

Sea view Restaurants and palm fringed lagoons, Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort

Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort

Confetti stayed at Amirandes in the summer of 2019 and we were swept away with the magic of it all. From endless infinity pools and private pools, this place is a water baby’s heaven; the restaurants are even set around a twinkling pool with seats sunk into the sides of the water. For an extra special touch, there’s a floating deck that you can eat your dinner on.

Right on the sea front, honeymooners have access to a private beach, and there’s a spa on site too, to help you unwind post-wedding planning.

Check out our review here.

Honeymoons in Kefalonia

Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor chose a combination of Crete and Kefalonia for their honeymoon in 2018, and if it’s good enough for reality TV royalty, it’s good enough for us.

Turquoise waters meet honey-hued sands on Kefalonia, making it one of the most picture perfect Greek islands, and that’s before you visit the rocky coves and beach-lined bays.

Similarly to the other Greek islands, Kefalonia takes just under three and a half hours to fly to from the UK. Flights from London go from May to September. Out of season you can catch a one hour flight from Athens.

When to go to Kefalonia

April to mid-May is the best time to visit Kefalonia. The temperature is between 20 and 25 degrees. Of course, if you’re a sun worshipper and your only wish from your honeymoon is a blissful week between the beach and the pool, June, July and August promise sizzling summer heat that you’ll love lounging in.

Kefalonia Honeymoon Hotel

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FZeen Retreat in Kefalonia

FZeen is the exact resort in Kefalonia where Millie and Hugo honeymooned when they visited the island.

It’s a home for wellness, with daily yoga, fitness and meditation classes on offer – if you can tear yourself away from the swimming pool complete with luscious green surroundings.

Celebrities Who Honeymooned in Greece

Union J star Josh Cuthbert and his partner, model Chloe Lloyd, had the best of both worlds on their honeymoon, going to both Mykonos and Santorini.

They stayed at boutique hotel Iconic Santorini and Grecotel Mykonos Blu.

 

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Afternoon dips overlooking one hell of a skyline 🇬🇷 #santorini 🇬🇷 @iconicsantorini

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I think its important to start the day with a proper breakfast 🥞🍳 @iconicsantorini

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Millie Mackintosh and Hugo Taylor couldn’t pick between two Greek islands to went to both, hitting up Crete before heading to Kefalonia’s F Zeen wellness resort where they enjoyed yoga, HIIT and meditation.

 

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Have so much love for The Greek islands. A pleasure to visit Crete for the first time and be staying at @eloundapeninsula . An island with thousands of years of fascinating history, incredible scenery, tradition and delicious food. For now kicking back with a Gin and Tonic, waiting for the sun to set. Could not be happier. 🇬🇷 #Greece #MillieMoon

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Gin and tonic o’clock 🍹

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Peter Andre and Emily Macdonage went to Santorini on their honeymoon, with Pete saying: “”It doesn’t get much better than the Greek islands, I’m not going to lie. I went to Santorini on my honeymoon with Emily, and when we left, it was one of the saddest days I could ever remember.”

If this wasn’t enough honeymoon inspiration for you, check out our edit of the most romantic swimming pools in the world.

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