By Nick Kringas
Let Cupid and Aphrodite inspire your honeymoon ideas, and spend some time enjoying the sights, tastes and true romance of Greece.
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Whether you and your new husband or wife want to explore ancient historic sites, do a culinary tour or just spend time together on a soft, sandy beach Greece has it all. Between the excitement and history of Athens and the beauty of the over 100 islands in the Aegean Sea you’re sure to find a honeymoon holiday to suit both your tastes.
There are many things to do in Greece for your honeymoon. Board a yacht or go sailing, try diving or take a drive. Explore beautiful villages and cities, ancient historic sites, or any of the black or white sand beaches. Spend time enjoying some ouzo or Greek wine in a taverna overlooking the sea, or dress to impress and enjoy Greece’s notorious nightlife. Or if the two of you just want to relax, check into a luxurious ocean view suite and forget about the world outside.
Spending Time in the Greek Islands
There are over 100 islands paradises in Greece, ranging from towering cliffs to long, sandy beaches. The waters of the Aegean are crystal clear and turquoise blue. The greenery of the islands and the whitewashed houses make for picture-perfect occasions.
Santorini has it all: beaches, great shopping, dining and nightlife, not to mention spectacular views. Enjoy watching the sun set over dinner on the edge of a volcano, or sink your toes into a black sand beach in Perissa. Go diving or explore the Minoan ruins in Akrotiri. The cliffside homes and hotels offer expansive views out over the sea.
Mykonos also in the Cyclades islands is great for young couples or those who like to really celebrate on their honeymoon. Mykonos is well known for its excellent nightlife and beautiful-but somewhat crowded-beaches. You can take ferries from Mykonos to neighboring islands like Crete, Syros and Tinos. The island of Delos is particularly interesting.
If you want something a little more commercial and familiar check out Crete. Full of restaurants, shops and rooms Crete has it all. If you want to explore this big island a little more head to the western edge, or rent a car and tour the windy roads through beautiful little villages and pristine beaches. Crete is full of Minoan ruins and active monasteries as well if you’re interested in that kind of thing.
Rhodes is particularly beautiful, and another popular Greek island. The medieval walled city and castle are fascinating. Rhodes also has plenty of great nigtlife, beautiful beaches and luxurious resorts perfect for a honeymoon getaway. Visit Valley of the Butterflies while you’re there.
You can base yourself from these or other main islands in Greece and then take ferries all over to some of the less inhabited islands. It all depends on how much time you have and how much traveling the two of you feel like doing.
Traveling to Greece
While many people get an overly romantic idea about Greece being balmy year round you’re best to enjoy a honeymoon during the warmer months of the year. Spring and Fall are great times to visit and aren’t as busy as summer. During winter you’ll likely run into rain and wind.
While you’re in Greece you’ll find a number of ferry services to bring you to different islands and buses that take you all around the mainland and islands to touristy areas and some fantastic beach spots. You could also rent a vehicle on the mainland and tour yourself!
Greece is a popular honeymoon destination-it’s not hard to see why-but if you look hard enough you can find secluded spots for you and your honey to call your own. The islands especially cater to honeymooners and you’ll find stunning luxury resorts and hotels and some fantastic authentic Greek restaurants and tavernas. A Greek honeymoon is one full of memories, where every moment makes you feel like a god or goddess.
Nick Kringas is part owner of Niko’s Greek Taverna. Although there are many Restaurants in Westchester, NY, Niko’s is the only authentic Greek Restaurant around. You may also want to see the Westchester Restaurant Menu.
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