With over 6000 islands in Greece, choosing the perfect one for a honeymoon can be overwhelming, especially because you may feel the pressure of trying to plan the perfect trip. While planning a recent trip to Greece, we learned a few things about choosing the best Greek islands for your honeymoon.
Each island has its own atmosphere. Keep that in mind as you are deciding where to go. Do you want a party vibe? Head to Mykonos. Want to feel secluded? Then there are resorts in Crete, Milos, and Sifnos that will be perfect for you.
Consider how much time you have. If you have a week or less, choose one or two islands close to each other, like Mykonos & Paros.
Next, look into transportation. Make sure you aren’t spending entire days on ferries or needing to take another flight if you do not have to.
After you have planned your vacation, do not spend time wondering if you made the right choice about the islands you’re going to. You will find amazing food, clear-water beaches, friendly people, and beautiful accommodations on any Greek island.
Here are our choices for the 7 best Greek islands for honeymoons.
Which Greek Islands are Best for Honeymooning?
Santorini is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations, not just in Greece, but in the world. The island is renowned for its dramatic cliffs, stunning sunsets, and crystal-clear waters. Santorini is also home to a number of luxury resorts, offering everything from private pools to five-star dining. While most travel guides will tell you to go to the town of Oia to find a resort or to see the sunset, we recommend Imerovigli. You will save some money and there are more accommodations with sunset views and private pools or hot tubs.
If you are looking for swimming in the sea, Santorini has several beaches on the eastern side of the island. Make sure you book a sunset catamaran cruise to enjoy some traditional Greek cuisine, snorkeling time, and amazing sunset views. Some other things to do in Santorini on your honeymoon are going on a wine tasting tour, having a romantic photo shoot, or enjoying dinner with an amazing view.
Keep in mind that since Santorini is the most popular Greek island for honeymoons, it is also the most expensive and crowded.
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Mykonos is one of the most beautiful and popular islands in Greece. It is well-known for being the island with the most lively atmosphere. There are plenty of things to do on the island, from exploring the charming streets of Choa (aka “Mykonos Town”) to relaxing on the beach.
The island also has a number of luxury hotels and resorts, making it easy to find the perfect place to stay. Whether you're looking for a relaxed or active honeymoon, Mykonos makes for a good choice.
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Crete is one of the larger Greek islands and makes for a perfect honeymoon destination. With its size comes a variety of beautiful resorts that are slightly more affordable than Mykonos and Santorini. If you can only go to one island on your honeymoon, Crete is the way to go.
The island boasts stunning beaches, romantic restaurants, and a wealth of activities to keep couples entertained. You can spend your days exploring the island’s ancient ruins or simply relaxing on the beach with a cocktail in hand.
For a more relaxed honeymoon, find a resort that is away from the main town of Heraklion. Heading east there are several options like the Does this sound like a place you'd like to explore? When you book with Celebration Wishes Travel you can rest easy knowing that every single detail of your trip will be handled with care. Blue Palace Resort and Spa located in Plakas.
You’ll enjoy the luxury of a five-star resort that has an intimate boutique feel even at full capacity, suites with private pools, and a beach with amazingly clear water. A five-minute walk down the road takes you to a small village where you will eat mouth-watering chicken souvlaki, moussaka, and other traditional Greek foods.
Abaton Island Resort & Spa will be a better choice for a modern resort near a more lively area of the island. If you are looking for more adventure, head to the western side of the island where hiking trails lead to the secluded beaches.
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On the Greek island of Sifnos, time seems to stand still. The whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches nestled among the hills are a reminder of a bygone era. The winding streets and sandy beaches offer a glimpse into the island's storied past. With its tranquil atmosphere and idyllic setting, Sifnos is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience a more traditional Greek experience.
The island's secluded beaches and dramatic cliffs provide the perfect backdrop for an intimate honeymoon. And with its abundance of seafood restaurants and charming cafes, Sifnos is sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate.
Although it is fairly close to the larger island of Naxos, Paros has a much more laid-back atmosphere. The island is known for its stunning beaches, beautiful waters, and traditional whitewashed buildings.
There are also many great restaurants and bars, as well as a vibrant nightlife scene. Paros is an ideal destination for a honeymoon, offering both relaxation and entertainment. Whether you want to spend your days lounging on the beach or exploring the island's Byzantine churches and Venetian castles, you will find plenty to do on this idyllic Greek island.
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Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades archipelago and has something for everyone. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy, such as hiking, biking, windsurfing, and kayaking. You can also explore the island's many archaeological sites, including the ruins of a Venetian fortress and an ancient temple dedicated to Apollo.
And of course, no trip to Naxos would be complete without sampling the local cuisine, which includes fresh seafood, olives, and cheese. Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, Naxos is the perfect destination for a honeymoon.
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Milos is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea that is growing in popularity. With its quiet villages and romantic sunsets, Milos offers a slice of paradise for any newlywed couple without the crowds. There are plenty of activities to keep couples busy, from exploring the island’s many hiking trails to enjoying a candlelit dinner overlooking the Caldera.
Greek Honeymoon Island Combinations
Most couples choose to visit more than one island on their honeymoon. With high-speed ferries connecting the islands, it is very easy to include 2 or 3 islands during your honeymoon for some island hopping.
Santorini & Crete
Take a high-speed ferry from Santorini to Crete in less than 2 hours, and get the best of both worlds. You can see the iconic sunsets of Santorini, then escape the crowds and retreat in Crete.
Naxos & Santorini
Visit two of the most popular Greek islands in one trip, connected by a high-speed ferry for around an hour and a half travel time.
Mykonos & Paros
Enjoy the lively beaches at Mykonos, then unwind in Paros. The two are connected by a high-speed ferry in less than an hour's time.
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So, there you have it – our top Greek Islands for honeymooning! We hope that this list has given you a better idea of what each island has to offer and helped you narrow down your options. Greece is a truly magical place and we know that whichever island you choose, you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime. Make your dream Greek honeymoon come true with a Celebration Wishes registry today!
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