Greece or Croatia?! Where should we go for our honeymoon?

posted 1 year ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Greece or Croatia for the honeymoon?
    Greece : (23 votes)
    61 %
    Croatia : (15 votes)
    39 %
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    Busy bee

    My FI and I decided on Cyrpus (the Greek side of the island) for our honeymoon. His father is a Cypriot born Armenian and my parents vacationed there for their honeymoon, too so it’s become something sentimental for us to go there. But I’d love to visit Santorini if Cyprus wasn’t already decided. I would put that on my list if I was to go island hopping!

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    Helper bee

    I’ve been to both Greece and Croatia – you’ll get more for your money in Croatia, though Greece probably has a greater quantity of luxury hotels and facilities. 

    However, they’re much of a muchness to be honest! Both have amazing food; in any beach/luxury resorts, culture will be limited but there should be plenty of water sports, diving, excursions etc.

    The North East coast of Corfu is absolutely stunning (no sandy beaches but crystal clear water and very classy), and from there you can visit Albania (highly recommended), Paxos and Antipaxos via sea plane (stunning, stunning beaches in Antipaxos – pic below), an abandoned village called Old Perithia and Corfu Town, which is a bit shabby but very beautiful in its way. Just don’t go to the South Coast – tacky in the extreme! Wink

    Hvar or Korcula would be good choices for Croatia, IMO.

    Antipaxos beach (starring my feet):


    Looking out to sea in Corfu Town

    Looking out towards Albania from NE coast of Corfu:

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    Helper bee

    I apologise for the multitude of pics Embarassed

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    Newbee
    • PV
    • 1 year ago

    As a European, I’d definately say Croatia! Beautiful unspoiled nature, long coastlines, thousands of islands and even mountains for extreme sports fans. Greece is so seen and done, “touristy” would be word I guess. I don’t know anyone who has NOT been to Rodos/Kos/Crete. But I agree with doorstopper, Greece would probably have more luxury hotels but Croatia is cheaper.

    In Croatia I’d visit Dubrovnik (most beautiful coastal city, old town protected by Unesco) and Hvar (really romantic I hear). Just don’t photograph police or army, and remember they’re cathlics if you visit churches etc. :)

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    Bumble bee

    Croatia. Just as (or more!) beautiful and your money stretches further there.

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    Newbee

    Croatia!!!! And I’ve only been to Zagreb! We loved it and can’t wait to go back and see Dubrovnik and Split. You can get from the city to the coast more easily than trying to navigate Athens and the islands. Plus besides the Acropolis Athens is big and dirty. Zagreb is beautiful- fly in there and spend a night or two downtown

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    Worker bee

    I’ve also been to both Greece and Croatia (we got married and honeymooned in Dubrovnik, Croatia) and Although the money is bluer in Greece, Dubrovnik is where I would go.  It is BEAUTIFUL…I would start with Plitvice lakes and head on down to Dubrovnik.  We went to Greece and It was not bad at all (I currently live in Europe now where my husbands from) the seafood was great, the beaches were cool…but it was a lot more going on in Croatia.  I think you will enjoy it.  I would look for a hotel in the Lapad Beach area, if your dead set on hotels…we did a condo that was a 3 min walk to the beach with resturaunts right below our balcony…It was a dream wedding and honeymoon :)

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    Worker bee

    Can email you pictures also if you’d like :)

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    Worker bee

    I meant the WATER is bluer…in Greece :)

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    Buzzing bee

    @NewYorkLady:  Theyre both fab!

     

    I did Athens and then island hopping in Greece. Lots of culture in athens once you stay in the right spots. One thing I will say is though, a lot of the islands are the same. I loved Crete. I found Knossos to be really interesting. However, watch where you stay. Some places are wild and not romantic at all!

     

    I found the islands in Croatia to be more what I’d like. Lots of romantic walks, nice restaurants and bars etc! Dubrovnik is nice too. Last time I was there, I travelled to Sarajevo and Mostar in Bosnia. Much less touristy but really cool vibe and so interesting. I think it’s about a 5-6 to Sarajevo from Dubrovnik and you could come back to Split via Mostar. You sound like someone who doesn’t just want island hopping so here’s some ideas. Also, I thought Hvar was a nice island to visit.

     

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    Buzzing bee

    @NewYorkLady:  Bloody hell!!! Just realised this post is ancient!!!! What a waste of effort, unless you’re really lazy and haven’t booked yet.., lol! Let us know what you decided.

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    Blushing bee

    @phoebephoebo:  It wasn’t a waste of effort…it’s helping me now :) And I’m sure it’ll help future Bees, too. Thank you!!!

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