Post # 1
So my FI and I had decided a long time ago that we were going to go to Greece for our honeymoon. Unfortunately, it seems like Greece is a no go with the current situation going on over there. So we are on the hunt for a new place to go- we’d love someplace wtih a lot of natural beauty and warm weather, but we don’t want to go to a resort and sit on the beach all day- while we would enjoy some beach, we aren’t good at sitting on a beach all day for a whole week. We are thinking the coast of Italy, or Croatia but we’re not really sure. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Post # 3
We were considering Belize because we thought we wanted some beach without the sitting around and drinking all day. We liked Belize because they have a lot of beach areas, but also a lot of inland jungle areas. We have since completely changed our direction though, and now we are planning on traveling around Ireland for our honeymoon.
Post # 4
@onyx81: hmmm never thought of Belize! definitely something to consider… and Ireland is AWESOME- such a gorgeous country, you will enjoy it!
Post # 5
@agerard23: Oh I’m right there with you… Greece would be *amazing* but it is far too crazy right now.
I would definitely give Italy/Croata a whirl! I’ve been to Italy before and it is just amazing and enchanting! You could do something like fly to Rome, tour Tuscany, hit Cinque Terra, hop over to Venice, and then end your trip up in Lake Como area? Or you could take a cruise! That way you could still get to see that Adriatic area and be somewhat sheltered from the protests.
Good luck! I’m sure it is going to be amazing either way!
Post # 6
What is happening in Greece? What did I miss?
Post # 7
I live in Athens, Greece. I have friends visit me often and they always have an awesome time.
I can understand visitors don’t want to risk coming during a possible taxi strike, which could be very inconvenient…
But I have to say I live here and while our economy is absolutely in an awful mess, the news reporting is extremely misleading. The media makes it seem like we live in a war zone somtimes, which is totally ridiculous.
I work in the center of Athens 3 times a week and things are safe and calm 99% of the time. Even when there are strikes and protests, it is confined to about 3 or 4 blocks in the whole city.
Sorry OP, didn’t want to distract from the point of your thread, but I just wanted to say that.
Why not visit the Amalfi Coast? Ive heard amazing things!
Post # 8
I personally wouldn’t be overly concerned re visiting Greece. IMPO the main ‘risk’ would be the hotel going bankrupt and ceasing to operate due to the ecomonic situation; I don’t know if hotels have been affected thus far but IMO this is probably the biggest potential issue, and if you have decent insurance you’ll be covered.
Anyway, Itlay is suppsoed to be lovely; my parents have been to Tuscany, Pisa, Florence, Venice, and Sorrento/the Amalfi coast, and it looks amazing; the scenery is beautiful and there is a wealth of things to see and do; the food is also excellent, and my parents have never found it to be as expensive as everyone makes out. I would definitely look at a multi-centre if you do go with Italy, especially if you’re travelling a long way.
There are also some lovely areas in France: the Dordogne region is very beautiful, Paris is amazing, and there are some very lovely (and pricey!) resorts on the coast.
Post # 9
We are most concerned about transport issues once in Greece- we don’t want to get stuck anywhere beacuse of strikes.
I should mention that we have been to Rome, Florence, and Venice in Italy (and loved Italy a lot!) and we have also been to Paris. We aren’t looking to go someplace we have already been city wise- we’d definitely like to explore new places.
Post # 10
We’re going to Costa Rica. It’s the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation.
Post # 11
Dont give up on Greece if thats where you want to go. May 2012 is a LONG ways away and plenty could happen between now and then. It is highly unlikely that the taxi strike is going to last 6+ months. Besides, people contributing to their tourism industry is the best thing to get their economy back on track.
Post # 12
@mandypop: I agree. Spending a few days in Athens seeing the sights and then going to a few islands would really be an amazing honeymoon.
Most of the time, when taxis strike, the metro works and vice versa..and the islands are never affected by the strikes.
My friends mom who has traveled all over the world told me Santorini was the most beautiful place she’d ever seen…so maybe you should still consider Greece. 🙂
Post # 13
Greece is still a viable option…..your honeymoon won’t be affected by the economic crisis. Italy is about to be in a very similar situation anyway – it’s just had it’s credit rating reduced by 2 grades and the economic crisis will spread across many european countries in similar positions, so if you rule one out for that reason, you’d have to rule out many others too.
Italy is definitely a classier place to visit (I love Greece so I don’t make this comment disrespectfully). Rome is uber expensive but has so much to do and see. The amalfi coast is beautiful….just stunning. Italy is very expensive once there though but has a brilliant rail system so you can travel about easily. Florence in the north has brilliant markets and stunning countryside scenary.
Post # 14
I went to the Amalfi Coast and the isle of Capri a few years ago and it is an absolutely breathtaking area! I would really reccomend it!
Post # 15
I agree, I have also been to Amalfi Coast and Capri and they are wonderful options for a honeymoon!!
Post # 16
We’re interested in a Greece honeymoon too- never thought twice about what’s going on over there. Maybe I’m an optimist, but I think it’ll be fine 🙂 And if there do happen to be big city protests, just stay on the islands.