Greece Honeymoon Help!

posted 8 months ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

I think May would be a lovely time to go. Should be warm by then.

I’ve been to Greece twice, including my honeymoon, and my absolute favorite island is Milos. (I’ve been to a bunch, including Santorini, which is also beautiful but very touristy). Milos is close to Santorini so it’s easy to hop over via a ferry. It’s beautiful and though it’s getting more and more popular, still a lot quieter and less expensive than Santorini. Amazing views, beaches and food!

ETA: I also recommend Crete if you’re looking for great beaches. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

The first time I went was in September and the second time I went was in late May/early June.

The first time we had a few days in Athens, which was amazing, but they were having a heat wave.  So it was mid-90s the entire time…which is HOT when you are walking around the Parthenon and what not.  The islands were cooler due to islands being a bit breezier.

The second time we skipped Athens and went straight to the islands.  I prefer traveling when it’s not full on tourist season, so end of May was perfect and I can’t imagine beginning of May will be all that different.  Any earlier you risk places being closed for the off season.  The weather was nice and we had plenty of pool time and went on an amazing day boat trip from Paros to AntiParos and then another larger sunset boat cruise off of Santorini.  

While I recommend flying from Athens to the islands, I HIGHLY recommend taking ferries in between.  So easy and inexpensive.  

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

We loved Naxos! It was a much more peaceful and gentle pace after Santorini, and it’s more of a “real” place with an economy that can function without tourists. Amazing hiking between villages in the hills, and we did everything by foot or via public bus — no car rental, though that could be fun too. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Our cruise stopped in Mykonos for a day and it was amazing! We went the first week in May, and we spent half the day at the beach!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I’ve been to Greece 10+ times, never been in May, but my Future Mother-In-Law goes then and it’s always hot. I recommend Crete and Rhodes, both have excellent beaches, restaurants, bars and a wide variety of accommodation for all budgets. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I’ve been in early May it’s beautiful as it’s the beginning of the season.  The nights can be chilly though so take a sweater. I’ve been in September too and that’s beautiful too the sea has also warmed up by then.

We love the Lindos Blu hotel in Rhodes and I also recommend Zante and Kos.

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