(Closed) Honeymoon in Greece

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Worker bee

Hey! I went to Greece on vacation in September 2008 and LOVED it. You absolutely have to stay on the island called Santorini – that’s the most well-photographed sunset in the world. You should stay in the city called Oia for the best view, rather than Fira. Everything is super-expensive on Santorini and there isn’t too much to do, so just stay so that you can catch at least one sunset. Make your way to Crete – Crete has a great architectural site at Knossos. I recommend having several days in Athens to visit the Acropolis (which includes the Parthenon), they also have multiple museums, and there’s some fun shopping in town!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with Santorini, I would also say Mykonos. I love the island! They have great historic windmills, bars and food on the coast, and my fav beach of all the Greek beaches I went to, Elia. There are many great shops and places to eat in the maze like town. I would go back in a heartbeat! This island stayed the truest to the blue and white house style that you see in all the pictures and there are thousands of small churches everywhere on the island. I would LOVE to go back for my honeymoon but my finace’ wants to go somewhere new, we are thinking the Amalfi coast in Italy.

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Santorini and Mikanos are the two most beautiful islands I have ever seen.  Limit your time in Athens, Taxi drivers are rude, it’s dirty and the only thing you want to see their is the Acropolis and the adjacent museum. You will not believe how  clear and beautiful the ocean is, enjoy.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

Mrs. Mouse honeymooned in Greece too! 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Delphi is not an island, it’s north of Athens, but it’s absolutely gorgeous. I liked it even better than Santorini – great views, great history. Olympia is very over-rated. Corinth is another great mainland locale if you can get there.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

The only two islands I’ve been to are Mykonos & Santorini so I’m biased, but they really are wonderful! Mykonos is def more of a party place, the party on the beaches starts at 2PM with dancing girls & music, its so festive! Santorini is much more calm & we met more couples there. The black sand beaches & sunsets are AMAZING!

I’m so sad that I lost most of my pics from the Greek Islands because we went to Spain afterwards and my camera was stolen 🙁

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re doing Greece, too! I’ve been looking into it (just started though) and Santorini is definitely on my list of must-dos. We also really want to take a day trip to Delos and explore the ruins there. God there are so many gorgeous places, it’s SO hard to narrow it down. In an ideal world I’d go everywhere.

P.S. – Mrs. Star’s honeymoon recaps are amazing. Love her!

Post # 10
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Busy bee

have fun! my dad went to greece before and said it was lovely

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I went to Greece on a cruise this past June and one of our stops was Volos, Greece, where we went on an excursion to the Meteora monastaries.  They sit on these rocky peaks or mountains (?), and once you are up there the views are absolutely breathtaking.  You definitely must go to Santorini (esp Oia) and Mykonos as well, and try to stay over night.  We missed the nightlife on the Greek Islands because we had to go back to the cruise ship before 5 or 6 every night.  The islands are fairly empty during the day… it’s hot!!! 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

There is also an island called Naxos that is very cool. It is off the beaten path a little from the other more well known islands. It has this beautiful temple archway still standing near the harbor. Beautiful.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Any suggestions on who to go with (in terms of travel packages and flights) or where to stay (in terms of hotels of villa rentals)?

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m in the same boat too.  My fiancee and I are currently trying to plan a honeymoon in Greece for this August.  I live in NYC and would love to know how Ms. Star planned her trip or what agency she used.  We’re thinking of doing a few days in Athens, then maybe Naxos and ending in Santorini. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We probably will.  I went there a couple of years ago.  Since I was travelling by myself, I didn’t brave the ferries to the islands.  I stayed in Athens and in Nafplion, which is a couple hours from Athens, near Mycenae.  AMAZING.  It’s a seaside town built into a hill – some of the streets are just stone staircases.  Mycenae is amazing as well, if you’re into history.

The Parthenon and archaeology museum there were fantastic, but in general Athens kind of reminds me of Los Angeles.  Also – though I haven’t been to the islands, I have a friend who lives in Athens and Santorini is her favorite.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re also going to Greece for our honeymoon, and Southern Italy as well.  In Greece we’re planning to stay in Athens, Santorini, Corfu and Kefalonia.  I used to live in Greece when I was younger and have been back a few times.  My mom actually lives there, even though she’s not Greek.  Life there is just awesome!  They’ve been blessed by gorgeous weather, unlike us here on the East Coast!  Uggh!  What’s up with this rain?  Where is the sun???

Anyway, I used to live in Athens, and if you do stay there, definitely check out the Acropolis of course, but if you want nightlife, go to Psiri a neighborhood close to the Plaka, which has hip places.  It’s got narrow cobblestone streets that go up a hill.  Also if you can, check out Likavito, a posh neighborhood for a coffee or strolling along expensive boutiques. I personally love the beach neighborhoods of Athens such as Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Varkiza.  If you rent a scooter or car, you should definitely check them out.  These are all neighboorhoods that are next to each other and face the beach.  They’re great for the beach during the day, but they’re packed with restaurants and nightlife.  Picture clubs that are completely outdoors!  Just amazing!

I’ve never been on the islands, so I’m very very excited about going there.  Wherever you go in Greece, there is no question that you will have a blast!  Good luck planning! 

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