(Closed) How much did your Greece honeymoon cost you?

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We spent 3 amazing weeks in Greece for our honeymoon. Everything is quite inexpensive there. We spent around $80-100US night in Airbnb’s, most mid range meals would be under $30US but could be as cheap as $10 if we just had a gyro and salad. We rented ATVs or scooters for around $25US a day. 

Including airfare and our trip to 5 different islands we spent $4500US. I planned most of the Airbnb’s before hand but did everything else like book ferries/day trips etc once we got there. It’s a very easy country to travel. 

Post # 3
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Worker bee

Congrats bee! Im getting married about a week after you and we’re honeymooning in Greece too! We’re spending about $6k US (we’re Canadians, so spending $8kCAD) and will be there for two weeks, but like the other bee said it can be done for less! Our flights from Vancouver eat up nearly half the budget, and we’re splurging in Oia on Santorini (which also makes a big dent lol). Everything is super affordable once you’re there, and can be done for a fraction of what we’re spending! I backpacked through Greece 13 years ago for next to nothing—just depends how you want to travel/where you want to stay ๐Ÿ˜Š

Enjoy your honeymoon, it’s a magical country and I can’t wait to go back with my future hubs!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

My husband is Greek and we are planning on going the same week as you. The flights are not cheap- I would reccommend installing an app like Hopper, it allows you to monitor airfare prices for selected dates and tells you when to book. For the most part Greece is fairly inexpensive as long as you do your research! Santorini- particularly Oía as a previous poster mentioned- is pretty expensive, but you can absolutely do it on a budget with research! There are loads of islands that are cheaper as well and also beautiful- if you Google “Greek islands on a budget” there are great guides. The cost of your trip really will vary based on how much you want to “splurge” and indulge. We went in 2016 the week after Labor Day. We spent about $800 per person for flights which was a steal. I think they’re usually around $1000-$1300. We stayed mainly in Athens with family which was free lol, but we did go to an island near Athens overnight, we took a ferry to get to the island and spent the night. We stayed in a hotel that was very clean, had a nice pool, and a very expansive breakfast. I think the hotel was under $100 a night! 

 

We also went to Santorini and decided to splurge but there are many other affordable options out there. Also, I can’t vouch for how “good of a deal” it is, but you can book packages that include all of your transfers/hotels/etc. I would start pricing out ferries/airfare/etc between the places you want to go. If you’re planning to visit multiple places you could also book a package deal. It might be easier to have your ferries/airfare/hotels etc. in one package, although I can’t vouch for whether or not it’s a good deal (i would probably research how much it would cost to do myself)- I know that Globus and other places offer packages that I believe would be around $1800 per person for your dates for 10 nights. I think it includes some tours and meals too. I would start pricing it out independently and also consider perhaps going to a travel agent and having them price it out as well. I typically wouldn’t tell anyone to see a travel agent but for somewhere like Greece, particularly if you plan to visit many places, if you don’t have firsthand knowledge of the language it’s probably easier to make all arrangements ahead of time. Food and other expenses are very affordable.

Do you and your Fiance like cruising? Most of the cruises that go to Greece leave from Venice, and they don’t normally go to Cyprus, but that might be a more cost efficient way to see Santorini, Mykonos, etc. We spent about $1500 per person for a balcony on a European cruise with an unlimited beverage package. And the great part is your food is included and you don’t have to move your stuff!!! The only item that really adds up are the excursions but they can be booked with other reputable companies for a little less $. Just another idea ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

When I went with my SO, we spent about $2,500-$3,000 for a week in Greece. Went to two other islands and had coffee and breakfast in our hotels. We enjoyed nice dinners and even had one dinner on a boat! 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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wellington7 :  Do you have any recommendations for the Air BnB’s you stayed at? Hubby and I are planning to visit Italy and Greece in May or June ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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mrstravelbee12 :  Do you have any particular cruise lines that you’d recommend? Also, how easy or difficult is it to get around if you do not know the language? 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

This was my trip and cost breakdown from 2 years ago: https://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/greece-trip-recap-pic-heavy/

If you are flexible and can wait to go on your honeymoon about a week or so, flight prices drop significantly beween Aug and Sept when the peak season ends.  Use google flights to find the cheapest dates to fly.  Other than that, food and hotels once there are not very expensive.  Airbnb is a good way to go.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

We are going to Athens for 5 days. With everything already booked it’s around 3K. 

We have 2 day trip to Meteora, boat ride for a day trip to Agina. Then the things we can’t book just yet, but have been budgeted things like Parthenon/museums/food are all in there. We budgets 4K for everything. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

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pinkshoes :  I live for your travel recaps ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Newbee

Check out Emirates Air. They have direct flights to Athens from some U.S. cities. Even the “cheap” seats are nicer/more comfortable than the more $$ ones on most US airlines.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2021

Been to Greece about ten times, as I’m from the Uk so flights are pretty cheap. Can’t comment on the cost of flights from the US, but hotel prices in Greece vary massively depending on which island or part you visit and how luxurious you want your hotel to be. Islands like Santorini and Mykonos are the most expensive, if you want anything more than the most basic accommodation ( which compared to US hotels is very very basic) it will set you back around $300+ per night in June, if you want a luxury or high end hotel with the best views and location it could be in excess of $500 per night for just bed and breakfast. 

More affordable islands such as Zante, Cofu, Crete etc looking at around $100pn for 3/4 star, which is still very basic for US standards and maybe $200+ for something more luxurious both being self catering or bed and breakfast. Food is very cheap compared to other parts of Europe, a basic three course evening meal plus wine maybe around $35 dollars per person. Obviously in the more upmarket resorts and restaurants it will cost more, but in general you can get very good tasty food for not much money compared to the rest of Europe.

TBH in Greece you either have to accept your accommodation and food is going to be very basic and simple (but still very good) or you need to shell out and get a good 5 star hotel. 4 stars are not the same as 4 stars in the US and other parts of Europe. It was a shock to me when I first visited, and I know it is a shock to many people when they book a 4 star hotel that turns out to be more like a 2/3 star. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

We did two weeks, Athens, Crete and Santorini flying from California for ~$10,000 but we pretty much splurged on everything including private drivers.  Though, in Crete we just rented a car as the island is so big.  Anyhow, you could absolutely do it for less.  Food was so reasonable everywhere in Greece.  Everyone was so lovely and while we tried to pick up some Greek words, mostly everyone does know english.  We basically spent a majority of our budget on baller hotel rooms and private tours.  

I think back to Greece nearly everyday and cannot wait to go back.  You will have an amazing honeymoon. 

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