Post # 1
Help! We honestly can NOT decide on where we want to go for our honeymoon in July. My sister works for Starwood hotels, and her friend just opened up her own travel agency; so they have created TWO amazing itineraries for us. But now we are stuck; price wise is the same for both (and they managed to get us in under our budget too!!) I don’t want to do half Italy, half Greece; too much traveling!
10 days in Italy, we would be going to Rome & the Amalfi Coast (Positano & Capri)
10 days in Greece, we would be going to Athen, Mykonos, and Santorini.
My husband is part Italian, and has never been to Italy (or left the country before). I went 5 years ago; chaperoning a school trip (so its was NOT relaxing at all!!!) but we did Rome, Florence and Venice.
Thoughts? Has anyone been to Italy or Greece?! Any and all suggestions are welcomed!!!
Post # 2
I much prefer Italy so that’s my vote! I’ve been 3x but would go again in a heartbeat, even to the same cities.
We spent less than 10 days in Athens/Santorini/Mykonos and that was already more than enough time for us. But we tend to be more active travelers and sitting around pools/beaches aren’t our thing.
Post # 3
Omg Positano is the most beautiful place i’ve ever been. We did the whole Amalfi coast and it was just beautiful.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2020 - La Jolla, CA
Italy in July is going to be HOOOOT. I unless there’s some beach time, I would choose greece. The beaches in Mykonos are beautiful! We went to Italy and Greece in May (cruise) and I loved both places. I definitely want to go back and spend more time in Italy but not while it’s super hot (July).
Post # 5
I’d say Greece in is at equally hot, if not even warmer than Italy in July.
ericasoldout is Greek or Italian cuisine getting you more excited? Both countries are a LOT about food. We’ve chosen Italy for our honeymoon (for the truffle haha), however, our honeymoon will be early October so clearly a different time of the year. I’ve been to Italy four times in the past and Greece once. In general, especially after the Greek crisis, Greece is cheaper than Italy though.
Post # 6
I’ve been to both and I would pick the Greece itinerary over Italy, especially for a honeymoon. For 10 days I think the Greek Itinerary is perfect. For Italy, 10 days isn’t enough!!!!
Post # 7
I know way more people who went to Italy than Greece for their honeymoon, so maybe that says something? But for me, I would probably choose Greece because I would rather just be relaxed by the water and don’t wanna have to plan much.
Post # 8
Greece and Italy are amazinggggggg! However July in Italy is almost unbearable in terms of heat, so it ends up being super exhausting walking all of the stairs etc. Greece will be beautiful in July and more relaxing I think. We are tossing up both Italy & Greece for our honeymoon as well but it will be in September for us.
Post # 9
Ive been to both, Greece 100% The pictures I have and our memories are absolutely amazing!
Post # 10
I have been to both, and both are amazing! As you only have 10 days I would choose Greece. IMO you need at least 5 days just for Rome, and if you were to go down to Positano and Capri then it would be a shame to miss Sorrento.
10 days for Greece is plenty of time to relax and explore. Make sure you hire a quad bike to ride around the islands! 🙂
Post # 11
We have not been to Greece but did just return from a trip to Italy. We loved Florence and wish we could have spent more time exploring Tuscany and wine country as we were only there for two nights. If you both love that countryside vineyard scene then florence would be a great spot to hit. Good luck!
Post # 12
I live in Greece and I would say that July is the best time to visit our islands. Don’t spend much time in Athens though, it will be incredibly hot. On the other hand, I would prefer Rome a milion times more for any other time (except summer) over a greek city.
Post # 13
husband is not a drinker! I want to do Tuscany; but I don’t think he’d appreciate all of that wine!!!! Lol
Post # 14
Personally, I really disliked Italy. I went to Rome and thought it was super dirty and the food wasn’t good. DH’a brother and his gf also just went (they did Venice and some of the countryside) and weren’t impressed for similar reasons. They loved Greece and we also have considered it for our honeymoon. But my DH has never been to Europe (I’ve been many times) and he wants to do more than “just Greece.” And because by of mine and his brothers experience, isn’t interested in splitting with Italy at all. Id still be open to it. But not rome. 🤷🏻♀️
Post # 15
I’ve done both of those – they are amazing so I think you’ll enjoy either one! Between those two specific itineraries I’d choose Greece though 🙂
In Italy…. Rome is the place I enjoyed least. If you go for Italy I would reduce some time in Rome to try to include some of Tuscany or Florence. (Tuscany was simply gorgeous with all the little hill towns, relaxing, and had the best food ever).
Greece I think is a perfect combo of city/museum type stuff and relaxing beach days. The prettiest beaches I’ve ever seen have been in Greece. Athens is busy/graffitied… but has an interesting character and you only need a couple days to hit the famous sites/see a couple museums, and I think it was well worth it. Then you can go enjoy the islands!