Post # 1
Well i dont have a wedding to plan anymore so I have finally started booking all the goodies for our honeymoon in Europe.
So far we have our flights booked from Vancouver to Gatwick, England
We are staying there for a week.
Flights booked from Gatwick to Athens and back again.
Ferries booked from Athens to Santorini, Santorini to Mykonos and Mykonos to Athens.
and my favorite….my private villa for 6 nights in Oia, Santorini GREECE!!!
http://www.anemomilos.gr (Villa 1) we got it for 110. Euro with taxes…is that a good deal. It normally goes for 150…no breakfast included but there is a market nearby and we have a fridge 🙂
So now i just need to book an affordable place in Mykonos…So excited!! just had to share!
Post # 3
I can’t wait to hear about your trip. That’s where we are planning on going as well, just the greece part, not England. With maybe a side trip to Italy 🙂
Post # 4
@notevenclose: Oh Italy would be AMAZING too…we thought about going there as we have an extra week..but man is Europe expensive…:(
Post # 5
Your trip sounds lovely… I loved the greek islands but athens itself was a big let down for me.. hope you have a better experience! and England is awesome!
Post # 6
@MrsNeutrino: I havent heard much good stuff about Athens…we are going to spend 1.5 days there (one night) so hopefully that will be enough..but not to much…
Post # 7
YAY for European honeymoons! Your trip sounds divine!
We were in Athens for about 1.5 and for us it was more than enough! We hit the major sights that we wanted to see.
The villa in Oia looks fantastic!
Post # 8
Exciting! We’re also planning to go to Greece – to Athens, Santorini, and Crete.
I’ve been to Athens before and while people are right that it’s kind of underwhelming as a destination (it reminds me a lot of LA – hot, crowded, and sprawling), there are some amazing things there. It’s definitely worth a day or two in Athens to see the Parthenon.
Post # 9
@Baileyh: I am so excited for you! We are also going to Santorini and Mykonos (and then heading over to Italy) for our honeymoon in October.
I think your villa in Santorini looks amazing!! Every place I’ve looked at is much much more than that (including the place we’ve booked), so I think you got a great deal! When are you taking your honeymoon?
Post # 10
That is sooo exciting!!! Ah jealous!! Were you guys not able to take a honeymoon right after your wedding? We are just starting to plan our vacation for the end of the year and just looking up stuff gets me giddy!
Post # 11
@Baileyh: So glad you will be coming to my beautiful country!
I think you have to know where to go in Athens and youll see how great a city it is- there are a few bad neighborhoods in the central area that you can avoid. Most tourists understandably do not know where the nicest parts of the city are.
In Athens, go to Thissio, walk on the cobblestone streets and go to Plaka for dinner. Those are two gorgeous areas in the city. Also, you can go to the rooftop of the Hilton or Grande Bretagne to their rooftop bars at night that are luxe and have an amazing night view of the city.
The new Acropolis museum is fantastic by the way. It would be a shame to see the little time in Athens as time just to pass quickly…
Enjoy! Santorini is one of my favorite islands!!
Post # 12
So excited to read all of this – we are going to Greece for our honeymoon as well. Staying 10 days in Athens – Santorini – Crete – back to Athens. We have 4 days total in Athens alone, and even though pp mentioned underwhelming experiences there, we plan to make the most of it. That is why we are island hopping too, so we can see the more romantic/beach sides in addition to the historical landmarks. I cannot wait!
Post # 13
Sounds fabulous! We’re doing something similar. Flying to Rome then Athens, Santorini and Mykonos. We’re most likely staying at the Mykonos Grand. My bestie stayed there last year for her honeymoon and said it’s the most amazing resort she has been to anywhere.
Post # 14
@krobbie: we are going in June! 🙂
@PitBulLover: We probably could have gone right after the wedding but it would have been hard. I only get three weeks vacations and Darling Husband doesnt get anything, so we had taken off 1.5 weeks for the wedding (wedding and short mini moon to the island) so we felt if we postponed it for a year we could invest more time into it (and save up more money so we could have a nice trip). I have actually found planning the honeymoon more stressful (and more expensive) then the wedding!! so i am really really really glad i waited now! Where are you planning yours?
@Evie19: ohht thank you so much for the tips..im writing them down!
@808mjm202: Island hopping will be the best! We wanted to do more islands but were advised against it bc of our time frame…i wante dto go to Corfu and Crete though!
Post # 15
Hey for all you ladies that have done research or have gone to Mykonos…I want to book a hotel and surprise my hubby with one thats really nice…but we are on a budget (damn you money!!!). I looked at the Mykonos Grand but its so far out of our budget i didnt even laugh….
We are looking at about 150.00 a night (CAD) so about 110 Euros a night…..pref something right on the beach..or very close…any suggestions?
Post # 16
Are you sold on Mykonos? Some of the smaller islands have rooms for that price at really nice hotels. We’re going to Santorini and Paros, and found an amazing deal in Paros for only 90 euros.