Post # 1
We’re considering a honeymoon in Greece. Perhaps with some time in Turkey as well. We would be going on the trip in late October and I’m trying to get a sense of if it is a good time to travel to Greece. I have looked on weather websites, which is somewhat helfpul, but I’d love to hear form people who have actually been. My hope is to have a honeymoon that is relaxing but not one where we sit on a beach every day. Some downtime will definitely be needed on the honeymoon, but some active time would be nice as well. I’m open to any other suggestions as well!
Post # 3
I’ve been to both, but only in the Summer. It was ridiculously hot in the summer, so maybe its a good time of year to visit if you aren’t wanting a beach honeymoon.
Hope someone gives you a good answer soon!
Post # 4
I’m planning our honeymoon to Greece in Aug/Sept. From what i’ve read, most of the islands (Santorini/Crete) shut down come Oct cause tourist season is over. If you’re really stuck on Oct, I would check carefully to see what will be open, if you’re planning on heading to the islands anyways.
Post # 5
Thanks for the advice! Sounds like maybe I should consider some other options. Bummer. Any suggestions?
Post # 6
kHumble is correct. A lot of resorts do shut down for the season in the fall.
The weather should still be good, but it really just depends upon what you want to do while you’re there.
Post # 7
If you’re still considering Greece give me a shout 🙂 I am from Greece originally (although not living there anymore) so I’d be happy to help with ideas! If you’re thinking of visiting the islands, they will be pretty quiet in October.
That being said, it really depends on what you want to do. There will be places to stay and places to eat (although more limited than in the summer) and the weather will be way milder than the summer period (where basically it gets hot enough that it’s not that pleasant walking around and sightseeing during the day).
But for what it’s worth, the islands are not the only interesting part of Greece by far. If you are willing to rent a car to go around, the mainland has some amazing things to see and do, with a mix of nature and history. And accommodation will be pretty cheap (basically in Greece high season in terms of prices tends to be mostly August).
I hope that helps!