Post # 1
Hello lovely Bees!
So we’ve decided to stick with Greece (and Turkey) for our honeymoon! (We will most definitely do Croatia another time).
Here’s our plan:
Athens 2 nights
Crete 5 nights
Santorini 3 nights
Mykonos 3 nights
Istanbul 4 nights
What I would love from you ladies who have been to any of these places is advice on what to do/see in each of them? Now that we’ve got the schedule sorted.. we need some options for activites. 🙂
Thank you for any and all input!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Go to Knossos in Crete! Hire a boat to go to Nea and Palea Kameni when you are on Santorini, walk up the volcanic island to the vents, and go swimming in the hot springs around those islands. Also, hit up the black sand beach there and the red one down by Akrotiri if you have the time. In Athens, I’d definitely suggest the Akropolis, Agora, and archaeological museum, but I’m a Classicist, so these things are what draw me to Greece. If you want an amazing meal, make a reservation at a restaurant called Pil Poul in Athens. If you sit on the roof terrace, the view of the Parthenon at night is simply stunning and the food is FANTASTIC. I had the salt-encrusted snapper. They cracked the crust and deboned the fish tableside. Amazing.
Post # 4
I have only one thing to add: Look up at the sky in the dark velvet nights on Santorini and enjoy. The stars are brighter and seem closer to earth than anywhere else I have ever been.
Post # 5
Never been there, but can you bring me back a bottle of Ouzo?? 😉 have fun!
Post # 6
Stay in Oia when in Santorini…best sunset views. I highly recommend St John in Mykonos.
Post # 7
In Santorini we stayed in Imerovigly which is between Oia and Thira and it was the perfect location, (and way cheaper than Oia). Rent a 4 wheeler and go explore the island. Watch the sunset in Oia.
Mykonos is very windy which no one told us about. We rented a 4 wheeler there as well and went exploring from beach to beach. Our favorite and least windy beach was Psarou. Mykonos town is super fun for dinner and everything is open really late. Walk around before settling on a restaurant, there are tons of them.
Istanbul has so much to do. THe grand bazaar is a must see. Be prepared for everyone to try to get you to buy something everywhere you go. I would highly suggest a pre-arranged transfer to and from your hotel here. Obviously see the really big sites in all the tour books. We also loved the Cistern which isn’t really mentioned too many places. It was magical. A lot of hotels here have rooftop terrances. Take advantage of them for a wonderful view of the city.