Likewise, if you’re planning your summer vacation with your friends, partner or family, I hope that this travel guide will also inspire your summer adventures. It covers when to go, how to travel, places to visit and the best food and drink to enjoy while you’re away.
Greece is the perfect honeymoon destination. Couples have long visited the islands of Mykonos, Crete and Santorini after their weddings for the abundance of sun, sea and sand. An even greater draw is the rich history of Greece and the beautiful culture that still flourishes today. You and your new spouse could exit your hotel and be right next to the crumbling ruins of a temple!
With over 119 inhabited islands in Greece to hop between, not to mention the dozens of harbours, museums, archaeological sites and restaurants to enjoy, it’s no wonder that organising your Greek honeymoon can be a little difficult.
When to go
Unsurprisingly, the weather in Greece tends to be lovely all year round! The perfect months for a honeymoon, however, are between May to October. This is when Greek weather is warm, bright and sunny.
Tourist season starts in July and only really eases up in August, so if you’d still like to enjoy the heat without the hustle and bustle of holiday-goers, June or September would be good times to visit.
How to travel
Nowadays, the best way to travel to Greece is by cruise. When travelling on luxury cruise liners like that of P&O Cruises, both you and your spouse can get the most out of your honeymoon by seeing as much of the Greek islands as possible from beautiful accommodation on the water that is spacious, comfortable and lavish.
Because Greece is made up of so many islands with great distances between them, travelling aboard a ship is the best way to get around in general.
The best food and drink
Greece has such a rich array of food and drink to choose from, that I couldn’t possibly list all the best food and drink to try. But, there are some staples that you must eat on your honeymoon. These include:
- Stuffed Vine Leaves
- Grilled Eggplant
- Halloumi Cheeses
- Ouzo and Retsina Wine
Greek cuisine is quite different to British food. When visiting Greece, you’ll notice the presence of tavernas and something special called an estiatório. An estiatório is basically a wine-and-cookhouse where you can try delicious dishes such as moussaka, stuffed tomatoes, vegetable casseroles and stew.
Places to visit
Without doubt, the best places to visit in Greece must include Athens, Santorini, Crete and Mykonos. These are islands with a global reputation for beauty, great activities and even greater cuisine.
Santorini, with its Instagram-worthy, white-washed buildings and gorgeous sunsets, is particularly recommended for honeymooning couples. There’s no better island for a sweet, romantic getaway.
What to do
There are various different activities to do in Greece so your days are sure to be busy from morning till night. Hoe about wine tasting? Taking a catamaran cruise and snorkelling? Or maybe paying a visit to Athens’ ancient Acropolis and the unforgettable volcanic islands of Santorini. The beaches of Mykonos are unmissable, too.
If you’ve previously travelled to Greece please share your favourite places, recommended activities and top tips for visiting the country in the comments below. I’d love to hear your ideas and holiday hacks!
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