Santorini: Show-stopping sunsets, dramatic caldera views, lunar landscape, and cliff-hanging luxurious resorts
Honeymoon in Greece, Santorini, Mykonos, Crete islands [Vacation packages]
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a honeymoon in Greece? Pristine beaches? Show-stopping sunsets? Cliffs dotted with white-washed cubic houses? Romantic candlelit dinners with a sea view?
Well, a honeymoon in Greece is all the above, but also so many more. To discover the best destinations for an unforgettable honeymoon in Greece, all you need to do is scroll down.
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Santorini, Mykonos & other best Greek honeymoon places
Best time: June, early July and September or April, May, and October
Hotels: Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa, Andronis Luxury Suites, Canaves Oia Suites
Argo, Mr. E
Mykonos: Vivid party scene, 5-star hotels, cosmopolitan beaches (Ftelia, Panormos, Psarou)
Best time: June-early July and September or April, May, and October
Hotels: Mykonos Blanc, Myconian Naia, Kivotos Hotel & Villas, Cavo Tagoo, Santa Marina
Corfu: verdant landscape, picturesque seaside villages, luxurious resorts
Best time: June-September
Hotels: Domes Miramare
Athens: Acropolis hill, rooftop bars, luxurious hotels, glorious history, picturesque neighborhoods
Best time: April, May, and October
Hotels: Grande Bretagne, Cape Sounio Grecotel, King George, Four Seasons Astir Palace, Athens Capital, Grand Resort Lagonissi
Honeymoon packages and romantic tours
The best Greek islands for a honeymoon in Greece
It’s not a secret that the Greek islands are some of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world! Whitewashed houses, quaint villages, enthralling sunsets, luxurious seaside resorts…what’s not to love about them?
So, if you’re searching for the most romantic islands to unwind and celebrate the beginning of your wedded life, Santorini, Mykonos, Milos, Corfu, and Crete are your best bets!
Honeymoon in Santorini
Famous all around the globe for its show-stopping sunsets, dramatic caldera views, lunar landscape, and cliff-hanging luxurious resorts, Santorini is the grande dame of romantic destinations in Greece. Oia, Fira, and Imerovigli are the most romantic villages in Santorini, as they offer breathtaking sunset views and endless luxury accommodation options.
The best time to visit Santorini for a honeymoon
There’s no doubt that summer is the most romantic season to visit Santorini. But, here’s the catch: in peak season (mid-July to August) the island overflows with tourists, which is not romantic at all! So, if you want to go to Santorini in summer with your significant other, opt for June, early July or September. Alternatively, you can visit Santorini in spring or fall. April, May, and October may be less popular months to visit Santorini, but -and trust us when we say that- they are the best options for a relaxing crowd-free holiday!
The best hotels in Santorini for honeymoon
Santo Pure Oia Suites and Villas
Santo Pure is the ultimate luxurious resort in Oia! Offering utmost privacy and round-the-clock services, Santo Pure Oia Suites & Villas is an ideal option for couples searching for their very own romantic hideaway. This 5-star hotel offers a selection of opulent cave suites, exclusive sunset suites, and private villas, as well as several high-end facilities, including a wellness center and an excellent restaurant.
Info: Oia 847 00,Tel: 2112340692
Andronis Luxury Suites
Perched on the lunar caldera, the multiple-times awarded Andronis Luxury Suites is ideal for a luxurious stay in Santorini. The suites of Andronis are opulent, spacious, and open out to private verandas with either an outdoor jacuzzi or an infinity pool. If you want more space, you can opt for the luxurious Andronis villas, which are equipped to a high standard and come with an infinity pool. As expected, all suites and villas offer unparalleled views of the caldera!
Info: Oia 847 02, Tel: +30 2286072041
Canaves Oia Suites
Canaves is one of the most iconic hotels in Santorini. Hanging from the edge of the dramatic Santorini caldera, Canaves offers a spectacular sunset view, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your private balcony or infinity pool. The renovated suites of Canaves Oia have a minimal decoration based on calming white and neutral tones, which create an utterly relaxing atmosphere. They come with luxurious facilities including private plunge and river pools and offer breathtaking sea views.
Info: Main Street, Oía 847 02, Tel: +30 2286071844
The best beaches in Santorini for couples
Perivolos is one of the most stunning beaches in Santorini. Carpeted with black volcanic sand, this long beach boasts a lunar setting that feels out of this world! Except for its magical ambiance, Perivolos beach is also famous for its cosmopolitan character. It is an organized beach with sun loungers, umbrellas, water sports facilities, restaurants, and luxurious bars with swimming pools. What’s more, many beach parties take place on Perivolos beach, which makes it a super-fun place to be!
The most romantic restaurants in Santorini
Argo restaurant has a majestic setting, as it is perched on the edge of the caldera in Fira. Thanks to its location, it offers the most breathtaking sunset views! Using the freshest locally-sourced ingredients, Argo creates farm-to-table dishes that marry traditional with contemporary. From the renowned Greek salad and fried calamari to the seafood pasta and hearty meat dishes, everything is scrumptious!
Info: Thera 847 00, Santorini, Tel: +30 2286022594
Housed in the ISTORIA Hotel in the eastern part of the island, away from the hustle and bustle of Oia and Fira, Mr. E is a seaside gastronomical retreat! This restaurant boasts a relaxing setting, thanks to its location by the sea and the lunar surroundings, which upgrade the dining experience. Using seasonal ingredients that come straight from the land of Santorini, Mr. E‘s chef Alexandros Tsiotinis creates delicious Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist.
Info: Fira, Thira 847 00, Tel: +30 2286028700
Honeymoon in Mykonos
Mykonos might be famous for its wild party scene, but it’s also a popular honeymoon destination. If you want to combine relaxation with having fun and romantic moments with partying, Mykonos is a go-to!
The best time to visit Mykonos for a honeymoon
If you’re planning on traveling to Mykonos for your honeymoon or a romantic getaway, your best bet is to avoid August, because that’s when the island gets really busy. Our suggestion is to opt either for the start of peak season (June-mid July) or for the end of peak season (September). During these months, the island isn’t as crowded as in August, so it will be easier for you to enjoy the beaches and the scenic cobblestone alleys of the town. However, if you’re dreaming of a quiet honeymoon, opt for April, May, or October, when the weather is still good, but the island isn’t overcrowded.
The best hotels in Mykonos for honeymoon
Mykonos Blanc Hotel
Mykonos Blanc is one of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Mykonos. Situated right by the sea, next to the trendy Ornos beach, Mykonos Blanc offers the perfect location for a relaxing vacation on Mykonos island. This luxurious hotel marries minimal design with top-notch services, offering a variety of accommodation options including suites with private pools, honeymoon suites, family suites, as well as exclusive luxurious villas.
Info: Ornos 846 00, Mikonos, Tel: +30 2289027618
If you fancy an exclusive, adults-only hotel in Mykonos, Myconian Naia is the answer to your prayers! This 5-star boutique hotel has a secluded location on a hill overlooking the Aegean sea, which offers not only utmost privacy but also panoramic island views. Myconian Naia comprises 18 exclusive suites, which have a minimalistic aesthetic and high-end amenities. Many of them come with a private pool, while others open out to beautiful balconies with majestic sea views.
Info: Mykonos Town, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289022108
Kivotos Hotel & Villas
Kivotos is the ultimate blend of luxury, elegance, and exotic vibes! Located very close to Mykonos Town, the island’s center of activity, Kivotos offers luxurious accommodation and exclusivity, along with a selection of top-tier facilities. Its 40 suites and villas stand out not only for their luxurious comfort but also for their ultra-stylish design and unique architecture. Kivotos also has a wellness-centered philosophy, offering a wide range of wellness facilities, including a spa, a fitness center, as well as yoga classes.
Info: Ornos Bay, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289024094
Cavo Tagoo is arguably one of the trendiest places to stay in Mykonos! Hanging on a cliff in the west part of the island, close to Mykonos Town, this 5-star hotel boasts a stunning location. The highlights of Cavo Tagoo are its luxurious cave rooms and suites, which are the perfect blend of minimalism and natural beauty! Luxuriously decorated and equipped with private infinity pools and outdoor hot tubs with sea views, they’ll make you feel like a royal.
Info: Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289020100
Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort
Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort is a luxurious oasis of tranquility in Mykonos! Tucked away in a sandy bay, just 4 km away from Mykonos Town, this opulent resort feels worlds away from the bustling city center. The 101 rooms and suites of Santa Maria, as well as its 13 villas, offer the privacy and luxury you need during your holiday! As for the luxurious facilities of Santa Maria, they include a private beach, four different eat and drink options, and a top-notch spa.
Info: Ornos Bay, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289023220
Myconian Villa Collection
If you’re searching for the perfect luxurious hotel for a private romantic stay in Mykonos, Myconian Villa Collection is a go-to. Ideally located on a rocky hill overlooking the sandy Elia beach, Myconian Villa Collection blends smoothly with the natural surroundings. Thanks to its location, the hotel’s opulent and super-stylish rooms, suites, and villas offer a panoramic view of the island and the sea. Except for all-encompassing views, though, they also offer utmost privacy and a selection of high-end facilities, including outdoor jacuzzis and private infinity pools.
Info: Elia Beach, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289076000
The best beaches in Mykonos for couples
Alemagou Beach Bar (Ftelia beach)
Alemagou is another popular luxurious beach in Mykonos. Having a laid-back vibe and a Mexican-inspired boho aesthetic, Alemagou is a go-to for trendy vacationers! Tarsanas beach, where Alemagou Beach Bar is located, is an idyllic sandy beach in Ftelia just 10 minutes away from Chora Mykonos. The exotic setting and the all-day bar/restaurant of Alemagou Beach Bar will tempt you to stay there from day till night!
Info: Ftelia, Mykonos, Tel: +30 2289071339
Principote (Panormos beach)
Principote is one of the best beach clubs in Mykonos as well as a renowned beach party destination! Nestled in the sandy (and protected from the strong winds) Panormos beach, Principote boasts a stunning location and impeccable style. Tastefully decorated with wooden sun loungers and white hand-knit umbrellas that integrate into its surroundings, this beach club oozes an irresistible boho charm! As for the luxurious facilities of Principote, they include a restaurant, a cocktail bar, a professional massage service, and a fashion boutique.
Info: Panormos Beach, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289077184
Nammos (Psarou beach)
If you fancy a day-till-night luxury beach experience, Nammos Beach Bar & Restaurant is a one-way destination. Located on Psarou, one of the most cosmopolitan beaches on the island, Nammos couldn’t be anything less than iconic! From luxe beach parties with plenty of champagne to amazing Greek and Asian-infected gastronomy and high-end shopping, Nammos has it all. Oh, and don’t miss their luxurious spa -it’s exactly what you need after a long day at the beach!
Info: Psarou Beach, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: 2289 022440
The most romantic restaurants in Mykonos
Remezzo is one of the best fine-dining restaurants in Mykonos. The iconic Remezzo Bar & Restaurant has a long history in the island’s entertainment and gastronomy scene, as it has been operating since 1967. Its location is stunning, as it is ideally situated right by the sea in Mykonos Town, where the heart of the island beats. Remezzo is one of our favorite spots for sunset cocktails and dining with a view.
Info: Polikandrioti, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +302289025700
The moment you enter Coya restaurant you feel like you’ve been transported to an exotic paradise! The Inca-inspired decoration and colorful setting beautifully complement the delicious Peruvian food of Coya. The restaurant’s menu is inspired by Latin American flavors and is based on fish, seafood, tasty tacos, and meat. Coya also offers a well-curated cocktail menu that pairs perfectly with the restaurant’s exotic dishes.
Info: Malamatenias St, Matogianni 84600, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +302289022515
Kalita Bar Bistro and Restaurant is known for its Greek cuisine with a modern twist. The highlight of Kalita restaurant is its hidden courtyard, which creates the most beautiful setting for a romantic dinner. As for the food, it is deliciously creative, but it has deep roots in the Greek tradition. Kalita also offers an excellent wine list and a short and sweet dessert menu to end your dinner with!
Info: N. Kalogera 31, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +302289027102
Honeymoon in Corfu
Corfu might not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of a honeymoon in Greece, but the truth is that it is an ideal island for couples. Its verdant landscape, picturesque seaside villages, luxurious resorts, idyllic beaches, and romantic main town make Corfu a magical place to celebrate your newlywed status!
The best time to visit Corfu for a honeymoon
If you’re dreaming of a romantic beach holiday with your significant other, then the best time to visit Corfu is from June to September. However, keep in mind that the period from mid-July to August, is the island’s peak season, so it may be overcrowded. To enjoy the more peaceful side of the island, we suggest that you opt for June-early July or September.
The best hotels in Corfu for a honeymoon
Domes Miramare is arguably one of the best upmarket resorts in Corfu! Set in a verdant property in the Moraitika area, this 5-star adults-only resort is a go-to for privacy and luxury. Domes Miramare comprises 113 bedrooms, suites, and villas, each of which offers utmost comfort and exclusivity! Many of them come with a private pool, a jacuzzi, a private hammam, and a private terrace or a veranda with a wooden deck.
Info: Miramare Beach, Moraitika 490 84, Tel: +30 2661440500
The best beaches in Corfu for couples
Canal d’Amour Sidari
Not many beaches are as romantic as the Canal d’ Amour (Channel of love) in Sidari. This beach is particularly popular with romantic couples thanks to an interesting legend. According to legend, the couples that swim through the beach’s canals stay together forever. Taking a dip at Canal d’Amour is a unique experience to have with your spouse and a fun opportunity to check if the legend is true!
The most romantic restaurants in Corfu
Venetian Well is arguably one of the most romantic -and luxurious- restaurants in Corfu. Nestled in the picturesque Kremasti Square in the heart of Corfu Town, it has a nostalgic flower-embellished setting that will make you feel transported to the Knights’ Era. As for the food, the restaurant specializes in gourmet cuisine with modern touches and Italian influences!
Info: Sofokleous Dousmani 46, Kerkira 491 00, Tel: +30 2661550955
Honeymoon in Crete
Crete is considered one of the best romantic destinations in Greece. Its picturesque towns, stunning architecture (a remnant of its Venetian occupation), and pristine beaches make it a couples’ favorite almost all year round.
The best time to visit Crete for a honeymoon
To enjoy the island’s natural landscape at its best, reap the benefits of the good weather conditions, and avoid the crowds, our suggestion is to visit Crete in April, May, or October. The second-best option -in terms of crowds- is June-mid July and September.
The best hotels in Crete for couples
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
Blue Palace is one of the best luxury resorts in Elounda. Covering a space of 143 acres, this 5-star resort is basically an exclusive village! It comprises opulent suites, villas, and bungalows with private pools and verandas that offer utmost privacy and relaxation to all types of travelers. The ultimate place to relax in Blue Palace, though, is its huge luxurious spa complex, which features a sauna, 2 hammams, and 24 treatment rooms, where you can enjoy a variety of rejuvenating treatments including couples massage, anti-aging treatments, and Ayurvedic treatments.
Info: Plaka, Schisma Elountas 720 53, Tel: +30 2841065500
Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas
Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas is another luxurious resort in Elounda. Located right by the sea, the legendary Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas offers 5-star beachfront accommodation and a selection of top-notch services. The hotel’s opulent suites, bungalows, and villas are generously spacious, offering utmost comfort and privacy. They all open out to beautiful verandas with eye-popping sea views and come with private heated pools, jacuzzis, and other luxurious facilities!
Info: Lassithi, Elounda Crete 720 53, Tel: +30 2841063000
The best beaches in Crete for couples
When we’re thinking of the best romantic beaches in Crete, Elafonisi is the first one that comes to mind! This beach is nothing like you’ve seen before. Carpeted with shiny pink sand, which is, in fact, thousands of crushed shells, and surrounded by shallow turquoise waters, Elafonisi boasts a dreamy scenery that will blow your mind.
Falassarna is another super-romantic beach in Crete, not only because of its natural beauty but also thanks to its enthralling sunset views. This beach is very popular with tourists, so it usually gets overcrowded. However, the beach consists of many consecutive sandy beaches, so you’ll be able to find your very own spot among the coves and enjoy the sunset undisturbed.
The most romantic restaurants in Crete
If you’re looking for the perfect place for a romantic dinner or for celebrating a special occasion, Serenissima is a go-to. This restaurant has a refined ambiance and offers three well-curated menus (‘Earth’, ‘Sea’ and ‘Vegan’), which consist of creative dishes based on traditional Greek cuisine. It’s a must for fine-dining in Crete!
Info: Skoufon 4, Chania 731 31, Tel: +30 2821 086386
Honeymoon in Milos
If you ask a local what the most romantic island in Greece is, the answer will be either Santorini or Milos. A popular destination for couples destination among the locals, Milos provides a wide variety of romantic locations, from lunar beaches to quaint whitewashed villages. Not to mention its spectacular landscape!
The best time to visit Milos for a honeymoon
The best season to visit Milos for a honeymoon is arguably summer! But, here’s the catch: Like most Cyclades islands, Milos is packed in peak season, from mid-July to August. So, our suggestion is to opt for the less-crowded and less-pricey shoulder season (April, May, September, and October). However, if you insist on visiting the island in summer, June is your best bet!
The best hotels in Milos for honeymoon
Salt Suites and Executive Rooms
If you’re searching for an ultra-romantic seaside accommodation in Milos, Salt Suites and Executive Rooms is an excellent option. Located in the picturesque Pollonia village, this elegant hotel boasts an idyllic location. Its minimal decoration, calming feel, and luxurious facilities make it a dreamy retreat for couples!
Info: Pelekouda, Pollonia 848 00, Tel: +30 2287041110
Milos Cove is the ultimate luxury hotel in Milos. Nestled in a rocky cove near Pollonia, Milos Cove blends smoothly with the natural surroundings, providing a modern shelter away from the hustle and bustle. Boasting stunning architecture, 42 luxurious suites and villas, an amazing spa, an infinity pool, and a gourmet restaurant, Milos Cove will make you want to be on a honeymoon forever!
Info: Beach, Pounta, Agkali, Komia 848 00, Tel: +30 2287304930
The best beaches in Milos for couples
Sarakiniko is the most popular and most-photographed beach in Milos. No wonder -its lunar landscape, surreal setting, huge white rock formations, and emerald waters make it nothing less than a natural wonder. There’s no better spot for a honeymoon photo shooting!
The most romantic restaurants in Milos
Medusa restaurant is an ideal option for a romantic Greek meze dinner in Milos. Picturesquely located right by the sea at Mandrakia, this cute restaurant stands out not only for its location but also for its fresh seafood and finger-licking good meze dishes!
Info: Milos 848 00, Tel: +30 2287023670
The best mainland destinations for a honeymoon in Greece
If you think that there aren’t any other options for a honeymoon in Greece besides the Greek islands, you’re dead wrong! The Greek mainland has to offer plenty of romantic towns and quaint villages that will make your honeymoon an unforgettable experience. The best part? The Greek mainland is a wonderful destination all year round and not just in summer. So, if you’re planning a fall/winter/spring honeymoon trip, the Greek mainland is your best bet!
Honeymoon in Athens
Whether you’re planning on spending your honeymoon on the Greek islands or the mainland, spending a few days in Athens is a total must. The lit Acropolis hill, the rooftop bars, the luxurious hotels, the glorious history, the picturesque neighborhoods, and the elegance of Athens ooze romantic charm in abundance!
The best time to visit Athens for a honeymoon
If you’re planning a romantic trip to Athens with your significant other, our number one piece of advice is to avoid peak season (ie. July-August). Hordes of tourists and overcrowded streets aren’t the most romantic things, right? Your best bet lies in shoulder season. April, May, and October are the perfect months to enjoy a honeymoon in Athens. During these months, you can do a bunch of romantic activities, including Saronic cruises, rooftop dining, watching movies at open-air cinema theatres, and sunset watching at the Athenian riviera. The weather is still good, but the crowds aren’t as bad as in August!
The best hotels in Athens for couples
Grande Bretagne sits right next to Syntagma square, in the heart of Athens. This glamorous and historic hotel is one of the city’s trademarks, not only because of its stunning neoclassical exterior but also thanks to its famous clientele! Grande Bretagne Hotel comprises 320 luxurious rooms and suites that combine lavishness with comfort. They are all fully-equipped with high-end facilities, like marble bathrooms, fluffy bathrobes, and refreshment centers. Grande Bretagne also offers personalized 24-hour butler service to all suites!
Info: 1 Vasileos Georgiou A, Syntagma Square Str, Athens 105 64, Tel: +30 2103330000
Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort
If you fancy a luxurious seaside resort far from the bustling Athens city center, Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort is the answer to your prayers! Tucked away into nature in the beautiful Sounio, a coastal town just an hour away from Athens, Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort boasts an amazing location and a breathtaking view of the iconic Temple of the Poseidon. Accommodation options at Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort include luxurious family rooms and suites, as well as private villas with private swimming pools. The hotel also houses the Elixir Spa Retreat, a 350m² wellness complex that offers a variety of rejuvenating treatments!
Info: 67 km Athens-Sounio, Sounio 195 00, Tel: +30 2292069700
King George, which is located right on Syntagma Square, is an ultra-luxurious hotel that dates back to 1930. Its long history is arguably reflected in its decoration that oozes an old-school charm! King George comprises 102 opulent rooms and suites with an elaborate yet elegant design. They all come with top-notch facilities, like flat-screen TVs, refreshment centers, bathrobes, slippers, and marble bathrooms. Some rooms offer a beautiful view of Syntagma Square or the Acropolis. Our suggestion is to opt for the latter!
Info: 3 Vasileos Georgiou A, Syntagma Square Str, Athens 105 64, Tel: +30 2103222210
Four Seasons Astir Palace
Boasting a stunning location in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, Four Seasons Astir Palace is a top choice for a cosmopolitan seaside holiday near Athens. This 5-star resort boasts an amazing location, as it is tucked away in a verdant peninsula 45 minutes away from Athens city center. Accommodation options at Four Seasons Astir Palace range from luxurious suites with private pools to spacious bungalows. All 303 hotel rooms have a retro-chic decoration and blend perfectly into the natural surroundings.
Info: Apollonos 40, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Tel: +30 2108901000
Athens Capital Center Hotel, Syntagma
Athens Capital Center Hotel is a new entry into the luxury hotel scene of Athens! Situated right next to Parliament and Syntagma Square, this 5-star hotel boasts a very central location. This is not the only reason why Athens Capital Center Hotel is one of our top picks, though. Its luxurious rooms and suites are also a hit! Stylish, spacious, and ultra-comfortable, they offer a premium accommodation experience. Not to mention the stunning rooftop with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis!
Info: 4 Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue and 2 Kriezotou street Syntagma Square, Athina 105 64, Tel: +30 2144442000
Grand Resort Lagonissi
Grand Resort Lagonissi is one of the most luxurious beach resorts in Greece! Located right on the beach in Lagonissi, a private peninsula in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, this hotel is the ultimate cosmopolitan destination near Athens. Accommodation options in Grand Resort Lagonissi include rooms with a sea view, private villas and residences, suites with private pools, and seaside bungalows. They are all luxuriously decorated and come with high-end facilities. Grand Resort Lagonissi also has an excellent spa and wellness center, which offers a variety of relaxing treatments!
Info: 40th km Athens Sounion, Lagonissi Attica Athens 190 10, Tel: +30 2291076000
The best beaches in Athens for couples
Astir beach, Vouliagmeni
This is hands down one of the chicest beaches in Athens. Located on the coast of Vouliagmeni, 20 km away from Athens city center, Astir Beach is the place to go if you want a luxurious beach experience. On this beach, you’ll find a wide selection of high-end facilities, like luxurious hotels, sophisticated restaurants, and designer boutiques.
Krabo beach, Kavouri
Krabo is a go-to for an afternoon dip followed by a sunset cocktail and a scrumptious Mediterranean meal by the sea. Nestled in a secluded Kavouri bay in Vouliagmeni, this beach and restaurant are a mix of bohemian flair and top-notch service. The best part? Krabo is just a 15-minute drive away from Athens city center!
The most romantic restaurants in Athens
If you’re dreaming of a romantic seaside dinner with an all-encompassing view of the Saronic Gulf, Ithaki is the place to go. This elegant and luxurious restaurant in Vouliagmeni boasts a magical atmosphere and has a rich Mediterranean menu with French and Japanese influences. The awarded Ithaki restaurant specializes in seafood, offering a wide variety of fine gourmet dishes, like salmon with seaweed and pesto, tuna with Korean spicy sauce, king crab with passion fruit, sauteed shi drum, and marinated red shrimp.
Info: 28 Apollonos Str Vouliagmeni, Tel + 30 210 8963747
Matsuhisa Athens is one of the top Japanese restaurants in the Greek capital. Ideally located by the sea in Vouliagmeni, Matsuhisa offers fine dining with a magical view. The restaurant’s owner, Nobu Matsuhisa, is an expert in innovative cuisine and runs top-rated restaurants all around the world! The excellent menu of Matsuhisa Athens comprises a variety of Japanese delicacies, including sushi, sashimi, soups, robata dishes, tempura, and other delicious dishes.
Info: 40, Apollonos street, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Tel: +30 2108960510
GB Roof Garden
GB Roof Garden, the rooftop restaurant of the Grande Bretagne Hotel, is one of the most luxurious places to have a dinner with a view of Athens city center! Located on the 8th floor of the legendary hotel, GB Roof Garden offers an all-encompassing view of Athens, including the Parthenon, the Acropolis Hill, and the Lycabettus Hill. As for the restaurant’s menu, it consists of Meditteranean dishes with a gourmet twist and a scrumptious selection of Arnaud Larher desserts.
Info: Vasileos Georgiou A 1, Athina 105 64, Tel: +30 2103330000
Honeymoon in Monemvasia
Monemvasia is one of the most romantic destinations on the Greek mainland. To be exact, Monemvasia is not typically located on the mainland. It is a tiny island/medieval town in the Peloponnese that is connected to the mainland by a causeway, which makes it an even more fairytale-like place to visit! The narrow paved alleys, the imposing medieval castle, and the stone-built Venetian mansions of Monemvasia compose a picturesque setting that will captivate you!
The best time to visit Monemvasia for a honeymoon
Monemvasia is a popular destination all year round. However, if you want to enjoy the good weather and dip into the sea of the Laconia region, the best time to visit Monemvasia is from late spring untl early fall (May-September). Monemvasia rarely gets overcrowded, even during the peak season, so summer -even August- is an ideal time be in Monemvasia! However, keep in mind that from mid-July until August it’s VERY hot, so early summer or early fall are better options.
The best hotels in Monemvasia for couples
Kinsterna Hotel and Spa
If you want to unwind and reboot with your significant other, Kinsterna Hotel and Spa is the best place to stay in Monemvasia! This 5-star hotel comprises luxury rooms and suites, as well as two villas that marry traditional with modern and offer a selection of modern amenities. Kinsterna’s highlight, though, is its spa, where you can treat yourself to a variety of relaxing natural treatments.
Info: Agios Stefanos 230 70, Tel: +30 2732066300
Moni Emvasis Luxury Suites
Nestled in the Byzantine Castle citadel in Monemvasia, Moni Emvasis Luxury Suites is an exclusive accommodation that is ideal for couples. It comprises four luxurious suites inspired by the town’s medieval architecture and inherent elegance. Although traditional at their core, the suites come with modern facilities including chromotherapy rain showers, private balconies with sea views, Hypnos beds, and marble floors.
Info: CASTLE, Monemvasia 230 70, Tel: +30 2732062122
The best beaches in Monemvasia for couples
Kakavos is the main beach in Monemvasia. Located very close to the town, right under the iconic fortress, this shingle stretches for 1 km and is surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape. After a long day at the beach, you can enjoy a romantic meal at one of the seafront taverns!
Pori is a super-long beach located just 2 km away from Monemvasia town. This beach boasts a stunning natural setting with pine trees, crystal-clear waters, pebbles, and sand. Protected from the strong winds, this 2 km-long beach is an ideal spot for romantic sunset dips in the sea as well as for water sports.
The most romantic restaurants in Monemvasia
Chrisovoulo Restaurant & Bar
If you’re looking for the perfect spot for a romantic dinner with a view, Chrisovoulo is your best bet! Situated on a cobbled street that leads to the Castle citadel, this elegant restaurant boasts a magical setting. As for the food, it is based on the tried-and-tested local recipes and it is made with the freshest locally-sourced ingredients. Our suggestion is to opt for a Greek meze dinner, which consists of several appetizers. This way, you’ll taste a bit of everything!
Info: Monemvasia Castle, Monemvasia 230 70, Tel: +30 2732062022
To Kanoni is a traditional restaurant located in the main square of the Castle district in Monemvasia. Using local products straight from the farms of the Peloponnese, To Kanoni creates a variety of hearty Greek dishes including local grilled sausage, chicken apaki, ouzo shrimps, and beef with eggplants and tomato sauce.
Info: Kastro Monemvasia 230 70, Tel: +30 2732061387
To sum up…
Greece is the PERFECT destination for a honeymoon! Full of breathtaking landscapes, stunning beaches, luxurious resorts, and picturesque spots, this country will steal your heart quite literally.
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