Doubtless, honeymoon is one of the most precious and awaited events in the life of a newly married couple. It has to be an unforgettable experience, a full of happiness start for both partners so they will have beautiful and priceless memories to look back during their entire life. In order for it to be an experience as the couple has already dreamt, honeymoon should be well organized. In this article, we will give you some ideas for romantic and unique honeymoons in Greece. Blue skies and deep blue sea, whitewashed houses and exotic sandy beaches with crystalline waters create the most perfect scenery for this special vacation. Before knowing more about ideal places for a honeymoon in Greece, let’s see from where this this idea from…
How honeymoon began
The word honeymoon first appeared in the ancient Babylon before 4000 years approximately… there the ceremony of a marriage was taking place only during nights with full moon. The groom had to drink a mix of beer and honey every day until the next full moon, so this caused the name honeymoon thanks to the full-of-honey month! Dozens of years later, the ancient Athenians when getting married, didn’t work for a whole month so they were enjoying their new life with their heart’s chosen for a long time. Instead of Athenians, the poor Spartans had to appear at the everyday exercises… the Thracians who were considered as barbarians had a special month after their marriage dedicated to the couple and the goddess of fertility…! At the recent days, maybe we don’t have the chance to have a honeymoon of a full month but even for fewer days we can have a unique and magic honeymoon to live. If not getting married in Greece, one of the best places to spend your first lovely days of your married life is obviously Greece. Below you will understand why.
Honeymoon in Santorini
If you are a couple who looks for the most romantic moments for your honeymoon, if you want to live the most precious moments of your new life away from the stressful cities and the noisy crowd of tourists, in the warmness of a beautiful and picturesque island, Santorini is the ideal place for you. In Santorini, you can survey amazing landscapes at small villages, the amazing beaches with dark shingles and white or red sand. A lot of people claimed that the sunset view is the best sight of the island and many couples from all over the world come in Santorini just to enjoy it. In Santorini, you will find plenty of excellent quality hotels with romantic atmosphere and breathtaking view of the volcano.
Honeymoon in Corfu
The Venetian effect in the culture life of Corfu and its irresistible natural beauty, make this magic Ionian island, one of the top touristic destinations. Every visitor is charmed from the romantic atmosphere and the gorgeous sceneries and the same happens for them who choose for their honeymoon this lovely place. Hardly someone can meet in other place in Greece the romanticism which offers the old town of Corfu. The two fortresses of Corfu which are considered as architectural masterpieces, the old Venetian buildings and the byzantine churches lead you on a journey back in time. In the island, except the architectural sights, there are also natural sights with extraordinary beauty as the beaches… the nicest of them are located at the west side of Corfu and some of the most special are the Canal d’ Amour, the Almyros and the Astrakeri beaches. If you are an active couple who love the sport activities, you are lucky as Corfu distinguish itself for its tournament organizations for riding, tennis, golf, even cricket.
Honeymoon in Corinthian Trikala
Corinthian Trikala (3 villages) are at the northern part of Peloponnese at altitude of 900-1000 meters on the sides of the mountain Ziria. It’s an ideal destination for a honeymoon and lovely destination for a lot of couples for all the seasons as they are very close to Athens (just 1 and a half hours). The word and name of the villages Trikala ( 3 goods) means the three nice things of the area: fresh air, many vineyards with the fantastic local wine and the many fresh water sources. You can visit the cave in which according to the myth was born the Olympian god Hermes, a cave with amazing stalactites, also the full of wildflowers lake of Dasiou and an impressive flora and fauna for the natural lovers couples. Beautiful, high quality and traditional guest houses can host your love. If you make true your honeymoon dream during the winter, you can also visit the ski resort of the area.
Pros of a honeymoon in Greece
- The language: easy understanding wherever to go because the most of the Greeks speak pretty well English.
- Guaranteed quality: the Greek hotels offer excellent and high quality places and services.
- Sun, sea, romantic island streets full of interesting little stores and extremely beautiful beaches is a combination quite hard to be found in another place.
- Safety: the possibility to happen something to you or to your husband is very small as the Greek islands have low criminality compared to other destinations.
Where to go for a honeymoon in Greece
You can be confused by the plenty of choices you have for your honeymoon. Sifnos, Mykonos, Naxos, Skopelos, Lesvos, Santorini, Athens, Crete and countless other places to go. But one it’s sure. Wherever you go, you will meet natural beauty, warm people, excellent hotels, healthy and absolutely tasty food, romanticism and lovely places to live exciting moments as a newly married couple. Considered as one of the most idyllic places in the world, Greece is certainly high recommended for perfect honeymoons. If you are a couple wondering where to spend this special and wonderful time, then Greece offers itself more than willingly to host your happiness and give you the honeymoon of your dreams. Whether you are romantic, nature or luxury lover, in Greece you can find exactly what you wish for having the time of your life and enjoying the most intense moments with your partner. Finally, in case you are interested in seeing more than one place during this trip, Greek honeymoon cruises are recommended, so you have the possibility of seeing as many places as possible and enjoy the Mediterranean weather and sea in its maximum point. Your honeymoon over the tranquil waters will be something to remember of.