Key Takeaways

  • Each destination in Greece features numerous top attractions making worthy additions to any trip.
  • You can’t go to Greece and not indulge in its amazing cuisine, so treat your tastebuds and try new dishes.
  • Book your accommodation in advance to ensure you get the best spot possible.
  • Budget well, and splurge on those elements that elevate a honeymoon from good to great.
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Greece: the land of golden sand beaches, a vast and vibrant history, and fantastic weather. It’s no wonder so many travelers choose this idyllic country as a destination for a romantic getaway, Valentine’s Day vacation, or even a honeymoon. But pinning down the best locations for a Greece honeymoon itinerary is no small task.

That said, there is so much to explore in Greece, from a honeymoon in Athens to mainland gems like Mani and romantic Northern Greece, to the inviting Greek Islands. This can make it a bit overwhelming for you to choose where to go as a newlywed. 

Luckily for you, we here at Eros & Psyche love, love, and love Greece. So, we’ve made the ultimate Greece honeymoon itinerary that explores all of Greece’s top honeymoon destinations, plus some hidden gems and even some Greek island-hopping.


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We start off the Greece honeymoon itinerary in the capital city of Athens and the heart of Ancient Greece. Why Honeymoon in Athens? Firstly, it’s full of historical landmarks to explore and top romantic things to do in Greece, from the Parthenon to the Acropolis. 

If you love historical cities, you could also cross the seas to Italy and have a honeymoon in Florence or a honeymoon in Venice.

Secondly, it’s the ideal spot to bask in Greek culture, whether that’s enjoying a romantic rooftop dinner with your new partner in crime or making your way through Plaka, Athens’ oldest neighborhood.

Lastly, Athens has excellent transport connections. Athens International Airport is one of the top spots in Greece to fly to, as it’s often cheaper to book plane tickets to the mainland. With regular and efficient international flights, it’s a great option for a minimoon in Greece. With a huge choice of ferry connections, it is a convenient starting point for Greek island-hopping, a cruise in Greece, or even as a base to explore the most romantic islands near Athens.

Read on: Greece Transportation on Your Honeymoon

Top Attractions in Athens to Add to Your Greece Honeymoon Itinerary

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus – credits:

There are quite a lot of things to do while on a honeymoon in Athens, but here are our top recommendations: 

  • Acropolis: Delve into the history of Ancient Greece at this tremendous UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient citadel is full of impressive sights, such as the Temple of Athena Nike and the Theatre of Dionysus.
  • The Parthenon: Located on the southeastern slope of the Acropolis, this magnificent temple is dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. It’s part of the Acropolis and is home to an incredible museum.
  • Plaka: Wander through this delightful old neighborhood, grab a bite in one of its tavernas, or get a souvenir in a quaint shop.
  • Athens Riviera: The Greek mainland has fantastic beaches just as good as the islands, so why not dive into the sea at one of Athens’ beaches? It stretches along 37 miles, so there’s tons of space to explore. Whether that’s Voula Beach or the stunning Saronida Beach, you can enjoy sandy beaches, stunning views, and crystal-clear waters.   

If you love historic sites, you should also check out honeymoons in Florence and the most romantic things to do in Rome,

Best Places to Eat and Drink in Athens

Athens is full of fantastic restaurants, bars, and cafés that are just waiting for you to explore. So let’s go through some of the best spots: 

  • Baba au Rum: Located in Central Athens, this great cocktail bar is one of the top places to get a drink in the city. 
  • O Kostas Souvlaki: Coming to Greece without trying a souvlaki would be a crime. That’s why we recommend visiting O Kostas for this delectable pitta-wrapped meal. 
  • Opos Palia: If you’re looking for an affordable meal, look no further than this lovely café. Opos Palia offers all traditional Greek fare, such as dolmades, tzatziki, Greek salad, plus fresh seafood. 

Start your Greece honeymoon in style by staying at one of these romantic hotels. Whether you’re looking for a 5-star resort or an affordable boutique hotel, here are some of our top picks:  

  • Athens Was: Found just minutes away from the Acropolis, this luxurious hotel offers a high-quality experience for you and your partner. This includes modern amenities like 24-hour room service, a state-of-the-art gym, and SENSE, a rooftop restaurant.
  • Athens Capital Center Hotel: With this hotel, the name is literal. You can’t get more central than this location, but that’s not all. It’s also got a rooftop pool, complimentary Elemis toiletries, and delightful culinary options. 
  • Andronis Athens BC: Last but certainly not least, we have this stunning hotel that will delight your senses. From the minimalistic design to the colorful meals, you’ll feel at home here. Want to release your stress? Put on a bathrobe and enjoy a private massage in your room.  


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Next up, we have Santorini, which is definitely a must-visit on any Greece honeymoon itinerary. From its white-washed buildings, dramatic volcanic landscapes, and black sand beaches, this island is one of the top Greece honeymoon destinations

This is not in the least bit surprising, as Santorini also offers a lot of once-in-a-lifetime experiences to share with your lover.

Whether that’s embarking on a sunset cruise with a glass of champagne, or taking a private boat tour of the volcanic caldera, secluded beaches, and nearby islands. 

The beaches in Santorini are perfect for couples. As we see it, visiting Santorini on honeymoon goes hand in hand with having a romantic time, with its warm climate, archaeological landmarks, and nightlife scene. Its relaxing environment is also fantastic for a babymoon in Greece.

Top Attractions in Santorini to Add to your Greece honeymoon itinerary

As with most of Greece, Santorini is full of exquisite spots to visit, whether you’re a history buff or an art lover. That said, here are the top attractions to go to: 

  • Oia: This picturesque village is one of Santorini’s most famous spots, with its blue-domed churches, vivid sunsets, and narrow, winding streets. We will warn you, though, in peak season, it can get very crowded here because of its stunning vistas. 
  • Fira: As the capital of Santorini, this town has a bustling atmosphere, with fantastic boutique shops and restaurants on offer. 
  • Akrotiri: Walk through the well-preserved ruins of this archaeological site – an ancient Minoan city. This settlement dates back to the 16th century BC when it was destroyed by a volcanic eruption. 

Best Places to Eat and Drink in Santorini

Santorini doesn’t just have showstopping views; it also boasts a delightful culinary scene, with options that feature both traditional Greek flavors and international cuisines. Here are some of our top-recommended spots: 

  • Santo Wines Winery: Santorini’s wines are some of the best in Greece, and this winery is no exception to that. Started in 1992 in Pyrgos, Santo Wines has become one of the best wineries in Santorini. From their native Assyrtiko wine to their sparkling white, it’s all fantastic. 
  • Metaxi Mas: Looking for a romantic dinner on your honeymoon? Come to this brilliant restaurant which has views of Kamari Beach and some of the best food in Santorini. Featuring Cretan and Santorinian cuisines, such as fava, baked eggplant, and lamb in yogurt sauce, you’re sure to have a great time – just make sure to reserve a spot.
  • Ammoudi Fish Tavern: If you’ve got a craving for fresh seafood, well, firstly, you’re in the right place. Secondly, come to Ammoudi for some of the best freshly-caught fish and seafront views. From Prawn Saganaki to all kinds of grilled fish, your tastebuds will be delighted.

Now that you’ve got things to do and places to eat, you’ll need somewhere to sleep in Santorini. Consider one of these three places for a relaxing stay: 

  • Costa Grand Resort and Spa: Located at one of Santorini’s best beaches, this resort can offer you the most relaxing and luxe experience. You can have idyllic summer days basking in the sunlight from the buffet breakfast to the private beach area. 
  • Caldera Premium Villas: Right in the middle of Oia, this adults-only hotel is ideal for an intimate getaway in a Greece honeymoon villa. From swimming pool terraces to cave-style rooms, your privacy is guaranteed. Plus, with high-speed Wi-Fi, luxurious toiletries, and high-quality linen, you’ll never want to leave your room.


Little Venice, Mykonos – credits:

Now, we move on to Mykonos, one of the best islands to party in Greece. That’s not all this fun-filled island has to offer.

Despite its popularity with bachelor and bachelorette parties, it’s also one of the most romantic parts of Greece, from walking through Little Venice to sunbathing on one of the island’s many beaches ideal for couples

A honeymoon in Mykonos is also incredibly picturesque, with a blend of architectural influences, from the Windmills, which were built by the Venetians, to the fortresses made by the Byzantines protecting the island from pirates.

We will warn you; this is one of Greece’s busiest islands; however, it’s definitely worth visiting.

Read also: Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Greece for Couples: Luxury Retreats

Top Attractions in Mykonos to Add to Your Greece Honeymoon Itinerary

Looking for what to see while visiting the island? Check out these attractions to make your honeymoon in Mykonos even better: 

  • Little Venice: If you’re looking for the top romantic things to do in Greece, check out this waterfront area. It’s a fantastic spot to be in Greece for sunset, with a drink in hand and your partner opposite you.
  • Windmills of Mykonos: One of the trademark spots of Mykonos, it’s standard to come here and snap a shot for your social media feeds. Plus, it’s a lovely place to walk from the city center.
  • Paradise Beach: Looking for a spot to party or blue waters to dive in? It’s got booming music, vibrant bars, and sun beds with umbrellas for dance breaks.

Best Places to Eat and Drink in Mykonos

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Want a break from partying or swimming? Grab a bite or drink at one of these exceptional eateries and bars:

  • To Maereio: Found in Mykonos’ capital Chora, this delightful taverna offers you a truly Mykonian experience. This includes family recipes, like Asemina’s meatballs, louza – cold cuts in English, and delectable house wine
  • Nikolas Taverna: Right next to Paragka, one of Mykonos’ best beaches, is this lovely family-run restaurant. Indulge in the freshest seafood paired with a beer or cocktail – it’s like being in a utopia. 
  • 180º Sunset Bar: Want to enjoy a drink while the sun sets? Come to this bar for mimosas, cocktails, and small bites. Plus, it’s situated atop a cliff, so stunning views are guaranteed. 

Lastly, you’ll need somewhere to get some beauty sleep after fun-filled days of sightseeing, partying, and sunbathing. So, let’s jump into some top hotels on Mykonos.  

  • Kensho Ornos: You’ll fall in love with this hotel, as it’s got a wide range of amenities for that perfect stay. This includes private plunge pool suites, a cave spa, and luxurious Hermes toiletries. 
  • Katikies Hotel: Located just far away from Mykonos Town to offer you a sense of tranquility, here you can truly relax. This is most certainly going to happen, whether you’re enjoying a swim in the infinity pool or a pampering treatment at the spa. 


Balos Lagoon, Crete – credits:

The next stop on the ultimate Greece honeymoon itinerary is the mesmerizing island of Crete, which also happens to be the largest Greek island.

It’s a brilliant destination to visit as part of your romantic trip – especially for outdoor adventures. 

This is because it’s one of the best Greek islands for hiking, and one of the best spots in Greece for snorkeling, with exquisite landscapes from Agio Nikolaos to Chania. Plus, it’s got an impressive history and culture, which you can delve into at one of its many archaeological sites.

There is so much to explore while being in Crete on a honeymoon, so let’s dive right in.

Top Attractions to in Crete to Add to Your Greece Honeymoon itinerary

As we said, finding something to do in Crete is not challenging, especially with these top attractions: 

  • Samaria Gorge: Embark on a hiking trip through this epic canyon, which is approximately eight miles long. It’s a breathtaking walk (quite literally) and is full of flora and fauna and stunning views. A top choice for an adventurous couple on a Greek honeymoon.
  • Elafonisi Beach: This is one of the best Greek island beaches for couples, from its crystal-clear waters to its pink sands. 
  • Knossos Palace: For history buffs, this palace in Heraklion is a must-visit. You can learn all about the island’s Minoan civilization and about King Minos.
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Best Places to Eat and Drink in Crete

All that sightseeing is bound to get that stomach rumbling, so here are some exceptional spots to fill you up.

  • Pelagos: From the boho-chic-inspired decor to the slow-cooked octopus, this restaurant in Agios Nikolaos knows how to make delectable food. Plus, affordable pricing – just sweetens the deal.
  • Peskesi: Found in the heart of Heraklion, this restaurant is the perfect spot to try authentic Cretan cuisine. This includes dishes like foukaki – sauteed pork in lemon and slow-cooked goat atop yogurt.  
  • Tholos: If we’re talking about vibey atmospheres and friendly service, not mentioning this eatery in Chania would be criminal. That’s because they serve moussaka, beef stifado, and grilled swordfish.

There are so many delightful places to stay in Crete, but we’ve rounded up our top choices to make it easier for you. 

  • GDM Megaron: Situated in a historical monument, this hotel has a classic charm and an inviting atmosphere. What’s more, from the minimalistic design to the luxurious amenities, you’ll be enchanted during your stay. That’s not all, as you can enjoy views of Heraklion from the rooftop plunge pool.
  • Paradise Island Villas: In the coastal village of Anissaras, you can get away from Crete’s more busy cities. You’re sure to have a relaxing time here, whether that’s enjoying a meal made of locally-sourced ingredients (literally, some come from their garden) or relaxing in your private pool – which each villa has. 


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This spectacular island is part of the Cyclades and is the largest of them. Naxos is famous for many things, including its expansive beaches, mountainous villages, and gorgeous scenery.  

Plus, it’s also one of the less busy Greek islands, which we simply don’t understand, as it’s so enchanting. We won’t complain, however, as that only makes it more desirable to visit. Compared to Mykonos and Santorini, its two neighbors, Naxos still has loads to offer and often at a more reasonable rate, which is why many couples choose it for their wedding vows renewal in Greece.

Top Attractions to Visit in Naxos

Naxos doesn’t just offer magnificent natural beauty; it also has some exceptional historical sites, so let’s explore them.

  • The Portara: If you’re traveling to Naxos by ferry, it’ll be hard to miss this monument, as it’s right by the harbor. It’s a romantic spot for wedding proposals in Greece. Built around 530 BC, this massive doorway was meant to be the entrance to the Temple of Apollo. 
  • Agios Prokopios Beach: Sit back and relax on one of Naxos’ most famous beaches. It’s stunning here with turquoise waters and golden sands.
  • Old Town: Walk down winding streets while delighting in the exquisite Venetian architecture. Or stroll along the waterfront promenade. Either way, you can find awesome local stores and inviting restaurants.

Best Places to Eat and Drink in Naxos

Visiting Naxos without trying its fantastic foods and drinks would be silly, so here are our top picks: 

  • Vallindras Kitron Distillery: If you love citrus and liqueurs, you must visit this distillery. They’ve been making kitron since 1896, so you know it’s good. Plus, you’ll get to see the full process on a free tour with samples included. 
  • Meltemi: Looking for a beachfront restaurant with delicious Greek cuisine? Come to this restaurant in Agios Prokopios, which makes delectable fresh seafood and grilled meat.
  • Scirocco: Run by two brothers, this restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere and even better food. This includes mixed plates for indecisive eaters, Mama’s moussaka, and Greek-style burgers.

You might feel a bit overwhelmed after looking at all these suggestions, so we’ve done the research and found two luxurious hotels in Naxos for you: 

  • Nissaki Beach Hotel: We start with this 5-star boutique hotel just minutes from Old Town. It’s got all you need for a relaxing stay, from roomy suites to endless Aegean views and in-room massage treatments. 
  • Naxian on the Beach: This hotel is perfect for a romantic luxury vacation in Greece as it’s couples-only. What’s more, with its boho decor, world-class service, and beach access, you’ll leave relaxed and calm.


Naoussa, Paros – credits:

We move on to Paros, another Cyclades island that’s definitely worth visiting on a Greece honeymoon itinerary. Why is that, you may ask? That’s because it has friendly locals with true Greek hospitality, charming Cycladic architecture, and captivating beaches, making it one of the top Greek islands for couples

Being in Paros on honeymoon is truly heavenly, as it’s one of the less busy Greek islands (except for peak season during June and July), and the weather in Greece is lovely and temperate year-round.   

So, without further ado, let’s jump into what to do in Paros. 

Top Attractions to in Paros to Add to Your Greece Honeymoon Itinerary

There’s so much to do in Paros, but here are our top-recommended attractions to visit:

  • Naoussa: If we’re talking about seaside charm, we have to mention this picturesque fishing village. It’s on the island’s northern coast, and it’s perfect for wandering around the waterfront promenade and its quaint alleys. 
  • Parikia: This port town is Paros’ capital and is full of wonders, such as the 13th-century castle Kastro and Panagia Ekatontapiliani, aka the “Church of 100 Doors”. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Paros if you want more info about the island’s history.
  • Kolymbithres Beach: This beach is full of cool rock formations, natural swimming pools, and lovely water. It’s also one of the best spots for snorkeling in Greece, as the water is so clear. 

Best Places to Eat and Drink in Paros

After some time visiting museums or snorkeling, you may feel a bit hungry. Don’t worry; we’ve found some lovely spots in Paros:

  • Kargas: For the best gyros and souvlakis in Paros, come here. Whether you go for pork, lamb, or chicken, they’re all delicious and super affordable.
  • Cabana Bar: If you’re looking for a lively beach club, then you’ve got the right place. With delectable dishes like shrimp linguine, grilled calamari, and simple salads, it’s easy dining at its best. 
  • Ouzeri Halaris: In Piso Livadi, this seafood taverna features freshly-caught seafood (literally from the morning) and friendly service. 

If you’re not in love with Paros already, you might be after seeing these magical hotels

  • Calme Boutique Hotel: To prioritize your rest and relaxation, come stay here. Not only is it a couple’s haven due to its location, but also its magnificent balcony sea views truly make it idyllic.  
  • Acron Villas Paros: With its elegant minimalist design and panoramic vistas, you’ll love it here. Then, the modern facilities, like smart TVs, coffee makers, and a gym, truly sweeten the deal. 

Read also: The Best Adult-Only Resorts in Greece


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Lastly, we end this honeymoon Greek island vacation with Rhodes, an island full of history and majestic beaches.

It’s also got a delightful culinary scene, which features legumes, fresh vegetables, seafood, and delectable countryside-style bread. 

Dionysus would also love it here, as winemaking in traditional Greek vineyards is a long-lived tradition in Rhodes, so you’re sure to get some fantastic wine. There’s also souma, which is similar to raki, as well as some great local beers.

Top Attractions in Rhodes to Add to Your Greece Honeymoon Itinerary

Rhodes is full of ancient ruins, and as the largest Dodecanese island, there’s tons to explore, so let’s get into it. 

  • Old Town: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is very well preserved, and the Palace of the Grand Master provides an insightful look into Rhodes’ history.
  • Acropolis of Lindos: This site is an ancient temple that served as a trading site in the 8th century. 
  • Anthony Quinn Bay: Named after the famous actor Anthony Quinn and his enchantment for this area, we can get why. It’s a secluded cove that’s perfect for snorkeling and sunbathing.
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Best Places to Eat and Drink in Rhodes

As mentioned above, Rhodes is home to some of the best Greek food, and here are some of our faves: 

  • Mavrikos: This restaurant in the village of Lindos features some of the best authentic Greek dishes, with a focus on fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. Chef Dimitri Mavriko makes exciting dishes like calamari with saffron and beats or whole grilled fish. 
  • Mageirotechneio Taverna Paraga: With warm hospitality, fresh Rhodian bread, and slow-cooked stews, this restaurant is as popular with locals as tourists. And with high-quality meat and homely flavors, this restaurant in Apollona will warm more than just your belly.

Rhodes is also known for some top-notch Greece honeymoon hotels, so here are two great options:

  • Boutique 5: This adults-only hotel has got all you need to relax, from custom-made cocktails to pampering spa treatments. Plus, with amenities like 24-hour room service and a fully-equipped gym, you might have to add an extra night.
  • Lindos Blu: With its blue and white decor, it may remind you of the Greek flag. Besides this simplistic design choice, this hotel offers a private beach, two bars, and comfy Dunlopillo mattresses – so it’s perfect for a romantic stay.

Final Thoughts on the Ultimate Greece Honeymoon Itinerary

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Romance is a top reason people visit Greece and Italy. Greece is a fantastic destination for honeymooners, newlyweds, and couples, with all the enchanting experiences you can have here.

What’s more, it’s got so many spots, each with its own unique offerings, from the party culture of Mykonos to the wide natural landscapes of Crete.  

On a young couple’s trip to Greece, don’t forget to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the country. Take some time to visit the ancient theaters and archaeological sites scattered throughout Greece.

Explore the ruins of Delphi, where the ancient Greeks sought the wisdom of the Oracle, or visit Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games.

These historical sites will transport you back in time and allow you to appreciate the depth of Greece’s history and contributions to civilization.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the fascinating myths and legends that have shaped Greek culture and continue to captivate the imagination of people around the world.

All to do now that you have read about our Greece honeymoon itinerary ideas is check our packing list for a Greece honeymoon, book a plane ticket, grab your partner’s hand, and pack your bags for a romantic honeymoon trip to Greece

For more ideas, why not check out the best places in Italy for a honeymoon? Our honeymoon travel planners are always on hand to help you have a romantic adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Many Days Do You Need for a Honeymoon in Greece?

    This is quite tough to answer, as there’s so much to see.

    However, we would say 12 – 15 days at the minimum with the following Greece honeymoon itinerary that will allow you to enjoy both the coast of the Greek mainland and the Greek islands and the Aegean Sea:

    1. Athens (1-2 days)
    2. Mykonos (1-2 days)
    3. Naxos (2 days)
    4. Paros (2 days)
    5. Santorini (2 days)
    6. Rhodes (2 days)
    7. Crete (2-3 days)

  • How Much Should You Budget for a Honeymoon to Greece?

    A great thing about Greece as a honeymoon destination is that it can work for all budgets, depending on where you stay and how you get around Greece on your honeymoon.

    That said, a Greece honeymoon costs anywhere between $1000 and $10,000.

  • When Should I Honeymoon in Greece?

    The best time to visit Greece for a honeymoon is between the months of June and September. This is because the weather is ideal for swimming and everything will be open.


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