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Your Ultimate Guide to Booking a Dreamy Honeymoon in Greece

With thousands of islands and hotel resorts to choose from - where do you start with booking a honeymoon in Greece? Our guide will help you on your way...

Sunset view over Santorini, Greek honeymoon destination
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Sunset view over Santorini, Greek honeymoon destination
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When it comes to booking a honeymoon in Greece, it's hard to know where to start. Greece is made up of thousands of islands in the Aegean and Ionian seas, with each region offering honeymooners something different to the next.

Whether it's an all-inclusive Greece honeymoon package, a luxurious villa honeymoon in Greece or a city break honeymoon to Athens - there's something here for everyone. 

Greece Honeymoon: Where to Stay, What to Do & When to Go

Couple holding each other with a view of the Greek island in the background whilst on honeymoon
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Greek honeymoons are so versatile and offer so many different experiences and romantic holiday styles, we're not exaggerating when we say you could visit 100 times and have a different type of holiday each time. Brimming with ancient ruins, miles of sun-drenched coastline and charming tavernas, Greece is the perfect place for an island-hopping romantic break.

And it's not just the ancient architecture that makes Greek honeymoons so wonderful... Who doesn't love a taste of Greek food? Whilst on honeymoon in Greece you and your partner can dive into authentic Greek cuisine and try both classic and more risqué dishes, all of which have that delicious Mediterranean flair that Greek food is so famous for.

Being well and truly stuffed isn't an issue on a honeymoon in Greece - each of its islands are brimming with white sandy beaches and luxurious resorts for you to relax and enjoy the luxurious landscapes surrounding you. To help you plan your holiday, we've put together a complete guide with everything you need to know about booking a honeymoon in Greece. 

Our guide includes where to stay on honeymoon in Greece, the best areas to travel for a honeymoon in Greece, information on costs and information on flight times and those all-important visas!

Is Greece a Good Honeymoon Destination?

View over white washed buildings in Santorini, Greece
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Greece is one of the best honeymoon destinations for so many reasons. Many couples opt for a honeymoon in Greece over pricier destinations such as honeymoons in the Maldives and honeymoon holidays in Bora Bora because it's much cheaper and still super beautiful.

The weather in Greece is gorgeous, especially between May and October and it's a great honeymoon choice for couples who want a luxurious sunny holiday without having to board a long-haul flight. Most Greek destinations are around 4-5 hours on a plane from Britain which is nothing compared to some of the more exotic honeymoon destinations.

Greece is also great for couples who want to visit multiple countries or destinations on their honeymoon. Whether it's another European destination or another of the many Greek islands that you choose to visit, Greece is brimming with neighbouring locations you can pop to on your way there or home.

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Is Greece Expensive For a Honeymoon?

Greece is home to some really cheap honeymoon destinations depending on whereabouts you go and when you go. Travelling to one of the main islands can score you a deal and there are plenty of Greece honeymoon packages and all-inclusive hotels that offer extremely competitive prices. Trips to cities such as Athens also work out pretty cheap if you're more land-explore than sea-swimmer.

For couples who are after a much more luxurious honeymoon, fear not as some of the Greek islands are well known for their pricey all-inclusive hotels. Places such as Mykonos and Santorini are renowned for being uber luxurious and much pricier than other Greek islands - worth every penny though!

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Where To Honeymoon in Greece?

A boat tied to harbour in a beautiful port in Greece with white buildings and ocean in the background
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Choosing an island for your Greece honeymoon is the first step. The beaches of Zakynthos and Crete; the lush hills of Kefalonia; nightlife of Mykonos; ancient towns of Rhodes or stunning sunsets of Santorini? Whichever you pick, don’t miss the mainland too – Athens is a capital unlike any other, with the unforgettable Acropolis right in the centre.

Each island has its own flavour but the two most popular for honeymooners are Santorini and Mykonos. Instagram was designed for Santorini’s whitewashed houses that drape down the cliffs to the Caldera. Most luxury hotels are found in the towns of Fira and Oia but charming towns like Akrotiri and its surrounding wineries abound. The best way to see it all is by a sunset catamaran cruise.

Mykonos is the hedonistic jewel of the rocky Cyclades islands’ crown. Claim a sunbed on one of the postcard-worthy beaches during the day before heading to the renowned party towns at night for some sophisticated wedding celebrations.

Any Greece honeymoon is incomplete without a bit of history, but nowhere is quite as awe-inspiring as the six 14th century monasteries of Meteora.  These red-roofed buildings sit atop massive stone pinnacles of rock, riddled with ladders and caves, creating a magical and mystical sight.

Other unmissable spots are the Acropolis in Athens, the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi, and the Palace of Knossos on Crete.

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Where To Stay On Honeymoon in Greece?

Ikos Oceania, Thessaloniki

View of Ikos Oceania, a honeymoon hotel in Greece with two pools and palm trees in the background

Ikos Oceania in Thessaloniki is such a dreamy honeymoon hotel in Greece. The all-inclusive hotel is located on a private beach with incredible views overlooking the tranquil ocean waters. The Ancient Olynthos landmark is nearby, as Plagia-Flogita beach where you can really admire the area's natural beauty. 

Facilities: On-site nightclub, private beach location, beach bar, on-site Oceania spa, five on-site restaurants, gym and two poolside bars. 

Reviews: 4.9/5 - Expedia customers say this Greek honeymoon hotel is exceptional.

Nearby Landmarks: Ancient Olynthos, Vergia Beach, Agjio Mama and Plagia-Flogita Beach.

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Ikos Dassia, Corfu

A view of the incredible complex at Ikos Dassia in Greece with a view of three pools and mountains in the background

Ikos Dassia in Corfu is a magnificent honeymoon hotel in Greece. Foodie couples will be able to eat at a different on-site restaurant every night of the week as this romantic spot has a whopping seven for you to choose from. The views of the Mediterranean oceans are absolutely stunning and the only problem you'll have here is that you won't want to leave!

Facilities: Beach bar, poolside bar, private beach setting, on-site Ikos spa, seven on-site restaurants, yoga and Pilates classes at the on-site gym and beach activities such as beach basketball and volleyball.

Reviews: 4.9/5 - Expedia customers say this Greek honeymoon hotel is exceptional.

Nearby Landmarks: Dassia Beach, Ipsos Beach, Port of Corfu and Mount Pantokrator.

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Canaves Oia Suites, Santorini

With the accolade of Hotel of the Year under its belt, the traditional whitewashed Canaves Oia Suites offer some of the most stunning views of the Caldera and Aegean on Santorini. The whole experience is Instagram perfection, making it the perfect Greece honeymoon hotel and where better to spend your first married holiday than picture-perfect Santorini?

Facilities: Outdoor pool, limousine service, concierge service, on-site spa, two on-site restaurants and a private hair salon.

Reviews: 4.8/5 - Expedia customers say this Greek honeymoon hotel is exceptional.

Nearby Landmarks: The Famous Church, Domaine Sigalas, Skaros Rock and Oia Castle.

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Kinsterna Hotel, Monemvasia

This renovated 13th century estate is now a charming Greek honeymoon hotel and spa for couples with a sustainable ethos as their produce comes from the olive and lemon groves and vineyards around the hotel. With a hammam spa, the Kisterna Hotel feels at one with its beautiful surroundings.

Facilities: Historic features, poolside bar and terrace, private vineyard and tasting room, on-site spa, three on-site restaurants, gym and land activities such as bike rides and horse-back tours.

Reviews: 4.8/5 - Expedia customers say this Greek honeymoon hotel is exceptional.

Nearby Landmarks: Xifias, Ampelakia, Monemvasia Castle and Mitripolis.

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Grace Hotel, Mykonos

Close to the buzzing nightlife of Mykonos Town, the sleek Grace Hotel is a little haven of tranquillity with every amenity and desire thought of. You’ll never want to leave the king-sized beds, but luckily they do fine dining room service.

Facilities: Poolside bar, on-site spa, on-site restaurant, terrace, fitness centre and babysitting services for couples on a family-moon.

Reviews: 4.7/5 - Expedia customers say this Greek honeymoon hotel is exceptional.

Nearby Landmarks: Agios Stefanos Beach, Mykonos New Port, Mykonos Old Port and the Armenistis Lighthouse.

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Lindos Blu, Rhodes

An adults-only resort chiselled out the rocky cliffside, with terraces full of villas and pools that lead down to the sandy beach, relaxation and indulgence are the buzzwords at Lindos Blu. Try the spa or one of their five restaurants and bars to really make the most of luxury on your incredible honeymoon in Greece.

Facilities: Beachfront location, on-site Elix spa, two on-site restaurants, yoga classes and gym facilities, terraces, on-site shopping and a café garden.

Reviews: 5/5 - Expedia customers say this Greek honeymoon hotel is exceptional.

Nearby Landmarks: Vlycha Beach, Megali Paralia, Acropolis of Lindos and Pallas Beach.

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Naxian Collection, Naxos

A simple but chic collection of minimalist villas, Naxian Collection was just made for Greek honeymoons. You can spend as much time as you like just the two of you, or re-enter civilization in their lobby, where you can dine with views of Naxos Town and the lagoon below.

Facilities: On-site spa services, on-site restaurant, gardens, room service, on-site bar, yoga and aerobics classes and an on-site winery. 

Reviews: 4.8/5 - Expedia customers say this Greek honeymoon hotel is exceptional.

Nearby Landmarks: Aqua Fun Water Park, Agios Prokopios Beach, Agia Anna Beach and Maragas Beach.

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How Honeymoon in Greece?

A couple standing on the edge of a bank holding hands, looking out into the sunset on a Greek island while on honeymoon
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Couples wondering when to honeymoon in Greece should be aware that July and August are peak season for tourists. You may want to avoid these because of the soaring temperatures and overcrowding, though if you're a pair of sunseekers who love nothing more than basking in the sun, you'll have a great time in the summer months.

If you'd like to avoid crowds and peak prices, go just outside high season and travel in June and September - doing this will guarantee that you get the sunshine without having to jostle for space on the beach. Early spring (April-May) and autumn (October) are also wonderful times to visit Greece on honeymoon.

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In terms of the journey itself, it's a pretty easy one - to give you an idea, the flight time to Athens is a little under four hours. It’s quite possible to do a little tour of Europe on your way to Greece if you take the train. Catch the Eurostar to Paris, the TGV to Milan, then an overnight cruise to Greece; it’s like having lots of little honeymoons in one.

You can even take a cruise around the Greek islands direct from Southampton, meaning you can cross lots of cities off your list in one. And to make your honeymoon to Greece even easier, no visa is required for British passport holders. Who doesn't love a paperwork-free honeymoon eh?

Now you have your destination sorted, it's time to pack those all important honeymoon outfits and dresses!