Greece is one of the most visited countries in the world, due to the fact that it has a rich ancient, cultural, philosophical and political history, but also because it’s a peninsula surrounded by thousands of miles of sandy beaches and breathtaking islands.
Here’s our idea of how you could spend your honeymoon in Greece.
Fly to Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece, and start your honeymoon there. In Thessaloniki, you’ll be able to enjoy the architectural and cultural wonders from the ancient, Roman and Byzantine eras, as well as the Middle Ages.
Thessaloniki was one of the most important centers in the Ottoman Empire, still to this date preserving some of the mosques, arches and domes built by the Turks. Enjoy the cities narrow streets and charming squares, before you rent a car and head south to Athens.
Athens is the cradle of Western civilization, the capital and largest city in Greece.
It will welcome you with its classical era heritage and ancient monuments including Parthenon, one of the key landmarks of the modern Western world.
Make sure you visit the Acropolis and Daphni Monastery, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Athens is also a global metropolis, being that it’s a financial, entertainment, educational and tourism center, so you’ll be able to enjoy all the things related to modern living, such as dining out, catching shows and, of course, shopping. Make sure you stock up on t-shirts and shorts. You’ll need those on Santorini.
Santorini is by far one of the most popular islands in the world, located in the southern Aegean Sea. Santorini is the sight of some of the largest volcanic eruptions, including the popular tale of Atlantis, which supposedly sank in this region due to the Thera eruption.
Santorini features white facades and blue arches intertwined with narrow passages and terraces overlooking the turquoise sea. Sunset in Santorini is one of the most breathtaking in the world as the Fira, the capital of Santorini, is located on top of a mountain range overlooking the sea.
Whether you live close to Greece or further away on the other side of the world, spending your honeymoon in this south European destination will sure make for some unforgettable memories.