A honeymoon is a trip that only happens once in a lifetime, it goes without saying that the destination is perhaps one of the factors that will define how unforgettable that trip will be. Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and thousands of couples choose to spend their honeymoon there. What makes Greece stand out, is the fact that there hundreds of islands in this tiny country and each one is unique in a way. As far as Greek honeymoons are concerned, the best choice for many is the island of Santorini. Let’s find out why.
Santorini is known as
one of the most quaint, picturesque and romantic islands in the world. If
someone asked you to describe how you imagine a Greek island looks like,
chances are that you will describe Santorini. What makes it really unique
however, is the fact that it used to be an active volcano, thousands of years
ago and now hundreds of small whitewashed housed are perched on the edge of the
underwater volcano’s caldera, providing an amazing view of the Aegean Sea.
One of the most photographed places in the world
Another thing that
Santorini is famous for are its sunsets. Because of the island’s position and
its unique geography, the sunsets there are stunningly beautiful. They have
been the backdrop of countless videos and photographs and thousands of couples
change vows of eternal love or even get married under the many colors of the
island’s beautiful sunsets. Santorini’s sunsets can’t be described; you have to
see them with your own eyes in order to believe their majesty and their beauty.
If you are all bout unique honeymoon photos, this is the Greek island to get
Santorini is also a
very luxurious destination as it is visited by many local and international
celebrities each year. The island is home to many hotels built right on the
volcano’s caldera with many offering newlyweds rooms with private infinity
pools, allowing them to experience a truly unique and memorable honeymoon.
There are also many five-star restaurants on Santorini, most of which are run
by celebrity and world-class chefs. If you are looking for unique and exciting
culinary experiences, Santorini is definitely the place to find them. Finally,
the island is also home to many spas which means that you can also have
relaxing massages and treatments during your stay there.
When it comes to
trips, vacations may be really important because they allow us to “recharge our
batteries”, but the honeymoon trip is way more important for one simple reason:
you get to go to vacation each year but you only get one honeymoon trip. This
is why thousands of couples from all over the world try their best to organize
the perfect honeymoon. This the one trip where nothing can go wrong. This is
the one that has to be filled with nothing but fun and good memories. Perhaps
the most important part of the trip is the destination and this is where things
can get a bit tricky.
Exotic or relatively local?
When it comes to
honeymoon trips, a lot of couples seem to think that the only destinations that
can provide them unique experiences and memories that will live in forever are
the exotic ones, i.e. destinations in countries that are really far from the
couple’s home, preferably in another continent. A once in a lifetime trip
should be to a destination that probably won’t be visited again by the couple.
This is the main reason why destinations such as Bali, Sri Lanka and islands
such as the Maldives are so popular with newlyweds.
One can’t deny that a
couple’s honeymoon should be an unforgettable experience, but that doesn’t
necessarily mean that they should have to travel for hours on end and go
through a lot of red tape in order to plan their trip and get to their
destination. There are places in the world that despite not being considered or
hard to reach are so beautiful and romantic that can offer couples an amazing
honeymoon that they will remember forever. One of the most popular “non exotic”
destinations in the world is a tiny country in Europe called Greece.
An amazing honeymoon in Greece
What makes Greece
stand out when it comes to honeymoon destinations are its islands. The Greek
islands – of which there are literally thousands – are known all over the world
for their amazing atmosphere and their natural beauty. Islands such as
Santorini are among the most unique and photographed places in the world and
they are only a few thousand miles away from most major European cities! The
Greek islands are constantly features in lists with the most romantic
destinations in the world and this is why thousands of couples from all over
the planet visit them to celebrate their wedding. In fact, some couples
actually choose to get married there, as well!
Greece is a really popular tourist destination so chances are that you will visit the country again sometime in your lifetime, especially considering that getting there is not hard or expensive. However, that doesn’t make it any less ideal for your honeymoon. Greece has so many islands and places to visit that should you visit it again as a tourist and you would like to keep the memories of your honeymoon intact, you can just not visit the places you honeymooned in. There’s more than enough beauty to go around in Greece. If you are thinking of making your honeymoon in the Greek islands dream come true, don’t hesitate to do so and you will not be disappointed.