A honeymoon in Greece is a dream come true. The country is blessed with stunning landscapes, culture and incredible food, so whatever your interest, Greece will have something just for you. Are you a beach bum? Then Greece will surprise you with its endless sandy beaches and clear skies. Love food? There is more Greek food to try than you could possibly eat, ranging from delicious cheeses, through olives oils and lovely wines.
Every part of Greece has its own cultural print so when it comes to celebrating authenticity and traditions, you and your partner will love getting involved in local festivities. And finally, a honeymoon in Greece doesn’t have to be about chilling by the beach but can be about unleashing your inner adventurer, as islands like Crete are blessed with mountains and myriad hiking opportunities.
For a perfect Greece honeymoon, we recommend staying in Crete and doing all sort of romantic and fun activities, as well as taking a day trip to Santorini.
When to visit
Planning a honeymoon to Greece is great fun, but it’s also important to take into account the best time to visit. Although Greece is a year-round destination, you should pick the right dates to visit Greece based on your interests, activities and budget.
The perfect months for a honeymoon in Greece are May, June, September and early October. The idea is to avoid crowds if possible so you can experience a relaxing vacation. Avoiding the main peak season will also save you a lot of money, allowing you to have a longer honeymoon in Greece and experiencing more great food and sophisticated adventures.
If you love the idea of chilling by the beach one day and hiking in the snow the next, end of April until mid-May can be a perfect time to honeymoon in Crete.
The winter season is perfect for budget travellers and hikers but not ideal for those who wish to indulge in seaside cocktails, as the weather will be gloomier.
The summer season is the hottest, but also the busiest. If you don’t mind the crowds and can organize your accommodation and all activities in advance, you can enjoy those endless summer months, with gorgeous sunsets and breezy nights.
A romantic place to stay
One of the most romantic places to stay in Greece is the gorgeous island of Crete. It has beaches, mountains, cities, small towns, culture, food and great activities. With a little bit of everything, you are guaranteed to enjoy an incredible honeymoon in Greece without ever getting bored.
If you want to combine luxury, romance, culture and food, stay in Legacy Gastro Suites located in the heart of Heraklion. This ideally located hotel will enable you to take many day trips from the city, and its proximity to the port is great for honeymooners who want to experience a day trip to Santorini.
Heraklion has the island vibe but in the context of a city, marrying the desire to explore the urban landscape of Greece with the longing for intimate cultural experiences.
Picking a romantic place to stay is a very important step for honeymooners. Not only you will need a comfortable room, but you will need to ensure you get the right service throughout your stay.
There are a lot of hidden activity gems which the hotel staff can help you find and since they are locals they will have contacts with the right providers. This will save you time and money as the hotel can help you with planning. Take this into consideration when picking your romantic hotel in Greece.
If you think of getting married in Crete, plan your ceremony by the beach invite your loved ones and book a small boutique hotel or villa for their accommodation. Expert wedding planners can help you organize your wedding reception.
What to pack for your Greek honeymoon
Packing for a Greek honeymoon depends highly on the season you wish to visit. Summers in Greece are warm, comfortable and lovely, so pack your sandals and your best dresses / shorts.
If you honeymoon on the beach, don’t forget your beach bag and your towel. Evenings are mild but it’s always good to have a thin cardigan in the bag, especially because dinners in Greece tend to take place a lot later than other parts of the world. But there is nothing better than indulging a culinary masterpiece under the summer stars.
For hiking enthusiasts, grab your comfortable shoes and your waterproofs. The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable so you want to make sure you have layers, a windbreaker and all the waterproof in case you get a rainy day.
Winters are cold and rainy so a jacket is imperative. Dress comfortable but warm, but long boots and waterproofs. For visit in the mountains, make sure you also have a hat, a scarf and gloves.
Mid to late Spring and early Autumn are perfect seasons with the weather warm and mild yet not overly hot. The days are long with lovely sunshine but the nights are cool and they ask for a jacket or sweater. Pack thin and stylish layers and always have a comfortable oversized cotton scarf for those breezier evenings.
Other things to know
The official currency in Greece is EUR. Greece is part of the European Union. Most people can travel to Greece visa-free but we always recommend checking the official government site for any updates and requirements.
Tipping in Greece is optional but it’s always welcomed if you like the service. We recommend having some cash with you when visiting restaurants in more remote areas. You can find several ATMs all around Greece or you can exchange your money into EUR upon arrival at the airport.
Greek people like to enjoy life, so make sure you take it easy. Things may seem slower than what you are used to, but that’s part of the fun in Greece. Honeymoons in Greece are about indulging in every single second of your time abroad, so start living like the locals.
Greece is super popular and for the right reasons: it’s a stunning destination. Because of this, we recommend that you book everything early to avoid disappointment. Decided on the wedding date? Book your honeymoon to Greece as soon as possible.
Finally, Greece is one of the most incredible places to visit for a honeymoon, and we recommend making a checklist with all the things you wish to do and see during your holiday. Although a honeymoon is about being relaxed, it’s always good to be organised and make sure everything is smooth and fun.
Are you ready for your honeymoon in Greece? We are sure you going to have an incredible time with your loved one!