Blending beautiful beach-side retreats with iconic historic landmarks, the sun-drenched south-east European country of Greece is a popular destination for many a traveller. From family-friendly trips to culture-imbued tours to paradise retreats perfect for honeymooners, the appeal of Greece and its some 6,000 islands is clear for all to see.
If you have chosen Greece or one of its gorgeous islands as the place for your special honeymoon, then many would agree that you’ve chosen well. Whether you’re a thrill-seeking couple, a pair of history buffs, fine-dining enthusiasts, a couple seeking total relaxation or a happy mixture of the above then Greece is the location for you. Capital city Athens holds a wonderful mix of the old and new, from archaeological sites like the Acropolis to the buzz of nightclubs, while Meteora offers an awesome sight with its 14th century monasteries perched atop expansive rocky pinnacles. Head to the centre of the world – according to Greek mythology – at Delphi or island hop to the likes of the ever-popular Crete, Santorini, Kefalonia or Rhodes for some inspiring landscapes, historical hot spots, mouth-watering cuisine and laid-back way of life.
If you’re looking for some experiences and guidance for this type of trip that you’ve never taken before, then hiring the help of an on-the-ground bespoke travel company will take all of the stresses away from you. Blending authentic, local experiences and bespoke journeys thanks to their knowledge of the industry and the land itself, the team behind Eros and Psyche Travel strive to make sure their customers enjoy the very best of what Greece has to offer. Whether that involves dining at some of the finest restaurants across the country, staying in the very best hotels and enjoying a range of activities, both popular and not-so-common place, while taking in those hidden gems for a truly unique trip, you can be sure that your stay will be a memorable one.
Are you looking to design your own Greek honeymoon alongside your chosen travel partner? You will be pleased to know that services like this are just what Eros and Psyche Travel offer, so read on for some inspiration on the best things that you can do on your honeymoon and start to plan your unforgettable honeymoon.
Visit the historical sites
The Palace of Knossos on Crete; the 5th century Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens alongside the Ancient Agora and the Temple of Olympian Zeus; the medieval Old Town at Rhodes; the Acropolis of Lindos; the assortment of museums and galleries showcasing the varied and long history of this beautiful country and its many islands. Greece has a history like no other, and it’s up to you to uncover and learn of its varied and lengthy past throughout your stay.
Enjoy a top-class meal with your loved one
Dine on the finest cuisine at an array of Michelin starred restaurants in Greece. The Michelin Guide has honoured a list of 20 restaurants across the capital city that are worthy of a trip, but there are currently four that hold those coveted stars. Spondi in Athens comes in at the top with two stars for its modern French cuisine in a charming setting with an impressive wine list to match. As the guide states: ‘Top quality, seasonal ingredients are used in imaginative, deftly executed, stunningly presented modern French dishes.’ Expect the finest Mediterranean cuisine at the one-star, ultra-modern Botrini’s where you can also watch the chefs hard at work. The owner, who hails from Corfu, showcases his Greek-Italian heritage within his creative, flavour-packed cuisine.
Another one-star offering, Hytra is based in the Onassis Cultural Centre and serves up modern, refined dishes in its elegant setting. Whether it’s the bistro bar menu, creative cocktails or the traditional Greek dishes brought up to date, diners will be impressed. Seafood lovers will be pleased with the offering at Varoulko Seaside not just for the stunning food up for grabs – octopus, squid and that silky Cretan olive oil – but for the great waterside location, too.
Take in some of the stunning natural surroundings
It would be impossible to visit Greece and not take in some of its fine natural surroundings, whether on foot, by boat or by air. Head to any of the islands or the coasts of the mainland and you are sure to find picture-postcard beaches, coves, and glistening waters, but aside from this there are a host of other natural wonders to take in.
If Crete is your destination then a trek through Samaria Gorge – one of Europe’s most spectacular gorges – is a must, while a boat trip out around Gramvousa Peninsula and bathing in the shallow crystal-clear lagoons is also an experience you won’t forget. The island of Kefalonia is host to Melissani Lake Cave, while the Blue Caves of Zakynthos are a sight to behold. The mushroom-shaped Skiadi on Kimolos will impress as will the hot springs of Samothraki and, of course, the heart-shaped Kardia island – a must visit for romantic honeymooners.
Luxuriate in a five-star hotel
When all of your exploring and fine dining are done for the day you will no doubt want to retire somewhere utterly glorious, and therefore your accommodation needs to be top-notch. If Santorini is your destination of choice then you will be spoiled with hotels like the beautiful boutique Canaves Oia, the luxurious West East Suites, the five-star Honeymoon Petra Villas or the secluded five-star Perivolas. Rhodes holds the architectural delight that is the Mayia Exclusive, while Lilly Residence Boutique Suites on Paros and Electra Metropolis in Athens are some other winning options for a blissful and romantic stay.