Are you looking for the perfect romantic getaway to celebrate your marriage? The average couple will spend three times more on their honeymoon than on a regular vacation. So why not make it count?
There are so many reasons to visit Greece on your honeymoon. The food, culture, and sandy beaches are just a few reasons why you should choose this tropical paradise as your honeymoon destination. With so many beautiful islands to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Do you want to learn more about visiting Greece? Here are seven reasons why Greece is the ideal romantic vacation for your honeymoon.
1. Traditional Greek Cuisine
From sweet, sticky baklava to aromatic coffee you’ll have lots of choices when it comes to trying the local cuisine. Fresh vegetables and seafood place a huge part in traditional Greek cuisine. There are plenty of Greek foods you must try when you visit Greece including spanakopita and gyros.
Greek food is a mixture of Eastern and Western cultures. Olive oil and vegetables are the focus of most dishes with cheese, bread, herbs, and yogurt being major staples of the Greek diet. Figs and pomegranates are also available and considered to be a natural aphrodisiac by the Greeks.
2. Magical Beaches
Greece is known for its idyllic, sandy beaches that border turquoise water. Stroll hand-in-hand along the shore before you take a dip to cool off. If you are an adventurous type several beaches offer scuba diving and cave excursions.
Scuba-diving may not be considered romantic in the traditional sense, but the incredible underwater landscapes are well worth exploring. Discover forgotten wrecks and fascinating creatures such as octopuses and starfish. You will create memories that will last for a lifetime.
Many of the beaches in Greece feature cocktail bars, straw umbrellas, and cabanas that you can share with your loved one. There are also several private beaches where you can lay in the sun undisturbed. Treat yourself to a delicious tropical cocktail before you cool off in the water.
There are also plenty of opportunities to see the local marine life with a snorkel. You may be lucky enough to see Loggerhead turtles, dolphins, and whales. Make sure you grab a snorkel when you go to Greece to make the most of the crystal clear azure waters.
3. Welcoming Locals
Greek people are some of the most friendly and inviting people in the world. They are hospitable and will help you make the most out of your romantic vacation. Talking to the locals may get you an invite to a delicious family dinner, directions to a secret beach, or even a wedding!
Greeks know how to party and have a good time. They may insist on paying if they take you out somewhere and will take you to the very best places on their island. You can enjoy a candlelit dinner for two in a cozy family restaurant or enjoy the views from a villa on the seafront.
When you visit Greece you will be welcome with open arms by the people who live there. Many hotels also provide special gifts for newlyweds upon arrival.
4. Island Hopping
There are 227 islands in Greece to choose from. Depending on how much time you have, you can visit several of the islands during your romantic getaway. You can choose which islands you want to visit based on whether you want to party, explore, or relax.
There are tailor-made honeymoon packages that will offer island hopping trips and excursions. This is a great way to visit as many places as you can during your romantic getaway. Some of the best Greek islands for couples include Santorini, Mykonos, and Corfu.
5. Perfect Weather
Depending on when you choose to visit Greece, the weather can be sunny and cloudless. You can check the weather forecast online for the time of year that you want to visit Greece to make sure you get the most sunshine.
The climate can vary throughout the country with hot summers and rainy winters. Summer weather begins in May with the rain starting to set in around October. The best times to visit Greece for warm weather are from April to September.
6. Stunning Landscape
The landscape in Greece is covered in breathtaking rock formations and mountains. The country has the longest coastline in Europe and is divided into islands, the mainland, and the Peloponnese. With ten national parks and several marine conservation sites, Greece is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic honeymoon surrounded by nature.
There are plenty of spots to gaze into each other eyes as the sun sets too. With several beauty spots and gorgeous beaches, there are lots of places to relax and unwind whilst the sun goes down.
7. Fascinating Culture And History
Greek history and culture have had a powerful influence over Western civilization as we know it. Immerse yourself in incredible architecture and works of art in one of the many unique locations Greece has to offer. The picturesque villages and towns are also steeped in culture with family-run restaurants and unique experiences.
Greek mythology is teaming with stories of passionate lovers and magical creatures. The Acropolis in Athens and the Monolithos Castle in Rhodes are just two of the many beautiful structures you can see when visiting Greece.
Visit Greece For The Perfect Honeymoon
There are so many romantic things to do in Greece while on your honeymoon. With endless opportunities for romance, why not visit Greece? The sunny weather and friendly atmosphere will be the ideal way to start your lives together as a newly married couple!
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