The Best Islands and Hotels in Greece for a Luxury Honeymoon

What better way to celebrate your wedding than with gorgeous sun-kissed beaches, extraordinary food, and stunning accommodation options? For a simply unforgettable luxury honeymoon, look no further than Greece and its gorgeous array of islands. 

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For wedding memories that truly last a lifetime, we couldn't imagine a more idyllic location than the Greek Isles. It's no wonder why the Mediterranean paradise is considered one of the very best luxury honeymoon destinations on the continent, with its excellent food, gorgeous sea views, and luxurious accommodation options.

Why Plan a Luxury Honeymoon to Greece?

With each island unique in its charm and personality, there’s bound to be one ideal for you and your partner. Whether you’re looking to spend your evenings dancing ‘til sunrise on the island of Mykonos, and your days relaxing on the sun-kissed beaches of Santorini - or perhaps even an unforgettable combination of the two - we’ve got just what you’re after.

Greece Travel Specialist Milly Darnell highlights why Greece is the ultimate honeymoon destination: 

“Iconic islands, the mix of relaxation and romantic vistas, and the epitome of luxurious hotels all combine to make Greece the ideal honeymoon location.”

Our travel specialists have curated this list of the very best islands, hotels, and honeymoon spots in Greece for couples seeking to spend their time together in undiluted luxury. We’ve also included recommendations for things to do and see during your time, ensuring every moment of your honeymoon is one to cherish for a lifetime.

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When Is the Best Time to Visit Greece for a Honeymoon?

For those unfamiliar with the Greek Isles, we’ve got fantastic news for you - they’re absolutely stunning. Boasting a comfortable Mediterranean climate, Greece and its many islands are blessed with over 300 days of sun a year. Even its winters remain reasonably mild, with temperatures averaging at around 10 to 20 degrees. Thanks to this, Greece remains an idyllic location to book your honeymoon year-round.

Regardless, for those wondering when the best time to visit Greece is for their honeymoon, it depends on what experience you’re looking for. For those wanting to enjoy alfresco dining while basking under a warm setting sun, we recommend a visit during the summer months. However, for those looking to spend their honeymoon exploring Greece’s wealth of iconic, historical sites, without their experience dampened by the busy hum of tourists, we recommend a visit during the milder autumn months.

With beautiful weather, picturesque settings, and unbeatable food and wine, the Greek Isles make for world-class luxury honeymoon destinations. Read on for our expert recommendations for each location, and where best to spend your Greek honeymoon. 

What Are the Best Honeymoon Destinations in Greece?

For those looking to find the very best places in Greece to stay for their honeymoon, we’ve prepared some of our very finest recommendations.  

Our in-house travel specialists have curated this list of the most gorgeous locations in all of Greece and its host of islands, from the effortlessly authentic island of Crete to the historical Greek capital Athens - we’ve considered a range of different tastes and experiences so you can be sure you’ve planned the perfect luxury honeymoon for you.


A view of the city with the Acropolis in the background

Best for: Lovers of ancient cities, cultural expeditions, and first-time visitors.

For couples eager to spend their honeymoon exploring the time-lost cultures of ancient Greece and walking through streets oozing with history, we’d recommend spending your luxury honeymoon in Athens - the capital city of Greece.

Situated on the southern peninsula, the gorgeous city of Athens is home to a wealth of world-famous historical sites, gorgeous hotels, and an outstanding range of culinary delights. This city is a prime location for newlyweds wanting to spend their honeymoon absorbing the rich local culture. Spend your days experiencing sights like the iconic hilltop Acropolis and Temple of Zeus or enjoying some of the delectable local cuisines that the city has to offer.

If you’re looking for a more private experience, we recommend visits in the autumn to avoid the busy crowds that are common during the summer.


A cliffside and the surrounding sea

Best for: Couples wanting to take in the natural beauty and swap city escapes for beach getaways. 

Situated at the very southwest of the Cyclades, an archipelago of islands just south of the mainland, the picturesque island paradise of Milos is known for its marble-white towns and windmills, sprawling volcanic beaches, and glistening emerald waters.

Start your day by exploring the winding, picture-perfect alleys of Plaka, the main town of Milos, to discover gorgeous views offered from the remains of its hilltop 13th-century Byzantine church. Wind your way back down to the local restaurants and sample decadent Greek wines which the island is renowned for. And finally, spend your evenings relaxing by Milos’s beautiful white sand beaches, with its sparkling green waters lapping at your feet.

While the island is beautiful year-round, we recommend booking your Greek luxury honeymoon during September or October to truly enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the island without busy crowds distracting you from your special time. We particularly recommend the stunning Milos Breeze hotel for your stay on the island, renowned for its panoramic views and prime location - a perfect place to relax and watch the sunset over the Greek Isles.


A row of windmills over the hillside and sea

Best for: Those wanting to celebrate their new marriage late into the night in a lavish bar while listening to the ocean waves. 

For those fond of great nightlife, you’ll be familiar with the island of Mykonos. Truly a beacon for the party scene, the island is renowned for its unbeatable beach clubs and variety of decadent luxury bars and restaurants. However, away from the excitement of the island’s party scene, Mykonos is also home to gorgeous beaches, spectacular accommodation, and a wealth of things to do, making it an ideal location in Greece for your luxury honeymoon. 

Spend your days lounging on Mykonos’s gorgeous sandy beaches, swimming in its crystal-clear waters, and treating yourself to some of the very best culinary delights on the island. To add a touch of luxury to your honeymoon, the island is home to some of the most scenic hotels and villas in the Greek Isles.  

With something for everyone, no matter their preference, the idyllic island of Mykonos is one of the very best honeymoon destinations in Greece, and a perfect place to create memories that would truly last a lifetime. 


Santorini’s cliffside overlooking the ocean

Best for: Making new memories ticking off that dream bucket list destination. 

The island of Santorini is perhaps the most popular of all the Greek isles, and it’s not hard to see why. The island is unparalleled in its outstanding natural beauty, with its sprawling white beaches and crystal-clear waters. This is paired with its considerable variety of curated tours and experiences, ensuring your time spent on the shores of Santorini is truly unforgettable.  

Begin your morning with a freshly prepared breakfast at one of the island's most luxurious hotels or villas, like the undeniably gorgeous Grace Santorini. For couples looking to spend their afternoons capturing memories of their luxury Greek honeymoon, we recommend a photographic tour of the island's most iconic sites with a local professional. Then you can spend your evenings on your very own private boat, exploring the iconic Santorini caldera and enjoying unbeatable sunset views with the one you love the most. 

We recommend planning your visit either in early spring or over autumn to best enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of this idyllic Greek island retreat without the bother of busy crowds. Whenever you choose to visit, you can be certain that Santorini is one of the very best honeymoon locations in all of Greece.


A church on top of a hill

Best for: Going off the beaten track and swapping tamed shorelines for wild swimming and exquisite cuisine.

While remaining fairly unknown compared to some of the more recognisable names on this list, the gorgeous Greek island of Sifnos is truly a hidden gem of the Cyclades. Lined with wild fig trees, decorated with plenty of historical churches, and packed with some of the finest restaurants in all of the Greek Isles, Sifnos is bursting with authenticity, offering all the luxury you’d expect, yet with a more refined and personal atmosphere.

Renowned for its delightful culinary options, spend your honeymoon enjoying breakfast, lunch, and dinner cooked to perfection by some of the finest chefs in the Mediterranean. In the afternoons, you can explore the wealth of wild swimming spots dotted around the island’s coast, perfect for spending quality time with just you and your partner.  

After all of this, unwind in a luxury hotel or villa, like the unforgettably scenic Verina Astra which boasts sweeping panoramic views of the island, while remaining entirely personal and boutique - ideal for couples on their honeymoon. For the best time to visit Greece on your honeymoon, we recommend early autumn, combining perfect conditions with minimal crowds.


The beachfront of Naxos

Best for: Those preferring rustic and authentic experiences paired with local delights.

Home to the towering Mount Zeus, the island of Naxos offers everything you need to make your honeymoon truly memorable. With its unspoiled sun-kissed beaches, serene hilltop views, and warm Mediterranean waters, Naxos offers couples a rustic, refined experience while not skimping out on a single ounce of luxury you’d expect from a Scott Dunn holiday.

The island is home to a bustling culinary scene, thanks to the sheer quality of locally grown produce, making Naxos an ideal location for couples looking to spend their special time together sampling some of the very finest dishes in the Cyclades. In terms of accommodation, the island is home to boutique and refined hotels like the stunningly beautiful Ayiopetra, boasting panoramic views of the Naxos landscape and the Temple of Demeter.

We recommend booking a luxury honeymoon on the island of Naxos during the beginning of autumn, where the sunsets run late into the day, allowing long days relaxing with your partner on this idyllic and serene Greek island.


The beach front and cliffside of Crete

Best for: Couples wanting a variety of options during their stay, from outdoor adventures to cultural delights.

The largest island in the Greek isles, Crete presents a vast range of things to do, places to see, and cuisines to try, making it an idyllic location for couples looking to fill every moment of their luxury Greek honeymoon with memorable experiences. Thanks to its size, you can enjoy the rustic, untamed beauty of the island, taking in the fine food and picturesque settings, without the stress of busy crowds during the summer months.

Enjoy the hospitality of the Cretan people, savour the delightful, fresh cuisine iconic to the island, and take in the gorgeous mountainous landscape, dotted with wonders like its sprawling palm tree forest and the ancient ruins of Knossos. The idyllic island is home to a variety of accommodation options and honeymoon spots, like the stunning Daios Cove mansion, unrivalled in its luxurious offerings and picturesque views.

Whether you’re taking extended road trips in the summer sun, sampling some of the finest wines in the region, or trying your hand at some of the island’s variety of watersports, how you choose to spend your special time in beautiful Crete is entirely up to you.


Paros’s seafront town

Best for: Adventurous couples looking for a honeymoon that best embraces their active lifestyle. 

For couples who would enjoy a more high-octane honeymoon experience, our final recommendation on this list is the gorgeous, refined island of Paros. Thanks to its windswept location, the island is a magnet for fans of watersports. And for those keen on exploring the island’s natural wonders, Paros and its sister island Antiparos are prime locations for cave exploration.

While being an ideal location for thrilling activities, the island of Paros is also perfect for relaxing on the beach, with excellent food and fine wine. Truly, this island is a perfect destination for couples hoping to get as much as they can from their luxury honeymoon in the Greek Isles.

Best in late spring or early autumn, the beautiful and understated island of Paros is one of the best destinations in Greece for couples keen on making their honeymoon experience one to remember for years to come.

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What Are the Best Honeymoon Hotels in Greece?

For those wondering which hotels provide the very best honeymoon experiences Greece can offer, we’d like to highlight the unforgettably exquisite Hotel Grande Bretagne. This hidden gem is nestled at the very heart of Athens' historical centre, combining unbeatable views of the Acropolis with world-class cuisine and service. A true celebration of Greek culture, this hotel offers a perfect hub to explore all of Athens’ most iconic sites, while remaining far enough away from the bustle of the city to ensure serenity and comfort - the Grande Bretagne is a star recommendation.

The dream location of Santorini holds some of the best hotels in Greece, with our star recommendation being the outstanding Grace Santorini. Perched high on the picturesque volcanic cliffs of the island, the luxurious boutique hotel offers unparalleled views of the caldera. Perfectly balancing local Greek authenticity with luxury features, the Grace Santorini truly delivers the best the island has to offer.

And for those looking to spend their honeymoon dancing the night away on the party island of Mykonos, one of the very best resorts in the whole of Greece is the Mykonos Grand. A truly idyllic beach retreat, the Grand allows you to enjoy the buzz and energy of the island's party scene and then return to effortlessly serene accommodation for some well-needed R&R. Its range of private pools, delicious local food and outstanding service makes the Mykonos Grand truly one of the very best places in Greece to spend your honeymoon.

These are simply a small selection of the wide range of gorgeous hotels and villas Greece, and its neighbouring islands, have to offer. To find one perfect for you and your partner, our travel specialists are just a call away, ensuring your luxury honeymoon is nothing but the very best.

How to Plan the Best Greece Honeymoon Itinerary

With such a considerable array of things to see and experience in Greece and its surrounding islands, it can be difficult to know you’re booking the very best honeymoon for you. That's why our travel specialists here at Scott Dunn have created some of the most refined and luxurious Greek honeymoon packages, which can be finely curated to ensure yours is perfect down to the very last detail.

If you’d like to be whisked away on an adventure around Greece and the very best of its islands, spending time experiencing the finest food, wines and accommodation, we highly recommend our luxurious Greek honeymoon package.

For those looking to refine their experience to exactly their own taste, get in touch with our experienced luxury travel experts to help create the very best holiday package to make your honeymoon unforgettable.

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