The Best Destinations in Greece for Your Luxury Honeymoon

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

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We couldn't dream of a more idyllic location than the Greek Islands for making wedding memories that last a lifetime. Offering mouth-watering food, stunning sea views, and luxurious accommodation, it's no wonder Greece is considered one of the very best luxury honeymoon destinations on the continent.

Why Plan a Luxury Honeymoon to Greece?

With each Greek island having its unique charm and personality, there’s bound to be one that's ideal for you and your partner. We can help you get what you want from your honeymoon in Greece, whether you’re looking to spend your evenings dancing ‘til sunrise on the island of Mykonos, your days relaxing on the sun-kissed beaches of Santorini or perhaps an unforgettable combination of the two.

Greece Travel Specialist Ashley Hall highlights why Greece is the perfect honeymoon choice: 

“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 destinations in Greece for couples seeking to spend their honeymoon in unadulterated luxury. We’ve also included recommendations for things to do and see, ensuring every moment of your time together is one you'll cherish for a lifetime.

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

Boasting a comfortable Mediterranean climate, Greece and its many islands are blessed with over 300 days of sun a year. Even its winters remain mild, with temperatures in the mid-50s and 60s. Greece is an idyllic all-year-round location to book your luxury honeymoon.

However, the best time to visit Greece for your honeymoon depends on the kind of experience you desire. We recommend a visit during the summer months if you want to enjoy alfresco dining and bask under a warm, setting sun. However, visit during the milder fall months if you want to spend your honeymoon exploring Greece’s wealth of iconic, historic sites without the busy hum of tourists.

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

What are the Best Honeymoon Destinations in Greece?

Our in-house travel specialists have curated this list of the best locations in Greece to help you find the best places for your honeymoon. From effortlessly authentic Crete to picturesque Santorini, we’ve considered a range of destinations in Greece so you can be sure you’ve planned your perfect luxury honeymoon.

Athens

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

Do you want to spend your honeymoon exploring the time-lost cultures of ancient Greece and walking through streets rich with history? Then spend your luxury honeymoon in the birthplace of western civilization, 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. Spend your days exploring sights such as the iconic hilltop Acropolis and Temple of Zeus or savoring the delectable local cuisines that the city has to offer.

If you'd rather enjoy a more laid-back experience, visit in the fall to avoid the busy summer crowds.

Milos

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

The picturesque island paradise of Milos is known for its whitewashed towns and windmills, sprawling volcanic beaches, and glistening emerald waters. It's situated at the very southwest of the Cyclades, an archipelago of islands just south of the mainland.

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

While the island is beautiful all year round, we recommend booking your luxury honeymoon to Greece during September or October. This will allow you to truly enjoy its outstanding natural beauty without being amongst busy crowds. We particularly recommend the stunning Milos Breeze hotel for your stay on the island. Renowned for its panoramic views, it's the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset over the Greek Isles.

Mykonos

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

If you enjoy nightlife then you’re probably already familiar with the island of Mykonos. It's a beacon for the party scene, renowned for unbeatable beach clubs, luxury bars, and restaurants. Yet 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.

It's this combination of the best Greece has to offer that makes Mykonos an ideal destination for your luxury honeymoon. Spend your days lounging on the island’s sandy beaches, swimming in its crystal-clear waters, and treating yourself to some of the best culinary delights on the island. Then, at night, live it up while indulging in decadent food and sipping delicious cocktails.

The idyllic island of Mykonos has something for everyone. It's also home to some of the most scenic hotels and villas in the Greek Isles that will add an unforgettable touch of luxury to your honeymoon. This is why it's one of the very best honeymoon destinations in Greece and a perfect place for you to create lasting memories.

Santorini

Santorini’s cliffside overlooking the ocean

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

Stunning, unique Santorini is perhaps the most popular of all the Greek Islands, and it’s not hard to see why. With its sprawling beaches and crystal-clear waters, the island is unparalleled in its outstanding natural beauty. By itself, this is enough to ensure your time spent on the shores of Santorini is unforgettable. Yet to seal the deal, it also offers you a wide variety of curated tours and experiences. 

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. Then, spend your evenings on your very own private boat, exploring the iconic caldera and drinking in the unbeatable sunset views with the one you love the most.

We recommend planning your visit either in early spring or in fall. These times of year allow you to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of this idyllic Greek island retreat without the bother of busy crowds. Yet regardless of when you visit, you can rest assured that Santorini is one of the very best honeymoon destinations in all of Greece.

Sifnos

A church on top of a hill

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

The gorgeous Greek island of Sifnos is truly a hidden gem of the western Cyclades, remaining fairly undiscovered compared to some of the more recognizable names above. For a true Greek experience, Sifnos bursts with authenticity. It's lined with wild fig trees, dotted with historic churches, and packed with some of the finest restaurants in the Greek Isles. This allows the island to offer you all the luxury you’d expect from a honeymoon in Greece, yet with a refined, intimate atmosphere.

Spend your days enjoying breakfast, lunch, and dinner cooked to perfection by some of the finest chefs in the Mediterranean. In the afternoons, explore the wealth of wild swimming spots around the island’s coast, which are perfect for spending quality time with 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 personal and boutique – ideal for couples enjoying their honeymoon in Greece. We recommend you visit Sifnos at the beginning of fall, the season that marries perfect conditions with minimal crowds.

Naxos

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 in Greece memorable. With its unspoiled, sun-kissed beaches, serene hilltop views, and warm Mediterranean waters, Naxos delivers a rustic, refined experience that still provides every ounce of the luxury you’d expect from a Scott Dunn vacation.

The island is home to a bustling culinary scene, thanks to the quality of its locally grown produce. This makes Naxos an ideal location for couples looking to spend their special time together while sampling some of the very finest dishes in the Cyclades. In terms of accommodation, the island is home to refined boutique hotels such as the stunningly beautiful 18 Grapes, boasting panoramic views of the Naxos landscape and decadent wine tastings.

We recommend booking a luxury honeymoon on the island of Naxos at the beginning of fall. The sunsets run late into the day at this time of year, allowing long days of relaxation with your partner on this idyllic and serene Greek island.

Crete

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 food to eat. It's an idyllic location for couples looking to fill every moment of their luxury Greece honeymoon with memorable experiences. Its sheer size lets you enjoy the rustic, untamed beauty of the island without the stress of busy crowds at any time of year.

Enjoy the hospitality of the Cretan people, savor the morning's catch on your plate, and take in the gorgeous mountainous landscape that's dotted with wonders such as its sprawling palm tree forest and the ancient ruins of Knossos. The island is home to a variety of accommodation options fit for a honeymoon, such as the stunning Daios Cove Mansion that's unrivaled in its luxurious offerings and picturesque views.

Take extended road trips in the summer sun. Sample some of the finest wines in the region. Try your hand at some of the island’s huge variety of watersports. The possibilities in Crete are endless and how you choose to spend your honeymoon here is entirely up to you.

Paros

Paros’s seafront town

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

Our final recommendation on this list is the gorgeous island of Paros, perfect if you want to enjoy a high-octane honeymoon experience. Thanks to its windswept location, the island is a magnet for watersports fans. And for those excited about 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, Paros is also perfect for relaxing on the beach with excellent food and fine wine. The island is truly a perfect destination for couples hoping to get as much as they can from their luxury honeymoon in the islands of Greece.

Best in late spring or early fall, 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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Meet our Greece Expert

Ashley Hall

Europe Specialist

After a solo trip to Cameroon at the age of 18, I fell in love with the world of travel. After studying international relations and European studies in college, I moved to Italy for the opportunity to immerse myself in the culture and explore Europe.

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FAQs About Luxury Greece Honeymoons

  • What are the best honeymoon hotels and resorts in Greece?

    If you're wondering which resort provides the very best honeymoon experiences Greece can offer, consider the unforgettably exquisite Hotel Grande Bretagne. This gem is in the heart of Athens' historic center, combining unbeatable views of the Acropolis with world-class cuisine and service. A true celebration of Greek culture, this hotel is a perfect hub for exploring Athens’ most iconic sites. On the other hand, it's far enough away from the bustle of the city to ensure serenity and comfort during your stay.

    The dream location of Santorini has some of the best honeymoon hotels and resorts in Greece, with our star recommendation being the outstanding Grace Santorini. Perched high on the picturesque volcanic cliffs of the island, this luxurious boutique hotel offers unparalleled views of the caldera. Perfectly balancing local Greek authenticity with luxury features, the Grace Santorini delivers all you could desire from your honeymoon hotel.

    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 lovely beach retreat, the Grand allows you to enjoy the buzz and energy of the island's party scene and then return to serene accommodation for some well-earned R&R. Its range of private pools, delicious local food, and outstanding service makes the Mykonos Grand one of the very best resorts in Greece to spend your honeymoon.

    These are a small selection of the wide range of gorgeous hotels and resorts Greece has to offer. Our Greece travel specialists are just a call away, ready to help you find the perfect luxury honeymoon resort for you and your partner.

  • Can you provide an all-inclusive Greece honeymoon?

    Yes, we can offer you an all-inclusive honeymoon in Greece at select locations that let you enjoy your special time together to the fullest. With no reason to worry about your costs, you can enjoy complete peace of mind as you indulge your every whim. Whether you want opulent accommodation, decadent cuisine, or once-in-a-lifetime activities, you'll be able to enjoy it all with no surprise fees when it's time to check out.

  • How do I plan my luxury Greece honeymoon?

    With such an array of things to see and experience in Greece, it can be difficult to know whether you’re booking the best honeymoon you can. That's why our travel specialists at Scott Dunn have created some of the most refined and luxurious honeymoon tours in Greece, which we can curate to ensure yours is perfect down to the finest details.

    We highly recommend our luxurious Greece honeymoon tour if you're struggling to decide on a single destination. This 10-night adventure spanning Athens, Milos, Sifnos, and Santorini will let you sample the finest food, wine, and accommodation all of Greece has to offer.

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