Honeymoon destinations: Santorini, Greece
As far as romantic getaway destinations go, few places in the world can top Santorini, Greece. This town perched on the water’s edge is known for its whitewashed geometric buildings, outstanding Mediterranean cuisine and world-renowned sunsets that dissolve into the horizon. We think it’s a perfect spot to enjoy with your newly minted husband after a whirlwind of wedding planning.
Things to do in Santorini:
- To get away from the crowds and experience some of the island’s most splendid views, hike the trail from Fira to Oia (or the other way around). Be sure to take your camera: The panoramic vistas on this hike are extraordinary. The hike takes about three hours each way and includes some stairs and hills, but the experience is worth the effort. It’s a great way to spend some quality time with your new spouse and get acquainted with the island, as well as decompress and get a little exercise.
- One evening, be sure to catch a flick at the Open Air Cinema Kamari. It’s tucked away in a gorgeous alfresco setting, perfect for a cool summer night. It sells beer and cocktails as well as popcorn, and shows films varying from biographies to British and American new releases. You can kick back, relax with a cocktail and enjoy the ambience just as much as the movie.
- A massage overlooking the water at Caldera Massages Studio & Spa in Oia. After hiking the trails that wind across the island or a few days ambling through the streets window-shopping and exploring, a massage is a perfect way to relax. Caldera Massages offers couples’ massages, as well as varied body treatments. We would opt for the Caldera massage, which combines Swedish, Californian and Ayurveda techniques, focusing on acupressure points to restore energy. Doesn’t that sound divine?
- No trip to Santorini is complete without a winery tour. We have heard great things about the Boutari Winery in Megalochori. It offers a fabulous tour with wine tastings, complete with small dishes such as sun-dried tomato tapenade, olives and cheese. The service is top-notch, and the tours are very informative. Plus, you have the chance to sample several Greek wines, which would make us pretty happy.
We think Santorini is just magical, and it has plenty of offerings to keep honeymooning couples entertained, as well as plenty of opportunities to spend time alone to relax together. Have you visited Santorini? Are there any sights, restaurants or experiences you would recommend to a honeymooning couple? Let us know in the comments below!