So, you decided to make the big step in your life and you are now looking for an unforgettable honeymoon holiday? Welcome to Santorini! Undoubtedly one of the most romantic places all over the world, Santorini will definitely charm you.
Santorini Attractions for Honeymooners
I know that as newlyweds you might want to spend more time indoors rather than outdoors, but trust me, this island has so many irresistible attractions, that you might want to reconsider.
The sunset. Probably the main reason that Santorini is so famous among honeymoon couples. Thousands of photos have captured this mesmerizing sunset from the highest parts of the island; with the village of Oia being the most famous. But also the most crowded. In order to experience the stunning view of the sun’s final bow in the Aegean sea, then you may do it from the less touristic village of Pyrgos. You will be amazed by the small picturesque alleys and the traditional stone houses of this ‘cultural’ quiet village.
Cruising the Caldera. Certainly not to be missed since you get to admire the impressive high steep cliffs (formed by volcano eruption) while on a boat. During the same tour, you may decide to visit the isle of Nea Kameni where walk around the volcano crater will give you the goosebumps (which, by the way, although dormant, it’s still active!).
Kamari village. Two things here are worth your visit. The unusual beach scenery which is composed by lots of pebbles and black sand due to the volcanic activity; and the extremely atmospheric open air cinema of the village, where you can enjoy a movie while having a drink with your beloved one.
Wineries. Yes, that’s right. The island is full of vineyards and wineries allow visitors to taste the unique Santorini wine. It owes its reputation to the very special volcanic soil and it can surprisingly prosper in a dry land. Why not giving it a try?
Some adventure? Santorini has this too! Scuba diving and snorkeling are some of your options. If you are rather fit, try the hiking trail from Fira to Oia for a simply jaw-dropping experience (thanks to the breathtaking views).
Santorini Honeymoon Hotels
Here we mention a few great accommodation options:
Afroessa Hotel, romantic 4-star hotel in Imerovigli.
Honeymoon Petra Villas, a more pricey 5-star hotel again in Imerovigli.
Oia’s Sunset Apartments, a rather cheaper 2-star hotel with excellent view, in Oia.
Prices may start from 500EUR/double room for one week during off season and can reach up to 3500EUR during the busy summer months.
Cost And Expenses
Keep in mind that the island of Santorini is one of the most expensive destinations in Greece. Just to give you an idea: A dinner for two at a mid-range restaurant might cost you around 43Eur. A 0.33liter imported beer bottle will cost you 3Eur, whereas a cup of cappuccino about 3.20Eur. Normal tariff for taxi starts at 4Eur.
-Your best bet is to get around by car and discover hidden beauties.
-Don’t forget to try the local specialties, fava and white Aubergine.
-Ask if there is a local festival during your stay. A must experience!
If you enjoy your honeymoon in Santorini, then please don’t forget to share your experience with us. Your reviews and tips will help the new couples who wish to spend some of the best time of their life at Santorini.