Greece is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world. Evert year thousands of couples take honeymoon trips to Greece in order to enjoy the country’s unique beauty, its laid-back atmosphere and the world-famous hospitality of the Greek people. It also helps that Greece is considered by many bloggers and publications to be one of the most romantic places in the world. Another thing that makes Greece stand out when it comes to choosing honeymoon destinations, is the fact that the hundreds of Greek islands are known all over the world for their quaint architecture, beauty and gorgeous beaches.
Like we said earlier, there are literally hundreds of island in Greece, big and small, however, some do manage to stand out. When it comes to destinations for Greek honeymoons, it usually comes down to choosing between the country’s two most famous and popular islands: Santorini and Mykonos. Which one is the best for your honeymoon in Greece? Let’s find out!
How easy it is to get there?
Well, this round is definitely a draw. Like we said earlier, those islands are definitely among the most popular tourist destinations in Greece and Europe in general, so getting there is rather easy and in most cases even cheap. Both islands although rather small have their own airports and during the summer, it’s easy to catch a direct flight from a major European airport to either of those two airports. Furthermore, both islands belong to the same island group – the Cyclades – and are just a short boat ride away from Athens. So, whichever you choose, you can rest assured that you won’t have any problems getting there.
Which is less crowded?
Well, here’s where things get a bit more complicated. Both islands are visited by millions of people each year and things can get a bit crowded, however, things are a little less hectic in Santorini, particularly during the first half of June and the entire month of September. Furthermore, Santorini is considered the most romantic of the two and is visited mostly by couples and young travelers looking to enjoy her world-famous sunsets. Mykonos on the other hand, is considered a “party island” and is mostly visited by youths looking to party as well as celebrities from all over the world. If you want to have the most amazing honeymoon experience, Santorini is less crowded and it might the island for you but if you are looking for a wild honeymoon experience, Mykonos is probably the better option.
Which is more luxurious?
This round is going to come pretty close, but the winner is Mykonos. Since it is a favorite destination of the rich and the famous, it is full of five-star hotels and luxurious villas as well as exclusive restaurants headed by world-class chefs and some of the most famous clubs and beach bars in Europe. Santorini on the other hand is also a very luxurious destination with many hotels built right on the islands famous caldera and providing an infinite view of the Aegean Sea. It is also home to many quality restaurants and clubs. The thing is however that as we said above, Santorini is more famous for its landscapes rather than its night-life.
The choice is yours!