Last week’s blog covered the magnificent island of Fiji in our 5 part series of “Breathtaking Honeymoon Destinations for 2016”.  This week we are carrying you away to southeastern Europe to explore exotic locations in GREECE!

Narrating our honeymoon destinations this week is our industry partner, Hhoneymoon islandsoneymoon Islands.  Travel Specialist and Founder of Honeymoon Islands, Teresa Belcher, will walk us through these magnificent destinations and will leave you ready to pack your bags.



A honeymoon to Greece offers a blend of adventure, culture and history. Beyond the Acropolis and the Archaeological Museum is a vibrant, modern city with exquisite Greece hotels, shops in Kolonaki, and cafés in the Plaka district. Sample the Greek fondness for friends and food in Athens or the Greek isles. With so much to see and do Greece offers up a truly remarkable experience unique in character and landscape.

 Most Popular Things to Do in Greece:

  • Cruise by hydrofoil and spend a day on the island of Hydra
  • Glimpse the Archaeological Museum and the Parthenon
  • Relax at a taverna and enjoy Greek foods like spanakopita and baklava
  • Drive along the coastal road to visit the ancient ruins of Mycenae
  • Visit the ancient town of Corinth, where St. Paul lived and preached


Andronis Luxury Resort in Santorini

Andronis Luxury Resort in Santorini

The enchanting island of the Southern Aegean Sea is a miracle. A blessed site of incredible beauty, created by the most terrifying and violent disaster in nature. Its wild beauty, unique architecture, black and red beaches, its 3,500 years old archaeological site at Akrotiri, its famous wineries and its dramatically aesthetic sunsets attract visitors to this tiny island from all over the world. Santorini is perhaps the most stunning landscape the world has to offer.

 Most Popular Things to Do in Santorini

  • Breathtaking caldera and dark sandy beaches are the legacy of its ancient volcanic birth.
  • Explore its quaint villages.
  • Visit archeological sites


Voted as the best European island, is the most famous of the Greek Islands. It has enchanted visitors with its traditional architecture, whitewashed houses, tiny chapels, narrow winding streets with the characteristic slating, natural light, many sandy beaches, blue-green crystal clear waters and its famous nightlife. Rent a car and discover the incredible natural beauty of this island. Relax on the beach. Visit its museums, shop at the chic boutiques and artistic galleries. Dine at top-rate restaurants, dance at the elegant nightclubs or sit at a table at the waterfront and enjoy the serenity of the sun setting over the picturesque harbor. Whatever your vacation needs, you will find it in Mykonos.

Most Popular Things to Do in Myknos:

  • Swim in its deep blue waters with white sandy beaches
  • Partake in the thriving nightlife
  • Enjoy the charm of whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches and traditional windmills makes this an island paradise

Mykonos Blu Grecotel Exclusive Resort in Mykonos


 The island’s warm clear sea and endless beaches offer the utmost in relaxation. Combining a rich history and culture, diverse natural landscape, exquisite, healthy cuisine and charming, unique accommodations. Tour the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum full of Minoan artifacts. Enjoy the sea-side towns of Chania, and Rethymnon, the quaint area of Elounda or the cosmopolitan feel of Heraklion. Crete offers an ideal holiday destination whatever the season.

Most Popular Things to Do in Crete:

  • Explore the lively contemporary cities Heraklion or Chania.
  • Visit traditional villages.
  • Tour the Palace at Knossos and other historical sites.
  • Unwind on a quiet tropical beach.
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Blue Palace Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Elounda, Crete


Ancient yet modern, sophisticated yet relaxed, Athens is a city of contradictions. The Acropolis, Greece’s most visited attraction, dominates the city skyline while a new pedestrian promenade links ancient sites. The Greece hotels in Athens range from boutique hotels to luxury resorts. Athens packages offer stylish restaurants and cafes, trendy shops, abundant art galleries, and open-air theaters.

 Most Popular Things to Do in Athens

  • Tour the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, and the Acropolis.
  • Visit the Lion Gate, the Tomb of Agamemnon.
  • Shop at opulent designer boutiques.
  • Rejuvenate in the luxurious, oceanside spas of Athens.
  • View the ancient theater in Epidaurus, famous for its acoustics.

The Westin Athens Astir Palace Athens

Join us for next week’s destination!

(Written by Guest Blogger: Teresa Belcher, Honeymoon Islands)

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