What’s great about Greece is that it welcomes adventure-loving tourists and couples all year round. But the best part of the season, when you’re free to do whatever you want, from sunbathing to exploring the country’s famous landmarks, begins in April and lasts until September.
The thing is that summer in Greece is terribly hot, especially for those, who are used to the cold climate. The average temperature usually reaches +30°C (that’s about 86°F). Good thing that the climate is rather dry, which makes things a bit better. Thanks to it, you’ll feel pretty comfortable even on the hottest days. Unfortunately, winter isn’t the best time to fully enjoy this bright country, as it’s cold here. But if you’re looking for a spring or summer honeymoon destination, Greece has a lot to offer.
To figure out what part of the country will suit you best, think about what you’d like to see during your honeymoon. Greece offers dozens of islands for newlyweds to make their romantic vacation unforgettable. Each of them is unique in its own way. If you dream of a classic honeymoon with passive leisure, then check out Crete, Mikonos, Rhodes, and Santorini. But of course, you’ll have a great time on any island in the Aegean Sea. Continental Greece will also bring tons of emotions.
Crete is the biggest island in the country, and it’s considered the best resort in Greece. It’s perfect for newlyweds who’d like to be left alone. Its beaches are often empty, and the local hotels have a nice entertainment program for two. As a bonus, you might even spot some world-famous celebrity here. Taking a trip to the central part of the island, you can acquaint yourself with ancient settlements dating back thousands of years, as well as traditional Greek culture.
But Crete is full of other remarkable sights too. Centuries-old palaces and theaters are neighboring museums and cozy hotels. In addition to the old cities of Chania and Rethymnon, you can explore underwater caves, rocks, and even coral reefs. The weather always puts a smile on the faces of curious tourists chilling here. The sea surrounding the island is so warm that you can bathe in it until November.
Santorini will welcome you with incredible landscapes. The capital of the island, Fira, is a wonderful place. It’s here that you’ll find Greece’s most popular architectural masterpieces and museums. It feels a bit weird seeing all these old buildings standing near modern cafes and gyms. On the island, you’ll see an ancient volcano that rises from the depth of the sea. Local restaurants are known for delicious seafood dishes and wine.
For some reason, couples prefer the island of Santorini for holding exotic wedding ceremonies. So if you picked this place as a honeymoon destination, you can be sure this will be the best adventure in your life. The ideal season here begins in May when the temperature reaches +25°? (77°F).
It’s the island where Greek traditions blend with the modern way of life. In summer, the temperature of the sea around Rhodes reaches +27°? (more than 80°F). Just like other islands, this one offers dozens of sights and landmarks to visit, but there’s also a unique spot where you can see how two seas – Aegean and Mediterranean – merge. Here are also water parks, casinos, and nightclubs on the island. In case you met each other on one of those dating sites for single parents, and both of you have grown-up kids you have to take with you, Rhodes is the choice for you.
Mikonos is the island of entertainment. Clubs and bars are always open here. But it’s also the priciest resort in the country, and once you see local beaches, you’ll understand why. It’s the best spot if you plan on spending your honeymoon in summer because, during this time of the year, the local weather isn’t as hot as on other islands.