Top Honeymoon Destinations in Greece for a Romantic Getaway

Top Honeymoon Destinations in Greece for a Romantic Getaway
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In Greece, you can enjoy a romantic honeymoon. Stunning sunsets over blue dome churches, turquoise waters lapped by silk sand beaches, traditional tavernas where ouzo is served with mezes snacks and tiny traditional villages where crickets chirp and komboloi worry beads click. 

With sugar-white villages teetering above the famous volcanic caldera on Santorini, art galleries and a bohemo vibe on Hydra, or mythical monuments and legendary nightlife in Athens, each region has its own special charm. 

You'll understand why this country, where the goddess of passion Aphrodite once frolicked with the god of love Eros, is such an ideal honeymoon destination when you combine an abundance of super sexy new hotels with this heady mix. 

There is something for everyone on our list of 10 best hotels for a honeymoon in Greece, whether you are looking for a laidback 'no shoes, no news' resort, a boho-chic playground with panoramic sea views or a village-style hotel where authenticity is paramount.

Mikro Papigo 1700

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The eco-friendly hideaway Mikro Papigo 1700, tucked into the thick forest of the mighty Pindus mountains, is an unbeatable destination for enchanting enchantment. This luxurious stone-built hideaway, centered on its mountain spring water-fed spa, was hewn from the rubble of an abandoned village. 

Featuring comfy Coco-Mat beds, chunky stone walls, raftered ceilings, and bioethanol fireplaces, 18 rooms and suites offer a cozy retreat when the wind blows outside.

Xenodocheio Milos 

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A love-up honeymoon would be incomplete without a view of the magnificent Acropolis from Athens Flair, the classic mansion once inhabited by Greek actress Elli Lambetti. 

In addition to its gleaming marble floors, antique décor and sleek suites encircling an orange tree-scented courtyard complete with a pool, Divani Palace Acropolis is the closest hotel to the citadel (you can see the original retaining walls in the basement through a glass paneled wall).

Acro Wellness Suites

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Its stone-built suites and villas are like a slice of Santorini in Crete, teetering over a caldera-like cliff with spectacular views over Mononaftis Bay. Nine dome-roofed cave suites spread across thyme-scented hillside with tubs for amorous soaping, plus large terraces with grotto pools for lazy soaks. 

In addition to its lagoon-like central pool, the resort offers a light-filled spa featuring trickling water channels and a hammam housed in a Moroccan dome.

Elivi Skiathos

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Providing the perfect backdrop for fairytale romance, Skiathos' silk sand beaches lapped by mirror-clear waters provide the inspiration for the feel-good movie Mamma Mia! It is the jewel in the Sporades Island's crown. In the Swinging Sixties, Jackie O and her well-heeled pals flocked to Elivi Skiathos, an exclusive beach beauty with a few villas and suites. 

Four stylish restaurants serve everything from sashimi and sake to steak and raki at this secluded hotel situated above the pine-furred curve of Koukounaires beach.

Opera Mansion

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Santorini's clifftop capital, Thira, is home to Opera Mansion, a secret retreat hidden behind a high wooden door. A one-suite retreat with a sunken courtyard shaded by vines, a jetted outdoor pool, and panoramic views was once an opera house where celebrities like Callas and Caruso performed.

You are guaranteed to hit the high notes with this room, which features a central bed on a dais, a cave-like steam room, and a blood-red jetted pool.

Perivolas Hideaway

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Perivolas Hideaway offers you a private dock with stunning views of Santorini's legendary caldera where you can enjoy cocktails at sunset. With its own spa and four luxurious dome-roofed suites, this elegant stone-built retreat overlooks a secluded black sand beach on Santorini’s unsung sister island, Thirasia – just a ten-minute speedboat ride from Oia’s marble-paved shopping streets. You can even hire a private chef as well as a beauty therapist for total luxury.

Tainaron Blue Retreat

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This stony retreat rises above the wine-dark waters of Cape Tanairon, where legend says Hades, the God of the Underworld, once lurked in one of the Mani region's historic stone towers where families hid (or fired cannon balls at one another) during endless feuds. This beautifully repurposed tower is surrounded by a tangled web of walking trails and has three luxurious suites with vaulted ceilings, loft-style bedrooms, and spectacular views of Hades' lair at sea. 

Verina Astra

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The Cyclades island of Sifnos has been attracting foodies since local Nicholas Tselementes wrote the first Greek cookbook here in 1910. A glittering infinity pool surrounds 16 seaview suites and a restaurant serving local dishes at Verina Astra, the ideal gourmet bolthole.

The breakfasts (creamy sheep's yoghurt, melopita honey pie, crispy kritsinia crackers) served to your room are sure to woo you, as are long lazy dinners for two on the brine-bathed terrace under the stars (dining on mastello lamb marinated in red wine, brine-fresh fish, and other local delights). 

Cotommatae Hydra 1810

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An hour's ferry ride from Piraeus port, Hydra is the white isle of Greece's Portofino. This island has been a boho hangout for decades, home of writers Lawrence Durrell and Patrick Leigh-Fermor, as well as Leonard Cohen, who lived in its cobbled backstreets. 

However, be aware that the only traffic is four-legged, so you will be escorted to Cotommatae Hydra 1810 by a donkey loaded with luggage. This 19th-century mansion is hidden behind a high-walled courtyard and is characterized by its burnished chestnut floors, painted ceilings, and antique furnishings.


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Calilo, a bijou 30-suite hotel on a vast plot of thyme-strewn land overlooking the sheltered waters of Papas beach, was built by stockbroker-turned-artist Angelos Michelopoulos and his wife Vasso after 20 years of sailing the world. 

The sophisticated hideaway – whose name is an acronym for Michelopoulos’ mantra: create a life that you can fall in love with – is a far cry from the backpacking hordes of Mylopotas beach. Its architecture is inspired by Gaudi, with bridges crossing lagoon-like pools, mosaic floors, and Miro-like sculptures by the owner. 

Hammocks hang from the branches of ancient olive trees. Infinity pools surround sand-strewn beaches with deckchairs, or the suites have plunge-pool-sized marble bathtubs.

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