When it comes to honeymoons, Greece is steadily becoming one of the most popular destinations in Europe and the world in general. The reason for this is actually quite simple: the Greek islands are known all over the planet for their unique beauty and their many gorgeous beaches. Furthermore, a lot of landscapes in Greece are deemed to be among the most romantic and picturesque in the world. As you can probably tell, there are a lot of reasons why couples are picking this European country to celebrate their marriage. However, finding the right destination in Greece is very important as far as having a truly unforgettable honeymoon.
Greece may be a rather small country, but it has many romantic destinations, most of which are also very popular honeymoon locations. The country’s many islands attract thousands of couples each year, however, some tend to attract more than others. When it comes to honeymoons in Greece, there is one island in particular that can easily be called the most popular place for Greeks and tourists alike. This island is none other than Santorini.
Santorini is a rather tiny island in the Aegean, specifically; it belongs to the Cyclades island group. If you think that you have heard its name before, then chances are that you are right. Santorini is one of the most famous islands in Greece and one of the most photographed places in the world, it is no wonder then that thousands of couples from all over the world choose to celebrate their honeymoon there. But just what makes this island so special and popular? Why should you spend your honeymoon there? Let’s find out!
Unique natural beauty
What makes Sntorini stand out is definitely its beauty. Simply put, it is one of the most unique islands in the world. The island is actually the caldera of an inactive and now underwater volcano, which was responsible for a devastating eruption during pre-historic times. The eruption was so massive that it is said that it wiped out entire civilizations and according to some it was the event that “inspired” the biblical story of the seven plagues of the Pharaoh. The eruption destroyed half the island, leaving behind a huge caldera. Nowadays, hundreds of tiny, traditional white-washed houses – most of which are also hotels or Air BnB’s, but more on that later – are built on the precipice of the caldera, creating one of the most unique landscapes in the world. If you are looking for some unique honeymoon photos, this is one of the two reasons why Santorini is an ideal Greek honeymoon destination.
Santorini’s caldera is not one of the most photographed places in the world just because of the aforementioned houses. Thanks to the island’s location and its picturesque, Santorini’s sunsets are famous all over the world for their beauty. Seeing the sun disappear in the fiery red waters of the caldera is a truly unique and extremely romantic experience. Thousands of couples choose to have their wedding photos taken in villages such as Imerovigli and Oia because of the amazing beauty of the sunset there. Simply put, your honeymoon photos can be true works of art. Everyone knows that holidays in Greece, is one of the most amazing experiences you can have and the gorgeous sunsets are one of those reasons.
Like we said earlier, the island’s caldera is full of luxurious hotels and Air BnBs with amazing views. Can you think of a better way to spend your first few nights as a married couple with your significant other than enjoying a swim in an infinity pool overlooking the vast Aegean Sea and some of the most beautiful sunsets this planet can provide? That’s what makes Santorini the perfect choice for honeymoons in Greece and why it attracts thousands of newly-weds every year.