Sunbleached ruins, iconic blue roofs, and sparkling water await in Greece, one of the most stunning places to soak up good food and ancient history. Here are the top ideas for a weeklong Greek honeymoon itinerary that includes local hits and laid-back island time.
Start your trip with an early arrival into Athens. The country’s capital is an excellent place to settle in and work your way through that jet lag. Spend the afternoon in the air-conditioned Acropolis Museum before tucking into modern Greek fare during a meal at Aleria.
Today is the dayyou’re climbing the Acropolis. If the weather is especially warm, consider ducking into the National Archaeology Museum or strolling through the Temple of Olympian Zeus before braving the short hike in the late afternoon. The view of the sunset from beside the Parthenon is worth the effort.
Ready for a road trip? Whether you schedule a bus tour, take a cab or plan to rent your own vehicle for the day, your destination remains the same: the Temple of Poseidon. Located at the very tip of the Attiki Peninsula, this is another place to explore and savor a stunning sunset perhaps after a swim and a glass of ouzo.
For your last day in Athens, plan on leisurely exploring. The Plaka, the oldest neighborhood in the city, is packed with shops, restaurants and ouzeries as well as scatter ruins and Byzantine churches. Monastiraki Square (and, on Sundays, the Monastiraki Flea Market) is another lively section of the city to wander through.
Pack your bags and leave the city. There are thousands of islands in Greece, dozens of which are primed and ready for honeymooners, but if blue waters, white buildings, and those picture-perfect blue roofs are on your list, catch a plane bound for Santorini.
Start your day on the right foot—breakfast with a view on the crater and cliff side of the island. The towns of Fira, Firostefani, and Oia all have scenic options for a front row seat overlooking the blue ocean below. Then, because this part of the trip is all about the water, head to Perissa Beach for clear waves and black sand.
After another day at the beach (Red Beach this time), head to Oia to explore the paths along the cliffs. There are numerous specialty shops, including the famous Atlantis Books, and you’ll want your camera handy to capture the picturesque town. Round out your stay with a seafood and sunset dinner at Taverna Katina at Ammoudi Port.
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