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Planning Your Honeymoon in Santorini

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Sam Cohen
Written by Sam Cohen

Planning your dream Greece honeymoon? If you’re craving lots of sunshine, good food, and warm weather, but you’re unsure of where you want to go, consider opting for a honeymoon in idyllic Santorini – a breathtaking island with sweeping views of the Aegean Sea.

So, what are you waiting for? Connect with your new husband or wife while you explore one of the most romantic places in the world.

Sail Around Santorini with A Sunset Cruise

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Few things in life are more romantic than watching a sunset with the person you love. Grab a bottle of wine and a few of your favorite snacks and take your sweetheart to watch the sky come alive over the Aegean Sea. Book a scenic sunset cruise to fully enjoy everything Santorini has to offer, and you’ll coast along the Aegean Sea and soak in your surroundings as you make your way along the shoreline of Oia, Fira, and Imerovigli. Since it can get pretty crowded on land during sunset time, taking a cruise is the way to go.

During the cruise, enjoy a delicious dinner, drinks, and dancing to the live bands and musicians as you watch the sun descend below the horizon line. What can be more romantic than that?

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Bask in the Beauty of Amoudi Bay

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Connected to Oia, Amoudi Bay is a calmer destination when you want to switch things up and enjoy the sunset on land. With all the allure of a quiet alcove, this location is ideal for couples who want to enjoy a private moment along the Aegean Sea. Grab a blanket and select your preferred spot before settling in to watch the sky come alive with vibrant colors. This is an experience you and your spouse will remember, and you’ll have plenty of beautiful photo ops.

Relax by Mesa Vouno

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Head over to Mesa Vouno, a beautiful mountainous region in Santorini that overlooks the Ancient Thera ruins. Combine your sense of exploration with a serene evening of sunset viewing by visiting this beloved location. You’ll have amazing mountain and sea views highlighted by the glow of the setting sun.

Feast at the Katharos Lounge Vegan Meze Bar

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Katharos Lounge – quaint and cozy with tables built for two – is the perfect destination if you and your partner want to be a bit more daring with your dining selections. Katharos combines a relaxing ambiance and fresh ingredients to create an unforgettable experience and offers an array of delicious vegan dishes. The restaurant’s hours depend on the season, so check if they’re open before you book your flights to Greece – especially if you’re depending on this amazing vegan option. Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Aegean Sea in the restaurant’s open-air seating as you sample new items and recount your favorite moments of your honeymoon so far.

Embrace the Mediterranean Diet at Ambrosia Restaurant

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One of the best parts about planning your honeymoon in Santorini is the amazing food. The Mediterranean Diet is considered one of the healthiest diets in the world, comprised of high-quality foods that are as satisfying as they are delicious.

Ambrosia Restaurant’s spectacular scenery is enough to make you question whether you want to head home once your honeymoon has concluded. Soak in panoramic views of the Aegean Sea while you sit atop the gorgeous terrace at this romantic establishment. For a truly remarkable experience, dine at Ambrosia in the evening over an intimate candlelight dinner. Sip on a glass of wine and enjoy the delectable Greek dishes offered on Ambrosia’s dinner menu while you enjoy each other’s company under the stars.

Live in Luxury at Katikies Hotel

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Whether you’re honeymooning in Santorini for a few days or a few weeks, selecting the perfect hotel is important. One of the benefits of staying on this picturesque island is that most hotels provide an array of features that allow you to enjoy the scenery without venturing too far. If you want a relaxing pool day with your spouse, or a quiet moment to enjoy breakfast with just the two of you on your private balcony, you’ll enjoy what these top hotels have to offer.

You’ll never want to leave Santorini once you’ve booked yourself into the Katikies Hotel. Situated atop the cliffs of Oia, this establishment offers remarkable views of the Aegean Sea from the cool comfort of their infinity pool. Grab your bathing suits and sink into the water as you take in the gorgeous scenery. After splashing around in the pool, or settling into the indoor or outdoor hot tubs, head back to your room and enjoy an afternoon of room service on your private terrace. You’ll even enjoy a complimentary fruit and wine basket and breakfast that’s served privately in your room or out on the hotel veranda. Regardless of where you are in the hotel, you’re treated to picturesque views of the sea and an abundance of sunshine.

The Tsitouras Collection Hotel

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Located in an 18th-century mansion, The Tsitouras Collection Hotel is a hotel steeped in Greek tradition. Discover the hotel’s beautiful antique art collections and stunning architectural details on display as you make your way through the interior of the building. When you’re ready to head outside, soak in the sweeping views of the sea and city with a complimentary cocktail in hand and unwind after all of that sightseeing.

About the author

Sam Cohen

Sam Cohen

Sam is a writer and editor based in New England. She enjoy learning new languages, drinking lattes, and spending time with loved ones. Sam is an avid reader who practices yoga daily and tries to laugh as often as possible.

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