Happiness, as they say, is to live like the first day of your honeymoon. We found the five Greek islands that will direct the first moments of your new life as a couple. From the capitals of great opulence, Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes to more low profile islands, are waiting for you on the most special honeymoon away from prying eyes.
Pure white wedding suites, cave spas, infinity pools on the edge of a cliff, tables hung over the Aegean and beaches with black sand. And all this against the backdrop of the famous crimson sunset of the island. This is the most intense and popular setting that directs you to the most erotic island in the world. In Santorini you feel that chill penetrating your body as the sun dips into the sea in the most famous ritual of the island and you unconsciously look for the hand of the man you have beside you. The red color of the old volcano stains everything. From the beautiful sunset to the Caldera and the Red beach to Imerovigli, these images will forever be in your mind.
Even though Mykonos is an island proposed for wild parties and glamorous events, there is a side of it that invites couples to experience their honeymoon here. Since the famous and historic couples, Dassen and Mercouri, Onassis and Jackie until the parade of the current rich & famous and prive loungers to the room service in Psarou beach and the Nobu sushi restaurant, what happens here will appear in other places after years. Mykonos is the ultimate backdrop of the Aegean honeymoon and summertime lifestyle.
Milos is for lovers. Here you can set up your own backdrop for the honeymoon. Hand by hand you will be walking in yards with mosaics and colorful geraniums. For a moment, time seems to be frozen in one of the most intact capital of the Cyclades, where cars remain strictly outside. Milos invites you to a beach safari from the lunar landscape to Sarakiniko and from there to the low profile Geronda beach with its black sand and huge natural stone arch. It is an island pallet, made of lava, ash, precious stones and the deep blue sea to flirt with any way they can with the land trying to steal the glory.
The love of Greek and foreign honeymooners for Skiathos isn’t new. According to a legend, even the Beatles have visited the island and asked to buy Tsougria, a small green island with a lovely beach and the chapel of St. Florus located on the opposite side of the town of Skiathos. New myth persists that many famous Greek shipowners are now claiming the same island to make it their private paradise. A few years ago came here the famous Mamma Mia. Sets, flashing cameras and the famous cast wandering in the streets and being photographed with the locals generously while sharing smiles. It did not take long for Skiathos to become one of the most famous destinations for wedding ceremonies and honeymoons. Englishmen, Americans and Scandinavians are some of the most frequent visitors of the island.
Green and enchanting, Rhodes is one of the most popular Greek islands for honeymoons. The backdrop of fairytale. You can direct your own honeymoon in the Old Town with its medieval castle, the labyrinthine streets, cobbled narrows, medieval buildings with heavy iron doors, gothic churches and mosques, marble Renaissance Madonnas. You will exchange vows of eternal love hand by hand caught in one of the endless beaches with golden sand or head south of the city in the island’s hot spot for weddings, Lindos.
By Nicole P.