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3 Weeks in Greece: A Honeymoon of Epic Proportions

Returning from an incredible holiday often leaves us longing to go back, and our three-week honeymoon in Greece was no exception. After unpacking and restocking the fridge, my husband and I found ourselves reminiscing about our adventures and wishing we could return to the sun-soaked Greek islands.

In celebration of our post-travel blues, I’ve compiled a detailed recount of our unforgettable, relaxing, and spectacular three weeks in one of my favorite countries, Greece, with my favorite person in the world.

Athens: The Heart of Ancient Greece

We began our honeymoon in the bustling capital city of Athens, spending three days immersing ourselves in its rich history and vibrant culture.

Top 10 Things To Do in Athens

  1. Visit the Acropolis: A must-see ancient citadel featuring the Parthenon.
  2. Explore the Acropolis Museum: Home to fascinating artifacts from the Acropolis.
  3. Stroll Through Plaka: The oldest neighborhood in Athens with charming streets and shops.
  4. Shop at Monastiraki Square: A lively market area perfect for finding souvenirs.
  5. Savor Greek Cuisine: Indulge in local dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, and baklava.
  6. Wander Through the Ancient Agora: Explore the ruins of this historic marketplace.
  7. Climb Mount Lycabettus: Offers panoramic views of Athens.
  8. Tour the National Archaeological Museum: Houses an extensive collection of Greek antiquities.
  9. Relax at the National Garden: A peaceful retreat in the heart of the city.
  10. Experience the Changing of the Guard: Watch this traditional ceremony at the Hellenic Parliament.

Oia, Santorini: A Romantic Paradise

A short 45-minute flight brought us to the breathtaking island of Santorini. We spent five magical days in the picturesque town of Oia, known for its stunning sunsets and romantic ambiance.

Top 10 Things You Must Do in Santorini

  1. Watch the Sunset in Oia: Famed for its spectacular views.
  2. Stay in a Cave House: Experience unique and luxurious accommodations.
  3. Visit the Red Beach: Known for its striking red sand and crystal-clear waters.
  4. Explore Fira: The bustling capital of Santorini with shops, restaurants, and nightlife.
  5. Take a Catamaran Cruise: Sail around the island and visit hot springs and beaches.
  6. Hike from Fira to Oia: A scenic hike offering breathtaking views.
  7. Visit Akrotiri: An ancient Minoan city preserved in volcanic ash.
  8. Taste Local Wines: Santorini is famous for its unique volcanic wines.
  9. Relax on Perissa Beach: Known for its black sand and relaxed vibe.
  10. Dine at a Cliffside Restaurant: Enjoy delicious Greek food with panoramic views.

Zakynthos: Ionian Island Adventures

Our honeymoon continued with a visit to Zakynthos, one of the Ionian Islands. We spent five days exploring the island by car, capturing stunning coastal photos and soaking up the sun on its beautiful beaches.

Guide To: Zakynthos Island, Greece

  • Navagio Beach: Famous for its shipwreck and crystal-clear waters.
  • Blue Caves: Explore these natural wonders by boat.
  • Zakynthos Town: Visit Solomos Square and the Byzantine Museum.
  • Keri Caves: Another stunning natural attraction best seen by boat.
  • Porto Limnionas: A beautiful cove perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
  • Marathonisi (Turtle Island): Home to endangered sea turtles.
  • Xigia Beach: Known for its therapeutic sulfur springs.
  • Alykes and Alykanas Beaches: Perfect for relaxation and water sports.
  • Gerakas Beach: A protected nesting area for sea turtles.
  • Cape Skinari: Offers stunning views and access to the Blue Caves.

Kefalonia: The Perfect Ending

Our final stop was Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands. It was the perfect place to conclude our honeymoon, offering relaxation and beautiful sights.

Guide To: Kefalonia Island, Greece

  • Myrtos Beach: Often ranked among the best beaches in the world.
  • Melissani Cave: A stunning underground lake.
  • Assos Village: A picturesque village with charming architecture.
  • Fiskardo: A beautiful harbor village known for its Venetian buildings.
  • Argostoli: The island’s capital with plenty of shops and restaurants.
  • Antisamos Beach: Perfect for swimming and water sports.
  • Drogarati Cave: An impressive underground cave.
  • Mount Ainos: Offers hiking opportunities and panoramic views.
  • Lourdas Beach: Known for its long sandy shore and clear waters.
  • Agia Efimia: A small fishing village with a lovely harbor.

Conclusion

Reflecting on our incredible honeymoon, we can’t help but feel a twinge of nostalgia and longing to return. Greece, with its stunning landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality, provided the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable honeymoon.

Share Your Travel Stories

What’s the one holiday you can’t stop thinking about since you’ve returned? Are you also experiencing post-travel blues? Share your stories and tips in the comments below!

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