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10 Best Ways To Spend Your Honeymoon in Santorini

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Santorini is renowned for its beautiful whitewashed villages, iconic blue-domed churches and dramatic coastline. With all that beauty, what better place for a romantic honeymoon? Meanwhile, there is so much to do for newlyweds on this idyllic island. Read on to discover the ten best ways to spend your honeymoon in Santorini, Greece.

Santorini, Greece for honeymooners

Santorini is renowned for its beautiful whitewashed villages, iconic blue-domed churches and dramatic coastline. With all that beauty, what better place for a romantic honeymoon? Meanwhile, there is so much to do for newlyweds on this idyllic island. Read on to discover the five best ways to spend your honeymoon in Santorini, Greece.

1. Book a private tour of Santorini

Group tours can be fun on a normal holiday in Santorini. However, for a little more money, honeymooners can experience a private tour of the island. This way you can see all the sights on a romantic Santorini honeymoon with a knowledgeable guide, without anyone else hanging around.

Tour Santorini

2. Wine tasting in the Greek Islands

When in Santorini, do as the locals do – experience the delicious local wines on an official wine tasting tour. Raise a glass to each other at one of the island’s wineries, without the need of a designated driver, while making sure the tour includes Santo Winery with its incredible views.

3. Enjoy a romantic catamaran cruise

Instead of spending time with the crowds on one of the big tourist boats, book a private catamaran cruise around Santorini. Among the options available you can choose a romantic dinner cruise, or just take to the water for an hour or two, marveling at the views of the island along the way.

Catamaran cruise in Santorini, Greece
Image by Marco Verch/Flickr

4. Take a hike from Fira to OIa

Those honeymooners with a sense of adventure can hike along the caldera from Fira to OIa. The hike normally takes around 3 to 5 hours and isn’t that difficult. Along the way, enjoy some of the best views of Santorini from the top. Make sure you capture those incredible views for posterity.

Santorini Caldera Image Wikimedia Commons

5. Book a private photography tour

These days, everyone has a smartphone to take photos, but when on honeymoon in Santorini, why not pay a little more for a private photography tour? As you visit all the iconic viewpoints on the island, a professional photographer captures every moment in a contemporary and candid style. When you return home, share images of your honeymoon with family and friends.

6. Peer into the crater of an active volcano

An exciting adventure is available on Nea Kameni, the island next to Santorini. Head over to the island by boat and take an easy 20-minute hike up to the crater of the active volcano. Along the way, enjoy magnificent views of the island, with beautiful Santorini on the horizon.

7. Browse the titles at Atlantis Books

If you and your better half enjoy reading, you must visit Atlantis Books in Oia. Run by expats, this is one of the best book stores in the world. This fascinating Mecca for bookworms is hidden among the whitewashed buildings on the island. Meanwhile, the tiny bookstore’s shelves are packed with some of the greatest literary works by authors like Samuel Beckett and Leo Tolstoy in English.

Atlantis Books, Santorini, Greece
Image Wikimedia Commons

8. Have a dip in Amoudi Bay

Enjoy a relaxing day at beautiful Amoudi Bay, with its crystal-clear waters surrounded by incredible views. If you are feeling a little adventurous, try your hand at cliff jumping into the water. All this fun can build up an appetite so head to the restaurant nearby for a delicious seafood lunch.

Amoudi Bay, Santorini, GreeceImage Wikimedia Commons

9. Take a helicopter ride over Santorini

For the ultimate in luxury, enjoy a helicopter ride over the island and the caldera, seeing all the beautiful sights from the air. If you have plans to visit another island, for instance Mykonos, combine the trip, then take a boat ride back to Santorini at the end of the perfect day.

10. Enjoy the sunset in Oia

The best way to end your busy day in Santorini is with a romantic sunset in Oia. With the sea as the background, this location is renowned for offering the most dramatic and beautiful sunsets anywhere on the island.

Santorini Sunset

Make sure you take a bottle of wine and a picnic to take full advantage of the trip. Enjoy the perfect honeymoon in lovely Santorini in Greece, making memories for a lifetime together. .

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