Where to Stay in Santorini During Your Honeymoon
Santorini, a stunning Cyclades island of the cerulean Aegean Sea, is one of the most romantic places in the world. Apart from offering picturesque views of the caldera and blue-domed houses, the town offers various places to stay. There are luxury hotels and quaint cottages possessing views of the sea, volcanoes, caldera, and glorious sundown.
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Lying beside the Aegean Sea opposite fiery volcanoes, Fira is the capital of Santorini. It sits on the edge of 400-meter-high caldera cliff offering panoramas of white-washed houses, surrounding Greek isles and 11 miles long caldera. On your honeymoon to Santorini, you must explore the scenic town brimming with architectural beauty and natural wonders. You can access Fira mainly via roads. cable cars, donkey rides and on foot. Once you enter the town, you will be blown away by its ivory facade, quiet alleys, and an overall enchanting ambiance. At nighttime, the city transforms into a party hub with a lively crowd.
Oia is an olde-worlde village of Santorini sprawling on its northwestern tip. Similar to Fira, there are snowy-white houses and buildings embedded in rugged hills. However, it is far quieter than Fira and is renowned for its picture-perfect sunsets, magnificent churches with blue vaults, stunning vistas of Palia and Nea Kameni and sun-bleached verandas. Explore the hidden gems concealed in the streets, buy souvenirs for each other, have meals and coffee at cafes and taverns, and pay a visit to art galleries and Maritime Museum. Ammoudi is a small port in Oia which can be accessed by a staircase with 300 steps. From there you can take a boat to the island of Thirassia, spend a few hours at a sublime beach of Armenis and have fresh seafood.
The antique city is a famous archaeological site in Santorini sitting atop Messavouno mountain, approximately 360 m high. It boasts numerous ruins including those from the Roman, Hellenistic, and Byzantine settlements. There are marvelous temples, theaters, gymnasiums, and markets. You will see the limestone buildings decorated with mosaic patterns and find artistic vestiges such as pottery and sculptures. You can explore the village either on the car from Kamari or on foot from Perissa. Whether you two are history-enthusiasts or not, Ancient Thera will certainly impress you with its relics and ruins.
Honeymoon Resorts & Hotels in Santorini
Honeymoon Petra Villas
Clinging onto the imposing cliff-side of Santorini and overlooking the majestic caldera, Honeymoon Petra Villas is a five-star luxury accommodation that allows you to enjoy your honeymoon in utter comfort and splendor. They have several packages for couples allowing you to explore the town according to your desires. Thier honeymoon package includes a Daybed for one day next to the Pool area with a bottle of Sparkling wine and a fruit salad, 100 euro gift voucher towards a sailing cruise, arrival and departure transfers, welcome drinks and fruit when you arrive. You may even get a room upgrade if it is available.
De Sol Hotel & Spa
With 38 lavish rooms, villas and 7 suites, De Sol Hotel & Spa located just a short distance from Fira. The hotel offers high-class amenities, spa therapies and views of the east side of the island. Depending upon your budget and wishes, you can choose a standard room with basic facilities, an elegant suite, or a deluxe villa with a private pool and jetted tub. If you like their Facebook page, you get 10% off your stay!
Caldera View Resort
Built in a typical low-rising Cycladic manner, the resort is a perfect spot to spend a relaxing romantic retreat. Book their villa and experience your honeymoon in an intimate setting. Providing all the comforts one can imagine and caldera views, the private villa is ideal for couples. The resort has a pool where you can kick back and relax, a hilltop restaurant fashioned from volcanic stones and a sunset view terrace.
Cavo Tagoo is an upscale accommodation with natural elements and luxurious accents. For couples, they have a honeymoon pool suite with a plush king size bed set against the azure background. Spend your starry-eyed nights in the richly furnished suite watching the idyllic vista and pass you days traveling over the island.
The lush and cozy seaside hotel is located on the sun-kissed Kamari Beach. They have a grand honeymoon suite with two balconies – one with the view of the Aegean Sea! There is a king-size bedroom, a lounge with a bar and a gorgeous bathroom.
On the Rocks
Located in the charming village of Imerovigli, On the Rocks is a charming hotel with spacious and airy rooms. Their honeymoon suites offer two options – sea-view and caldera view. Each suite is lavishly designed and appointed with a queen-size bed, a lovely bathroom and Jacuzzi. If you two want to flee into your own world amid beautiful views, On the Rocks is the perfect escape.
Perivolas Lifestyle Houses
Located near Oia, Perivolas features beautifully carved accommodations hanging over a tall cliff. There are elegant suites and studios furnished with plush furnishing and luxurious amenities designed to make your stay memorable. The accommodations open to terraces and a verdant staircase that leads to a private heated infinity pool. Each suite offers expansive views of the sea and skies.
Aigialos Hotel Santorini
Poised high on a cliff, Aigialos Hotel Santorini boasts the traditional Cycladic snowy-white buildings with sea-front balconies, outdoor pools, spa, a fine-dining restaurant, and a cocktail bar. The hotel has an exclusive honeymoon suite for couples sitting on the peak of the cliff with views of the sea and caldera. The standard rates are EUR 833 per night for two guests.
If you are seeking a secluded place where you have utmost privacy and comfort, Adamant Suites won’t disappoint you. The small complex has only nine suites named after precious stones designed to make your romantic escape memorable and fun. For your honeymoon, go for Moonstone Suite featuring a private veranda, plunge pool, en-suite bathroom with rainfall shower, and a king-size bed. The rates are EUR 898 per night.
Suites of the Gods
Located in Santorini Island, the upscale hotel promises you a deluxe and unique experience. Their honeymoon cave suite surely lives up to its name. It has a heart-shaped window with panoramic views of the isle. The air-conditioned room is equipped with luxurious amenities including mini-bar, plasma TV, and bath amenities. The rates are EUR 536 per night.
Nestled in a sublime town, Vedema Resort allows you to have a wild Greek adventure on your honeymoon and catch glimpses of dazzling sunsets. They have a package ‘Your Perfect Honeymoon’ geared towards newlyweds including a stay in the Dorian Suite, Aegean Suite or Olympian Villa, 3-hour long private tour of the isle and many amenities including a candlelit dinner, flower bed decoration and fruit and wine on arrival. The rates start from EUR 558.
If you are looking for a destination wedding, you can enjoy pre-wedding pampering before a celebration on the beach deck or the pool terrace. every wedding receives creative, individual attention, ensuring memories that will last a lifetime.
Mystique, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Tucked away on a cliff in Oia with expansive views of crystal-clear sea and caldera, the luxury hotel has suites fit for a grand honeymoon. Their honeymoon package offers you to stay 4 nights in either Vibrant Suite, Allure Suite, Wet Allure, Spiritual Suite & Spa or Secrecy Villa. The package includes private tours, complimentary services, and a lot more. The rates start from EUR 990.
Dreams Luxury Suites
An idyllic blend of contemporary comfort and traditional opulence, Dream Luxury Suites is dedicated to providing you a sweet escape in a midst of Greek wonders. Choose their honeymoon package and spend a respite in a warm cocoon. Have a candlelight dinner, celebrate your love, and explore the island in 400 Euro Per Suite / Per Stay only.
Carpe Diem Exclusive Boutique Resort
Set in Santorini’s highest village, Pyrgos, the boutique resort invites you to discover the stunning wonders of the Greek island. From sunrises to sunsets, experience sensational panoramas from your honeymoon suite, take a dip into a private pool, have cocktails from your own bar and experience serenity away from the usual hustle and bustle.
El Greco Resort & Spa
Tucked away in one of Fira’s peaceful premises, El Greco is a five-star resort with more than 200 rooms. All the rooms are beautifully furnished with several amenities to ensure you have a comfortable stay. It has an adults-only spa center, outdoor and indoor pools, a pool bar and a restaurant.
Walk up to the hilltop and you will stumble upon the beautiful Kirini Santorini Hotel. Boasting pools, terraces and jetted tubs, the hotel is a private haven for honeymooners. Their honeymoon suite is delightfully embellished with a Mediterranean color palette and furnishings. The room has all the facilities one requires for a comfortable stay.
How to Get to Santorini
If you are traveling to Santorini from Athens, you can catch any cheap flight from western Europe to Athens. The next step is to take a ferry – you can buy tickets online in advance or directly from the port. You can access the port via a metro. The ferry ride to Santorini is a visual delight. Enjoy the sea breeze, the crystalline water, and views of the caldera.
How Long to Stay in Santorini?
If you are visiting Santorini during the high season, give yourself at least a week to explore the island. Spend a couple of days on Perivolos and Kamari Beaches, take out some time to go on a shopping spree in Fira and do some clubbing, wander the tranquil streets of Pyrgos village for a few hours, hike from Oia to Fira and spend quality time together in your private sanctuary.
What to do in Santorini
Santorini is a destination of serenity and beauty. Immerse in the nature around you, observe the sunsets, laze around in the water, visit the archaeological sites, and relax on the banana lounge. The beaches are for parties, sunbathing and cocktails. You can take a sailing tour to the volcanic sites and check out the hot sulfuric springs. Go hiking up the cliffs and watch the panoramas from above. Don’t forget to visit the ruins of Ancient Thera.
Popularly known as the ‘balcony to the Aegean’, Imerovigli is a charming village in Santorini famous for its amazing sunsets. The town has blue-domed whitewashed buildings, narrow streets, and a friendly ambiance. Pay a visit to a 13th-century Venetian Palace and observe the relics of Skaros, sail to the nearby volcanic sites, and enjoy local cuisine.
Go to Red Beach
Located in Akrotiri Village, the red beach is one of the most popular beaches in Santorini. The beach is set against a unique backdrop of crimson and black hills and rocks and fronted by a vast blue sea. It creates quite a wild and surreal scene. Thanks to its popularity, you will find the beach packed almost all the time.
Go to Oia for Sunset
If you two want to capture the essence of Greek beauty with your eyes, step onto the town perched atop the cliff and watch the sun slowly melt into the horizon as the serene twilight takes over the sky.
Hiking Trail Between Fira & Oia
The hiking trail between Fira and Oia is almost 6.5 miles long. The scenic route takes somewhere between 3 to 5 hours, and it passes the caldera cliff, Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, and Oia. There are many elevations along the way – Oia 130 meters; Imerovigli 350 meters and Fira 270 meters.
Rent a 4-wheeler
Rent a 4-wheeler from a company and explore the island together on a thrilling ride. When your ride straight down the hill, the salty breeze and adrenaline rush will greet you. Riding on a 4-wheeler allows you take in the gorgeous views of the island.
Enjoy a wine tasting
On your honeymoon, go to a wine tasting session. There are several vineyards host tasting that offer local food as well. Gaze at the scenery, have a taste of local produce and try out some of the finest wines.
Go for a day cruise
The cruise will take you through the caldera’s famous volcanic isles of Nea Kameni and Palia Kameni. Make a stop at awe-inspiring craters and have therapeutic swims in the renowned hot springs. The cruise will then take you to Aspronissi Island, the Indian Rock, and the Venetian Lighthouse.
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