The Ultimate Santorini Honeymoon Guide – Locations & Activities for Romantic Getaways
A Santorini honeymoon trip is probably one of the best ways to celebrate your love for one another, propose to your forever after, or renew your vows. What is not to love about this utterly romantic destination in the Mediterranean? The breathtaking crystalline waters? The cloudless skies? The beautiful lava-formed beaches? The imposing Caldera? The picturesque villages with the whitewashed houses and the flower-filled balconies? The blue-domed chapels? The rejuvenating Hot Springs? Or the idyllic views of the shimmering Aegean Sea?
Whether a newlywed, about to get married, or wanting to relight that fire, a Santorini honeymoon is definitely a step toward the right direction! In this guide, we give you all the must-know details so you can enjoy your time together and escape into a world of ardour and romance.
In this journey, high-end cave resorts like Thirea Suites contribute to maximizing the overall experience, pampering you with a heart-stopping Santorini honeymoon suite cut to provide supreme comfort, incredible views, and an unbelievably romantic ambiance. Just pick either one of the well-appointed private suites or the luxury chambers that have been designed specifically for honeymooners!
When to Visit Santorini for Romantic Holidays
This really depends on what you are after. Are you looking for a cost-effective romantic vacation? Enjoy sightseeing minus the crowds? Then the months of April, May, and October are best suited to your requirements. Want to enjoy warm weather, sunny days, and lots of swimming and sunbathing? Then do plan your Santorini honeymoon during the peak season (between June and September). In this case, though, expect higher prices in transport, food, stay, and entertainment.
Where to Spend your Honeymoon in Santorini
1. Oia Village
Oia Santorini is an undeniable masterpiece of Cycladic architecture and finesse and one of the most photographed places in Santorini. The famous town is known for its palate-pleasing food, charming buildings, staggering panoramas, and, of course, the most paradisal sunsets. Situated atop a hill, you will have the chance to gaze the almost eerie (yet absolutely magnificent) volcano of Nea Kameni and Palia Kameni, and the glistering Aegean Sea.
The reason why we have highlighted Oia as the first option for honeymooners is the fact that it is fabled for its dreamy Santorini sunset views. Do come around the early afternoon hours to get a good spot and watch the glorious sun kissing the day goodbye, leaving the Creation with lovely shades of oranges, pinks, and yellows.
Up for a stroll along the coast? Or explore the whereabouts? Attractions like the remains of the Venetian fortress and the Maritime Museum are must-visit. Want more options? Feel free to ask the receptionist at your Oia hotel in Santorini for recommendations! Everybody at Thirea Suites is more than happy to help you feel the Santorini appeal to the core!
2. Fira Village
Another great location for a Santorini honeymoon is Fira. This bustling and vibrant place is the island capital and full of colour. Fira village is settled on the rim of a high cliff, providing hypnotising vistas of the submerged volcano. As you wander its streets, you will walk by white cubic-shaped houses with blue doors, beautiful cobbled streets, and lots of picturesque places to relax and unwind, such as the nearby shores.
A scenic village nestled in the north of the island and a short drive from Fira Village (just 2km far). Imerovigli is somewhat underappreciated as it, too, offers nearly unobstructed views of the Santorini Caldera. Back in the day, people would gather here to watch out for pirate ships approaching and notify the rest of the islanders.
Although not the very first place to come in mind when thinking of the best Santorini honeymoon locations, it is definitely an area worth a visit for its lovely cafes, the delicious food, and the delightful panoramas.
4. Red & Cape Columbo Beaches
Red Beach is a famous Santorini shore and a favorite stop on every Santorini honeymoon itinerary. The world-famous beach features volcanic sand and a heart-stopping scenery, where the cobalt waters of the Aegean become one with the shore. You can have a picnic on the beach, sunbathe, swim, savour all the together-time you want with your significant other and why not, even fall all over in love again!
As for Cape Columbo, it is perfect if you seek utmost privacy as it is probably the most isolated beach on the island. Let yourself unwind under the shade of the beautiful massive cliff and spoiled with a dramatic landscape that will make your jaw drop, Cape Columbo is home to the most active craters in Santorini. In fact, the waters here are so warm that you can think of it as an excellent alternative to the Santorini Hot Springs!
Activities for Santorini Honeymooners
Besides laying eyes on majestic sunsets with your partner, you can:
- • Visit the beautiful Santorini Blue Domes churches.
- • Consider scuba diving and snorkeling to explore the rich underwater cosmos.
- • Rejuvenate your senses with a bath at the Hot Springs.
- • Taste locally produced wine.
- • Try mouthwatering Greek food.
- • Have a private helicopter ride.
- • Opt for a romantic dinner date abroad a luxury yacht.
Note that this is just an illustrative list of activities for your consideration. Your options are practically endless!
Of course, choosing a cave-style accommodation in one of the most esteemed and top-rated Oia Santorini Hotels, like Thirea Suites will definitely up the entire experience! Time to treat yourself to a luxury cave resort that rewards you with ultimate privacy (although situated in a crowded location) and idyllic views of the rugged and volcanic island of Santorini.