The Greek islands are one of the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations, and for many, Santorini, the collective name for the Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni caldera, is the jewel in the glistening crown.
Santorini takes visitors on a journey to a land of legend, offering ageless charm where colourful sandy beaches and sparkling seas frame a jagged volcanic landscape dotted with picturesque, whitewashed villages and the remains of ancient civilizations.
Year-round sun, long summers, mild winters, and a Mediterranean lifestyle await, along with a wide range of relaxing leisure, cultural and sports activities.
Getting to Santorini by air is simple. Book a flight with one of the many European airlines or tour companies operating scheduled flights, or choose one of the combined accommodation-flight packages. For a more relaxed mode of travel, and some excellent sightseeing along the way, there’s a catamaran service operated by Blue Star and Sea Jets linking Santorini to Athens and other islands.
Like most Mediterranean destinations, there is a choice of accommodation to suit any budget. For a more personal experience, choose from the wonderful collection of small family-run hotels or one of the many small yet luxurious private resorts, like the stylish Erosantorini.
If you want the comfort of well-known luxury chains, Santorini boasts some of the most sumptuous hotels in Greece. Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini is romantic and elegant, and offers exceptionally stylish accommodation, delicious dining, outstanding facilities, and beautiful far-reaching views. It is the perfect choice for luxury honeymooners.
For the adventurous, there is lots to do and see in and around Santorini. There are hot springs and delightful beaches, clear waters, and rugged coves. The gravity-defying houses and churches carved into the coastal hillsides are beautiful and will grace any honeymoon photo album. For the energetic, a walk along the caldera edge and through Firá is rewarded by unbelievable views and stunning sunsets.
One of the most popular and relaxing ways to appreciate the island’s beauty is by boat. At Firá port there are a host of different operators and options. Choose a luxury yacht charter, romantic sunset dinner cruise or take a trip to explore the island’s natural and ancient human history, including a jaunt to the pre-historic and early Bronze Age human settlements at Thira and Akrotiri.
For honeymooners, Santorini is the jewel of the Aegean Sea, and it will not disappoint.