To travel to Greece is to walk on footprints marked four thousand years ago. If its enormous cultural background were not enough, the destination draws sighs for gathering a set of islands and beaches that, usually, are on the list of the most beautiful and romantic places in the world.
From any angle that analyzes Greece, its people and its culture, the result will be a superlative. Bathed by some of the most famous seas in Europe and Asia: Ionian, Mediterranean, Mirtóico and Aegean, among others, punctuated by fantastic islands, it is a country of almost countless natural beauty.
The dazzle also invades the continent, where the mountains of the Peloponnese, the rocks of Meteora and other postcards complete the package, such as the famous beaches of Mykonos. Discover the traces of Pericles and the heyday of Greek culture in Athens, the origins of the Olympics in Olympia and be enchanted by Santorini’s blue domes and dizzying landscapes. Find the footprints of ancient civilizations that have built, over millennia, an architectural, philosophical and cultural heritage whose value cannot be measured.
To get to know a little of this history, don’t forget to visit the Crete of the minotaurs and Delos of the gods. And the same Greeks who 3 or 4 thousand years ago already spoke of democracy and elaborated a rich mythology are the ones who today welcome visitors with their notorious warmth and with great passion the honeymooners.
For that, be sure to also immerse yourself in the appetizing cuisine of the peninsula and its islands, which ranges from the classic horiatiki salad to incredible seafood dishes. This is of course topped off with the oil of venerable olive trees, the Bacchus wine and a good glass of the ouzo distillate to toast.
Athens offers trendy bars and restaurants and great options for shopping. Mykonos is one of the favorite islands of the jetsetters and stage of incredible weddings by the sea!
Santorini is known for its wonderful sunsets, wines and its turquoise sea.
Because it is located in the east of the Mediterranean, Greece has summers with high temperatures, which can exceed 30ºC, and mild winters. The summer season is concentrated between July and August, where the climate is very hot and dry. In winter it rains a little, so it is better to avoid the period between October and February.
Zakynthos or Zante is the third largest Greek island, located in the Ionian Sea, between the Mediterranean and the Adriatic. The island for many centuries was a junction of numerous nations and cultures, from the Byzantine Empire, Ottomans, Venetians and then France, its history is evident throughout the island, which has provided a wealth of immeasurable traditions. The main city of the island is Zakyntos, it takes the same name as the island, its architecture is very similar to that of Venice.
Tranquil turquoise waters contrast with the arid mountains, part of the island is a rocky plateau with steep cliffs and the rest of the island offers fertile settings with graceful villages and of course, the charming hotels integrated with nature, which offer great comfort, excellent gastronomy and many treats for the honeymooners to truly feel in paradise. Evidently Navagio Beach, located in a stunningly beautiful cove on the coast, isolated by high cliffs, received its name after the sinking of a ship called MV Panagiotis, which happened in 1980.
It houses numerous caves, cut by cliffs around Cape Skinari, and accessible only by small boats. The sun reflects off the transparent sea and the white stones, creating a grand spectacle of light. It is possible to climb the cliff to enjoy the sunset and contemplate the beauty of Navagio, the Ionian Sea and the surrounding rock formations, an unforgettable moment!
Porto Zante Villas & Spa, Zakynthos
A resort on the sand, award winning on the beautiful island of Zakynthos. One of the 25 Best Hotels in the World by Condé Nast Traveler, 100 Best Hotels in the World by Hideaways, this trendy resort has been sheltered by famous personalities, including world leaders, businessmen and established artists. He is a member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
The boutique resort offers only eight luxury apartments/residences, offering wonderful views of the Ionian Sea and the island of Kefalonia. Each accommodation has a hot tub, Bvlgari amenities, private pool and access to the private beach. Designed and decorated with exclusive pieces from Armani Casa, it combines the privacy and comfort of a five-star hotel.
The cuisine is exceptional, with an extensive Mediterranean menu.
The award winning Waterfront Spa offers more than 20 special treatments, unique therapies and surprising massages performed in a serene environment with very soft background music, inspired by nature.
The butler will help provide unique moments, such as; under the summer sun, the couple can be surprised with a glass of chilled champagne with refreshing fruits or the evening a dinner under the starry sky, in a secluded spot on the beach, surrounded by a romantic atmosphere by candlelight.
A true universe of pleasure and exclusivity!
Canaves Oia Suites, Santorini
At the northwestern tip of Santorini, Greece, you can discover the cozy Canaves Oia Suites.
The picturesque village of Oia Santorini offers guests a majestic view of the Caldera. For this reason, the luxurious hotel in Oia has created the ideal setting for guests to make the most of the Caldera’s fairytale atmosphere.
Canaves Oia Suites is one of the most picturesque hotels on the island, with its traditional Cycladic architecture and picturesque alleys, promising guests unforgettable memories.
Canaves Oia, with its hotel rooms and suites, offers accommodation that can satisfy even the most demanding guests. Each of the suites offered at Canaves Oia Suites are elegantly designed while preserving the island’s traditional architecture.
The view of the Caldeira is breathtaking and the service provided will satisfy even the most demanding guest. All guests at Canaves Oia Suites are welcomed with a free refreshing drink, as well as Santorini wine and fruits in the room upon arrival.
Best of the best Canaves Oia Suites considered one of the best hotels in Santorini. Choose one of the 24 spacious suites or the incredible villa and enjoy the dramatic views of the volcanic caldera from your private balcony.
All suites also have outdoor pools. The hotel offers excursions on board your private yacht, and you can even spend an unforgettable night in the middle of the sparkling Aegean Sea.
It is difficult to imagine a more romantic environment.