Honeymoon Travel Guide: Mykonos & Santorini

Honeymoon Travel Guide: Mykonos & Santorini

Greek Isles

Almost a year ago, I went on a getaway to the Greek Isles with my husband and friends. We took a week-long cruise to Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Olympia. It was a blissful escape from reality and I definitely recommend Greece as a fabulous destination for a honeymoon. We first visited the isle of Corfu and met the cutest little cats at a monastery. See if you can spot them:

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 The Corfu city center completely reminded me of a French town along the Riviera. The pale blue shutters and chippy paint screamed France which was beautiful but not what I was expecting.

And then we docked in Santorini and all my Grecian dreams came true. The white-washed buildings with blue doors and roofs … the steep mountains dotted with vibrant colors and punctuated with glittering pools – it was all here and we were some happy campers!

My husband and I are loving Santorini!

The next day, we woke up in Mykonos and had fun exploring the island all day:

CBB’s Top Tips for the Greek Isles

– Eat along the port of Mykonos and look for one of the notorious pelicans. The food is fab … and it made my day to see one of the famous pelicans along the port – he was simply magnificent! And if you read up on it, there’s a bit of a connection to Jackie O with the pelicans which is all too cool.

– Even though I really enjoyed our cruise, I kinda wished at the end that we had just flown to Santorini and stayed there for a week taking a boat to visit Mykonos and some of the other islands. Mykonos and Santorini were definitely my favorites of our cruise and I would have loved more time in both. Guess it just means we’ll have to go back!

– Don’t miss the black sand beaches in Mykonos/Santorini. We missed them and were bummed – they’re supposed to be amazing. Just rent a car or scooters and ask locals for directions.

– Do a little shopping in Santorini and Fira. I scored some really pretty pillow covers that I love and they always remind me of our trip. They also have cute jewelry in many of the boutiques.

– Eat, eat and eat some more. Some of the best food we’ve had in our lives. We should have ate more. I’m not a big fan of meat so I enjoyed stuffed peppers, hummus and vegetarian moussaka but J had some mighty fine looking gyros and octopus.

Want more Greece? Read up on the time I visited Crete and Rhodes and the other time I visited Athens.

Photography by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.

4 Comments

  1. April 3, 2014 / 5:10 PM

    Yes! I have to admit, it was scarier than it looks walking by … at one point, some people in front of us had to gently nudge the mules to the side as they were completely blocking the path and we couldn’t move! Crazy times. 😉

  2. April 4, 2014 / 2:57 PM

    I can imagine! Mules are in business for themselves. They’re really smart and very stubborn, just like a beagle.