Greece

Greece honeymoon hotels for a holiday that rivals the Big Day

Azure waters, blush-pink sunsets and balmy evenings scented by jasmine and wild thyme – if you have your sights set on a dreamy Greece honeymoon, there's heaps to look forward to.

With the promise of an elegant hotel perched on sparkling white-sand shores (picnic under the stars anyone?) or set in a characterful village where you can stroll hand-in-hand on warm nights and be serenaded by cicadas, this country’s a stellar option for a post-wedding trip.

Bed down after the big day at a serene hotel with a spacious infinity pool and spa treatments using healing Mediterranean herbs that will take you and your partner into a state of bliss. Or opt for a chic spot with an open-air cinema, indoor art gallery and cosy restaurant serving fabulous Mediterranean food where you can dine à deux and plan your future. Memorable moments await…

A honeymoon hotel on peaceful car-free Spetses island

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For post-nuptial adventures near Athens, it’s got to be the Poseidonion Grand Hotel. This resort’s set on the virtually vehicle-free island of Spetses, a couple of hours by ferry from Greece’s eclectic capital. Book the Pool Suite in the Historic Wing for your own personal place to take a dip. This spacious accommodation also has a pillow menu, so you know you’ll sleep soundly.

In the summer months, catch a film at the 60s-era open-air Ciné Titania amid the jasmine plants, or check out the Asia-inspired spa any time of year. Set around an outdoor pool, this wellness centre is decorated in chic cool grey tones and uses luxe ILA products in its treatments.

For dinner, head to On The Verandah restaurant and watch ships sail past as you sample dishes such as hearty moussaka balls. After dessert, wander hand-in-hand around the in-house Greek art gallery.

Poseidonion Grand Hotel

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9.2 Excellent (192 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.2 / 10
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Poseidonion Grand Hotel

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9.2 Excellent (192 reviews)

Santorini sunset views from this superb Greek honeymoon hotel

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Settle down for a holiday full of sublime sunsets and otherworldly volcanic views at Cocoon Suites. This hotel, in the picture-worthy village of Imerovigli, has a pool overlooking the sea (ideal for a morning dip together) and features cave rooms hewn from the cliffside. Think curved, whitewashed walls, soft white linens and minimal decor with rustic touches.

The service is just as special as the setting: expect candlelit dinners served in-room and a 24-hour concierge on your Santorini honeymoon. Book the Grand Honeymoon Suite for your own open-air plunge pool offering a view over Santorini’s caldera – just the spot for relaxing with a drink from your Smeg minibar.

Meals are organic at this hotel and the chef whips up creations using locally sourced ingredients. Share mouthwatering options such as Santorini-style slow-cooked lamb with a smoked eggplant puree and Black Angus rib-eye steak coated in a jus made from one of the island’s Vin Santo wines.

Cocoon Suites

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Imerovigli, 0.2 km to Imerovigli
9.4 Excellent (564 reviews)
Excellent Service 9 / 10
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Cocoon Suites

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Imerovigli
9.4 Excellent (564 reviews)

Five-star luxury in Lindos, Rhodes, for an unforgettable trip

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Rest up in Rhodes after your wedding at the Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort. This five-star complex has a 2,000-square-metre AnaGenesis Thalasso Spa Centre specialising in marine-based therapies. Unwind as you feel the water wash over you in the heated seawater pool before opting for an Atlantique Ritual – a soothing hydrobath, followed by skin-softening pink sand and white quartz scrub.

Sample divine food at one of the three restaurants: there are the sea-facing Asterias, the poolside Poseidon and the main Symposium restaurant. Lobster night is organised once a week, so you can share a memorable seafood meal with your other half.

After days out in nearby Lindos, exploring the ruins of the ancient hilltop citadel, retire to your room. Splash out on a villa with a private pool looking out onto lush green gardens. Indoors, the hand-made furniture is carefully selected and the spacious bathrooms are clad in marble. You’ll receive sparkling wine on arrival to toast to this new chapter in your life under your personal wooden pergola.

Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas

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9.4 Excellent (4893 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.1 / 10
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Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas

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9.4 Excellent (4893 reviews)

A rural retreat in a renovated Monemvasia mansion

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Celebrate matrimonial bliss at the Kinsterna Hotel in Monemvasia, set inside a restored Byzantine mansion. This spot’s away from the crowds, meaning you won’t have any distractions when connecting with your partner. Spend days wandering together amid the fragrant olive and citrus trees in the expansive grounds, or resting beside glittering swimming pools filled with mountain spring water.

Rooms are individually decorated with old-world embroidered wall hangings, bespoke lamps and herringbone-patterned reed ceilings, so you’ll feel aeons away from everyday life. Soak yourself in a glossy marble bath before snuggling up on the fresh linens of your queen-size bed.

Expect classic Grecian evening meals at the Sterna restaurant, beside the hotel’s well-preserved Byzantine cistern. Dishes are conjured up with fruit, herbs and vegetables, from wild asparagus to juicy pomegranates, grown in the estate’s gardens. Local ingredients are also used at the spa – look out for deeply moisturising honey and grape extracts appearing in treatments.

Kinsterna

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Monemvasia, 6.1 km to Monemvassia
9.0 Excellent (169 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.5 / 10
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Kinsterna

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Monemvasia
9.0 Excellent (169 reviews)

Honeymoon holidays on Mykonos in the heart of the island's stylish main town

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At the Semeli Hotel, you could spend the whole of your break in a rooftop whirlpool perched above Chora’s bright-white houses. This resort, set in a neoclassical mansion, is right in the middle of the Mykonos island’s largest town, around 500 metres from the crystal-clear waters of Megali Ammos beach.

On your Mykonos honeymoon, you’ll need a plush space to relax in. If your goal is to get pampered, go for a Spa Room crafted from stone glass with a private Jacuzzi; the well-lit bathrooms feature butler sinks and rain showers.

Freshen up with your designer toiletries ahead of dinner at the Thioni Restaurant, renowned for its contemporary take on classic Greek cuisine. You’ll sample treats such as Eastern-inspired octopus with Santorini fava beans. A glass of chilled wine at the hotel’s oceanside annex bar, which displays fifth-century BC artefacts beneath its floor, is an atmospheric way to end the day.

Semeli Hotel

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Mykonos-Town, 4.8 km to Aegean Maritime Museum
8.8 Excellent (703 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.1 / 10
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Semeli Hotel

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Mykonos-Town
8.8 Excellent (703 reviews)

A Greece honeymoon hotel on Milos with panoramas of the aqua-blue sea

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All rooms face the water at Hotel Olea Bay, so prepare to bask on your balcony and take in the views across Milos island’s tantalising turquoise waters. Then head down to Papikinou Beach, around a five-minute walk away.

The hotel design scheme is typical of the Cyclades setting, so whether you choose one of the 12 rooms or a spacious suite, you’ll be surrounded by whitewashed walls complemented with natural stone accents. Select a space including a steaming Jacuzzi bath to soak in with your partner as you relive memories of the wedding.

Breakfast is served buffet-style, with a choice of flaky croissants and pastries, as well as made-to-order omelettes, fresh fruit and homemade jams. The staff at the pool bar also make a mean cocktail – order a minty mojito and sip it as you look out over the sparkling coast on your dreamy Greek island honeymoon.

Hotel Olea Bay

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Adamas, 1.7 km to Adamas
9.1 Excellent (135 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.4 / 10
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Hotel Olea Bay

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Adamas
9.1 Excellent (135 reviews)

An experiential Santorini hotel with honeymoon suites and heated plunge pools

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Admire the views from Hotel Grace Santorini, a clifftop retreat on one of the most romantic Greek islands. Honeymoon suites come with heated plunge pools set on terraces overlooking the rugged volcanic caldera. Sit and write thank-you notes to your wedding guests here or on the silken bedding indoors while breathing in the gorgeous scent you’ve chosen for your room diffuser.

Spa treatments are taken in-suite at this hotel – select a collagen-boosting Wine Elixir facial for blissful skin therapy. A fitness studio, plus yoga and Pilates classes, round out the wellness options in the complex.

The resort specialises in out-of-the-ordinary experiences. Go for a chef-guided hike along the cliffs towards Skaros Rock. Afterwards, you’ll be provided with a box including five seasonal ingredients to pair with the herbs and flowers picked along the route. Your chef will then whip up a meal for you using the chosen produce and you’ll wash it down with a wine grown in the island’s esteemed vineyards.

Hotel Grace Santorini

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Imerovigli, 0.2 km to Imerovigli
9.5 Excellent (204 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.5 / 10
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Hotel Grace Santorini

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Imerovigli
9.5 Excellent (204 reviews)

A Greek honeymoon hotel in Crete with a sea-facing infinity pool

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Hold hands as you sunbathe beside an infinity pool with ocean views at Hotel Daios Cove. Or take a dip in privacy – some suites have plunge pools. For wellness-based indulgence, there’s the full-service Goco Spa with a relaxation-inducing Finnish sauna, high-tech hydro-massage amenities and tailored therapies by guest wellness experts.

If you’re craving adventure on your Crete honeymoon, ask about bespoke speedboat cruises around Mirabello Bay. You’ll come back exhilarated and ready to feast on traditional treats at the Greek Taverna restaurant: try the fish of the day, delivered straight to the kitchen on one of the local kaiki boats.

Afterwards, lie back on your king-size bed and gaze out at Vathi Bay’s glittering waters from the floor-to-ceiling windows. For luxury that lives up to the expectations of a honeymoon, opt for a multi-floor villa and detox from your wedding night proseccos in the private sauna.

Hotel Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas

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Agios Nikolaos, 4.5 km to Marina of Agios Nikolaos
9.5 Excellent (2923 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.3 / 10
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Hotel Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas

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Agios Nikolaos
9.5 Excellent (2923 reviews)

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