Second Honeymoon in Greece: The Guide

Second Honeymoon in Greece: The Guide

Written by: melina on: February 3, 2022

In Greece, we have a saying that goes ‘one equals none.’ This means that if you experience something once, it’s as if you haven’t experienced it at all. Of course, such a phrase applies to honeymoons as well! In your haste to have the time of your lives and enjoy your love with your new-acquainted spouse, your honeymoon came and went without you noticing. That’s why it is a brilliant idea to have a second Greece honeymoon to celebrate your marriage and not just your wedding.

What better place to choose for your honeymoon than sunny Greece? One of the most sought-after honeymoon destinations in the world that you’ve probably already considered yourselves.

If the much-advertised romantic trip to Greece sounds like something that will cover your needs and your budget, why not live your unique dream in a country that will make you fall in love again and again? 

Here are some reasons why Greece is the ideal destination for your second honeymoon.

You’ll enjoy the best weather

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Porto Katsiki beach – credits: Calin Stan/Shutterstock.com

As you already know, Greece is a Mediterranean country. It is bathed by the sea from the east, south, and west, significantly affecting its climate. The country, in general, has mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. As a result, no matter when you choose to visit Greece for your romantic getaway, the weather will be on your side

The middle of summer in Greece is infamous for its intense heat and temperatures that during the midday can rise to 40°C. For that reason, if you’re not a fan of exotic weather, visiting during spring and autumn is the wisest thing to do.

Greek nature is in full bloom during those seasons, while the temperatures are ideal. You will be comfortably warm during the day and maybe need a light jacket at night. From the second fortnight of June, the surface temperature of the sea (Sea Surface temperature-SST) becomes pleasant for the human body when the temperature of the water near the surface exceeds 23 ° C.

However, even though Greece is advertised as a summer destination, you won’t be disappointed even if you decide to visit during winter. Unless you opt for the country’s mountainous regions, you will have once again the opportunity to enjoy mild weather with no extreme temperatures. Especially in Athens, snow and below zero temperatures are such a rare phenomenon that the locals wish it!

You’ll admire incredible landscapes

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Imerovigli sunset – credits: Georgios Tsichlis/Shutterstock.com

Due to its aforementioned mild climate, Greece boasts striking landscapes of luscious greenery. In addition, you will come across traditional villages of unmatched beauty and scenic islands with trademark Cycladic architecture

Every single corner of Greece can be the optimum host for your trip, however below you will find our top second honeymoon ideas

Santorini 

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Couple in Oia, Santorini – credits: fokke baarssen/Shutterstock.com

The number one destination for newlyweds and couples is undoubtedly Santorini. With its charming all-white architecture, beautiful villages, enchanting sunsets, alluring beaches, and award-winning wine production, it is every couple’s dream.

You can book a luxurious caldera-themed suite and enjoy the sunset from your terrace or pool, dine in great restaurants and immerse yourself in the comfort of your room. No matter how you choose to spend your time during your second honeymoon in Greece, you will have unforgettable memories.

Read on: Santorini vacations for couples; the ultimate guide

Milos

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Firiplaka beach, Milos – credits: siete_vidas/Shutterstock.com

One of the most hospitable and magical islands of the country, Milos, has convinced couples from across the world that it is the ideal destination for an unforgettable honeymoon. Or even a second honeymoon in Greece!

It perfectly combines boat rides, where you’ll discover hidden beaches of the island and afternoon walks on the trademark cobbled streets of the island’s old town, Plaka. Swim in the beautiful waters of Firopotamos and exchange vows and kisses, gazing at the view sitting on the wall of Panagia Thalassitra. If you don’t visit the beaches of Sarakiniko and Kleftiko and don’t try the traditional watermelon pie, you can not leave the island!

Folegandros

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Folegandros – credits: enizo71/Shutterstock.com

If you want to experience tranquility and at the same time unique moments with your other half, all you have to do is choose Folegandros. Having kept its beauty unchanged through the years, Folegandros is perfect for romantic walks in the center of the island, Chora.

There, its Cycladic houses will transport you back in time. Be sure to go for a swim in Katergo and Livadaki and try ‘matsata‘ and ‘kalasouna.’ If you love walking, this is the island for you.

Rhodes

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The medieval town of Rhodes – credits: Philippos Philippou/Shutterstock.com

If you can not sit still on your honeymoon and you are one of the couples who like to see many different places, Rhodes is the best destination for you and your better half.

Wander around the Medieval center with its strong Ottoman and Italian influences. Additionally, visit the romantic Lindos and the bay of Agios Pavlos and the park of Rodini, and the valley of the butterflies. You’ll be booking your flight back before even leaving the island.

Monemvasia

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Monemvasia – credits: Nataliia Budianska/Shutterstock.com

The ideal honeymoon doesn’t need to be exclusively on an island, as the Greek mountains have their grace as well. What’s even better, however, is a place combining both the element of the sea and the mountain.

Of course, we refer to Monemvasia, the ‘Gibraltar of the East’ or the ‘Menexe Kalesi,’ which translates to ‘the castle of flowers’ in Turkish. The walks in the cobbled alleys of “Kastropolitia” will be one of the highlights of your second honeymoon in Greece.

Elati

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Elati – credits: el.m.wikipedia.org

For couples who love nature and prefer to spend their second honeymoon in a cool area, even in the middle of summer, there is no more beautiful place than Elati, in the region of Trikala.

Because the area is known for its ski center in Pertouli, the summer season is considered the low season, and for this reason, you can enjoy your second at very affordable prices.

The place is ideal for walks in the mountains between the wooden houses and the green firs and an easy climb to the Red Rock for romantic moments with a spectacular view. Also, do not forget to visit the bridge of Ag. Bissarion and the well-hidden waterfall.

Read more: The best places to visit in Greece for your honeymoon.

During your second honeymoon in Greece, you’ll swim on the best beaches

Contrary to popular belief, the best beaches of Greece are not only located on the islands. Each country region has its own beauty, and most have their trademark beach.

Waters in colors that only a good painter can envision, sandy beaches that remind of gold dust, and landscapes that only nature can create, compose the beaches you should visit at least once in your life.

Here is a list of the best beaches in Greece:

Shipwreck, Zakynthos

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Shipwreck beach – credits: Michail Makarov/Shutterstock.com

The famous Shipwreck beach is located on the east side of the island of Zakynthos near the mountain village of Anafonitria. Clear waters, white sand, impressive cliffs, and the half-submerged carcass of a ship compose a fantastic setting.

The star of this beach is the ship ‘Panagiotis,’ which ran aground in October 1982 after a severe storm. Since then, the shipwreck, along with the beach’s white sand, has been photographed countless times. The view from above is awe-inspiring to all visitors of the beach.

Simos, Elafonisos

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Simos, Elafonisos – credits: greece4seasons.gr

The world-known Simos is the most famous beach of Elafonisos, which is why most people choose the small island opposite the southeastern tip of Laconia for their holidays.

The incredible natural beauty that characterizes the coast can not leave anyone unmoved. Impressive golden dunes, a strip of land in the sea that divides the coast into two bays and clear, crystal clear waters compose its remarkable image, which travels around the world.

Sarakiniko, Milos

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Sarakiniko beach – credits: s_kaisu/Shutterstock.com

The striking Sarakiniko is one of the most impressive beaches in the whole country. Its unique lunar landscape is due to the fascinating rock formations of limestone rocks and is located in the northern part of the island, at a distance of 10 minutes by car from Adamas, the port of Milos. Its trademark feature is the caves created by the penetration of rocks in the waters of the Aegean.

Falasarna, Chania

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Falassarna beach – credits: lucianbolca/Depositphoto.com

One of the best beaches for most visitors to Chania, Falasarna, is located in the northwestern part of the prefecture and 51 km from the city center. The organized beach with golden sand and clear blue waters, which has been awarded many times as the most beautiful in the prefecture, is ideal for relaxation under the summer sun. One of the strong points of the beach is the dreamy sunset that will keep you there until dusk.

Anthony Quinn, Rhodes

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Anthony Quinn bay, Rhodes – credits: Philippos Philippou/Shutterstock.com

At a distance of 17 km south of the center of the Medieval City of Rhodes, between the coasts of Ladiko and Faliraki, one can find the famous beach named after the excellent American cinema star, and became known to the general public from the movie ‘The Canons of Navarone.’ Anthony Quinn Beach is surrounded by cliffs, which create an image of amazing beauty. It has crystal clear, green waters, fine sand, and pebbles.

Myrtos, Kefalonia

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Myrtos beach – credits: Roman Safonov/Shutterstock.com

The dreamy Myrtos magnetizes the visitors before they even get there, as they are taken back by the contrast made by the endless white sandy beach with the impressive shades that the sea waters take.

The award-winning and well-photographed beach, which is always on the list of the most beautiful in the world, is surrounded by high vertical rocks with green peaks and has fine sand, fine all-white pebbles, and waters that deepen sharply. The sunset in Myrtos is the best reward for those who can withstand the hot sun and stay on the beach until late in the afternoon.

Read also: The best Greek islands for couples.

You’ll experience the most fascinating cultural stimuli

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The Parthenon on the Acropolis rock – credits: Aerial Motion/Shutterstock.com

With thousands of years of history, it comes as no surprise that Greece will offer you an abundance of archaeological sites and other cultural treasures. Likewise, the country is known for its incredible museums, and here, we will present you with the best of the bunch.

Acropolis Museum

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The Acropolis Museum

The most modern museum in Europe opened its gates to the public in June 2009. The Acropolis Museum houses findings from the broader sanctuary of the Acropolis, and findings returned to Greece from museums and private collections abroad.

The New Acropolis Museum occupies an area of ​​25,000 sq.m. and has exhibition spaces with an area of ​​14,000 sq.m., ten times larger than in the old. The permanent exhibitions occupy three floors and are divided into four levels, while in the fifth there are additional spaces such as cafes, restaurants, and shops.

Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

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Heraklion Museum – credits: Anna Pakutina/Shutterstock.com

Housed in a building built around 1937-1940 in the center of the city, the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is located at the site of the Catholic Church of St. Francis, which was destroyed in 1856 by an earthquake. It is an excellent example of the modern architectural movement in Greece –

This museum is considered one of the most remarkable in Greece and one of the most important in Europe. It houses representative samples from all aspects of prehistory and history of Crete, covering a range of about 5,500 years.

National Archaeological Museum of Athens

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Heraklion Museum – credits: Anna Pakutina/Shutterstock.com

The National Archaeological Museum, the largest in Greece and one of the most important in the world in ancient art, is housed in an impressive building of 9,500 sq.m. of Patision Street and hosts more than 16,000 exhibits.

Discover the treasures of ancient Greek art in this jewelry museum founded in the late 19th century. Here you will come in contact with a vast collection of great exhibits, including works of art from all cultures that flourished in Greece from Prehistoric times to the end of Roman rule.

Thessaloniki War Museum

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Thessaloniki War Museum – credits: thessaloniki.travel

A branch of the Athens War Museum, the Thessaloniki War Museum has been operating since 2000, and its collections include more than 10,000 objects from the modern and contemporary history of Greece. It covers everything from the pre-revolutionary period, the Greek Revolution, the Balkan Wars, and the two World Wars to the involvement in Cyprus in 1974.

It is housed in a 1900 building designed by the Italian architect Vitalliano Posseli in a central part of the city and within walking distance of the Byzantine and

Archaeological Museum of Olympia

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Archaeological Museum of Olympia – credits: allovergreece.com

One of the most important museums in Greece, in one of its most important archeological sites. The Archaeological Museum of Olympia houses finds from prehistoric times to Roman times.

In its premises, the visitor can observe some of the most important decorative sculptures of the temple of Zeus. Some of them are the metopes and the temple’s pediments. They are among the most critical samples of strict rhythm in Greek art. Others include the Victory of Mendaios Peonios and the cup of Pheidias.

The central exhibit of the museum is Hermes of Praxiteles. Finally, the Archaeological Museum of Olympia is famous for its impressive exhibition of sculptures. It is also renowned for holding one of the most important collections of bronze objects – idols, weapons, etc. – worldwide.

Museum of Cycladic Art

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Museum of Cycladic Art – credits: cycladic.gr

The Museum of Cycladic Art in Kolonaki hosts the most extensive collection of exhibits of the ancient civilizations of the Aegean and Cyprus. It has a particular emphasis on Cycladic art of the third millennium BC. Moreover, it hosts significant periodical exhibitions and exhibitions of contemporary art.

It was founded in 1986 to house the private collection of Nikolaos and Dollis Goulandris. Yet today, it is a living nucleus in the heart of Athens. The Museum consists of two buildings. The Main Building and the Stathatos Palace. It also has three large cultural units: the Cycladic, the Ancient Greek, and the Ancient Cypriot Art.

You’ll enjoy authentic Greek hospitality

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Couple drinking – credits: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com

Since antiquity, the Greeks have been famous for their courteous hospitality. It runs in their blood. For that reason, as soon as you arrive in Greece, you will realize that you’re in good hands. The locals will assist you every step of the way during your second Greece honeymoon. They will also provide you with valuable information, tips, and tricks that will make your trip a smooth sail.

They will take it upon themselves to make you fall in love with their country. Additionally, they will immerse you into a fascinating world of age-old customs and traditions. One thing is for sure: in Greece, you will never feel alone or unwelcome. 

So there you have it. Here are six of our top reasons why Greece is the ideal destination for your second honeymoon. Leave the stress of everyday life behind, check out Greece honeymoon packages, and rekindle the spark of your marriage. The Greek ocean offers the perfect background. 

See below some of our superb, carefully-designed itineraries for the ideal second honeymoon to Greece:
Honeymoon itinerary of Athens, Santorini, Heraklion, and Rhodes
A journey across history and spirituality: Athens, Meteora, Delphi, and Corfu:
Athens, Peloponnese, and Corfu
Embracing popularity: Athens, Mykonos, Crete honeymoon trip
Athens, Folegandros, Santorini itinerary
A Honeymoon itinerary to Athens, Nafplio, Mani, and Zakynthos honeymoon itinerary
– Trip to Athens, Paros, Naxos, and Santorini
– Itinerary for Athens, Tinos, Mykonos, and Naxos
Athens, Santorini, and Chania
Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini honeymoon

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