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Two Week Itinerary for Greek Islands

Paul and I went to Greece for our delayed honeymoon in May of 2022. We visited the Islands of Milos, Santorini, and Mykonos, as well as staying in Athens for a few days. Saying that it was amazing is a severe understatement!! I've wanted to go to Santorini for as long as I can remember (or should I say as long as my little brain saw Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and it was everything I imagined.


We visited Greece for two weeks and along the way I recorded everywhere we went so that I could provide some recommendations if any of my couples plan to visit the Greek Islands for their honeymoon as well. Although, of course, what Paul and I might enjoy might not be the same for everyone as we value outdoor experiences more than shopping or bar hopping.


Without further adieu, here's the listed itinerary from our trip in terms of where we stayed, ate, explored, visited, and did (without any fanfare of our personal experiences because there's nothing worse than when you just want a recipe and a life story preceds it). Scroll to the end for a photo dump.


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Greek Islands Honeymoon Itinerary:


Piraeus



Day 1

Stayed at the Piraeus Theoxenia hotel

Early dinner at Το Στέκι του Αρτέμη (The Hangout of Artemis)

Early sleeps from jetlag

Milos



Day 2

Ferry to Milos

Rifaki in Pollonia (lunch)

Papafragas beach (I think we were trespassing...)

Explored Plaka

Dinner + sunset at Okto in Trypiti

Day 3

Aktaion pizza bar in Adamas (breakfast)

Explored town of Adamas

Ice monkey coffee in Adamas

Hiked down to Tsigkrádo beach; a hidden beach

Lunch at Nostos Seafood in Adamas

Explored the Cliffs at Sarakiniko

stop at Klima to see the (overrated) colorful fishing village

Watched the sunset from a church we hiked to in Plaka

Dinner at Yankos in Adamas


Day 4

Breakfast at Yankos

Ferry to Santorini

Santorini



Check in to Astra Suites (aka the best hotel in the entire world)

Walked to Thira

Drinks at VLounge

Dinner at Argo


Day 5

Went on Santorini Guided Tour, which we booked through Astra Suites:

1. Explore old town of Pyrgos

2. Tour Akratiri - excavated old town preserved from the volcanic ash

3. Visit black sand beach - Vlichada

4. Explore town of Megalochori

5. Winery tour at Domaine Sigalas (different courses with wine pairings)

6. Walk around Oia- were guided to most picturesque spots

Chilled in our private infinity pool for sunset + walked around Imeravilgi

Dinner at Mama Lena

Day 6

Walked to Fira then down to the old port (this is where donkey rides happen)

Guided Volcano and Hot Springs Tour (be aware of spam sites)

Dinner at Five Senses Restaurant at Astra Suites

Went back to Mama Lena for dessert (we loved it there!)


Day 7

Walked from to Oia along a hiking trail with views of the caldera the whole time (about 5 miles)

Lunch at Pitogyro in Oia

Explored Oia and shops

Drinks and relaxed at Vitrine in Oia

Dinner at Dimitris in Ammoudi Bay


Day 8

Ferry to Mykonos


Mykonos



Check in to hotel Apanema Resort

Walked around Mykonos town

Lunch at Kazarma

Dinner at Roca (complimentary dinner on behalf of our hotel)


Day 9

Walked around Mykonos town and the iconic Mykonos windmills

Bus to Paradise Beach Club for drinks on the beach

Dinner at Roca (still complimentary)


Day 10

Boat to tour to Island of Delos

Dinner at Roca (again... lol, still complimentary)

Walk around Mykonos town


Day 11

Lunch at Kavos

Walk around Mykonos town

Ferry to Athens


Athens



Check in to hotel: Mythos Luxury Suites

Dinner at Kitro


Day 12

Breakfast at the brunch factory

Explore the Acropolis

Lunch at the Greco’s Project

Quick dinner at Vegan beat

Notes on the trip experience:

  • Smoke inside is allowed in most all restaurants

  • Lots of stray cats!

  • Drivers are quite brave and assertive on one-lane roads

  • You cannot drink water out of the faucet

  • You're not allowed to flush toilet paper in most places

  • There is no irrigation, which is why there are no animals on the island

  • We saw very few police

  • People wear so much Yankees and NY stuff (they even sell it)

  • Desserts or dessert wine oftentimes were complimentary with the check

  • Most of our lodging included free breakfast or dinner (half board)

  • We booked all ferries using Ferryhopper.com

  • If we made this itinerary over again, we probably would have spent less time (or no time) in Mykonos and opted to visit Crete instead.


PHOTO DUMP:


PHOTOS FROM PIRAEUS


PHOTOS FROM MILOS

PHOTOS FROM SANTORINI



PHOTOS FROM MYKONOS



PHOTOS FROM ATHENS



Thanks for checking it out! If you have any questions please comment and I'd love to help if I can!


xx,

Tam


Tamara Merri Photography

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