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Advise Needed for Surprise Honeymoon in Greek Isles!

Advise Needed for Surprise Honeymoon in Greek Isles!

Aug 28th, 2005, 09:51 AM
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Congratulations! I believe a honeymoon in the Greek Islands was a wonderful choice. June is a great month to travel to Greece and the islands are not as crowded as they are in July or August. Santorini is by far one of the most romantic and beautiful of the greek islands. You will definitely want to stay in Oia which is very romantic and offers some of the most beautiful sunsets you will see anywhere in the world. You may want to look into Persivolas as your accomadation on Santorini. Beautiful rooms bulit into the hills, great views of the Sea and great reviews by most major travel magazines.Nothing like sitting watching the sunset in Santorini with the woman you love sipping on a bottle of red.Have fun. Other beautiful island...Amorgos,Mykanos.
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Aug 28th, 2005, 12:02 PM
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Just to clarify, it's PERIVOLAS VILLAS, not Persivolas.

If you're interested in taking a look at the most originaly decorated traditional houses for rent in Oia, go to

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Aug 29th, 2005, 12:44 PM
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We went to Greece a few years ago, and stayed at the Elounda Mare in Crete, and the Katikies in Santorini and I highly recommend them both. Each are spectacular, but very different.
I would recommend the Elounda Mare instead of the Elounda Bay (they are next door to one another, but are under totally different management). The Elounda Mare is a much better choice for a honeymoon. We walked over to the Elounda Bay for dinner one day, and swam over another afternoon to see the grounds). There are many children, and many large groups and charters from Europe. Our friends honeymooned there and hated it, and we were skeptical of travelling to Crete because of it, but we fell in love with the Elounda Mare. We stayed in a basic room, not a villa with a pool, and it was plenty big, and romantic. Since so many people stay in private villas, the pool is not crowded, and neither is the beach. You can sit in lounge chairs on the rocks jutted into the bay, and have your own private ladder to get into the water. The only downside is that the food is obscenely overpriced. We had intentions of doing a ton of activities in Crete, but we fell so in love with the scenery at the Elounda Mare that we only made it to Knossos.
The Katikies is spectacular. It is an amazing feeling to sit in the infinity pool staring over the caldera below.
As a heads up, some of the balconies are not that private, so you should ask for one that is (I believe we were in room 14, which was a basic room, but was towards the end of the hotel, so the balcony was very private). We weren't at the Katikies Suites, and I'm not sure of the difference. Also, we were in Greece the second and third week of June, and the weather was perfect, the crowds weren't bad, and there were no jellyfish.
Good luck planning!
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Aug 29th, 2005, 06:56 PM
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Hi hastern01, that was great advise, thank you! Elounda Mare looks beautiful. I've just checked it out online and I going to ask my travel agent to check it out right away. I can't believe I haven't heard any other posts about it. Thanks!
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Aug 31st, 2005, 04:46 AM
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Before the tourist industry has turn to fashion Greek weddings, a nice and not expensive surprise you can find it in santoriniartspirit .com
A Greek fiesta in a town square, or a personal song for you two, in Mihalis may work better than set up dishes from the industry...
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Sep 9th, 2005, 08:11 AM
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I don't know anything specific about those hotels, but Santorini is an excellent choice! I was there a few years ago in July and it was wonderful. I'm going back next May for my wedding as well because I loved it so much. I stayed in really cheap, yet nice places on the beach (only paid 40 euro a night) - but that's more my style. I did not find it to be expensive, including food - but it all depends on where on the island you go.

Also, if you are looking for a relaxing beautiful 6 mile long beach, Naxos is the place to go! This was an extremely cheap place when I was there. We could eat wonderful meals (spitfire roasted chicken, potatoes, pita bread and tzatziki) for like $4!

Have a great time!
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