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atlantacharlie Jun 28th, 2014 05:04 PM

Honeymoon in Greece - Athens, Mykonos, Santorini
Hi Fodorist!!!

We are planning our honeymoon and have boiled down to Athens/Mykonos/Santorini. The list initially included Fiji, Hawaii, Turks and Caicos but that got eliminated. We have our mind set on Mediterranean sea.
So, the honeymoon will begin Aug 26/27 thru Sep 5. We will be flying from Canada. The whole trip will be around 10 days including travelling in and out of Athens. Looks like we will have 8 nights in Greece total. We were thinking 1 night in Athens when flying in Transcontinental and then 3 nights in Mykonos and 3 in Santorini and then back in Athens for a night.
Do you all think that this is feasible?
We have started looking for Vacation packages on Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, etc but aren't finding true honeymoon packages, which I actually not even sure consists of?
What will you all recommend in term on picking the right vendor to work for.

Thank you all,

mariha2912 Jun 29th, 2014 02:35 AM

Hello and congrats!
This is a very typical itinerary for North Americans coming to Greece. OLn my opinion rushed, but it is feasible. Why don't you have a look on for ideas on accommodation? You may then e-mail hotels and book directly. I see no need for travel agent or whatever. It is easy to book transport yourself too, check ferry schedules on and flights with Aegean Air.

WWK Jun 29th, 2014 08:54 AM

Feasible, yes. But very tiring and rushed. Can you tag on a few more days or another weekend?

The day of arrival is a blur b/c of the long flight and jet lag. Then every time you go to a different destination, you lose half a day of vacation time.

See if you can transfer straight on to Mykonos after arrival in Athens. That will depend on when your flight arrives, of course. But it will save you time and expense of going back and forth from the airport to Athens.

And about honeymoon packages... Not sure what you are looking for, but you can get lots of help from everyone here. And also avoid some of the honeymoon pitfalls, like paying for rooms that aren't worth the $$$$.

Good luck!

lainnie Jul 31st, 2014 09:13 PM


I went to Athens and Santorini in April 2014 and loved them both! We even had a shorter stay there (wish we had more), only 1 full day in Athens and 2.5 days in Santorini, but we still had a wonderful time. Although we didn't see *everything*, but it was worth it. An it's an excuse for us to come back again too;) I believe you would be fine.

greg Jul 31st, 2014 09:59 PM

If your flight into Athens is early enough, try hard to continue fly onto Mykonos or Santorini upon arrival. Staying in Athens upon arrival has an apparent sense of being less tiring, but if you do simple analysis, it will be no more tiring to fly onto islands upon arrival in Athens while offering you cost and time benefits. It is usually all wins.

By doing so, you save one full round trip into Athens and back, one full hotel check-in/out cycle, you can sleep in on an island the first morning in Greece the next day as opposed to having to wake up early to check-out from the Athens hotel to catch a flight. If you choose to reuse the night saved at the beginning in Athens and tack onto the end to make it a 2 night stay, you will then have a full day in Athens you can do something with as opposed to four half days at the time no attractions are open.

If you can code-share connect Air Canada to Aegean at acceptable price, flying from Canada into an island would be done as one booking and the carriers are responsible for connections. Of course, this would be done as multi-city trip: Canada to JMK/JTR, then JTR/JMK-ATH, then ATH-Canada if the price comes out right. Otherwise, book JTR/JMK-ATH independently. Since you have two nights in Athens, having to make connection on your own in Athens comes with little risk. If you fly into JTR, then ferry to JMK. Then JMK-ATH can be done by boat or by plane. JTR-ATH (Piraeus) by boats is a long trip.

chris45ny Aug 1st, 2014 04:39 AM

I agree that this is something you can easily do on your own. It would be great if you could add more days, especially since you're coming from so far away.

If you want some recommendations for hotels you can post what your price point is in euros and what amenities you're looking for like view, pool, etc.

You've picked a good time to go. Congratulations!!

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