LUXURY HONEYMOONS IN TURKEY & GREECE
Once the wedding day is over, many couples look forward to celebrating their newlywed status on their honeymoon - at least the lucky ones! Since you are on this page, you are one of them so congratulations. Beach destinations are the first ones that come to one’s mind, but culture-focused cities and action-packed adventures could also suit different couple's personalities.
We are here to assist you to find the ultimate place for a post-nuptial getaway.
Here are Our Top 4 Picks for Turkey
‘’Istanbul is undeniably a romantic city with the classic appeal of Paris and the exotic lure of Marrakesh and its impossible not to fall in love with it.’’ Says Fiorella Valdesolo in the Bridal Guide and she is right! Laying over two continents this amazing city artfully blends old and new. Byzantine and Ottoman memories of the past remain visible at every corner, coexisting with the modern additions. Varieties of lodging, fine dining, clubbing options are the cherry on top!
The surreal landscape and quirky, unique & luxury cave hotels, ensures newlyweds to live a dream from morning to night. Since it is away from beaches and coastal resorts so the tourist crowds, Cappadocia is heaven for romantic walks among the fairy chimneys. Having the opportunity of experiencing a hot air balloon ride at sunrise at the best place on earth is the bonus!
Many celebrities favor the cosmopolitan Bodrum peninsula for their honeymoons for something! The diversity of hotels (both moderate & high end), restaurants, and beautiful coastal resorts that lure thousands of honeymoon couples every year. Bodrum is the best option for pure leisure seekers. Stretching along the peninsula are small coves and sandy beaches, where couples swim or relax in romantic bliss.
Luxury Gulet Cruise
An additional touch to your romantic honeymoon cruise packages would be a three-day or a week luxury yacht charter on the Turkish Riviera, sailing along the Aegean and Mediterranean in pure bliss. Please do check our exclusive selection of fully crewed deluxe and luxury gulets that each promising the legendary blue voyage cruise holiday of a lifetime.
Here is a sample Honeymoon Itinerary of Turkey & Greece Trip for 21 Nights / 22 Days
DAY 1 - Arrival to Athens and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the evening in Athens and rest.
DAY 2 - Leisurely breakfast and a daily trip to Sunio.
DAY 3 - Pickup from the hotel for your half day morning tour. See Syntagma Square, the House of Parliament, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Athens Academy, the University, the National Library, and the Hadrian’s Arch. Visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896. On the Acropolis visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the Parthenon. Continue and visit the place where at last the statues found their home and admire the wonders of the classical era, the museum of Acropolis (Mondays closed).
DAY 4 - Transfer to Airport or port for Mykonos. The flight departs from Athens at 13:20 and arrives in Mykonos at 14:00. Mykonos is one of the most exciting destinations of the Cyclades islands, with an upbeat and cosmopolitan atmosphere, the ideal place to begin your honeymoon at. There are numerous beaches to discover, many of which featuring luxury facilities. Mykonos town is one of the most welcoming and quaint towns in the Aegean. You can stroll in the whitewashed alleys and buy wonderful things from the exclusive boutiques, have a couple of cocktails at the district of Little Venice viewing the windmills and the sea. You may as well stay at your hotel and unwind by the swimming pool enjoying the company of your significant other over some wine.
DAY 5 - Leisure day to explore the island if you feel like it. You may select to join one of the boat tours to Delos, an uninhabited island just a few miles off Mykonos, featuring one of the most treasured archaeological sites in Greece. You will stroll around the world-renowned ruins of this ancient city, the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo. You can always venture to town for shopping, to one of the beaches and the great hotel swimming pool for moments of unwinding.
DAY 6 - Leisure time on own in Mykonos and overnight.
DAY 7 - High-speed ferry to the magical island of Santorini, pick up from the port and transfer to your hotel in Oia where you will admire the views of the caldera. The ferry departs from Mykonos at 13:50 and arrives in Santorini at 16:45. Santorini is probably the most romantic island you will ever visit, so take advantage of its charming ambiance. Select one of the volcano view restaurants to enjoy the sunset over a delicious dinner just for the two of you.
DAY 8 - Santorini is a marvelous island where you won’t sense how time slips away, while you are enjoying the perfect caldera, volcano, and sea views. Relishing your Breakfast by the pool with amazing settings as a backdrop is going to be one of the best parts of your honeymoon. You can make your day a bit busier if you like by getting around a little. Head to the black sandy beaches of Kamari and Perissa to the south, or visit the traditional village of Oia to soak up the unique sunset views, and dine in a romantic restaurant.
DAY 9 - Either by hire car or scooters go inland of the Island and visit mountain villages, small private wineries, and wine taste. Enjoy the atmosphere from a different angle. Visit the center of the Island Fira and visit art galleries, cafes, shops and witness the vibrant colors of the island. Return your hotel for a rest and Sunset cocktail & dinner at Ammoudi Bay enjoying seafood just a meter away from the water.
DAY 10 - Leisurely day and a private boat trip to Volcano.
DAY 11 - Transfer to the airport or to the airport for Rhodes. Fly at Rhodes via Athens. The flight departs from Santorini at 14:15 and arrives in Athens at 15:05. Then departs from Athens at 16:05 and arrives in Rhodes at 17:05. Arrival to Rhodes and transfer to beautiful Lindos Village. Check in to your hotel. Enjoy the hotel, setting or even go to the nearby beach for a swim. Spend the day at leisure on your own.
DAY 12 - Climb to the Acropolis of Lindos just above your hotel. Then visit the old town of Rhodos. Back to Lindos and enjoy the small streets of the village, take a spa break. Dinner at renown famous restaurant in the village center and dive into the bars of Lindos.
DAY 13 - Transfer to Rhodes port to cross to Marmaris. The ferry departs from Rhodes at 17:00 and arrives in Marmaris at 18:00. Welcome to Turkey. Transfer to Pamukkale and overnight there.
DAY 14 - Transfer with your private guide to Aphrodisias en route and to Pamukkale. Visit the ancient baths, Hierapolis and transfer to Sirince where you will rest and well-deserved dinner after a long day.
DAY 15 - After Breakfast check-out from the hotel, visit Ephesus, Virgin Mary and overnight at Gullu Konaklari.
DAY 16 - Fly to Cappadocia early in the morning. The flight departs from Izmir at 06:55 am and arrives in Cappadocia at 07:35. Meet your guide at the airport and start exploring the region's highlights. Magnificent landscape and formations await for you explore. Cappadocia is not only a magical land but also one of the most romantic places in the world. Your guide will take you sites like the underground city and panoramic valleys. Dinner at Uchisar.
DAY 17 - Early morning hot air balloon flight which will be a highlight of your trip. Back to the hotel, rest, freshen up and then enjoy the breakfast. Your tour will start at lunchtime to cover Goreme Open Air Museum and a walk at red valley ending with a private wine tasting at the valley.
DAY 18 - Leisurely morning than check-out by noon to explore further Cappadocia’s sacred and secret places and end up the tour at Kayseri airport to catch your early evening flight to Istanbul. The flight departs from Cappadocia at 11:55 and arrives in Istanbul at 13:25. You will be welcomed at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 19 - Leisurely morning and Spa & Hamam (Turkish Bath) therapy to give you some rest and peace. Then you will be picked up for 2 hours private Bosphorus cruise to enjoy the sunset over a glass of champagne. Tonight you could dine at one of the top restaurants of the town Ulus 29.
DAY 20 - Your guide will pick you up at the desired time to have a walking tour of the old city with Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia and the underground cistern. Late afternoon if you like we can organize you two a private hands-on cooking class than dinner with your own produce’.
DAY 21 - Either a day on own or have a visit to cosmopolitan areas of town. Cross to Asia and walk around Kadikoy market, enjoy local specialties. Tonight celebrate the last evening of your honeymoon at famous 360 Restaurants and bar.
DAY 22 - Private transfer to the airport to fly back home.