Santorini, Greece is well-known as a destination for honeymooners. From the beautiful sunset to the variety of beaches to the sweeping views of the Santorini caldera and the Aegean Sea, the entire island seems filled with romance. This is especially true in Oia Santorini, where the old harbor of Santorini can be found. It’s easy here to get caught up in your newlywed love bubble. Whether hand-in-hand exploring the beauties that Santorini has to offer or luxuring in your Santorini hotel room together, when you stay in Oia, you won’t soon want to leave your Santorini, Greece honeymoon.
Exploring the Village
Oia is not just a great place to stay in Santorini, but also a charming village to explore for your Santorini honeymoon. It’s built along the northern end of the Santorini caldera, offering a view that you can see from your own hotel room. In Oia, you’ll be surrounded by classic, whitewashed architecture with famous blue-domed churches. You can also easily walk down to the fishing village of Ammoudi from Oia, where you can see the shops, sunbathe on Ammoudi Bay, or catch a boat to other parts of the island or nearby islands.
Oia, Santorini is one of the more bustling villages in Santorini, so there will be plenty of shops, museums, and restaurants to explore together. Take your time walking along the stone paved streets and then stop in for a romantic dinner and glass of wine at an authentic Greek restaurant. Peruse the shops, and maybe make a game out of finding gifts for each other. Hike from Oia to Fira and take lots of pictures so you’ll remember everything about your Santorini, Greece honeymoon.
The Sunset and the Caldera
Oia is built along the caldera, so you won’t be able to miss it, but make sure to take a catamaran tour during your Santorini honeymoon. The boat will offer you the best views and plenty of photo opportunities. They may even point out some of the best places to take a picture. It’s hard not to be in awe of the massive cliffs, formed by volcanic eruptions from the Minoan era, when you see them in full.
And of course, you’ll want to see a sunset. The sunset in Oia, Santorini is one of the most romantic sights in the world, and thus a must for any Santorini honeymoon. Hundreds and even thousands will flock to Castle Oia to watch the sun go down, so if you want to see it from there, arrive early.
Some honeymooners have a picnic earlier in the day at the Oia's Castle and then stick around for the sunset. If you want to avoid the crowds, go down to the beach or watch the sunset from the balcony - during May & October - of one of the Santorini honeymoon hotels in Oia. Strogili Traditional Houses, for instance, has a large swimming pool deck open all summer that provides a gorgeous view of the caldera & the Aegean sea.
And, Of Course, the Wine
No honeymoon is complete without delicious wine, and a winery tour makes that even better. Many wineries in Santorini, Greece are further inland but some can be found in Oia, especially in the Baxedes region well known for its wine. You can go on a guided tour to learn how the wine is made, and end the tour in a tasting room to try it for yourselves. This way, you don’t just enjoy the wine of Santorini together: you enjoy an experience together.
From the Baxedes region, you can also reach Baxedes beach, a peaceful, quiet sand and pebble beach perfect for honeymooners. You can top off the day at the beach once your wine tour is over or lounge on the beach until it’s time for the tour to start.
So, what’s left? Finding the right accommodation in Santorini.
Where to Stay
Your hotel should be as peaceful and relaxing as the rest of the vacation, perhaps even more so because of the privacy you can enjoy together. For honeymoon hotels in Santorini with a caldera view in Oia, you’ll want to book a room at Strogili Traditional Houses. It’s built in the beautiful traditional Cycladic style with views of the caldera from your own balcony. This quiet hotel has excellent customer service and luxury so that when you turn in for the night, you can easily feel like the only people in the world.
A honeymoon in Santorini, Greece is wonderful. A honeymoon staying in Oia, Santorini, however, is unforgettable.