This time last year, hubby and I were headed to the Greek Islands for our honeymoon. Taking another look at all the pictures from my trip, the scenery seems more like a dream than reality. It really is as beautiful and breathtaking as the photos indicate. If you are planning a trip to somewhere warm and relaxing, I highly recommend Greece. Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete are a good start but there are many more islands to explore. To bring you a little travel inspiration, here are some highlights from each of the islands visited and some tips for things to do.
Mykonos is known to be more of a “party” island. If you are looking for more rest and relaxation than partying, go in early June which is before busy season. The island is small enough to rent a motor bike or ATV to get around. For a great meal, visit Interni but make reservations a little later when the restaurant becomes more lively.
Santorini (also known as Thira) is my favorite of the three islands visited. Created from an ancient volcanic eruption, its rocky cliffs creates breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. Stay in Oia at the Mystique Santorini, which is also an SPG property. This is an all-suite resort, but with only 25 rooms, be sure to book early. Walk or bike to the neighboring town of Amoudi to watch the sunset.
Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands, has the Samaria Gorge, Palace of Knossos, and other wonderful sites to visit. This is also home to the Kri Kri, a goat native to the island. Visit Chania on the west side of the island, the inner part of the town has a Venetian feel. You can rent a car to get around but word to the wise, lift the stick shift up to get into reverse. Let’s just say we learned the hard way.