Honeymoon in Athens [Beaches, Restaurants & Sightseeing]

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The Parthenon in Athens

 

If you think that there aren’t other options for a honeymoon in Greece besides the Greek islands, you’re dead wrong! The Greek mainland offers plenty of romantic towns and quaint villages that will make your honeymoon an unforgettable experience. The best part? The Greek mainland is a wonderful destination all year round and not just in the summer. So, if you’re planning a fall/winter/spring honeymoon trip, the Greek mainland is your best bet!

 

Honeymoon in Athens

 

Sunset at the Parthenon

 

Whether you’re planning to spend your honeymoon on the Greek islands or the mainland, spending a few days in Athens is a total must. The lit Acropolis hill, the rooftop bars, the luxurious hotels, the glorious history, the picturesque neighborhoods, and the elegance of Athens ooze romantic charm in abundance!

 

The best time to visit Athens for a honeymoon

If you’re planning a romantic trip to Athens with your significant other, our number one advice is to avoid the peak season (ie. July-August). Hordes of tourists and overcrowded streets aren’t the most romantic things, right? Your best bet lies in the shoulder season. April, May, and October are the perfect months to enjoy a honeymoon in Athens. During these months, you can do a bunch of romantic activities, including Saronic cruises, rooftop dining, watching movies at open-air cinema theaters, and sunset watching at the Athenian riviera. The weather is still good, but the crowds aren’t as bad as in August!

 

The best hotels in Athens for couples

Grande Bretagne

Grande Bretagne sits right next to Syntagma square, in the heart of Athens. This glamorous and historic hotel is one of the city’s trademarks, not only because of its stunning neoclassical exterior but also thanks to its famous clientele! Grande Bretagne Hotel comprises 320 luxurious rooms and suites that combine lavishness with comfort. They are all fully-equipped with high-end facilities, like marble bathrooms, fluffy bathrobes, and refreshment centers. Grande Bretagne also offers personalized 24-hour butler service to all suites!

Info: 1 Vasileos Georgiou A, Syntagma Square Str, Athens 105 64, Tel: +30 2103330000

 

Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort

If you fancy a luxurious seaside resort far from the bustling Athens city center, Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort is the answer to your prayers! Tucked away into nature in the beautiful Sounio, a coastal town just an hour away from Athens, Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort boasts an amazing location and a breathtaking view of the iconic Temple of the Poseidon. Accommodation options in Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort include luxurious family rooms and suites, as well as private villas with private swimming pools. The hotel also houses the Elixir Spa Retreat, a 350m² wellness complex that offers a variety of rejuvenating treatments!

Info: 67 km Athens-Sounio, Sounio 195 00, Tel: +30 2292069700

 

King George

King George, which is located right on Syntagma Square, is an ultra-luxurious hotel that dates back to 1930. Its long history is arguably reflected in its decoration that oozes an old-school charm! King George comprises 102 opulent rooms and suites with an elaborate yet elegant design. They all come with top-notch facilities, like flat-screen TVs, refreshment centers, bathrobes, slippers, and marble bathrooms. Some rooms offer a beautiful view of Syntagma Square or the Acropolis. Our suggestion is to opt for the latter!

Info: 3 Vasileos Georgiou A, Syntagma Square Str, Athens 105 64, Tel: +30 2103222210

 

Four Seasons Astir Palace

Boasting a stunning location in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, Four Seasons Astir Palace is a top choice for cosmopolitan seaside vacations in Athens. This 5-star resort boasts an amazing location, as it is tucked away in a verdant peninsula 45 minutes away from Athens city center. Accommodation options at Four Seasons Astir Palace range from luxurious suites with private pools to spacious bungalows. All 303 hotel rooms have a retro-chic decoration and blend perfectly into the natural surroundings.

Info: Apollonos 40, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Tel: +30 2108901000

 

Athens Capital Center Hotel, Syntagma

Athens Capital Center Hotel is a new entry into the luxury hotel scene of Athens! Situated right next to Parliament and Syntagma Square, this 5-star hotel boasts a very central location. This is not the only reason why Athens Capital Center Hotel is one of our top picks, though. Its luxurious rooms and suites are also a hit! Stylish, spacious, and ultra-comfortable, they offer a premium accommodation experience. Not to mention the stunning rooftop with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis!

Info: 4 Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue and 2 Kriezotou street Syntagma Square, Athina 105 64, Tel: +30 2144442000

 

Grand Resort Lagonissi

Grand Resort Lagonissi is one of the most luxurious beach resorts in Greece! Located right on the beach in Lagonissi, a private peninsula located in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, this hotel is the ultimate cosmopolitan destination near Athens. Accommodation options in Grand Resort Lagonissi include rooms with sea view, private villas and residences, suites with private pools, and seaside bungalows. They are all luxuriously decorated and come with high-end facilities. Grand Resort Lagonissi also has an excellent spa and wellness center, which offers a variety of relaxing treatments!

Info: 40th km Athens Sounion, Lagonissi Attica Athens 190 10, Tel: +30 2291076000

 

The best beaches in Athens for couples

 

Sunset on Astir beach

 

Astir beach, Vouliagmeni

This is hands down one of the chicest beaches in Athens. Located on the coast of Vouliagmeni, 20 km away from Athens city center, Astir Beach is the place to go if you want a luxurious beach experience. On this beach, you’ll find a wide selection of high-end facilities, like luxurious hotels, sophisticated restaurants, and designer boutiques.

 

Krabo beach, Kavouri

Krabo is a go-to for an afternoon dip followed by a sunset cocktail and a scrumptious Mediterranean meal by the sea. Nestled in a secluded bay Kavouri in Vouliagmeni this beach and restaurant are a mix of bohemian flair and top-notch service. The best part? Krabo is just a 15-minute drive away from Athens city center!

 

The most romantic restaurants in Athens

 

Matsuhisa restaurant in Athens

 

Ithaki

If you’re dreaming of a romantic seaside dinner with an all-encompassing view of the Saronic Gulf, Ithaki is the place to go. This elegant and luxurious restaurant in Vouliagmeni boasts a magical atmosphere and has a rich Mediterranean menu with French and Japanese influences. The awarded Ithaki specializes in seafood, offering a wide variety of fine gourmet dishes, like salmon with seaweed and pesto, tuna with Korean spicy sauce, king crab with passion fruit, sauteed shi drum, and marinated red shrimp.

Info: 28 Apollonos Str Vouliagmeni, Tel + 30 210 8963747

 

Matsuhisa Athens

Matsuhisa Athens is one of the top Japanese restaurants in the Greek capital, ideally located by the sea in Vouliagmeni, Matsuhisa offers fine dining with a magical view. The restaurant’s owner, Nobu Matsuhisa, is an expert in innovative cuisine and runs top-rated restaurants all around the world! The excellent menu of Matsuhisa Athens comprises a variety of Japanese delicacies, including sushi, sashimi, soups, robata dishes, tempura, and other delicious dishes.

Info: 40, Apollonos street, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Tel: +30 2108960510

 

GB Roof Garden

GB Roof Garden, the rooftop restaurant of the Grande Bretagne Hotel, is one of the most luxurious places to have a dinner with a view of Athens city center!  Located on the 8th floor of the legendary hotel, GB Roof Garden offers an all-encompassing view of Athens, including the Parthenon, the Acropolis Hill, and the Lycabettus Hill. As for the restaurant’s menu, it consists of Meditteranean dishes with a gourmet twist and a scrumptious selection of Arnaud Larher desserts.

Info: Vasileos Georgiou A 1, Athina 105 64, Tel: +30 2103330000

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