There’s a reason so many couples choose the beautiful island of Santorini for their honeymoon. The glowing cliffside from sunrise to sunset is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before and the romantic experiences are plentiful. If you’re in search of some ideas to spice up your itinerary, we have five unique experiences to add to your list. Be sure to book your trip during the season as poor weather cause the island to practically shut down between November and March.
Caldera Massage Studio
One way to get relaxed right off the bat is to book a couples’ massage! You may have traveled a far distance and this is the best way to unwind and refresh. Their Sunset Glow Package is the best value – it includes a complimentary bottle of wine or Champagne, a 60-minute massage for two, and a private viewing deck to experience the sunset from.
The best way to watch the breathtaking sunset and avoid the crowds during golden hour is to experience it with a bottle of chilled Santorinian Assyrtiko at this restaurant overlooking the cliffside. This intimate dining experience has the perfect view, delectable cuisine, and an extensive wine list. Not to mention the friendly and accommodating staff who welcome any request.
Santo Winery wine tasting
Thira, the island’s main city, is in the middle of the island and there is no shortage of restaurants to enjoy but, there’s something special about the infinity-balcony setting at Santo Winery. Taste all the flavors of the authentic wines produced on the island and you’ll find yourself shipping a whole crate home.
Perissa black sand beach
Escape the crowds and enjoy a tropical cocktail on a relaxing sunbed along the shore of Perissa Beach. You will feel like you’re in a different place when you step onto this side of the island. Stop in to one of many bohemian-style restaurants for a beachside lunch after the sun has worn you down.
Sunset catamaran cruise
You’ve experienced the island from above, now see it from the sea. If you haven’t noticed, everything in Santorini revolves around their breathtaking sunsets. Each one is unique but all of them are beautiful. Book a private or shared catamaran and depart from Ammoudi Bay. You don’t have to do this at sunset, it’s just as fun during the day to jump into the Aegean Sea and cruise around the moon-shaped island.
These are only five romantic experiences to enjoy during a honeymoon, anniversary trip, or just for fun! The island of Santorini is full of surprises and hidden gems beyond the typical tourist attractions but it can be overwhelming to try and fit all of these experiences into one trip. No one said you couldn’t come back for round two.
Vickie Clark is Client Services Director at The Private Jet Boutique Ltd. The Private Jet Boutique Ltd. is a one-stop shop for private jet charter, helicopter charter, scheduled flights and luxury holidays.