Honeymoon in Athens
When we think of honeymoons, the first thing that comes into our mind is the place. And most of us imagine either exotic or romantic destinations; Yet, the truth is that a honeymoon isn’t about the destination, but about the feeling of love and passion that a newly-wedded couple feels. Every destination is good as long as you can find places and experiences that keep that feeling alive. Athens, for example, is a great choice, as it combines great facilities with wonderful scenery. For this reason, we gathered and we recommend to you the most romantic places you can visit and enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon in Athens!
Undoubtedly, it is the most romantic spot in Athens and the number one place you must visit if you’re on a honeymoon. The Lycabettus hill lies at the heart of Athens and has a superb view of the whole city. To reach the top, you can walk, use your car or the cable car. The Athenians gather there throughout the year to admire the view and the sunset, alone, with friends or with their beloved ones. In no way should you lose the chance to relish the magical sunset from Lycabettus; that single moment that the sun goes down and the sky overflows with the warmest colours. Right after that, the lights of the city are lit and the romance begins.
Plaka & Areios Pagos Hill
Plaka is the district at the foothills of Acropolis and, therefore, has a unique view of the Parthenon. It is very picturesque, with narrow pedestrian streets and old, colourful buildings, that combine the past with the present in a harmonious way. It is vivid and a favourite destination for both young and older people as well as one of the best areas to stay in Athens as a tourist. You definitely must go for a walk in Plaka during your vacations in Athens, especially late in the afternoon, when the city lights come on.
During your stroll, stop to enjoy a coffee or a drink in Anafiotika, a small neighbourhood in Plaka that resembles a Greek island. Also, seize the opportunity to visit one of the most romantic places in Athens, Areios Pagos Hill or “Vrahakia” as the Athenians call it. It is a spot between Anafiotika and the Parthenon that has an extraordinary view of the city and the Acropolis. If you want to calm and enjoy the company of your loved one, this is where to go.
Athens is a city built near the sea, so it is a pity to miss the opportunity to have a walk by the sea. Kastella is a neighbourhood in Piraeus and has an enchanting view of the coastline and the Saronic Gulf, as it sits on a hill. It is a truly lovely and romantic place with colourful buildings and balconies full of flowers, that is worth seeing. After your exploration of Kastella, head to Pasalimani or Mikrolimano (neighbourhoods at the foothills of Kastella) and walk along the sea for as long as you wish. The scenery and the atmosphere is amazing. If you want, you can choose one of the numerous restaurants with fresh seafood to enjoy your dinner.
Athens is a beautiful city with many terraces that offer visitors the opportunity to watch the city from above. There are plenty of restaurants and bars that are located on rooftops in almost every district of Athens, so you can have your dinner or your drink while looking at the city, the sea or both. Choose a rooftop garden in Psirri, Monastiraki and Plaka to have the best view of the city or a rooftop in Glyfada, Alimos and Vouliagmeni to relish the view of the sea.
Romance is what a honeymoon is all about and one thing that all these places have in common. If you decide to spend your honeymoon in Athens, follow our recommendations and we guarantee that you will have a wonderful time!