How to Plan a Perfect Honeymoon in Crete

How to Plan a Perfect Honeymoon in Crete

Crete is enchanting. From the moment you step foot on the island, you step into a world of relaxation and authentic living. People are friendly, the scenery is spectacular, and the beaches are second to none. Add exquisite food and wine, and Crete has everything you need for an unforgettable honeymoon.

Thanks to its sheer size and versatility, Crete has something to offer to everyone. From bustling cities to quiet villages, abandoned citadels, and quaint tavernas with genuine Cretan food, Crete can delight even the most demanding couples.

A honeymoon is meant to be a time you spend with your loved one, doing things you like and discovering the world in an intimate and romantic way.

Our vast selection of luxury villas in Crete is brimming with choices for couples looking for relaxation, elegance, and exclusivity. You can find villas with swimming pools and spas in Crete, extensive gardens, and breathtaking views. Most of our villas offer unique services such as a personal chef, massages from professionals, sailing, star gazing with an astronomer, and cooking classes.

Make the most of your honeymoon and discover a blessed island packed with adventure and exploration. You can custom-make your honeymoon to adjust it to your preferences and create a unique experience for your couple.

Luxurious villas

Whether you choose Chania, Heraklion, Rethymno, or Lasithi, you are sure to find the perfect honeymoon villa for you.

Relax by your private swimming pool

All villas for 2 have been selected for their level of service and amenities. Most of them have swimming pools to let you relax in absolute privacy. There is nothing more refreshing than swimming early in the morning or in the afternoon, after a hot day, while your eye wanders over stretches of olive groves. As for a night swim under the stars, it is an experience you will cherish for years to come.

Eat dinner al fresco

Enjoy al fresco dining with your loved one. You can hire the service of a professional chef to prepare a meal just for the two of you and have it served by the swimming pool, under the warm glow of candlelight. Cocktail in hand, spend time gazing at the stars and immortalize these beautiful moments in your mind.

Awesome beaches

Crete is synonymous with beaches, and with good reason. If you plan your honeymoon from May to October, it is impossible to resist the hundreds of Cretan beaches that are begging to be discovered.

Famous beaches such as Vai, Elafonissi, Balos, Falassarna, and Preveli attract tourists and cater to all tastes. Turquoise waters and sandy beaches are postcard-perfect. But there are unexplored gems, too, that only the locals know about. Thankfully, they are more than happy to share their secret knowledge with earnest guests.

Beach bars, cafés, and water sports such as snorkeling, diving, and kite-surfing invite you to spend the whole day by the beach, swimming, sunbathing, and lazing about. This is the Mediterranean at its best, sand tickling your feet and crystal-clear waters shimmering under the summer sun.

Secluded beaches begging to be discovered

Crete is much more than its famous beaches. There are plenty of coves and smaller beaches that lie hidden. Most of them can be reached on foot via footpaths surrounded by wild herbs. The characteristic scent of oregano, rosemary, and sage will accompany you as you brush against their leaves in your descent toward a secluded beach to unwind and relax.

Boat trips around the shoreline

Some beaches are so well concealed that you can only reach them by boat. You should consider hiring a boat and taking a tour around lesser-known beaches. You will probably have the beach to yourselves, which is the perfect setting for a couple who just got married.

A boat trip offers stunning views of the coastline and you can even arrange to be on the boat for the sunset for amazing pics and treasured moments. For the most romantic of couples, we suggest you arrange a candlelit picnic on the beach with local delicacies, Cretan wine, and endless views of the sea.

You should spend at least 10 days in Crete to give yourselves the necessary time to experience the beauty of its beaches. Your honeymoon is the moment you dedicate to yourselves. Make it magical!

Romantic escapades

Honeymoons are a celebration of love and romance. Crete is teeming with romantic escapades, from hill climbing and walking to wine and oil tasting.

The Samaria Gorge

You can organize to walk the famous Samaria Gorge, which finishes on the Libyan coast. After a few hours of walking along a steep, deep gorge steeped in Mediterranean fauna and flora, the Libyan Sea unveils itself and invites you for a much-needed swim.

Wine and olive oil tasting

Crete is the land of wine and olive oil and you will find plenty of Cretan wineries for wine-tasting tours. Not only do you get to taste wines from Cretan grape varieties, but most wineries pair their tasting with mouth-watering Cretan cheeses that turn the whole experience into an unforgettable feast.

You will also find plenty of olive groves and olive presses and you can organize a tour with olive oil tasting. This is also a great opportunity to buy some amazing extra virgin olive oil and cook delicious dishes back home.

Cooking lessons and beyond

There are several cooking lessons you can join to learn the secrets behind Cretan cuisine. You can also attend ceramics and pottery classes as well as embroidery lessons and how to work a loom.

Crete has a rich past and century-old traditions that are still vibrant today. Add touches of authentic adventures to your honeymoon experience and discover how luxury is often found in everyday living.

Crete is meant to be celebrated

While romantic and secluded adventures are a must for all honeymooners, Crete offers you plenty of opportunities to celebrate.

Head for Chania, Rethymno, and Heraklion and explore Venetian and Ottoman old towns, winding alleys, and cobblestone streets. Wander around and stop at cafés for a refreshing coffee or fresh fruit juice and continue your discovery.

Have a romantic dinner on the seashore with plenty of fresh seafood and fish and watch as the boats bobble on the water. After dinner, go for a drink and soak up the laid-back atmosphere of Cretan life in elegant bars and cafés.

If you want to dive into the past, visit the many museums that dot the island and take a trip to Knossos to see how creative and resourceful people were 3,500 years ago. You get to admire the Knossos frescoes and palace and you will learn everything about the Labyrinth and how the Minotaur got tricked. Mythology and the present intertwine in the most delightful way.

Honeymoon in Crete: an experience you will want to live again

If you are looking for villa holidays for couples, then Crete is the perfect destination. Its beauty lies in the fact that every time you visit the island, you get to discover something new. Crete is vibrant and alive with friendly and creative people who are proud of their land.

After spending your honeymoon in Crete, you will want to come back. Such a versatile and rich island is brimming with experiences that you simply can’t absorb in a single visit. Every time you come back, Crete will surprise you and mesmerize you a little bit more. Check out our special offer villas in Crete and find out why everyone comes back to Crete!

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