Photo: Courtesy of Ameni Hotel
Ready to book your honeymoon but torn on where to travel? (All those intriguing options! So many decisions!) Whether you're thinking beach honeymoon or romantic European holiday, choosing a Mediterranean island getaway can give you both—and one of the Mediterranean's ultimate honeymoon gems is Greece. Whether you choose a classic Greek island like Santorini or go for the undiscovered Folegandros you'll be charmed by the rich history and culture while still having glistening oceanfront close by.
The Classic: Santorini
This volcanic paradise of whitewashed buildings and black-sand beaches is the quintessential Greek isle. Three musts: a walk through the 3,000-year-old ruins of Akrotiri, eating grilled octopus at a seaside taverna (we love Dimitris Ammoudi), and a trip to Oia castle to watch the sun set into the Aegean Sea. Lay your head at a traditional cave-style villa at Alexander's Hotel, on the edge of the caldera.
Doubles from $220, Alexander's Hotel
The Up-and-Comer: Folegandros
For a glimpse of what Santorini was like before the crowds, head to this under-the-radar island a two-hour ferry ride away. You'll get the same white cubes leaning toward the sea, but with fewer crowds and yachts to block your view of the turquoise waters. Bunk down at the Anemi Hotel, set right on the port; each room has a private veranda with seriously romantic views.
Doubles from $290, Anemi Hotel