The most romantic venue for a romantic honeymoon is no doubt the stunning island of Santorini
in the Aegean Sea of Greece
. In fact, Santorini consists of several islands which reflects its volcanic origin. Aspro, Thirasia and Thira (the largest islet) make up the ancient caldera cliffs of the earlier volcano. Moreover, two islets have recently form in the middle of the flooded caldera representing the present-day active volcano of Santorini.
In the vicinity of the Santorini - Thira are a group of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades, notably Paros, Naxos, Mykonos - Delos, Milos and Folegandros. All these islands can be visited by yacht since ferries will only arrive at the major commercial ports. With a yacht - the ideal romantic honeymoon possible - the stunning beaches, lovely ports and remote islands can be visited in total privacy.
Since a bareboat yacht charter is only possible if guest have the appropriate sailing certificates, there are fortunately a lot of other options in the form of (fully) crewed and skippered yacht charters.
Here a list of the various fully crewed charters
- Superyachts and megayachts are perhaps the most luxurious options and these fabulous yachts come in all sizes and shapes. Naturally fully crewed with full kitchen staff such as waiters, chef cooks etc. Ideal for honeymoons in Santorini - Thira
- Skippered yacht charters are the cheapest version of the crewed yacht charter options. Instead of a full crewed charter with captain, deck hands, cook, hostesses etc. you will only rent a captain/skipper who will of course also serve as your local guide in these waters.
- Motorsailers or gulets are equally luxurious as the superyachts, yet far more romantic due to their traditional wooden warm designs. These locally built ships will provide all possible luxury and comfort yet are much slower.
- Sailing instruction is in fact the skipper charter option with a RYA or ASA approved instructor on board instead of merely a skipper. Likewise, he or she will double as your local guide on your honeymoon in Santorini & Thira.
All these sailing honeymoon options have great advantages over regular cruises on larger cruise ships, from which you won't be able to visit the smaller more interesting ports and beaches. Note, that most of the rich ancient culture in the form of temples, ruins and other archaeological sites
can be visiting directly with a (fully crewed) yacht charters such as motorsailers, megayachts or superyachts. Moreover, full charter honeymoon will allow you to decide what and when to see: the full crew will only be at your disposal. The concept of a romantic honeymoon on Santorini - Thira
is completed with a cruise on a motorsailer
The best honeymoons can be enjoyed outside the main holiday season, since the majority of tourists will enjoy their cruises and sailing vacations in August and the adjacent weeks. Not only will your honeymoon in Santorini - Thira a lot cheaper, it will also be more romantic to anchor at your own private bay and enjoy the sunset without other tourists around.
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