In his song “Athens”, Nikos Gatsos, one of the best Greek poets and songwriters of the 20th century, calls Athens a “little blue lily”. Since then, Athens has grown quite a lot and cannot be called “little” any more… but if you explore its central areas, with the pedestrians and the traditional architecture, you will definetely fell in love with Greece’s blue lily… If you are thinking about it, don’t miss the chance to experience Athens honeymoon.
Another poet, Lord Byron, had expressed his feelings for a young Athenian girl, at his poem “Maid of Athens”…
Maid of Athens, ere we part,
Give, oh give me back my heart!
Or, since that has left my breast,
Keep it now, and take the rest!
Hear my vow before I go,
Ζωή μου, σᾶς ἀγαπῶ.
No matter how keen you are to poetry, you will love your Athens honeymoon! Follow our suggestions and you will get in love with the city!
Starting with the search for your Athens honeymoon hotel, booking a suite with Acropolis view, is for sure the most popular choice. The Acropolis Junior Suites of O&B Athens Boutique Hotel, with private terrace and view of the Parthenon are an ideal scenery for a honeymoon scenery. If you are looking for a more economic option, then choose one of the Deluxe Rooms with Acropolis view of A for Athens, literally at Monastiraki square. For an extremely luxury experience, choose a Grand Suite with Acropolis view of the prestigious Grande Bretagne hotel.
Especially during summer, having a dinner in a restaurant with a view is a must. If you want to enjoy a romantic dinner, make sure that you will reserve your table in advance and that you will insist on having the table with the best view. Zillers Restaurant, at Mitropoleos square, offers delicious food and a magnificent view of both the Athens Cathedral and the Acropolis. La Suite Lounge, at the upscale area of Kolonaki, is a great choice, overlooking the whole city of Athens. For fine gourmet dining, you may choose F+W by Olivier Campanha, in Kolonaki as well.
Besides choosing the best hotel and restaurant, the perfect Athens honeymoon trip should be enhanced with little romantic experiences… Enjoy an evening walk starting from Thisio, walking the way up from Apostolou Pavlou street around the Sacred Hill of Acropolis. Visit the Arios Pagos rock and join the groups of young Athenians that admire the view. Walk down the Dionysiou Aeropagitou street and turn left to enter the magic neighborhood of Plaka. Choose a cafe to enjoy a refreshing cocktail before your dinner.
Alternatively, you may choose to spend the evening in one of the famous Athens open-air cinemas. Watch classic masterpieces or new releases, enjoying the rejuvenating atmosphere of the Greek capital.
Treat yourself and your spouse with beauty treatments, spa or hammam in one of the numerous choices offered in the city, or spoil yourself by shopping shiny handmade jewelry or refined clothes and footwear. Complete your Athens honeymoon with a choice of Athens tours or visit some of the best Archaeological sites and museums of the world.