Real Honeymoon: Italy & Greece (Part 2)

Yesterday’s blog post was the first half of Jenny and Tyler’s amazing honeymoon in Italy and Greece, and when we left off Jenny was talking about three of her favorite parts of the trip.  Number three is below:

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#3 Staying at Ikies and watching the sunset

We arrived in Santorini in the late afternoon and took a 20 minute shuttle to our hotel in Oia, which is where the amazing sunset takes place. We thought it would be fun to explore Oia for 3 nights and then head down to Kumari Beach for the remaining 3 nights before flying to Athens. Our hotel, Ikies, is nothing short of spectacular and couldn’t imagine a more breathtaking view and private terrace. This room and view has been our inspiration to get us through work and school!

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Another gorgeous Santorini sunset

santorini couple

santorini breakfast

That Greek breakfast looks delicious!

If I knew then what I know now, I’d change…

We probably didn’t need to stay as long in Santorini and could have gotten away with either an extra day or two in Rome or Athens. We absolutely loved the week there; however, by the end of the week, we had really seen everything there was to see on the island.

basilica

The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

acropolis

Tyler posing on the way up to the Acropolis in Athens

How much planning did you do in advance?

We booked all of our flights and hotels prior and had done a decent amount of research on all of the activities there were in each city. We did book the cooking school months before as it’s extremely popular and we wanted to make sure we got a spot.

Beautiful Positano

Beautiful Positano

What was your biggest honeymoon splurge?

Definitely the suite in Santorini – soooooo worth having your own private balcony, mini pool and breakfast overlooking the ocean. The sunsets were absolutely spectacular! The other thing we splurged on was going to the all day cooking school. It was sooooo much fun and it’s one of the best Italian meals we had!

santorini balcony

Their balcony (with a private pool!) in Santorini

Where do you want to go on your next big trip?

We are dying to do a safari and visit South Africa as well as head to Southeast Asia :)

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For anyone who’s interested, here’s their full honeymoon in Italy and Greece itinerary!

I had to include one more Santorini sunset - I couldn't help myself!

I had to include one more Santorini sunset – I couldn’t help myself!

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