Putting into words, that emotion, which is transcendental, is often a hard thing to do. The trouble lurks in running out of metaphors and analogies to give a shape, form or color to such an experience. Greece is just that place. A brooch adorning mother Earth’s bosom, it lays scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, reflecting our world at its best. It welcomes you with those personal moments when you can feel as invisible as the breeze, or as light as the sky. The heaven on earth that you define on your terms awaits you. For a honeymoon, there surely could be no better place. The ideal climate, safe waters and montages of landscapes makes it complete in an exhaustive sort of way.
|Is that a 'little Venice' in Mykonos, Greece|
Many of Europe’s oldest civilizations developed on the Greek islands. The Cycladic civilization, Minoans- all painted the town with their unique styles, thus gifting Greece, its distinctive archaeological sites and heritage. The number of architectural structures, historical monuments and places of worship are many. The Greek represent and preserve the story of every era that left their footprints in the sands of time. Huge old mansions, square shops, expensive restaurants, traditional taverns - all stand tall to tell you the tale they all know so well.
The historical capital of Europe, Athens’ fascinating history of conquest and foreign occupation has been best mirrored in its statuesque monuments. Ever since Greece entered its new phase of modern history, it has emerged as a modern metropolis complete with a cosmopolitan culture. A stroll on the 3 kilometer pedestrian zone leading to the Archaeological Park will, at a glance, tell you why Greece was Gods’ abode. This is just the place to hold each other’s hand, and discover those many realities that millions of books have still not captured.
The Acropolis of Athena is perhaps the nerve centre of all of Greek mythology. The temple of Zeus is a must visit, and so is the Hadrian’s Arch close by. The ancient Theatre of Dionysos is the place to witness the works by Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylos and Aristophanes. Climb the sacred rock of the Acropolis, which is where the art world derives its roots from. Home to the most important masterpieces in the world, the Parthenon Temple is Athens’ pride.
|Fira town, Santorini, Greece|
The Greek like to say that Thessaloniki or Salonika/Saloniki is one of Greece’s Hippest Cities. Having given Greece some of its greatest musicians, poets, and artists, Thessaloniki now promises every visitor splendid beaches, finest hotels, and the best restaurants. Music Halls,night clubs and discotheques welcome you in the wee hours of night if you are the nocturnal kind. Have a Volta (evening stroll) along the harbor from Aristotelis Square all the way beyond the White Tower where it gets quiet and romantic. Sit down for a while with your beloved, enjoying the cool breeze that washes through the town. Take pleasure in these quiet moments and treasure them.
The favorite holiday spot, Mykonos is best known for its white chapels and hills. The cresent shaped Santorini is as welcoming and warm. The waters are bluer than the sky and the trees are greener than the waters. Lying on the sun kissed sands; you realize that every emotion, every thought that strolls in your mind at that point of time, is surreal. It is born of an abstract quality. And that is what can come close to defining Greece.
The city of Volos has a very important waterfront, where hundreds of people turn up every day to take a walk in the evenings. It is lined with pastry shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. It’s many paved streets, and constantly gushing crowds of people is the perfect place to get lost.
|Mykonos mascot "Petros the pelican"|
Crete, being the largest island in Greece is the most beautiful gift Greece has to offer. The remains of many civilizations adorn the lands, along with the august mountain capes, steep gorges and abundant beaches.The palm tree forests of Vai, Gulf of Mirabello, and the windmills are some of the most astonishingly simple things you will ever come across in life.
The Greek beaches, coming under the purview of the Blue Flags of Europe, now provide a variety of sports options in the waters. Scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling- there is so much that water sports lovers can enjoy here. If you and your partner get high on the adrenaline, then this is going to be a fun and unique adventure- apart from all the lovey-dovey aspect of it.
Greece is like the genie in the bottle. But fortunately, there are way more than three things that you can ask for here. You have only one life to live. And it will be incomplete if it does not include a trip to Greece. Not because it stops at being a religious center, a historical chapter, or a mythological milestone on the face of earth. Those are just the beginnings in fact. Greece is a planet, away from our planet. It is the most enthralling amalgamation of lush nature, colorful vegetation and the blue moments camouflaged in the seas and skies. That is why Greece is one of the best honeymoon experiences you could have.
Greece is where love is personified!
Jugmendra is Digital Media Enthusiast from @WeAreHolidays and now an avid traveler who wishes to travel around the world. At WeAreHolidays, he is responsible for managing and dealing with holiday packages.