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The 7 Best Honeymoon Destinations In The Mediterranean

It’s no wonder the Mediterranean is a top destination for newlywed lovebirds. Ancient history, a plethora of UNESCO sites, a hub for winemaking and world-class seafood and culture are just a few reasons why. If you are looking to plan an epic honeymoon, start with these seven honeymoon destinations in the Mediterranean.

Whether you want to catch dreamy Greek sunsets or live it up in Monte Carlo, there’s something for every pair.

Best Honeymoon Destinations In The Mediterranean

1. Santorini, Greece

Cobalt seas, alabaster white villages, pink lavender sunsets and stunning vistas are just a few reasons Santorini is one of the most romantic places on Earth. Kick-off your honeymoon with a visit to a local vineyard before indulging in fresh local food that’s been made for millennia. Afterwards, take a hike around the village or do some small boutique shopping.

Whatever you do, be sure not to miss the sunsets. The volcanic island is full of award-winning hotels, but we recommend Iconic Santorini.

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2. Nice, France

Nice is perfect for newlyweds with its stunning beaches, wide museum variety, incredible food selection and of course, the wine. Whether you want to explore the cities 15 (!!) museums with your other half, lounge on the magical Côte d’Azur or indulge in some French wine; Nice has it all.

Spend your honeymoon in the heart of the French Riviera and be sure to book your stay at Hôtel Rossetti.

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3. Florence, Italy

While Naples, Rome and Venice are dreamy, Florence takes the cake for Italy’s most romantic city. Florence is the cradle of all things Renaissance and the birthplace of opera. Enjoy hand in hand strolls around the world-famous Uffizi and then take in the medieval and Renaissance charm around the old town.

Be sure to carve out some time for a couples cooking class and a wine tour, you are in the heart of Tuscany, after all. For a truly memorable stay, book a suite at St. Regis Florence.

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4. Tenerife, Spain

Picturesque beaches with powder sand and turquoise waters to breathtaking architecture and unique old European vibes make Tenerife an easy pick for honeymooners. Hike Spain’s highest volcano, go whale watching, have a wine and cheese feast on the beach and stroll the old narrow streets of La Laguna.

Be sure to book your stay at Europe Villa Cortés for stunning sea views and world-class hospitality.

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5. Monaco

If you are looking to plan a honeymoon full of all the finer things, head to Monaco. Known as the hub of glitz and glam getaways, this micro-nation is packed full of luxurious resorts and romantic fine dining options. Take a walk through Monte Carlo and enjoy stunning views of the French Riviera or spend an afternoon at the famous Monte Carlo Casino.

Rest assured there is no shortage of swanky hotels, either. Splurge on a romantic suite at Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo and don’t forget a couples day at their spa.

best honeymoon destinations mediterranean

6. Sicily, Italy

Sicily is bursting at the seams with old-world charm. Deliciously fresh local food, seven UNESCO sites, pristine beaches and incredible wine make it a no-brainer for lovesick newlyweds. Make all your Sicilian dreams come true on the largest Mediterranean island and book a stay at San Domenico Place in Taormina.

7. Dubrovnik, Croatia

George Bernard Shaw once said, “those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik” and he wasn’t wrong. Dubrovnik is a truly enchanting city full of Medieval charm, rugged landscape and unbelievable food and wine. It’s no wonder this Adriatic Sea gem is perfect for honeymooners.

Have an epic Croatian vacation at Villa Orsula and be sure to dedicate an afternoon to wine tasting.

best honeymoon destinations mediterranean

Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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