My darlings, thank you for being so sweet about our Italy honeymoon photos! Now (ages later), I’d love to share a few of our photos from Greece, if you’d like to see…
We went to Santorini, the Greek island famous for its sunsets. The island was breathtaking, with dramatic cliffs, whitewashed houses, and a sparkling sea as far as the eye could see.
We stayed in the town of Imerovigli, which was quiet and sweet, but we also spent a day exploring the most popular town, Oia, along with lots of other tourists (pictured above).
We saw lots of cute couples taking photos of each other…
…and then we did the same.
As we walked around the cliffside town, we spotted a gorgeous little bay and decided to make our way down to swim.
Our journey to the beach was slowed considerably when Alex kept stopping to take photos of the stunning views…
Since Alex is obsessed with dogs, I laughingly slapped my legs and called for him like my wayward puppy. My plan backfired, since then he wanted to take photos of me doing that.
We finally made it down all the steps and jumped off the craggy rocks into the cold green water. The sea floor felt slimy but the water was refreshing!
Afterward, we had lunch at a little seafood taverna owned by a fisherman. We sat right on the water and ordered a Greek salad, which, in Greece, is simply tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and feta (no lettuce). The tomatoes were bright red and bursting with flavor.
Even though he doesn’t have a sweet tooth, Alex fell in love with baklava for dessert. He ended up doing a taste-test, of sorts, throughout Santorini; the winner is pictured above.
Our favorite afternoon was spent, on my friend Allison’s recommendation, on a catamaran, sailed by a friendly captain named Ted. We set out on a gorgeous windy day, along with five other couples, three of which were also honeymooners.
Alex joked that the hardest decision you have to make on a honeymoon is what time to switch from coffee to wine. On this sail, we switched over before noon. (When the skipper asked if we’d like a beer, Alex looked at his watch; the skipper laughed, “The time doesn’t matter! You’re in Greece!”)
We sailed by lighthouses and the famous Red Beach. Then we went swimming in the hot springs. I thought Alex looked particularly handsome in this photo.
I’m the palest person ever, so Alex sweetly gave me a giant sunhat for our trip. He also made me apply SPF 90 multiple times a day. I felt like Audrey Hepburn, if she had worn cut-offs.
After we swam, the captain anchored in a cove and served a delicious lunch of grilled calamari, grilled lamb, Greek salad, pasta with olives and tomatoes, and yogurt with cucumber — all amazing! Everyone ate around a table on the boat, in swimsuits and towels.
Afterward, the captain sailed back to the port, while we lay on nets at the front of the catamaran and napped. This (above) was our view.
We were happy as clams.
Our final day of our honeymoon was spent in Athens, where we caught our flight back to New York. Overall, our honeymoon was a truly magical trip, and we felt so lucky. A huge thank-you to all our wedding guests and friends, who made it possible. And Alex, you are simply the loveliest travel partner — I didn’t think I could love you any more, but somehow, impossibly, I do.
As for you, Greece, we miss you already! xoxo