My Big Fat Greek Honeymoon

For over a decade, I dreamed about Greece, but I didn’t want to go to this romantic destination alone. Like all good things, I had to wait for the right person and the right time. It happened in the Fall of 2015, when I married the most wonderful guy on the beautiful island of Crete in a not-so-big wedding. The only attendees were my best friend’s family and the rescued animals of Agreco Farm. Located in Rethymno, Agreco is a traditional estate/organic farm offering a fairy tale setting and a farm-to-table experience. Following our nuptials, we walked around the vineyards, socialized with the resident donkey, goats, sheep, fowl, and deer; we then shared the most delicious vegetarian meal at the Taverna. The rest of our stay in Crete was filled with beach outings and gatherings with my friend’s relatives, who treated us to amazing meals, where wine poured non-stop and chatter was aplenty regardless of the language barrier.

The following week, we explored the idyllic isle of Santorini, where we stayed at the luxurious Pegasus Suites & Spa, took an intimate sailboat tour around the smaller islands, saw striking sunsets over the caldera, and indulged in mouthwatering cuisine. In Athens, we stayed at the modern Hilton Athens, enjoying incredible views of the Acropolis and the city. We walked among ancient ruins, pet a few friendly cats, and ended our honeymoon trip with a meal at Milos Restaurant, where we devoured authentic Cretan food as an homage to the special place where we started our Greek journey together.

In the three articles below, I share everything I learned about Greece during my two weeks abroad. Feel free to read and share.

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Greece Now


Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Santorini


5 Must-See Places in Crete, Greece


Published by Lavanya

Lavanya Sunkara is a writer, animal lover, and globetrotter based in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Architectural Digest, Fodor’s, Forbes, USA Today and many more in a career spanning ten years. She covers travel, eco-lifestyle, culture, pets, and wildlife conservation.

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