I would love thoughts/opinions on honeymoon locations my husband and I are considering

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We think we’re interested in Greece, Croatia, or Portugal! If you’ve been, what did you love about it?

For context, we are late 20s and enjoy relaxing, mountains, beaches, hiking, yoga, wine, water activities, coffee, animals, good food, art, reading, climbing, skiing, etc. We are not big into history.

I think we’d prefer for this trip to be relaxing, romantic, adventurous, with comfortable spring or fall weather, and we would like to enjoy a few cities when we’re there.

We are thinking of going next year, for a week or two, whenever the weather is best at the destination. We live in Utah, but have taken adventurous trips to Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia together. Photo from our recent trip to Isla Mujeres.

Thanks in advance!

We’re open to other ideas too if you’ve been somewhere that has the activities we love.

Post by Julie »

Don’t think you can go wrong with either of those 3! From my experience, Portugal definitely checks the boxes you have. Algarve for beaches/relaxing/hiking/water activities. Just google Benagil caves! 🧗‍♀️ Lisbon is fantastic for sight seeing and great food. Duoro valley is the wine region, near Porto in the north. Plus, the beautiful Azores islands are just 2.5 hours ✈️ away, had a great time in Pico hiking, going on a whale and dolphin tour and enjoying stunning nature 🌅

I haven’t been to Croatia, but from talking to family that’s been there, they said it’s the 💰 of the three in comparison.

Post by Sarah »

Portugal has everything you’re wanting! It has such a range from beach to mountain to city. Amazing food, coffee and wine, and I love that the cities are small enough to explore in a couple days, I rarely needed to take the train as most of the city was doable by foot.

You’ll have the algarve for amazing beaches but also beautiful beaches near Lisbon and Porto too! And in Porto the Douro valley for wine is incredible! And even though the country is rich in history which you said you didn’t want, there’s no *must sees* like when you go to Paris or something so I didn’t feel like I had to go to anything and felt very relaxed. Pic of Porto at sunset

Post by Vanessa »

Just got back from Athens. Not much to do there after 2 days of sight seeing but they do have ferries that will take you to the different islands which is nice. Their trains in Greece aren’t as good as other European countries. Best to rent a car them to get to other places. Been to Lisbon as well. Not much to do there after 2 days either so you’d have to go to other areas in Portugal.

Not sure how easy their train system is. I would suggest Italy. It sounds like you’re an active couple the trains in Italy are simple and drop you off right in the heart of the city centers. We did 2 days in each of the following- flew into Venice took train to Florence took train to Rome- took train to sorrento then bus to positano them ferry to capri.

Ferry to Naples (just ate lunch there and got back on a train) then train up to Verona. Back to Venice to fly out.

Post by Emily »

Portugal! Mainland is great but I would HIGHLY recommend the Azores. We just went in October, and it has everything you are looking for 😊 we chose it for hiking. The food, wine, and people are incredible.

Would recommend Sao Miguel and splitting your time with a couple of days in Furnas and otherwise staying in Ponta Delgada.

Also consider Pico island, for hiking and wineries!

Post by Alex »

I love all 3 but Croatia was my absolute favorite! Portugal would be my second choice. Greece is wonderful but more expensive and not as diverse in comparison. You can’t go wrong though!

Post by Krista »

We love all the same thing and went to Greece-Athens, Crete, Santorini. Best trip we’ve ever taken. Crete is amazing! Hike the Samaria gorge and swim in the Libyan Sea. So many things to do, see, and eat!
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