Santorini #1 Honeymoon Destination: US News and World Report

Santorini

US News’ “Best Vacation” lists have picked Santorini as the world’s number one honeymoon destination for 2015-2016.

“US News,” the article accompanying the rankings states, “reviewed thousands of traveler votes along with expert opinions to determine the best honeymoon locales. Beach destinations may nab the top spots, but the ranking also offers a versatile range of culture-focused cities and action-packed adventures that could suit different couple's personalities.”

Reasons for choosing Santorini include its famous black and red sand beaches, the archeological “delights” of Ancient Akrotiri, the ancient historic city of Manolas in Thirassia, the stunning views of the island’s volcanic caldera, and the “brilliant turquoise pool of water that serves as nucleus for the varied isles of this archipelago.”

To save money, the article recommends traveling in the autumn, eating inland, and staying in a hotel east of Oia, which overlooks the caldera.

The report goes on to praise the wines of Santorini, its traditional cuisine, and the island’s culture and customs.