Honeymoon is a special and the most romantic time for the newly married, it is the beginning of a beautiful journey together and it deserves an epic start. If you’re looking for a romantic destination and have come across Greece or Italy, then you’ll go with the right choice! Two of the most fancy, emerging honeymoon destinations as of 2019 are Greece and Italy. The two European countries offer a lot to the newly married couples, and are in the hot list amongst such couples all over the world. To decide between the two is no easy task, and requires careful consideration.

Mentioned below are 10 distinctive features on the basis of which the two countries have been compared. To make the choice simpler for you, a personal suggestion has been penned down as well.

Greece or Italy for Honeymoon?
Greece beach and cliff are amazing
Greece beach and cliff are amazing

Beaches -

Greece, hands down. The weather is warmer and the beaches are known for relaxation. If you want a more relaxing and a chill honeymoon, then it is a perfect place for you. Not only does Greece have a lot more beaches than Italy, but Greece offers plenty of island beaches. Some of them are renowned all over the world. Santorini, for instance, is like a contestant for the Miss Universe beauty pageant amongst all the islands in the world ... a frontrunner, in fact. I would suggest you to explore all the islands like Santorini, Sifnos and Folegandros whose beauty will make you fall in love with nature. The sunsets one can witness there are right at the top in the rankings of best sunsets on the planet.

Greece or Italy for Honeymoon?
Colosseum standing strong in Rome
Colosseum standing strong in Rome

Monuments -

When it comes to Monuments and Museums, Italy is second to none. Rome is full of amazing monuments and museums. Close to Rome, there is Vatican City. If you don’t mind seeing breathtaking and the most famous sculptures in the world- Michalangelo’s David at Florence, then you are ready to witness the best of Italy. Greece, too, has its share of monuments; the age old city- Athens will enchant you. The capital of Greece- Agora is a place which will take you back in time. The monuments are still less in Greece as many of them are ruins now.

Greece or Italy for Honeymoon?
The Acropolis of Athens is the most beautiful monument in the entire country
The Acropolis of Athens is the most beautiful monument in the entire country

Food -

Both Greece and Italy offer scrumptious foods. So it basically boils down to your preferences. Greece is better for sea food, whereas Italy is better for Pasta and Pizza.

Suggestion - If you decide to visit Italy for your honeymoon (or for anything else for that matter), do visit Naples to have the most delicious Pizzas one can find anywhere in the whole wide world.

Greece or Italy for Honeymoon?
an evening in Venice
an evening in Venice

Drinks -

Italy, without a doubt (too expensive, though). Italian wines are famous all over the world for a reason. There are also other drinks like Vermouth de Turin, Negroni de Florence, Apero Sprit de Venice, et cetera, that one should try. However, if you decide to visit Greece, I would recommend you to try Greek Ouzo and Masticha of Chios.

History -

Again, a pretty tough choice. Both Greece and Italy have an extremely rich history, as we all know. It would be, therefore, impossible to choose between Athens and Rome or the Greek Empire and the Roman Empire. Both the countries have the finest cultural history known to humans. Both have some of the most famous landmarks in history and you can see plenty of monuments or places which you have seen in the history book or from the television.

Greece or Italy for Honeymoon?
The popular Italian Grape Wine
The popular Italian Grape Wine

Budget -

Courtesy the poor economy of Greece (we hope it gets better), Greece is cheaper than Italy. Although you can find cheap hostels in both the countries, it would not be advisable to stay in hostels during your honeymoon. Apart from resorts on the island beaches, accommodation in Greece is not as expensive as accommodation in Italy. Also, where Greece is known for its beaches, one does not have to pay to visit a beach. In Italy, which is famous for its museums and monuments, one has to pay to enter most of them. If you consider Italy, then southern Italy is less explored and is relatively cheaper too.

Also you can calculate the Travel Cost Estimate for both countries and decide accordingly

Nature -

Greece is breathtakingly beautiful, period. Forget Italy, there are not many countries in the world that can compete with Greece in terms of Natural beauty. Greece will give any country a good competition in this category as it is better for a more romantic honeymoon if you are looking for a relaxed trip. If you want a active honeymoon full of sightseeing and travel than Italy is a winner.

Greece or Italy for Honeymoon?

Versatility -

Albeit both the countries are highly versatile for honeymooners, Italy is a tad more versatile. Both have beaches, mountains, monuments, ruins, et cetera, but one essential thing that Italy has but Greece lacks is Fashion. Italy is said to be the birthplace of Western Fashion. You can explore the breathtaking countryside- Tuscan and also shop in Milan, where fashion is made, you can expect everything from Italy and you won’t regret it. That speaks volume, doesn't it?

Crime -

It must be noted that no country is completely free from crimes. It is one thing that exists wherever there is mankind. However, when the two listed countries are compared, Greece would be more disappointing than its counterpart. Petty crimes like theft, robbery, are pretty common in the economically struggling country.

Weather- -

Both Greece and Italy have a pleasant weather throughout the year but Greece has longer summers and hence you can enjoy the beaches more. Even during the hot weather in Greece, the islands are blessed with cooling breezes.

Greece or Italy for Honeymoon?

Personal Advice -

Since you have to pick a destination for your honeymoon, I would suggest Greece. It has euphoric beaches, rich history and culture, more raw, and is less expensive than Italy. It has a warmer weather and offers more relaxation. However, it all depends on the two of you and your preferences. Just know that whatever you choose, will be the best choice. Having said that, one wouldn't have to worry much provided one is careful and alert.