Honeymoon’ing Part 5: Greece

Ray and I enjoyed two weeks honeymooning in Venice, Bari, Greece, Albania, and Rome. Here’s part 3 of our trip! If you want to go to Part 4 in Bari, click here . To skip ahead and see us in Albania click here for Part 6.

On the MSC Poesia, we were brought to Katakolon (Olympia), Athens, and Mykonos. It was always a dream to visit Greece — thank you Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. It was exciting being able to see Mykonos in person.

Katakolo (Olympia)

When we ported in Olympia we stayed enear the port as there were shops and restaurants nearby. It was far too hot to enjoy any of the excursions offered so we parked ourselves at where we sat under fans, snacked on good food, and cooled off with cold drinks.



The second stop in Greece was Mykonos! It was incredible seeing the town’s all-white buildings and colorful doorways and stair rails. Everywhere we turned, it lookd exactly how I’d imagined it from movies and pictures. We did a bit of shopping, walked around town, and grabbed lunch at Paraportiani. The weather again was really hot but we pulled through, trying to see every bit of Mykonos as possible.



The third stop in Greece was Athens. We opted for the Hop On Hop Off bus that took us straight to the Parthenon and Acropolis. It was still early morning when we arrived at the ruins so the weather was on the cooler side. After climbing up the hills and taking in the sights, we marched down and did some shopping at nearby plazas and since there are many Hop On Hop Off bus stops throughout Athens, we were able to get hop on at a nearby stop.

What was great about buying a ticket on the Hop On Hop Off bus was that we got an audio tour of the city by bus. For most of the tour we stayed on the top of the bus and yes, since it was warm and sunny we got most of our tan from the trip on this tour. The bus brought us around to all the points of interest: the Acropolis, the Temple of Zeus, and the Greek Parliament.


We did so much on our honeymoon that I had to split it up in multiple posts. Here you can skip around and check out the cities you’re most interested in, or you can keep going in order 🙂

Part 1: Overview + Venice

Part 2: Murano + Burano

Part 3: MSC Poesia 

Part 4: Bari, Italy

Part 5, Greece

Part 6: Albania

Part 7: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Part 8: Rome + Vatican City