Having decided to only take a week for our Honeymoon we wanted to do something really different but not too far away.
We decided to hire and skipper or own private Power Boat/Yacht! With no experience we firstly did a course in Ireland and obtained our licences. We then hired a Cranchi Zaffiro 34 from Alimos Marina, Athens (Greece). We flew into Athens and boarded our yacht and although it's not huge we instantly felt like millionaires.
We enjoyed 6 nights in the Saronic Gulf and vistied the Islands of Aegina, Poros, Hydra & Spetsos. All of which were beautiful and very unspoilt but our favourite had to be Poros. A very typical Greek seaside Village it was really picturesque with lovely cafes, ice cream parlours and a scattering of restaurants. Although small it was quite busy and there is a fantastic ferry service between all of the islands.
We spent most of our days anchored in turquoise coves, where we snorkelled and basicly did nothing. It was like Paradise.
We spent our last night in a hotel in Athens near Omonia Square. It had a roof top swimming pool with the most fantastic view of the City and the Acropolis. At night you could eat in the roof top restaurant again with a view of the Acropolis which was lit up. We watched a beautiful sunset over the hills on the opposite side - very romantic!!
What amazed me most about Athens was the size of it. It reminded me of New York without the skyscrapers and it has all the designer boutiques and cafes and department stores. I was really impressed and was sorry we hadn't more time there. I will definitely go back again.
We had a fabulous honeymoon and would recommend it to the more adventurous holiday makers.