This week, our honeymoon-at-home experts bring you a top destination among Honeyfund couples. Its picturesque beauty alone inspires romance. Welcome to Santorini, Greece.

If you’re craving nature, luxury and adventure, look no further than Santorini. Because it’s an island, it offers mesmerizing sunsets AND sunrises. When you visit, you’ll stay in some of the most sought-after hotels in the world, experience Greek history and culture, and relax on the black and red sand beaches. It’s a gem among romance travelers, which makes it the perfect inspiration for this week’s installment.

 

Santorini Date Night: Food & Drinks

Greece has some of the most delicious dishes, we found it difficult to narrow it down.

One of the dishes Santorini is most known for is its Sizzling Shrimp. This dish will set your taste buds off on the wildest adventure of deliciousness. If you or your partner is vegetarian, we recommend the Spinach and Cheese Pie or one of these other vegetarian recipes.

Pair your dish with the refreshing Ouzo Lemonade, which can easily be modified to non-alcoholic by swapping the Ouzo for black licorice extract or removing it entirely.

Finish off your night with the traditional, and delicious, Greek Baklava.

 

Santorini Date Night: Ambience

Bring Santorini to life in your home for under $120:

If you want to kick it up a notch, here are some extras that you can add:

Check out our full Date Night at Home Santorini shopping list on Amazon.

 

Santorini Date Night: Music and Tours

During cocktail hour, choose one of these playlists to set the mood (choose the music streaming service you use):

Apple Music   Spotify   Pandora

Explore Greece starting with Santorini and making your way through Corfu, Athens, and other beautiful locations.

 

Santorini Date Night: Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a sure-fire guide to pulling off a date night to remember:

Week before: Order supplies from our Date Night at Home Santorini shopping list on Amazon.

Day before: Shop for food/drinks ingredients

Sizzling shrimp ingredients:

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • White onion
  • Oregano
  • Tomatoes
  • Sea salt
  • Parsley
  • Jumbo shrimp
  • Feta cheese
  • Kalamata olives
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Rosemary
  • Ground pepper

Loaf of thick-crusted bread

Spinach and Cheese Pie ingredients:

  • Fresh spinach
  • Olive oil
  • Onions
  • Green onions
  • Parsley
  • Fresh dill
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Feta cheese
  • Eggs
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Butter
  • Phyllo pastry sheets

Ouzo Lemonade ingredients:

  • Ouzo
  • Lemon juice
  • Mint leaves
  • Honey
  • Iced water

Baklava ingredients:

  • Chopped nuts
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Phyllo dough
  • Butter
  • White sugar
  • Water
  • Honey
  • Vanilla extract
  • Lemon zest

Day of:

5 pm: Get your playlist on and start bringing Santorini to life in your home with your decorations

6 pm: Grab a beverage and an apron and cook your Greek dishes together

7 pm: Time to get dressed!

7:30 pm: Get your Ouzo Lemonade ready (and sneak a taste of your dinner)

8 pm: Savor your dinner in Santorini, Greece

9pm: Take a virtual tour of Santorini (links above). Snap a few photos with your backdrops, and enjoy all the romance that Santorini has to offer.

Don’t forget to take pictures to remember your night! Want to get featured on Honefyund’s social? Share to social media using the tag @honeyfund and #HoneymoonatHome. Check back next Monday for our next Honeymoon at Home date-night destination.

 

 

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