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Europe Iconic Islands = Idyllic Honeymoons Carla Hunt A trio of destination specialists help set our sails for islands that promise-and deliver- many of the most idyllic and romantic clientpleasing honeymoons. Two on the Isles: Naxos & Santorini Greece, the land of love, seems a natural destination for idyllic honeymoons. After all, it was in Greece where Eros-a.k.a. Cupid- united the hearts of lovers, and where Aphrodite-a.k.a. Venus, the goddess of love-first inspired mankind with her beauty. Among some 2,000 islands sprinkled across the turquoise seas around Greece, the Greek isle of Santorini wins top slots year after year in honeymoon polls. "Santorini indeed maintains its super-star ranking, followed by Mykonos, with Crete running close to that in second place," says Cally Papas, president of Cloud Tours, whose signature products 50 june 2016 have long been honeymoons and destination weddings lists. According to Papas, the hottest new island for honeymooners is "fantastic, romantic Naxos, distinguished by its rolling green hills and valleys with clusters of Byzantine churches, long sand beaches, and a capital that has its own Venetian castle." Cloud Tours' new 7-day package features three nights in Naxos and three nights in Santorini. A top resort choice on Naxos is the Naxian Collection located two miles from Naxos town and less than a halfmile from St. Prokopios Beach. Accenting premier amenities and sweeping Aegean Sea views, the resort's villas and suites boast private pools and expansive terraces, espresso machines and free WiFi. On Santorini, the hotel pick might be the Astra Suites, built into the cliffs above Imerovigli village. Astra's suites come with romantic outdoor jacuzzis for two with panoramas embracing the caldera and facing evening sunsets. Priced from $1,455 pp, the Naxos-Santorini Honeymoon includes a wine and cheese tasting in Naxos, a bottle of wine, fresh fruit, flowers on arrival in the suite in Santorini, a bottle of champagne with chocolates the second day, domestic air and business class hydrofoil transport, and private transfers. On the new Cloud Tours website is the full roster of memory-making 7- and 10-day honeymoon packages, combining two or three islands in both the Aegean and Ionian seas. Smitten by Sicily It's easy to fall head over heels in love with Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean and a wondrous, one-stop

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend June 2016

Editor’s Notes
Romance Travel Forum: Where Education Prospers
Out-of-the-Box Weddings
Travel Advisor Corner: Weddings Away From Home
Honeymoon Adventures
Onsite Review: Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa: Weddings & Romance By the Sea
New Ways to Get Married
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Delivers on Destination Weddings
4 Very Different Honeymoons
Onsite Review: CHIC Punta Cana & Club Med Zen Oasis
Wedded Bliss in Paradise
A Honeymoon for Every Taste
Adventure-Filled Honeymoons
Wildest Dreams
“I Do”– Today and Tomorrow
Iconic Islands = Idyllic Honeymoons
Eco-Friendly Honeymoons

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