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Best Greek Islands for Couples | Romantic Getaways in Greece

Looking for the best Greek islands for couples? You’ve come to the right place!

Maybe you’re planning a honeymoon in Greece, a long-awaited holiday or even a quick romantic weekend getaway.

Whatever your reason for visiting Greece we have you covered.

Want to know the best bit? You don’t even have to chose just one island! Many of the islands are within a short hour or two ferry ride. It’s really common to visit 2 – 3 islands by ferry in one visit to Greece.

What Makes Greece a Perfect Destination?

Greece is an incredible and romantic destination that is perfect for couples looking to get away and enjoy a fun and intimate holiday together.

Whether you’re looking to explore ancient ruins, take in the stunning views of the Mediterranean, or simply relax and reconnect, Greece has something for every couple.

The best part about Greece is the variety of activities that are available for couples.

From hiking up Mount Olympus to exploring the ancient ruins of Athens and Delphi, there is something for everyone.

For those looking for a more relaxed getaway, there are plenty of stunning beaches to visit and romantic sunsets to take in.

And for the more adventurous couples, there are plenty of opportunities for sailing, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.

Greece is also the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Greek taverna, a gourmet restaurant, or a more upscale dining experience, there’s something for everyone.

Plus, the Greek wine and cuisine are some of the best in the world, so you’ll be sure to find something that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.


The stunning Greek islands are perfect for a romantic getaway or honeymoon

Overall, Greece is the perfect destination for couples looking for an intimate and romantic getaway.

From exploring ancient ruins to taking in the stunning views of the Mediterranean, there is something for every type of couple.

Plus, the delicious food, wine, and other experiences make it a truly romantic destination.

So, if you’re looking for a romantic getaway, look no further than Greece’s unrivalled selection of islands!

When is the best time to visit the Greek islands?

The best time to visit the Greek Islands is typically from April to October.

This is when the weather is warmest and the days are longest, making it the ideal time to enjoy the beaches, explore the islands, and take in the stunning scenery.

The islands tend to be busiest in July and August, so if you want to avoid the crowds, try visiting in May or September.

The weather is still warm and the days are still long, but the crowds will be smaller.

Best time to visit Greece? Visit between April to October when it’s warmer. Many shops shut over the winter. Plus pretty purple bougainvillea spectabilis are in bloom

The Best Greek Islands for Couples

Are you and your significant other looking for a romantic getaway? Look no further than the beautiful Greek Islands!

With its crystal-clear waters, stunning beaches, and lush greenery, it’s the perfect destination for a pair of lovebirds.

But with so many islands to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one is the best for you and your significant other.

To help you decide, we’ve rounded up the best Greek islands for couples.


Whether you’re looking for a peaceful hideaway or an action-packed adventure, these islands have something for everyone. So grab your passport and get ready for a trip of a lifetime!

All islands have stunning beaches but some are more action-packed while others are more laid back

Top 10 Islands in Greece for Couples

1. Santorini: Famous for its dramatic landscape, Santorini offers stunning views of the Aegean sea and its volcanic islands. Enjoy romantic sunsets, delicious cuisine and plenty of activities, making this one of the most popular Greek Islands for couples.

Santorini white houses and iconic windmill

Greek island Santorini: the crown jewel. Stunning, full of restaurants, bars and epic sunsets. Also full of tourists

2. Mykonos: Known as the party island in Greece, Mykonos is popular among couples who want to experience a lively nightlife. Enjoy the island’s sandy beaches during the day and its vibrant nightlife by night.

Tables and chairs for romantic oceanside dining in Mykonos

Mykonos: known as a party destination – it wow’d us with it’s super vibe. Plenty of romantic restaurants, narrow streets and beaches to enjoy for couples. It’s far from just a party destination

3. Paros: With its quaint villages, picturesque beaches and stunning scenery, Paros is perfect for couples who want to explore a traditional Greek island. Enjoy romantic strolls in the old town, or go sailing and explore hidden coves.

Island with tiny white church taken by drone on Paros

Paros: one of the more romantic islands. Still lots to do – we loved day tripping in our car

4. Naxos: With its lush countryside, Naxos is perfect for couples who want to explore the natural beauty of the Greek islands. Enjoy the tranquil beaches and water sports, or take a day trip to the nearby islands of Paros and Mykonos.


Naxos: another great place for day-tripping. We found lots of quiet romantic beaches. Get lost in the maze of quaint shopping streets in old town

5. Corfu: An ideal destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway, Corfu offers a blend of natural beauty, stunning beaches and cultural attractions. Enjoy fishing, sailing, hiking and exploring the island’s historic sites.

Corfu: blend of the old and new. Nice beaches and ancient ruins

6. Crete: With its rich history, breathtaking coastline and stunning scenery, Crete is a paradise for couples. Enjoy romantic strolls in the old towns, or explore the island’s ancient ruins and stunning beaches.

Crete: the biggest Greek island means there’s more to explore

7. Rhodes: A popular destination for couples, Rhodes offers plenty of activities, stunning beaches and romantic sunsets. Enjoy exploring the island’s rich history, or take a boat trip to nearby islands such as Symi and Kastellorizo.

Romantic Rhodes: Fun to explore – including several awesome day trips by ferry

8. Zakynthos: Nicknamed the ‘Flower of the East’, Zakynthos is perfect for couples who want to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Ionian Sea. Enjoy romantic strolls along the beach, or take a boat trip to the nearby beaches of Agios Sostis and Alykes.

Zakynthos: off the radar for many – fewer tourists means more romantic + better prices

9. Kefalonia: With its lush green landscapes and rugged coastline, Kefalonia is perfect for couples who want to explore the natural beauty of the Greek islands. Enjoy visits to the nearby islands of Zante and Ithaca, or explore the island’s beaches and caves.

Kefalonia: a lush green background is not what you expect of a Greek island but it gives this one a distinct difference

10. Lefkada: Perfect for couples who want to experience the best of the Ionian Sea, Lefkada offers stunning beaches, picturesque villages and plenty of activities. Enjoy romantic strolls in the old town, or take a boat trip to the nearby islands of Meganisi and Kastos.

Lefkada: discover stunning beaches like this one

11. Milos: Last but certainly not least on our list. One of our top 5 favourites, this tiny island packs a big punch. It has several epic beaches, including a secret beach only accessible via a tiny ladder through a crevice in the cliff. So much to explore here.

Milos: unique for it’s very different beaches including lunar-like cliffs for diving into the Mediterranean

Now you’ve had a taste of the best Greek islands – let’s dive into exactly why these stunning islands are the perfect place your you and your loved one.

Romantic Experiences in Santorini

The best sunsets we’ve ever seen. You can actually look at the sun while it sets (don’t try this anywhere else folks)

The best greek island for couples visiting Greece for the first time is Santorini.

Probably the most famous place to honeymoon in Greece is the world-famous Santorini. And for good reason.

On the island you’ll find adorable white stone houses as far as the eye can see. Red, white and black sand beaches to explore. 

But it’s the undoubtedly the immense views which draw in the crowds.

Whether you arrive on a direct flight, ferry or cruise it will be no more than a few minutes before you experience one of the jaw-dropping views of the turquoise Mediterranean below which can be seen from most hotels on this elevated island.

Once there your toughest job each day will be deciding where to watch the show-stopping sunset.

We recommend “sunset boulevard” in Oia, Santo Winery near Fira, and Akrotiri to the south.

Of all the places to stretch your budget for accommodation with a view – it’s definitely in Santorini.

It is impossible to not to fall in love with the view (and each other) each time you admire the view from your bedroom.

For good measure you can book a room with a private hot tub, plunge pool or hammock from which to pass the late afternoon.

Where to stay


The most famous sunset is in Oia, as are the fanciest restaurants, hotels and designer shops.

All day and late into the evening you can stroll the hilltop boulevard with a throng of other tourists.

There’s a wonderful enthusiastic vibe in Oia.

You must spend at least one afternoon watching the sunset here – preferably somewhere that you can enjoy the iconic windmills too.

Oia is one of the most romantic places to visit in Europe and a must on any bucket list.

Every hotelier, shopkeeper and restauranteur here knows they have a captive audience so you’ll find that prices here are 3-4 times more expensive than other greek islands.

Thankfully prices in Greece are more affordable to begin with, but do budget $10 for a cheap beer, $15 for a craft beer, $20 for a basic cocktail and >$70 for a bottle of wine at most places with any type of view.

Canaves Oia Suites & Spa

Canaves Oia Suites & Spa

Canaves Oia Suites – This luxury hotel offers stunning views of the Caldera, luxurious accommodations, and private cave-style suites with private terraces. You can also enjoy a heated infinity pool & spa. Check reviews & prices

Aris Caves

Korali Luxury Cave Hotel

Korali Luxury Cave Hotel – This 5-star boutique hotel is located in the heart of Oia and offers beautiful views of the caldera. It offers cave-style suites with private pools, a rooftop pool and terrace, and a restaurant with Mediterranean-style cuisine. Check reviews & prices

Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini

Mystique, Oia

Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel – Located in Oia, this hotel offers stunning views of the caldera and luxury suites with private balconies. It also boasts a pool, spa, and fine dining at its two restaurants. Check reviews & prices


The capital of Santorini is open year round and features rows of shops and restaurant to rival Oia (but most are at a more affordable price point).

The southeastern beaches of Agios Georgios, Perissa & Kamari are the place to be if you feel like relaxing in a lounge chair most days.

Here you’ll find a long strip of beachfront resto bars to kick back in while you enjoy table-side drink and food service.

Oia is just over 30 minutes drive away, as is the town of Fira so staying here won’t stop you from enjoying watching the sunset over the west side of the island each day.

The Tsitouras Collection

The Tsitouras Collection

The Tsitouras Collection – This boutique hotel features luxurious accommodations, private pools, and terraces with stunning views of the caldera. Guests will also enjoy a unique spa, two restaurants, and a library.

Aenaon Villas

Aenaon Villas

Aenaon Villas – Located on edge of the world-famous caldera, this property offers suites with private pools and terraces with views to all four points of the horizon, from east to west. We love the infinity pool, which is built on the caldera’s edge and offers views of the Aegean Sea, the caldera, the volcano and the unique sunset.

Exploring the Beauty of Karpathos

Karpathos port

Karpathos is the perfect place for couples to take a romantic getaway – as long as you don’t mind the occasional goat photobombing their selfies!

Karpathos is the perfect destination for a honeymoon. With stunning views of the Aegean Sea and its rugged coastline, it’s a romantic paradise.

Not to mention, the locals are incredibly friendly and hospitable. Here are some more reasons why you should choose Karpathos for your honeymoon.

First of all, the scenery is simply breathtaking. From the rocky cliffs of Olymbos to the beautiful beaches of Diafani and Afiartis, the landscape is simply stunning.

And the best part is that you can explore it all together on foot or by car. Whether you’re looking for a romantic walk along the beach or an adventurous hike up a mountain, Karpathos has something for everyone.

Secondly, the food is simply delicious. With a variety of traditional Greek dishes, you’ll be sure to find something to tantalize your taste buds. From the famous Karpathian moussaka to the wide selection of seafood, you’ll never be bored with the culinary options.

Finally, Karpathos is a great budget-friendly option for a honeymoon. With plenty of affordable accommodations, you won’t have to break the bank to have a romantic getaway. And the local markets provide plenty of souvenirs to take home and remind you of your special trip.

So, if you’re looking for a romantic getaway that won’t break the bank, then Karpathos is the perfect destination for your honeymoon.

The island also has plenty of cultural attractions, such as the archaeological site of Vrykoudes, the Acropolis of Karpathos, and the Byzantine Church of Saint George.

Couples can also take a day trip to the nearby island of Kasos and visit the Venetian castle.

With stunning views, delicious food, and a friendly atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to start your happily ever after.

Ammopi-Beach karpathos with clear water, pebbly beach and only a few tourists

Ammopi Beach in Karpathos is far less touristy and populated than other Greek islands

Karpathos also has a variety of restaurants, bars, and cafes to enjoy.

Some of the most popular romantic spots include To Karafaki, a traditional Greek restaurant with a cozy atmosphere and romantic views of the sea, and Ciao Bar & Restaurant a romantic Italian restaurant overlooking the harbour offering delicious seafood dishes.

For a more casual experience, try one of the many beach bars, such as Diakoftis Paradise Beach or one of the local cafes, such as AM The Coffee Shop.

For a romantic evening out, couples can enjoy a sunset meal at one of the many waterfront restaurants, such as La Veranda, or enjoy a romantic moonlit dinner at Nuevo Karpathos Restaurant. 

No matter what youre looking for, Karpathos, Greece has something for every couple.

Nuevo Karpathos restaurant with a view to the ocean

Dinner with a view is easy to do on this quieter greek island. Pictured: Nuevo Karpathos restaurant

Where to stay

Aegean suites

Aegean suites

Aegean Suites – This luxurious hotel is located in the heart of Karpathos and offers stunning views of the Aegean Sea. With its modern and stylish design, it’s the perfect place for an unforgettable honeymoon.

Poseidon Hotel

Poseidon Hotel

Poseidon Hotel – Located near the beach, this hotel is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. With its luxurious amenities, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your honeymoon in style.

Discovering the Secrets of Crete

Crete is a great island to travel to as a couple – it’s the biggest island in Greece so there’s something for any couple.

With its stunning landscape and diverse culture, it is an ideal destination to travel together.

From its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters to its vibrant towns and villages, Crete offers something for everyone.

From romantic walks along the beach and sunset hikes in the mountains to wine-tasting and exploring the island’s rich history, there are plenty of activities to do as a couple.

And with its delicious cuisine and nightlife, you’re sure to have a memorable time.

Where to Stay

Aquila Elounda Village Resort, Suites & Spa

Aquila Elounda Village Resort, Suites & Spa

Aquila Elounda Village – This luxury resort is situated on a private beach in the picturesque village of Elounda, on the north coast of Crete. It is built in traditional Greek style and offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. Guests can enjoy a range of activities, including sailing, beach volleyball, and boat trips.

Stella Island

Stella Island

Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa – located on a beautiful stretch of coastline on the south coast of Crete. This 5-star resort features an array of luxurious amenities, including a variety of pools, spa, and wellness center. Or simply spend your days lounging on the private beach

Blue Palace

Blue Palace

Blue Palace Resort & Spa – This luxurious resort is situated on a private beach on the tranquil northeast coast of Crete. It features stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, lush gardens, and a variety of activities, including tennis, horse riding, and watersports.

Mykonos – party like a celebrity

Mykonos: expectations – party city; reality – incredible place for a getaway for two

We’ll be the first to admit that Mykonos – world-renowned party destination – is a surprise entry at #2 in our list.

By all means it lives up to its reputation with dance-til-sunrise bars and beach clubs.

But there’s plenty for couples of all ages too.

That high energy atmosphere transcends into the narrow cobbled streets of old-town Chora and to the harbour-side restaurants of Little Venice.

From the late afternoon til late in the evening the laneways are abuzz with visitors shopping, eating and drinking after a long day relaxing at one of the beaches.

Couples visiting Mykonos made up a surprisingly large percentage of visitors in town and they are well catered for.

The restaurants feature plenty of intimate tables for two and the bars were packed with couples dancing-like-no-one-is-watching late into the night.

Top places to watch the sunset include the postcard-perfect Mykonos windmills, the nearby restaurants come bars come nightclubs of Little Venice, and the instagram-famous spots high on the hills like 360 Bar (where tables start at 70 minimum spend a person).

If you rent a vehicle – and we think you should to visit the lovely beaches – then consider watching a sunset from there.

The sunsets on the southern/northern/western beaches feature uninterrupted views so you can watch the sunset on the ocean on the horizon.

Our favourite beach sunsets were from Kaparia, Platis Gialos, Kalafati & Elia beaches. In other words – they’re all pretty damn good!

Where to stay

mykonos sunset with windmill in foreground

Some of the most stunning resorts and hotels with views like this can be found a short walk from Mykonos Chora (town)

We stayed in the heart of the action in Chora (aka Mykonos Old Town) and we loved it.

Be sure to check the hotel reviews carefully to ensure your room won’t be affected by noise as some hotels are near clubs which run into the early hours of the morning.

In the hills surrounding the old town you’ll find the fancier hotels with in-room amenities like plunge pools and hot tubs.

They are also within walking distance of the action so you have the best of both words.

If you prefer to spend your day at the beach then the best places for you are at one of the resorts overlooking the popular beaches of Paradiso, Psarou and Platis Gialos which are 15 minutes drive south of Mykonos.

Here you’ll also find the biggest beach clubs, which is convenient if you want to party the night away.

Super Club Paradiso is the place to be for the biggest Sunday night beach party.

At the southwest beaches of Ornos and Agio Ioannis you’ll find laid back beach hotels for a more quiet stay (but still a short drive away from the old town for nights out).

Santa Marina

Santa Marina

Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort & Villas – This 5-star resort is situated right on the beach in Mykonos, offering stunning views of the Aegean Sea. If you’re looking for a truly luxurious experience, this is the place for you! With its infinity pool, spa, and private beach, Santa Marina is the perfect place to relax and forget all your worries.

Myconian Utopia

Myconian Utopia resort

Myconian Utopia Resort – This luxury resort is located on a hilltop overlooking Elia beach, offering breathtaking views of the sea and Mykonos town. There’s something for everyone here, from spa treatments to watersports. And for those looking for something a bit more exciting, the resort also features a thrilling waterslide!

Myconian Ambassador Relais & Chateaux

Ambassador hotel

Myconian Ambassador Hotel & Thalasso Spa – Located in the heart of Mykonos Town, this 5-star hotel is the perfect place to be pampered. Enjoy a variety of spa treatments, as well as a range of activities such as yoga and Pilates. And if relaxation is what you’re after, the hotel’s private beach is the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy the view.

Belvedere Mykonos - Waterfront Villa & Suites

Belvedere hotel

Belvedere – This luxury hotel is situated in the heart of Mykonos, offering spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and the surrounding hills. The hotel features an array of amenities, including a pool, spa, and fitness center. But the best part? The stunning rooftop terrace, where you can enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun set over the horizon.

Read more: 6 Epic Mykonos Honeymoon Hotels

Enjoying the Charm of Naxos

Naxos and its twinning island of Paros are both a level down from Santorini and Mykonos in terms of tourists and prices. Which makes it a popular place to visit for a relaxing holiday.

The beaches in Naxos are mostly sandy, and the water is more calm and shallow than the other islands.

We also loved the white marble city of Chalkio which is worth making the trip to. Do be sure to try to traditional honey balls at Fabrica cafe if you visit (leave a comment if you tried them).

One of the more romantic beaches we visited was Microlimano beach which funnily enough is positioned next to the creatively named “Hotel Ruins Alyko” which is the empty shell of a never completed mega hotel which if constructed probably would have stopped most people from enjoying the beautiful views.

This beach was pebbly and if you want to take a longer walk you can follow it around up the west coast along the neighbouring Hawaii Beach.

Don’t get carried away and walk to the neighbouring naturist beach – we already found way too much bare white old German butt (and more) for our liking at normal beaches – unless that’s what you’re into.

In Naxos town (main port) we spent most afternoons and evenings exploring the labyrinth of shops which snake their way up along the old narrow laneways towards the old fort/church. There were countless good restaurants in these laneways, but we loved the filo-wrapped baked feta with honey and sesame seeds, and the slow-cooked lamb at Lucullus Tavern.

For seafood the best spots are unsurprisingly at the restaurants along the esplanade where you can usually snag a spot with port views. Leave room for ice-cream desert at Waffle House (no, not the US chain).

For a very special sunset make your way over to the Temple of Apollo – an Ancient Greek arch next to the port.

We preferred to enjoy the same view from the comfort of our hotel room where we sipped wine on our terrace as we watched the pilgrims quick footing it down the marina while trying (and failing) to avoid Seaspray from the crashing waves.

iliada suites

Iliada suites: watch the sunset here was one of the highlights of our trip to the Greek islands

Iliada Suites – In Naxos we highly recommend you stay at this hotel (which we loved) or one of the neighbouring properties with a clifftop view of Naxos port and the Temple of Apollo.

Hotel Grotta

Hotel Grotta

Hotel Grotta – another hotel atop the cliffs overlooking the Temple of Apollo and Naxos town

Avgoustos Suites Naxos

Avgoustos Suites Naxos

Avgoustos Suites Naxos – luxurious accommodation located near the town of Moutsouna. The suites offer stunning views of the Aegean Sea and the Naxos countryside, as well as easy access to nearby beaches and attractions.

Enjoy the Beauty of Milos with your Beauty

Sarakiniko Beach

Milos: Rent a Jeep, car or quad to explore this fun island. We loved the lunar-like Sarakiniko Beach (pictured)

More than one local Greek told me Milos was known as the best Greek island for lovers.

Well, it certainly has the most stunning and diverse beaches.

The most famous ones include the lunar-esque Sarakiniko Beach which is what I’d imagine swimming on the surface of the moon would be like if it had water.

Fyriplaka beach is one of the few on Milos which features sun lounges and bar service. Set in the footsteps of stunning red cliffs, it’s a majestic place to laze away the day.

If you want a bit more thrill-seeking you can walk across to the neighbouring Tsigrado Beach (10 minutes walk away) where you must navigate down a ladder through a hole in the cliffs to reach the strip of beach below.

Milos is far-less touristic than it’s bigger brother and sister islands which is lovely because you won’t regularly find the small island overrun with day-tripping cruise ship passengers.

Most of the best places to visit can be reached within 20 minutes by car so you can easily check out multiple beaches in a day.

Another must-do beach is Kleftiko to the west in a remote part of the island only accessible by road on an ATV or 4WD / Jeep (you’ll also need to hike 40 minutes).

An easier option is to take a boat tour there which features stops at various other beaches only easily accessible by water.

We chose this sailing boat which was fun and we enjoyed the company of four other couples onboard as we enjoyed swimming in some of the most stunning water we’ve ever witnessed.

That said, stock up on sea-sickness tablets beforehand because desperately missed them which dampened our day.

The three most popular places to stay in Milos are Adamantas (the port), the capital of Plaka which is located up the hill, and the old fishing village of Pollonia which is now more popular with tourists.

Read more: How many days to spend in Milos – ultimate guide


Plaka, perched atop the hillside, has lovely views and plenty of good restaurants to eat at

At all these places you’ll find plenty of high quality restaurants.

However, compared to the others Pollonia is the smallest and has very few shops to enjoy – so we’d recommend staying here moreso if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing stay.

We found Adamantas to be the liveliest town of an evening – if you want to go out to drink or dance there are a few bars which you can enjoy (it’s not a dead quiet village like we had expected).

Where to Stay?

Milos Cove

Milos Cove

Milos Cove: This modern hotel sits on the coast of Milos, providing breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. At this 5 start resort you get complimentary bikes and travel the island in a unique way.

White pebble suites

White Pebble Suites

White Pebble Suites: This luxury boutique hotel offer a unique experience of the Greek Islands with panoramic views of the sea and traditional Greek decor. Located in Pollonia, 250 m from Pollonia Beach, the rooms include a balcony with a sea view.

White Coast Pool Suites

White Coast Pool Suites

White Coast Pool Suites: This hotel offers a unique combination of luxury amenities and beachfront views. Enjoy the rooftop pool and bar, while taking in the incredible views of the Aegean Sea.

Paros – Best Island for Adventure

The best island for day tripping.

For us, renting a car in each of the Greek Islands is a must because sun-baking and drinking all day isn’t our cup of tea.

Most of the islands had other towns which were worthwhile visiting.

However, the towns in Paros were a level above the rest.

A must-visit town is Nassaou, a quaint Harbourside town to the north of the island featuring white-washed buildings containing high quality shops (whether it’s designer clothes or pretty jewellery to spoil your loved one with).

There is water-side dining to rival Mykonos’ little Venice.

Two beaches in Paros caught our attention: Kolympethres Beach where you can relax on the impressive rock formations and if you’re lucky find your own private bit of paradise (though difficult in high season). The other is Paralia Santa Anna beach which is famous for diving tours.

Even if diving isn’t your thing, there is excellent snorkelling directly off the beach.

To the east and south of the island the old fishing villages of Piso Livadi and Ampelas are worth visiting to enjoy an afternoon or evening drink or meal in one of the many restaurants on the water.

Be sure to make a stop in the mountaintop town of Lefkes which is a quant place to spend a few hours strolling the cobblestoned streets whilst cuddling with some of the friendliest cats in the Greek islands.

There are plenty of bars and restaurants to stop at for a gelato or coffee while you enjoy the leisurely country atmosphere and crisp mountain air.

We stayed in the main port town of Parikia which we were very happy with.

We loved exploring the many laneways which criss-cross the area behind the port.

There’s a wonderful atmosphere from the people dining, drinking and shopping.

However, we also loved visiting Nassaou and we found some cool accommodation there we would not hesitate to stay at in the future.

Nassaou is a little more upmarket – you’ll notice people get dressed up here like they do in Mykonos and Santorini.

At the port you certainly won’t be out of place if you head into dinner dressed up – but lot’s of places there are very chill.

Where to stay?

cove paros

Cove Paros

Cove Paros: A chic and modern hotel Located in Naousa, a few steps from Agioi Anargyroi Beach

Mythic Paros

Mythic Paros

Mythic Paros: A luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Paros. The hotel has a unique blend of modern and traditional Greek style. We love their suite with a private hot tub for relaxing after a long day.

Parocks Luxury Hotel & Spa

Parocks Luxury Hotel & Spa

Parocks Luxury Hotel & Spa: a 5star hotel a short walk from Aspros Gremos Beach. The Signature Sea View Suite with Private Pool is very impressive.

Exploring the Beaches of Corfu

Unlike the other larger, more crowded Greek islands, Corfu is a relaxed and peaceful place that’s perfect for romantic couples looking for some much-needed downtime together.

You can spend your days lounging on the beach, exploring the beautiful countryside, or even just relaxing in your hotel room. The views from the island are breathtaking, and you’ll enjoy some truly spectacular sunsets.

Corfu is also known for its amazing cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two or a night out on the town, you’ll find plenty of great places to eat.

From traditional Greek dishes to more modern fare, there’s something to satisfy every craving. Plus, the local wines are superb!

When it comes to accommodation, Corfu has something for every budget. There are plenty of luxury resorts, as well as more affordable options. No matter where you stay, you’ll be surrounded by the beauty of the island.

Where to stay

Domes Miramare

Domes Miramare

Domes Miramare: Situated near Agios Ioannis Peristeron Beach, choose from private or luxury residences. There’s also the option for a dedicated villa manager and a lounge with VIP services for that special touch. Don’t miss out on the all-day snacks, signature canapes by the resort’s executive chef, afternoon tea.

Corfu Imperial

Corfu Imperial

Corfu Imperial: A favored retreat for royalty, take a pick from 4 private sandy beaches including a pebbly beach. This “island hideaway” is the perfect setting for spa treatments

Ikos Dassia

Ikos Dassia

Ikos Dassia: a luxury resort in Dassia Bay, boasting a 366 m long beach and seven swimming pools surrounded by lush landscaped gardens. We love their open-air cinema with a theater bar, and the rooms which are elegantly decorated with a balcony offering breathtaking sea views.

MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas- Adults Only

MarBella Nido

MarBella Nido: Besides the elevated location, what’s impressive is the floor-to-ceiling windows in their suites and villas. Perfect for enjoying the views.

Uncovering the Magic of Rhodes

From the beautiful beaches to the ancient ruins, Rhodes will captivate you and your partner.

First of all, Rhodes has some of the best beaches in the world. Whether you’re looking for a romantic sunset stroll on the beach or a wild night of partying, you’ll find it here.Plus, the crystal clear waters make it a great spot for swimming and snorkeling.

Another great thing about Rhodes is that it’s packed with history. It’s home to the Acropolis of Rhodes, an ancient citadel dating back to the 4th century BC. Couples can check out the ruins together and get a glimpse into the past.

Where to stay?

Esperos Village Blue & Spa

Esperos Village Blue & Spa

Esperos Village Blue & Spa: Positioned in in the popular Faliraki, 5-star Esperos Village Resort take your pick from 2 swimming pools and 6 share pools. For something special check out the Belvedere Private Suite Sea View and Private Pool.

Casa Cook Rhodes

Casa Cook Rhodes

Casa Cook Rhodes: modern minimalist hotel near Tsambika Beach on the east of Rhodes. Check out the Deluxe Swim Up Twin Room

Port Royal Villas

Port Royal Villas

Port Royal Villas and Spa: Featuring luxurious bungalows with private pools and stunning sea views. Take advantage of the wellness center, and start your day with a delicious buffet breakfast served on the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the large outdoor pool. In the evenings, enjoy theme night dinners in one of the resort’s three restaurants.

Mayia Exclusive Resort

Mayia Exclusive Resort

Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa: a luxurious, all-inclusive getaway near Kiotari. Enjoy 5-star services, including a high-end spa, evening entertainment, and a private beach area. The resort also offers unique gastronomical experiences – so better than your typical all-inclusive buffet.

Final Thoughts: Which island the Best?

So we have a romantic greek island in Milos, the glittering spectacle of Santorini or the laid-back islands of Naxos or Paros. It’s a pretty great shortlist by anyone’s standards.

What’s our pick of the best greek island destinations? Mykonos!

Even though we are not party animals (the beach clubs are certainly not our thing) there is a great vibe all throughout downtown Mykonos which is captivating.

Have you been to Greece? What do you think the best Greek islands for couples are?


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