Looking to treat your special someone to a Greek Island trip? With 227 Greek Islands, it can be tricky to locate the best Greek Islands for couples. Luckily we’re here to bring you some of the top romantic options.
Couples and honeymooners looking for the most glorious holiday snaps, will find Santorini a dream come true. Soak up the iconic white sugar cube homes and blue dome church roofs of Oia and Fira, set against the vivid blue Aegean Sea. Explore the towns at your own pace and enjoy sunset views from your restaurant table overlooking Oia. The volcanic beaches of Santorini beg to be experienced. Spend a day on the famous red shoreline of the more secluded Red Beach. The unique setting was surely created by Cupid himself! The climb to Santorini Volcano on the neighbouring Island of Nea Kammeni is also an experience not to miss. Couples will also enjoy a mud bath or romantic meal by the volcano. Feeling peckish? Tempt yourselves with a classic Greek meze or enjoy a spot of wine tasting at the Santos vineyard.
With sunsets, beaches and beautiful scenery, Mykonos attracts couples and honeymooners without fail. Many younger couples are drawn to the exciting nightime scene here. The summer clubs are perfect for couples who enjoy catching the top global DJs. Music and bars aside, Mykonos also promises to deliver a timeless Greek Island escape. Take in those windmills, explore the archaeological site of Delos, or shop til’ you drop along the iconic Matoyianni Street. Dive into kayak, catamaran and yacht boat tours around the Island, or saddle-up for a horse trekking experience. Soak up some of the beast beaches on Mykonos, including Elia, Platis Gialos and Paradise Beach. After a carefree day on the sand, savor the buzzing dining scene and drink in those sunsets.
The lesser known Greek Island of Paros promises to pack a punch for couple-friendly breaks in Greece. You’ll love the unspoilt beauty of this Island, with its idyllic streets, authentic tavernas and trendy bars. Take in the astonishing beauty of the Panagia Ekatondapiliani church, just a short stroll away from the port and dating back to 326 AD.
Active couples will relish the trails, hidden caves and beach coves on offer in Paros Park. The 80-hectare site also hosts an outdoor amphitheatre. Enjoy the many concerts and plays staged at the summertime Festival at the Park. Head to the central beach for water sports and explore the iconic Ai Yiannis Detis monastery. Beachgoers will adore the pristine sands and bar of Santa Maria Beach, widely regarded as the best on the Island. Delve into the powder white sand and enjoy the crystal clear water, or relax in the shade and enjoy the beach bar service.
Corfu, the enduring home of the Durrells is also a dreamy Greek haven for couples. The romantic Venetian fortresses, buildings and Anglo-French character of Corfu Old Town serve as a timeless reminder to this culturally rich Island. Enjoy catching a game of cricket with a chilled ginger beer (souvenirs from the days of British rule), under the Grecian sun. Soak up the ambience of the medieval streets, or seek out the Island’s equally timeless monasteries and churches. Dip into the unspoilt, sandy shoreline of Arillas beach, lapped by the waters of the Ionian Sea. Explore the other Island beaches, including Paleokastritsa, La Grotta and Canal D’Amour. Sip cocktails and enjoy the timeless appeal of sun, sea and swimming. Couples seeking adventure can embark on the epic 220-km Corfu trail, or enjoy a day cruise to Paxoi, Antipaxoi and the Blue Caves.
Couples into their history will fall for the Greek Island of Naxos. Where else can you take in the sea views from the Temple of Apollo, visit a 13th century hilltop caste and get lost along Venetian palace-lined streets in one day? The varied heritage-scape here will certainly feed the appetites of cultural couples. Those who also love to feel the sand between their toes, will adore the sandy beaches and crystal blue waters on the western side of the Island. Considered the most beautiful is Agios Prokopios beach, just 5km from Naxos town. Kick back on the sunbeds, enjoy an invigorating swim or dine out at one of the local restaurants. Seafaring couples will love a scenic catamaran cruise around Naxos and its neighbouring Islands, whilst the half-day cooking class at Basiliko will appeal to those who prefer the taste of terre ferme.
Home to the famous Myloplotas Beach, Ios is a popular couple-friendly destination for those on their way to Santorini. Not to be overlooked next to its other Cyclades sisters, Ios boasts an abundance of things to see and do for couples. Head to the ancient hilltop capital of Chora (Ios Old Town) and immerse yourselves along the bougainvillea-lined streets. Stay on as the sun sets and make the best of the bars and buzzing nightlife. The elegant restaurants and Ios Club (perfect for sunset drinks) all promise the perfect date night too! Once the 2-month party season has passed on Ios (mid-July to mid-August), couples seeking more respite will find plenty. Off the beach, soak up the heritage sites of Homer’s Tomb, Skarkos and the 365 chapels and churches. Catch a performance at the scenic Odysseas Elytis open-air theatre (open May to September) and be transported back to Ancient Greece.
Home to sandy beaches and buzzing seaside towns, the largest of the Greek Islands offers one of the most affordable options for couple-friendly breaks. Enjoy a budget-friendly break in Plaka or spoil yourselves in the upscale, buzzing resort of Malia (perfect for couples seeking some nightlife). Enjoy endless beach days and sunset strolls along Balos Beach. Catch a flick under the stars at the Asteria open air cinema or travel back in time to watch ancient Minoan dancers and acrobats perform at the Minoan theatre. Gastronomic couples meanwhile will enjoy the Real Cretan Cooking Experience and wine tasting at the Manousakis Winery. You’ll also be able to enjoy horse trekking, hiking in the Samaria Gorge and trips to take in Crete’s ancient ruins and sites.
Stay with Top Villas
Our exclusive villas with pools on Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Patmos, Ios and Sifnos all promise a 5-star vacation base for couples and couple-friendly groups. You’ll also find our amazing Travel Extras on hand to enhance your romantic trip or honeymoon.
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