10 charming villas for a romantic Greece vacation

A couple standing on a balcony looking out over the Aegean Sea at sunset

Balmy nights by a crystal clear cerulean ocean, hot sand between your toes on sun-kissed afternoons, and the smell of suncream as you lie side-by-side with your loved one by the pool of your picturesque vacation home… What comes to mind when you dream of your romantic Greece vacation?

Whether you’re searching for the perfect spot to propose to your sweetheart, somewhere to sink into an immaculate pool on honeymoon, or simply looking for at romantic getaways in Greece to spend some quality time together, this country has an abundance of charming destinations and incredible vacation homes. 

We have hand-selected our very best romantic villas in Greece to make it easy for you to find your dream vacation home, so you can focus on enjoying a stress-free, memorable time with your loved one.

1. Villa Penelope – Kata Gouves, Crete

A yellow villa with a pool in the foreground

This golden, shimmering gem of a villa is located only a twenty minute drive East of Heraklion, the capital city of the island of Crete, which is the largest of the Greek islands. With a classic, clean-cut interior and open-plan living, you will be stepping into luxury from the moment you open the door to this villa. Spend the sunset hours outside on the patio nestled in the egg chair, cook up a storm in the outdoor barbeque area, or enjoy a quiet candlelit dinner beside your very own private pool. If you would prefer to head out for your romantic dinners, this villa is ideally located close to a range of restaurants, where you can sample the culinary delights of the island.

During the sunny daytime, you can kick back in one of the property’s sun loungers, surrounded by an abundance of greenery. Or perhaps you can head to a nearby beach, like the scenic Beach Gouves, with its crystal clear waters, stretch of golden sand, and lounge chairs for hire where the pair of you can wile away your hours. If you want to head out for a day trip from your Villa Penelope, you can visit the Moni Kira Eleousis, or the Monastery of Kera Eleousa, which is an incredibly romantic spot to visit with beautiful architecture and far-reaching views of the Cretan landscape.

2. Villa Lygaria – Ligaria, Crete

A white and pink villa, with a pool in the foreground, yellow fence and sunbed with parasol.

A half-hour drive west of Heraklion, the Villa Lygaria waits for you. With an eye-catching pink and cream exterior, this villa is certain to provide the perfect backdrop to your romantic Greek vacation. Laze in your own private pool with panoramic views of the ocean, challenge each other to a game of basketball on your own private court, or wander down for a day in the sun at the nearby, postcard perfect Lygaria beach, which lies an amazing 100m from the property. Not only can you spend some beautiful afternoons in each other’s company under the Greek sunshine on Lygaria beach, but you can also explore the many bars, tavernas and restaurants on offer at the seafront.

If you want to enjoy your romantic dinners in the privacy of your own vacation home on your couples’ trip to Greece, why not dine by candlelight on the property’s patio, which overlooks the sea in the distance. For a better view, take your plates up to the spacious terrace, where you can truly appreciate the incredible scenery that surrounds your villa.  

3. Villa Plaka Siren – Elounda, Crete

A modern villa with mountains in the background and a pool in the foreground.

Another fabulous Cretan property, this villa truly has the potential to take your breath away. Villa Plaka Siren lies an hour to the East of the capital of Crete, is the ultimate in exclusive holiday homes – brand new and designed with comfort, style and luxury in mind, no detail has been spared. You are certain to feel like royalty here. Relax inside in the cream and champagne-coloured living room, or head outside for some of the most breathtaking panoramic views of East Crete from your patio. From this property, you can see all the way over the surrounding landscape to the beach, which lies only 600m away, and out over to the island of Spinalonga.

Sit back and relax with your loved one as you take in the view, enjoy some al fresco dining on the outdoor table, or take a cooling dip in your own private pool. When you fancy leaving your villa, head down to the beach, where you can find a variety of bars, restaurants, as well as boat trips for the more adventurous souls. For a truly memorable experience, the Villa Plaka Siren is well-located for day trips to Ancient Naxos on Mount Oxa, with absolutely unbelievable views in every direction you look – a perfect place to pop the question!

4. Sky Beachfront Villa – Prinos, Crete

A white villa, with a pool and sun loungers.

Doesn’t even the name of this villa sound magical? Located on the island of Crete, it lies approximately an hour’s drive West of Heraklion. This villa offers the ultimate in panoramic views, and you will not be able to tell the crystal clear water of the sea ends, and the blue of the sky begins. But you can spend hours upon hours gazing at the both of them from this villa’s private and spacious balcony. The beach is quite literally on your doorstep, so when you are ready to stop gazing at it from afar, simply head down and you will be there in moments. Perfect for some quiet, intimate sunny days with your partner. 

If you’d rather stay in your beautiful villa, you can also take a dip in your own private pool, surrounded by a choice of chairs and sun loungers, so you have no limit to the places the pair of you can sink into for a spot of sunbathing. When it’s time for dinner, head back up to your balcony to watch the night roll in over the ocean, or sit together at your outdoor dining table, with low-hanging lights to help add some mood and atmosphere to your dinner together.

5. Villa Melograno IV – Zakinthos

A white villa with orange roof, with sun loungers, parasols and a pool in the foreground.

If your heart is set on a glitzy property to wile away your honeymoon, then the Villa Melograno IV could be the perfect vacation home for you. Located on the island of Zakinthos and only a short drive from both the airport and the main port town, this glistening, brilliant-white villa is the pinnacle of perfect Greek holiday homes. You could spend endless hours floating in this property’s large private pool, which illuminates in the night time to create an incredibly romantic atmosphere, surrounded by several sun loungers to catch the powerful Greek sun during the day. Enjoy a quiet, intimate meal for two on the sheltered outdoor dining table, surrounded by the looming shadows of the mountains in the distance. The interior of this property is classic, clean-cut, and comfortable, with terraces where you can get a better view of the scenery surrounding your villa.

When you’re ready to head out to explore Zakinthos, this villa is located close to the seaside resorts Kalamaki and Laganas, the latter of which offers a beach with billowing white sheets strung the length of a smaller stretch of shore within the resort, for a truly memorable day relaxing in the sunshine.

6. Villa Avra – Rethimno, Crete

A warm orange villa with balconies and a pool.

Villa Avra lies slightly over an hour and ten minute drive West of Crete’s capital, Heraklion. It is the perfect villa for those who want the ultimate in relaxing stays, as not only does it boast it’s own beautiful, private pool, but it is located moments from the stunning Rethymno beach. Explore the large, stylish villa with a brand new kitchen complete with everything you need, and relax on one of the sunbeds beside the pool, under the hot Grecian sun. Make use of your very own barbeque, go head-to-head in a game of billiards or table football, before heading up to your own terrace, where you can enjoy sprawling ocean views while you tuck in to your meal. Don’t forget to wait until sunset, where you can kick-back and relax as you are treated to a sky ablaze with colour. as the day closes and the blanket of night falls. You will be able to see all the beauty of a crisp, clear night sky, so be sure to look out for shooting stars!

Spend your days lazing only moments from your property on the golden stretch of Rethymno beach and explore the local shops, restaurants, and bars only a short walk away, so you don’t need to rely on a car for your outings. When the sun returns each morning after long nights of laughter and relaxation, why not open your balcony doors and enjoy the incredible views from the comfort of your own bed. This villa truly is the place to go if you’re on the hunt for a peaceful, intimate experience in which you two can enjoy everything you would expect from a holiday, with everything you could possibly need on your very doorstep.

7. Villa Eolos – Malevizi, Crete

A warm villa with its lights on, mountains in the background and a pool in the foreground

Villa Eolos offers some of the most incredible views for your romantic getaway. Around only a half hour drive West of Heraklion, Crete, the villa offers a feast for the eyes with both stunning, unobstructed views over the sprawling Gulf of Heraklion, and the rocky, rolling hills of the island as it gives way to the sea. The villa itself is crisp, modern and warm, with a welcoming interior that will help you feel right at home. Spend your days swimming in the immense pool surrounded by breathtaking views, wander the property’s beautiful garden, and lounge together in the provided sun loungers under the blazing sun. When it’s time to eat, you can make use of the property’s huge outdoor kitchen, and enjoy a candlelit dinner at the outdoor table, for a panoramic view of the Mediterranean and the Island of Dia beyond. In the evenings, be sure to catch the unrivalled sunset that will light up the sprawling sky before you. 

We can’t imagine why you would ever want to leave this villa, but if you did, this property is ideally located close to a range of beaches, including Agia Pelagia Beach. Perfect for warm, lapping waters, somewhere for a spot of snorkeling, and a row of tavernas where you can grab a meal in the sunshine.

8. Villa Cavo Meltemi – Zakynthos

A villa with a pool to the left, and the ocean with an island in the distance to the right

Located on the island of Zakynthos, a twenty minute drive north of the Port of Zakynthos, the Villa Cavo Meltemi is the ultimate in glitzy, luxurious lodgings. With an opulent, champagne and cream toned interior, with gloss floors and a shiny, white kitchen, you will feel like you have walked into the home of a celebrity. From beds with LED lighting underneath, to a glass, floating staircase with in-built lighting, and a jacuzzi bathtub available inside, you may struggle to leave the villa at all! But make sure you do, because outside, there is just as big a treat as the inside. 

Step out of the sliding glass doors onto the sun-kissed patio surrounding the property, which offers a beautiful pool, several loungers, outdoor dining table, an egg-chair to read your favourite holiday novel, a barbeque,and even a jacuzzi. But that’s not where it ends! All of this is accented by the glass barrier surrounding the property, offering completely unobstructed, panoramic views of the crystal-clear sea, brilliant blue sky, and the island of Zante beyond. To top it all off, the swimming pool and jacuzzi light up at night time, offering the ultimate atmosphere and mood lighting for a memorable stay in Zakynthos with your sweetheart. 

9. Villa Tireda – Zakynthos

A stone villa at dusk, with a pool and sun lounger in the foreground

A half hour drive from the port of Zakynthos, the Villa Tireda awaits your visit! The perfect combination of quaint and luxurious, the Villa Tireda is a stone-built villa in Limni Keri, a picturesque and popular area that has been largely unspoilt. The interior offers calm and traditional decor, with wooden floors and stone walls, with a fully-equipped kitchen and even a fireplace for the pair of you to curl up in front of on those chillier evenings. Head outside, and you will find your own private pool nestled amongst a stone patio, with plenty of perfect spots to chill out beneath the endless blue sky and rustling of the leaves in the trees.

From your patio, enjoy stunning views of the Mediterranean and rolling hills of the island while you enjoy your dinner al fresco, as the sky fades into the navy velvet of dusk. If you are ready to leave your villa for a day trip together, you can head to the nearby Marathias Cape or Keri Caves, accessible by boat and offering incredibly clear waters – one of the most romantic destinations in Greece to spend a day in the sun.

10. Paros 13 – Paros

A lit-up, white villa with pink flowers.

Last but certainly not least on our top 10 villas perfect for a romantic Greek vacation, is the Paros 13 villa, located on the unspoilt island of Paros across the water from the island of Naxos. Located North of the island, this large stone villa offers a beautiful, beachy and rustic interior with all of the comforts of home, including crisp, thoughtfully designed bedrooms, open-plan living on the bottom floor, and ensuites. This property boasts a large walled terrace with a barbeque and in-built pool that overlooks the sea and surrounding rocky landscape. You can settle on a sun lounger during the day, and sit up at the outdoor table for the sunset with your dinner. The true highlight of this property, though, is the terrace leading off from the main bedroom, which has an in-built jacuzzi where you can wile away your evenings together surrounded by panoramic views of the island and sea beyond.

If you are looking to enjoy some excursions and build even more memories with your loved one, then this villa is perfect for those looking to stay somewhere that has an abundance of things to do and places to visit in the surrounding area. You can go to the nearby water park, wander the trails and beaches of the coastal reserve Paros Park, or explore the archaeological site of the Mycenaean Acropolis.

We hope you find something extra special amongst our list of favourite villas for a romantic Greece vacation, so you can whisk away your loved one on an intimate, extraordinary trip for two where you can build memories to last a lifetime together.

Looking for a romantic villa in Greece?

If you are planning a romantic getaway with your loved one, then it’s important you know you are making the right choice, as where you stay has a huge impact on the vacation overall. That’s why we are proud to offer a huge selection of villas that have been checked and hand-selected, so you can be certain you will be getting the quality you deserve when you book with us.

Remember, there are plenty more villas on offer than the list above, so make sure you take your time to find your perfect property by exploring all of the romantic villas we have in Greece.