Best places to visit in Greece for couples
Greece is a year-round destination, with many sunny days and lots of tourists around.
Because of its turquoise waters and amazing beaches, Greece is for many the ideal place to spend their holiday.
Here, on Greece mainland and on the islands you can find everything you could wish for. You have to choose your island depending on what type of holiday you are looking for.
If you want to party till morning, then you choose Mykonos. If you are looking for a romantic place where to share special moments with your beloved one, then Santorini is the right place. And the list could go on.
If you are looking for beautiful beaches and wonderful sceneries, the perfect places for a couple of holiday in Greece would be:
Corfu played a very important role in history. This is the place where the first university of Greece was founded and also here, on this island appeared for the first time in Greece a modern theatre and an opera.
Besides that, Corfu is famous for its amazing beaches, old fortresses, interesting museums and some very beautiful Unesco World Heritage Sites.
What I liked more at Corfu is its amazing scenery. It reminds me of Tuscany just that here you have the sea nearby.
Oh! And the wine is absolutely fabulous! No wonder why this island is considered one of the best places to visit in Greece for couples!
Where to sleep: Domes Miramare Corfu is our proposal for Corfu. It is a wonderful resort located close to Moraitika Beach with clean and spacious rooms and overlooking the sea.
Part of the Cyclades group, Amorgos is very easy to reach the island and one of the best places in Greece for couples. In just 5 and a half hours you reach this magnificent island from Athens by ferry.
The island is considered by many as one of the last authentic places in Greece and is famous for its amazing sceneries, walking paths and trails.
You cannot leave the island without trying their local liquor! It is the island’s pride!
Where to sleep: Vigla Hotel Amorgos is a great place where to spend your holiday! It is located right near Aegiali’s beach in the old village of Tholaria.
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a very beautiful sun terrace. The interiors are designed according to the traditional Cycladic architecture.
The largest Greek island is Crete, so it’s no wonder that there are so many interesting things around.
The island is located in the Mediterranean Sea and is famous for its amazing beaches, ancient ruins and mountain peaks. It is considered by many tourists as one of the best places to visit in Greece for couples!
The Palace of Knossos, the Samaria Gorge and Heraklion, the capital of the island are just some of the most interesting attractions to visit when in Crete, one of the best places in Greece for couples.
Where to sleep: The 5 stars hotel Blue Palace Crete is one of the best options when speaking about places to stay in Crete. The hotel offers great views over the sea and the island of Spinalonga. The best part is that it has many bungalows with a private pool where you can relax and enjoy your holiday all by yourself
Zakynthos or Zante is considered by many couples paradise on earth. The island is full of all-inclusive resorts and many of them have lots of facilities for children.
Kalamaki, Alykanas and Tsilivi are the best resorts for couples and kids. Everything around these places is child friendly!
Zakynthos is one of the last places on earth where you can see an endangered species of sea turtles laying their eggs.
The beach where these marine creatures lay their eggs is part of a marine reservation and if you go from May to October you have the unique opportunity to witness this incredible moment of hatching. It is such a unique experience!
If you are looking for a relaxing holiday somewhere close to the beach this is the right resort! It is located in one of the best places in Greece for couples!
The hotel has many facilities for children like an outdoor pool, playground and playrooms.
Located in the Dodecanese archipelago, Rhodes is the largest island from that group of islands and played a very important role along with the history.
Rhodes was home to one of the 7 ancient wonders, the Colossus of Rhodes and is full of ancient sites, beautiful beaches and cosy villages.
Where to sleep: Sentido Port Royal is one of the best hotels from the island.
This 5 stars adults-only hotel has 2 huge outdoor pools, private beach with sunbeds and umbrellas and one of the best services I have ever seen in Greece.
Bonus island: Ikaria
The island of Ikaria lies just west of the island of Samos in the northern Aegean Sea.
It is called after the unfavourable Icarus that according to the Greek myth flew too close to the sun with his wings which were glued to his body with wax, and came under the sea right here.
The mountainous island of Ikaria also has the shape of a wing, as well as its hills, are spread with pine trees.
Ikaria is a quiet island that much of the travellers appear to neglect. Most ferries come to Agios Kirikos, which lies in the southeast side of the island.
This town was founded regarding 300 years back and also grew larger as it came to be a port for the neighbouring thermal springs of Therma.
Ikaria is recognized for its folding landscapes and also deeply set, rustic hill towns.
One afternoon can bring you from a hot and also bright coastline, to mysterious rock developments as well as spots of old oak forests in the hills.
A Holy place to Artemis stands in ruins on the coasts of Nas coastline, where the Chalaris River flows right into the sea. Ruins of Oriental communities are also found on the island.
Throughout years of rough pirate raids, Ikarians lived deep in the mountains and also hid their residences by creating them from rocks under huge rocks or in locations hidden within forests, not directly noticeable from the sea.
Thus, a walk through the Ikarian surface today exposes lots of such hidden rock homes and storage space caverns.
More and more travellers are coming to Ikaria for its abundant, preserved nature and loosened up way of living that continues to be very standard, in contrast to even more frequented Greek islands.
The island is recognized for its Ikarian merlot as well as honey making, and likewise for traditional Ikarian songs that can be heard live at typical celebrations.
Furthermore, there are numerous thermal springs on the south part of the island, Ikaria that also attract vacationers.
Yet be careful the radon springtimes are just for restorative use, are possibly harmful if used as a spa, nevertheless, the sulphur springs in Leukada (off Agios Kirikos) can be used at no threat.
Where to sleep: Atheras Hotel Ikaria is our choice for your holiday to Ikaria. The hotel is located in the centre of the Evdilos town, 50 minutes away from the beach.
The location, the rooms and the services are really great while the common area and the swimming pool have a really relaxing vibe!
I love all these 5 islands!
There all are great choices when we speak about the best place to go in Greece if you are a couple looking for a nice place to relax and why not a good opportunity to see some new places!
Check them out! These are the best places in Greece for couples!
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Logistical tips and tricks for your trip
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