Romantic getaways are sometimes just what you and your special someone need. Sometimes romantic vacations are just to clear your mind. Other times they’re to reignite the same emotions when you both first met.
So, whether one of your next island getaways is for your honeymoon, an anniversary, a couple’s retreat, or any plain romantic getaway, think of Greece! These are the 5 Greek islands that offer the ultimate in romance. Travel to Greece, of course, for a combination of luxury, romance, culture, and a mouthwatering cuisine like no other.
Milos Island – Cyclades
Milos is perhaps the most exotic island in the Aegean with volcanic rocks changing the color of the beaches to red, orange, and pink. The island of Aphrodite is one of the top romantic destinations along with Santorini. In July you will be saved from the horde of tourists that we normally meet in August.
The sunset from Panagia Korfiatissa is one of the most beautiful in all of Greece and you must see it. Do not forget to visit the caves of the pirates, Kleftiko, Sarakiniko, the beaches of Paleochori, Papafragkas, Gerontas, and the colorful settlement on the water of Klima.
Read our Milos guide and get a closer look at what the Beach Queen of the Cyclades has to offer!
Syros Island – Cyclades
The small beaches with the calm waters and the unique beauty of Ermoupolis are two of the main reasons to visit Syros. Marble streets, neoclassical houses and the amazing church of Agios Nikolaos compose only a part of the image of Ermoupolis, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful towns in the Cyclades.
Santorini Island – Cyclades
In the arms of the Aegean, in the Cyclades, is Santorini (or Thira), one of the most famous tourist centers in the world. You will walk on the Caldera and admire the sunset from Oia while you will definitely visit the unique morphological beaches such as the black beach in Kamari and the red beach near Akrotiri. Do not forget to try local products such as Santorini cherry tomatoes, fava, and capers.
If you are interested in going on a special romantic honeymoon, on the dreamiest island in Greece, read our blog on 7 reasons Santorini should be you Honeymoon Island.
Zakynthos Island – Eptanisa
Zante, as they call Zakynthos, is one of the most beautiful islands of the Ionian. Green with beautiful beaches, excellent cuisine, and wines, Zakynthos will take your breath away. The unique water park for Caretta caretta turtles is a must-see! Do not forget to visit the famous Navagio beach as well as those of Laganas, Gerakas, and the Blue Caves. Furthermore, take a walk in the old quarter of Bohali and see the fortress of Zakynthos.
Astypalaia Island – Dodecanese
Where the Cyclades and the Dodecanese become one you will find the beauty of Astypalaia. The crystal-clear waters, and the images from the whitewashed houses, the castle, and the windmills will be unforgettable. Feel the warm hospitality of the inhabitants of the island, and let loose. Do not forget to visit the stone castle on the hill, the beaches of Kaminakia, Vatses, and Livadi.
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