With so many breathtaking Greek islands boasting beauty, allure, and romance, it’s easy to see why Greece is a top choice for honeymooners and twosomes alike.
Whether you’re seeking an authentic and tranquil island, offering privacy and quiet moments- or you prefer wining, dining and dancing the night away- we’ve put together the most romantic and dreamy Greek islands that are perfect for couples.
A small island in the Saronic Gulf (just 2 hours away from Athens), Hydra is a stunning and aristocratic destination that is one of the only islands in Greece without vehicles, making it a tranquil and laid-back spot to sit back, relax and unwind. Perched among thousands of steps and little alleyways, Hydra island offers an easy-going atmosphere, romantic sunsets, and some breathtaking places where you can enjoy fabulous food and drinks; with magical views.
Best hotels in Hydra for couples: Rafalias a magnificent Mansion, near George Kountouriotis Manor and the Hydra Museum Historical Archives. Mastoris Mansion is another great hotel, located just 90m away from Hydra’s port, with five rooms beautifully decorated and a wonderful terrace. And Hydrea Boutique Hotel in the heart of Hydra Town has stunning views. Orloff Boutique Hotel is a historic house, built in 1796 it has lovingly been restored and has only 9 rooms and suites- making it a relaxing and unique place to stay.
The charmingly mysterious Folegandros, situated in the corner of the southern part of the Cyclades, entices with its deep blue waters that are in complete harmony with its steep mountains, picturesque Chora, and jaw-dropping sunsets. This Greek island exudes natural beauty; it’s a dreamy destination where you can completely relax and unwind in style.
Best hotels in Hydra for couples: Blue Sand Hotel and Suites is a romantic boutique hotel, overlooking Agali beach. Anemomilos Boutique Hotel is perched along the highest point of Chora, on the vertical cliff that overlooks the vastness of the Aegean Sea. Folegandros apartments are located in the picturesque Chora, which seems like a Cycladic village, with a pool at the centre. Makarias Villa is located in Ano Meria, this is a great place if you seek privacy and breathtaking views.
It’s a nostalgic destination, offering wild beauty, a striking coastline with light blue waters, a medieval Chora, a maze of alleyways filled with cascading bougainvillea, and beautiful doors; the imposing stone monastery of Saint John the Theologian, great food, and friendly locals. Patmos is an unspoiled island that you should explore at your own pace. Filled with quiet beaches, a soulful aura, and the majestic medieval capital of Chora – it is filled with romantic spots.
Best hotels in Patmos for couples: Onar Patmos is a resort hotel just a few metres away from the shore, close to the fishing village of Grikos. Ideal for families, couples, or a group of friends who are looking for a luxurious and tranquil feel. Langada traditional farmhouse, which was developed during the centuries, around a small chapel and a central patio, overlooking Kambos beach. Patmos360° is a portfolio of three houses in Chora of Patmos, run and operated by a local team who provides tailor-made services that guarantee a great stay.
The dreamy landscape of this almost untouched Cycladic island is composed of rugged hills, historic mining sites, breathtaking coves, picturesque settlements, classic Greek island architecture, and endless beaches. Simple, authentic, and majestic- the wild beauty of Serifos will fill your soul, relax your mind, and steal your heart.
Best hotels in Serifos for couples: Captains House Serifos, an old house of a former Greek Captain, that dates back to the 19th century, situated in Kato Chora, next to the Primary School and the Folklore Museum. Rizes, located on a hill above the beach at Psili Amos and just two kilometres from Livadi. It features 14 apartments and two luxury suites. Coco-Mat Eco Residences, on Vagia beach, is a complex of 13 miners’ houses built in the early 1900’s- now an upscale, contemporary eco-friendly place to stay.
Surrounded by deep green seas and covered in cypress trees, this beautiful island is home to one of the prettiest ports in Greece, neo-classical mansions, and dreamy fishing villages. Many visitors arrive on a private yacht and spend days here enjoying the magical views. Symi boasts natural beauty- with its secluded coves (scattered throughout the island) enchanting beaches (accessible by boat); and in contrast to its rocky coastline, the interior of the island is forested with cypresses and conifers- making it a stunning and romantic destination.
Best hotels in Symi for couples: Boutique hotel “1900 Hotel” is a new boutique hotel with four elegant suites (1901, 1902, 1903, and 1904), steeped in history. Limani Life is right on the promenade of the port, an old mansion has been transformed into six comfortable, minimalist aesthetic rooms in pastel colours and nautical touches. The Old Markets are housed in a restored building in the old market of Symi, just 400m from the port. At a tranquil village on the island of Symi, you will find a gorgeous little villa “On the Rocks” designed for couples to connect, de-stress or just relax along the stunning waterfront.
Volcanic rocks, vast blue magic, stunning sunsets, jaw-dropping beaches, geological formations (that awaken our imagination) and picturesque settlements by the sea, all together narrate exquisite stories about this Cycladic island. It’s Milos’ simplicity that reminds us of the greatness of nature. The so-called “island of lovers” will make you fall in love with this magical land and will fill you with memories and unforgettable images that will follow you for many years to come.
Best hotels in Milos for couples: Milos Hotel at Adamantas is a key location in every direction. Skinopi Lodge is a unique boutique hotel at Schinopi, a fairytale tiny village, between Adamantas and Tripiti. Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel in Pollonia features an infinity pool, overlooking the ocean. And Asterias Boutique Hotel is located between Sarakiniko and Papafragas beach. White Pebble Suites is set on a pretty fishing village and features earthy and serene rooms and suites and tranquil outdoor living spaces designed for guests to enjoy a peaceful getaway.
It wouldn’t be a list of romantic destinations without Santorini- one of the world’s most popular islands – known for its crisp white cliffside homes, romantic walkways, mesmerizing sunsets and the world’s only inhabited Caldera. This isle is synonymous with couples and honeymooners and the best time to visit is April, May, the end of September, and October- this is to escape the mass crowds and to be able to easily head to the wineries, restaurants, and Oia.
Best hotels in Santorini for couples: Perivolas for its minimalist suites carved from the cliffs and the infinity pool that’s made for honeymooners. Katikies is one of the best places to experience sunsets, sea views and the swimming pool- the hotel’s whitewashed rooms are along Oia’s cliffside, all with magical views of the caldera. Santo Maris for breathtaking sea views, this boho-chic, adults-only, all-suite resort is away yet close enough to Oia. Istoria is an immaculate hotel featuring elements of the original estate, such as old wooden ceilings and preserved stone columns, creating a romantic and tranquil vibe.
Mykonos is definitely the island of glamour and partying- it’s also filled with an array of romantic places for eating and drinking under the stars. So, if fine dining, beach bars, shopping, and adults-only hotels sound like an ideal holiday for you and your other half- Mykonos is your place. Also boasting a range of world-class hotels that feature award-winning architecture, breathtaking views, and exceptional service- most locals are here to cater to every couple’s needs.
Best hotels in Hydra for couples: Located just outside Mykonos Town, Bill & Coo’s spaces are centred around the stunning view of the Aegean Sea; with the pool, lounge, and restaurant allowing guests to capture the breathtaking vistas day and night. Cavo Tagoo is Mykonos’ most famous and sought-after hotel with a 38-metre-long infinity seawater pool with an aquarium bar and wood decking, looking towards the sunset. Kalesma’s location provides 360 vistas, providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy both sunrise and sunsets from the same spot. Nomad is a new bohemian property offering 14 suites. It’s a private sanctuary designed for discerning travellers looking for a rustic yet stylish space to stay. The luxury suites come with private pools and jacuzzis and offer an earthy yet luxurious feel with a private courtyard- the perfect place for honeymooners to enjoy endless moments of romance.
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