Best Destinations in Greece for a Couple’s Vacation

white houses on a hill with the sea in the background in Ios island, Greece
Ios Island, Greece

From pristine beaches to magical coastal towns, learn some of the best destinations for couples in Greece.

There’s no more romantic place than the Mediterranean charm of Greece, perfect for couples to relax and shape their connection. Whether you’re aiming for a romantic getaway or a honeymoon filled with adventure, the stunning landscapes of the best Greek islands for couples sure have something for you and your partner.

Holidays in Greece are varied and can fulfill most travelers’ bucket lists, from relaxing at one of its beaches or a romantic dining experience on a rooftop in Athens to exploring an old hike or driving a back road, in this post, we’re going to explore the top places and their main attractions or activities for couples who want to visit Greece.

Best Destinations in Greece for a Couple’s Vacation

Sifnos – for stunning architecture and chapels

If you’re looking for a traditional Cycladic experience, there’s no better place than this island. It’s acclaimed for its architecture. The traditional whitewashed houses, and the contemporary design of Verina boutique hotels in Sifnos, make a unique and romantic contrast.

A must-see on the island is the Church of the Seven Martyrs, it’s located on a cliff and gives you some stunning views of the sea. Next, head to Chrisopigi Monastery, which is a beautiful church-like building surrounded by the big blue.

On the other hand, you can just take a romantic walk on one of the beaches the island has to offer. From Kamares Beach to the crystal clear waters of Cheronissos Beach, without forgetting about Vathi Beach.

Athens – for a bustling experience

There’s no trip to Greece without checking out Athens, at least for a day or two. What once was the center of Ancient Greece is now a capital city, and with that one of the main tourist hubs of the country. It’s acclaimed for its historical influence and the fact that the city still has a strong presence of historical landmarks from the 5th century before Christ.

Some of the unmissable attractions in Athens are the Acropolis, where you will find ancient buildings like the Parthenon temple, the National Archaeological Museum, and the Ancient Agora.

Not only that, Athens is home to some of the best beaches in Greece. They can get crowded, but that won’t take away the romantic feeling of taking a walk and watching the sunset. Make sure you check out Kalamaki Beach and Glyfada Beach.

Rhodes – for a mix of history and sun

While it’s not as popular as Athens, the island of Rhodes is one of the biggest, making it perfect for longer holidays since there’s a lot more to explore. It’s home to a set of magical medieval villages and is packed with beaches, stunning bays, and coves.

A place in Rhodes that has all of that packed for a romantic getaway is Lindos, which is the second-largest town on the island. The town is acclaimed for its acropolis situated on a clifftop and the Temple of Athena Lidia, which is a must-visit.

You can also find the Castle of the Knights of Saint John which was built in the 14th century and the Virgin Mary of Lidos Church.

The narrow cobblestone streets and the white houses make a simple walk romantic and worth it. The town also has some blockbuster beaches, like Lindos Beach and Saint Paul’s Bay.

Ios – for a secluded experience

One of the things about Ios is the dramatic cliffs you can find on most sides of the island, which creates an interesting landscape, but there’s more to the island. Since it’s situated between Santorini and Naxos you can easily go for a day tour.

Since the island is not that big, it’s most suitable for a romantic week’s trip, it’ll offer the most relaxing and lovely experience.

The beaches are stunning and suitable for snorkeling, another unmissable activity on the island is paying a visit to Homer’s Tomb and checking out Skarkos, which is an interesting archeological site. 

Last Updated on October 19, 2023

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