Ah, Greece, you little beauty, you. Speckled with some of the planet’s most picturesque islands, this country is the ultimate place for couples to swoop to for some quality ‘us time’!
But with so many marvellous islands to choose from, how do you pick the one that’s best suited to you? That’s where we come in! Here’s our guide to Greece’s most romantic islands…
All Rhodes lead to you…
If there’s anything more romantic than wandering along higgledy-piggledy cobbles as blushing bougainvillea petals tumble from the sky – then let us know. Time-captured Rhodes Old Town is the epitome of romance. Think arched alleyways, traditional tavernas and spill-onto-the-street-boutiques – all tucked within turreted castle walls… it’ll be love at first sight.
Crazy for Crete
Romance = Venice, right? So where better in Crete to visit with your other half than the Venetian harbour in Rethymnon? Nope we can’t think of anywhere either! This impressive plot was built back in the 17th century and is a truly magical place to spend an evening. Pull up a pew in a waterfront restaurant and watch the colourful boats bobbing in the breeze.
Me and Corfu
Corfu is a treasure trove of swoon-worthy shorefront town and heavenly hilltop villages. Idyllic Arillas is full of character and regular festivals take the charm to a whole new level. For unbeatable beauty, book a boat cruise to the Blue Caves and Antipaxos - you’ll be completely and utterly wowed by the jewel colours that appear before your eyes.
Zante has a bit of a rep as a party place, but it’s also a dazzling destination for a romantic retreat. Competitive couples can bowl for glory at the exciting Bowl’m Over entertainment centre in Tsilivi, before hitting the bar with its 50s diner theme. Speaking of nightlife, if low-key live music sounds like your idea of an enchanting evening, check out the resort of Vassilikos with its relaxed after-dark vibes.
Fall in love with Lefkas
Alluring Lefkas is as pretty as a picture. From the gorgeous golden sands to the terracotta-topped whitewashed villages – this is Greek in its purest form. As a lesser known spot, this island just exudes unspoilt beauty. Looking for the ultimate opportunity for relaxation? Ellas Yoga Retreat could be just what you’ve been searching for.
Find your zone on Kefalonia
History buffs, Kefalonia’s your isle. From monasteries to churches, ancient landmarks to medieval marvels, why not discover the delights of the island with your favourite person by your side? Put the ancient town of Sami Acropolis to the top of your to-see list.
Posted: 7th Jun 2019.