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10 Most Romantic Places in Greece for Couples

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Couple enjoying the view of Santorini at sunset

Santorini, Greece

The 10 most romantic places to see in Greece that you can visit during your couple’s trip embody passion, exude ambiance, and provide you with the perfect spots to create unforgettable memories.

From a pristine sunset to atmospheric cobbled lanes, the beauty of a hidden village to the wonder of a gorgeous coastline, each destination offers you something unique as you explore the natural marvels and cultural charms that make Greece such a sought-after destination for romantic getaways.

Find your perfect experience in a single place or indulge in the collective majesty of several destinations as you uncover where true romance exudes from in Greece.

Overview

  1. 1. Marvel at the Wonders of Athens
  2. 2. Embrace Passion in Santorini
  3. 3. Indulge in the Charms of Monemvasia
  4. 4. Enjoy the Colorful Ambiance of Symi
  5. 5. Explore the Spirited Beauty of the Zagorohoria
  6. 6. Experience the Cobbled Lanes of Rhodes
  7. 7. Find Perfect Seclusion in Milos
  8. 8. Find Grandeur and Luxury in Nafplio
  9. 9. Revel in the Passionate Heights of Meteora
  10. 10. Uncover the Romantic Depths of Crete
  11. Ready to Plan Your Romantic Greece Trip?

1. Marvel at the Wonders of Athens

Poseidon Temple in Athens

Athens, Greece

The capital city of Greece is a marvel of romance, where ancient ruins accentuate the depth of passion, a history of learning, and a sensuousness that derives from exceptional views.

Culture takes center stage in the city, from the world-class museums to the favored street art, to create layers of unforgettable treasures.

The volume of ancient relics, whitewashed buildings, cobbled lanes, delectable cuisine, and charming outdoor cafes can create an unparalleled sense of awe as you stand on the renowned Acropolis or enjoy a panoramic view that sweeps across the ancient and contemporary cityscape.

2. Embrace Passion in Santorini

Couple enjoying some wine and the view of Santorini

Santorini, Greece

Santorini is the pinnacle of romantic destinations in Greece and can embody the essential ambiance of the Mediterranean. Steep cliffs plunge into the glistening caldera; colorful beaches create a rainbow effect along the shoreline; and vibrant sunsets, visible from the top of the crescent island’s bluffs, burn daily along the horizon.

Whether wandering along the marbled pathways of enchanting towns, hiking a narrow pathway hundreds of feet above the waterline, or witnessing an ancient Minoan civilization covered in ash, Santorini is the immortalized vision of romance in Greece, where whitewashed architecture sits beneath unfettered starlight.

3. Indulge in the Charms of Monemvasia

The monastery of Agios in Monemvasia

Monemvasia, Greece

Monemvasia is the ultimate retreat for a romantic getaway. A castle narrowly connected to the mainland and a hidden gem often overlooked by travelers interested in more famous corners of the country, the small island in the Peloponnese exudes enchantment.

Narrow walkways turn into winding alleys and steep stairwells that climb up and down a hillside that leads to exceptional Byzantine ruins, charismatic cafes, and rugged sea walls that sweep from the water to the mainland. The medieval architecture creates a sense of timelessness etched into the rock, where boutique hotels, restaurants, shops, and beaches find discreet homes.

4. Enjoy the Colorful Ambiance of Symi

An aerial view of the colorful ambience of Symi

Symi Island, Greece

Photogenic, quiet, and colorful describe the essence of Symi, an island in the Dodecanese island chain. Hidden by the reputation of more famous islands, Symi’s has preserved its soft beauty. Vibrant neoclassical mansions surround the port.

Walkways create romantic getaways. Ledges lead to unparalleled sunset views as the water sparkles in the shifting colors of the light. The relaxed ambiance feels authentic and can provide you with the perfect opportunity to embrace relaxation.

5. Explore the Spirited Beauty of the Zagorohoria

Konitsa Bridge in Zagorohoria

Zagorohoria, Greece

The steep ridgeline in central Greece creates the perfect mountain escape for couples searching for romance in the forests and among the 40 tiny villages that nearly blend into the gray stone outcroppings and pathways.

Wander along the graceful arched bridges and meandering staircases that connect the homes to enjoy a remote ambiance steeped in nature and breathtaking views. From Vikos Gorge to visions of snowcapped peaks, Zagorohoria will give you a surprising new perspective of romantic Greece.

6. Experience the Cobbled Lanes of Rhodes

St. Paul Bay in Rhodes, Greece

St. Paul Bay in Rhodes, Greece

Rich in history, vibrant with life, and filled with whispers of the ancient world, Rhodes creates romance with an active immersion into the past, while providing exceptional views of the island landscape.

Butterflies flourish in the protected canyon nature reserve, restaurants offer intimate seating arrangements overlooking the water, boats glide across the shimmering sea, and luxury accommodations offer memorable spa treatments. From cobbled lanes to resting on the bay, Rhodes gives you timeless romance.

7. Find Perfect Seclusion in Milos

Cave of Papafragas in Milos

Milos, Greece

The romance of Milos will take you off the beaten path and into the natural splendor of Mediterranean landscapes, coupled with the remaining grandeur of cultural treasures.

As the island where the Venus de Milo was discovered, Milos continues to celebrate the goddess of love and beauty by accentuating unique beaches absent of the crowds that populate other well-known islands.

Uninhabited coves, clear turquoise waters, charming fishing villages, white coral bluffs, and underwater caves create the perfect blend of discoveries to accompany the lagoon beaches and quiet, sensual atmosphere.

8. Find Grandeur and Luxury in Nafplio

Aerial view of Nafplio city in Greece

Nafplio, Greece

Once the capital of modern Greece, Nafplio represents the country’s passion and beauty, with a maze of gorgeous narrow streets lined with neoclassical mansions overlooking the Peloponnesian coast. Secluded coves and sandy beaches sit beneath the looming Bourtzi fortress.

Romantic tavernas offer quiet corners in which to enjoy the cuisine by candlelight and the lively promenade fills the air with sweet aromas of baklava and the welcoming sounds of live music. Archeological museums, ancient Minoan sites, and wine tasting let you embrace the sunset and enjoy the essence of Nafplio.

9. Revel in the Passionate Heights of Meteora

Meteora monasteries in Greece

Meterora near the town of Kalabaka, Greece

With monasteries built on the cliffs and the rugged beauty of the surrounding landscape spreading from the soaring karsts to the expansive valley, Meteora is a romantic destination unlike anywhere else in Greece.

The exceptional panoramas provide the ultimate romantic backdrop as you witness medieval mosaics and religious complexes that touch the edges of dramatic plateaus. From secluded hiking trails to remarkable Byzantine architecture, Meteora is a unique destination meant for couples who prefer a particular type of romance.

10. Uncover the Romantic Depths of Crete

Couple by the lagoon Agios Nokolaos in Crete

Crete, Greece

In Crete, mythology comes alive and immerses you in the romance of legends as you visit the birthplace of Zeus, hike along the island’s tallest mountain, lounge in the crystal-clear waters of a lagoon, or wander the palace grounds once home to the minotaur. Crete is one of Greece’s most picturesque islands, where Venetian harbors rival the beauty of golden gorges and medieval fortresses add to the luster of archeological museum galleries. Sample perfect Grecian cuisine, enjoy the hospitality of mountain villages, and bask in the coastal views on what is one of Greece’s most compelling island destinations.

Ready to Plan Your Romantic Greece Trip?

Couple enjoying the view at sunset in Greece

Santorini, Greece

With the promise of endless romance, the surprises of Greece’s mainland and the celebrated charms of the islands will immerse you in treasured romance as you enjoy your perfect romantic trip. From sunset cruises to spa treatments, you will find how each new destination accentuates any activity as you experience the true pleasures and passions across the country.

Bask in the marvelous landscapes and lounge on the enchanting coastline as you discover inspiration for your custom tour with our Best Greece Honeymoons 2022-2023. Speak with a Greece travel specialist by submitting a Trip Request or contact us at 1-888-265-9707.

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