7 Best Romantic Destinations in Greece

By Muzna Noohu | 19, Mar, 2018
7 Best Romantic Destinations in Greece

The country of Greece is one of the most popular destinations when it comes to honeymoons and romantic vacations, and there's a good reason for it!

This magical country perfectly marries the old world charm of unique architecture and culture with modern villas, infinity pools, and more. There is also an abundance of beautiful nature to explore, from hillsides and mountains, to sparkling beaches and rocky cliffs, you can surely appreciate the amazing creations of God as you travel with your partner in life. What's more, you get plenty of great food to eat, and there's definitely no shortage of picture-perfect sunsets!

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There are so many choices to pick from when it comes to romantic destinations in Greece, but we've shortened the list for you. Here are some of the most romantic places in Greece, and the best islands for couples:

 

1. Athens

The capital city of Athens is one of the best places for a Halal trip to Greece. With the largest concentration of Muslims in the country, it is the best place to find the most Muslim-friendly facilities in Greece. But that's not the only reason why you should pick Athens as a romantic vacation - there's plenty for you and your loved one to do there, like exploring the city's most historic and iconic sites like the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora of Athens, and more. You can also enjoy delicious seafood, bargain at the Monastiriki Flea Market, stroll through old neighborhoods like Plaka, lounge in a Turkish Hammam, watch the Presidential Guard Ceremony at Syntagama Square, enjoy incredible views and beaches - you get the picture! You can even take a scooter tour of a part of the city!

 

2. Nafplio (Peloponnese)

If you and your soul mate are in the mood for something much more relaxed, the town of Nafplio might be the ideal location for you. The best thing to do here is rent a small boat and set sail for the water castle of Bourtzi. The wind, the water, and the two of you in the middle of the sea with nothing to distract you both sure sounds romantic to us!

You could also visit the traditional taverns, take romantic evening walks on the waterfront, stroll through the cobblestone alleys, pick up quirky souvenirs at the gift shops, and visit Glykos Peirasmos for the best baklava, Turkish delight, and honey-walnut cake!

 

3. Santorini

One of the best romantic locations in Greece is Santorini. This city is best known for its iconic whitewashed buildings that make up its unique architecture, but there is plenty more for you to do on your trip here. And, there's no denying that the sunsets are gorgeous!

The rocky cliffs and the aforementioned architecture makes for great photos, which is maybe why there are so many weddings and honeymoons taking place here at all times. Visit the museums and archaeological sites, take a hike from Fira to Oia, descend 300 steps to Amoudi Bay, or soak in the sun and swim at the Red Beach and Kamari Beach.

 

4. Crete

Not everyone is the type to want to relax and laze around, if you and your partner are looking for much more exciting honeymoon destinations in Greece, then Crete might be the perfect place for you. Crete is one of the more happening places in the country, while still maintaining its own charm.

You can explore the city's many historic and cultural old town districts, especially the Chania Old Town. Visit the Venetian Fortezza, the Cretaquarium, Elafonisi beach, the Samaria Gorge, the Psychro Cave, or take the overnight ferry to Crete. In Chania, Crete's most popular city, you can explore Firka Fortress and museums, take an Ottoman steam bath, see the former Byzantine wall, visit endangered Cretan mountain goats at the Municipal Garden, shop for leather goods in Skrydlof Street, and so much more!

 

5. Milos

Beaches, beaches, and more beaches... 80 to be precise!

If the two of you are beach-lovers, then we'd say definitely put Milos at the top of your list, because it is a lovely place to visit in Greece. Among all those beaches, the one that deserves the most recognition is Kleftiko. Clear, turquoise waters, sheer cliffs, sharp white rocks, mysterious caves and catacombs, dormant volcanoes... what more could you want?

Among the other things to do here, you can dive the rocky caves, capture photos of the “syrmata” (tiny colorful houses by the seafront used by fisherman), visit the Catacombs of Trypiti, explore museums, eat delicious food, and rent a boat to take you through the island.

 

6. Pelion

Located in Thessaly in central Greece, Mt. Pelion is one of the more unique honeymoon destinations for couples in Greece. It is also a lovely place to visit in Greece regardless of the season, because here you can find mountains, sun, sea, and even snow!

Explore the traditional villages of Pelion, its cobbled streets lined with timbered houses that have slate roofs and scenic balconies. Go hiking, horseback riding, sea kayaking, rafting, or take The Little Train of Pelion, a centuries old train that runs 29 kilometers between Lehonia and Miles that will take you through forests and bridges. Eat good food, and shop for traditional jams and preserves that the place is known for. Pelion is also known for its Plane trees, and a 1,000 year-old one even still stands in the village of Tsagarada!

 

7. Kefalonia

Kefalonia is another great place to travel in Greece, with a lot of exciting opportunities and adventures. As one of the largest islands in Greece, it is full of natural beauty including gorgeous mountains, caves, beaches, and natural harbours.

Here, you can explore the abandoned earthquake villages, watch wild horses run free in Mt. Ainos, visit Melissani Cave surrounded by a gorgeous blue lake, and go fishing in Assos. As for beaches, some of the most beautiful are Trapezaki beach, and Myrtos beach (considered to be one of the most beautiful in all of Greece).

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Muzna is a writer experienced in all things travel and food, influenced by her own travels, running a food blog and YouTube channel, as well as the various publications she has contributed to.