Santorini island Greece

Whether it is for a Valentine’s weekend, a birthday or just because you feel like it, the Greek Islands are some of the most romantic and relaxing places on Earth. If you and your partner are looking for the perfect place to get away and spend some quality time together, you should definitely consider one of these beautiful islands.


When thinking about a couples holiday In the Greek Islands, the first place you will undoubtedly think of will be Santorini. The whitewashed buildings against the bright blue sky and sea is an image many will recognise.

Santorini is home to beautiful beaches and offers plenty for an explorer to do. You could head up on hiking trails, explore on quad bikes, or head out onto the Aegean Sea on a boat. Coming ashore, you will want to head to Fira, Oia, or Imerovigli to catch an incredible sunset in the evening.


This island may have a reputation for being the island to party but that doesn’t mean that someone looking for a quieter occasion won’t enjoy it. If you still want to explore the island’s great heritage and history without constantly bumping into the partygoers, a private Mykonos villa will be just the thing for you.

Mykonos Luxury Villas offer you the chance to sit back and relax in complete and utter privacy. You can step out whenever you want to and see the sites of Mykonos town or a village. Perfect for a couple who wants to feel like they are the only two in the world.


Greece’s largest island has plenty for everyone to do. History lovers should definitely head to the Palace of Knossos and Psychro Cave where it is said that Zeus was hidden when he was a baby. Explore the ancient streets of Heraklion and Chania and enjoy some local cuisine in a taverna on a high cliff.

Any couple also looking to get some party time should think about heading for Malia. This beach resort is incredibly popular with partygoers from across Europe and should give you the perfect chance to relax during the day and party all night.


Heavy in history and myth, Corfu is one of the most beautiful of the islands. Head to Kavos if you want to get some partying done. This town is bustling with bars and clubs to wow everyone.

If you are searching for a little quieter, head to the northern side of the island. In particular, Old Perithia is the oldest village on the island. You will feel completely at peace nestled between the mountains, the vineyards, and the sea.


Slightly harder to get to, Milos is a stunning island. You will first need to fly to Athens and then get the ferry from Athens but the slower approach will give you plenty of opportunity to see why this is known as “The Island of Colours”.

Milos is only just beginning to grow in popularity so make it gives you the great opportunity to revel in unspoilt beauty. It has some of the best seafood you will ever eat and the waters all around the island look cool and inviting. To feel like you are both in your own world, you should visit Milos.


In the mood for some more island hopping? Why not visit the island known as the Hawaii of Greece? Naxos is home to clean white buildings and even cleaner white beaches. This island is, in fact, surrounded by nearly 100km of white sand making it the perfect place for you and your loved one to aimlessly stroll hand in hand.

This island was also once visited by the God Dionysus. If you are looking for a place where you can vanish off for some cheeky debauchery of your own, worthy of a God of Wine, Naxos will be the place for you.


The adventurous couple should head to Folegandros for hiking aplenty. This island may be quiet compared to the likes of Mykonos and Santorini but that doesn’t stop the accommodation from filling up with like-minded travellers. There are plenty of walks for ardent hikers which take you up on rocky cliffs above beautiful blue seas.

In the evenings, head down into one of the charming little villages to hunt for some food to fuel you for the next day. You will always be able to find something to do and something new to see even on this smaller island.

These are just a handful of the Greek islands which you could visit. If you are looking for the perfect couple’s holiday away, you should definitely think about escaping to Greece. Don’t forget to bring a quality hiking camera that will capture all those beautiful moments. With sun, sea, and quality time with your loved one aplenty, is there truly anything more that you can ask for?


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