Greece is one of the most romantic countries on earth. It’s a honeymoon hotspot for a reason. Its beautiful beaches are the perfect setting for sunset watching, and the picturesque towns make for a romantic hand-in-hand afternoon stroll. With a truly authentic food scene and a plethora of historic landmarks to visit, there’s no shortage of things to do in Greece with your loved one.
Get ready for the ultimate romantic getaway when visiting any of these Greek locations. Whether you have a significant other already or hoping to come home with a Greek-god/dess, there’s definitely love in the Greek air.
10 Temple of Poseidon
This temple was built in Ancient Greek times for the God of the sea, Poseidon, in hopes that it would please him and in return they would have calm and safe trips on the water. It can be found at Cape Sounion at the top of this rocky cliff overlooking the water, where it strongly stands to this day.
This is the perfect destination to watch the sunset with your significant other. Despite being a popular tourist attraction, it is secluded enough that if you go at the right time you’re sure to catch a little privacy.
Hydra is a small island near Athens. In Greek mythology, Hydra was a serpent monster with 3 heads. Legend says that if you cut off one of Hydra’s heads, 2 more will grow back in its place.
This little island is known for its beautiful ports. With a ban on vehicle transportation within the whole island, you’ll be getting around on foot or by donkey. Hydra is a very traditional and authentic representation of Greek culture. This super small Island is remote and is sure to bring you and your loved one the peace and quiet you’re looking for.
Mykonos is one of the more popular tourist destinations in Greece, usually for its insane party scene, but it has so much more to offer. With many luxury spas and hotels catering to honeymoons and couples looking for a vacation, the accommodations in Mykonos are sure to create the romantic feel you’re going for.
Mykonos can be on the pricier side, but the money is well worth the beauty and views. The Island’s stunning beaches are a perfect place to soak up some vitamin D, and at least you have someone to hit those hard to reach places with sun lotion.
Santorini is quite possibly the most romantic place in all of Europe. With the all-white aesthetic of the houses and old churches, it feels almost otherworldly. Santorini got its interesting shape and cliffs from an aggressive volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC.
It’s on the top of the list for destination weddings and honeymoons meaning there’s a variety of activity choices to keep couples entertained during their stays. With Sunsets to die for and a modern, yet traditional food scene, Santorini has to be added to your couple’s bucket list.
Meteora, as seen on the UNESCO World Heritage list is a rock formation with ancient Monasteries built on it dating back to Byzantine times. Six of the monasteries are still in use by Monks and are accessible to the public during certain hours, although be respectful of the culture and dress appropriately.
Meteora is mostly a scenic destination meant to explore. Its natural environment is truly breathtaking and great for hiking or rock climbing. The hiking trails are long and require a map, but the view is well worth the extra steps. What better way to experience this historic place than to share it with your significant other.
5 Skala Erresos
Skala Erresos is a small village on the Island of Lesvos. Its located on the bay of the island and is home to a gorgeous beach. Part of this beach allows nudism, although no part of this beach allows cars.
Historically, Skala Erresos is the birthplace of the famous lesbian poet, Sappho. On the beach, you can find statues and monuments to honor Sappho’s work. This destination celebrates same-sex couples and makes for a great romantic destination. Although its beauty and free-spirit caters to all couples and welcomes everyone.
4 Chalki Village
This village was formerly the capital of the island Naxos. Also, know as Halki, this village is stunning and unlike the whitewashed look, you would associate with Greece. It’s old mansions and churches are testimony to the wealth this village once had.
Apart from the old buildings, its colorful alleys add a uniqueness to the village. With a special energy that quite literally oozes from the architecture, it makes for a perfect backdrop to take pictures together or to roam around on a lazy vacation day. The romance is in the walls at Chalki Village.
Milos is often overlooked by tourists, overshadowed by the traditional vacation destinations of Athens, Santorini or Mykonos. It has a romantic history in the form of art. The Venus de Milo sculpture was discovered in Milos and has now found a new home in the famous Louvre in Paris.
Its sculpture represents Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty. It’s sandy and unique beaches add character to this already stunning island. Milos is a great way to experience Greece without the large crowds you might find at the other islands.
Crete is the largest island in Greece, known for its stunning terrain. Between mountains, caves and fine-sand beaches, Crete has a variety of views to consider.
Ideon Cave in Crete is said to be the birthplace of Zeus according to Greek Mythology. Mount Ida is the highest mountain in Crete and well worth the hike. Balos Lagoon is featured in most Crete travel-guides for a reason and continues to be one of the most stunning locations in Greece. With thousands of years of culture and history, there is no shortage of things to see in Crete.
Rhodes is the most popular vacation destination in Greece due to its rich history and attractions. Old Town is one of the best-preserved medieval settlements and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historical town tells a story told by what was left behind.
It was also home to the Colossus of Rhodes. Although Its remains can not be seen today, the Colossus of Rhodes was one of the seven wonders of the Ancient world, adding to Rhodes’ deep history. The valley of butterflies canyon is a nature reserve, home to butterflies during the last stage of their life cycle.