The sunset over the Aegean is one of the most breathtaking sights on Earth. Perhaps the only person in history who may not have liked that scene is the woman who may have seen a thousand ships silhouetted against the sunset. That was Helen of Troy. It is also popular for the splendor of exotic Greek Islands overlooking azure waters and quaint white villas dotting rocky cliffs. Greek Islands are well known for their pristine beaches and ethereal beauty. Away from the madding crowd, they make the perfect choice for a romantic interlude with your partner. There is no better choice of location with an immaculate landscape and atmosphere that promises to rejuvenate a stressful mind. Here are the best Greek islands for a perfect romantic vacation.
Santorini is considered the most romantic island in Greece that entices almost every couple to its shores, whether young or old. It’s a perfect love-filled environment for an awesome romantic getaway. Among the exotic Greek islands, Santorini will amaze you with its spectacular sunsets, its typical blue domed churches symbolic of Santorini, the chalky whitewashed town, and panoramic scenery. This island will surely make you fall in love all over again. The best beaches are Red Beach and Monolithos.
You can get to Santorini by air as there are flights directly to Santorini’s (Thira) National Airport or you can also get cheap flights to Athens‘ International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) and cross over by a ferry.
The Island of Mykonos is the most visited destination in Greece, well known for many things such as the beautiful design, the incredible shorelines, Mykonos is the best decision for romantic couples who just want to party. The laid-back holiday vibe is contagious and takes control of anyone arriving on this island. The best Greek beaches on Mykonos are Agios Ioannis, Elia, Ornos and Super Paradise.
Regular flights are available to Mykonos with Airline companies such as: Easy Jet, Thomson Airways and Vueling, you can also take a ferry to the island from Athens.
This is probably one of the Islands that are not so crowded in Sporades as it mainly attracts tourists that look for privacy, recommended for romantic couples. The constructive designs and beautiful mountain climbing trails make Skyros a unique place and you can witness the Byzantine Castles and historical monastery of Saint George on top of Chora.
The best beaches of Skyros are Atsitsa, Pefkos and Kareflou. You can get there by the Airport in Skyros Island is 4 km north of Chora. It receives only domestic flights from Athens and Thessaloniki. There are buses to Kymi that depart daily from Liossion KTEL Station in Athens. Ferries to Skyros from Kymi depart 2-3 times daily.
Corfu is Greece most cosmopolitan island located on the northern side of the Ionian Sea. It charms its guest with the Venetian style, the flawless shorelines and the unwinding feeling. Corfu attracts romantic couples at first sight similar to Venice and Florence. Corfu holidays can be a grand experience not only for couples but also for families, friends or groups as it always has something special to offer.
Best beaches of Corfu are Glyfada, Nissaki, Agios Georgios and Pagon. Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport is located very close to Corfu city. It receives domestic flights from Athens and Thessaloniki. Ferries to Corfu depart from Igoumenitsa and Patra.
Located on the western side of Cyclades, Milos is a true destination for romancing. Because of its volcanic background and beautiful landscape, Milos has become one of the most visited islands in Greece by newly wedded couples.
The sea region of Kleftiko amazes tourist with spectacular sights of rocks coming out of the ocean. The best beaches of Milos are Tsigrado, Kleftiko and Agia Kiriaki. The Airport of Milos Island is situated between Adamas and Zefyria that serves only domestic flights from Athens.
Monemvasia is probably one of the smallest islands that is loaded with history and beauty. A great place for regular tourists but mostly couples who can make the best out of Monemvasia, The Island gets very quiet in seasons like autumn and winter. However, spring and summer are considered the best time, to visit this beautiful cozy land.
The best beaches are Pori Monemvasias and Mandraki beach. Visitors can travel to Monemvasia by bus or rental car as there is no Airports available. From Kifissos Station in Athens you can travel by bus to Monemvasia.
Spirited away in the Ionian Sea, Zakynthos is a true paradise. Zakynthos is well known for its active nightlife and leisurely activities; you can romance by day and party at night.Zakynthos is fast becoming one of the best summer resorts in the Ionian and features the virgin Naagio beach accessible only by boat.
Zakynthos is charming with its sophisticated little villas that can be rented which is what makes the best Greek islands for a perfect romantic vacation. Best beaches of Zakynthos are Agios Niklaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi. Zakynthos is well connected by the Zakynthos international Airport and Kylini port from where you can travel to Kofunissa.