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Whether it's your first getaway together or you're old hands, a couples holiday means something different for all of us. Fortunately, the Greek islands are the perfect place to fall in love for the first time or all over again. Whatever your taste, you'll find an island ripe for holiday romance. From privacy and relaxation, to action and adventure – you'll have your pick! Dive into our guide to the most romantic Greek islands. But be warned, you're likely to fall head over heels – maybe more than once.
For a Greek couples retreat, you might find it tricky to decide on a destination. Fear not, with villas on 11 Greek islands we're here to help. Below you'll find some of the best Greek islands for couples, with a villa that should hopefully get your heart racing. When it comes to the end of your holiday you won't only have eyes for each other but for the wonderful Greek Islands too.
Awaken your adventurous side and make new memories on the island of Lefkas. One of the Greek islands' hidden gems, you'll find plenty just waiting to be discovered. Why not pack a picnic and take a stroll together along Egremni Beach? Walking hand in hand on the sand, listening to the waves - how romantic! Often very quiet, you'll feel like you have the beach all to yourselves.
Head further off the beaten track with a trip to the Dimossari Waterfalls in Nidri – perfect for that Tarzan and Jane adventure. A dip in the falls is the perfect tonic for the scorching Greek summer sunshine.
How do mountain panoramas from your own private pool sound? Irida offers views perfect for two. Looking out over the sea, your terrace is tailor-made for romantic evenings watching the sunset. It's an amazing base for exploring more of this beautiful island. As you travel around and discover the island, you'll learn more about each other too. View Villa Irida
For peace and privacy Skopelos is your best bet. This small Sporades island is filled with beautiful beaches and relics of the past. It's brimming with the type of traditional charm that's perfect for romance. Visit the church of Agios Ioannis Kastri near Loutraki, a breathtaking monument that's accessed via 200 stone steps. That might sound like a lot, but the view from the top is well worth the walk! Towering above the Aegean Sea, it featured in the famous wedding scene in Mamma Mia. So you might even end up finding the perfect Greek wedding venue.
Why not discover secret coves and deserted beaches in a sea kayak? Guided tours take you around the island, passing small islets as you paddle through crystal-clear waters. And if you choose the evening tour you could kayaking into the sunset together. Does it get any dreamier? However you choose to spend your romantic Greek adventure, our villas in Skopelos are the perfect base.
Tenedos is 10 minutes from the capital Skopelos Town, although you'll feel miles away in this cosy villa. Tucked away among orchards and olive groves, it offers privacy that's perfect for two. This quaint one bedroom property is ideal for a couple getting away to reconnect. View Villa Tenedos
Crete is one of the largest and most well-known Greek islands, although you'll still find plenty of peace and quiet. Looking for some quality alone time together? We have villas tucked away in the folds of the central mountains, perfect for a private couples holiday. Villa Magda is nestled beneath Mount Idi and offers an idyllic retreat to get away from it all. Practice your Greek and become one of the locals at the nearby Taverna Filio – yamas!
For villas in the heart of the action, Chania is more upbeat. The bustling harbour is a prime spot to sample fresh fish and a glass of wine. Want something stronger? Try the local tipple Raki – a sure fire way to be dancing into the night! With glorious beaches and spectacular views, you'll never tire of the beauty Crete has to offer.
Your secluded retreat on the island of Crete! Off the beaten track and surrounded by hills, you and your loved one will have all the privacy you could ever want. With views over the Mirabello Gulf below, you'll struggle to find a more romantic setting for your couples getaway. View Villa Electra
With beautiful coves, sandy bays and golden beaches, Kefalonia's coastline is one of Greece's finest. The exotic sands are paradise for beach lovers, especially when many fly the Blue Flag. Top up your tans side by side on Skala, before enjoying lunch at a seaside café. For a more intimate setting, take a drive to the ancient Kipoureon Monastery in Lixouri. Perched atop the cliffs, you'll struggle to find a better sunset spot.
To capture the unique beauty of this island, and your other-half of course, the picturesque Melissani Lake is a must. Sail through the caves to the open-roofed chamber, marvelling as the sunlight hits the luminous pool below.
Villa Olive Grove
Kefalonia's amazing scenery feels like it's all yours in this welcoming villa. Balconies and terraces offer panoramic views of the surrounding bays and valleys. In fact, all our villas sit along the coast so you're never far from an amazing sea view or sunset. They're ideal for nights alone together on your romantic Greek getaway. View Villa Olive Grove
Get back to nature on the romantic Greek island of Corfu, home to a lush green landscape. Hillsides dotted with olive groves offer a welcome break from city life – perfect for two. The island is paradise for keen cyclists, but for a more romantic experience take one of the horse riding trails. Saddle up together and trot off into the sunset. For a romantic route, start in Korakiana and trek through woodland surrounding the Pantokrator mountain range.
If you fancy a lively night on the town Kassiopi is your best bet, with restaurants, bars and clubs spread along the harbour. Head to Kostas Bar to dance with the locals and learn some traditional Greek dance moves – opa! To wind down head back to your villa, a home away from home on your couples holiday.
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