Six Greek Islands that are Perfect Destinations for couples

Sunset in Oia Santorini

Do the evenings sometimes blend together for you and your partner? Do you fall into ruts where you both get home from work, unwind into dinner and then stagger through the last hours of the day before saying goodnight? Sometimes romance is hard to kindle, especially when you consider the workaday grind that most people engage in month after month. Life can become somewhat unvaried. A great way to shake off that feeling, and to rekindle the romance, is to book a cruise vacation to an exotic Greek island destination. Greece is known for its combination of natural beauty and singular culture, and its islands are some of the most romantic places on Earth. 

1. Hydra

An interesting fact about Hydra is that there are no cars allowed. It is one of the best Greek islands for sophistication and is a hotspot for both the yachting set and artists. The architecture itself seems to act as an aphrodisiac, combining ancient culture and charm from the buildings that rise up out of the Argo Saronic Gulf. There are lots of museums, restaurants and boutiques to explore after spending some time languidly sunning together on the beaches. 

2. Kefallonia

There are lots of natural caves in Kefalonia where one might steal a kiss, and seaside communities that have been there for centuries. Argostoli is the capital and is all charm with its cafes and shops. The promenade features local musicians who’ll play upon their bouzoukis and kitharas traditional music that lends itself to romance. Evening dining options include upscale restaurants as well as more low-key bistros that serve up fresh Greek seafood dishes and more. 

3. Zakynthos

Argassi is an ancient city that is filled with picturesque squares and churches. Accessible from the city, Skopos Hill could be perfect for a long, romantic hike that reveals stunning panoramic views of the island’s features and the blue water that surrounds it. Navagio, or Shipwreck, Beach is aptly named as a shipwreck is literally the centerpiece of the beach. This part of the island is only accessible by boat, and the beach and cove are dominated by magnificent sheer cliffs. 

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