The Best Greek Islands for Couples (Some You’ve Never Heard Of!)

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Greece is a dream destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway or honeymoon. Its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, delicious food, and sunny weather make it the perfect place to create unforgettable memories. Whether you prefer one of the more famous Greek Islands or are looking for a hidden gem, this guide to the best Greek Islands for couples has something for everyone.

As one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world, Greece caters to couples of all ages and travel styles. However, with so many options, deciding which Greek islands are best for couples can be challenging. For some, the ideal islands offer a mix of privacy and luxury and a range of activities and sights to enjoy together. Others are looking for a blend of spirituality and culture. Some couples want to indulge in beautiful, fresh, authentic Greek food and spend their days exploring pristine beaches that aren’t overrun with summer tourists.

With that in mind, here are ten Greek islands perfect for a romantic escape, including some lesser-known and off-the-beaten-path options to provide an authentic Greek island experience. With each island offering a different atmosphere and charm, why not plan a journey through the Greek Islands that includes a holiday on a few of these enchanting destinations?


Sikia Cave Milos, Greece
Sikia Cave

Milos Island, located west of Santorini, offers a picturesque and tranquil escape for couples seeking stunning landscapes and relaxing beaches. 

Sikia Cave is a remarkable natural wonder located in Milos. It is known for its impressive size and beauty, and it provides a unique opportunity for visitors to explore the island’s geological history. One of the notable features of Sikia Cave is its entrance, which is large enough for a boat to pass through. It is possible to get to Sikia Cave by foot (will take some effort), but the best way to access it is by boat. 

One of the island’s main attractions is Sarakiniko Beach, also known as “the moonscape.” This unique beach is the most famous beach in Milos and one of the best known in Greece and features white volcanic rock formations, caves, cliff-jumping spots, and even a shipwreck. At sunset, the colours transform, creating a romantic atmosphere. Talking about beaches, be sure to visit the beautiful Papakinou beach.

When you’ve had enough of the beach, spend your time exploring the charming town and port of Adamas, with its picturesque streets and waterfront. For a unique experience, renting a small boat to visit the famous rock formation site of Kleftiko is highly recommended – the clear turquoise waters and and stunning natural beauty of the area is mesmerising.

Milos is easily accessible by plane, ferry from Athens, or other Cyclades Islands. Once on the island, transportation options include renting a car, ATV, or scooter or taking buses to the main towns and beaches.


Sifnos  Greece
Sifnos – sourced via

Foodies, this one’s for you. Also known as the Island of Flavours thanks to its gastronomic prowess, Sifnos is full of romance – think serene traditional villages and quiet beaches. Treat your palate at award-winning restaurants, visit the medieval Castle of Kastro and take in the facades of neo-classical estates when visiting this picturesque spot. Whatever you do, be sure to set aside plenty of time for simply lounging lazily on the beaches.


Village of Oia, Santorini Greece
Village of Oia, Santorini

Of course, we had to include Santorini – it is enduringly popular for a reason! Here, colourful bougainvillea blossoms pop against white cliff-hugging houses (many topped with the island’s signature blue domes), all overlooking the sparkling coastline and laid-back beaches. Famous for these idyllic scenes, the island lends itself to strolls at dusk and long candlelit dinners. Take a leisurely stroll along the quaint, steep laneways, try some of Greece’s best produce – such as capers, cheese, grapes and seafood – and let life just pass you by. Santorini is also home to some of the world’s most beautiful sunset vistas. For the ultimate viewing position, head to the bars and restaurants near the windmill in Oia, at the northern tip of the island – but get there early if you want a seat!

Read our complete Honeymoon Guide to Santorini here.


Folegandros Greece
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To escape to somewhere blissfully quiet and free from crowds, visit Folegandros. It’s a quieter island with less development but bucketloads of sheer natural beauty. With dramatic cliff faces, sweeping views and charming architecture, Folegandros will make you feel like you’ve discovered an amazing secret. By day, enjoy the beautiful waters of the Aegean Sea and spend time exploring the villages, take in the spectacular Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and gaze upon the Chrysospilia, a natural cave featuring stalactites, stalagmites and ancient inscriptions on its walls. By night, head to the festive Piatsa Square for exciting street performances. You can catch a ferry from Santorini, or from nearby Cycladic islands.

Related article: A Greek Odyssey: Three Low-Key Greek Islands You’ll Love


The famous church of Panagia Megalochari Evangelistria, Tinos island, Cyclades, Greece.

Tinos, a beautiful island in the Cyclades, is just a short ferry ride away from Mykonos. While Mykonos is known for its vibrant nightlife, Tinos offers an entirely different experience.

The island is famous for its spiritual atmosphere, centred around the church of Panagia Megalochari. Pilgrims even crawl to the church on their hands and knees along a special carpet. Religious devotees flock to Tinos every August to ascend the revered Panagia Evangelistria shrine.

Tinos is also known for its traditional architecture, with charming villages scattered throughout the island. And, of course, Tinos is blessed with stunning sandy beaches where visitors can relax and unwind.

Tinos has a rich artistic heritage, particularly in marble sculpture. The island is home to numerous chapels and churches, reflecting its pious reputation. It’s worth noting that Tinos is known for its strong winds, making it a popular destination for surfers.

Overall, Tinos offers a unique and enchanting experience for those seeking a blend of spirituality, culture, and natural beauty.


Corfu – sourced via

Whether you know this island from your own travels or (admittedly) from the hit series The Durells (based off Gerald Durrell’s novel My Family and Other Animals), Corfu is a bit of a must-visit (or must-revisit). An incredible fusion of British, French and Venetian cultures, it’s home to an array of historical monuments and quaint beaches. Take a stroll through the streets of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town and explore the many palaces, fortresses and medieval squares for an unforgettable getaway. If you’re looking for particularly impressive sights, don’t miss the Church of St. Spyridon and the Saint Michael and Saint George Palace. 


Evia, Greece
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Evia, also known as Euboea, is the second largest island in Greece, located near the Attica region. Evia is linked to mainland Greece via two bridges, but that hasn’t prevented its individual character from flourishing. Evia offers about 50 kilometres of coastline, as well as interesting archaeological sites and scenic hiking trails for sightseeing.

Here, there are archaeological wonders to discover and ruins to explore, spa facilities to relax in, boat trips to unwind with and many nature trails to embark upon. The island is known for its beautiful beaches and amazing thermal springs. It has a mild Mediterranean climate, with long, hot summers. With an inviting climate, a series of beautiful beaches and a wonderful flair for gastronomy, it’s a dreamy place for couples to escape to. 


Prasa beach in Kimolos island, Cyclades, Greece
Prasa beach in Kimolos island, Cyclades, Greece

Kimolos, a volcanic island in the Cyclades, is often overshadowed by its more famous neighbour, Milos. However, Kimolos offers its own unique beauty and attractions. Its stunning coastline, mineral-rich landscape, and crystal-clear waters make it a paradise for nature lovers and Instagram enthusiasts alike. The island is dotted with charming, chalky-white villages and boasts thermal springs and captivating beaches.

Despite its small population, Kimolos is home to a handful of excellent restaurants that serve delicious local specialties. One must-try dish is ladenia, a mouthwatering flatbread topped with tomato, onion, and olive oil. Kimolos remains unspoiled by mass tourism and commercialism, unlike some other Greek islands, making it the perfect destination for those seeking a peaceful and authentic Greek experience.

The island is also rich in history and culture, with over 100 Byzantine churches that the Kimolians have lovingly preserved. These churches serve as a testament to the island’s proud heritage and are a must-visit for history enthusiasts. The easiest way to reach Kimolos is to take a ferry from Milos, which can be reached by air from Athens.


Panagia Hozoviotissa
Panagia Hozoviotissa

Amorgos, a traditional Greek island, is known for its rich history, culture, and stunning architecture. With a population of only 2,000, this low-key Greek Island has managed to remain a hidden gem in terms of tourism. However, it did have its moment of fame when the movie “The Big Blue” was filmed in its remote waters in 1988.

The island is characterised by its stone walls and ancient ruins, such as the excavated settlement of Minoa, which features a recognisable 4th-century BC gymnasium and the remains of a solitary statue. As you explore the island’s rocky terrain, you may encounter donkeys, goats, or a few cows.

The island’s capital, Chora, is a hidden gem 400 meters above sea level, offering breathtaking views from the 13th-century Venetian Castle of Jeremiah Ghisi. Chora is reminiscent of Mykonos’ town with its whitewashed houses, but it maintains a peaceful atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of its trendy neighbour.

One of the must-visit landmarks on the island is the Panagia Hozoviotissa monastery, perched on a cliff above the picturesque Agia Anna Beach. Amorgos also offers several sensational hiking trails, and if you’re lucky, you might even stumble upon the ancient temple of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.

From ancient ruins to Venetian castles, from charming windmills to the last known Greek oracle, Amorgos is a destination that takes you on a journey through rich history and fantasy. It’s the perfect honeymoon spot for couples seeking a romantic and nostalgic experience on a quieter, less-travelled Greek Island.

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View on Mykonos island, Cyclades, Greece

Just like Santorini, no honeymoon guide to the Greek Islands is complete without including Mykonos! This charming island has everything you need for a memorable holiday or honeymoon with your partner. From stunning natural beauty to crystal clear waters and dreamy beaches, Mykonos has it all. Explore the island’s historical monuments and picturesque architecture, indulge in delicious food, and soak in the romantic atmosphere. With its beautiful beaches, incredible thermal springs, and mild Mediterranean climate, Mykonos is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Explore the island’s 50 kilometres of coastline, visit interesting archaeological sites, and embark on fantastic natural trails for hiking and sightseeing. Your honeymoon in Mykonos will be an experience you’ll cherish forever. Consider booking boat tour around Mykonos for breathtaking sea views and access to remote beaches.

Read our complete travel guide to Mykonos here.

And check out another fabulous Greek Island that is easy to reach from Athens ~ peaceful Hydra – no cars, no motorbikes … only donkeys!

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