There’s little doubt that the gorgeous Greek Islands are among the world’s best locations for honeymooners wishing to escape to a picture-perfect paradise. The combination of rich history and culture, incredible weather, long stretching beaches, delicious seafood and some of the best sunsets one could possibly wish for make Greece a truly memorable romantic destination for couples. With a huge range of Island destinations which are easily accessible from the UK, there is something to suit everyone’s taste.
The beautiful Santorini is one of the 56 islands making up the Cyclades, located in the Aegean Sea. With towns perched on the slopes of an extinct volcano, the island features stunning scenery providing the perfect backdrop for a romantic holiday. Fira, the island’s capital, is situated high upon a cliff and gives visitors a breathtaking view of the sunken volcano. The town is host to a range of fabulous restaurants such as the renowned Naoussa Tavern, where guests can experience Greek cuisine at its absolute finest. The buzzing nightlife scene is also sure to please, with great venues such as Club 33 and Enigma located in the heart of Fira. The town of Oia, located 7km from Fira, is famous for its unmatched views of the Santorini sunset, which can be enjoyed by couples from the brilliant Kastro restaurant. To suit the adventurous types, the award-winning Kamari Beach is a great location for water sports and diving, or simply to soak up the brilliant sunshine with their significant other.
The nearby Mykonos is another great destination for young and energetic couples hoping for a memorable holiday. During the day, the north beaches provide secluded and private spots for couples to relax together, such as the picturesque Agios Ioannis. Then, they can stroll hand in hand through the beautiful Little Village, a medieval town with a range of venues that line the seafront, such as the charming Veranda Bar. As the night hots up, honeymooners can enjoy the island’s fabulous nightlife scene which attracts visitors from all over the world, with clubs such as Agyra, 9 Muses and Thalami providing a great variety.
For those looking for a quieter and more relaxed holiday, the island of Corfu is a brilliant destination. Corfu Town is one of the most elegant towns in Greece, with a highly unique architecture influenced by various civilizations. The beautiful palaces, fortresses and flowered squares make an idyllic setting for holidaying couples.
Paleokastritsa beach gives visitors a romantic place to relax in the sun, or view the stunning olive tree forests surrounding them. Boats can also take guests to the many impressive caves in the area. There are a wealth of bars and restaurants here such as the lovely Belvedere tavern, giving a great taste of local cuisine. The mountainous village of Agios Matheos is a fantastic, calm location to observe some brilliant architecture and unparalleled views of the sea.
This post comes from Carley, who fell in love on her first ever Greek holiday 2 years ago. If she’s not dreaming of heading back to the beautiful Greek islands, she can also be found writing over at the GIC The Villa Collection Blog.