Best Greek islands for couples

7 Greek islands for romantic getaways

Are you looking for the best Greek island for couples holidays? Would you like it to be quiet, romantic and affordable?

On Ferryhopper, you can find our list of some of the best holiday destinations for couples in Greece. Discover our suggestions, book cheap ferry tickets on Ferryhopper and get ready for your next romantic escape.

Couple enjoying a romantic view in the Cyclades

Romantic moment with a beautiful view of the Aegean Sea

Read our recommendations below, have a look at the island photos for inspiration and choose the most romantic destination for you!

P.S. Yes, Santorini is not on this list, you already know about it! 😉

7 Greek islands for romantic holidays

Here is a list of our favorite Greek islands for couples:

  1. Milos
  2. Astypalea
  3. Folegandros
  4. Koufonisia
  5. Hydra
  6. Kea (Tzia)
  7. Anafi

Milos, the charming

With gorgeous lunar landscapes, Milos is an ideal destination for romantic getaways. The island is impressively luminous, it has some of the top beaches in the Greek islands, crystal blue waters, idyllic sunsets, as well as picturesque villages.

Good to know: many travelers choose Milos for their honeymoon due to the island’s charming atmosphere.

Fishing boats at the village of Klima in Milos

Colorful houses in the romantic village of Klima in Milos

Astypalea, the majestic

Astypalea is great for relaxing holidays in a beautiful landscape. The island has an impressive main town with stone-paved alleys, stylish bars and restaurants. From Astypalea you can organize day trips to nearby islands or drive around the island to discover its secluded beaches.

Tip: Astypalea is also a popular spot for LGBTQI+ activities in the Greek islands. Hop on the ferry with your other half and unearth the island’s colorful secrets!

The white windmills of Astypalea

The quaint windmills of Astypalea

Folegandros, the elegant

Folegandros is a hidden gem in the Cyclades, perfect for summer romance. It is an island of wild beauty with a charming main town and breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. Folegandros combines a low-key vibe and a classy lifestyle that make it a must-visit for couples.

Tip: we recommend renting a car to travel around or explore the island through its hiking trails.

Sunset view from the Chora of Folegandros

 The hillside-built Chora of Folegandros at sunset

Koufonisia, the idyllic

Koufonisia is an ideal destination for quiet beach holidays. Ano Koufonisi is small and cute, you can easily walk everywhere on the island and it has plenty of romantic hotels and apartments to choose from. The beaches are amazing and the food is delicious.

Tip: Kato Koufonisi is more secluded, quiet and ideal for day trips or an overnight stay under the starry sky.

Crystal blue waters in Koufonisia

The impressive turquoise waters of Koufonisia

Hydra, the cosmopolitan

Hydra is one of the best getaway destinations for couples close to Athens. The island has beautiful architecture and it’s car-free, so you can stroll hand-in-hand and enjoy the picturesque alleys. It has stylish bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as taverns that retain their traditional character.

Interesting fact: Hydra used to be Leonard Cohen’s favorite island and the place where his love affair with Marianne Ihlen bloomed!

White houses of traditional architecture in Hydra

Traditional houses in the town of Hydra

Kea, the colorful

Kea (or Tzia as it is also called) is ideal for couples looking for affordable holidays, close to Athens. The island is small and easy to get around with a motorcycle or a small car. Ioulida, the island’s capital, is perfect for romantic strolls, breakfast or dinner.

Tip: make sure to taste loukoumades (Greek donuts with honey) and local ice cream during your romantic stay in Kea.

Colorful houses in Ioulida, Kea

A picturesque alley in the beautiful Ioulida in Kea

Anafi, the peaceful

Anafi is perfect for couples looking for a secluded island for relaxing holidays. In Anafi, you can enjoy the beauty of simplicity. The island has beautiful sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and a stunning landscape.

Among the countless romantic experiences that Anafi offers, we recommend hiking to the top of Kalamos, the second-highest rock in the Mediterranean, for a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. 

Tip: Anafi is also one of the best islands for couples looking for an affordable Greek holiday destination.

Stone-paved square on the island of Anafi

Stone-paved square and typical Cycladic architecture in Anafi

It's definitely hard to beat the romantic atmosphere of the Greek islands: magical sunsets, breathtaking views and beautiful sceneries that will make you fall in love!

If you can’t wait, start planning your holiday! Check all the available ferry routes on our Map of Ferries, book cheap ferry tickets on Ferryhopper and get ready for your romantic getaway.

Tip: if you still haven't found what you're looking for, you can also check the islands for day trips close to Athens and discover more vacation ideas with your other half 💓!