The main town of Astypalea at sunset

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? Have a look at our list with some of the best couples holiday destinations in Greece and book the cheapest ferry tickets on Ferryhopper!

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7 Greek islands for romantic holidays

Here’s a list of our favorite Greek islands for couples getaways:

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

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

PS. Yes, Santorini is not on this list, you already know about it :)

Tip: Don't forget to get acquainted with the latest ferry travel measures for the Greek islands in the summer of 2021.

Couple enjoying a romantic view in the Cyclades

Romantic moment with a beautiful view to the Aegean Sea

Milos, the charming 

Milos is an ideal destination for romantic getaways. The landscapes of Milos are idyllic. The island is impressively luminous, it has some of the top beaches in the Greek islands, crystal blue waters, as well as picturesque villages. 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. It is also one of the best islands for couples looking for an affordable holiday destination.  

The 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. We recommend renting a car to travel around or exploring the island through its hiking trails. Folegandros combines a low-key vibe and a classy lifestyle that make it a classic for couples.

Chora, Folegandros, sunset, white houses, church, path, view, hill

 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. 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 blue waters of Koufonisia

Hydra, the cosmopolitan

Hydra is one of the best destinations for couples getaways 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 tavernes that retain their traditional character. 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. Make sure you taste loukoumades (Greek donuts with honey) and local ice-cream. Explore more islands for day trips close to Athens!

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. We recommend hiking to the top of Kalamos, the second-highest rock in the Mediterranean, for a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. 

Stone-paved square on the island of Anafi

Stone-paved square and typical Cycladic architecture in Anafi

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