Beauty in Greece is exquisite; timeless; unspoiled. It was in this sacred landscape that love was born. Greece is the birthplace of the winged God Eros, the son of Aphrodite; the God that with his quiver and arrows inspired artists and writers over the centuries to praise the virtues of love. Whether you are looking for an ideal honeymoon destination or just a romantic escape, the beauty and diversity of the Greek landscape forms the most romantic backdrop to celebrate your love.
Search for your fairy-tale romance in the Greek islands, a perfect honeymoon destination bathed in sunlight all year long. Explore with your other half the islands on a cruise and enjoy sun-kissed beaches, superb natural landscapes, cosmopolitan resorts and traditional settlements alike or taste exquisite local dishes. Santorini, Mykonos and Corfu rank among the most popular romantic getaways in Greece but don’t forget to pay a visit to the rest of the Aegean and Ionian islands as well!
Set out on a journey through time and experience the sheer medieval beauty of wonderfully preserved stone-built settlements and fortified towns spread all over Greece. Be the knight or princess of your childhood fairytales in the Byzantine town of Mystras; unveil a medieval mystery in Monemvasia or rediscover romance as you enter one of the largest medieval towns in Europe, the old town of Rhodes.
If you fancy the bustle of big cities however, relish blissful unforgettable moments while walking hand in hand along monumental avenues or narrow pedestrian streets under the city’s lights… How about adding an extra touch of romance?! Catch a bird’s eye view of the city from hilltop viewpoints; sip a glass of wine in a nice atmospheric bar; enjoy a dinner of fine Greek cuisine under the candle lights or search for a beautiful secluded cinema to watch a romantic film!
If you are romantic by nature, take your better half by the hand and explore these romantic moments: Take a trip to Nafplio, a beautiful historic town; stroll around the side streets of the old town, up the castle at Palamidi and the much-photographed Bourtzi fortress built on Agioi Theodoroi islet.
Visit the fortified town of Monemvasia, walk by the grand stone-built houses, the medieval towers, historic buildings and centuries-old churches.
Stop by Galaxidi, the seafarers’ town, and nearby Nafpaktos; these two towns are among the most romantic places in the Greek mainland.
Nymfaio village is located near Florina town, a place where you will see well-tended mansions and winding cobble-stone alleys, surrounded by a lush birch tree forest. If a winter resort is what you have in mind, visit Elati and Pertouli, you will enjoy your stay in these two lovely villages that are snow-covered during the cold season.
Another option for you would be Papigo, one of the most popular traditional villages in west Zagori area.
Last but not least, the big urban centres: Thessaloniki is Northern Greece’s largest multi-cultured city, with a romantic atmosphere about it; as for the Greek capital, you will find it impossible to resist the allure of Athens’ historic city centre.