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Sanjana Arora
I am pursuing mass comm diploma. I am a Photographer and love to travel and explore different cultures.
Published: Oct 08, 2018 | 32 Views

Most romantic greek island destination


Greece is not only the perfect Honeymoon destination but also very famous and idyllic for destination weddings. People from all parts of the world come here to tie the knot with their soulmate.

This picturesque location will give you the memories that will stay in your heart forever. Let’s have a look at some of the most romantic Greek islands.

1)Santorini

You might feel like you have been to this place because of the iconic shots of domed white-washed houses set against the bright blue sea. You may have bound to see this place in movies and if not then see below. Isn’t it amazingly beautiful? It is even better in person.

This beach is not pristine swathes of golden sands like all the beaches but in fact black! The most southern island in the Cyclades chain, Santorini, is made of volcanic rock, hence the unusual color of their dunes.

  • How to get there: This island is just a plane ride away. You can fly directly to Santorini from Manchester, London, Birmingham, and Bristol, with regular routes from easyJet and Thomson.

2)Corfu

This beach is a seamless mix of nature, rusty architecture, and pristine beaches. Corfu is a great destination to spend some romantic time away as with your partner.

Couples will have a pleasant time in Corfu, There are many choices for different couples, you can enjoy a quiet corner if you want or the vibrant old town or both. This island is a top choice for newlyweds since antiquity indeed. The mythological hero Jason took Medea as his wife there. Do you really need more convincing?

The beautiful beaches, tasty cuisine, string Venetian influence, and picturesque villages will surely attract the traveler inside you. You’ll can spend you can night away plenty in the bustling bars and nightclubs in Kavos or head to Old Perithia(Corfu’s oldest village) in the northeast to see a different side to the island.

  • How to get there: This is one of the easiest (and most popular) islands to visit from the UK. You can catch direct flights from 16 airports. Easyjet, RyanAir, Jet2 and Thomas Cook all fly to Corfu.

3)Paxi

Paxi is very close to Corfu and is one of the largest Ionian Islands. It is very small and less famous as compared to the other islands. There are many stunning beaches and restaurants at Gaios that serve fresh fish. It is absolutely a perfect oasis of tranquillity for couples seeking privacy.

The magical atmosphere can be best enjoyed in the evening, Sit at a table near the beach in a tavern to drink Ouzo which is a popular anise-flavored aperitif.

  • Some of the best beaches are Soulanena, Kloni Gouli, Gianna, Kipiadi (accessible only by foot or boat) and Sterna Bay,
  • How to get there: You can only reach the island by boat. You can take a ferry or speedboat from Corfu or from the town.

4)Kos

Coming to the Dodecanese islands, Kos is the third largest island after Rhodes and Karpathos in this group. It is the birthplace of Hippocrates, who is the father of modern medicine, the Asklepeion is the place on this island where he trained. Spend some lazy beach days, throw your towel and lay down on the sand and best enjoy.

  • How to get to Kos: You can fly directly to the island from many UK cities, including London, Leeds, Cardiff, and Glasgow. Thomas Cook, Jet2 and easyJet all fly there regularly, so you’ll get to sand from your place in no time.

5)Tilos

This island is the perfect pick for adventurous travelers because of the mountains and rough back road. Travelers looking for a day trip can explore rich wildlife.

You can come face to face with wild animals. It is very common to see exotic birds and dwarf elephants on the rural island of Tilos.

You’ll be able to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature once you get to the beaches which can be a little difficult because of the rough rocky way but it is totally worthy.

  • Some best beaches areEristos, Red Beach and San Antonio.
  • How to get there: There is no airport on this island but you can fly to the island of Rhodes and then take a boat. You can also take boat from Pireo, Mykonos or Athens.

6)Naxos

This island is known as the “Hawaii of Greece” due to Naxos’s incredible natural beauty. It is the greenest island in the Cyclades, approx 100km of white sandy beaches are lapped by incredibly clear waters.

This is undoubtedly the perfect spot to get down on one knee. You can take your own beach goddess to spend the best time of your life Enjoy the romantic retreat.

  • How to get to there: Though this place has many beautiful beaches it doesn’t have an airport. So if you want to visit this idyllic island, the best way is to fly to Santorini or Mykonos and then take a ferry across.

7)Skiros

It is the largest island among the group. You will find the island of Skyros in the archipelago of the Sporades which is basically located in the western part of the Aegean Sea, It’s the most peaceful and quiet island. It can be your best escape from the city.

You can rent a bike or a scooter and wander the streets to discover its hidden treasures. There is no nightlife. The northern part of the island is hilly and green and home to Mount Olympus, while the south is arid and barren. This is a rare contrast that will make you fall in love!

  • Some best beaches are Gyrismata, Atitsa, Palamari, and Ahrounes.
  • How to get there: Unlike other islands, this island has a National airport to which you can take a direct flight from Athens Thessaloniki Airport. A ferry is not recommended as it takes a lot of your time.

8)Alonissos

Alonissos is full of Pine forests and pebble beaches. This island has recently become popular in the Sporades. Best place for jet-setters looking for a greener Greek getaway.

Also, the island is full of eco-resorts which actually means there are plenty of campgrounds where you can stay and you can become one with nature. To see monk seals or enjoy a bit of snorkeling head to Alonissos as it is one big marine park, the largest in Europe.

  • How to get to Alonissos: Another airport-less, but beautiful island. Fly to Skiathos or Athens, then get the boat across.

9)Kefalonia

Kefalonia is the place to go if you want an extravagant island experience. It is the sixth largest Greek island. You will witness wide lakes and towering mountains everywhere you see. The heaving plates of hummus and olives are dished out in local tavernas. Try out a slab of Kefalonian meat pie which is not dainty but certainly delicious.

Kefalonia also features on the big screen in the romantic war film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, starring Nicholas Cage.

  • How to get to Kefalonia: It has an airport! You can fly directly to Kefalonia from exactly 10 UK cities, including Edinburgh, Manchester, and London.

10)Folegandros

Head to Folegandros for an authentic slice of Greek island life. There are few other places also besides Angali Beach, Chora Town, Karavostasi Port, and Ano Meria village.

This little-known island escape is a great place to go hiking. Though this island is much quieter and smaller than others, Folegandros gets pretty busy in high season and accommodation fills up quickly. It is advisable to make your reservations in advance.

  • How to get to Folegandros: This island doesn’t have an airport. There are many regular ferries to and from Santorini.

11)Hydra

A great day trip from Athens to this Saronic Gulf island is a must when visiting Athens. This place is only one and a half hours by catamaran. There are so many things that will keep you occupied for longer. Hydra’s Cathedral and museum are a must visit.

Also, local art galleries and jewelry shops are worth exploring. You can spend afternoons in a small village that boast a pretty pebble beach. Pirofani restaurant is very famous among the locals. It has been serving up souvlaki(kebabs) here for over 20 years.

  • How to get to Hydra: There is no airport on Hydra. Best way to reach Hydra is to fly to Athens, then set sail across the sea.

12)Mykonos

Mykonos is the place to go to party ’til dawn while its cousin in the Cyclades, Santorini, is the spot for lovers. This place is very popular among island hoppers who are looking for a good time.

Mykonos Town is to the best place for your pick of the island’s best bars and nightclubs. You’ll get to see pumping dance music at Argo Bar and sip classy cocktails at Caprice. Enjoy the best island nightlife here. Fly in the day, party at night.

  • How to get to Mykonos: British Airways and EasyJet have direct flights to Mykonos from London, while Thomas Cook and easyJet fly from Manchester.
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Sanjana Arora

I am pursuing mass comm diploma. I am a Photographer and love to travel and explore different cultures.
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