Which Greek island is best for couples?

Which Greek island is best for couples?

The simple answer is all of them. having travelled as a couple to many of the islands we’re yet to find a bad one. This is because Greek islands are the ideal place for a couples holiday, with relaxing beaches and historical sites to wander round for the days and plenty of restaurants for a nice evening meal, many with spectacular views of either the sea, the mountains or both. We genuinely believe you could randomly pick an island and you’ll have a great time.

But, to help you find the perfect island for you, here’s a list of the best islands for you and your partner separated out by the things that may be important on your break.

The best Greek island for a romantic break

If you’re looking for a romantic get away then the best Greek island for you is Santorini. It has the most weddings and honeymooners for a reason, it’s a gorgeous volcanic island and it’s hard not to fall in love with the place.

The whitewashed buildings stuck to the cliff side are what postcards were made for and the typical holiday brochure shots were all taken here.

We recommend getting an apartment with a Caldera view and watching the sunset with a bottle of wine.

Sunset in Oia Santorini

The only downside to Santorini is the fact that the beaches are not to everyone’s tastes, the volcanic nature of the island means most of the beaches are black pebbles rather than soft golden sand so if you’re looking to spend some time on the beach then this isn’t for you. Which brings us neatly to…

Best Greek island for couples that love the beach

So, you’re a couple that loves spending the days on the beach, whether that’s 8 hours a day reading and topping up your tans or building sand castles and playing bat and ball or even getting a couple jet skis and chasing each other around, the island with the most consistently good beaches is probably Skiathos It offers over 60 sandy beaches ranging from completely organised and full of tourists to off the beaten track secluded. Check out Koukounaries Beach in the south west for rows and rows of sunbeds, beach bars, water sports and golden sand as far as the eye can see. Alternatively, check out Elias Beach on the north coast for a quieter more relaxed day out.

Koukounaries Beach Skiathos

Koukounaries Beach Skiathos photo by Diego on Flickr

Elias Bay Skiathos

Elias Bay Skiathos photo by Holly on Twitter

Skiathos also offers a decent evenings entertainment in the main town, there are bars, a couple of small clubs and plenty of restaurants and tavernas. Your best bet is to sit by the harbour and watch the world go by whilst sipping a nice cocktail or two, or three.

If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing and unspoiled Greek island for you and that one special person then you could do a lot worse than looking at Thassos it’s the most northerly Greek island, it’s in the Aegean sea and offers exceptional beaches, traditional villages and a warm welcome. There’s not a massive amount of history or site seeing to do on Thassos but if you don’t like the crowds of Santorini or other popular islands then this could be a better choice.

Greek islands for couples that like historical sites

There are many islands with historical sites so if you enjoys learning about the history of the island you’re visiting then the islands we would recommend would be both Kos and Rhodes, Kos has a number of sites from the Asclepeion where Hippocrates taught medicine, to the ancient agora, the Hippocrates Tree and Neratzia castle all in Kos town.

Rhodes has the gorgeous old town where you could spend days walking round and still not see everything. There’s also the acropolis of Lindos which is thousands of years old and also the ancient city of Kamiros.

There’s also a number of smaller islands that have ruins or old castles that you can visit. These can often be visited as a day trip from the main islands or you can base your entire stay there.

Asclepion Kos

Asclepion Kos

The Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes

Acropolis Lindos photo by Georgios Yamin on Flickr

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