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From the dramatic landscapes of Santorini to the classy elegance of Corfu, some of the most romantic places in the world are found in the Greek islands and various mainland destinations in Greece. Whether you’re looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day, spend an idyllic honeymoon or simply have a romantic holiday, Greece is the setting for unforgettable romantic activities. Here are some of the most romantic things to do in Greece.
Watch the sunset
Nothing beats watching the sun go down while painting the sky in brilliant shades of red, pink and gold. The most famous spot to enjoy the sunset in Greece is Santorini Island and particularly a high vantage point in one of the picturesque caldera villages. The sunsets at Cape Sounion, located an easy drive from Athens, are equally marvelous. With the imposing ancient temple on top of the hill and incredible views to the Aegean, sunsets at Sounion will take your breath away. For an even more private occasion, there are many sunset boat tours, particularly in Mykonos and Santorini.
Enjoy private swims
Greece offers numerous beaches with diverse beauty, from long stretches of golden sand to tiny sheltered coves. Avoid the crowds and go for a romantic moonlight dip in the crystal clear waters, or enjoy a private and refreshing early morning swim when nobody will be around.
Have romantic Medieval walks
All around the country, you will find innumerable places to go for a long romantic walk. The Medieval Castle Town of Monemvasia creates an ideal setting for such walks. Explore its narrow alleys hand in hand and enjoy the breathtaking views to the sea, surrounded by unique Byzantine architecture. The Old Town of Nafplion with the intertwined paved streets is another charming location. Strolling along the harbor waterfront of Nafplion is a relaxing experience, offering panoramic views to the sea and the imposing Medieval fortress of the town.
Take a horse carriage ride
One of the most unique ways to experience the beauty of traditional Greek towns is a horse carriage ride. Cuddle together and relax in a stylish coach, as you ride around some of the most picturesque towns in Greece. The Venetian architecture of Corfu Town, the elegant mansions and paved streets of Spetses, or the Neoclassical charm of Aegina Town are some of the best backdrops for a romantic carriage ride.
Have a private yacht trip
Going on a cruise with your partner is one of the most romantic things to do in Greece. There could not be a more perfect setting than the Greek islands for a private yacht trip or even a proposal on board. Charter a private yacht from Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes or Corfu and ask the skipper to get you to the most beautiful and secluded places around the island.
Relax with spa treatments
For the ultimate relaxing experience, pamper yourself and your partner with a visit to a spa center. Loutraki Thermal Spa Center is the most popular and modern therapeutic center in Greece. Treat yourselves to the unique hydrotherapy and other treatments of the center, or indulge in relaxing massages. Many luxurious hotels in Greece also offer spa treatments for the body, mind, and soul.