Parthenon in Athens. (Unsplash)
The beautiful Balkan country of Greece spread across a sparkling blue Aegean Sea is much more than just a romantic getaway. With its picture perfect beauty and idyllic backdrop, the sun-kissed islands are sure to gift you with numerous dreamy stories to take back with you.
Search for your fairy-tale romance in the Greek islands, a perfect honeymoon destination bathed in sunlight all year long. Explore the islands on a cruise and enjoy sun-kissed beaches, superb natural landscapes, cosmopolitan resorts and traditional settlements alike or taste exquisite local dishes with your better half.
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!
A night out facing the Thermaic Gulf
Enjoy your drink or a glass of wine on one of the boat bars that sail in the Thermaic Gulf along Thessaloniki’s old beachfront. The cityscape bathed in the moonlight will steal your heart away!
A boating trip in Lake Kerkini
Opt for an unforgettable boating trip in the arms of nature in the calm waters of Lake Kerkini. This man-made lake is situated only 35 km NW of Serres town, amidst amazing natural surroundings, and it offers a beautiful view of Mt Beles and the valley of Rodopi. Flocks of rare bird species will keep you company while you enjoy your outing!
Rhodes, Greece. ( Unsplash )
A swim under the moonlight
Go swimming with your better half under the moonlight in the tranquil waters of Schoinias beach. You can have this unique night swim experience only 50 km away from the center of Athens. Walk barefoot on the sand and enjoy your cocktail in one of the beach bars along the coast.
Natural spa on the Canal D’Amour beach
Visit the well-known Canal D’Amour beach in Sidari, Corfu Island. Explore the unique geological formations, swim in the cool waters, treat your body with the therapeutic grey mud of its rocks and feel all the goodness of a natural spa by the seashore.
A stroll in the castle of the knights
Hold hands with your loved one and wander along with the stone cobbled alleys of the medieval town on Rhodes Island and let the magic of fairy-tale surroundings take you on a journey through time!
A bicycle ride in Nafplio
Discover a new way to get around town that is more convenient, hygienic, economical and environmentally friendly. Travel to Nafplio and enjoy a bike ride along the coast facing the Argolic Gulf as well as the well-known castles Bourtzi and Palamidi.
A carriage ride on Spetses Island
Take a trip to lordly Spetses Island and enjoy your ride on a horse-driven carriage along the coastline. Admire the island’s mansions and the Old Seaport area. Make a stop at Poseidonio square and taste the local almond sweets that are traditionally offered in weddings and other happy occasions.
Travel by train
Board the train of a bygone era, which crosses the green Vouraikos gully and then climbs the steep mountainsides of Mt Helmos all the way to Kalavryta town. Sit back and relax in the historic rack railway carriages, known as Odontotos. Enjoy with your partner the route across this lovely part of Greek countryside accessible only by train.
Skiing under a starlit sky
If adventure is what both of you are after, then why not try your ski routines under the starlight? Every Saturday you can go for night skiing at Vasilitsa ski resort right in the heart of the Pindus range. Ski down the lighted pistes in the company of your loved one and feel the adrenaline rush in your body!
With so many romantic activities to pick from, Greece could be rated as the perfect choice of place to pop the question, to spend your honeymoon, to celebrate your anniversary, to have a great time on your first date, or to find your better half visiting idyllic locations.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.)
First Published: Sep 09, 2019 11:17 IST