Greece is a land of authentic hospitality, diverse natural beauty, and the place where democracy was invented. It is also a purveyor of endless adventures and romantic endeavors, favored by many. It all comes down to the Dionysian energy that pervades it, and the islands are the absolute catalyst for it. Speaking of islands, Rhodes and Kefalonia are ideal destinations for couples, as they combine a laissez-faire attitude to life with picture-perfect settings composed of idyllic beaches with crystal clear blue waters, rich cultural heritage and, of course, delicious food. It’s little wonder, then, to find Electra Hotels in both of them, so if you’re planning a romantic escape in Greece with your loved one, we urge you to consider these two best Greek islands for couples, which are sure to reach Santorini and Mykonos status before long. Here are your Greek off-the-grid luxury romance specials…
The best Greek islands for couples seeking a luxury, off-the-grid romance:
1. Rhodes – the island of the Medieval Knights
Steeped in history and surrounded by the Aegean Sea, Rhodes is a dreamy destination that effortlessly marries the past with the present. Its medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, exudes an air of romance as cobblestone streets lead you through centuries-old architecture and hidden courtyards.
Lose yourselves in the labyrinthine alleys of Rhodes Old Town, hand in hand, as you stumble upon quaint shops, charming tavernas, and historic landmarks. At no point should you consider leaving without a stop at the magnificent Palace of the Grand Master, as the sheer enormity of it is only surpassed by its fairytale vibes. Be sure to check the most essential things to do in Rhodes before you plan your day.
Choosing Electra Palace Rhodes is a superb option, in a great location, on the western coast of the northern part of the island, in Ialysos. Being on the western side of Rhodes allows you to witness one of the most mesmerizing sunsets in the Mediterranean. As the sky is painted with hues of orange and pink, the moment becomes a memory etched in your heart forever, sharing it together on the private terrace of your luxury accommodation in Rhodes. The beach that extends in front of you is one of the biggest stretches of sand on the island, making it perfect for blissful walks during the most magical hour and beyond.
Couples love combining relaxation and romance, and visiting Lindos village precisely provides that. Head over to the magnificent Acropolis of Lindos, located on the southern part of the island which is sure to compensate you for your time to reach it, and then some. It combines a quaint settlement, a clifftop monument, and a stunning beach, all in one go. Few beaches in the world can claim to have a veritable temple standing sentinel over them, so it is a must-visit for lovebirds. As is visiting the famed Butterfly Valley and the Seven Springs natural site.
Similarly, going on a coast-to-coast sailing trip is one of the best ways to discover all the rugged island beauty that is hidden in plain sight. You may even visit the tiny neighboring island of Symi from Rhodes in half a day, which features neoclassical architecture and a picturesque harbor, along with Panormitis Monastery.
2. Kefalonia – the island of Immaculate Light
Second on our list of the best Greek islands for couples comes Kefalonia. Nestled in the embrace of the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia boasts a picturesque landscape that seems like it was crafted by the hands of the gods themselves. In just one word, this island is simply breathtaking, graced by an immaculate light that is hard to describe. The renowned novelist Louis de Bernières tried… There are lush green mountains, secret underwater caves and some of the clearest turquoise waters that will have you thinking you’ve accidentally landed in a Caribbean paradise.
Coming in by boat, you’ll be landing in Argostoli, which is handy, as the Electra Kefalonia Hotel & Spa is situated just a few minutes’ drive away, also easily accessible via the airport. The luxurious amenities and ease of its location make all the difference in the world, especially when trying to familiarize yourself with the island and the best it has to offer.
Couples looking for the most essential things to do in Kefalonia, should start to take notes. Tick the first of your list for iconic beach settings – Myrtos Beach is a true slice of heaven, made up of fine white pebbles and sand, and boasts one of the most magical waters in the entire Mediterranean. Get lost in mesmerizing visuals during the day that give way to an enchanting canvas of sunset hues come sundown, equally soul-stirring from your sea view luxury accommodation in Kefalonia.
If you and your other half have an adventurer side, then take it up a notch with a visit to the spellbinding Melissani Lake & Cave, where a crystal-clear underground lake shimmers beneath the sunlight that filters through the cave’s roof. Drift on a small boat across the serene waters, feeling as though you’re sailing through a hidden realm of magic. One other spot to consider is the Drogarati Cave, a rare geological phenomenon that is sure to appeal to the inner Indiana Jones in you.
Wander hand-in-hand through charming villages like Fiskardo and Assos, with their colorful houses and waterfront cafes. Share intimate moments while savoring local delicacies and sipping wine as the sun dips below the horizon. Another great option is to sail around the island and discover hidden beaches. Kefalonia is also home to a robust wine tradition, boasting many wineries where you can take wine tours and sample the sumptuous Robola grape variety, amongst others.
The Greek islands were indeed made for lovers. The incredible energy they have is almost tangible, and islands like Rhodes and Kefalonia exemplify that perfectly. Couples and lovebirds are in for a treat in these two destinations, as Electra Hotels Experiences bring out the best of your romantic escape within luxurious settings, attention to detail and a friendly disposition for a seamless guest journey at all times.
Whether you’re strolling hand in hand through cobblestone streets, sharing a sunset over the sea, admiring natural and ancient marvels, or savoring each other’s company on a tranquil beach, both Rhodes and Kefalonia constitute two of best Greek islands for couples seeking an off-the grid luxury romance. Each provide a uniquely inspired canvas on which your love’s story is elegantly painted.
For making specific arrangements regarding excursions and experiences on the islands of Rhodes or Kefalonia, reach out to your chosen hotel’s guest relations.