Looking to escape the daily routine and reconnect with your sweetheart for a bit? Culture Trip has rounded up a list of love shacks where you can relax and reconnect with your loved one. While any beautiful hotel suite can do the trick, these unique, lesser-known options will suit a variety of tastes and offer a diverse set of experiences. Here are 11 love shacks for a romantic getaway in Greece.
If you are on the lookout for a peaceful, secluded hotel on an island, then Verina Astra is an excellent destination. From your little Cycladic house perched on a hill, you will witness an endless sea view. The accommodation, decorated in a minimalist style, offers a sense of cosiness, comfort and casual luxury. Whether you spend your stay exploring the treasures of Sifnos, relaxing on the beach or dozing off in your terrace lounge chair, you will leave Verina Astra relaxed, refreshed and more connected.
Have you ever wanted to stay in a treehouse? Now your dreams can come true. Head to the Kotsifas Estate, hidden behind an organic olive oil farm near Amaliada, and give your inner nine-year-old the best gift ever: a treehouse. It includes a bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom, living area with a fridge, a balcony as well as an outdoor dining area. The booking price includes a Mediterranean-inspired breakfast, main meal and wine. During your romantic stay, you will also have the opportunity to explore the best that the region has to offer and reconnect with nature. Whether you relax at the nearby beaches, explore Ancient Olympia or hike the countryside, your stay at the Kotsifas treehouse will be memorable.
Escape your busy life for a while and experience living in tight quarters with your significant other. Vasilikia Mountain Farm and Retreat is an estate near the village of Pavliani, located near the entrance of Oiti National Park. While the property has several accommodation options, the Airstream, where you can feel like a modern nomad for a few days, comes highly recommended. It features a small lounge area and kitchenette, a queen-sized bed, a bathroom with a shower and an outdoor patio. While you cannot travel in it, you will still get a feel for nomadic-style living. Take the time to explore the region, blessed with breathtaking landscapes, picturesque villages and a traditional lifestyle.
Have you ever wondered how it would feel to live in an igloo? Stay at Theasis Igloo Agriculture Houses, and you will know – at least partially. While these igloo houses are composed of stone bricks and mortar, their construction loosely replicates the typical style of igloos. With a bedroom with two single beds (pushed together), a living room, kitchen and bathroom, the igloo will become your home away from home. As a bonus, the location, near Arta, boasts picture-perfect scenery and a plethora of activities.
For the lovebirds into all things organic and sustainable, Eumelia is a paradise on earth. This organic agrotourism farm and guesthouse is set in the heart of Peloponnese, in Laconia, in an ancient olive grove. Including a set of ecological cottages, the property focuses on sustainable living practices and activities, including fruit picking, yoga classes and cultural visits. The cottages all have a bedroom, a living room with a fireplace, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, a veranda and a garden.
Are you looking for total isolation in an authentic location? Then look no further than White River Cottages, a lovely abandoned hamlet converted into a small haven and located in the Aspros Potamos Valley in Crete. The settlement, in existence since Venetian times, was renovated into an eco-friendly complex while preserving the original structure. Whether you want to relax in the comfort of your cottage, explore the surrounding region or simply unwind, White River Cottages is an ideal destination.
For a beach escape, Spiridon Beach House is perfect. Situated in the village of Agios Spyridonas in Corfu, its location is a stone’s throw from the beach. Simply yet elegantly decorated, the beach house includes a living area, a fully equipped kitchen as well as a master bedroom with bathroom and an outdoor jacuzzi. Perfect for a couple on the lookout for a romantic getaway, the house also includes an outdoor dining area where you can savour a meal at the end of the day under the stars while sipping on some delicious local wine.
Are you looking for a romantic escape where you can spoil yourself with room service and a swimming pool? Casa Cook Rhodes may just be what the doctor ordered. With a successful blend of casual luxury and a bohemian vibe, this Instagrammable boutique hotel boasts beautiful rooms and suites characterised by minimalist décor and natural tones, and you can enjoy meals and drinks at the Kitchen Club, which features a bar, restaurant and pool area. And while you could spend the entire day relaxing in your hammock or by the pool, Casa Cook Rhodes is also the perfect base from which to explore the island.
For a laid-back romantic vacation with your loved one, let yourself be seduced by the Cycladic charm of Kimolos and stay in a 19th-century windmill. Converted into a quaint boutique hotel with five bedrooms, The Windmill boasts spectacular views and a relaxed character. The rooms are not particularly big, but they sure have that cosy feeling. The hotel includes a small café-bar as well as a series of terraces where you can have your breakfast or simply relax. Your Cycladic escapade doesn’t get any better than this.
For a romantic holiday with a view, Coco-Mat Eco Residences comes to the rescue! This beautifully restored miner’s house resort lies in Vagia Beach, on the lovely island of Serifos. A place where you can relax, slow down and chill, the one-bedroom houses have two levels, complete with a bathroom, living area, a kitchen and one bedroom featuring Coco-Mat sleep systems, allowing you to select mattress elasticity as well as the bed linen, made with natural materials.
Discover the joys of glamping and watersports at Surf Club Keros campsite. Conveniently located on Keros Beach, on the underrated island of Limnos (also known as Lemnos), the site is home to a series of luxury safari tents, which allow you to enjoy the pleasures of camping but without compromising on comfort. Each tent comes with air-conditioning units, a bedroom and lounge area, a wooden veranda, and your own shower and toilet. You even get a Nespresso machine and small fridge too! Who said a romantic getaway cannot involve some camping and water fun?