Key Takeaways

  • Plan a safe trip to Greece for two in post-pandemic times with these tips and tricks.
  • Keeping safe is a great excuse to visit more off-the-beaten-path regions of Greece.
  • Booking everything in advance, from transport and accommodation to dinner reservations, will ensure you can get into places with reduced capacity.
  • Study a map of Greece and arrange your transport for an efficient trip that’ll minimize your risk of exposure to COVID-19

Adjusting to a new reality amidst a global pandemic is no easy task. Especially when traveling, visiting a new country seems like a daunting task.

However, traveling safely and responsibly is not only possible but beneficial both for your mental health and the global economy.

That’s why here you’ll find tips and tricks on how to plan a safe trip to Greece. There’s a way if there’s a will, especially if you are planning how to elope in Greece or your honeymoon to Greece!

Escaping the crowds is essential during the Covid19 times, especially if you are in Greece for a babymoon. Therefore the most popular destinations you’ve always dreamt of visiting will, unfortunately, have to wait. Thankfully, Greece is not short of less-known destinations that are strikingly beautiful and highly interesting. These offer incredible alternatives to the holidays you’ve been planning for months. 

Indicatively, such destinations are the ones below.

Agistri – credits: Aerial motion/

Known for its authentic fishing island aesthetic, Agkistri is one of the most sought-after destinations for weekenders. This happens because it is the closest couple-friendly island to Athens. However, there is no doubt that the small island in the heart of the Saronic Gulf is a well-hidden gem you must discover. 

The luscious greenery and deep blue waters make it the ideal “hideaway.” Especially for those who want to escape the overwhelming city life and enjoy the calm and simplicity of nature. It is also an excellent destination for those who love camping, cycling, or hiking in nature.


Kleftiko Beach, Milos – credits: Martin M303/

Milos, the island where the famous statue of Aphrodite was discovered, is located at the southwestern tip of the Cyclades and is one of the best Greek islands for couples. It is a volcanic island with intense geomorphological and historical interest.

From the idyllic Greek sunset in the picturesque Plaka to the eerie landscape in Sarakiniko beach, Milos will enchant you. What’s more, it will leave you thankful for choosing it over other, more well-advertised destinations. There’s no doubt it’s an ideal destination for your safe trip to Greece.


Kythira – credits: Aerial motion/

Striking Kythira is a beautiful island with a unique character unlike any other in Greece. It is in the south of the Peloponnese and stands out for its beautiful beaches, incredible natural landscapes, rich heritage, and exquisite local products. It’s also one of the more affordable islands, especially if you know where to go. 

Parga and Sivota

Parga – credits: kostasgr/

Sivota and Parga are distinctively different from one another but are often seen as a combo destination. They’re set against the backdrop of the high mountains of Epirus. Their lacy shores in the Ionian near the western end of the Egnatia Highway, have many reasons to entice new believers!

Parga enchants you at first sight. Talk about the definition of picturesqueness; an island stuck on land, a painting with the ideal combination of colors, alternations, and dimensions. Meanwhile Sivota, has magnificent audios, its green hills, and its green islands. It is no coincidence that they attract more and more famous people for a Greek trip.


Pelion – credits: leontaras /

The region of Pelion is a perfect holiday destination. It encompasses winter activities like skiing in Greece and some of the best beaches in mainland Greece, the perfect blend of mountain and sea.

All its villages have their traditional touch and cover every visitor’s taste. This charming scenery goes perfectly with a romantic Christmas in Greece.

From Makrinitsa, the so-called ‘balcony of Pelion,’ the romantic Tsagarada, and the beautiful Vizitsa, to the idyllic Agios Lavrentios, the lively Portaria, and the picturesque Milies, you will find countless different options in accommodation and entertainment.

You will also come across such raw beauty that it will make you consider relocating. Staying in Pelion may be crucial for a safe trip to Greece!

Read also: Winter Honeymoon Destinations in Greece: Cozy Retreats [2024]


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Skala village, Patmos – credits: Nejdet Duzen/

In the consciousness of most, Patmos has been engraved as the island of inner peace and purification. That has happened thanks to its strong Christian character. For many years, the island has been a constant destination for intellectuals, artists, and celebrities worldwide. Yet, you cannot miss the magical ambiance when walking around the alleys of the island. An extraordinary, almost eerie, atmosphere hovers in the air.

It is worth discovering the sanctuary hidden in the alleys of the Chora, in the impressive mansions, in the dark cave where John wrote the Apocalypse, and in the Cathedral of the Holy Monastery of Agios Ioannis the Theologian. However, apart from its religious interest, Patmos remains a Greek island. As such, it has plenty of other natural features, such as picturesque settlements, crystal clear beaches, local gastronomic treasures, hospitable inhabitants. If you still have doubts, you should know that Patmos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site- a chance to delve into fascinating culture and history on your Greek trip.

Book everything for your Greek trip in advance 

Book your tickets and hotels early and adjust the details of your trips to ensure a healthy and safe trip to Greece, especially if Greece is your first vacation as a couple. To be on the safe side, you can also ask for further information regarding each establishment’s cleaning and disinfecting methods and even require what you need to feel safe and comfortable.

The vast majority of the hotels have the specifics on their website. However, even if that’s not the case, a simple email or a phone call will tell you everything you need. 

Booking your flights and accommodation early will not only offer the cleanest option and a Covid19-free environment for your safe trip to Greece. It will also allow you to book stunning rooms in top-rated hotels all across Greece at much lower prices, leaving you with a bigger budget to spend at your destination. Everyone needs and deserves a luxurious holiday after a year like this one. 

Read on: Greece Honeymoon Villas: The Best Places to Stay for Your Honeymoon

Reserve a table

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Table for two – credits: Veniamakis Stefanos/

Eating in local restaurants is one of the most romantic things to do in Greece. But due to the law restrictions that try to minimize the spread of Covid19, the seating in the eateries has been restricted to the bare minimum. Therefore, to enjoy a meal in the restaurant you have chosen, you need to make sure you’ve booked a table ahead.

Otherwise, you’ll have to wait in long queues, or you’ll miss the chance of eating there completely. No one has a good time when they’re hungry and frustrated.

For that reason, it is best to plan ahead on your Greek trip. Do your research, choose the eating establishments and bars you are set on visiting, and call in to make reservations. Depending on where you decide to go, you might also have the option of booking a table online. However, in Greece, that is not common practice.

Therefore, you need to be prepared for the possible scenario of making a phone call. However, consider it a gift to yourself and your other half, and don’t feel restricted. You can always cancel or change your reservations depending on your mood or schedule.

To take the hassle out of your dinner reservations on your Greek trip, check out some of the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Greece for Couples and The Best Adult-Only Resorts in Greece.

Study a map of Greece

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Spetses – credits: Konstantin Sokolov1973/

Although this may sound absurd to some people, it is some of the most helpful advice one can give for a safe trip to Greece.

Suppose you want to explore the regions of Greece you visit thoroughly. In that case, it’s safest for you to have a general idea of where everything is located to plan a more efficient itinerary and minimize your transfers from one place to another. 

If, for example, you plan on visiting more than one Greek island, you may not need to return to Athens to catch the ferry that will take you to your desired destination. Check out our guide to the Greek islands to get an idea of which areas you might want to concentrate on.

Similarly, when exploring the Greek mainland, you may have the chance to kill two birds with one stone by visiting its surrounding regions as well, without having to go back and forth and spend your precious vacation time in transit. Why not check out quieter regions like Mani, the Peloponnese, or Northern Greece? The beaches of mainland Greece are wonderful, so you could save yourself a ferry journey and skip the islands all together.

Read also: Athens Honeymoon: The Ultimate Guide to the Greek Capital

Arrange transportation for your Greek trip

Private transportation – credits: Corepics VOF/

With a clear picture of Greece in your mind, you can now arrange for the most convenient transportation. Unfortunately, using public transportation is not ideal, and therefore you might want to consider booking a private transfer service. Of course, you can always opt for taxis. However, it is the costlier and not necessarily the safest of options. To skip public transport completely, you could plan a romantic road trip in Greece.

Vacationing means not sweating the details. For that reason, you should book your private transfers ahead of time and offer yourself the privilege of ease, comfort, and safety when traveling from one place to another.

Yes, it sounds like an elite thing to do, but who doesn’t want to feel like royalty when spending quality time with their loved ones? It is worth the extra budget, and you won’t regret it for a minute. Booking private transfers are fundamental for a safe trip to Greece.

Read also: Greece Transporation on Your Honeymoon

Follow the advice of the locals for a safe trip to Greece

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Credits: Africa Studio/

With hospitality running in the Greeks’ blood, they will be eager to help you find your way around your destination and experience the most authentic face of the country while also showing you the way to the less-crowded spots of the city and the local shops and eateries only a few people know about.

All you have to do is ask, and all the information you need will be given to you freely and with a smile. Of course, Eros and Psyche cannot wait to answer all of your questions!

Asking for advice and tips regarding your stay at your hotel’s reception is always a good idea, but in addition to that, you can ask any shop owner or even passers-by on the street. You don’t have t be shy; no one will think you’re weird. That is just how things go around Greece.

Indulging in a safe trip for two to Greece may require quite a bit of planning. But our luxury travel agency can help you every step of the way. It will be such a rewarding experience that you won’t regret even a single second you spent organizing your trip. So brighten up your year with the trip to Greece you’ve always dreamt of! All you have to do is check out our Greece honeymoon packages, and you’ll be good to go! 

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