Romantic destinations in Crete for couples: Ideal getaways for two!

Crete is one of the most enchanting places globally and the hottest destination for couples. Romantic sunsets, charming seaside towns, secluded paradisiacal beaches, and colorful streets await you to discover them with your other half.

If you haven't decided where to go yet or want to organize the ultimate surprise, stay tuned. Let’s Drive has gathered you the ultimate list of places for holidays in Crete, romantic destinations, and entertainment options to celebrate Valentine's Day in Crete with your loved ones!

Chania: Romantic moments with a sunset view

The Lighthouse of Chania
The Lighthouse of Chania

Chania is every year among the top romantic destinations in Greek and foreign blogs, and not without reason. With a view of the Aegean and the White Mountains as a backdrop, the city of Chania is a must-visit destination for relaxation and romantic strolls. Walk hand in hand with your partner through the picturesque alleys and take pictures at the Venetian Harbor.

If, on the other hand, you want something more picturesque and quiet, get in your vehicle and drive to the traditional villages of Apokoronas. And if you don't have one and you are concerned about your transportation, don't worry. Let’s Drive has the solution! Make a car rental at Chania airport and choose the vehicle that will accompany you throughout your journeys.

Also, if you are a nature lover, get a car rental from Chania and dare to explore the Samaria Gorge. But before you start, make sure to equip yourself with the right shoes.

Heraklion: The top choice for couples who love history

The Knossos Palace
The Knossos Palace

Places for couples in Heraklion are countless. In the capital of Crete, you will see many attractions and have the opportunity to see significant museums and archaeological sites. Don’t miss a visit to the Archaeological Museum and the Palace of Knossos.

Share with your partner the joy of discovering the history of the place and enjoy an exciting tour of the most famous monuments of Crete. And after you've had your fill of history and art, it's time for some relaxation.

Stop at Creteaquarium, one of the largest aquariums in Europe, and see sharks, seahorses, and other aquatic organisms. How will you manage to see all this? With Let’s Drive, of course! Rent a car in Heraklion, reduce distances and see all that you wish.

Rethymno: Atmospheric, charming, and hospitable

The Old Venetian Harbour of Rethymno
The Old Venetian Harbour of Rethymno

Rethymno has it all and is rightly one of the most popular destinations in Crete for couples! The Old Town and the Lighthouse create a super romantic setting. Wander around in the afternoon, so you can exchange vows of eternal love with your other half by the sunset. 

Get a car rental at Heraklion airport and drive to Lake Kournas, a popular spot of incredible natural beauty. Take unforgettable photos with the background of the lake's blue-green waters and the lush landscape.

They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so for the end of your tour in Rethymno, we saved the best. Try traditional recipes, famous local dishes and don't forget to have a glass of the famous Cretan raki.
With the help of Let’s Drive, you will find the top car rentals in Rethymno to organize the most romantic tour. So, what are you waiting for?

Wine-tasting: The taste of love

A unique experience
A unique experience

Experience a unique wine-tasting experience in one of the countless wineries in Crete. With a car rental in Souda, you can move around the island safely and with ease.

Plan a tour of the winery and enjoy an unforgettable journey of flavors. Savor local wine varieties and try different labels.

Spend quality time with your partner in a traditional cellar and learn about the long history of Cretan winemaking. If you want to enhance your experience, take a glass of wine and walk through the scenic vineyards.

Hold your partner's hand and add a special memory to your photo album from the romantic excursion in Crete. Discover secret places in Crete and drive on the most impressive hidden paths.

You may be interested: Hidden places of Crete that you have to discover!

Bonus tip: Excursion to Santorini!

Romantic getaway to Santorini
Romantic getaway to Santorini

If you want to extend your romantic vacation and you have a few more days to spare, then dare to spend one or two days in Santorini. Take advantage of the calm atmosphere and the lack of crowds due to the season and offer your partner Santorini on a plate.

Leave your Let’s Drive vehicle in Crete - don't worry, it will only be for a while - and take a ship to discover another top romantic destination. If you are concerned about organizing the trip, we have the solution here, too. Enter Let’s Ferry and book ferry tickets at the best prices easy-peasy.

Crete has so many places for excursions and endless things to do. However, it is a large island with long distances, so create your schedule ahead and let Let’s Drive guide you. Don't miss a monument, village or landscape!

Check this out: Crete: Visit the most beautiful places for an unforgettable trip!

Plan your vacations in Crete and impress your partner with both hidden gems and well-known places. Also, keep in mind that if you stay in Athens before your departure, Let’s Drive offers options for car rentals in Piraeus.

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