30 Most Popular European Islands for a Romantic Getaway



From Spain to Greece, France to Italy, Europe is full of beautiful, relaxing and romantic islands. But, with such a wide range on offer, it can be hard to find out which island is the right destination for a romantic trip away. To discover the best European island to take advantage of the sun, sea and sand, look no further than our guide to the best European islands for a week of romance!


Whether you want to dance the night away on Mykonos or enjoy a long walk along the beaches of Menorca, HomeToGo has uncovered the best European island escapes at the best prices. By looking at our own search data, we examined the cost of accommodation, as well as a romantic dinner for two, across 30 of Europe’s most romantic island destinations. The full methodology used to create this index can be found below.


Find out which European islands will bring the heat for your next trip in the sun with someone special, below:

Key Takeaways

In Gran Canaria, a steak dinner costs £46.36, only £3.57 less than accommodation!

It costs 13X more to holiday on Mykonos than Samos, even though they're only 3 hours apart

A trip to Mykonos could set you back over £500 per person in accommodation costs alone

30 Best European Islands for a Romantic Trip for Two, Ranked by Price

Island
Steak dinner (£) pp
Accommodation (£) pp
Total (£) pp
Total (£) for a couple
1. Samos
£8.47
£32.99
£41.46
£82.92
2. Madeira
£14.27
£38.34
£52.61
£105.22
3. Tenerife
£17.83
£41.01
£58.84
£117.68
4. Istria
£15.06
£44.58
£59.64
£119.28
5. Sicily
£12.48
£49.03
£61.51
£123.02
6. Krk
£21.67
£41.90
£63.57
£127.14
7. Azores
£16.05
£54.38
£70.43
£140.86
8. Sardinia
£14.27
£64.19
£78.46
£156.92
9. Cyprus
£26.75
£55.28
£82.03
£164.06
10. Lanzarote
£11.15
£72.66
£83.81
£167.62
11. Jersey
£16.50
£74.89
£91.39
£182.78
12. Corfu
£6.69
£86.03
£92.72
£185.44
13. Malta
£26.75
£68.20
£94.95
£189.90
14. Hvar
£42.16
£53.05
£95.21
£190.42
15. Gran Canaria
£46.36
£49.93
£96.29
£192.58
16. Paros
£12.48
£85.59
£98.07
£196.14
17. Crete
£14.71
£84.69
£99.40
£198.80
18. Naxos
£13.37
£89.60
£102.97
£205.94
19. Elba
£42.80
£60.18
£102.98
£205.96
20. Corsica
£29.25
£74.44
£103.69
£207.38
21. Rhodes
£13.20
£91.38
£104.58
£209.16
22. Zakynthos
£16.94
£96.73
£113.67
£227.34
23. Ile de Ré
£23.18
£97.62
£120.80
£241.60
24. Ile d’Yeu
£14.18
£113.22
£127.40
£254.80
25. Menorca
£16.05
£115.01
£131.06
£262.12
26. Mallorca
£19.44
£171.62
£191.06
£382.12
27. Capri
£16.05
£199.25
£215.30
£430.60
28 Santorini
£24.88
£254.97
£279.85
£559.70
29. Ibiza
£23.18
£279.04
£302.22
£604.44
30. Mykonos
£32.10
£534.90
£567.00
£1,134.00

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Where to Go For a Romantic Island Escape - on a Budget! 

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How We Produced This Guide

To determine which destinations should feature in the top 30 European islands for a romantic stay for two, we used our accommodation search data to ascertain which were the most popular in Europe. 


To effectively rank the cities based on price, we took two primary factors into consideration: The average cost of accommodation per person, per night based on a duration of seven nights on each island and the cost of a ribeye steak dinner (or the closest alternative) at a local restaurant. The cost for accommodation was taken from our own search data. We then used online review sites (TripAdvisor and Yelp) to establish the cost for a steak dinner at a mid-range steak restaurant on each island. Based on this data, we calculated the average cost for a romantic trip to each island, per person. For more information on the different price categories, please refer to the information below:


Cost of accommodation: The average cost per person, per night based on a seven night stay (25.08.2018 - 01.09.2018) at a hotel or holiday rental on the island.

Cost of a meal: The cost for a ribeye steak (or the nearest alternative) at a local steak restaurant on the island.


All prices have been converted into GBP from local currencies. Exchange rates were calculated on Monday 30 July 2018. For additional information and interview requests, please contact press@hometogo.com.