Romance Books set in Greece: 20 Romantic Comedy Novels

Reading a romance book in Greece

If you love reading romance books set in Greece, here’s a great selection of fun books to choose from.

Many of these romance books set in Greece will appeal to girls who love romantic comedy novels.

In addition to finding romance, the reader will also be transported to amazing beaches and enchanting towns in Greece.

Then there’s the delicious Greek food to think about, which many of these books include in the storyline.

Romance books set in Grece will often start in a bad way, such as breaking up with a boyfriend, losing a job, experiencing financial turmoil, or a death in the family, and so on.

But that’s what jolts the girl to travel to Greece in the first place. From there, the magic of Greece takes over, which is how the fun begins.

Meeting a sexy Greek Adonis is often one of the big attractions for women romance readers, but there are loads of different storylines in these romance novels.

Pick one of the following romance books set in Greece, and who knows. You may get hooked on them.

It may even lead you to book a trip to a Greek island sooner than you think, and that’s a good thing!

Romance books set in Greece by location

All of these romance books set in Greece fall under a heading showing you the location in Greece where the storyline takes place.

It could be a particular Greek island like Corfu or Santorini or another fantastic location on Greece’s mainland.

If you want to read a book about Corfu, then look under that particular heading.

It shouldn’t be too hard to pick one romantic book in this list of romance books set in Greece, especially if a certain Greek island enamors you.

Romance books set in Greece – Corfu

Corfu seems to be the most popular Greek island setting for romance books. There’s a good reason why. The island is unbelievable!

Even so, I’m still a little bit surprised that so many romance books make use of Corfu.

I can understand why because one of my all-time favorite books is My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell.

This classic book is hugely popular, which is why the true-life story has also been adapted in both film and TV series.

The beautiful setting in this book is from the island of Corfu.

The major difference, in this case, is that all of the romance novels shown here are works of fiction.

Many authors choose Corfu when writing their romance books set in Greece, though one seems to stand out way above the rest.

Mandy Baggot clearly loves Corfu, which is why she has written about the Greek island in so many of her books.

To me, it’s as if her one true love in Greece is Corfu.

Take special note of the Mandy Baggot books below. You need to read at least one of them if you’re curious about Corfu.

1. Desperately Seeking Summer

Book Author: Mandy Baggot

The Location (Romance books set in Greece): Corfu

Romance books set in Greece Desperately seeking summer

Abby loses her job and her boyfriend within 24 hours. It’s not all bad because she ends up spending the summer on the island of Corfu.

Her mother and sister have a struggling real-estate business on the Greek island, called Desperately Seeking. Abbey wants to sees what she can do to turn things around.

There’s a hot guy Theo in the book and so much more in this enjoyable rom-com.

One thing, though, is it just me, or does the book cover make you think that the setting has to be in Santorini.

2. Sunshine after the Rain

Book Author: Daisy James

The Location (Romance books set in Greece): Corfu

Romance novels set in Greece Sunshine after the rain

Evie Johnson decides to reevaluate her life after a mistake at an art show at a gallery goes wrong.

As a result, she leaves fast-paced London for the slower pace in Corfu, where she plans to return to her love of painting.

Unexpectedly she finds her boss’s son, Sam Bradbury, at the villa where she’s staying at. Is there an attraction in the air?

3. Single for the Summer

Book Author: Mandy Baggot

The Location (Romance books set in Greece): Corfu

Romance books set in Greece Single for the Summer

When Tess arrives in Corfu with her friend Sonya, she has one dating rule in mind to stick to. That’s to remain single for the summer.

Her normal rule is that she doesn’t stick with a guy past 6 weeks. But what happens when she meets the Greek Adonis restauranteur Andras?

4. My Greek Island Summer

Book Author: Mandy Baggot

The Location (Romance books set in Greece): Corfu, plus an unexpected visit to Athens, and Kefalonia

Romance books set in Greece My Greek Island Summer

Becky Rowe has done what many people would love to do: to house-sit at a top-end villa in Corfu.

You may find this rom-com a slow start, but it will change when it gets to Corfu.

5. Truly, Madly, Greekly

Book Author: Mandy Baggot

The Location (Romance books set in Greece): Corfu

Romance books set in Greece Truly Madly Greekly

Ellen plans her sister Lacey’s big, fat, Greek wedding in Corfu.

6. One Last Greek Summer

Book Author: Mandy Baggot

The Location (Romance books set in Greece): Corfu

Romantic Comedy Book One Last Greek Summer

One of her best books.

Other Mandy Baggot books include:

  • Those Summer Nights
  • Staying Out for the Summer

7. Escape to the Hummingbird Hotel (Book 1 of 3)

Book Author: Daisy James

The Location (Romance books set in Greece): Corfu

Books set in Corfu Hummingbird Hotel Novel

Abbie is a florist-to-the-stars who seems to have it all going for her, that is, until she loses her job and her boyfriend.

To escape from her heartbreak, she jets off to her aunt’s quirky Hummingbird Hotel on the Greek island of Corfu.

8. The Ebb (The Lady of the Pier #1)

Book Author: Effrosyni Moschoudi

The Location (Romance books set in Greece): The Greek island of Corfu

Books set in Greece The Ebb

Two love stories from different eras are interwoven. One from Corfu in Greece and the other in Brighton, England.

Not really a rom-com, but I had to include it.

Interesting note: Moschoudi’s first book was titled, The Necklace of the Goddess Athena.

Romance books set in Greece – Santorini

Not sure why there aren’t loads of books set in Santorini. I suppose Santorini is better known as a honeymoon destination, but even so, it’s still a top-rated destination for singles.

Here are three books set in Santorini to choose from.

9. One Summer in Santorini

Book Author: Sandy Barker

The Location (Romance books set in Greece): Santorini to Mykonos

Romance books set in Greece One summer in Santorini

Sarah, an Aussie girl, books a sailing trip on a yacht around the Greek islands for ten days with six strangers.

This leads her to meet a gorgeous American man and a handsome silver fox who promises her the world. However, her original plan after going through a heart-wrenching breakup was to steer clear of men. So what is she going to do?

10. The Summer House in Santorini

Book Author: Samantha Parks

The Location: Santorini

Books set in Greece The summer house in Santorini

Anna inherits a house on the beautiful island of Santorini and plans to travel from New York to Greece to repair the house and sell it. Do you think she will meet a man in Santorini? Of course, she will.

This is considered a classic romance novel, so if you love Santorini, this could be the book for you.

11. Finding You (Destination Love #3)

Book Author: Jo Watson

The Location: Santorini

Romance books set in Greece Finding You

Jane Smith goes to Greece in search of her biological father as her 25th birthday approaches.

After a flight to Santorini, she meets a sexy tour guide called Dimitri, who is willing to help her search.

Romance Books set in Greece – Crete

It’s the largest Greek island, and this is pretty much all I could find.

12. As Greek as it Gets

Book Author: Sue Roberts

The Location (Romance books set in Greece): The Greek island of Crete. Describes the views around Malia, Koutouloufari, and Heraklion. Plus a day trip to Santorini.

Romance books set in Greece As Greek as it Gets

Alice Clarke receives a proposal from her boyfriend, which she’s delighted about.

However, the weight of the wedding plans, not to mention her dead-end job, soon has her doubting whether she’s on the right path in life.

When her best friend whisks her away to a Greek island for a girl’s bachelorette party to Malia, Crete, she begins to unwind and enjoy the Greek way of life. What could happen after that?

Romance Books set in Greece – Kefalonia

The beaches are fantastic in Kefalonia, so you should find this book very enjoyable when you get there.

13. Some Like it Greek

Book Author: Sue Roberts

The Location (Romance books set in Greece): The Greek island of Kefalonia. From Manchester (Salford) in England to Kefalonia.

Romantic books set in Greece Some like it Greek

When Anna cleans out her beloved father’s house after he passes away, she finds a postcard of a gorgeous beach in Greece, as well as a map.

After a redundancy, she decides to visit Greece with her father’s friend Demi, who originally came from Kefalonia.

This is an amusing camper van road trip from England to Greece, via France, Switzerland, and Italy.

Other Sue Roberts books include:

  • Going Greek
  • My Big Fat Greek Summer

Romance Books set in Greece – Skopelos

If you love the movie Mamma Mia and consider yourself an ABBA fan, you’ll probably want to check out this book.

It’s one of the biggest reasons why tourists want to visit Skopelos in the first place.

14. My Mamma Mia Summer

Book Author: Annie Robertson

The Location (Romance books set in Greece): Skopelos

Greek Romance book My Mamma Mia Summer

Laurel jets off to the Greek island of Skopelos for her own Mamma Mia adventure.

More Romance Books set in the Greek Islands

Books set in Greece are best when they’re set on a Greek island. So here are a few more Greek islands to choose from.

15. The Amulet

Book Author: Effrosyni Moschoudi

The Location (Romance books set in Greece): Sifnos

Romance novels set in Greece The Amulet

A gypsy woman gives Katie an amulet for good luck after losing her job.

Before she knows it, she’s hired as a receptionist at a small hotel on the Greek island of Sifnos.

16. P.S. Olive You

Book Author: Lizzie Allen

The Location: Iraklia

Romantic Comedy Novel PS Olive You

If the cover is anything to go by, it should be a great story.

17. Game of Scones (The Little Teashop #1) 

Book Author: Samantha Tonge

The Location: Fishing village of Taxos, in Kos

Books set in Greece Game of Scones

Pippa leaves her London life behind to open a tea shop in Taxos, on the island of Kos, which is where she spent her childhood summers.

18. Moti on the Water

Book Author: Leylah Attar

The Location: The Greek Islands

Books set in Greece Moti on the water

A Greek family. An Indian family. A wedding. The Greek Isles. The Aegean coast.

Moti Ferreira, a 24-year old Indian-American girl, spends two weeks at sea with her oddball family after her cousin marries a Greek man.

Two guys arouse her interest, the dreamy Nikos Manolas and the onboard chef Alexandros Veronis.

Put it all together, and you have one entertaining romantic comedy.

Best Books set in Greece’s Mainland

19. Running Haunted

Book Author: Effrosyni Moschoudi

The Location (Romance books set in Greece): Nafplio

Greek Romance book Running Haunted

Kelly Mellios finishes her first marathon in the Greek town of Nafplio.

This is where she bumps into Alex, a handsome widower with three young children, who happens to be looking for a housekeeper and nanny for his three boys.

After taking the job, she’s shocked to find that the house is haunted by Alex’s late wife, who seeks her help.

Interesting note: The author Efrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece.

20. How Greek is your Love

Book Author: Marjory McGuinn

The Location: Mani region

Novel How Greek is your Love

Involves Bronte, a freelance journalist. It’s a sequel to Marjory McGinn’s first novel, A Saint in Summer.

Romance novels with an Olympian God theme

For something a bit different, try one of the two books. It’s probably going to feel a bit like a Greek myth love story.

  • Olympian Passion (#1)
  • Oh. My. Gods.

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20 Romance Books set in Greece