When many people think of a vacation getaway, they think of warm weather and water, two things that are in abundance in the country of Greece, particularly across the country’s six thousand islands. Greece is a popular summer destination in the Mediterranean, and it’s not difficult to understand why, with its white-washed buildings, history, and crystal blue water. The difficult part is to decide where to stay in the unique and beautiful country.
1.Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
© Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
The Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete offers a variety of gastronomical and cultural experiences, crystal waters, and beautiful views. Accommodations at the luxury resort consist of fifty-two guest suites, as well as four villas with private pools. All of these are designed for guests to have a private space to relax with spacious room, exquisite decor, and understated luxury. Guests also are provided with exclusive services, such as private menus and private seating at breakfast. Five restaurants throughout the property offers an array of Mediterranean cuisine, including traditional Greek dishes, as well as some international twists.
Plaka, Schisma Elountas 720 53, Greece
© Katikies Hotel
The Katikies Hotel is known for its unmatched services, sense of romance, and warm atmosphere uniquely combined within a natural environment and exceptional setting that welcomes guests to experience luxurious moments at a luxury hotel in Oia, Santorini. Guest accommodations at the Katikies Hotel on the island of Santorini include amenities such as complimentary wireless internet, iPod docking station, air-conditioning, laptop-sized safe, a minibar, maid service twice daily, slippers and bathrobes, 24-hour room service, a Nespresso coffee maker, satellite television, and butler server on request. Guests will find inspiring views of the azure blue sea and the caldera.
Nik. Nomikou (Main Street), Oía 847 02, Greece
© Lindos Blu
The Lindos Blue is an adults-only resort on the island of Rhodes. Constructed similar to a hillside amphitheater that overlooks the Vlicha Bay, the five-star luxury resort is a tranquil retreat for relaxation and pampering. The small luxury hideaway features a terrace series that lead down to an indulgent spa, outdoor and indoor pools, a penthouse sun-terrace, two restaurant, maisonettes and villas with private pools, and a sandy beach. All accommodations boasts stunning panoramic views of the sea. Guest room amenities include complimentary high-speed wireless internet, Nespresso coffee machines, with some featuring Jacuzzi soaking tubs and shared pools.
EO Rodou Lindou 615, Lindos 851 07, Greece, Phone: +30 2244 032110
4.Andronis Luxury Suites
© Andronis Luxury Suites
The Andronis Luxury Suites is famous for provides a unique atmosphere of elegance and tranquility. The luxury hotel is made up of twenty-nine guest suites and villas constructed in a traditional style within the town Oia’s picturesque puzzle of houses. Guests can relax in the property’s heated Jacuzzis, cave pools, and private infinity pools as they take in the amazing views of the volcanic caldera and azure Aegean Sea. The Mare Sanus Spa provides exclusive therapies designed for relaxation and rejuvenation, while the award-winning Lycabettus restaurant offers some of the freshest and finest authentic cuisine around.
Oia, Thira 847 02, Greece, Phone: +30 2286 072041
5.Marpunta Resort by Santikos Collection
Marpunta Resort by Santikos Collection is a charming hotel located within beautiful Marpunta Village on the stunning island peninsula of Alonissos. The fisherman's village-style resort, which was constructed in 1970, has been recently fully renovated and showcases gorgeously-appointed non-smoking guest rooms and suites. All rooms offer prime modern amenities, including in-room tubs and showers, coffee and tea machines, and a self-catering ice machine. Select rooms offer stunning views of the Aegean Sea and the nearby National Marine Park of Alonnisos Northern Sporades. Three private beaches are offered for guest use, along with luxurious amenities like swimming pools, tennis courts, and full-service wellness and spa facilities. Several dining experiences are offered for guests, ranging from the Greek-style Achinos Beach Restaurant to the Sunset Restaurant, known for its excellent buffet-style offerings at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Marpounta 370 05, Greece, Phone: +30 2424 065212
6.Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel and Spa
© Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel + Spa
The five-star unique Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel and Spa is a member of the renowned Small Luxury Hotels of the World, providing a destination for contemporary design and luxury. Among the facilities at the hotel is a state-of-the-art spa on a corner of the beautiful waterfront of the Kos Harbor. The on-site Cuvee Restaurant at the Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel offers creative gastronomy and is considered to be one of the top restaurants in the historic town of Kos. Guest suites at the luxury boutique hotel have plenty of natural light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows.
7.Vedema, A Luxury Collection Resort
© Vedema, A Luxury Collection Resort
The Vedema, A Luxury Collection Resort is hidden away in Megalohori, a medieval village on the island of Santorini. The resort has evolved over the numerous years from a 400-year-old wine cellar and a century-old mansion into the now Cycladic-styled, authentic property. The Vedema resort consists of forty-six suites and villas, each with its own terrace and several with private pools or jacuzzis. Guests are welcomed by a complimentary bottle of local white wine and a fruit basket waiting for them in their room. The hotel also provides turndown service nightly and housekeeping services twice daily.
8.Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini
© Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini
The Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini is carved into the rugged cliffs of the Caldera, overlooking the turquoise waters of the beautiful Aegean Sea that surrounds the island. Linked by way of a series of cobbled paths, the Mystique is made up of forty villas and suites, two swimming pools, a modern gym, and an Asian Spa for rejuvenation and relaxation. All of these offer panoramic views of the sea across to the volcano that shaped the island of Santorini. Dining options at the luxury hotel include fresh Greek-inspired fare at Charisma and sushi with a Mediterranean twist at Asea.
9.Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort
© Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort
The Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort is a beachfront, five-star luxury hotel on the island of Mykonos. As one of the country’s small luxury hotels, the Mykonos Grand provides an ideal setting for personalized service, luxury, fun, adventure, and romance. Guest rooms and suites are spacious, designed for the optimal amount of comfort and offering Aegean-inspired ambiance. Accommodations feature the iconic colors of blue and white found throughout the architecture of Mykonos and quality Greek marble. The Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort is designed to capture essence of the natural wonders that surround the resort to provide guests with a memorable stay.
© Casa Delfino
Casa Delfino is an upscale boutique hotel in Chania, located within a gorgeous restored Venetian mansion dating back to the 17th century. The hotel, which is conveniently located near area attractions like the Old Venetian Harbor and Nea Chora Beach, has been operated by the same family for more than six generations, featuring fully-restored ambiance and a mix of modern and classical decor elements. 24 guest rooms and suites are offered for overnight stay, featuring modern amenities like flat screen televisions, iPod docks, whirlpool tubs, and complimentary wireless internet. Upgraded suites add private living areas, romantic loft bedrooms, and in-room DVD players. Lovely hotel amenities range from a full-service upscale spa to a charming rooftop garden offering sunbathing and cocktail bar experiences.
Theofanous 9, Chania 731 31, Greece, Phone: +30 2821 087400
11.Nissaki Boutique Hotel
© Nissaki Boutique Hotel
The Nissaki Boutique Hotel overlooks the Psarou Beach and is often thought of as one of the most beautiful boutique hotels on the island of Mykonos. The five-star hotel offers a luxurious holiday and is just a short walk away from the island’s famous Platis Gialos Beach. The Phos Restaurant at the Nissaki Boutique Hotel captivate diners’ senses and offers ideal views for sampling local dishes, standing out from the island’s many “restaurant bars.” The Pool Bar is a good spot for guests to grab a coffee, fresh fruit cocktail, or other beverage while enjoying the sun poolside.
12.Poseidonion Grand Hotel
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The Poseidonion Grand Hotel has been a landmark on the seafront of Spetses since the year 1914 for its architecture and provides guests with exclusive and elegant accommodations. The hotel offers a bit of glamour within the sun-soaked Spetses. Complimentary wireless internet is available in common areas, and the hotel also includes a boutique, fitness room, and spa. Guest rooms include bathrobes and slippers, a fully-stocked mini-bar, wired internet access, and a flat screen television, while every suite features an espresso machine. Guests will also find a variety of dishes at the hotel’s restaurants: On The Verandah and Freud Oriental.
© Kirini Santorini
The Kirini Santorini hotel is situated within the picturesque Greek village of Oia on the popular island of Santorini. Located in a lively, yet still quiet spot within close walking distance to the town’s panoramic promenade, the hotel combines the classic tradition of Cycladic architecture with luxurious detail, boasting tranquil guest accommodations with extensive views overlooking the well known Caldera. The luxury Kirini Santorini hotel consists of twenty-six suites that offer guests with fruit and wine upon arrival, Wi-Fi, slippers and bathrobes, a docking station, 24-hour room service, a laptop-sized safe, satellite television, comfort amenities, and twice-daily maid service.
The Sani Asterias is an intimate luxury hotel offering elegance with each one of its fifty-seven luxuriously styled suites, all designed to make a stay truly unforgettable for guests. Each suite is spacious with a contemporary style and includes a private terrace, marbled bathrooms with a Jacuzzi tub or rain shower, bath essentials, and a choice of pillows. At the hotel’s on-site restaurant Michelin-starred chefs offer a menu that delights and surprises, striving to meet every need of hotel guests. The Sani Asterias boasts a private beach setting on serenely landscaped grounds, providing direct access to an exclusive beach.
15.Amathus Elite Suites (formerly Elite Suites by Amathus Beach)
© Amathus Elite Suites (formerly Elite Suites by Amathus Beach)
The five-star Amathus Elite Suites is a boutique hotel surrounded by the Aegean Sea and lush surroundings, offering guests with amazing sea views in a beautiful setting of Rhodes, striving to exemplify romantic beachfront living. Each morning at the hotel begins with a breakfast, continued with a la carte options for dining that are likely to enchant guests at the Varkarola tavern, providing dining with a view of the sea. The tavern’s cosy interior is only available to hotel guests. The Iliades restaurant serves dinners on its panoramic terrace, while lunch and savory snacks are provided by the pool.
16.Myconian Villa Collection
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The five-star resort concept known as the Myconian Villa Collection is nestled within the hills above the island of Mykonos’ Elia Bay. Leaning into the hillside, the resort’s terraced villas have clear, uninterrupted sea views out onto the Aegean. The expansive entertainment deck offers 360-degree panoramic views as well and features a saltwater infinity pool, an epicurean restaurant, and a cool bar. The Myconian Villa Collection aims to offer the highest standard of service to ensure a sense of ease and effortless luxury. The Thalasso Spa provides relaxing and rejuvenating treatments, while guests can also relax in private loungers on the beach.
17.Regina Dell Acqua Resort
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The Regina Dell Acqua Resort boasts itself as being the “Queen of Kefalonia” with its rooms as the jewels of its crown, a fascinating, luxurious, sparkling, and aristocratic hotel. The staff aim to make every effort to provide the most in hospitality. The Regina Dell' Aqua Hotel is made up of thirty-eight luxurious and unique guest rooms, each one with a distinct feeling and style. The hotel’s on-site restaurant, the Amethyst Hippocampus Restaurant, serves traditional meals and Mediterranean fare. Guests can step outside and take in rare mountain landscapes and sun-soaked beaches with clear blue waters.
18.Palladium Boutique Hotel
© Palladium Boutique Hotel
The Palladium Boutique Hotel is a five-star luxury hotel located on one of the world’s most famous islands of Greece. Each one of the hotel’s forty-eight modern and chic guest rooms and suites are elegant designed to provide a comfortable and inviting stay. All of the rooms and suites are smoke-free and feature their own private balcony, complimentary wireless internet, a television, in-room safe, minibar, coffee and tea making facilities, and an ironing board and iron. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the sea during both the day and night from the hotel’s swimming pool or the pool terrace.
© Porto Sani
The Porto Sani offers a luxurious destination for the mind and body, providing relaxing surrounding. The hotel’s Spa Suite provides a tranquil space with customized aromatherapy treatments, private yoga lessons, and personal trainers. The beautiful lagoon pool is a great spot to relax in the sun, while guests can also find a healthy menu and fresh juices for children and adults alike. The spacious suites offer enough space for families and boasts amazing views of the Marina and the pools. Each suite consists of a balcony or terrace, a Nespresso machine, luxury toiletries, pillow menu, and luxury bedding.
© Sani Beach
The five-star Sani Beach is a spacious hotel that offers a quality stay for the entire family with miles of exclusive gold sand beaches, restaurants serving both Greek cuisine and an array of international fare, and an enticing spa. The hotel offers a wide selection of guest accommodations, ranging from double rooms to junior suites to one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. Each room provides a relaxing and spacious setting with its own private garden, balcony, or terrace. Sani Beach is also home to outdoor and indoor heated pools, a lagoon-style pool, and pine-fringed beach that stretches seven kilometers.
21.Cavo Bianco Resort
© Cavo Bianco Resort
The Cavo Bianco Resort strives to provide all guests with exclusivity and complete privacy. Set within a rather enchanting setting, the Santorinian themes blend stylishly with contemporary comforts. The resort’s luxurious guest rooms and suites have their own distinct character and are designed to provide visitors with a “home-away-from-home.” All accommodations combine the modern touches with traditional architectural elements for a timeless charm. Room amenities include tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, complimentary wireless internet, a mini fridge, hair dryer, satellite television, and a safe. The Cavo Bianco Resort strives to always offer friendly, warm service.
22.Atlantica Kalliston Resort and Spa
© Atlantica Kalliston Resort and Spa
The Atlantica Kalliston Resort and Spa is beautifully situated along a stretch of sandy beach and boasts amazing surrounding views. The resort provides luxury accommodations within a relaxed setting that is likely to please any adult on holiday. The Lobby Bar and Terrace is an elegant bar for classic cocktails, wines, and beers, along with soft drinks and hot beverages. The Culinarium Greek Restaurant serves authentic Mediterranean cuisine for guests to experience Cretan culture. The Aqua Bar is the resort’s pool bar, offering a light snack menu and refreshing drinks all day. Guests can enjoy a their favorite beverages without leaving the water.
23.Canaves Oia Santorini
© Canaves Oia Santorini
The Canaves Oia Hotel in Santorini offers visitors elegantly classic, inspiring, and inviting suites, as well as contemporary hotel facilities that entice travelers to experience luxury accommodations in Oia. All of the guest suites are decorated in a minimal manner with dazzling white and features beautiful Aegean Sea and Caldera views, areas for al fresco dining, and private verandas. In-room amenities also include Elemis toiletries, coffee and tea making facilities, minibar, iPod dock, and flat screen television. The Infinity Pool Bar Restaurant provides all-day dining, including casual lunch dishes, snacks, and signature cocktails until the late afternoon.
© Sani Club
The Sani Club provides a variety of amenities and exciting activities, both off and on the water. These are complemented by the delicious cuisines of the restaurants and luxurious accommodations the resort provides to guests in an effort to make their stay truly memorable. The hotel’s 253 spacious guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows providing excellent views of the Mediterranean gardens and the Aegean. Accommodation options range from double rooms to junior suites to one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites for families, all of which offer direct pool or beach access. Every room also includes a luxury bathroom with bath and rain shower.
25.Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort and Villas
© Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort and Villas
The Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort and Villas is a five-star resort on the seafront of Rhodes Island’s southeast coast. The resort consists of a heated indoor pool, a small chapel, two lagoon-style outdoor pools, a children’s area, three bars, four restaurants, and the AnaNeosis Thalasso Spa Centre that features a heated indoor saltwater pool. The luxury Atrium Prestige Rhodes resort contains 250 guest rooms, as well as more than sixty private pools. The spa hotel combines luxury accommodations, breaktaking scenery, azure views, and beautiful Greek architecture on the Lachania Beach and its unspoiled landscape.
25 Best Greece Hotels
- Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete, Photo: Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
- Katikies Hotel, Photo: Katikies Hotel
- Lindos Blu, Photo: Lindos Blu
- Andronis Luxury Suites, Photo: Andronis Luxury Suites
- Marpunta Resort by Santikos Collection, Photo: whyframeshot/adobe.stock.com
- Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel and Spa, Photo: Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel + Spa
- Vedema, A Luxury Collection Resort, Photo: Vedema, A Luxury Collection Resort
- Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini, Photo: Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini
- Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, Photo: Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort
- Casa Delfino, Photo: Casa Delfino
- Nissaki Boutique Hotel, Photo: Nissaki Boutique Hotel
- Poseidonion Grand Hotel, Photo: Poseidonion Grand Hotel
- Kirini Santorini, Photo: Kirini Santorini
- Sani Asterias, Photo: Kristina/stock.adobe.com
- Amathus Elite Suites (formerly Elite Suites by Amathus Beach), Photo: Amathus Elite Suites (formerly Elite Suites by Amathus Beach)
- Myconian Villa Collection, Photo: Myconian Villa Collection
- Regina Dell Acqua Resort, Photo: Regina Dell Acqua Resort
- Palladium Boutique Hotel, Photo: Palladium Boutique Hotel
- Porto Sani, Photo: Porto Sani
- Sani Beach, Photo: Sani Beach
- Cavo Bianco Resort, Photo: Cavo Bianco Resort
- Atlantica Kalliston Resort and Spa, Photo: Atlantica Kalliston Resort and Spa
- Canaves Oia Santorini, Photo: Canaves Oia Santorini
- Sani Club, Photo: Sani Club
- Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort and Villas, Photo: Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort and Villas
- Cover Photo: science photo/stock.adobe.com
Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
The Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens provides guests with views of the original Olympic Stadium, the Lycabettus Hill, the Parliament and Syntagma Square, and the famous Acropolis. The five-star, award-winning hotel offers an unparalleled perspective of the mythical history of Athens, located in the heart of Athens since the year 1874. The Hotel Grande Bretagne, made up of 320 guest rooms that include fifty-eight suites, is a short walk from several shopping areas, the business district, and museums. The GB Roof Garden Restaurant serves fine Mediterranean fare, while the Winter Garden offers afternoon high tea.
1 Vasileos Georgiou A, Syntagma Square Str, Athina 105 64, Greece
The Perivolas Lifestyle Houses can be described as intimate and charming, the ultimate in the elegant and relaxed simplicity of “island living.” The unique resort combines stunning views with inspiring seascape and landscape, warm hospitality, beautiful architecture, and serene tranquility. The Perivolas restaurant, housed within a former wine cellar, serves a menu of contemporary Greek cuisine, along with daily specials, using local seasonal produce. During the evenings, guests can dine on the peaceful poolside terraces and watch the sunset. Dishes guests may find on the menu include shrimp saganaki, slow roasted lamb, grilled octopus, and the freshest fish.