Boutique Hotels to Book in Greece For Every Budget

Find a quiet spot in Greece and take in its beauty, without breaking the bank
Find a quiet spot in Greece and take in its beauty, without breaking the bank | © Jan Wlodarczyk / Alamy Stock Photo
Nicola Chilton

In Greece, you can blow your budget on an uber-luxe private villa in the islands or stretch your Euros with a stay in a small family-run hotel or buzzy urban property. Either way, it’s a fantastic place to travel around. From clifftop Greek luxury hotels in Santorini and cosy lodgings in Koufonisia to historical homes in Rhodes and Corfu, here’s our pick of the best boutique hotels in Greece for every budget – all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Portes Houses, Koufonisia

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Pink blooming bougainvillea trims the white-waled Greek dwellings at Portes Houses, Koufonisia.
© Portes Houses, Koufonisia / Booking.com
Staying in the Cyclades can be a bit of a bank breaker – especially in summer – but friendly Portes Houses on the island of Koufonisia offers style and comfort with an affordability that will leave you with extra pocket money to spend. Avoid the basement rooms if you’re looking for views; sea-view rooms and apartments have lovely sunny balconies and terraces – great spots for breakfast – with pink bougainvillaea and a vista of the neighbouring islands.

2. Omma Santorini

Boutique Hotel

Palm trees and pool cabanas are reflected in the still waters of the luxurious pool at Omma Santorini.
© Omma Santorini / Expedia

High above the caldera in Imerovigli, Omma Santorini is a peaceful haven of Cycladic design, jaw-dropping views and some of the best sunsets on the island. The location places you away from the crowds yet within easy reach of the main sights – if you can tear yourself from the twin swimming pools, that is. Accommodation ranges from cosy deluxe rooms all the way up to the worth-a-splurge Omma Villa with a private garden, outdoor lounge and private pool.

3. Kókkini Porta Rossa, Rhodes

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

A private walled courtyard dotted with desert bushes and olive trees surrounds a comfortable seating area at the Kókkini Porta Rossa, Rhodes.
© Kókkini Porta Rossa, Rhodes / Expedia

Once a knight’s residence and church, this 14th-century building – with vaulted ceilings, antiques and aromatic private gardens – now houses a six-suite Greek boutique hotel inside its storied stone walls. Step outside and you’re in the heart of medieval Rhodes Town. Soak up the history in the sunny courtyard with a Kókkini Porta Rossa cocktail made with mastiha, lemon juice and pink peppercorns – and don’t miss breakfast ­with owner Angela’s marmalade, made with bitter oranges from her own trees.

4. Scala de Faro, Crete

Suite Hotel

A contemporary suite at the Scala de Faro, Crete, looks out over Chania harbour and old town.
© Scala de Faro, Crete / Expedia

If the walls here could talk they would share stories dating to the 15th century of the Venetians, Ottomans and Greeks who once inhabited this building. Renovated and adapted throughout the years, it’s now a delightful nine-suite boutique hotel in Greece’s Chania harbour with views onto the Old Port lighthouse. Rooms are modern, retaining historical details with a feeling of freshness and a touch of the mid-century. For harbour vistas that will have you swooning, opt for the deluxe double sea-view room with a balcony.

5. COCO-MAT Hotel, Athens

Boutique Hotel

Two sun loungers at the infinity pool at COCO-MAT Hotel, Athens, looks out over the city as the sun sets.
© COCO-MAT Hotel, Athens / Expedia

A good night’s sleep is practically guaranteed at this hotel run by COCO-MAT, the most popular maker of high-quality beds and bedding in Greece. If your dreams were sweeter than usual, buy your own bedding set from the hotel boutique to take home. The hotel itself is in the heart of Kolonaki; grab a wooden bike to explore one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Athens. And after all the exertion, head to the roof garden for refreshing drinks and some of the best views in the city.

6. Rigas Boutique Hotel, Halkidiki

Boutique Hotel

A large bed with plush head board sits in front of a desk in a guest suite at the contemporary Rigas Boutique Hotel, Halkidiki.
© Rigas Boutique Hotel, Halkidiki / Expedia

Within walking distance of the beach and village, this wallet-friendly boutique hotel ticks all the boxes you need for a classic Greek beach holiday, without the price tag. When you’ve had your fill of strolling the cobbled streets of Afytos, tackle the rocky path down to the beach or head back to the hotel for a soak in the pool. The expansive views out to sea will have you lounging for hours.

7. Villa de Loulia, Corfu

Boutique Hotel

The red-painted walls of the Villa de Loulia, Corfu, sit in a landscaped lawn and large shaded pool area.
© Villa de Loulia, Corfu / Expedia

This blush pink 200-year-old Italianate villa turned luxury boutique hotel in Greece is filled with period furniture and design touches that take you back in time. Set in flower-filled gardens, there’s a refreshingly modern swimming pool in the centre and an even more refreshing bar alongside. The quiet village of Peroulades is a short walk away – and owner Loukia’s lovely Greek breakfast with farm-fresh eggs, yoghurt, local cheeses and homemade cakes and jam served in the garden is the perfect start to the day.

8. Olivemare, Kefalonia

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Large olive trees hang over the modern pool area where sun loungers, parasols and baskets of towels sit at the Olivemare, Kefalonia.
© Olivemare, Kefalonia / Expedia
Adults-only Olivemare on Kefalonia – the island that was the setting of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – is a peaceful retreat in a bucolic setting of woods and olive groves. It’s sleekly designed with a cooling pool and jacuzzi at its centre, and the white walls of this modern mansion reflect the green of the surrounding nature to create a dreamy ambience. But rouse yourself from your reverie with a visit to the beach and local harbour – with fun, friendly tavernas just a short walk away.

9. The Lost Unicorn, Pelion

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This quirky, curiosity-filled hotel is a fun base for exploring the forests and mountains of Pelion – the hotel dog can even accompany you on your walks. A 19th-century mansion on the main village square in Tsagarada, the hotel simultaneously feels connected to the village yet lost within its fragrant gardens bursting with roses and hydrangeas. Look out for the treehouse table – it’s the perfect perch for surveying your surroundings with tea and homemade cakes.

If none of these take your fancy, explore the best hotels on Tinos for every traveller, the best boutique hotels in Corfu, the most beautiful hotel settings in Greece or Santorini’s top luxury stays or – for the budget-conscious traveler – our guide to Athens’ most wallet-friendly accommodation.

This is a rewrite of an article originally by Ethel Dilouambaka.

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