Who doesn’t love a good infinity pool? There is something about the mesmerizing illusion of the swimming pool and the sea blending into one big blue element, and it is even better when paired with a stunning view. To help you plan your next summer holidays in Greece, or to simply make you escape your daily routine, Culture Trip has come up with a guide to the best infinity pools in Greece. But you should know that once you’ve read this, you’ll have major summer envy.
Armonia Bay Hotel
Courtesy of Armonia Bay Hotel, Samos
Located near Tsamadou Beach, in Samos, Armonia Bay Hotel is a friendly and comfortable little hotel that fits seamlessly into its surroundings. Looking across the bay towards a small, picture-perfect fishing village, it is located on the beach and offers all-encompassing views from its stunning infinity pool. Fair warning: you may never want to leave.
Experience living in a tower house from the 19th century in the south of Mani, Peloponnese. The building was imaginatively converted into a charming little hotel by the owners who also happened to be architects. Perched on a cliff above the sea, Tainaron Blue offers breathtaking vistas over its surroundings. But what many people may consider a bonus is the small infinity pool on a minimalist deck, surrounded by olive trees. You will want to spend many afternoons there.
With a straight-to-the-point motto of ‘Ancient history, modern luxury,’ Condé Nast Traveler awarded Nafplia Palace the Best Hotel South Greece Award in 2010, and for a good reason. The hotel seduces with its elegant facilities. Overlooking the bay of Argolis and the walls of the Palamidi, the Nafplia Palace resort includes a hotel and private villas, each with their own pools. But if you’re staying in the hotel, you won’t feel left out. The main infinity pool offers glorious views and appears to flow directly into the azure sea – a perfect vantage point for admiring the sunset.
Family-friendly Anastasis Apartments in Imerovigli has everything to offer. You’ll find not only crisp-white private apartments and villas, beautiful surroundings, and gardens with an astounding location on the cliffs of the Caldera but also an infinity pool, bordered by two sundecks with views over the sea and the neighboring islands. People around the world come to Santorini to chase the sunset, but from that pool, there is no doubt you’re in one of the best spots to witness it.
Built on a small hill near Aghios Eleftherios, just ten minutes uphill from Mykonos town, Vencia Boutique Hotel is a four-star luxury establishment. From its infinity pool, which is ranked in TripAdvisor’s top ten, you can enjoy panoramic vistas of the sea and Mykonos town below while savoring cocktails from the pool bar. If you are visiting Mykonos but you are not the party animal you once were, this is the ideal place to be.
Carved on the slopes of a private bay near Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Daios Cove Luxury Resort is the epitome of minimalist luxury. Its location makes it the ideal setting for a relaxing hotel. Private villas feature private pools, while the central seawater pool offers extensive scenes over the bay. A magnificent sight on which to feast your eyes.
Just a short walk from Oia, Perivolas Luxury Hotel is where you can enjoy relaxing vacations and experience laid-back island living. Set on the cliffs above the sea, this little hotel is a refreshing alternative to neighboring resorts. Even better, the hotel’s infinity pool has been featured four times on the front cover of Condé Nast Traveler. Once you dip your toes in it while enjoying the sunset, you’ll understand why.
Beautifully constructed and designed, Atlantica Grand Mediterraneo Resort & Spa in Corfu is a haven of relaxation. With a stunning beachside location, the hotel offers a range of wellness treatments and massages, but if you’re not interested in those activities, you can still lounge near the infinity pool and soak up some sun rays. This resort may just be the place where all of your troubles melt away.
Voted by TheSunday Times as one of the ‘Hot 100 Best Hotels in Europe,’ Hotel Emelisse is stylish and elegant yet simple. Located 15 minutes away from the fishing port of Fiskardo, the hotel is designed like a cluster of villas. Its amenities include a central walk-in infinity pool, while some private suites and rooms also have a shared smaller pool. Spend hours hanging near the water and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the place. Welcome to heaven.
Islands get all the buzz, but the mainland has proved to us countless times its value and beauty. In the gorgeous region of Epirus, coastal Parga is a too-often-overlooked destination. The Salvator Villas and Spa Hotel is set on a hill and offers picturesque views of the coastline. While the hotel features suites and villas with their own pools, it also offers a main pool, which has incredible scenes over Parga Bay. To take a break from exploring the region, drop by the pool and watch the sunset – it’s probably one of the best ways to end a lovely day.
And sometimes, you do not need to book a hotel to enjoy the pleasures of an infinity pool. Drop by Pathos Lounge, a Gaudí-inspired bar and restaurant with a stunning infinity pool where locals and tourists flock all summer long to enjoy mesmerizing sunsets. Try to come early to grab a lounge bed, or just come and enjoy some drinks at the bar while listening to the sounds of the best DJ sets. Remember, sunset only means the night is young.