The Most Beautiful Hotels to Book in Greece

Greece has an array of beautiful hotels for you to choose from
Greece has an array of beautiful hotels for you to choose from | Courtesy of Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas / Booking.com
Christy Taylor

Each year, Greece’s natural beauty attracts visitors who are drawn to the clear Mediterranean Sea and sunset views. Swim in Mykonos’s turquoise bays or sunbathe in a quaint cottage on Corfu’s cliffside at these Greek hotels, primed for your next beach holiday. Here’s where to stay in Greece for a beautiful experience, bookable with Culture Trip.

Pine-covered hills, white-sand beaches and serene bays are part of the country’s charm, with beautiful hotels in Greece dotted across the mainland and islands. A fair word of caution, though: the following images may cause a sudden urge to jump on the next flight to Greece.

1. Andronis Luxury Suites, Oia

Hotel

An outdoor pool with a white table, chairs and shaded sun loungers at Andronis Luxury Suites, Oia with sea and mountain views
Courtesy of Andronis Luxury Suites, Oia / Booking.com

Splendour awaits you at the glistening whitewashed Adronis Luxury Suites, overlooking the sky-blue Aegean Sea. The hotel boasts exceptional experiences, such as a half-day yacht cruise, private wine tasting on a hilltop and shopping in Mykonos via helicopter. Dine at the dramatic clifftop Lycabettus, with its award-winning chef, or take in a treatment at the Mare Sanus Spa. Each elegant suite and villa has a private infinity pool, plunge pool or jacuzzi.

2. Elounda Beach Hotel and Villas, Elounda

Hotel

A light and stylish bedroom at Elounda Beach Hotel and Villas, Elounda, with sea views, a bed, TV, desk and chair
Courtesy of Elounda Beach Hotel and Villas, Elounda / Booking.com

Escape to the Elounda Beach Hotel and Villas on the island of Crete. It offers a range of accommodation options in five categories, from the luxurious to the “future of luxury”. Its dining scene is diverse, with six restaurants and four bars. Relax on the secluded beach and around the seawater pool, treat yourself to a spa session, or partake in one of the many water sports.

4. Ikos Dassia, Corfu

Resort, Hotel, Luxury

A large outdoor pool at Ikos Dassia, Corfu, with sea and mountain views, white parasols, grass and a large tree
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The all-inclusive Ikos Dassia flows through expansive gardens and a 600m (1,969ft) white-sand private beach, and its tranquil rooms, suites and villas offer beach views. Splurge on a deluxe junior suite on the beachfront to take advantage of the private pool and terrace. The resort houses six restaurants with menus created by Michelin-star chefs, or you can take advantage of the innovative Dine Out Programme and eat at a local restaurant for no extra cost.

5. Grace Hotel Santorini, Imerovigli

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

An outside view of the white building and outdoor pool at Grace Hotel Santorini, Imerovigli
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This graceful hotel in Greece lies on a clifftop overlooking the Aegean Sea. Take in those famous Greek sunsets from an elegant suite, with its private terrace and outdoor heated plunge pool, and spend blissful hours indulging in the hotel’s many pursuits, including a holistic in-room spa treatment, private clifftop dining or a wine tour and tasting. A highlight is the 363 Champagne Lounge, sitting at 363m (1,191ft) above sea level, where you can sip on cocktails crafted by a renowned mixologist.

6. The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino

Resort

A rooftop pool area with stylish armchairs and tables with candles at The Romanos a Luxury Collection Resort Costa Navarino
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The award-winning Romanos is surrounded by beautiful gardens, olive groves and unbelievable views of the Ionian Sea. With a focus on sustainability, you can take part in experiences such as traditional grape harvesting and olive picking or visit the town of Pylos for a cooking class with the local women. There’s no shortage of dining options with 14 diverse restaurants, lounges and bars.

7. Tainaron Blue Retreat, Mani

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Hotel

An outdoor view of Tainaron Blue Retreat, Mani, surrounded by large rocky surfaces and green trees dotted around the rocks
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Just a few kilometres from Greece’s southernmost point – Cape Tainaron in the Peloponnese – Tainaron Blue Retreat is a traditional resort offering glorious views of the Aegean Sea. This cute boutique hotel sits inside a restored 19th-century stone tower. With only three rooms, a natural stone terrace and a small infinity pool, it’s truly a little gem that should be kept a secret.

8. Amanzoe, Porto Heli

Hotel, Luxury

Sitting on top of a hill, the architecturally impressive Amanzoe will make all of your Greek island dreams come true. Take your pick from a beachfront cabana, an airy pavilion or a spacious villa with a private chef and host. Sample fresh-caught fish, locally sourced meat and organic produce at one of the four restaurants. The aptly named Bar has a cosy terrace with a firepit for sunset drinks and admiring the 270-degree views.

9. Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites and Spa, Oia

Hotel, Villa

An outdoor pool with white walls and sun loungers, black parasols and palm trees at Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites and Spa Oia
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Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites and Spa sits in Oia (pronounced “ee-a”) on the northern edge of Santorini. With five outdoor pools, this luxury hotel is a true high-end destination. Relax with a cocktail by the pool, or sunbathe on your terrace, complete with a private plunge pool or hot tub. In the evening, there’s no need to trek the narrow city streets to find the perfect spot to watch the sunset – you can enjoy it from the hotel’s bar terrace.

10. Melenos Lindos Hotel, Rhodes

Hotel

A private walled courtyard filled with green desert bushes and trees has an intricate stone floor design at the Melenos Lindos, Greece
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Near the ancient acropolis of Rhodes, Melenos Lindos Hotel is a picture-perfect accommodation option, three minutes from Lindos Beach. The hotel blends antiques and archaeological artefacts collected by the hotel owner with stunning surrounds to create a unique setting. The 12 suites branch off from the main building, creating a village-like feel. Enjoy the sunset from the colourful canopied rooftop restaurant.

11. Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas, Crete

Resort, Hotel

A stylish bedroom with a bed, a sofa, a blue armchair and stunning sea views at Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas, Crete
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Near Agios Nikolaos on Crete, Daios Cove Luxury Resort and Villas sits on a natural, amphitheatre-like slope cascading down to a sandy bay. The complex covers five levels, offering views over the secluded beach below. While it’s a five-star hotel, the friendly staff and the relaxed vibe give it a welcoming ambience. Book a premium junior suite for its private pool and spacious terrace.

12. Porto Zante Villas and Spa, Zakynthos

Hotel

An illuminated rooftop pool with a stylish sheltered seating area, palm trees, cushioned seats and sea views at Porto Zante Villas and Spa
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Porto Zante Villas and Spa is the Greek getaway you’ve always dreamed of, sitting on a private beach. This boutique hotel includes luxury villas, each with Bvlgari toiletries, a Bang & Olufsen sound system and a private pool, offering panoramic views over the emerald Ionian Sea. Start your day with a dip in the sea before tucking into fresh sashimi at the Club House Restaurant for lunch.

13. The Rou Estate, Corfu

Hotel

In northeastern Corfu, the Rou Estate sits within a beautiful olive grove with views towards neighbouring Albania. The estate, comprising 14 houses, is a restored Corfiot village turned into a modern luxury complex, designed by British architect Dominic Skinner and his wife, Claire. Admire the views across the bay from the infinity pool or take part in yoga and meditation classes. It has a remote feel away from the crowds.

Looking for more places to stay in Greece? Whether you’re visiting Athens, Paxos or Delphi, we’ve got you covered. Discover our guide to the best vacation rentals and villas in Greece and Santorini’s top luxury stays. Those planning a romantic trip will love our guide to where to go in Greece for an unforgettable honeymoon, or the best boutique hotels in Greece for every budget — all bookable with Culture Trip.

This is an updated version of an article originally by Ethel Dilouambaka.

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