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No country does summer-luxury quite like Greece, with an abundance of hotels and spas that offer picturesque locations, innovative design, inventive cuisine and, of course, decadent, breathtaking pools. To optimize your social media game during your trip, read our round-up of the most Instagram-worthy pools in Greece.
Small but with a near-unrivalled view, the Canaves Oia Luxury Resort’s infinity pool offers beautiful views of the caldera, blending blue on blue to offer a summer landscape like no other. Meanwhile, white-washed sun loungers within the pool area offer the perfect selfie situation and ensure that you continually get the best of everything – whether it’s sipping a cocktail and enjoying the view or staying cool while sunbathing.
Embracing bold design and a savvy use of bright, popping colours, Semiramis Hotel in Athens will certainly up your Instagram game. Their figure-eight-shaped pool is decorated with high octane blue and green, while candy pink umbrellas make the visuals pop. Soak up the sun on their minimalist loungers and enjoy the endless stream of likes.
Its modern, minimal design leads to heavenly days lounging by the serene, elegant pool at the Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel & Spa in Kos. Decadent white beds surround the pool for the ultimate in comfort, while vistas of the sea around Kos island make for excellent views. The most Instagrammable part though is arguably the signature suites, which come with their own private pools so you can shamelessly Instagram against a beautiful backdrop all day long.
Made up of the Rimondi Estate and Palazzo Rimondi, the Rimondi Boutique Hotel in Crete is a beautiful example of Venetian Renaissance architecture and provides endless visual surprises. Last but not least is the pool, which is located in the heart of the hotel. Savour a swim in the ornate courtyard, surrounded by luscious greenery and intricate details.
Located in Porto Heli in the heart of the Eastern Peloponnese, Amanzoe is a destination more than worthy of a slightly longer journey. The expansive pool offers spectacular views of the surrounding area, full of luscious olive groves and ancient history. Boasting a design that references the ancient style of the Acropolis, with slick white columns and a refined, elegant layout, you might find you never want to leave.
With its laid-back, sixties aesthetic, San Giorgio in Mykonos artfully marries refined minimalism with a classic Greek design. Across the hotel, you’ll find idiosyncratic pieces of furniture – wooden stools and cotton matelassé quilts abound – and nowhere is this harmony more delicately rendered than at the pool, where hanging wicker chairs, embroidered pillows and woven hammocks offer ultimate luxury.
Nestled in the hillside above Zorgos Beach, the pool at Aegea Blue Cycladic Resort offers views of the beautiful green hills and turquoise Aegean. It’s rare to have the best of both worlds in one place and the pristine pool provides ample opportunity to make the most of the contrasts with the surrounding area. And if you ever get tired of lounging in this idyllic setting, a stroll down to the beach offers a refreshing shake-up of your holiday routine.