Forget fancy hotels, the best way to see Greece is by glamping. With bubble domes tucked among olive groves and ultra-luxe safari tents, there’s something for every traveller. Here are the best glamping sites in Greece, all bookable with Culture Trip.
For many travellers, Greece is the chance to escape to another world. Whether you opt for the mainland or the islands, the mountains or the sea, the locals are friendly, the food is divine and the climate is temperate – it’s paradise on the Mediterranean. There are plenty of luxury Greek hotels from which to choose, but if you’re on a budget (and still want an upscale stay) why not try glamping instead? From a chic beachside spot in Kos to a yoga retreat in Rhodes, we chart some of the best places to go glamping in Greece.
With bell tents, domes, tiny houses and bungalows, there’s something at NISI for every glamper. But for a rustic yet stylish stay, opt for the Eco House, which has been made using Greek soil, straw and stone. Inside, there are rattan furnishings and a plush bed, with comfy chairs just outside your front door to make the most of that Greek sunshine.
Slap bang next to one of the best beaches on the island, Sails on Kos is a bougie beachside retreat for seaview glamping. There are four tent types – villas, safari, glamping and bell – but opt for the glamping tent for a plush bed, sofa, and relaxing Adirondack chairs out front. Spend your days skipping between Marmari Beach and the on-site pool, with films at the outdoor theatre to entertain come nightfall.
On the pretty island of Rhodes, Drolma Line Camping is a yoga and meditation retreat set on land consecrated by Tibetan Buddhist masters. There’s an option to stay in cottages here, otherwise, it’s a BYO tent with 7.5 acres (3ha) of pine forest to pitch up in. The site is open to all those who want to practise yoga and meditation, and there’s yoga teacher training too.
While Greek beaches are usually synonymous with calm, crystalline waters, those in the know are heading to the surfing beaches instead. And the best glamping spot in Greece to catch your next wave is the aptly named Surfing Beach Village in Paros. There’s a surf club to join, or you can learn how to scuba dive. When you want to snooze, book into one of the beach huts for direct access to the white sands.
With safari-like tents perched on wooden platforms, the family-owned Agrikies Country Retreat is the first glamping spot in the Peloponnese. These tents have a hotel feel, with a double bed, two single beds and a private bathroom inside. The tents sit in the middle of a Messinian olive tree forest and, when you do want to explore, the fishing village of Marathopoli and Lagouvardos beach are nearby.
On Santa Maria Beach, on the northeastern coast of Paros, Santa Maria Surfing Beach is a camping complex offering a variety of accommodation, including a collection of beach huts in a natural setting. These cute cabins for two come with electricity, two single beds and a closet. Ideal for young people and backpackers, they allow for happy moments in nature at an affordable price.
In Sarti, in the picturesque region of Halkidiki, Armenistis Camping & Bungalows is conveniently located by the beach and has a collection of living spaces for all tastes, plus a restaurant, café, bar and sports facilities. Opt for a luxury safari tent, which has a private kitchen, spacious living room, bedrooms, a private shower and an outdoor area. But you can also choose a sturdy sea-view tent, equipped with a double bed and a sofa bed or bunk bed, a kitchen, and an outdoor patio with a sea view. For big groups, the youth hostel tents are ideal.
On the Sithonia peninsula in Halkidiki, near Vourvourou Bay, the luxury camping ground of Akti Oneirou lies in a natural environment with a private beach. Comprising a series of bungalows, caravans, mobile homes and small wooden houses, Akti Oneirou also includes a beach bar and a restaurant. It’s also a popular wedding venue, given the peaceful and pleasant surroundings.
Perched on a Halkidiki hilltop, surrounded by hundreds of fragrant olive trees, Bubble Tents allows you to sleep under the stars. With four-poster beds and see-through rooftops, the tents at this Greek glamping site are the epitome of luxury. Each has a private garden, private loo, and a hot tub for when you want to switch up your stargazing spot.
Ethel Dilouambaka contributed additional reporting to this article.
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