best hotel in greece – The best luxury hotels in Greece are in Santorini, Mykonos, and Athens, but good quality 5-star hotels can be found on all the islands. Unfortunately, most hotels on the Greek islands (from budget to luxury) close for a few months during the winter.
1. Grace Hotel – Santorini
Whitewashed dwellings, cobalt-domed churches, and red and black sand beaches mark the island of Santorini, an alluring Mediterranean oasis steeped in mythology. Believed to be the remaining link to the Lost City of Atlantis, rest in splendor during a luxurious stay at our clifftop retreat in Imerovigli. This village is home to Santorini’s most iconic sights.
The absolute best hotel in Greece. Pure luxury, incredible views, private pools, and friendly service. Great location too. My favorite hotel in Greece.
2. Myconian Ambassador Hotel & Spa – Mykonos
The Ambassador blends the art of living of a Relais & Chateaux with the privilege of a family’s island roots, capturing not only the inimitable luxury of a lifestyle that brings the world to Mykonos but the very essence of the island.
I love this place—an easy walk to one of the best beaches in Mykonos. The views from the pool are impressive.
3. Katikies Hotel – Oia
This hotel is renowned for its unparalleled services, warm atmosphere, and sense of romance, inspiring deep emotions of enchantment and fascination. It is uniquely blended in exceptional surroundings and natural surroundings, inviting guests to experience moments of pure luxury in one of the best hotels in Oia Santorini.
The best hotel in the charming town of Oia. Three beautiful infinity pools. Shops and restaurants are a leisurely walk along Caldera Road.
4. Hotel Grande Bretagne Luxury Collection – Athens
With stunning views of the legendary Acropolis, majestic Syntagma Square and Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill, or the original Olympic Stadium, the award-winning 5-star Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unparalleled perspective on the mythical history of Athens. Old-world European charm in a hotel.
5. Melenos Lindos Exclusive Suites – Rhodes
Adapted to early 17th-century Lindian architecture, this luxury hotel in Lindos is uniquely enriched with an array of details in hand-carved stone facades, elaborately carved woodwork, hand-painted ceramics, and painted ceilings. Simple luxury on a beautiful stretch of coast.
6. Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort – Crete
Designed as an island settlement, Unique accommodation is individually decorated and furnished with hand-carved furniture and designer fabrics. Probably the best actual beach hotel in Greece. The charming town of Rethymnon is just a short drive (or a long walk).
7. Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas – Crete
The world of Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, the ultimate hideaway with luxurious rooms, villas, and suites in Crete, Greece. Enjoy the feeling of relaxing at sea level with excellent service. Elounda is a magical little beach town, and this is a top-notch resort.
8. Mykonos Blu Grecotel Resort – Mykonos
Breaking between two of the best beaches in Mykonos, the Blu has excellent service, great views, great atmosphere. The hotel is built on the bay of Psarou, with steps leading down to a sandy beach.
The whitewashed stone bungalows, suites, and villas, some with private pools, are adorned with natural fabrics in stark white and blue. You’ll find stunning views from your room with unique décor, both inspiring and impressive. In addition, the island’s luxurious bungalow suites in prime locations with indoor or outdoor Jacuzzis are an oasis of comfort and luxury.
9. Nissaki Beach Hotel – Naxos
A magnificent 5-star beach hotel. Minimalist luxury and privileged location on the beach of San Jorge in the city of Naxos. A few steps from a great beach and a short walk from the beautiful village of Naxos Town. This is the most family-friendly of all the luxury hotels in Greece.
10. Cosmopolitan Suites – Santorini
The cosmopolitan sea view boutique hotel in Fira is ideally located close to the capital’s restaurants and bars, with easy access to all public transport and the island’s cable car, which offers excellent connections to Santorini’s most famous attractions. This is if you want a cool, modern hotel close to nightlife and restaurants. The infinity pool offers beautiful views of the volcano.
11. Aenaon Villas
Beautiful hillside location with expansive views
Luxury apartment-style villas with verandahs
Personal and private environment; Perfect for newlyweds
Accessible by public transport; Bus stop at the back of the hotel
Medical service upon request
Complimentary breakfast is served by the pool or on the villa terrace
Room service and in-room massages
Free Wi-Fi and parking
No restaurant, dining room, or bar
Children under 12 are not allowed (pro for some)
This small hotel on the island of Santorini comprises seven luxury villas with fireplaces, private terraces, and high-end décor. Elevated atop the area’s Northern Caldera Bend, Aenaon Villas is set for upscale couples seeking a private retreat. Unfortunately, no children under 12 years old are allowed. Instead, guests should look at the neighboring Hotel San Antonio, which has a more extensive and pleasant vibe.
12. Astra Suites
Peaceful cliffside location with sunset views
And modern, colorful suites with private terraces (some with plunge pools)
Heated outdoor infinity pool and bar with ocean views
Complimentary breakfast is served poolside or on the private balcony
Gourmet restaurant serving contemporary Greek cuisine
Welcome bottle of Santorini wine per suite
Laptop lenders and Wi-Fi connection
On-site currency exchange, concierge service, and car/scooter rental
Fee for airport or pier transfers
Some terraces (particularly on the ground floor) lack privacy
A high number of stairs and no elevators or ramps
For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of specific Santorini locales, the 27-room Astra Suites’ quiet cliffside location is a well-regarded option. The hotel boasts remarkable views with rocky caldera cliffs on its sides, the Aegean Sea below, and brilliant blue skies above. Rooms have large personal terraces and fluffy bedding, while outdoor spaces are sleek and modern. The mixture of traditional architecture and colorful contemporary decoration gives the property an elegant and relaxing atmosphere. However, considering the high number of stairs, Astra is not ideal for those with mobility problems.
13. Sani Beach
Lovely, sandy beach with shallow water and drink service
Lovely, modern rooms have minibars, coffeemakers, and DVD players
All rooms have provided outdoor spaces with views of the garden or the sea
Two beautiful, heated outdoor pools, one with an infinity edge
Part of the larger Sani Resort, with more than 20 restaurants
Tasty complimentary breakfast, plus half- or full-board day options
An elegant spa with a pool, sauna, beauty salon, and various treatments
Activities range from nature walks and tennis to water sports
Kids’ club with childcare, game rooms, teen hangout, and supervised activities
A large playground, water park, and outdoor sports activities for children
Beautiful common spaces and lush gardens offer a relaxing environment
Secluded spot with a long drive to museums and sites
Some rooms are a bit tight on space
This 392-room luxury hotel uses its beachfront location with great leisure activities for couples and families. This property includes a full-service spa, two outdoor pools, a nature walk, sports facilities, and kids’ activities. Four restaurants and six bars are on-site, plus this hotel is part of a larger housing complex and a few other properties with a host of delicious dining and drinking options. Well-appointed, stylish rooms have marble bathrooms with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes and slippers, minibars, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and furnished outdoor spaces. Although the offers on the site are robust, the nearby towns are sleepy. Couples may prefer the more intimate, 35-room Achtis Hotel.
14. Rocabella Mykonos Hotel & SPA
Beautiful pool with Balinese hammocks
Spectacular Greek breakfast served daily
Lots of little touches that make a difference, like free snacks throughout the day in the lobby
Zen spa with a hot tub and steam room, plus a small gym
Night aromatherapy in the rooms
Welcome glasses of wine
Free shuttle to Mykonos town center
Gourmet deli and high-end boutique
Is there free Wi-Fi and free bikes
Free parking, no reservation necessary
10-minute drive to town
The free shuttle into town ends at midnight, which isn’t ideal for nightlife fans
a lot of stairs
The 21-room Rocabella Mykonos Art Hotel & Spa is a luxury boutique retreat just above the beautiful beach of Agios Stefanos. Built-in quintessential Mykonos style — with lots of spiral staircases, whitewashed terraces, and impressive stone walls — the hotel has a Zen-beachy vibe that promotes instant relaxation. Rooms are spacious and modern, with artistic, natural decor — plus incredible sea views. Little touches, like aromatherapy candles for turndown service in rooms, visit the Rocabella, the epitome of laid-back luxury. Unlike some competitors, the Rocbella has both a spa and a gym.
A quiet, lower caldera location with uninterrupted views
A short drive from Oia via rock-hewn steps
Cave-style rooms offer various amenities like outdoor whirlpools and terraces.
Complimentary Greek breakfast made with local produce
Outdoor pool with complimentary towels and amazing views
The pool bar serves breakfast, snacks, and drinks
Room service is available at the pool bar
Airport transfer available for a fee
Small pool with just a few loungers
Not many shady common areas to escape the sun
No full restaurant or gym
A charming boutique hotel, Pezoules is set on Oia’s lower caldera cliffs, giving guests panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. With just six rooms — many designed in a cave style — it’s a small, quiet, and personal property ideal for couples. Rooms mimic the hotel’s sleek mix of architecture and traditional minimalism and feature ergonomic Dimstel mattresses. Slim on features, but with more than nearby Aris Caves, this property has a small pool with an even smaller deck and a small pool bar serving snacks and drinks. The Experience is best suited for travelers who want to explore the surrounding area but return to a quiet room. This beautiful property has upscale rooms and an authentic Greek island vibe.
16. Andronis Boutique Hotel
Beautiful Aegean-influenced architecture on a picturesque hill
Impressive views of the sea and the caldera from all areas of the hotel,
Attractive suites with private balconies with whirlpool tubs and ocean views
Kidney-shaped pool with sun loungers and umbrellas
On-site restaurant serving Greek specialties
Cooking and wine-tasting courses offered
The pool is a bit small
Hot tubs take some time to heat up
Stairs can be challenging for some guests
This part of Santorini is famous for its specular views, and the 14-room Andronis Boutique Hotel takes full advantage of its prime position — there are few places in the hotel without gorgeous sea views. Cave rooms are luxurious and unique, as are the bathrooms and private balconies. The pool is not huge, but it is full of hammocks with views of the most important panorama. All in all, it’s luxury accommodation at a price, so for a cheaper option without hitting the sights, check out Oia Sunset (it has a larger pool).
17. Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites
Sophisticated, luxurious, adults-only property with excellent service
Beautiful, private beach with waiter service and luxurious hammocks
Two outdoor pools, one heated indoor pool, and some rooms with private pools
Delicious, free, extensive breakfast buffet spread (can be taken outdoors)
Spa Elixir offers massages and body treatments, plus a sauna and steam room
Complimentary fitness room and yoga classes are offered several times a week
Room service 24 hours
Hilly with lots of stairs between buildings
The wine list is a bit pricey
Not all private pools get the midday sun
The road to Lindos is not pedestrian friendly (you must take a taxi or bus)
The 70-room boutique Lindos Blu is a luxury adults-only hotel built into a steep hillside outside historic Lindos, with spectacular panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. From the moment guests arrive, no detail is neglected, from welcome drinks to waiter service on the private beach, from the bountiful (and delicious) free breakfast to dining in the hotel’s romantic, gourmet restaurant. Rooms are spacious, luxurious, and gorgeous, with whirlpool tubs, balconies, and, in some, private pools.
18. Ikies – Traditional Houses
A quiet spot on the edge of Oia, a 15-minute walk from the city center
Spectacular panoramic views of the caldera and the Aegean Sea
Breakfast served every day on the terrace of the room
All rooms have patios with ocean views, some with whirlpool tubs
mineral water and local wine
WiFi available throughout
There is no place to dine
A small pool (typical of the island)
Some room terraces feel exposed
This quintessential yet modern and stylish Santorini resort has little not to like. The location of Ikies Traditional Houses is close to ideal — it is perched on a quiet bluff with easily some of the best views on the island — and there are plenty of vantage points to enjoy from. Rooms are spacious and nicely finished, though some private terraces can feel public. Like most properties here, the pool is small but perfectly formed. A similar option can be found nearby Atrina Traditional Houses, so it would be good to compare prices.
19. Lithos by Spyros & Flora
Quiet, quintessential Greek beach establishment
Lovely pool and poolside bar with views of the Aegean Sea
Spacious rooms with sea views and contemporary furnishings
Sleek, modern Cycladic-style building
Continental breakfast served by the pool
Conveniently located for beach-hopping and walks to Mykonos
Attentive hosts offer personal restaurant and tour recommendations
not in the city center
A small hotel with limited activity options
The 15-room Lithos by Spyros and Flora is a luxury boutique hotel located a few miles from central Mykonos, along the shore at Agios Ioannis Beach. Whitewashed and quintessentially Greek in appearance and decor, the hotel has been created with tremendous attention to detail, from elegant lounge chairs by the pool to the unique stone and glass tables in the lobby. Rooms are huge, modern, and stylish, with crisp white decor, sleek glass-enclosed showers, kitchenettes, and private terraces with sea views. The pool terrace, with incredible views of the Aegean Sea, is perfect for sipping a sophisticated cocktail as the sun goes down. This is a beautiful value for this category of property, but travelers who want more amenities, like a spa and fitness center, could try the Myconian K Hotels.
20. Santorini Princess
The unique (and secluded) caldera-rim location has fabulous panoramas
Authentic Greek buffet-style breakfast with an omelet station
Large, comfortable beds in apartment-style rooms with marble floors
Stylish outdoor pool and deck area
On-site full-service spa with sauna and Jacuzzi
Various indoor and outdoor dining and drinking options
Wi-Fi and abundant parking
Lots of stairs; not recommended for those with mobility problems
No hair conditioner in bathrooms
Some living rooms substitute chairs for sofas
The spa is a bit small
Located in the village of Imerovigli – an area known for spectacular sunsets – and built along a caldera rim, the exclusive Santorini Princess has plenty of outdoor seating to take the stage. The hotel’s 22 impeccable apartment-style suites are spacious and comfortable, with most offering gorgeous views from private terraces. With an outdoor pool, bar, lounge, cafe, and on-site restaurant and spa, guests never need to leave the hotel’s location isolated. However, multiple stairs and no elevators are a problem for those with mobility issues. Guests looking for a popping nightlife are better off checking out places directly in a town like Dreams Luxury Suites.