Hotels in Greece
Hotels in Greece vary in price depending on the location and the season with rates spiking at Easter and in the high season of July and August. While they are slowly introducing a star rating system, most hotels are categorized under a letter grade – L standing for luxury and the rest denoted from A-E. However, it should be noted that the letter doesn’t always reflect the quality of the accommodation with many C listed hotels surpassing their B counterparts in terms of cleanliness and comfort.
For a low budget alternative to Greece Hotels check for signs indicating a “Room for Rent”. These can range from a spare bed in someone’s house to relatively upmarket facilities with en-suite bathrooms. Renting a luxurious villa is a cheaper alternative to staying in the best hotels in Greece for those travelers spending a significant length of time in one place.
Whether staying on the islands, a remote village or big city there are hotels in Greece for every pocket and preference.
Naxos is a private slice of Greek Isles paradise, with far less bikini-clad bustle than busier Mykonos and Santorini. And here, in your own two-story villa, with its own 340-square-foot pool and terrace open to unobstructed Aegean Sea views, you might never see another soul if you so choose.
This seven-story property rises above a winding stretch of coastline between Athens and Cape Sounio, home to the Temple of Poseidon. The 88 rooms are stylishly sparse: pale wood furniture, crisp white bedding, opaque curtains.
Just a few streets back from the sea, the Archontiko Eleni Hotel is housed in a restored Neoclassical mansion dating from the 1890’s. Beyond the pale-yellow façade, the hotel is decorated with white marble accents, hardwood floors, and century-old brick archways.
Five minutes by car from the harbor, the Atrium Hotel has 29 rooms recently updated with mosaic tiling and cheery curtains, chairs, and bedspreads.
Built in the 18th century, restored in the 20th, and perfected when the property took on the Relais & Châteaux banner in 2009, Zannos Melathron offers the storybook experience of sleeping in a Cycladic cave-style manor house.
Located near an entrance to the Vikos Gorge, the hotel is also close to a natural swimming hole off the road between Papingo and Mikro Papingo.
Grand, contemporary white-stone building with the largest hotel rooms (averaging 810 square feet) in Athens.
For those who love the isle of Mykonos but would rather avoid its mazelike town and its summer crowds, Pietra e Mare on the southeastern coast is your ideal Greek retreat.
Though not in the crushing center of Athens, this expansive boutique hotel offers much more than just back-door entry to the Acropolis.
The three gorgeous, airy rooms at the 1864-built Captain’s House are perched high up on a hill in the village of Oia, at the northern tip of Santorini. All have canopy king beds and embroidered bedspreads, and cross-vaulted ceilings with antique chandeliers.
Built into the cliffs overlooking Santorini’s Aegean-filled caldera, Mystique isn’t fully visible from the road. But descend about 30 steep stone stairs and you’ll discover sea-facing terraces, alfresco dining nooks, and an infinity pool.