Greece

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.

Neoclassical hotel with 102 individually decorated rooms, in the center of Athens, just off Constitution Square.

This huge complex on a private peninsula jutting out into the Saronic Gulf is a legendary resort (look for its bungalows in classic Greek films of the 1960s) that has had a major makeover in the last few years.

You may think that every square inch of Mykonos has been overdeveloped one way or another, but head to the secluded area of Ftelia at the southern end of Panormos Bay, and you’ll finally find the spacious views of the isle and ocean that the postcards promise.

Kivotos translates to “ark,” and you’ll know why upon your first glance at the funky, three-story Noah’s Villa at the whitewashed Kivotos Hotel.

Right on the waterfront and a five-minute walk from the town center, the property has 139 air-conditioned rooms with balconies that take in views of the busy harbor, citrus groves, and moored boats. Inside the hotel lobby, the soft Mediterranean colors echo shades of the beach and ocean.

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.