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.
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.
This Mediterranean gem is set amid the lush gardens and fragrant pine trees of the Halkidiki peninsula, known for its charming villages, historical sites, and pristine white sand beaches.
At Fresh Hotel, color is key: hot pinks, neon oranges, and cherry reds pop up everywhere, from the check-in desk to the bedside vases. The hotel’s 133 rooms follow the standard minimalist guidelines—plastic furniture, Eames chairs, and Artemide bedside lighting.
The best views are of the 76 rooms themselves at this witty and whimsical graffiti-artist-decorated boutique hotel.
Opening amid the challenges of the 2009 Greek financial crisis proved to be a boon for the Diamond Deluxe hotel, which became an immediate hit among travelers with a taste for luxury and a weakness for upscale kitsch.
Situated on the island of Paros, the Afendakis Hotel is a small, vine-covered building only half a mile from the beaches of Pounda and Piso Livadi.
Ioánnina’s newest hotel is a luxe interpretation of local Turkish-inspired architecture with wooden balconies, lavish breakfasts, and Hermès amenities.
Popular Santorini may boast the Greek Aegean’s hottest nightlife, but this latest addition to the crowded hotel scene distinguishes itself with an emphasis on warm hospitality and traditional island tranquility.
The periscope mounted on top of this 21-room boutique hotel in elegant Kolonaki means even the ground-floor bar gets an aerial view of Athens (displayed on a TV screen).
Built on the side of a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea, the adults-only Perivolas resort has 20 suites housed in 300-year-old cliff dwellings that once belonged to local fishermen.
Built atop a cliff overlooking the Santorini caldera basin, Katikies Hotel is renowned for its sweeping views of the Aegean Sea and the island's colorful sunsets. The bright white, freeform complex is comprised of steep stairways, wooden bridges, and cubist cottages housing 27 rooms and suites.
Rooms in this 1898 former residence with ornate Rococo embellishments are romantic Belle Époque fantasies that fly in the face of minimalist chic. Even the location—opposite the Mitrópoli cathedral on the border of Plaka, with a pedestrian street on one side—is steeped in old Athens.