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.

Athens’s landmark hotel is a local legend. During WWII, a busboy saved Winston Churchill’s life by disarming a bomb in the basement. Three separate actors who played James Bond have stayed here, as have royalty and various heads of state.

It’s hard to feel anything but calm and joyful when you’re lounging by the mosaic-tiled pool and gazing down at serene Grikos Bay. Adding to the experience are owners Petroula and Kostas, who are known to offer helpful advice on what to do and where to swim.

Austin Powers comes to mind upon entering this hotel, the brainchild of Greek modern-art collector Dakis Joannou and Egyptian-English interior-industrial designer Karim Rashid.

On the south coast of Antiparos in the Cyclades, Vassilis Germanopoulos runs this small, traditional lodge of eight rooms and duplexes.

14 simple hillside apartments with views of Ritsa Beach.

Nestled into a bucolic slope below the medieval hilltop village of Pyrgos, Carpe Diem’s 10 individual suites, each with its own plunge pool, are tiered on two levels.

The 12-room whitewashed Melenos Lindos is a quiet refuge in the popular town of Lindos, on the Grecian island of Rhodes. Designer Michalis Melenos drew from the area’s mixed artistic heritage—Greek, Byzantine, Arabic, Ottoman—in creating the hotel.

Centrally located beside Omonia Square, the Alassia hotel provides affordable accommodations within walking distance of Plaka (old town) and tourist attractions like the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

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.

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.