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 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.
The modern rooms swathed in earthy colors live up to the hotel’s name and are brightened with accents of red, orange, and pink at this 11-room hotel, opened in 2006. Staff are unusually solicitous, offering coffee to be brought to your room at all hours.
Just outside the town of Naoussa, this island resort is surrounded by tropical gardens and faces its own private beach. The property has 11 guest rooms and 46 suites, decorated almost entirely in shades of white.
On the lakefront, this 130-room property has live music around the pool on summer evenings.
Arched wooden gates, a cobbled courtyard, and a blue waterwheel—the hotel’s namesake—mark the entrance to Manganos Hotel. Situated south of Chios, the property was built in 1990 as a mansion-style accommodation and renovated in 2007.
The history of this three-level island hotel goes back into the 19th century: built in 1895, it belonged to historic Symi Island figures like Vangelitsa, and was remodeled in 2000.
The “art” in the hotel’s name may refer to the hotel’s proximity to the famed National Archaeological Museum or the paintings by Greek artists on the walls of the 30 rooms in this converted 1930 mansion. Rooms combine modern and Neoclassical (e.g., gilt-framed mirrors and contemporary bedding).