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.

Once a sponge factory, the roots of this hotel, on the island of Hydra in the Argosaronic Gulf, reach back to the late 1800’s; the “Bratsera” moniker refers to the sponge diver’s rest ship after a long day of undersea foraging.

This 20-room property with river views is set in a large nature park.

The global brand has 250 properties throughout the Caribbean islands, along with an extensive collection in Europe, South Africa, Costa Rica, Thailand, and Bali, Indonesia. Its concierge service can arrange for private chefs, nannies, and island tours.

In the port city of Mandraki, Ta Liotridia offers two rooms set in a 100-some-year-old building, with old olive oil mills in the ground-floor cafe.

The dramatic geography of Santorini means that many hotels trade lots of space for Aegean views. But both are on offer at the new Astro Palace, located above the main clifftop town of Fira and its winding pedestrian streets.

A short walk from the Venetian harbor in western Crete, Ammos Hotel is a sanctuary of cool. Owner Nikos Tsepetis personalized the 33 minimalist rooms with Marimekko fabrics, hand-painted pottery, unvarnished woods, and smooth concrete floors.

Stone walls surround this luxury hotel atop Rodari hill, and the boutique property is a hot spot for parties around the asymmetrical outdoor swimming pool. The mostly white rooms in the 1850 mansion, one of the oldest in the area, echo the white townscape below.

The 10 rooms here have balconies overlooking a pavestone-covered square below, scene to many a panegyri, or Greek holiday festival.