10 of the best hotels on the Greek island

10 of the best hotels on the Greek island

10 of the best hotels on the Greek island

    (The rooster)

(The rooster)

It’s not hard to understand the enduring appeal of a Greek island vacation: soft, powdery sand, quaint blue and white villages, translucent seas, and all that incredible food.

And with so many atolls to choose from (around 277), the good news is there is a sanctuary to suit everyone – whether you prefer a hilltop retreat or a more beach aesthetic, we have all the inspiration you have. need for your Greek odyssey.

The Rooster, Antiparos (The Rooster)

The Rooster, Antiparos (The Rooster)

The Rooster, Antiparos

So far, tranquil Antiparos has been Greece’s best kept secret. But the rumor is out, thanks to The Rooster, a slow-living retreat made up of 16 villas that blend seamlessly into a landscape of olive trees, lavender and wild herbs, each with their own private pool. With no TVs in the rooms, this is a place to completely disconnect – there’s daily yoga at the House of Healing spa included in the room price to help you do just that. The rugged landscape slopes down to Livadia Crescent Beach, where you can enjoy a picnic basket packed by the gracious staff and the best sunset views on the island.

Price: rooms from around £ 580 per night; theroosterantiparos.com

Istoria, Santorini (Istoria)

Istoria, Santorini (Istoria)

History, Santorini

Santorini has become the embodiment of the Greek island’s last paradise, and the beautiful Istoria boutique hotel is proof that it deserves such a reputation. Nestled on the south coast, just above a 3km stretch of soft black sand, the 12 rustic suites are furnished with a seductive mix of terracotta, wood and concrete, with marble-topped console tables and ceramic pendant lamps. There is a restaurant led by Noma Alexandros Tsiotinis alum and an Ila spa; not to mention the island’s longest infinity pool, with super-comfortable loungers and a sunken bar for Aperol’s daily spritz.

Price: rooms from around £ 570 per night; historiahotel.gr

The Wild Hotel, Mykonos (@fkalliope)

The Wild Hotel, Mykonos (@fkalliope)

The Wild Hotel, Mykonos

From the team behind Mykonos’ beloved Interni restaurant comes The Wild Hotel, dramatically set in a natural amphitheater on the cliffs overlooking Kalafati Beach. Each of the 40 white-walled suites and villas has been designed with the shapes and colors of traditional Greek architecture in mind. From blond wood ceiling beams to wicker chairs and private pools overlooking the Aegean Sea, these chic oases offer total tranquility. Of course, the food is delicious – enjoy classic Mediterranean dishes, including moussaka and stuffed grape leaves, with a contemporary twist.

Price: rooms from around £ 312 per night; thewildhotel.com

OKU, Kos (Georg Roske)

OKU, Kos (Georg Roske)

OKU, Kos

It’s easy to fall in love with OKU Hotel’s adults-only sanctuary in Kos (they also have a dream outpost in Ibiza). This is the ultimate in laid-back luxury: minimalist bohemian interiors, a shiny pool to float in, a private sandy beach, and a menu of farm-to-table delights, including homemade tzatziki and Aegean sea bass with coriander and black olives. The semi-submerged junior suites are truly spacious and decorated in neutral tones, with powerful waterfall showers in the bathroom, direct access to a swimming pool (shared between one or two other rooms) and hammocks on the shaded terrace – the perfect place to curl up on a vacation read in the midday heat.

Price: rooms from around £ 191 per night; okuhotels.com

Verina Astra, Sifnos (Verina Astra)

Verina Astra, Sifnos (Verina Astra)

Verina Astra, Sifnos

Sifnos is one of the lesser known destinations in the Cyclades but it definitely deserves your attention. Stay at the Verina Astra cliffside retreat, where everyday life is simple: wake up to a glorious orange sunrise before heading down for breakfast (think poached eggs with brioche and pancakes with walnuts and thyme honey). In the afternoon, some guests choose to laze by the saltwater infinity pool – paired with Pantone with the right Aegean blue shade – while more active visitors will appreciate the hotel’s access to some of Greece’s most scenic walking trails. .

Price: rooms from around £ 207 per night; verinahotelsifnos.com

Naxian on the beach, Naxos (Naxian on the beach)

Naxian on the beach, Naxos (Naxian on the beach)

Naxian on the beach, Naxos

A stone’s throw from the golden sands of Naxos, Naxian on the Beach is a breezy and relaxed den that invites you to take off your shoes and forget about them for the entire stay. The ten rooms are curated with local and natural materials and each has an indoor or outdoor Jacuzzi, as well as a terrace overlooking the sparkling water of the Aegean. Foodies will be extremely happy here: Tortuga restaurant rightfully focuses on fresh seafood, from perfectly grilled lobster to spicy ceviche, with dishes so good you’ll want to eat them twice.

Price: rooms from around £ 180 per night; naxianonthebeach.com

Domes Zeen Chania, Crete (Domes Zeen Chania)

Domes Zeen Chania, Crete (Domes Zeen Chania)

Domes Zeen Chania, Crete

Part of The Luxury Collection’s excellent list of hotels, Domes Zeen Chania is one of the most picturesque hotels in Crete, set on a tropical estate dotted with banana and palm trees. While it’s tempting to stay sheltered in your room or bungalow, surrounded by light gray curtains, rattan furniture and marble floors, don’t miss the chance to swim in the elegant pool or dine at the Enino Gastronomy Restaurant, where there is an excellent local wine list to pair with Cretan inspired food. If you want to venture further afield, the quaint port city of Chania, one of the oldest settlements in the world, is within walking distance and worth a visit.

Price: rooms from around £ 161 per night; domesresorts.com

Olea All Suite Hotel, Zakynthos (Olea All Suites Hotel)

Olea All Suite Hotel, Zakynthos (Olea All Suites Hotel)

Olea All Suite Hotel, Zakynthos

As the name suggests, all 93 rooms of the Olea All Suite Hotel maximize space without sacrificing style. The structure marks a new era for hospitality in Zakynthos, the greenest island in Greece, with a modernist design led by Athens and Stockholm-based studio Block722architects + that winks at the area’s lush landscape. In addition to three restaurants and three bars, you’ll find a 4000m2 swimming pool, yoga pavilion, fully equipped gym and a fantastic spa offering relaxing treatments using local herbs and Ayurvedic techniques.

Price: rooms from around £ 371 per night; oleaallsuitehotel.com

Andronis Arcadia, Santorini (Andronis Arcadia)

Andronis Arcadia, Santorini (Andronis Arcadia)

Andronis Arcadia, Santorini

The newest member of the Andronis family of hotels, Andronis Arcadia is an idyllic retreat named after the mythical home of the god Pan, a place of natural harmony and enchantment. You will certainly feel more relaxed and balanced after a stay here, away from the crowded caldera side of Santorini, with only the island’s unforgettable sunsets for company. At the heart of the hotel is a large swimming pool, lined with low loungers and white crocheted umbrellas, where DJs spin sweet beats and you can order tasty snacks including traditional mezze and sushi.

Price: rooms from £ 450 per night; andronis.com

Cali Mykonos (Cali Mykonos)

Cali Mykonos (Cali Mykonos)

Cali Mikonos

Privacy is key at the newly opened Cali Mykonos, a six-year-long ultra-luxurious Cycladic escape whose 40 minimalist villas overlook the deep blue Aegean. By day, take a dip in the tranquil infinity pool or head to the hotel’s secluded stretch of beach, where you can relax in peace from dusk to dawn. There’s nothing too much to ask for – they even offer a fleet of yachts and speedboats for trips to the Old Town or to explore remote atolls – and there’s gourmet cuisine to match with Greece’s first Michelin-starred chef, Lefteris Lazarou.

Price: rooms from around £ 1000 per night; calimykonos.com

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