6 of the most exclusive luxury hotels and resorts in Greece
From the Athenian Riviera to the Aegean islands of Crete and Mykonos, a trip to Greece is a must for those of us who enjoy stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, rich culture, excellent cuisine and warm hospitality.
We have teamed up with Grecotel, Greece’s leading hospitality experts, to bring you the very best in luxury accommodation. Elegant architecture, ocean views, gourmet restaurants and top spa and wellness facilities are just some of the treats on offer at these exclusive hotels and resorts.
Cape Sounio, Athenian Riviera
Just 10 miles south of Athens where the city streets turn into picturesque palm-lined beaches and oceanfront promenades lies Cape Sounio. Amphitheatrically arranged, terracotta-coloured bungalows blend into the idyllic landscape. Rooms begin with the Superior Bungalow, each with garden or partial sea views. A unique open-plan design and large sliding glass doors that open up onto the furnished terrace are a highlight.
A world of experiences, from beach barbeques to Sounio National Park trekking, awaits. Indulge in the hotel’s open-air spa set in 5000 m2 of landscaped gardens and forest under the shadows of an ancient temple. Enjoy the resort’s 5 fine restaurants each with its own international or Greek cuisine, and views of Sounio Bay and the famous Temple of Poseidon.
Rates from € 210 per room per night in a Superior Bungalow Mountain View including American Breakfast.
Mykonos Blu, Mykonos
Built above Mykonos’ famous Psarou Bay is Mykonos Blu, Grecotel’s most extravagant villa retreat. Luxury runs through every corner of the double Conde Nast Traveler Award winner. Stylish Cycladic-style bungalows are clustered in small groups throughout the gardens or directly on the prime waterfront.
Pamper yourself at the Elixir Wellness Centre, party on the beach and sail the Aegean Sea on a beautiful yacht. Delicious Aegean treats, European delights, impeccable service and sumptuous décor are the ingredients of perfect Mykonos dining.
Rates from € 185 per room per night in an Island Bungalow including American Breakfast.
Corfu Imperial, Corfu
On an exclusive peninsula, Corfu Imperial has 5 beaches to itself. Italian-style gardens and pastel-coloured villas above the water, matching the sunset colours, paint a beautiful picture. Spacious, luxurious and recently refreshed Sea View Guestrooms and Bungalows combine timeless elegance with an eclectic, modern flair.
Corfu Imperial has its own promenade full of restaurants, services, entertainment and a piazza, the place to be in the evenings! 14 seafront restaurants with spacious sea view verandas are a food-lovers dream come true. Enjoy luxury yachting tours, exclusive diving or make most of the 2 storey Elixir Spa!
The Corfu Imperial’s pontoon luxury platform boat is the perfect vessel for the discerning traveller. It’s available for short hire that will add fun and excitement to your holiday. Immerse yourself in a boating experience to remember…
Rates from € 187 per room per night in a Corfu Bungalow Garden View including American Breakfast.
Mandola Rosa, Peloponnese
Mandola Rosa is set on a 500-acre wooded estate along a 2 km sandy beach facing the Ionian Islands in Kyllini, near the home of the Olympic Games. Feel right at home with plenty of spacious family accommodation with ultra-stylish furnishings and decoration. Luxury guest rooms have beautiful ocean views and 50m² indoor and 8m² outdoor space.
With the dine-around concept, you have a staggering 24 restaurants, bars and dining schemes around the clock! Get the adrenaline pumping with Olympia Aqua Park and various watersports, then relax in 4,500 m² of pure pleasure in the Elixir Thalassotherapy Center, inspired by the ancient Olympia.
Rates from € 260 per room per night in a Luxury Guestroom Sea View with Balcony including American Breakfast.
Amirandes is an ultra luxe, exclusive resort on the coast of east Crete inspired by the legendary Cretan hospitality, that sets new standards for exclusivity and privacy. Accommodation starts at the elegantly appointed Superior Rooms with wonderful sea or garden views. There are also Superior Family Guestrooms and Superior Guestrooms with a private pool and garden, warmly welcoming all types of visitors!
Choose from seven exceptional restaurants that reflect the resort’s opulence and cosmopolitan vibe. Entertainment comes in all forms from beach volleyball and sunrise yoga to live music nights at the hotel with a backdrop of the sparkling lagoon and sea. This unique hotel spa specialises in signature treatments using organic plants and extracts from Crete and Ayurvedic therapies.
Rates from € 232 per room per night in a Superior Guest Room Garden View including American Breakfast.
Designed like an island settlement on a prime beachfront estate, Caramel lies in the heart of the Cretan Riviera, just a few minutes from the old-world charm of Rethymno. Caramel’s impressive suites, bungalows and villas are individually decorated and boast hand-carved furniture and designer fabrics.
With views to the amazing illuminated pool, al fresco dining at Caramel embodies contemporary style, classical sophistication and inimitable refinements. Get active with various watersports, bike excursions or unwind with one of the many treatments at the Caramel Wellness Centre.
Rates from € 277 per room per night in a Junior Suite Sea View including American Breakfast.
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Main image – Cape Sounio