The Greek Islands are known to be a destination that everyone definitely has to visit within their lifetime. Besides the fascinating heritage and architecture that the Islands are brimming with, the pristine beaches that stretch for miles around the 6,000 Greek Islands will definitely impress any visitor lucky enough to set foot on the beautiful coastline. It comes as no surprise that despite the great number of islands dispersed around the Aegean and Ionian Seas belonging to Greece, only 227 are inhabited. Here are the top 10 most stunning places to stay at during your dream vacation on one of the spectacular Greek Islands.
Domes Miramare, Corfu
The Domes Miramare is a Luxury Collection Resort located on the majestic island of Corfu. Juxtaposing the history-rich sites that Corfu boasts, the Domes Miramare is a modern and lavish hotel fit for the rich and famous. Having been recently renovated, the Domes Miramare has been remodeled to emulate the epitome of luxurious living with an adults-only rule. Each of the 113 bedrooms, suites and villas are tastefully decorated with the guests’ utmost relaxation in mind. With its lush olive gardens, private beach access, and awe-inspiring views of the crystal clear Ionian sea, a stay here is an experience guaranteed to sweep you off your feet.
Experience the breathtaking Santorini sunset from the infinity pool at Perivolas, a cliffside hotel with unbeatable views of the caldera. A short 15-minute stroll from the center of busy Oia, the tranquil hotel is the prime location for an Instagram-worthy escape from the hustle and bustle of city life without compromising on convenience. Interestingly, the intimate yet spacious Cycladic-style rooms were converted from 300-year-old cave homes that existed on the cliffside. Intentionally furnished without TVs, the timeless glamour of this picturesque hotel is ideal for the most relaxing stay you could possibly imagine.
Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete
With a grandiose lobby to welcome all who set foot into this palatial resort, the rest of the Blue Palace surely lives up to its name in terms of grandeur. Built for airy, open spaces with natural terra-cotta walls and low terrace roofs, the beautiful hotel grounds are undeniably a sight for sore eyes. Getting its name from the blue of the 142 private pools, the sparkling ocean and unclouded skies around the gorgeous resort, the Blue Palace pampers its guests with unimaginable luxury with first-class facilities like a PADI dive center, a spa with a fully-functioning sauna, a fitness center with classes and five amazing restaurants offering exquisite culinary delights ranging from traditional Greek to Asian eats.
Amirandes Crecohotel Exclusive Resort, Crete
We can clearly see the appeal of this five-star hotel even before entering the luxurious rooms. The immaculate landscaping of the hotel’s exterior brags a palm-fringed Olympic-sized pool overlooking the vast Mediterranean Sea, providing a view that you could watch for hours and not get tired of. Indoors, the hotel houses an Elixir Alchemy Spa, indoor pool, sauna, and fitness equipment for their guests’ comfort. For an unforgettable experience in the lovely island of Crete, the opulent Amirandes will definitely not disappoint.
Located on a hill in the resplendent Ornos bay of Mykonos, Kivotos absolutely takes the cake if you’ve got a taste for extravagance. It’s no wonder this place is a regular favorite amongst celebrities. Featuring a classy white and brown theme, coupled with the display of many fancy antiques and artworks, and artifacts throughout the hotel, it is apparent that the hotel’s designer had a keen eye for detail. The inviting ambiance in each room will surely tempt you to stay in more than necessary but Kivotos is also a quick car ride away from the famed town of Mykonos and the airport.
Mystique Hotel, Santorini
The Mystique Hotel is a popular choice amongst honeymooners and lovebirds, and it’s not hard to see why. Situated right at the base of the Oia caldera, the place simply exudes romance, with unprecedented views of the shimmering waters without the obstruction of other buildings. Featuring two infinity pools, a spa, and three delightful in-house restaurants, Mystique is the optimal place to stay for those desiring a peaceful stay away from the hubbub of Oia. The 35 suites and villas are carefully designed with a harmonious blend of interesting textiles such as wood, stone, and glass to create the perfect atmosphere for their guests to relax in the midst of luxury.
Cavo Tagoo, Mykonos
This award-winning hotel is the ultimate trendy destination for those visiting the dazzling town of Mykonos. Offering uninterrupted views over the scintillating ocean from a massive infinity pool complete with chic lounge chairs for sunbathers to relax on, the Cavo Tagoo experience is one you won’t want to miss. All rooms emulate a refined Cycladic style yet reflects the minimalist vibe that is the trademark of Cavo Tagoo. To top it off, this fabulous hotel also boasts a charming aquarium bar, a fully equipped spa, and a fine dining restaurant fit for a king. During your stay here, you’ll be tended to with the warmest hospitality imaginable from the 24-hour front desk that even provides babysitting services.
Grace Santorini, Santorini
Grace Santorini is a gleaming haven for sunset chasers, priding itself on being the location of some of the best views of Santorini a starry-eyed visitor can get as well as the proud owner of the largest infinity pool around the caldera. Visible from Grace is the Skaros Rock, Akrotiri, Oia, and the volcanoes. The interior of the spectacular hotel does not fail to complement the exceptional scenery surrounding it either, showcasing a minimalist yet splendid contemporary style that guests will surely appreciate. Serving up delectable Mediterranean cuisine is Santoro, Grace’s awarded in-house restaurant that is often packed with reservations.
Porto Zante Villas & Spa, Zakynthos
At Porto Zante Villas and Spas, you can wake up to some glorious beach views right from the comforts of your own bed. Situated on a sprawling private beach on the island of Zakynthos, this boutique hotel comprises of luxurious villas each with its own private pool and amazing views of the glimmering sea. Relax to the scent of salty ocean air and the sound of splashing waves here, while enjoying a relaxing massage in the spa located right at the waters’ edge. For those who adore food, the Greek, Mediterranean, Japanese, and Thai options of the in-house restaurants will have your tastebuds spoilt for choice.
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Canaves Oia Epitome, Santorini
The dark stone walls of this edgy hotel provide a stunning contrast to the usual white and blue of Santorini, but we are totally not complaining! Adapting traditional Cycladic architecture with modern elements in the exemplary Greek fashion, Epitome is the place to be for a Santorini experience like no other. Each of the 24 villas offers extraordinary views of the ocean and iconic Santorini sunsets that people from all over the world travel here for. Epitome also includes many top-tier amenities for their guests such as a fitness area, personalized butler service, and rejuvenating spa treatments.
Whether you’re planning to make a trip to Crete, Corfu, Zakynthos, Santorini or Mykonos, you definitely want to find the right place to call your home away from home for those few days. To enjoy the best of the sandy beaches, emerald waters, and magnificent sunsets that the Greek Islands are famous for, don’t forget to check out the hotels on this list to complete your dream vacation.