Luxury Holidays in Greece best hotels, resorts, villas, beaches for a perfect vacation
An ideal summer (and not only) destination, Greece is the ultimate luxury holiday destination!
Not only is it a country with enduring history, rich culture, and delicious food, but it is also home to numerous luxury hotels, private villas, and world-class exclusive resorts for every taste.
Related: Planning your trip to Greece
Luxury Vacation Greece in a nutshell (resorts, villas, restaurants, beaches)
Luxury hotels → Grande Bretagne, Cape Sounio Grecotel Resort, King George, Four Seasons Astir Palace, Athens Capital Center, Grand Resort Lagonissi
Restaurants → Spondi, Ithaki, Matsuhisa Athens, Balthazar Bar & Restaurant, GB Roof Garden
Beaches → Astir beach in Vouliagmeni, Krabo beach in Kavouri
Hotels → Mykonos Blanc Hotel, Myconian Naia, Kivotos Hotel & Villas, Cavo Tagoo, Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort, Myconian Villa Collection
Restaurants → Interni, Sea Satin, M-eating, Koursaros, Remezzo, Nautilus, Coya, Kalita
Beaches → Scorpios Beach Club (Paraga beach), Alemagou Beach Bar (Ftelia beach), Principote (Panormos beach), Nammos (Psarou beach)
Hotels → Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa, Andronis Luxury Suites, Canaves Oia Suites
Restaurants → Argo, Mr. E
Beaches → Perivolos
Hotels → Domes Miramare, Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa
Restaurants → Venetian Well
Beaches→ Paleokastritsa, Kontokali
Hotels → Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas
Restaurants → Serenissima Restaurant
Destinations → Elounda
Luxury holidays in Athens
Full of luxurious hotels and properties, top-tier restaurants, and excellent beach resorts, Athens is arguably one of the top destinations for a luxury holiday in Greece. The most upmarket districts in Athens are Glyfada, Kolonaki, Kifisia, Marousi, and Lagonisi, which are renowned for their sophisticated character and first-class hotels.
Yachting in Athens
Athens is an ideal starting point for embarking on sailing trips to the Greek islands. The most popular sailing route is from Athens to the Saronic island complex. In summer, there are luxury private cruises to Aegina, Poros, Agistri, and Hydra every day. These cruises usually include meals on board, swimming, as well as sightseeing.
Tip: If you’re dreaming of a romantic sailing experience, we highly recommend that you opt for a sunset island cruise!
Luxurious hotels in Athens
Grande Bretagne, Syntagma
Grande Bretagne sits right next to Syntagma square, in the heart of Athens. This glamorous and historic hotel is one of the city’s trademarks, not only because of its stunning neoclassical exterior but also thanks to its famous clientele! Grande Bretagne Hotel comprises 320 luxurious rooms and suites that combine lavishness with comfort. They are all fully-equipped with high-end facilities, like marble bathrooms, fluffy bathrobes, and refreshment centers. Grande Bretagne also offers personalized 24-hour butler service to all suites!
Info: 1 Vasileos Georgiou A, Syntagma Square Str, Athens 105 64, Tel: +30 2103330000
Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Sounio
If you fancy a luxurious seaside resort far from the bustling Athens city center, Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort is the answer to your prayers! Tucked away into nature in the beautiful Sounio, a coastal town just an hour away from Athens, Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort boasts an amazing location and a breathtaking view of the iconic Temple of Poseidon. Accommodation options at Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort include luxurious family rooms and suites, as well as private villas with private swimming pools. The hotel also houses the Elixir Spa Retreat, a 350m² wellness complex that offers a variety of rejuvenating treatments!
Info: 67 km Athens-Sounio, Sounio 195 00, Tel: +30 2292069700
King George, Syntagma
King George, which is located right on Syntagma Square, is an ultra-luxurious hotel that dates back to 1930. Its long history is arguably reflected in its decoration that oozes an old-school charm! King George comprises 102 opulent rooms and suites with an elaborate yet elegant design. They all come with top-notch facilities, like flat-screen TVs, refreshment centers, bathrobes, slippers, and marble bathrooms. Some rooms offer a beautiful view of Syntagma Square or the Acropolis. Our suggestion is to opt for the latter!
Info: 3 Vasileos Georgiou A, Syntagma Square Str, Athens 105 64, Tel: +30 2103222210
Four Seasons Astir Palace, Vouliagmeni
Boasting a stunning location in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, Four Seasons Astir Palace is a top choice for a cosmopolitan seaside holiday near Athens. This 5-star resort boasts an amazing location, as it is tucked away in a verdant peninsula 45 minutes away from Athens city center. Accommodation options at Four Seasons Astir Palace range from luxurious suites with private pools to spacious bungalows. All 303 hotel rooms have a retro-chic decoration and blend perfectly into the natural surroundings.
Info: Apollonos 40, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Tel: +30 2108901000
Athens Capital Center Hotel, Syntagma
Athens Capital Center Hotel is a new entry into the luxury hotel scene of Athens! Situated right next to Parliament and Syntagma Square, this 5-star hotel boasts a very central location. This is not the only reason why Athens Capital Center Hotel is one of our top picks, though. Its luxurious rooms and suites are also a hit! Stylish, spacious, and ultra-comfortable, they offer a premium accommodation experience. Not to mention the stunning rooftop with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis!
Info: 4 Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue and 2 Kriezotou street Syntagma Square, Athina 105 64, Tel: +30 2144442000
Grand Resort Lagonissi, Lagonissi
Grand Resort Lagonissi is one of the most luxurious beach resorts in Greece! Located right on the beach in Lagonissi, a private peninsula in the heart of the Athenian Riviera, this hotel is the ultimate cosmopolitan destination near Athens. Accommodation options in Grand Resort Lagonissi include rooms with a sea view, private villas and residences, suites with private pools, and seaside bungalows. They are all luxuriously decorated and come with high-end facilities. Grand Resort Lagonissi also has an excellent spa and wellness center, which offers a variety of relaxing treatments!
Info: 40th km Athens Sounion, Lagonissi Attica Athens 190 10, Tel: +30 2291076000
Luxurious beaches in Athens
Astir beach, Vouliagmeni
This is hands down one of the chicest beaches in Athens. Located on the coast of Vouliagmeni, 20 km away from Athens city center, Astir Beach is the place to go if you want a luxurious beach experience. On this beach, you’ll find a wide selection of high-end facilities, like luxurious hotels, sophisticated restaurants, and designer boutiques.
Krabo beach, Kavouri
Krabo is a go-to for an afternoon dip followed by a sunset cocktail and a scrumptious Mediterranean meal by the sea. Nestled in a secluded Kavouri bay in Vouliagmeni, this beach and restaurant are a mix of bohemian flair and top-notch service. The best part? Krabo is just a 15-minute drive away from Athens city center!
Luxurious restaurants in Athens
This Michelin-starred restaurant is a top choice for dining out in the Pagrati area. Elegant and authentic, Spondi was created by Apostolos Trastelis in 1996 and stands out -until today- for its unique atmosphere and creative cuisine. Using only fresh and locally produced first ingredients, Spondi’s chef, Angelos Lantos, creates a variety of delicious dishes that change seasonally. Spondi is a member of “Les Grandes Tables du Monde”, and is considered one of the best restaurants worldwide.
Info: 5 Pironos, Pagrati, Tel: +30 2107564021
If you’re dreaming of a romantic seaside dinner with an all-encompassing view of the Saronic Gulf, Ithaki is the place to go. This elegant and luxurious restaurant in Vouliagmeni boasts a magical atmosphere and has a well-curated Mediterranean menu with French and Japanese influences. This awarded restaurant specializes in seafood, offering a wide variety of fine gourmet dishes, such as salmon with seaweed and pesto, tuna with Korean spicy sauce, king crab with passion fruit, sautéed shi drum, and marinated red shrimp.
Info: 28 Apollonos Str Vouliagmeni, Tel + 30 210 8963747
Matsuhisa Athens is one of the top Japanese restaurants in the Greek capital. Ideally located by the sea in Vouliagmeni, Matsuhisa offers fine dining with a magical view. The restaurant’s owner, Nobu Matsuhisa, is an expert in innovative cuisine and runs top-rated restaurants all around the world! The excellent menu of Matsuhisa Athens comprises a variety of Japanese delicacies, including sushi, sashimi, soups, robata dishes, tempura, and other delicious dishes.
Info: 40, Apollonos street, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Tel: +30 2108960510
Balthazar Bar & Restaurant
Balthazar is one of the most iconic restaurants in Athens! Housed in an elegant neoclassical building in the Ambelokipi district, it has been offering an excellent gastronomical experience since 1973. The highlight of Balthazar Bar and Restaurant is arguably its paradise summer garden. There, you can enjoy a Mediterranean dinner or a sophisticated cocktail surrounded by a verdant and colorful setting, before dancing the night away at the restaurant’s club!
Info: Tsocha 27, Athina 115 21, Tel: +30 2106441215
GB Roof Garden
GB Roof Garden, the rooftop restaurant of the Grande Bretagne Hotel, is one of the most luxurious places to have a dinner with a view of Athens city center! Located on the 8th floor of the legendary hotel, GB Roof Garden offers all-encompassing views of Athens that include the Parthenon, the Acropolis Hill, and the Lycabettus Hill. As for the restaurant’s menu, it consists of Meditteranean dishes with a gourmet twist and a scrumptious selection of Arnaud Larher desserts.
Info: Vasileos Georgiou A 1, Athina 105 64, Tel: +30 2103330000
Luxury holidays in Mykonos
It’s not a secret that Mykonos is the most luxurious and cosmopolitan island in Greece. Exclusive villas, opulent hotels, luxurious seaside restaurants, trendy beaches… Mykonos has it all! Not to mention the island’s breathtaking natural beauty!
Yachting in Mykonos
Yachting in Mykonos is a wonderful experience for groups of friends and couples alike. In Mykonos, you’ll find several luxurious sailing companies that offer a variety of sailing cruises to nearby islands, like Santorini, Paros, and Ios. Alternatively, you can charter a yacht and enjoy a private tour around the island or a private cruise to other islands.
Luxurious hotels & villas in Mykonos
Mykonos Blanc Hotel
Mykonos Blanc is one of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Mykonos. Situated right by the sea, next to the trendy Ornos beach, Mykonos Blanc offers the perfect location for a relaxing holiday in Mykonos. This luxurious hotel marries minimal design with top-notch services, offering a variety of accommodation options including suites with private pools, honeymoon suites, family suites, as well as exclusive luxurious villas.
Info: Ornos 846 00, Mikonos, Tel: +30 2289027618
If you fancy an exclusive, adults-only hotel in Mykonos, Myconian Naia is the answer to your prayers! This 5-star boutique hotel has a secluded location on a hill overlooking the Aegean sea, which offers not only utmost privacy but also panoramic island views. Myconian Naia comprises 18 exclusive suites, which have a minimalistic aesthetic and high-end amenities. Many of them come with a private pool, while others open out to beautiful balconies with majestic sea views.
Info: Mykonos Town, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289022108
Kivotos Hotel & Villas
Kivotos is the ultimate blend of luxury, elegance, and exotic vibes! Located very close to Mykonos Town, the island’s center of activity, Kivotos offers luxurious accommodation and exclusivity, along with a selection of top-tier facilities. Its 40 suites and villas stand out not only for their luxurious comfort but also for their ultra-stylish design and unique architecture. Kivotos also has a wellness-centered philosophy, offering a wide range of wellness facilities, including a spa, a fitness center, as well as yoga classes.
Info: Ornos Bay, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289024094
Cavo Tagoo is arguably one of the trendiest places to stay in Mykonos! Hanging on a cliff in the west part of the island, close to Mykonos Town, this 5-star hotel boasts a stunning location. The highlight of Cavo Tagoo is its luxurious cave-like rooms and suites, which are the perfect blend of minimalism and natural beauty! Luxuriously decorated and equipped with private infinity pools and outdoor hot tubs with sea views, they’ll make you feel like a royal.
Info: Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289020100
Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort
Santa Marina, A Luxury Collection Resort is a luxurious oasis of tranquility in Mykonos! Tucked away in a sandy bay, just 4 km away from Mykonos Town, this opulent resort feels worlds away from the bustling city center. The 101 rooms and suites of Santa Maria, as well as its 13 villas, offer the privacy and luxury you need during your holiday! As for the luxurious facilities of Santa Maria, they include a private beach, four different eat and drink options, and a top-notch spa.
Info: Ornos Bay, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289023220
Myconian Villa Collection
If you’re searching for the perfect luxurious hotel for a private romantic stay in Mykonos, Myconian Villa Collection is a go-to. Ideally located on a rocky hill overlooking the sandy Elia beach, Myconian Villa Collection blends smoothly with the natural surroundings. Thanks to its location, the hotel’s opulent and super-stylish rooms, suites, and villas offer a panoramic view of the island and the sea. Except for all-encompassing views, though, they also offer utmost privacy and a selection of high-end facilities, including outdoor jacuzzis and private infinity pools.
Info: Elia Beach, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289076000
Luxury beaches in Mykonos
Scorpios Beach Club (Paraga beach)
Scorpios Beach Club is the ultimate destination for luxurious beach parties! Loved by international moguls, superstars, top models, and jet setters, Scorpios is an all-day entertainment paradise. Elegant as much as bohemian, Scorpios Beach Club on Paraga beach is the trendiest and most stylish hot spot on the island!
Info: Paraga, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289029250
Alemagou Beach Bar (Ftelia beach)
Alemagou is another popular luxurious beach in Mykonos. Having a laid-back vibe and a Mexican-inspired boho aesthetic, Alemagou is a go-to for trendy vacationers! Tarsanas beach, where Alemagou Beach Bar is located, is an idyllic sandy beach in Ftelia just 10 minutes away from Chora Mykonos. The exotic setting and the all-day bar/restaurant of Alemagou Beach Bar will tempt you to stay there from day till night!
Info: Ftelia, Mykonos, Tel: +30 2289071339
Principote (Panormos beach)
Principote is one of the best beach clubs in Mykonos as well as a renowned beach party destination! Nestled in the sandy (and protected from the strong winds) Panormos beach, Principote boasts a stunning location and impeccable style. Tastefully decorated with wooden sun loungers and white hand-knit umbrellas that integrate into its surroundings, this beach club oozes an irresistible boho charm! As for the luxurious facilities of Principote, they include a restaurant, a cocktail bar, a professional massage service, and a fashion boutique.
Info: Panormos Beach, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289077184
Nammos (Psarou beach)
If you fancy a day-till-night luxury beach experience, Nammos Beach Bar & Restaurant is a one-way destination. Located in Psarou, one of the most cosmopolitan beaches on the island, Nammos couldn’t be anything less than iconic! From luxe beach parties with plenty of champagne to amazing Greek and Asian-infected gastronomy and high-end shopping, Nammos has it all. Oh, and don’t miss their luxurious spa -it’s exactly what you need after a long day at the beach!
Info: Psarou Beach, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: 2289 022440
Luxurious restaurants in Mykonos
At Interni Restaurant, excellent gastronomy meets island aesthetics to create an unforgettable dining and party experience! Nestled in a beautiful garden at the hip Matoyianni in Mykonos, Interni has a beautiful natural setting and fun atmosphere, which makes it one of locals’ and tourists’ favorites. If you’re on holiday with friends, Interni is a must for an unforgettable night out!
Info: Matogianni, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289026333
Ideally located under the picturesque windmills of Mykonos, Sea Satin is one of the most popular seaside restaurants on the island. Glamorous as much as chic, Sea Satin is the perfect place for a sunset seafood dinner followed by a party night. When the sun goes down, the party starts at Sea Satin, with music getting loud and everyone getting on the tables to dance!
Info: Windmills, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289024676
M-eating is a go-to for Greek cuisine at its best. Using only the freshest and finest seasonal ingredients, M-eating restaurant creates a variety of regional classics, including Myconian pie, Myconian syglino, sea-to-table fish dishes, as well as home-made pasta. This place is perfect for a quiet family/friends dinner in Mykonos Town!
Info: Kalogera 10, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289078550
Koursaros restaurant, which has been operating for 20 years, is a long-standing favorite in Mykonos! To start with, this restaurant’s style is impeccable. Decorated with minimal white furniture, indoor olive trees, and geometrical shapes, it offers an aesthetically pleasing dining setting you’re going to love. As for the menu, it is based on local cuisine, focusing on seafood, fish, fresh vegetables, and pasta!
Info: Meletopoulou Square Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289078140
Remezzo is one of the best fine-dining restaurants in Mykonos. The iconic Remezzo Bar & Restaurant has a long history in the island’s entertainment and gastronomy scene, as it has been operating since 1967. Its location is stunning, as it is ideally situated right by the sea in Mykonos Town, where the heart of the island beats. Remezzo is one of our favorite spots for sunset cocktails and dining with a view.
Info: Polikandrioti, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289025700
If you want a taste of authentic local cuisine, Nautilus is the place to go! This restaurant’s menu is based on the tried-and-tested recipes of the Mykonian cuisine, meaning it consists of traditional dishes, like seafood pasta, fish with greens, moussaka, and lamb fricassee. Greek gastronomy and hospitality at their best!
Info: Mykonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289027100
The moment you enter Coya restaurant you feel like you’ve been transported to an exotic paradise! The Inca-inspired decoration and colorful setting beautifully complement the delicious Peruvian food of Coya. The restaurant’s menu is inspired by Latin American flavors and is based on fish, seafood, tasty tacos, and meat. Coya also offers a well-curated cocktail menu that pairs perfectly with the restaurant’s exotic dishes.
Info: Malamatenias St, Matogianni 84600, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289022515
Kalita Bar Bistro and Restaurant is known for its Greek cuisine with a modern twist. The highlight of Kalita restaurant is its hidden courtyard, which creates the most beautiful setting for a romantic dinner. As for the food, it is deliciously creative, but it has deep roots in the Greek tradition. Kalita also offers an excellent wine list and a short and sweet dessert menu to end your dinner with!
Info: N. Kalogera 31, Mikonos 846 00, Tel: +30 2289027102
Luxury holidays in Santorini
There’s no denying that Santorini is the most popular destination for a luxurious romantic holiday in Greece. Picturesque whitewashed chapels, majestic sunsets, opulent villas, dramatic volcano views, caldera-hanging infinity pools, exclusive resorts… What’s not to love about Santorini? Oia, Fira, and Imerovigli are the most quaint and luxurious villages in Santorini. There, you’ll find a wide selection of private villas and top-notch hotels and resorts, as well as excellent restaurants and bars.
Yachting in Santorini
Yachting in Santorini is the ultimate bucket list experience! Not only is it the perfect way to see the breathtaking caldera from the sea, but also a good opportunity to explore the nearby islands as well as the volcano. If you choose to set off an island-hopping cruise trip from Santorini, some of the best islands to visit are Mykonos, Ios, and Anafi.
Tip: For a very special romantic experience, we recommend that you book a sunset cruise around the caldera -it’s going to blow your mind!
Luxury hotels in Santorini
Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa
Santo Maris is the ultimate luxury resort in Oia! Offering utmost privacy and round-the-clock services, Santo Maris Luxury Suites and Spa is an ideal option for couples searching for their very own romantic hideaway. This 5-star hotel offers a selection of opulent cave suites, exclusive sunset suites, and private villas, as well as several high-end facilities, including a wellness center and an excellent restaurant.
Info: Oia 847 00,Tel: 2112340692
Andronis Luxury Suites
Perched on the lunar caldera, the 29-times awarded Andronis Luxury Suites is ideal for a luxurious stay in Santorini. The luxurious suites of Andronis are spacious and open out to private verandas with either an outdoor jacuzzi or an infinity pool. But, if you want more space, you can opt for the luxurious Andronis villas, which come with an infinity pool and unparalleled views of the caldera!
Info: Oia 847 02, Tel: +30 2286072041
Canaves Oia Suites
Canaves is one of the most iconic hotels in Santorini. Hanging from the edge of the dramatic Santorini caldera, Canaves offers a spectacular sunset view, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your private balcony or infinity pool. The renovated suites of Canaves Oia have a minimal decoration based on calming white and neutral tones, which create an utterly relaxing atmosphere. They come with luxurious facilities including private plunge and river pools and offer breathtaking sea views.
Info: Main Street, Oía 847 02, Tel: +30 2286071844
Luxury beaches in Santorini
Perivolos is one of the most stunning beaches in Santorini. Carpeted with black volcanic sand, this long beach boasts a lunar setting that feels out of this world! Except for its magical ambiance, Perivolos beach is also famous for its cosmopolitan character. It is an organized beach with sun loungers, umbrellas, water sports facilities, restaurants, and luxurious bars with swimming pools. What’s more, many beach parties take place on Perivolos beach, which makes it a super-fun place to be!
Luxury restaurants in Santorini
Argo restaurant has a majestic setting, as it is perched on the edge of the caldera in Fira. Thanks to its location, it offers the most breathtaking sunset views! Using the freshest locally-sourced ingredients, Argo creates farm-to-table dishes that marry traditional with contemporary. From the renowned Greek salad and fried calamari to the seafood pasta and hearty meat dishes, everything is scrumptious!
Info: Thera 847 00, Santorini, Tel: +30 2286022594
Housed in the ISTORIA Hotel in the eastern part of the island, away from the hustle and bustle of Oia and Fira, Mr. E is a seaside gastronomical retreat! This restaurant boasts a relaxing setting, thanks to its location by the sea and the lunar surroundings, which upgrade the dining experience. Using seasonal ingredients that come straight from the land of Santorini, Mr. E‘s chef Alexandros Tsiotinis creates delicious Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist.
Info: Fira, Thira 847 00, Tel: +30 2286028700
Luxury holidays in Paros
Located between Mykonos and Santorini, Paros is another must destination for a luxurious holiday in Greece. Long-loved by water-sports enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies thanks to its ideal wind conditions, Paros has emerged as a trendy holiday destination for well-off travelers over the last years!
Yachting in Paros
Paros is one of the best starting points for island-hopping trips to the Cyclades. From day cruises and catamaran sailing trips to private yacht charter, there are several options. Whether you’re planning on spending just a couple of days or a week on the island, a sailing trip is the best way to see as many beaches as you can and visit nearby islands, like Mykonos, Naxos, and Ios.
Luxury hotels in Paros
Inspired by the island’s traditional architecture and the elements of nature, Parilio is the ultimate Cycladic retreat in Paros. From its secluded location to its luxurious spa and excellent restaurant, Parilio offers everything you need for a relaxing stay. This 5-star gem comprises 33 exclusive suites with refined interiors based on minimal design and warm neutral tones. All suites are super-stylish and opulent, while some of them come with a private pool or an outdoor jacuzzi.
Info: Kolimbithres 844 01, Paros, Tel: +30 2284051000
Luxury beaches in Paros
Santa Maria is one of the most popular beaches on the island. Long and sandy, with crystal-clear waters, Santa Maria has a unique natural beauty that attracts tourists and locals alike. But, the main reason why this beach is so popular is its beach party scene. Lined with beach clubs and cocktail bars that throw parties with famous singers and DJs, Santa Maria is a go-to for partying in Paros!
Luxury restaurants in Paros
Barbarossa Bar & Restaurant
Barbarossa is probably the most legendary restaurant in Paros! Nestled in the picturesque port of Naoussa, where the heart of the island’s nightlife beats, Barbarossa has been an all-time classic dining hotspot since 1987. At Barbarossa, you’ll enjoy traditional Greek food made with the freshest regionally-sourced ingredients, as well as Japanese delicacies, like sushi.
Info: Limanaki-Naoussa, Naoussa 844 00, Tel: +30 2284051391
Luxury holidays in Crete
Combining tradition with elegance and unparalleled natural beauty, Crete is the ultimate laid-back paradise to spend your holiday in Greece. Tucked away into the wilderness or nestled into picturesque coves, Crete’s luxury hotels and resorts are ideal for unwinding away from the hustle and bustle!
Luxury destinations in Crete
If you’re searching for the most luxurious area to stay in Crete, Elounda is a go-to. Sitting in the eastern part of the island, Elounda is a quaint fishing village that has turned into a cosmopolitan resort, without losing its unspoiled character. In Elounda, you won’t find crazy nightlife or hordes of tourists, but a peaceful ambiance and exclusive resorts. It’s the perfect place to recharge!
Luxury hotels in Crete
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
Blue Palace is one of the best luxury resorts in Elounda. Covering a space of 143 acres, this 5-star resort is basically an exclusive village! It comprises opulent suites, villas, and bungalows with private pools and verandas that offer utmost privacy and relaxation to all types of travelers. The ultimate place to relax in Blue Palace, though, is its huge luxurious spa complex, which features a sauna, 2 hammams, and 24 treatment rooms, where you can enjoy a variety of rejuvenating treatments including couples massage, anti-aging treatments, and Ayurvedic treatments.
Info: Plaka, Schisma Elountas 720 53, Tel: +30 2841065500
Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas
Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas is another luxurious resort in Elounda. Located right by the sea, the legendary Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas offers 5-star beachfront accommodation and a selection of top-notch services. The hotel’s opulent suites, bungalows, and villas are generously spacious, offering utmost comfort and privacy. They all open out to beautiful verandas with eye-popping sea views and come with private heated pools, jacuzzis, and other luxurious facilities!
Info: Lassithi, Elounda Crete 720 53, Tel: +30 2841063000
Luxury restaurants in Crete
If you’re looking for the perfect place for a romantic dinner or for celebrating a special occasion, Serenissima is a go-to. This restaurant has a refined ambiance and offers three well-curated menus (‘Earth’, ‘Sea’ and ‘Vegan’), which consist of creative dishes based on traditional Greek cuisine. It’s a must for fine-dining in Crete!
Info: Skoufon 4, Chania 731 31, Tel: +30 2821 086386
Luxury holidays in Porto Heli
Also known as the cosmopolitan riviera of the Peloponnese peninsula, Porto Heli is the place to go for a luxurious holiday on the Greek mainland. Set right next to the sea and surrounded by endless olive groves, Porto Heli boasts a magical location that captivates nature lovers. The idyllic coast of Porto Heli is lined with private villas and luxurious resorts that offer both exclusive accommodation and an utterly relaxing setting!
Luxury hotels in Porto Heli
Boasting an impeccable design inspired by the Doric Temples of Ancient Greece, ultra-luxurious suites, and a selection of high-end facilities, Amanzoe is arguably the grande-dame of the hotels in Porto Heli! This 5-star resort offers opulent pavilions, beach cabanas, and huge exclusive villas that cater to the needs of every traveler.
Info: Kranidi 213 00, Porto Heli, Tel: +30 2754772888
Luxury holidays in Corfu
One of the most elegant islands in Greece, Corfu is an ideal destination for a luxury family holiday. Corfu has a unique beauty: green forests, picturesque coves, endless olive groves, and quaint little villages have blessed the island with a magical movie-like setting. No wonder Gerald Durrell was inspired by the island’s vibrant nature to write the legendary Corfu Trilogy!
Yachting in Corfu
Corfu has a long coastline full of idyllic beaches and secluded coves. The best way to explore them is by charter yacht! However, a sailing trip is also a great way to discover nearby islands like Paxos and Antipaxos at your own pace.
Luxury hotels in Corfu
Domes Miramare is arguably one of the best upmarket resorts in Corfu! Set in a verdant property in the Moraitika area, this 5-star adults-only resort is a go-to for privacy and luxury. Domes Miramare comprises 113 bedrooms, suites, and villas, each of which offers utmost comfort and exclusivity! Many of them come with a private pool, a jacuzzi, a private hammam, and a private terrace or a veranda with a wooden deck.
Info: Miramare Beach, Moraitika 490 84, Tel: +30 2661440500
Luxury restaurants in Corfu
Venetian Well is arguably one of the most romantic -and luxurious- restaurants in Corfu. Nestled in the picturesque Kremasti Square in the heart of Corfu Town, it has a nostalgic flower-embellished setting that will make you feel transported to the Knights’ Era. As for the food, the restaurant specializes in gourmet cuisine with modern touches and Italian influences!
Info: Sofokleous Dousmani 46, Kerkira 491 00, Tel: +30 2661550955
To sum up…
A luxury holiday in Greece is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Not only due to the numerous luxurious hotels, exclusive resorts, and excellent restaurants, but also thanks to the impeccable services and exclusivity Greece offers.
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