Irrespective of Greece’s recent financial and economic crisis, Greece retains its attraction and magnificence allowing it to remain a personal favourite holiday escape for many people. With an ever-growing selection of boutique hotels, luxury hotel getaways and romantic retreats, follow this insider guide to everything you need to know about your luxury stay and be inspired to travel to one of the five best luxury resorts in Greece.
1. Lindos Blu, Rhodes, Greece
Lindos Blu is just a short walk from the charming coastal village of Lindos with Byzantine churches and narrow cobbled alleyways. Perfectly carved into the hillside, this captivating hotel proves the epitome of style and luxury tailor made for couples. With sensational architecture, mesmerizing views and exceptional service, Lindos Blu is truly exquisite. Distinctly modern with the use of local stone and vast floor to ceiling windows that perfectly frame the stunning sea views beyond allows it to blend seamlessly with the ancient natural landscape.
Spend your stay around one of the two stylish infinity pools with magnificent sea views. Eating and dining is at its finest at this luxury hotel. The Five Senses Fine Dining restaurant exhibits glamour and overlooks the sea, serving a creative and distinct a la carte Mediterranean menu with an extensive wine list to suit your palette.
2. Dreams Luxury Suites, Imerovigli, Greece
This is where style, opulence and perfection meet a world of beauty and tradition. Dreams Luxury Suites represents a new concept of sanctuary, with six luxury exclusive suites that have a distinct personality. Sit back and appreciate the comfort, class, privacy and tranquillity this resort has to offer in a stunning setting with truly personal service, just minutes away from the picturesque village of Imerovigli.
Located on the highest point of the famous Caldera, nestled in the heart of the sublime, vibrant volcanic rocks whilst admiring the breathtaking views of the world’s most beautiful island and famous sunset. Luxury Suites are designed in the traditional Cycladic style, all with their own terraces with swimming pools and jacuzzi overlooking the Caldera and the Aegean Sea. Designed to embrace the true original style of the Island and represent traditional Greek architecture.
3. Bohème, Mykonos Town, Greece
Undoubtedly an experience you will never forget. Built according to the traditional Cycladic architectural excellence with luxurious suites. Flawless service and contemporary, naturally modern style coupled with untouched privacy. The views from your private resort are spectacular and the winding alleyways of Mykonos Town is just a 10 minute walk down the hill.
On a mountain overlooking the Aegean Sea, Bohème Mykonos Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, lounge area and sunbathing terrace accompanied by stunning sunset views to the island of Delos and panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. The restaurant which is situated by the pool provides a locally sourced Mediterranean menu based on seasonal produce of the sea and the land of Mykonos. You can enjoy impeccable service with breakfast served in your room or on your private veranda.
4. Canaves Oio Hotel, Oia, Greece
Sprawling on either side of a peaceful village church, in the scenic luxury of the northwest tip of Santorini, this hotel welcomes guests into a world of unparalleled charm and indulgence. You can experience your very own fairytale ambience with refined elegance and impeccable services within the majestic aura of the Aegean Sea. Established for offering dreamy adventures and exquisite fine dining in the simply romantic restaurant, this is undoubtedly a memorable, once in a lifetime experience.
Inspiring, inviting and elegantly classic suites and contemporary facilities entice guests to experience their accommodations in quality luxury. Canaves Oio Hotel is freshly renovated and elegantly decorated in a dazzling white, minimal, simplistic manner, featuring exclusive verandas, alfresco dining, and astounding panoramic views. The hotel’s pools are absolutely romantic. Submerge in your own outdoor pool, or take a dip in the resort’s smaller but blissfully shaded infinity pool.
5. Atruim Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas, Lachania, Greece
This gem is located directly by the sea front on the south-east coast of Rhodes Island, amidst the untouched landscape of Lachania. Traditional Greek architecture with picturesque, divine blue panoramic views, mesmerizing scenery, stunning accommodations, and an impressive, indulgent spa will surely capture your mind forever. You will be astounded with spectacular Mediterranean sea views from all three descending levels.
This idyllic luxury resort is perfectly situated on Lachania beach and it offers a fusion of designs, decor and innovation along with the legacy of flawless Greek hospitality. Enjoy endless relaxation at the true essence of Lachania Beach in the most subtle of atmospheres. Graciously sized rooms and bathrooms with panoramic views enhance your surroundings further – this one is not to be missed.
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Sienna Gyngell is a freelance writer for Chapman Freeborn, she loves all things travel and luxury. An avid traveller and private charter enthusiast who aims to help others find luxury in the most spectacular of places.