The Best Hotels in Greece

Greece appeals to both mythology nerds and sun seeking sybarites. The New Hotel Athens is a reminder that the Greek capital has a hip, modern side to complement its legendary past. Perched on a cliff over the Aegean, finding the Amanzoe in Porto Heli feels like discovering a modern Acropolis. The jet set head to Santa Marina Resort, which boasts Mykonos' only private beach. For jaw-dropping infinity hotel views head to the intimate Grace hotel on Santorini and Emelisse Hotel on Kefalonia.
Collected by Afar Magazine
Photo courtesy of The Grace, Santorini
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Imerovigli, Thira 847 00, Greece
Some of the world's most jaw-dropping images of hotel infinity pools have been taken on Santorini, the island of honeymooners and escapists. What makes the Grace stand out? With only 8 rooms, 12 suites, and 1 villa, guests receive...
Photo courtesy of New Hotel, Athens
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Imerovigli, Thira 847 00, Greece
Owned by the world-renowned art collector Dakis Joannou and smartly decorated by quirky Brazilian designers the Campana brothers, the New Hotel is the city’s coolest upscale design-centric property, with 79 rooms (including seven suites) and...
Photo courtesy of Design Hotels
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Imerovigli, Thira 847 00, Greece
Designed in 2003 by Athens-based Tassos Zepos, the Fresh Hotel is a contemporary nine-story building in the gritty, up-and-coming neighborhood of Psiri. It makes up for its somewhat dated design tricks (think hot-pink Plexiglas reception area,...
Photo courtesy of Emelisse Hotel, Kefalonia
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Imerovigli, Thira 847 00, Greece
At Emelisse, one turquoise infinity pool spills endlessly into another before seeming to pour directly into the glittering Ionian Sea. Come evening, dozens of glowing lanterns illuminate the pools, stone terraces, and two outdoor restaurants, as...
Photo courtesy of Santa Marina Resort, Mykonos
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Imerovigli, Thira 847 00, Greece
On a typical day during the island's high season, megayachts are bobbing in the bright blue waters of Ornos Bay. A long pier—lined with couples curled up in oversize, cocoon-shaped sun chairs—leads onto a stretch of sandy beach...
Photo courtesy of The Poseidonion Grand, Spetses
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Imerovigli, Thira 847 00, Greece
Originally owned by Sotirios Anargyros, a local success story revered as a sort of godfather of Spetses (he saved the island’s large pine forest from deforestation), the 100-year-old Poseidonion Grand Hotel is to Spetses what the Plaza Hotel...
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Imerovigli, Thira 847 00, Greece
Situated on a seaside promontory, Amanzo’e opens for its first full season in March. The spa draws upon Hippocrates’s holistic health formula of exercise, massage, and bathing in the sea. From $1,423. 30/275-477-2888. This appeared in the...
Photo courtesy of Kapsaliana Village Hotel, Crete
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Imerovigli, Thira 847 00, Greece
In the low light of the evening, warmly lit sconces lead down a pathway framed with pink bougainvillea and gnarled olive trees into a complex of dwellings that is the Kapsaliana Village Hotel. Once an 18th-century village tucked quietly in the...
Photo courtesy of 1864 The Sea Captain's House, Santorini
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Imerovigli, Thira 847 00, Greece
It may be just a small traditional village, but Oia is where you'll find some of the most glamorous properties on Santorini. The Sea Captain's House, on the other hand, is more like a luxury B&B loaded with antiques, character, and quirky...
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