A guide to luxury and boutique hotels in Greece

For the top luxury and boutique hotels to stay in Greece, you’ve come to the right place. This is your one-stop destination if you’ve been searching for a guide to hotels in Greece. We keep luxury at the forefront throughout this guide, so you won’t be disappointed with the service, food, or layout of any of these properties. 

From Athens to Mykonos, Greece is a country worth exploring top to bottom – and of course, island to island. Each part of the country has its own unique style, and boutique hotels can often show this off best. Santorini hotels will feel a bit different from Mykonos hotels, but the attention to detail and first-class service stays the same.

Our team of travel experts has poured over reviews and first-hand accounts from writers at the Travel Magazine office, and we’ve put together this comprehensive list of luxury and boutique hotels to stay in Greece. You won’t have anything to worry about if you book one of these luxury hotels. They all come with a spectacular view, first-class service, and amenities that will keep you busy for your entire stay. 

1. Cavo Tagoo Santorini 

Be surrounded by an unmatched and unforgettable luxury experience, made possible only by the best of the best when it comes to Santorini hotels. Cavo Tagoo Santorini offers an exclusive journey to be had, one where you can wake up poolside and fall asleep with champagne in hand.

Cavo Tagoo Santorini
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The scenery in Santorini is breathtaking everywhere you visit, but for Santorini hotels, Cavo Tagoo Santorini is the top luxury hotel to consider. It’s been named one of the best hotels in Greece for a reason. 

We’d recommend inquiring about a suite if you’re staying at Cavo Tagoo Santorini. The boutique hotel only offers occupancy of 3 guests for the Diamond Suite, but it comes with all of the amenities you’d want from one of the top hotels in Greece. The caldera and sunset view, indoor heated hot tub and outdoor heated pool with sun beds, and shaded terrace with a day bed are the stand-out features. The Grand Honeymoon Pool Suite is another option, perfect for love birds looking to get a little alone time. 

2. Mitsis Faliraki Beach Hotel & Spa

Let’s take a trip east from Santorini to another of the top hotels in Greece, this time to the Island of Rhodes. Situated off the coast of Turkey, Rhodes is the biggest of Greece’s Dodecanese Islands, which are well-known for their luxurious beach resorts and boutique hotels. 

Mitsis Faliraki Beach Hotel & Spa
Photo credit: @mitsishotels on Instagram.

Located on the northeast side of Rhodes is Mitsis Faliraki Beach Hotel & Spa, one of the best hotels in Rhodes. It’s a 24-hour, five-star beach hotel, featuring 20 freshwater pools and 7 restaurants for your enjoyment. Rooms are spacious and elegant, coming with a balcony or terrace for you to enjoy the crashing waves and salty air below. 

Mitsis Faliraki Beach Hotel & Spa sits on Faliraki Beach which is just a few steps from your room. Local wine, beer and cocktails can be purchased at their beach bar, making the beach one that you won’t want to leave quickly. 

For those who want to stay active, the Mitsis Faliraki Beach Hotel & Spa’s amenities are excellent. Play tennis, swim lengths, enjoy the outdoor gym and basketball courts, and try any of the many water sports or fitness activities offered on site. This is a stay you won’t soon forget at one of the best hotels in the Greek Islands. 

3. Perianth Hotel

A neo-modernist marvel, Perianth Hotel is located in Agias Eirinis Square. It’s just footsteps from many of Athens’ most popular attractions, should you be looking to see the sites in Greece’s capital city. 

Perianth Hotel
Photo credit: @perianthhotel on Instagram. 

The hotel was designed by K-Studio, inspired by the Athenian modern movement and offering incredible Acropolis views. The hotel has been exquisitely updated, offering quiet vibes amidst a bustling city. Bold contemporary art fills the hotel, giving you a view of local context and culture everywhere the eye wanders. 

When the city becomes a bit too much, hotel guests have access to the Zen Centre located on the first floor of the hotel. You’ll be able to take part in meditation classes, yoga classes, and martial arts practice throughout the day should you choose to do so. 

Rooms are large offering high ceilings and warm accents throughout, with most bedrooms having access to balconies. The penthouse suite is where the height of luxury meets the Greek capital, it occupies the entire sixth floor, includes a pool and jacuzzi, and has some of the best views of the Pantheon in the city. 

4. Myconian Villa Collection: The best of Mykonos Hotels

The villas at Myconian Villa Collection give other Mykonos Hotels a run for their money. If you’ve been looking for a place where you can truly relax in luxury, search no further. 

Mykonos Hotels
Photo credit: @myconianvillascollection on Instagram.

The terraced villas at Myconian Villa Collection have unimpeded views of the Aegean Sea, incredibly designed interiors, and some of the highest standards of service of all the Mykonos hotels. The highly-rated Thalasso spa offers well-being services that are unmatched, from anti-aging treatments and massages to pools that are sure to rejuvenate. 

When you’re ready for the view of a lifetime, head to the entertainment deck and take in the 360-degree panoramic views. A bar, restaurant, and saltwater infinity pool await at the deck, so whether you want to drink, eat, or take a dip, there’s a way to enjoy the view. Food is served by renowned chef Thodoris Kyriakidis, who uses local produce and fish and incorporates meat from local farmers in a variety of dishes. From breakfast and lunch to dinner and poolside or late-night snacks, you won’t go hungry at the Myconian Villa Collection. 

For around-the-clock five-star service, this is an experience in Mykonos you won’t want to miss. Service is at the forefront of your stay here. 

5. Bill & Coo Coast Suites

The hotels in Mykonos have something for everyone, so if you’re looking for a seaside retreat you might want to investigate the Bill & Coo Coast Suites. Designed by K-Studio who also did the Perianth listed above, this is an adults-only boutique hotel situated on the Agios Ioannis beachside. 

Bill & Coo Coast Suites
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Go barefoot at this resort and find out how relaxing a trip to Greece can truly be. The outdoor pool sits at sea level, or embark down to the beach and take a dip in the crystal clear waters located just a few steps from your room. Dining at Bill & Coo is more casual than some of the other resorts on our list, or you can visit BeefBar Mykonos which is one of the most desirable places to get dinner on the island. 

Once you grab a poolside seat and begin sipping on a Pisco Daisy, you won’t need any convincing that this was the perfect getaway for the discerning traveler. Just don’t forget your camera to capture the sunsets, one of the best parts about staying on Mykonos. 

6. Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa

For a family-friendly resort that doesn’t compromise on service and luxury, the Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa is a perfect fit. Visit between May and October to take advantage of all of their facilities, including the beach, stunning outdoor pool, and inviting terraces. A warm day is a perfect time to visit Corfu. 

Corfu hotel
Photo credit: @angsanacorfu on Instagram

Of all the Corfu hotels, this is our favorite. The resort itself is charming and spotless, set on a green hilltop that overlooks historic Benitses Bay’s clear blue waters. Corfu itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so there’s plenty to explore. The resort is not too far from the historic town center, but far enough away to get some peace and relaxation. 

With 37 luxury villa homes to choose from, the estate offers incredible and diverse views of the Ionian sea and countryside. Take in the views at Bortini’s, the resort’s fine-dining restaurant and one of the most desirable bites on the island. You’ll have plenty to do, eat, and see when you visit Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa. 

The Bottom Line 

Each of the six hotels in Greece listed above offers its own take on luxury. Some are more boutique than others, and the prices between them do vary. Start searching for trips to Greece well in advance of your travel, and plan your vacation with your hotels in mind. 

For travel to Greece in particular, a hotel can really make a difference. Greece is a beautiful country with much to see and do, but anyone who’s been will tell you that some of the best experiences in the country are spent sipping a glass of wine or taking in the stunning views and scenery available right from your terrace or private balcony. When you add a private pool or daybed into the mix, Greece hotels can really set the stage for the trip of a lifetime.