No matter where you find yourself in the world, few people would probably doubt Greece’s irresistible lure. Some praise the country for its rich cultural and historical heritage, others point out the natural beauty that is second to none in the world, while still others are left in awe thanks to the locals’ warm Mediterranean hospitality and mouthwatering cuisine. In other words, Greece is full of surprises. So much so, that millions of tourists flow into the cradle of western civilization like a wild torrent every single year. Among them are the ones looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of their daily routines and wishing to immerse themselves into the peaceful luxury of tranquility and mesmerizing views coupled with impeccable service. If you also look for a paradise-like place to indulge in, this short guide on the top Greek resorts is for you.
1. Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel, Athens.
One of the most iconic hotels of Athens, first opened its doors during the 60’s and has been ever since the most preferred getaway location in the Athenian Riviera, only 30 minutes’ drive away from the center of Athens. Hidden in a private peninsula full of trees it was always a cosmopolitan destination for the international jet set, and after its renovation was completed, it exceeded all expectations and can easily satisfy even the most demanding client. The regeneration of the hotel is part of a bigger long-term project with more hotels and villas that aims to transform the Laimos Vouliagmenis Peninsula into one of the most amazing destinations not just in Greece, but all over the world.
2. Amanzoe, Porto Heli.
A lone representative of the Greek mainland on this list, Amanzoe, Porto Heli has deserved its spot fair and square. This Peloponnesian gem combines inland culture (with its coveted Greek wineries and UNESCO-protected historic sites) with bliss in the form of Amanzoe’s beach club and ocean view villas. The Peloponnese east coast, also called the modern-day Acropolis, offers a 360o view encompassing olive groves and the endless Aegean Sea.
3. The Westin Resort, Costa Navariino, Messinia, Peloponnese.
In an area of over 1,000 hectares, five different hotels in an integrated set up create the first prime sustainable destination in Greece. The combination of deluxe hotels, 18 golf resort courses, luxurious spas and state-of-the-art private residences offer the visitors the ability to calm down, relax, enjoy themselves and experience all the possible hobbies and activities that Greece has to offer.
4. Canaves Oia Epitome, Santorini.
As its name suggests, this property poses itself as the epitome of luxury on Santorini. This claim might as well be true, given that it is the only hotel on the island to offer both sea and sunset views from the privacy of each of the 24 luxury villas. Situated above the fairy tailish fishing town of Ammoudi, Canaves Oia Epitome is inspired by traditional Cycladic architecture, offering guests a mixture of natural and earthy materials with modern design and style. Apart from the usual top-notch services, the hotel also invites visitors to embark on a private voyage, exploring the island’s hidden gems along the world-famous cliff-framed coastline.
5. Myconian Avaton Resort, Mykonos.
Built into the rock above the sandy beach of Elia, Avaton resort, as the name suggests in Greek is a very exclusive hotel designed to satisfy even the most exquisite tastes. Luxury resides in every detail of this extraordinary hotel that combines unique design, superb services, magnificent view and spectacular hospitality. This way, guests have the opportunity to enjoy the best that Mykonos has to offer; which is, either the mythical partying vibe of the island, or the relaxation in a location so serene and quiet.
6. Calilo Luxury Hotel, Ios.
Calilo is the perfect combination of privacy, luxury and art. Located in a remote location it offers its guests the opportunity to relax in a seclusive environment surrounded by olive trees and art installations. This 30-suite hotel is ideal for people that long for a tranquil retreat as well as for people that highly value architecture and interior design when they are searching for a hotel. Calilo consists of a family’s vision to share and spread all around the globe the magic vibe of Ios island.
7. Porto Zante Villas & Spa, Zakynthos.
Standing majestically on a private sandy beach of a secluded bay, on the island of Zakynthos famous for its turquoise waters and Venetian villages, Porto Zante Villas & Spa is breathing opulence and luxury. Its villas are decorated and furnished with selected pieces of Armani Casa & Gervasoni, paintings of prominent Greek artists, and are equipped with some of the best exclusive amenities including Christofle Paris cutlery & glasses, Bernardaud design porcelain & BVLGARI guest amenities. Just as with almost any other Greek destination, Zakynthos is full of historic sights of interest ready to be discovered by curious guests.
8. The Olivar Suites, Corfu.
A renovated olive mill right next to one of the most beautiful beaches of the Corfiot south east coast, facing the Ionian sea. Its unique 120 suites offer privacy and the ideal spot for relaxation, and alongside the hotel’s refined all-day bar “Olibar” and restaurant “Flya” can help the guest unwind under the Mediterranean sun.
9. Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas, Elounda, Crete.
Located in a cove in Vathi, this unique hotel seamlessly blends its unique location with the epitome of luxury and interior design. For travelers looking for privacy in their accommodation Daios Cove is the answer as it also features and amazing private beach. The hotel’s amenities are solely dedicated to provide the guest with every possible luxury and the stuff is committed to make the guests feel like home and enjoy a carefree vacation. All that combined with the hotel’s 6 restaurants and bars create the perfect recipe for an unforgettable stay on the island of Crete.
10. Mitsis Alila Resort & Spa, Rhodes.
This ultra-rich all-inclusive beach resort in Rhodes opened its doors in 2013 as a member of the Mitsis Premium Collection and ever since then offers its guests the most amazing experience when it comes to all-inclusive accommodation. It features 314 rooms and suites and it is located on the cosmopolitan area of Faliraki right on top of a blue flag awarded beach. 8 restaurants and 6 bars are ready to take the guests on a gastronomic journey and the concierge service and VIP handling fill in the picture of luxury and relaxation.
We at Amuse Bespoke take pride in constantly being on the outlook for mesmerizing new locations and properties for all kinds of events, which is why this list may change every once in a while. Greece truly offers a plethora of options for any type of pleasure seekers, and we are always happy to help you and your clients make the right choice based on your specific needs and preferences. Meanwhile, the sunny Mediterranean coast is always only a short flight away, and we are happy to welcome you anytime!