15 Best Luxury Resorts in Greece for 2024

Greece is a dreamy destination. Can you think of anything better than spending your vacation in one of the best luxury resorts in Greece, enjoying top-notch services and luxurious surroundings in a stunning Mediterranean landscape

Discover in this post 15 of my favorite luxury resorts in Greece. A few selective ones are winners of the 2023 Travelers’ Choice of the Best Hotel Awards by Tripadvisor.

With so many island options and so many stunning Greek destinations, what are the best luxury resorts in Greece?

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Best Resorts in Greece

Before we get into the best luxury hotels in Greece, it’s vital to understand the country’s layout. 83.3% of Greece is the mainland, surrounded by east, south, and west by about 6000 islands and islets, 220 of which are inhabited. The Greek islands are 16.7% of the total land of Greece.

This unique geography makes Greece a popular and exciting place to visit. It also houses some spectacular and world-famous hotels.

Without further ado, here are my picks of the best resorts in Greece:

1. Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens

In September 2023 the Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel achieved 35th place in the inaugural edition of The World’s 50 Best Hotels. The highly anticipated ranking was unveiled during a ceremony held at London’s Guildhall.

The 5-star gorgeous resort is one of the most impressive Greek luxury hotels. It is perched on at the tip of a pine-clad peninsula directly on the Aegean Sea of the Athens Riviera.

Kid-friendly, the hotel will keep your children happy and creatively occupied while you enjoy top-notch service. Its rooms and suites are laid-back accommodations that are perfect for relaxation, featuring modernist architecture and a stylish retro-chic design.

Its facilities include:

  • 10 restaurants, lounges, and bars with sea views.
  • Spa, fitness, and wellness centers.
  • 3 tennis courts, 1 basketball, jogging trails.
  • Water sports: Paddleboarding, sea kayaking, snorkeling.
  • Helipad.

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel is at the top of my list of the best luxury resorts in Athens Greece.

Tip: Athens’ center is about 30 minutes away by car.

2. Canaves Oia Suites & Spa, Santorini

5-star Canaves Oia Suites and Spa is built on the side of a cliff overlooking the Caldera. The hotel is an exceptional experience not only because of the spectacular location but also due to the outstanding service. The rooms are spacious and chic, decorated in a charming minimalistic whitewashed style of a Greek island.

Other facilities of this gorgeous hotel include an outdoor infinity swimming pool, an in-house restaurant, a wellness center, and free parking.

3. Aenaon Villas, Santorini

Aenaon Villas is located in Imerovigli, very close to Fira, Santorini’s capital town. It is built at the highest part of Santorini, right on the caldera.

Its traditionally Cycladic rooms have stunning views to all four points of the horizon, from east to west. That way you can enjoy Santorini’s notorious sunsets in the luxury of your room. As one guest put it, ‘Aenaon Villas can only be described as heaven on earth and a work of art’.

4. Aeonic Suites and Spa, Mykonos

A hotel in Mykonos

Aeonic Suites and Spa in Mykonos is one of my top luxury resorts in Greece. Why should you stay in Aeonic Suites? Because it is a perfectly designed luxury boutique hotel at a lovely seafront location with exceptional hospitality services.

Other facilities of the first-class resort include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness center, and a garden. Located between the Mykonos Main Town and Korfos Beach, it is ideally situated for some peace yet within walking distance of the Mykonos vibrant nightlife.

5. Design Hotel Parilio, Paros

Parilio Resort on Paros Island features 33 suites, all meticulously designed and constructed with a deep respect for authentic Cycladic architecture. The suites boast contemporary décor, providing a comfortable, spacious, light-filled, and supremely soothing atmosphere.

The resort also has an enormous, cross-shaped, turquoise swimming pool, and the boutique Asian spa offers beauty treatments, tension-banishing massages, body scrubs, or facials. And if you prefer to go to Paros’ most popular beach, Kolimbithres, you can be there in 5 minutes.

Tip: The hotel has a significant number of steps so it’s not ideal if you have any mobility/knee issues.

6. Lesante Blu, Zakynthos

Lesante Blu is one of the best luxury beach resorts in Greece. It is located in the picturesque village of Tragaki Zakynthos. The spacious and sunlit rooms are furnished in a contemporary chic style and equipped with all modern amenities.

You will be stunned by the infinity pool, the delicious breakfast, and the premium location with amazing views of the Ionian Sea. As a final note, do not miss Essence Wellness & Spa, a real rejuvenating haven, and the 6 international restaurants!

7. Nido, Corfu

Nido is another spectacular 5-star luxury resort in Greece. It is located on the cosmopolitan island of Corfu, famous for its UNESCO medieval town and gorgeous beaches and villages.

An adults-only resort, Nido is everything a truly sophisticated escape should be. You can enjoy sweeping views of the emerald Ionian Sea from the privacy and calm of your own spacious terrace or personal pool.

8. Ikos Aria, Kos

Ikos Aria is one of the winners of the 2023 Travelers’ Choice of the Best Hotel Awards by Tripadvisor. It is a superb 5-star hotel, perfect if you are a family with small children. The beautiful, impeccable hotel has spacious, bright, and elegantly designed rooms with sea views.

Whatever I say for Ikos Aria, is not enough for the real experience of staying in one of the best hotels in Greece. Check out all its facilities here.

Tips: Book your spa treatments, and restaurants in advance as they do book up fast.

9. Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort, Rhodes

Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas is a stunning 5-star luxury hotel in the tranquil bay of Kalathos, close to the picturesque village of Lindos, Rhodes. It welcomes both families with children and adults in its spacious rooms overlooking the large gardens with waterfalls, palm trees, tropical flowers, and plants.

Its facilities include:

  • Thalasso Spa Centre, an upscale fitness center with a sauna, hammam, hot tub, and a multifunctional sea-and-fresh-water pool, massage treatments, and beauty packages
  • Special animation team for the children, kids’ swimming pool, and playground
  • Private beach area directly in front of the hotel
  • 3 restaurants on-site with Greek, Seafood, and International cuisine (and one of the best cuisines on the island)
  • Tennis court and mini-gulf

Tip: The hotel has an incredible team of staff!

10. Acro Suites – A Wellbeing Resort, Heraklion, Crete

5-star Acro Suites – A Wellbeing Resort in Agia Pelagia, West Heraklion, Crete will take your breath away! It is located on an astounding peninsula built right on a steep, secluded cliffside overlooking the Aegean Sea.

If you are looking for luxurious accommodation in gorgeous Crete, 5-star Acro Suites will make your stay a memorable experience. It combines, the design aesthetic of the rooms balanced with a refreshing wellness retreat and spa.

Tip: Perch yourself on the edge of the infinity pool of the resort and watch the waves crash against the rocks below!

11. Adrina Resort & Spa, Skopelos

Adrina Resort & Spa is a seafront hotel, at one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, Skopelos, the main location of Mamma Mia film. The resort is surrounded by azure waters and lush greenery highly recommended for families and couples who need a relaxing vacation in a wonderful natural environment.

The facilities of Adrina Resort include:

  • 2 swimming pools
  • Beachfront restaurants and beach bar
  • Spa and wellness center, a sauna, steam room, hot tub, and treatment rooms
  • Garden with seating areas and a playground
  • The cable car can transfer guests from the beach to the rooms or other hotel facilities
  • There is also a small jetty right in front of the hotel for small boats
  • Facilities for disabled guests

12. Ajul Luxury Hotel & Spa Resort, Halkidiki

Ajul Luxury Hotel & Spa Resort opened in June 2023 in Kassandra on the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece. It is an ultra-all-inclusive resort near the village of Agia Paraskevi, which is renowned for its thermal baths. Ajul is an incredible beachfront luxury resort, with unique views of the Aegean Sea and Mount Olympus.

It has 171 luxury rooms, including private villas and bungalows; five swimming pools; and a spa center. It also features three restaurants with local Greek, Italian, and Mediterranean cuisine. Other facilities include an impressive Spa Center, two tennis courts, a basketball court, and a beach volleyball court, as well as an adventure park.

13. Costa Navarino, Peloponnese

Costa Navarino is located in the southwestern Peloponnese and has received more than 100 awards and distinctions for its environmental policies, and distinct hospitality. The stunning group of resorts integrates deluxe hotels, signature golf courses, world-class spas, state-of-the-art conference facilities, and high-end private residences.

Costa Navrino is set on sandy beaches, in the protected and historic Bay of Navarino with the natural landscape of Messinia in the background. A combination of luxury with authentic Greece!

14. MANNA Hotel, Peloponnese

The luxurious MANNA resort is nestled in the ancient fir forest of Mount Mainalo in the central Peloponnese region. In March 2024 it clinched five gold distinctions at the prestigious Greek Hotel of the Year 2024 awards ceremony held in Athens. It won the “Best New Hotel, Hideaway Retreat, Most Scenic Location, Best Design, and Best Historic Hotel of Greece” prizes.

MANNA offers 32 spacious rooms and suites blending seamlessly with the surrounding fir forest and pond, creating an ideal atmosphere for relaxation and inspiration. Guests can enjoy wellness amenities like a sauna, and hammam, along with a heated cave pool.

Adventure seekers can explore skiing, hiking, horseback riding, and biking trails. Located at 1200 meters in Arcadia, just 2 hours from Athens and a short drive from Tripoli, MANNA is a stunning resort for nature lovers!

15. Archontiko Sakali, Pelion

What best to do in Pelion Greece, Archontiko Sakali in Pinakates

The stone-built, 5-star Archontiko Sakali, is located in the Pelion peninsula, overlooking the Pagasetic Gulf. If you love mountainous resorts in deep greenery with stunning sandy beaches 20 minutes away, then you should definitely stay here.

The tasteful rooms are traditionally decorated with amazing views over the hills and out to the Aegean Sea. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub, an atmospheric hammam, a restaurant, and a garden, this is a year-round destination!

Info: Pelion is one of Mamma Mia’s Locations in Greece.

When is Best to Go to Greece

Greece has 4 distinct seasons with considerable temperature differences if you are in Thessaloniki in the north or Crete in the south. The islands never close, they have permanent residents but they are at their liveliest between May and September.

The peak season in Greece is from July to August, and the islands can get very busy and crowded. The sea water is at its warmest (25-28 C) in August and September. I love exploring the islands in the off-season, and that means that there will be hotels, cafes, and taverns working, but it will be quiet with just the permanent residents.

Greece in winter

If you’re looking to escape the colder weather in your country, celebrate Christmas, enjoy hiking, and explore archaeological sites with fewer crowds and at half the price, I recommend visiting Greece between December, January, and February. Discover what to do in Greece’s warmest winter destination, Crete Island, by checking out the details here.

Where is your dream summer destination? Would you go to Greece?

I’d love to hear about where you’re spending your vacation this year, especially if you have any exciting travel plans! Till next time, Evgenia❤️

How to get to Athens Port (Piraeus) from Athens Airport

Bus X96 Peiraias Port to Athens Airport
Airport Bus
  • Bus: If you are arriving at Athens International Airport you can travel straight to the port by taking the X96 express bus (€5.5, children <6 yo, free entrance), which departs every 40 minutes and the average trip lasts 1 hour – runs 24/7.
  • Metro: (€9) is easily found across airport arrivals (blue line – M3) going directly to Piraeus port. The average trip to Piraeus lasts 1 hour.
  • Taxis are available in front of the airport (around €40 to Athens, €55-60 to Piraeus (depending on the traffic in Kifisos), and take up to 3 or 4 people with small luggage)
  • Rent a car with Discover Cars for reliable, new cars at affordable prices
  • You don’t like driving but love hassle-free solutions? Book a Private transfer with an English-speaking driver from Athens International Airport to Piraeus Ferries, or anywhere else in Greece
  • Are you looking for domestic flights in Greece? Check out the official Aegean Airlines Website.

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Evgenia Mataragka
Hi! I am an Athens-based Greek obsessed with exploring Greece and bringing you the best travel experience ever!

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