Greece has numerous things to welcome tourists from all over the world, the country is the birthplace of democracy, the Olympics, and a host of beautiful myths of gods, goddesses, and heroes. It has a plethora of spectacular ruins and art pieces in every corner of the country to explore, many of which are thousands of years old.
People here are festive and warm, and bring with them a culture and cuisine that celebrates what is great about living here. The beauty of the Mediterranean Sea and breathtaking islands like Santorini, Mykonos and Crete make it one of the world’s most spectacular sites. With its thousands of islands and turquoise blue waters, Greece boasts some of the best beaches in the world. In addition, visitors, today, will find that prices are now at an all-time low due to Greece’s struggling economy.
With a batch of exciting new openings on the cards for the summer ahead, it looks like Greece is back in the spotlight. The choices of hotels in Greece are vast, and there is a perfect fit to be found for the family or the solo traveler, the budget-conscious, the ecotourist, and the high-end luxury nomad. Furnishings range from simplistic to lavish, and from ancient to hip and ultra-modern. Locations can be far from the beaten path and authentically Greek, a slice of the home country in a foreign land with all of the expected amenities, or urban and full of new adventures to experience.
One of the most breathtaking aspects of some of the island hotels is their position built right into cliff-sides hanging over the turquoise sea.
It can be difficult for travellers to choose the right accommodations for their next holiday, to narrow down their choices, the following is a list of some of the best beach resorts that Greece shelters in accordance to touropia:
Cavo Spada Luxury Sports & Leisure Resort & Spa
Located in Kamisiana, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, 2.5 mi (4 km) from Orthodox Academy of Crete, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Platanias Beach and Agia Marina Beach. Agioi Apostoloi Beach and Platanias Square are also within 12 miles (20 km). Catch some rays on Cavo Spada Luxury Sports & Leisure Resort & Spa’s private beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants. All 150 soundproofed properties feature free WiFi and sofa beds. Guests can enjoy deep soaking bathtubs, and other standard amenities include balconies, 24-hour room service and private yards.
The glitzy beachfront property will have a new, minimalist design with all rooms having beachfront views across the Med. Aimed at families, or couples who want a little more from their holiday, it will have an emphasis on learning.
Wellness at Cavo Spada is also key with beach yoga classes, hydro-massage facilities, Turkish bath therapies and a packed menu of beauty treatments. It’s all about the feel-good factor.
Found in the bay of Dassia, just 15 minutes from the historic Corfu town, the sprawling resort will have 403 bedrooms, suites and villas, set within lush gardens and with views across the Ionian Sea. Seven of the nine restaurants will feature a la carte dining, with fine wines, and offer a range of gastronomy experiences from Asian to French, and Basque to locally-inspired menus.
All restaurants are conceived in collaboration with Michelin-starred chefs – the new property will up the ante when it comes to luxurious hotels on the island.
Ikos Dassia will also have a private beach, floodlit tennis courts and a huge array of fitness activities and water sports on offer. Adults-only areas and a standout spa will mean you can escape the little ones for some well-served ‘me’ time, if necessary.
Horizon Beach Resort
This lovely seaside hotel is located on a pretty stretch of beach on the Aegean Sea in Kos. The Horizon Beach Resort features two swimming pools for adults and two pools designated for the younger generation. Fitness addicts have a good chance anyway as they can take the hotel’s fitness center or play tennis, basketball or volleyball. In addition to its standard double rooms, this hotel also offers family-style rooms that can accommodate up to four adults. The Horizon Beach Resort provides daily entertainment, such as comedy sketches and quizzes, for its guests.
Elysium Resort & Spa
This chic and modern beach resort is located on Kallithea beach in Rhodes. It boasts a lovely outdoor lagoon-style swimming pool as well as a separate Hydro-massage pool. For guests in need of their daily exercise fix, the Elysium Resort and Spa offers a fitness center, aerobic and water aerobics classes, mini-golf and a tennis court. Its full-service spa was included in an article that National Geographic Traveller ran about the best spa resorts in the world.
Palazzo del Mare
The Palazzo del Mare is a luxury hotel located on a private beach on the island of Kos. Guests who want to enjoy something a little different can choose swim-up accommodations, which will give them direct access to the resort’s outdoor swimming pool from their room’s terrace. In addition to the outdoor facility, the Palazzo del Mare also has an indoor heated pool and hot tub area. This resort also boasts a fitness room, two tennis courts, a full-service spa and a children’s playground area.
Kontokali Bay Resort
The Kontokali Bay Resort and Spa, which is located on the Isle of Corfu, sits on a wooded peninsula that juts into the Ionian Sea. Guests can enjoy lounging on either of the resort’s two sandy beaches or head to its beautiful outdoor seawater swimming pool. On days, when the weather isn’t cooperating or when guests wants to avoid the sun for a little while, the resort also offers an indoor heated pool. Children will be delighted to find their own pool in the resort’s Children’s Village, which also features a playground and playroom. The Kontokali Bay Resort also boasts a full-service, nine-treatment-room spa, a fitness center, a Jacuzzi and two saunas.
The Rodos Palladium is a truly stunning resort located on Kallithea Beach in Rhodes. Its many amenities include a gorgeous, island-style outdoor pool, an indoor pool, onsite entertainment and a full-service wellness spa where guests can soothe away their worries and cares. Staying in shape won’t be a problem at this hotel, which offers a fitness center, two tennis courts, a basketball court and even a mini-golf course. For an extra bonus, this hotel is located close to the second largest waterpark in Europe.
This beautiful hotel is located on a private beach close to Panormos on the island of Skopelos. The Adrina Beach Hotel boasts a saltwater swimming pool and, for the wee ones, a kiddie pool. For guests who prefer to spend their time by the ocean, this family-owned hotel provides them with free beach beds and umbrellas. In addition, guests can keep up with their exercise routines at the Adrina Beach Hotel’s fitness center. A delicious breakfast buffet is included in this hotel’s rates.
Porto Sani Village
Porto Sani Village is a luxury resort located close to both Sea You Beach and to Sani Asterias Suites Beach as well as to the beautiful Sani Marina and all of its amenities, bars and restaurants. One of the top beach resorts in Greece, Porto Sani Village features a lovely lagoon-style pool, as well as a pool just for kids. There is also an adults-only pool for guests who prefer to swim without splashing children nearby. Guests in need of a little pampering can book treatments at the resort’s full-service spa.