Greece Hotels

Kimkim's favorite Greek hotels showcase the country's rich history, striking landscape, and warm hospitality. Experience these characteristics in Athens with our diverse range of accommodations offering Acropolis views and cultural locations. If your trip includes the Greek islands, each has its own personality, and our hotel selections reflect that. Sleep in cave hotels and enjoy caldera views in Santorini, or opt for Chania with a mix of mountain and sea vistas, multicultural influences, and welcoming service. We have plenty of choices for other islands, too, including Mykonos, Naxos, Milos, Paros, Sifnos, and more. And if you're looking to slow down in the countryside, consider sleeping under the cliffs of Meteora or in the colorful Venetian city of Nafplio, both places that capture local life.

Athens
Electra Metropolis Athens Hotel
4.9
(13)
· Luxury
This 1959 building built around a 16th-century chapel and on the 2500-year-old ruins of an ancient wall now holds 216 clean and contemporary rooms. Centrally located just a few blocks from Syntagma Square, the Electra Metropolis brings the ancient world to a modern luxury setting that's perfect...
Photo courtesy of 18 Grapes Hotel Naxos
Naxos
18 Grapes Hotel Naxos
5.0
(9)
· Luxury
18 Grapes Hotel offers a luxurious, minimalistic retreat near Agios Prokopios, offering serene sea and sunset views from the comfort of its signature rooms and suites. Nestled in a tranquil location, guests can easily access the beach and local village attractions while indulging in the hotel's...
Photo courtesy of Sweet Home Hotel.
Athens
Sweet Home Hotel
4.7
(48)
· Mid-range
Watching guests stop to hug the hotel owner before they leave tells you all you need to know about the Sweet Home Hotel. Family is present in all aspects of this 17-room hotel, from its position as a family-run business to the owner's vintage family photos that greet you when you walk in. Sweet...
Photo courtesy of Elia Ermou Hotel.
Athens
Elia Ermou Athens Hotel
4.7
(41)
· Comfort
Elia Ermou offers bright light, spacious rooms, and a perfect view of the Acropolis from its rooftop (and several guest rooms). Those wanting a more up-close look of the Acropolis can be at the foot of the Parthenon in just 10 minutes. Elia Ermou is in the center of a vibrant pedestrian street...
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Santorini
Kasimatis by La Perla
4.9
(9)
· Comfort
Kasimatis by La Perla on Santorini offers a unique experience, as this small boutique property of 14 rooms is set in a renovated historic wine cellar, a canava, in a property spanning four floors. The hotel is very relaxed, but it should be noted the noise level varies. The hotel is designed to...
Mykonos
The George Hotel
5.0
(6)
· Comfort
The whitewashed buildings of The George Hotel capture the Mykonian architectural style in this comfortable hotel overlooking Platis Gialos Beach. Its coveted location offers breathtaking views of the crystal waters below and is just a five-minute walk from the beach. Additionally, you'll be...
Photo courtesy of Domus Renier.
Chania
Domus Renier Boutique Hotel
5.0
(6)
· Luxury
Domus Renier is named for the Renier family, which lived in this mansion in the 16th century. Walk under the stone arch, which bears an inscription for the Renier patriarch, or marvel at the ancient stones visible in the elevator as you head up to one of the hotel's 10 rooms. The standard rooms...
Photo courtesy of The Foundry Hotel.
Athens
The Foundry Suites
5.0
(6)
· Comfort
The Foundry has one of the best rooftop gardens in Athens, but it's just one of many things that sets this 12-suite hotel apart. Located in a former foundry that dates back to 1930, the hotel has large rooms that feel more like modern suites or apartments. Each room has a full kitchen, and some...
Chania
SanSal Boutique Hotel
4.9
(8)
· Comfort
The clean and modern SanSal Boutique Hotel is located on the outskirts of Chania's Old Town. The 23 rooms all have balconies, but only the higher rooms have sea views. This wheelchair-accessible hotel welcomes kids over 11, so it's mostly geared to couples and business travelers, but it's a good...
Athens
Ivis 4 Boutique Hotel
4.9
(8)
· Luxury
Ivis 4 Boutique Hotel combines comfort with an experience of local Athenian culture in its central location in the vibrant neighborhood of Psyri. The Acropolis, Syntagma Square, and Monastiraki are all less than 15 minutes away on foot, which makes this hotel ideal for exploring Athens. The...
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Santorini
Volcano View Hotel
4.8
(10)
· Luxury
Volcano View Hotel, perched on a cliffside, offers a peaceful and picturesque escape in Santorini with views of the caldera and the Aegean Sea. Set six minutes by car from the bustling center of Fira, the hotel provides a quiet atmosphere while remaining accessible to local attractions through a...
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Naxos Town
Cyano Suites
4.7
(15)
· Comfort
Cyrano Suites is a small property with five suites set in a two-story building. The building is new, built in 2006 and renovated in 2017, but it fits in with the surroundings with its traditional Cycladic style with whitewashed stone walls and alcoves. You’ll find the property in the Grotta area...
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Athens
AVA Boutique Hotel
4.9
(7)
· Comfort
The AVA Boutique Hotel sits off a side street in Plaka, just directly in front of Hadrian’s Arch and under the rock of the Acropolis. The hotel’s 16 rooms are more like large apartments with peaceful balcony views and full kitchens for those who want to spend a night in and make a home-cooked...
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Galaxidi
Ganimede Hotel
4.8
(9)
· Comfort
Nestled in the seaside town of Galaxidi, Ganimede Hotel offers a tranquil retreat just a short stroll from the picturesque harbor. This 19th-century captain's house is just a five-minute walk from the neoclassical buildings, traditional shops, and bustling cafés and restaurants of Galaxidi's...
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Athens
Oniro City
5.0
(5)
· Comfort
The Oniro City is in a Neo-classical building that fits right into the surrounding area of Kolonaki. This 18-room hotel opened in 2019 and offers a mix of standard rooms and suites for differing group sizes. The lobby smells great, which gives a spa-like feel when you first walk in. While some of...
Photo courtesy of Elena Hotel Mykonos
Mykonos
Elena Hotel Mykonos
5.0
(5)
· Mid-range
Elena Hotel offers a serene escape on the enchanting Greek island of Mykonos, merging Cycladic charm with modern comforts. Perched on a hill just outside the Old Town, guests enjoy easy access to vibrant local life while relishing a calm, private retreat. Each room provides a blend of traditional...
Rethymno
Rimondi Boutique Hotels
5.0
(5)
· Mid-range
Experience the rich history of Rethymno in the Rimondi Boutique Hotels, located in the city's vibrant Venetian quarter. Local attractions like the Rimondi Fountain, Neratze Mosque and Minaret, and Lady of Angels Church are all just one to two minutes by foot. Soak in the panoramic views from the...
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Saint George, Naxos
Ippokampos Beachfront Hotel
4.6
(18)
· Mid-range
Adjacent to the picturesque Agios Georgios Beach, Ippokampos Beachfront Hotel is a contemporary property offering a seamless blend of comfort and beachside living. Guests can enjoy the tranquility while being a leisurely 10-minute stroll from the bustling town center with various restaurants and...
Photo courtesy of Athens Manor.
Athens
Athens Manor Houses
4.7
(12)
· Comfort
Located in the area of Syntagma, the Athens Manor is made up of three separate buildings that offer guests decently sized rooms in the middle of Athens’ bustling city center. 24 rooms are available across the three Neo-Classical buildings, which are all within a two-block radius of each other,...
Heraklion
GDM Megaron
4.8
(6)
· Luxury
This 1920s building is a recognizable landmark on Heraklion's waterfront, and its 58 bright rooms offer both privacy and luxury. Couples, families, and friends traveling together will all find comfortable options here, and find many of Heraklion's sights are within easy walking distance....
Photo courtesy of Elia Zampeliou.
Chania
Elia Zampeliou Hotel
5.0
(4)
· Mid-range
Located in the middle of Chania's historic harbor, the Elia Zampeliou is an adults-only hotel that offers eight rooms with a mix of seaside and city views. This former house opened as a hotel in 2016 and includes original elements (like traditional stone-built ovens) combined with a simple modern...
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Athens
Grande Bretagne Hotel
5.0
(4)
· Luxury
The Grande Bretagne is Athens' oldest hotel, whose neoclassical facade is one of the most recognizable in the city. First opened in 1874, this landmark has maintained its reputation as one of the most luxurious thanks to its elegant 19th century style in its 320 rooms, fantastic rooftop Acropolis...
Blue Dolphins Apartments & Suites
Santorini
Blue Dolphins Apartments & Suites
4.6
(20)
· Mid-range
Blue Dolphins Apartments & Suites greets guests with the quintessential Santorini charm, offering views of the Aegean Sea from its perch in Firostefani. Visitors will find themselves within a serene setting, yet conveniently close to the central square of the village and a short drive from...
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Naxos
Adriani Hotel
4.6
(14)
· Mid-range
You'll find Hotel Adriana, a family-run, whitewashed property on a relatively calm street, in the Grotta neighborhood of Naxos Town, a quieter area outside the historic center—but just a 4-minute walk from the rocky Grotta Beach. Still, you're not far from the main sites. A 12-minute walk (or...
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Mykonos
Ilio Maris Hotel
4.7
(7)
· Comfort
Set against the charming backdrop of Mykonos town, mere steps from the iconic windmills, Ilio Maris offers a blend of comfort and minimalism. Guests will appreciate its tranquility and convenient access to local attractions and the bustling town center. Ilio Maris's accommodations cater to...
Photo courtesy of Coco-Mat Athens BC.
Athens
COCO-MAT Athens BC
4.8
(5)
· Luxury
COCO-MAT is a Greek bedding company founded in 1989 that expanded to the hotel business. COCO-MAT Athens BC, a recent addition to their hotel line, opened in 2019. Located just a block from the Acropolis Museum and five minutes from the Acropolis itself, the 110 rooms of the COCO-MAT Athens BC...
Athens
Electra Palace Athens
4.8
(5)
· Luxury
The Electra Palace Athens in Plaka is one of the city's original luxury hotels. The hotel's major draw is its rooftop pool, which offers an unrivaled view of the Acropolis. Its 150 rooms include larger suites and connecting rooms, so couples and families will all find something here. Other...
Photo courtesy of Home and Poetry Hotel.
Plaka
Home and Poetry
4.6
(8)
· Comfort
The Home and Poetry Hotel is located almost exactly between the Acropolis and Hadrian’s Gate, which makes it a great choice for those who want to be within easy reach of Athens’ most recognizable ancient sites. This former Neo-Classical home includes 16 rooms and suites, as well as a rooftop...
Athens
Urban Frame Hotel
4.6
(8)
· Comfort
The Urban Frame feels almost like an upscale hostel with private rooms. Its location in the middle of Athens means you’re really in it here, and while the hotel doesn’t offer a lot in the way of amenities, its inclusion of bedding from luxury Greek brand Cocomat means you’ll at least get a good...
Photo courtesy of Monastiri Guesthouse
Kastraki
Monastiri Guesthouse
4.6
(8)
· Mid-range
Located under the rocks of Meteora, Monastiri Guesthouse offers a peaceful retreat near Greece's famous floating monasteries. Situated in the heart of Kalambaka, this traditional yet modern hotel is just a 15-minute walk from the bottom of Meteora for those that want to explore this site on foot....

Hotel Advice for Greece

The Windmill Hotel on the island of Kimolos, Greece (Photo courtesy of the Windmill Hotel)
5 Unique Places to Stay in Greece

Forget about booking traditional hotel rooms during your vacation in Greece. Your holiday will be even more memorable if you spend your nights inside a castle, cave, or within the stone walls of a historic seaside windmill. Here are five suggestions for the country's best one-of-a-kind lodging options.

The Acropolis is visible from the Athens Gate's panoramic rooftop restaurant (photo courtesy of Athens Gate Hotel)
The 11 Best Acropolis View Hotels

For many, Athens is synonymous with the Acropolis, an epic point of reference to orient yourself in Europe's second oldest city. While many hotels are focused on the famous landmark, a select few have the best and most unforgettable views of this 2,500-year-old Temple of Athena. These include rooftop terraces with panoramic vistas, lush gardens that add a respite from the bustling city life, and rooms with direct views of the Parthenon.

Photo courtesy of Mykonos Blu
The 8 Best Boutique Hotels in Mykonos

A trip to Mykonos means diving headfirst into island glamour—or dipping a toe in, at the very least. Stay on the edges with some more reasonably priced accommodations in the center of town or fully submerge in the scene with luxurious beachfront villas with this list, all of which blend beautifully into the white Cycladic seascape.

Photo courtesy of Pepi Boutique Hotel
The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Rethymno

The best hotels in Rethymno combine the city's beach access with the Cretan culture, serving up local specialty dishes alongside historic stones under the sun. Whether you're enjoying a former schoolhouse turned boutique, savoring suites accompanied by one of Greece's best restaurants, or slowing down on a wellness-focused farm stay, it's hard to go wrong with these options.

Historic port of Heraklion at dusk
The Best Boutique Hotels in Heraklion

When in Heraklion, the best lodgings are centrally located. Sample an eco-conscious smart hotel, the residence of the first Aga of Heraklion during the Ottoman era, or a luxury hotel that once played host to the city's upper crust. If you're on a slower-paced trip, head to a local winery or the nearby village of Archanes for a sedate stay under the olive trees in your own cozy villa.

Live in a historic neoclassical home (photo courtesy of Athens Flair)
The 11 Best Mid-Range Hotels in Athens

When looking for a mid-range hotel in Athens, the options are as diverse as the city's 3,400 years of history. These accommodations offer different experiences and amenities for all types of travelers without breaking the bank or sacrificing comfort. Experience the past in landmark buildings, take in Acropolis views from rooftops, private Jacuzzis, and terraces, or taste a variety of Greek cuisine in these mid-range hotels that bring you the best Athens has to offer.

Old Town from afar
The 6 Best Boutique Hotels in Nafplio

Stay inside a historical mansion or hip design suites within the pedestrian-friendly center, or head into the countryside for a hands-on farm-stay amid the olive trees as you explore this Peloponnesian destination.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Ploes
The Best Boutique Hotels in Syros

Many of the colorful sea captain's houses that dot the Syros waterfront have been turned into hotels, allowing travelers to truly experience the island's past during their visit. Stay in one of the neoclassical buildings in the Vaporia neighborhood of the island's main town of Ermoupoli, or head to one of the beaches if you prefer more space.

Photo courtesy of Casa Delfino
The 6 Best Boutique Hotels in Chania

Chania's varied cultural influences are apparent in its hotels, which blend historical touches and sweeping Venetian and neoclassical architecture with modern conveniences. Stay in the Old Town for cobblestone streets and proximity to the main attractions, or in the modern town center for lower rates and larger facilities.

Photo courtesy of Electra Palace Thessaloniki
The Best Boutique Hotels in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki's hotels reflect the city's vibrant atmosphere with colors, artwork, and impressive design touches. Stay in the city center or near the harbor and surround yourself with a funky traveler atmosphere, classic style, or cutting-edge design at one of these hotels.

Relax on the rooftop admiring the views of Athens (photo courtesy of Foundry Suites)
The Best Boutique Hotels in Athens

As Europe's second oldest city, Athens has been an intersection of history, culture, and cuisine for millennia. Not surprisingly, its hotels reflect different aspects beyond the ancient Greek ones. Whether you're looking for an old European atmosphere, a gastronomy-focused hotel, or a modern 21st-century experience in the heart of the historic center, you can find what you need in these best hotels in Athens.

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Paros

Perfect your trip to Paros with a stay on one of the island's many beaches—and there are plenty to choose from. No matter which fishing village or sweep of sand you choose, enjoy spas, sea views, and pools amid Cycladic architecture and sea breezes that will have you floating away in no time.

Island of Tinos
The 5 Best Boutique Hotels in Tinos

Its signature dovecotes may be the most famous lodging on Tinos, but these hotels can provide an equally distinctive stay. Opt for a spot in town or head out to one of the island's many beaches, where your hotel will be just steps away from the sand.

Old Town as seen from the New Fortress
The Best Boutique Hotels in Corfu

Over in the Ionian islands, Corfu's main lodgings tend more toward the resort-style. These expansive properties offer private beaches, infinity pools, and options for private villas; they even have their own seaside promenades and piazzas to sweep you away.

Santorini, Greece
The Best Boutique Hotels in Santorini

There are a few questions to answer when staying on the famous shores of Santorini. But whether you choose a beachside apartment or caldera views, the bustling cafés of Fira, or the quiet elegance of Imerovigli, one of these hotels will surely hit the spot.

Photo courtesy of Cyano Suites
The 6 Best Boutique Hotels in Naxos

Much like the island, the Naxos lodgings welcome you into the Cycladic lifestyle. Whether you want to stay close to town or a bit farther out on Agios Prokopios beach, you'll find brushed white architecture and the influence of the island's agricultural character. Don't be surprised if you happen to hear mooing in the distance alongside the sound of the waves.

Photo courtesy of Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel
The 5 Best Boutique Hotels in Milos

With bright white interiors and accents from land and sea, the hotels of Milos echo the island landscape and its dramatic white rock beaches. Find your spot in town, on a private nature reserve, or even inside a windmill at these lodgings.

Watch the sunset from the 360-degree rooftop view (photo courtesy of Chania Flair)
The 6 Best Luxury Hotels in Chania

The luxury hotels in Chania are unique in how they interact with and capture the spirit of Crete's former capital, showcasing thousands of years of Roman, Venetian, and Ottoman influences. Relax in a Jacuzzi overlooking the White Mountains, enjoy a panoramic harbor view in a 19th-century building, or experience the best of Crete's famous hospitality in a Venetian family home.

Take in views of the Temple of Zeus right from your room (photo courtesy of Athens Gate)
The 4 Best Standard Hotels in Athens

Athens is rich in history and culture, and the city makes these and other elements accessible for travelers with all kinds of budgets. The best standard hotels in Athens are affordable, and offer stays that are anything but standard. Instead, these options highlight the city's best aspects, whether with views of the Acropolis and other ancient sites, the warmth of Greek hospitality, or perfectly preserved historic buildings that bring the past to the modern era.

Indulge in oppulent luxury everywhere you turn in Athens' oldest hotel (photo courtesy of Grande Bretagne)
The 8 Best Luxury Hotels in Athens

In a city as historic as Athens, it's not surprising to discover that many of the best luxury hotels bring the past to life. Each hotel incorporates the city's offerings in different ways that will appeal to couples, families, and groups alike. Time travel to the 19th century with a stay in an opulent neoclassical landmark building, take in Acropolis views from your room or a rooftop pool, or engage in a lively discussion in a philosophy-inspired hotel.

Immerse yourself in panoramic harbor views (photo courtesy of Residenza Vranas Boutique Hotel)
The 7 Best Mid-Range Hotels in Chania

Chania's accommodations are as diverse as its history, cuisine, and nature; some of its best mid-range hotels bring the city's Venetian, Ottoman, and Roman history to life in landmark buildings, others focus on the surrounding natural landscape, and several treat guests to tasty local cuisine. Regardless of their approach, these hotels all have one thing in common: a particular Cretan experience at a more affordable price.

Decompress with views of Chania's lighthouse from your room (photo courtesy of Porto del Colombo)
The 10 Best Boutique Hotels in Chania

Whether traveling to Chania for its history, romantic atmosphere, or mix of Roman, Venetian, and Ottoman cultures, you'll find that its hotels are as diverse as its past. The best boutique hotels in Chania include unique centuries-old landmark buildings, family-run luxury hotels with fascinating stories, and historic gems overlooking the Venetian Harbor.

Watch the sunset from your sea-view balcony (photo courtesy of Porto Veneziano)
The 3 Best Standard Hotels in Chania

Chania's best—and affordable—standard hotels reflect the city's diverse past and culture with landmark buildings, prime locations, and Cretan hospitality and cuisine. Whatever your budget, you can experience the best that Chania has to offer from a hotel that captures one or more parts of the city's distinct character.

Relax in the peaceful courtyard (photo courtesy of Inotropes Boutique Suites)
The 6 Best Mid-Range Hotels in Heraklion

These six mid-range hotels of Crete's present-day capital, Heraklion, capture different aspects of its layered culture and history. Features like prime Old Town locations, modern takes on mythological figures, and smart technology that connects you more deeply to the island all make these options stand out in this city once ruled by the Venetians, Ottomans, and Arabs.

Enjoy a panoramic view with breakfast (photo courtesy of AthensWas)
The 6 Best Hotels Near the Acropolis

Athens is an exciting city for different reasons, but for many travelers, the Acropolis pulls them in the most. While numerous hotels have fantastic views of the Acropolis, a handful have the added benefit of being close to the site. These include features like rooftop pools overlooking the Parthenon, romantic atmospheres for couples, and spacious rooms for families, and all are within 10 minutes walking distance of the Acropolis.