10 Hotels in the Hottest Greek Vacation Spots

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Summer time means a few things to people around the world, no matter where they are. Usually summer involves the beach, going out with friends, and a state of relaxation unattainable during the other 9 months of the year.

If your dream is to relax on gorgeous beaches, attend incredible parties every night, and achieve a truly blissful state of being, we invite you to book your next holiday vacation in Greece.

Greece remains one of the most magical places in the Mediterranean. Dreamy beaches combined with gorgeous white and blue architecture, creates a visual experience that blends the land with the Sea like no other place in the world. The gastronomy creates a welcoming and warm, yet adventurous culture that tourists cannot get enough of. Your hotel stay influences your experience immensely as all hotels serve different cuisines, have different views and locations, and you want to find the right stay for you. 

Not all luxurious stays are created equal. Keep reading to learn our top 10 choices for a perfect summer vacation in Greece. 

Santo Maris Oía


🏖️ Walk or drive

🏊 Yes

What we love about Santo Maris Oía

  • “There is a main guest infinity pool with an amazing sunset view.” – Sarah A (Tripadvisor)
  • “Despite breakfast only opening to hotel guests at 8am the manager kindly offered us to have breakfast at 7:30 before we left the hotel in the morning. The service was seriously like no other, totally five stars!” – Jaime T (Tripadvisor)

The Santo Maris, located in Oía, is perfect for couples looking to get away. The hotel is a five minute walk from the Oía Village in Santorini, making exploring easy, although you may find it hard to even leave the property. With the five heated pools and award winning spa, you’ll open your heart to this incredible resort.


Makedonia Palace Hotel


🏖️ 45 min – 2 hour drive

🏊 Yes

What makes Makedonia Palace shine

  • “The lobby area, restaurant and common areas all have a great ambiance.” – D K (Tripadvisor)
  • “I have been staying here a number of times the last 20 years, and it is still fresh and luxurious.” – Atairiastos (Tripadvisor)

Whether it is a ski trip, a hot air balloon ride, or a wine tour, you can do it in Thessaloniki. Grab your friends and discover the history of the city with educational programs and art expeditions. This area of Greece is perfect for those who want to explore and learn about the area they are vacationing in.


Alexander Beach Hotel and Village 

📍Malia, Crete

🏖️ Private beachfront

🏊 Yes

What we love about the Alexander Beach Hotel and Village

  • “This is genuinely the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in.” – Sara Conto (Tripadvisor)
  • “Very nice hotel, really friendly staff, really child friendly animation, clean, good food, relaxed atmosphere.” – Marcoetaelse (Tripadvisor)

Guests can truly relax at this beachfront property with a host of spa treatments and access to five swimming pools. Kids can run free in the kids club, while their parents enjoy a trip to one of the many bars. With the Malia and Stalis villages close by, take part in a night out on the town (or a few)!


Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort

📍Kanistro, Paliouri

🏖️ Private beachfront

🏊 Yes

What makes the Miraggio special

  • “It was our first holiday with our 5-month-old baby and the resort was exactly what we needed.” – Jen B (Tripadvisor)
  • “The Hotel is stunning. Everywhere is very clean.” – Lynn (Tripadvisor)

This hotel does not lack luxurious spa options including 3 thermal pools at different temperatures and an herbal sauna, in addition to being an incredible destination for families. With four bars and a children’s club and pool, there is something for everyone. Explore the area above the sea by mountain bike, float on the water by sailboat, or dive into the deep with scuba diving on site! 


Stella Island Luxury Resort and Spa


🏖️ 12 min walk

🏊 Yes

Why Stella Island is an incredible experience  

  • “Food and drinks were outstanding.” – Anna F (Tripadvisor)
  • “I can honestly say the food in Umaimi was probably the best Asian fusion food I’ve ever had, alongside other types of cuisine like Cretian, Mexican and the grill.” – Manu R (Tripadvisor)

This adults only resort might just be heaven on earth. From Cretan food to Asian food, your tastebuds will not want to leave the property, but on the off chance they do, Heraklion is the SPOT for dinner and a fun night out. Several rooms at Stella Island have private pools or jacuzzis, so this is the place if you are looking for incredible convenience and pure luxurious accommodation. 


Marbella Elix

🤝 Upstay client


🏖️ Private beachfront

🏊 Yes

What makes the Marbella Elix special 

  • “Everyone was so friendly and smiley. I am a vegan and my fiance is lactose intolerant and we always found something delicious for meals!” – Victoria G (Tripadvisor)
  • “I could write a book on this hotel, been here 2 days, wow wow wow, staff amazing, service amazing, drinks amazing, food amazing location amazing, views amazing” – Sarah M (Tripadvisor)

The beachside service at this hotel is unreal and kicks your vacation relaxation into high gear. The Ultra All-Inclusive package takes care of your entire stay from dining to evening entertainment. With several awards won already, the Marbella is sure to make you feel like you’ve won accommodation 1st place.


Pomegranate Wellness Spa 

🤝 Upstay client


🏖️ Private beachfront

🏊 Yes

Why guests continue to choose the Pomegranate Wellness Spa

  • “Excellent public facilities and rooms, an extensive selection of things to do (btw, the spa and the infinity pools are amazing), great food.” – Borislav Stefanov (Tripadvisor)
  • “A very clean and nice beach and 4 Pools (3 of them with salt water).” – Vladislav Z (Tripadvisor)

The Pomegranate Wellness Spa has a diverse selection of suites to choose from to fit your needs, all just steps away from the beach and the pool. Explore Athitos village or go on a wine tasting and culinary tour. Pomegranate Wellness Spa guests are quite often repeat guests, and for good reason!


Gennadi Grand Resort


🏖️ Private beachfront

🏊 Yes

Why guests absolutely love the Gennadi 

  • “Love the hotel plus the Sunday night live music which I always look forward to.” – Elizabeth T (Tripadvisor)
  • “A wonderful Spa facility, run superbly, beautiful customer service, amazing range of treatments and great facilities providing a relaxing tranquil setting to indulge the body and mind” – B BATH (Tripadvisor)

Gennadi is pristine luxury at its finest. The sleek, modern design of the hotel will put your mind at ease in addition to the incredible food and gorgeous accommodations. Don’t forget to hit one of the famous summer-Sunday beach parties!


Esperos Village Blue Resort and Spa


🏖️ Private beachfront

🏊 Yes

What makes Esperos Village the place to be

  • “This hotel is perfect for couples” – Shay Zaid (Tripadvisor)
  • “Top notch service, delicious a la carte menu with vegan dedicated choices as well as fish ceviche and meat.” – Eyal S (Tripadvisor)

The facilities at Esperos do not stop! From on-site medical service, to the stunning boutique, to the hair salon, you will feel right at home, pampered and prepped for your relaxing stay. Skip all of the pre-vacay maintenance and enjoy spa treatments galore during your stay. This adults only hotel is a dream come true.


Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas, Relais & Châteaux


🏖️ Private beachfront

🏊 Yes

What makes Avaton the epitome of luxury

  • “What an experience to sit outside overlooking the ocean with dolphins jumping around.” – Cloudwalker587 (Tripadvisor)
  • “We had breakfast and dinner at the restaurant every day and one can never get bored of the view or the tasty dishes served up by the chef” – Luxee (Tripadvisor)

At the Avaton, you will feel like you are in another world. The property is incredibly lush and green, with pathways that take you to beautiful spots all around. Whether you’re island hopping along the Drenia Isles, or exploring the Tower of Ouranoupoli, your average vacation is sure to be elevated at this luxurious spot. 

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Liat Perlman studies at George Washington University in Washington DC, majoring in Business with a Concentration in International Business and minoring in Journalism and Mass Communication. She loves to travel and passionate about connecting the world and creating content of her adventures. When Liat is not creating trip videos or posting on her Instagram story, you can find her grabbing coffee and taking photos of everything she passes.

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