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The Best Greek Hotels For Summer Holiday Season

The countdown to Summer has begun! If you’re dreaming of your next warm weather getaway then look no further. Whether you’re planning a romantic escape, family holiday, nature retreat or beachy stay, there’s something for everyone at these premier Greek hotels and resorts promising unforgettable experiences. 

For Romantics – Kivotos Santorini 

Perched atop the island’s highest point in Imerovigli village, Kivotos Santorini is an intimate escape for couples. Bask in the lap of luxury as you revel in the hotel’s bold, volcanic-inspired architecture featuring ebony and crimson design elements that evoke volcanic ash and lava, an ode to the island’s volcanic formation. Each of the ten luxurious suites and villas presents a modern cavernous interior complete with colour changing ambient lighting, Sonos sound systems a selection of private indoor pools, outdoor hot tubs, and hammams, so you can personalize every aspect of your stay. Enjoy unobstructed 180-degree sunset views from its glass terrace or watch as the sun melt into the calming Aegean Sea from one of its many cosy alcoves. Then, indulge your senses at MAVRO, the hotel’s signature restaurant known for its immersive dining experience with tasting menus inspired by the phases of the moon, blending traditional Greek flavors with modern culinary techniques. This season, the restaurant has introduced a Chefs Dinner series which will see Michelin star chefs partner with MAVRO’s Head Chef Dimitris Katrivesis to curate a bespoke degustation menu for a one-night-only event each month. Combining stunning design, luxurious amenities, and exquisite dining, Kivotos Santorini is the ultimate hideaway for couples seeking romance and tranquility. 

Book direct and enjoy a special rate of up to 20% select room types, inclusive of daily breakfast and a welcome treat upon check in. 

For History Lovers – Kivotos Mykonos   

Discover a slice of Ancient Greece at Kivotos Mykonos, a chic beachfront boutique hotel renowned for its design inspired by classical Greek heritage. Stroll through the hotel’s central amphitheater where you’ll discover a meticulously crafted water feature, a replica from the ancient city of Delos regarded as the fabled birthplace of Apollo. The feature includes intricate details such as the missing leg of a lion statue, a nod to the first lions introduced to Greece by the Egyptians. Enjoy your morning coffee at tables inspired by famous Delian doors, blending the past with modern luxury. With a private beach and 40 individually styled rooms and suites, each offering a unique experience, Kivotos Mykonos stands as an iconic waterfront retreat. Recognized by Condé Nast Traveller as one of Greece’s best hotels, it proudly holds the title of the island’s first boutique hotel. 

Book direct and enjoy a special rate of up to 20% select room types, inclusive of daily breakfast and a welcome treat upon check in. 

BONUS! Where to dance the night away in Mykonos – SantAnna Mykonos 

Nestled on the sun-kissed shores of Paraga Beach in Mykonos, SantAnna Mykonos is a haven where serenity meets vibrant energy complete with a bohemian chic vibe. The premier lifestyle beach club is known for its relaxed and aesthetic ambiance, locally sourced and seasonal farm-to-table gastronomy, and world-class entertainment. Overlooking the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, the beach club is home to the largest saltwater swimming pool in the Mediterranean and boasts elegant cabanas, plush sunbeds, and open-air loungers in soft neutral tones designed for the ultimate relaxing retreat. Complemented by world-class entertainment and international DJs, SantAnna is a stylish haven for all promising an unforgettable blend of luxury, gastronomy, and vibrant beachside energy. 

For Thrill-seeking Families – Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort, Crete  

Sporting one of the most extensive waterparks on the island, Fodele is a go-to for parents looking to bring children with them for a fun and fruitful getaway. The resort’s waterpark has been ranked as one of the best by Trivago, featuring seven exhilarating family-friendly waterslides, including body, rafting and freefalling slides, as well as a dedicated pool for toddlers as well. 

Spend a fun day at the resort’s private beach, and explore watersports to your heart’s desire, from jet skis and water ski, to SUP, paddleboards, canoes and banana rides, there is no shortage of activities no matter if you are seeking more relaxed activities or the adrenaline rush. Sign up for a good tennis match or game of darts with the family, or join group zumba dancing classes to shake off built-up tension. Call it a day at one of Fodele’s five restaurants and three bars, serving delicious buffet and a-la-carte Greek and Italian cuisine. 

Music fans cannot miss the annual Matala Beach Festival coming up, running from 5-7 July this year, the vibrant music scene in the 60s will be channeled through the wholesome theme “One World – One Love”. 

Fodele is proud to continue upholding the esteemed Green Key Certification and is awarded the ISO 14001, for its commitment to taking steps to meet stringent environmental criteria. 

Best value prices with additional 15% off all room rates available when booking direct online, Superior Family Room staying up to 4pax from £413/night on all-inclusive basis. 

For Friends & Foodies – Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay 

For a resort with everything you need at your footsteps, look no further than Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay. This summer, dive into endless fun at their brand-new waterpark, featuring exhilarating high-speed slides, a splash zone for kids, and relaxing sun decks. Boat trips to neighbouring islands, fishing excursions on a khaiki sailboat, alongside plenty of watersports to pass time in the resort’s two blue flag private beaches with pristine waters. 

A foodie haven in every sense, restaurants at the resort will not disappoint. Explore elaborate buffet spreads during meal times at Amalthea restaurant, Cretan delicacies including Skioufihta pasta, dakos, and Tzatziki at Kafenion, salads and crackling grilled dishes outdoor at Bay Grill & Bar, Greek mezes at Mezedaki, and Italian fine dining at Elia. 

Wine lovers will be delighted to try out SPILIA, a unique winetasting experience in a natural cave sanctuary that will introduce to varieties of Greek locally produced white and red wine and refreshing rosé. 

Movie screenings at the open-air cinema and magic shows and dance performances will keep you entertained until the late night. While a visit to Thea Bar and the Shisha Patio that stays open until late night makes for a perfect setting for late night chats by the sea with people who matter. 

Booking deals of 20%+ available for direct bookings online, and extra savings of up to 15% off if you register online as a member, Deluxe Family Suite staying up to 4pax from £856/night on B&B basis. 

For Nature & Wildlife Lovers – Ajul Luxury Hotel & Resort 

Ajul is perfect for those seeking a nature hideaway to disengage and unplug from the world. Tucked along the soft pebble beach and verdant forests of Halkidiki, Ajul Hotel offers several original outdoor experiences for guests to immerse themselves in the breath-taking beauty of its surrounding natural environment. 

Celebrating choice, Ajul’s collection of 206 guestrooms, bungalows, and villas priorities comfort, with a full-sized pool at the backyard in some of the villas shielded away from prying eyes, taking privacy to another level. 

Experience scenic trails, rugged mountains and picturesque villages on expert-guided nature walks and hikes suitable for all levels, and go scuba diving at dive sites teeming with marine life nearby. Beginners and experienced divers all welcomed. 

The resort’s state-of-the-art Aurora Spa invites guests to enjoy treatments inspired by natural elements in the area, including revitalising treatments and massages of differing intensities, and comes with a spacious indoor pool and outdoor infinity pools with panoramic sea views to pair just steps away in an elevated view point. 

Booking deals of 20%+ available for direct bookings online, and an extra savings of up to 15% off if you register online as a member, Deluxe Bungalow with Sea View staying up to 4pax from £706/night on all-inclusive basis. 

For Sentimental Couples – Ixian Grand & All Suites 

Bathe in warm waters and transport your senses to tranquility as you embrace the wonders of Greece in this adult only all-inclusive hotel. Seduce your senses in modern interior design coupled with a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere so you can delve into a world of beauty. 

With the option of delighting in swim-up rooms, there are eleven rooms and suites to choose from so you can design your holiday with peace of mind as comfort and pleasure are at the forefront of everything at the The Ixian Grand & All Suites.   

Designed with the ultimate sleek interior design, you can adventure out into the Rhodes landscape with the promise of comfortability and pleasure to invite you back home. 

The Ixian Grand & All Suites offers an array of restaurants and bars to choose from, taking your tastebuds on a journey through the Mediterranean and beyond. With four restaurants and two bars that boast flavorful journeys through Peruvian, Japanese, Greek and Mediterranean dining adventures, you’ll find plenty to choose from. 

Plan your summer getaway at The Ixian Grand & All Suites and take advantage of the ‘Summer Special’ booking offer of up to 30% off. The offer extends to 2 adults for a minimum stay of 1 night between June 5 and November 9, 2024, with prices starting from just £130 per night. To book your stay, please visit www.theixiangrand.gr 

For Peace Seekers – Seaside A Lifestyle Resort 

Inspired by the rocky Mediterranean coast surrounding this beautiful five-star all-inclusive resort, delight your senses in this luxury island resort that boasts stunning views of the Aegan Sea. A serene oasis, this boho escape affords you the luxury of experiencing sleek aesthetics with a breathtaking backdrop of Crete.    

Six rooms and nine suites line this hotel in luxury and sublime comfort, with a boho-chic aesthetic and a blissful experience of Greek paradise. Each room has been curated with bamboo and stonework to bring all your island fantasies to light.  

An array of breathtaking pools glitter in the Greek sunshine around this luxury resort. With comfort being the centerpiece to this all-inclusive you can set your sights to Mediterranean sunsets and Cretan landscapes.   

As a luxury all-inclusive you will be able to choose from an eclectic menu of gourmet and idyllic restaurants and bars. With picturesque views to match the ambience of your breakfast, lunch or dinner, Seaside is on a mission to take your tastebuds on a journey through the Cretan mountaintops. If traditional Greek cuisine isn’t on your menu, then Seaside offers tastes of Japan for you to try, as well as classic flavors of modern gastronomic menus.   

Be an early bird when reserving your vacation and receive exclusive benefits. Book early and save up to 30% off when you make early bird bookings at Seaside A Lifestyle Resort.

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