Greece’s Top 5 Island Hotels

Often referred to as the jewel of the Mediterranean, Greece is the perfect destination for summer. With warm temperatures, copious beaches and a world of luxurious accommodations on offer, what’s not to love about this beautiful country? FOUR takes a look at 5 of Greece’s best island hotels…

CAYO Exclusive Resort & Spa | Crete
Nestled on the island of Crete, close to the delightful Elounda Bay, CAYO Exclusive Resort & Spa is a haven for foodies. Helmed by celebrity chef Lefteris Lazarou – who is the first Greek chef to be awarded a Michelin Star – the resort’s quartet of restaurants is ideal for those looking to embark on a unique culinary journey. Whether in search of mezze-style meals on the shoreline or fine dining in an elegant setting, there is a venue for every palate at this luxurious hotel. What’s more, the hotel is dedicated to using the freshest ingredients sourced from the island’s eco-farms, which adds an extra facet of sustainability to its offerings.

The accommodations at the hotel are equally as impressive as the food. Perched on a hill with views across the Mediterranean Sea, each room has its own private plunge pool, making it a tranquil respite from Greece’s more busy island towns. With easy access to Crete’s bouquet of beaches, charming boutiques, and contemporary beachside cafes, it’s a perfect base from which to explore all the island’s beloved treasures.

Gennadi Grand Resort | Rhodes
Fusing sustainable luxury with Aegean charm, Gennadi Grand Resort is a sumptuous sanctuary set on the southeast coast of Rhodes. With panoramic views of the blue-flag Gennadi Beach, this family-friendly destination is designed for pure enjoyment. The Gennadi Mini Club offers endless entertainment for the youngsters including activities like cookery classes, beachside barbecues, and yoga. Watersports are also a popular pastime here, with the likes of windsurfing, kitesurfing, water skiing and canoeing available to guests. For those who prefer land to sea, mountain biking, horse riding and hiking excursions are also an option.

Sleek and sustainable, the hotel’s 288 rooms and suites have all been conceived with eco-conscious design principles and come complete with expansive, open-plan spaces, modern amenities, and oodles of natural light. The hotel continues on its sustainability mission with other initiatives, such as rainwater collection, electric transportation on the property and Energy Star-rated appliances.

Lindos Village Resort & Spa | Rhodes
Lindos Village Resort & Spa is an adults-only establishment that offers a top-class, all-inclusive stay for guests. Nestled on the cliffside overlooking the Aegean Sea, this five-star resort presents the height of luxury and privacy. Characterized by beautiful, cube-shaped buildings, the 190-key property prides itself on only the best in service, cuisine, and wellness.

Guests can look forward to sampling modern Greek cuisine alongside classic Mediterranean fare at the resort. From crisp salads to barbecued favorites, lunch options are endless here. At dinner, sunset cocktails and divine Asian dishes are on the menu. The hotel also sometimes hosts special guest chef dinners, like this one held in June 2022 with Greece’s youngest Michelin-starred chef, Asimakis Chaniotis.

Lindos Grand Resort & Spa | Rhodes
Lindos Grand Resort & Spa is the place to be for those looking for a dose of true indulgence. Perched on Rhodes’ eastern coastline, this eco-chic property naturally blends into the striking landscape. Its 189 rooms are the epitome of luxury, complete with all amenities guests could dream of, including swim-up infinity pools.

The property’s specialist spa has a menu jam-packed with massages, facials, and full-body rituals that pair ancient Greek remedies with modern techniques. When the hunger pangs strike, there are four à la carte restaurants on site, each providing unique and delicious dining options.

Nobu Hotel | Santorini
One of the island’s newest additions, the Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Santorini is a hotspot for lovers of Asian food and luxury lifestyle offerings. Located on the northeast coast, it offers all the facilities guests could desire while being just a ten-minute drive away from the village of Oia. Boasting a signature Nobu Restaurant, full-service spa, fitness facility, infinity pool, and five luxurious pool villas, it’s an oasis of sophisticated living.

With boundless views of both the Caldera and Aegean Sea from its privileged position in Imerovigli, guests will have access to some of the best sunset and sunrise views on the island. Nobu Hotel & Santorini, which opened in Spring this year, is the luxury hospitality giant’s first property in Greece, which is poised to be one of the hottest and most happening places on the island of Santorini.

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