If you’re searching for a luxurious Greek island hotel experience that puts your comfort first, look no further. These new luxury resorts and villas in the Greek Isles offer impeccable service, world class cuisine and unforgettable sea views.
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Amyth of Mykonos
The brand-new Amyth of Mykonos is a true boutique hotel, defined by the spirit of ’at-home’ hospitality that makes Greek islands so special. Perched above the village of Agios Stefanos in one of the best view spots on the island, it’s a hideaway haven of 17 boho-luxe rooms for cosy residential amenities and indulgent chilling. But should you wish to venture out, curated tours of the island’s historic sites can be arranged.
The resort’s most impressive feature is its private beach, a stretch of water and a handful of sandy sun loungers that sit out on the sea. A small but incredibly comfortable hotel with a vibe that’s as relaxed as the setting, it’s easy to spend all day here (alongside other guests of course) and feel like you don’t have a care in the world.
Rooms here are modern and elegant, and the suites are especially spacious, with a private terrace, jacuzzi or pool. The hotel also pays attention to food, with a fabulous restaurant that serves decadent Greek gourmet fare and cocktails by the pool. Plus there’s a posh spa, and a small fitness center. It’s a 15-minute drive to Mykonos town, and the resort can arrange taxi transfers for you at the front desk. Guests can also hop aboard the hotel’s private yacht to explore the rest of Mykonos by sea.
The Townhouse Mykonos is in an 18th-century manor house in the island’s historic old town, an ancient listed landmark restored, renovated and expanded to create this adults-only boutique hotel. The 19 rooms and suites combine whitewashed minimalism with hand-crafted textures and historical architectural features, while amenities include orthopedic mattresses, organic bath products and Nespresso machines. Some add private balconies or terraces for an extra dose of Mediterranean sun and sea air.
There’s a relaxed vibe to the hotel, which is perhaps best summed up as ‘amazing’. Despite the coronavirus lockdown, the place is still buzzing (the summery soundtrack, pitched at just the right volume for toe-tapping and rose-sipping on chunky daybeds around the undulating pool, helps).
A massage cabana sits screened by rolling raffia mats, while a personal trainer pummels and prods in an outdoor, sea-view gym. The curated program of field trips and experiences (mosaic workshops, crystal bowl meditation sessions and boat trip to Delos with a picnic and cocktails) has been scaled back for this season but there’s always something going on in the clubhouse.
The hotel’s cosy 54 Cocktail Lounge overlooking the bay has a great reputation for its cocktails and live performances, while a rooftop bar serves up sunset-sipping drinks and snacks. Getting to know the rest of the island is simple, thanks to the concierge service and complimentary shuttles to Mykonos Port, which is less than a 10-minute drive away.
Located in Santorini’s most stunning spot, overlooking the iconic Caldera cliffs and the bewitching world famous sunset, Ambassador Aegean is an intimate retreat of refined luxury. A short walk to historic sites and good restaurants, this 5-star hotel offers a private beach, in-room spa tubs and free WiFi throughout the property.
The 40 vaulted rooms, suites and villas are designed to maximize the spectacular views of the island’s volcano and sea, featuring a combination of classic Cycladic architecture with modern comforts. The rooms feature original custom-made furniture and include private pools, a dining area, a spacious veranda, a spa and a private terrace.
A fusion of Mediterranean and Greek Island style, the rooms offer a comfortable atmosphere with white interiors, subtle lighting and decorative room art and accessories. A wide range of amenities is available, including mini bars and free Wi-Fi. Room service is also available for your convenience.
Guests can enjoy a full-service spa and a gym, along with 2 onsite restaurants. cabo rosso specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner, while beveldere cafe has relaxing ocean views. Guests can also order breakfast in their rooms. The hotel is pet-friendly and provides an airport shuttle, parking and a beauty centre. Multilingual staff are on hand 24/7 to assist with reservations or dining recommendations. In addition, this resort features a private helipad and golf cars for easy transportation around the pristine property.
When your driver turns off the main road and stops beside not one but two massive security gates at Porto Zante, you might wonder what you’ve let yourself in for. But, once you’re inside this flowered paradise of a boutique hotel on the southwestern tip of the island of Zakynthos, it all starts to make sense.
This award-winning villa resort is a five-star hideaway like no other. Named Europe’s Leading Villa Resort by the World Travel Awards several years running, it combines sublime luxury with an unrivalled five-star hotel experience including exquisite dining at the Club House and Asian Fusion restaurants, pampering treatments at the bespoke waterfront spa centre and the privacy of a private heated pool for every villa.
The villas themselves are awe-inspiring, featuring designer furniture from Armani Casa and Gervasoni, paintings by leading Greek artists and spacious bedrooms with living areas and large windows that flood the rooms with natural light. The bathrooms are a study in elegance, with antique Dionysian marble and Jacuzzi tubs and hydrojet shower cabins. And the guest amenities are just as luxurious – think Bang & Olufsen entertainment systems, Christofle Paris cutlery and glasses and Bernardaud design porcelain.
The kids will be in heaven too, with a well-staffed children’s club and playground that’s sure to keep them entertained throughout the day, while adults can indulge themselves in a treatment at the resort’s spa (an open room seemingly carved into the cliffside with ocean views) and cocktails from the expert mixologist.