A selection of the best five star hotels in Greek Islands, Greece. A selection by Laura Becker
Ikos Dassia offers a luxurious seaside escape, featuring a 400-metre long beach in Dassia Bay, 7 swimming pools surrounded by lush gardens, and rooms with either Ionian Sea or inland views. Guests can enjoy signature cocktails prepared by award-winning Mixologists at superb bars indoors or outdoors, as well as spa facilities, a children’s playground, 2 tennis courts, 2 fitness rooms, and an outdoor hot tub. There are 6 à-la-carte restaurants with menus from modern Greek, deli Greek, Asian/Oriental, Italian, French and local Corfu cuisine, prepared by Michelin starred Chefs, as well as 2 Mediterranean buffet-style restaurants. For children of all ages, there is the Hero Kids Club, with crèche service, multilingual mini club and teenage club operated under the guaranteed quality of a professional childcare company.
Rooms: 250 Stars: 5
Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa, opened in October 2019, is the perfect destination for relaxation and adventure. Enjoy the 5-star amenities, including a seasonal outdoor pool, fitness centre, garden and shared lounge, as well as room service, 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. Enjoy the spectacular views from the balcony of each room, equipped with a desk, coffee machine, minibar, safe, TV, terrace and private bathroom. Start your day with a delicious buffet breakfast, followed by Mediterranean and international cuisine for lunch and dinner. Vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free options are available. Explore the area with a bike hire or take a stroll to Plaka Beach, 400 metres away, or Spinalonga Beach, 1.9 km away. Heraklion International Airport is only 60 km away.
Rooms: 74 Stars: 5
Experience the ultimate luxury at the 5-star Bill & Coo, the premier boutique hotel situated in Megali Ammos Beach of Mykonos. With its sea-view suites & villas, Mediterranean flavours and infinity pool with sea views, it is an exclusive member of Leading Hotels of the World. Enjoy modern bathrooms with walk-in shower, satellite LCD TV, working desk and free WiFi, while some rooms offer outdoor hot tubs or pools. The Gastronomy Project serves creative Mediterranean cuisine and signature cocktails at the sunset lounge bar. Unwind with beauty and body treatments at the Spa by Valmont. Plus, enjoy personalised services, such as transfers to the airport and port, and access to the gym. Located only 10 minutes walking distance from Mykonos Town and 2.5 km from the airport and port, Bill & Coo is the perfect destination for a luxurious stay in the Greek Islands.
Rooms: 35 Stars: 5
Nomad Mykonos is a luxurious 5-star boutique hotel located in the beautiful Kalo Livadi, just 700 metres from Kalo Livadi Beach. It offers room service, a fitness centre, a restaurant, a bar, free private parking, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service, a tour desk, currency exchange, and a hot tub. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a desk, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace, and a private bathroom with a bidet. Guests can enjoy a delicious à la carte, American or vegetarian breakfast every morning. The hotel is just 1.2 km from Loulos Beach and 10 km from Mykonos Windmills. Mykonos Airport is 6 km away.
Rooms: 13 Stars: 5
Experience the ultimate in luxury at Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa, a 5-star hotel located on the beautiful Kiotari beach in the Greek Islands. With its 24-hour front desk, two outdoor pools, sun terrace, and private beach area, the resort offers a range of top-class amenities. Rooms come with air conditioning, a desk, smart TV, terrace, and private bathroom with free toiletries and a hair dryer. Enjoy delicious meals at the main restaurant, with all-inclusive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, plus coffee & tea, refreshments, beers, and selected wines. Guests can also make use of the sauna, and partake in activities such as tennis and darts, or bike hire. Faliraki and Kallithea Rhodes are both within easy reach, and Rhodes International Airport is just 59 km away.
Rooms: 10 Stars: 5
Angsana Corfu Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for a luxurious getaway. Opened in May 2021, this non-smoking resort is located in Benitses, just 2 km from Benitses Beach. It offers a range of accommodation options, with each room featuring air conditioning, a seating area and a flat-screen TV. Guests will also benefit from a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a shared lounge. The resort also has a terrace and bar, as well as an indoor pool, entertainment staff and free WiFi throughout. Delicious breakfast options are available daily, while the restaurant serves up Greek, Mediterranean and seafood cuisine. Vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free options are also available. The 24-hour front desk can assist with any queries in German, Greek, English and French. Kaiser Bridge Beach and Aeolos Beach are both within 2.6 km from the resort, while Corfu International Airport is 15 km away.
Rooms: 196 Stars: 5
Experience the luxurious 5-star Electra Kefalonia Hotel & Spa in Svoronata, just 100 metres from Ammes Beach. Enjoy a range of on-site amenities, such as a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. Each room boasts air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, a kettle and a private bathroom. Guests can also enjoy a continental or buffet breakfast, and spa and wellness facilities including a sauna and hot tub. For those looking for adventure, the area is perfect for cycling and car hire is available. The hotel is also close to Historical Houses and Avithos Beach, and just 1 km from Kefalonia Airport. Opened in February 2020, Electra Kefalonia Hotel & Spa is the perfect boutique hotel for a luxurious stay in the Greek Islands.
Rooms: 34 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in Greek Islands, Greece
The Greek Islands are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and offer an incredible range of accommodation options. From luxury 5-star resorts to budget-friendly hostels, the Greek Islands have something to suit every traveler’s needs.
If you’re looking for a luxurious, relaxing holiday, then the Cyclades Islands are the place to go. With stunning scenery, crystal clear waters, and a plethora of charming villages, these islands offer an idyllic holiday experience. Santorini is the most popular island in the Cyclades, and it’s home to some of the best hotels in the Greek Islands. From the world-famous, cliffside Astra Suites to the luxurious Mystique Hotel, Santorini has a wide range of accommodation options to choose from.
For a more laid-back holiday, head to the Ionian Islands. With beautiful beaches, picturesque villages, and an array of activities, these islands offer the perfect getaway. Corfu, one of the most popular Ionian Islands, is home to some of the best hotels in the Greek Islands, including the award-winning Corfu Palace Hotel and the luxurious Marbella Corfu Hotel.
For a more secluded holiday, the Dodecanese Islands are the perfect destination. The islands are less touristy than the Cyclades and Ionian, making them ideal for a peaceful getaway. The island of Rhodes is the most popular in the Dodecanese, and it’s home to some of the best hotels in the Greek Islands. The five-star, adults-only Lindos Blu Hotel is a great choice for a romantic break, while the luxurious Elounda Mare Hotel is the perfect spot for a family holiday.
For a holiday with a difference, the Sporades Islands are a great option. The Sporades are known for their stunning beaches, and they offer an array of activities, from sailing and windsurfing to scuba diving and fishing. Skopelos is the most popular island in the Sporades, and it’s home to some of the best hotels in the Greek Islands. The luxurious Skopelos Village Hotel is a great choice for couples, while the family-friendly Skopelos Holidays Hotel is the perfect spot for a family break.
No matter where you choose to stay in the Greek Islands, you’re sure to find a hotel that’s perfect for you. From luxurious 5-star resorts to budget-friendly hostels, the Greek Islands have something to suit every traveler’s needs.