5-star hotels in Greece: The home of luxury, serenity and beyond

What even is luxury? Caviar and champagne? A garage full of expensive cars? Golden shoelaces?

For me, luxury is the freedom to travel exactly where I want to go. Checking in to a classy hotel in Greece, looking out at the sea from my private pool while sipping a cocktail… okay, fine, I may not be doing that all the time. Maybe just occasionally. Well, strictly speaking, as an editor, I’m actually just dreaming about it, but the point is: we all should treat ourselves to the luxury of a five-star hotel in Greece every once in a while, because they’re simply amazing!

5-star hotels in Greece – where luxury is a promise!

If the thought of slurping a cocktail in your private pool with sea views has not quite convinced you, then brace yourself, because these Greek luxury hotels are absolutely amazing!

Luxury hotel in Kos with enchanting personal charm

The Greek island of Kos has a little gem in store for you. When staying at the Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel & Spa, you can already look forward to bike tours, hikes or a day at the beach when you wake up in the morning. Located directly on Lambi Beach, this five-star hotel in Greece is only a short trip from the historic alleys, taverns and shops of the city of Kos.

Most of the suites have their own pool (yes, it always comes back to it!), so that you can not only sit together on the balcony in the evening, but also take a splash whenever you feel like it. It goes without saying that there is also a spa, where you can let yourself be pampered to your heart’s content.

As a unique feature,

this hotel offers a special picnic service. What makes it so special? Because instead of beer and sandwiches only the finest treats are packed up for you here: after all, champagne and other delicacies are even better when enjoyed at the beach.

Hotel Aqua Blu Boutique & Spa

Top rated
9.3 Excellent (472 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.5 / 10
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5-star hotel in Mykonos that lures you with luxury villas

Before you check in to the five-star Nissaki Boutique Hotel on the island of Mykonos, you’ll need to decide: would you like to stay in one of the comfortable guestrooms, in a luxurious suite or in one of the extravagant villas? I know – the choice isn’t easy.

Because even if you have to spend a little more on the suites and villas, the terrace with sea view, the private jacuzzi and extra features like your own steam bath are definitely worth it. No matter what you decide though, you can always look forward to the delicacies at Phos Restaurant with views of the bay.

A special highlight,

is the massage you can enjoy under the Greek sun right next to the pool. Listen to the sound of the waves crashing and relax…

Nissaki Boutique Hotel

Top rated
9.6 Excellent (2168 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.5 / 10
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Luxury boutique hotel in Crete that shows you Greece's history

This luxury boutique hotel in Crete is a very special gem among the five-star hotels in Greece.  Amidst the historical alleys of Chania you will walk through the rooms and courtyards of the Serenissima Boutique Hotel and enjoy a classy, picturesque city trip.

Noteworthy are not only the guestrooms and in particular the individual rooms, but also the delicious food that is served here. The hotel restaurant with its excellent cuisine is also considered a real insider tip by locals. The best Greek wines from the hotel’s own wine cellar are served with the meals.

The special feature,

is the hotel itself, or rather the building. It is a monument that – with its old walls, stone floors, Venetian arches and cast-iron railings – reveals a piece of Cretan history in every centimetre. Take in this unique flair as you stroll around the premises.

Serenissima Boutique Hotel

Top rated
Chania, 0.4 km to 1866 Plateia
9.5 Excellent (252 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.6 / 10
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Greek 5-star hotel that spoils you with skilful spa tricks

Natural stone walls, wind chimes and billowing lengths of fabric around shady terraces with comfortable sofas and, above all, the sound of the nearby Mediterranean Sea. The small holiday paradise of St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas has plenty of charm and will provide for absolutely magical moments on your trip.

You think that’s still not enough for you to relax? Then you should definitely book a treatment at the Poseidon Spa. The Orient Ritual with hamam and aromatic oil massage – or one of the other around 50 treatments on offer – will definitely take your mind off things.

Making it stand out,

are the suites, which not only offer more space but also boast their own swimming pool with stunning ocean views.

St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

Top rated
Agios Nikolaos, 2.1 km to Marina of Agios Nikolaos
9.0 Excellent (658 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9 / 10
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5-star hotel on the Greek islands with its own organic garden

“Be extravagant, be alive, be yourself,… be Bohème!” This luxury hotel in Mykonos is located in the western part of the island and was built in the style of Cycladic architecture typical of the Greek islands: white walls and stone steps, the historical flair of the island combined with the best possible service and a host of modern amenities.

In the 20 luxury suites, you will find wooden elements such as ceiling beams, tables and shelves that look as though they were made of driftwood, and also modern designer pieces such as metal basket chairs and filigree wicker lamps.  An amazing feature are the wooden shutters, which you open in the morning to look out over the sparkling sea as you look forward to your first coffee of the day… that’s how every day should begin on a holiday!

What makes it truly special,

is the Greek serenity that’s in the air everywhere, and which brings you closer to the luxury of simplicity. Not too over the top, no exaggerated pomp – just ice-cold lemonade made from lemons from the hotel’s own organic garden, and a good conversation on the terrace.

Boheme Mykonos

Top rated
Mykonos-Town, 0.7 km to Aegean Maritime Museum
9.2 Excellent (289 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.3 / 10
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Luxury hotel on Crete that’ll impress you with an exclusive private beach

You think you know Crete? You simply have not experienced Crete until you’ve sat at the edge of the deep blue infinity pool at the Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa and taken in the mesmerising views over the even bluer Mediterranean. Once you’ve cooled down with a dip into the pool, enjoy your afternoon tea at the Arsenali Lounge Bar while listening to the delightful live piano music. And that’s not all…

Crete’s soul is reflected in the rooms of this luxury hotel, because they shine with the typical local design and natural materials of the island. The showpieces are clearly the villas, where guests can splash in their own pool, have their private massage area and enjoy new culinary delicacies prepared personally by the head chef every day.

It’s special feature,

is its fantastic location: If you want to be even closer to the sea, just walk down the stairs to the 300-m-long private beach, where your loungers and sunshades are already waiting for you. Here, there are many small wooden terraces for you to relax undisturbed in the sun.

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

Top rated
Elounda, 1.1 km to Spinalonga
9.4 Excellent (2794 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.4 / 10
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Luxury hotel in Rhodes with a design that’ll leave you speechless

Rhodes is also an absolute must for lovers of luxury holidays in Greece: The five-star hotel Casa Cook Rhodes is almost too cool to be true and the hipster among the Greek luxury hotels. It offers guestrooms and suites that will knock the socks (or in this case, flip-flops) off even the most discerning fans of contemporary design and trendy styles.

Especially beautiful are the little terraces with wicker chairs, cushions, hammocks and everything else you need for a relaxed day. The bohemian style continues outside the rooms and creates a unique holiday atmosphere. Here, luxury above all means one thing: simplicity and focus on the essential.

A unique feature,

is the Kitchen Club, which impresses with “Bites, Beats and Breezy Beach Style”. Throughout the day you will be served delicious food and ice-cold drinks, accompanied by DJ beats. (And the drinks are served in jars – for the hipster in you!)

Casa Cook Rhodes

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (215 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.3 / 10
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A luxury retreat as beautiful as Santorini itself

Is a blue and white dream come true what you have in mind for your luxury holiday in Greece? Then your search ends here, because the Katikies Santorini offers everything you could possibly wish for: white sandstone, the deep blue Mediterranean right in front of you and the breathtaking landscape of Santorini on your doorstep.

In your room, you will sink into white down quilts that will wrap themselves around you as gently as the charm of the beautiful city of Oia. Even the standard double rooms have a spacious veranda with comfortable seating and a sunshade, and for even more luxury and space you can simply book one of the suites, where you’ll get to enjoy special touches like your very own jacuzzi.

Its stand-out feature,

is no doubt the food. Here you will be served everything from home-made potato chips and Wagyu beef burgers to sea bass ceviche and millefeuille with chocolate cream and raspberry ice cream – a feast sure to delight your palate!

Katikies Hotel

Top rated
Oia, 0.6 km to Traditional Settlement of Oia
9.5 Excellent (601 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.5 / 10
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5-star suites in Oia that will enchant you with their extravagant luxury

Also in Oia on Santorini and just as dizzyingly luxurious are the Andronis Luxury Suites. The five-star establishment strives to turn your holiday moments into “ever-lasting memories”, so be prepared for an unforgettable stay.

The hotel is laid out like a small district of Oia: there are winding paths between white walls and countless small plateaus, from which you can look over the surroundings. All suites have their own pool or jacuzzi and will enchant you with their decadent Greek-style furnishings.

Its distinguishing feature,

is the daily trip with the hotel’s own catamaran, which not only lets you experience a breathtaking sunset, but also stops at the most important sights of the island and ends the day with a stylish barbecue.

Andronis Luxury Suites

Top rated
Oia, 0.7 km to Traditional Settlement of Oia
9.7 Excellent (1477 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.5 / 10
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A luxury holiday in Greece that you will always remember

The Charisma Suites on the Greek islands really live up to their name, because they really do have a very special charm that will captivate you as well. Here you can enjoy one of the best views on the whole island of Santorini, because you have unobstructed views of the famous sunset over Oia and can watch it in peace and quiet.

Holidaying here is almost like finding yourself in a picture book. Everywhere you look you’ll see unique beauty and picturesque scenes – and just wait for the unbeatable luxurious suites! They are almost entirely white, with details in wood and cork as well as splashes of colour in the form of colourful cushions, plants and fruit.

What makes it unique,

is being able to watch the sunset over the rooftops of Oia – for a truly unforgettable holiday! (Yes, I know I already talked about it before, but it’s just too stunning not to be mentioned again.)

Charisma Suites

Top rated
Oia, 0.4 km to Traditional Settlement of Oia
9.4 Excellent (299 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.5 / 10
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