Top 10 Wonderful Vacation Spots in Greece

Top 10 Wonderful Vacation Spots in Greece

Greece boasts deep blue sea and hundreds of islands, scattered in the Ionian and Aegean seas. Numerous resorts provide elegant accommodation, impeccable service and views to the horizon. Check out these ten great spots and plan your vacation.

10. Scorpios Mykonos

Along with Santorini, Mykonos is one of the most desirable holiday destinations in the country. So it doesn’t surprise anyone that wonderful resorts can also be found here. The entire Scorpios comprises a nice sandy beach and spacious suites. Wood dominates in the rustic design that blends beautifully with the island’s nature, creating a tranquil haven, allowing to have a good rest.

Why to go there?

Guests can relax on the hammocks and sofas, posited on the spacious terraces right on the coast, overlooking the blue sea. The resort makes sure its food is healthy, ecological, fresh and organic. Chefs prepare delicious dishes, inspired by the local cuisine, but with a modern twist. In the evening a DJ entertains guests with an ambient musical program.

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9. Chalkidiki

A peninsula in the Northern part of the country is a historic area and a place where philosopher Aristotle was born. On the map it looks like a Poseidon’s trident, sprawling towards the center of the Aegean Sea. On the mainland the Cholomontas mountains lie and stretch towards the North. Meanwhile white sandy beaches and crystal clear water welcome lucky vacationers.

Why to go there?

There are numerous beaches on the peninsula as those three fingers of a trident create a really long shoreline. Therefore tourists can choose from a wide variety of beach towns, resorts and hotels. Some villages serve as a quiet getaway for the sun bathers and swimmers, while others have a number of night clubs and really busy night life. Choose your destination and start getting ready for a beach season.

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8. Astypalaia

One of the Dodecanese island group in the warm Aegean Sea, Astypalaia is another gorgeous, but relatively undiscovered gem. It counts a long and glorious history: it received a status of a free state when Roman Empire ruled the world and had the Querini castle on the top of the hill. Today various archaeological sites and intact treasures from the classical period are open to view.

Why to go there?

Museum at Pera Gialos features pottery, bronze weapons and stone tools. The chapel of Agia Varvara houses a very well preserved mosaic floor from an early Christian basilica. The island’s landscape features white houses clustered together on the hills, overlooking the sea. Great beaches provide a nice leisurely day out, while restaurants will spoil with fresh sea food and wine.

7. Sophia Suites, Santorini

Posited above the caldera, luxurious hotel provides classic Cycladic style combined with best service. This is exactly why people want to comeback to Santorini again and again. The apartments were carved into the volcanic rock – the authentic technique on the island – 150 years ago. Today they provide an extra exquisite feel to the entire stay.

Why to go there?

Elegant suites come with wonderful views to the blue Aegean Sea and rocky landscape of the island. Guests can have a refreshing dip in the cave pools indoors, relax in the Jacuzzi and enjoy sun on the terraces. The philosophy of the hotel is to ensure comfort and tranquility for their guests, who are looking for a low key, but smart and chic resort.

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6. Mystique Santorini, Oia

The boutique hotel in one of the most beautiful islands in Europe is probably best suited for couples on a honeymoon or a romantic vacation. Its style is elegant, naturally blending the traditional Cycladic style and contemporary minimalism. Posited on the cliff, the hotels provides its guests with wonderful views to the deep blue sea and caldera.

Why to go there?

The resort is found in Oia – a small town in the eastern part of the island. It is far from the loud night life and busy tourist sites, therefore it ensures guests’ privacy and peace. The restaurant is called Charisma and serves dishes, that will please every foody. Moreover, a 150-year-old wine cellar will excite wine lovers!

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5. Pietra e Mar, Mykonos

The island of Mykonos itself is an idyllic jewel in the Aegean Sea and it is where the boutique hotel Pietra e Mar is established. This summer it opens its doors refreshed and renovated. Situated only 15 minutes outside the busy town, hotel has its private beach Kalo Livadi, where the guests can enjoy the soft sand and take a dip in the crystal clear water.

Why to go there?

Hotel has only 30 elegant rooms with a private balcony or terrace. The owners keep the design low key, with dominating white and blue colors – traditional to the Greek islands. The breathtaking views to the sea also add up to the tranquility. Moreover, there is a little wedding chapel next to the hotel, where the guests can have a ceremony and a relaxing honey moon after it!

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4. Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia

The wonderful place is often regarded as Greece’s most dramatic beach. Its shores, covered in white smooth pebbles, is rinsed by the warm and crystal clear Ionian Sea. Embedded between two mountains – Agia Dynati and Kalon Oros – Myrtos provides an intimate recluse location to relax. Myrtos has received the best Greek beach award twelve times!

Why to go there?

Wonderful views from above open, while driving to the beach: just before heading down, the visitors can stop for a moment and admire the panorama. Several tavernas and a beach bar provide vacationers with refreshing drinks and snacks. It is also great setting to view a sunset.

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3. Grace Santorini

Situated on the most beautiful Greek island, high on the caldera, a boutique hotel offers an unforgettable holiday experience. Quiet architecture doesn’t overshadow the breathtaking views outside and the white interiors blend well in the whole Santorinian landscape.

Why to go there?

The food is prepared from carefully selected fresh local and imported products. Healthy meals are served in a terrace with the panoramic views. The infinity pool is lit at night with the color-changing lights, thus providing a romantic nocturnal scenery. Moreover, most rooms have a private pool and a terrace for an intimate relaxation.

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2. Bill & Coo Suites, Mykonos

The boutique hotel is located at the heart of Mykonos, overlooking the blue Aegean Sea. Below stretches the Megali Ammos beach, that welcomes bathers with soft sand under their feet. In the evening guests can admire a wonderful sunset from a site above, that features a stunning infinity pool and a lounge bar with comfortable seating.

Why to go there?

The chic suits breathe simplicity yet creative aesthetics with a modern twist of a traditional Greek style. Rooms have terraces or balconies, while some also feature outdoor Jacuzzis. All of them have great views to the sea. The hotel is proud of its cuisine, directed by famous Chef Athinagoras Kostakos. He specializes in Mediterranean cuisine with a slight touch of his own genius.

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1. Astarte Suites Hotel, Santorini

Situated in Akrotiri’s Caldera, on one of the most beautiful Greek islands, a 11-suite boutique hotel claims to offer six star service and seven star hospitality. Overlooking the blue Aegean Sea hotel’s meticulous architecture and design blend traditional Cycladic style with elegant touch of luxury. Each suite features Jacuzzi and wonderful views.

Why to go there?

Food is exquisite here: breakfast is served to the suites, where guests can enjoy a slow morning meal on their private terrace. Chef prepares dishes from local and international cuisines. A masseuse provides the most relaxing massages in the privacy of your suite. The yacht cruises take guests to the private bays, where they can swim, snorkel and enjoy the volcanic hot springs.

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