Greece is multifaceted place, with regards to terrain, culture, and sights to behold—wherever you end up doing whatever you’ve set off to do, prepare to be amazed by the stark oldness of the country, and the ways in which this oldness is both preserved in its glory, as well as complemented by the aura of progression that radiates through Greece and its people. For a city break like no other, head to Athens for amazing cuisine, bustling streets and romantic alleys, and ancient sightseeing. On any of the Greek islands, while a way a day or five at the beach. The Peloponnese, Ancient Greece’s peninsula, will have you wandering along craggy coastlines past the memory of bygone eras. Greece’s second city, Thessaloniki, is filled to the brim with ancient buildings and fascinating museums.
Where to stay at a hotel in Greece? Important locations at a glance:
Athens: Old and new in Greece’s capital
The Greek Islands: Beach holiday on the Mediterranean’s finest islands
The Peloponnese: Where gods once walked
Greece’s favorite peninsula is where legend was born; arising from a particular landscape that once kept invaders out, this same dramatic terrain is now what brings visitors to the Peloponnese: imposing mountain ranges, beautiful gorges, in addition to sandy beaches and all the glory of the Mediterranean. Gourmets will find some of the best Greek food imaginable, and even better wine. Stay in a historic, castle-like hotel deep inland for a truly immersive experience into the tragically long history of the area and its environs. Alternatively, opt to stay on the southern coast. Kalamata is the second-largest city in the Peloponnese and home to an extensive list of hotels brilliant in their attention to modern comforts as well as to the preservation of antiquity in all its charm. The ancient city of Epidaurus has a history spanning back to the 4th century BC, while the ancient city of Corinth has it beat with an 8th-century BC time card. The fissure Corinth Canal is a sight to behold for its 90-meter limestone walls cut through by a long, straight, and manmade canyon. The land of the Peloponnese also lends itself nicely to road-tripping—a wine-themed ride brings you to some of the world’s oldest vineyards.
Thessaloniki: A laidback and unique city break
Good to know
Food: Greek food is usually served lukewarm. If this isn’t how you like it, mention it at the time of ordering. Driving in Athens: If you’d like to spare your nerves on your trip to Athens, leave the driving to someone else. Traffic can be bad and general driving conditions can be extremely chaotic.
It is not always easy to find the special hotel for your vacation. However, the most beautiful hotels in Greece definitely include Minos Palace Hotel & Suites | Adults Only, as well as Athina Luxury Suites or Kinsterna Hotel. A list of only the best hotels in Greece can be found here: The most beautiful hotels in Greece.
These hotels in Greece have spa facilities and offer everything around the topic of relaxation & well-being: St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas and Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas as well as Salvator Villas & Spa Hotel. For more choice, check out this complete list of the best spa hotels in Greece.
Playground, childcare and a child-friendly atmosphere - a holiday with the family in Greece is an unforgettable experience in these hotels: Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection and Eleonas Guesthouse, but also Lindos Sun Hotel. Here you will find the best family hotels in Greece.