Best Small Luxury Hotels of the World in Greece

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Each year, more than 1,000 independent boutique hotels apply to become a part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World portfolio. However, only 5 percent are invited to join the brand, meaning travelers can expect quality amenities, inviting atmospheres and impeccable accommodations when staying at an SLH-affiliated hotel. What's more, mystery inspectors visit the brand's 500-plus properties annually to ensure that guests are experiencing the highest standards of service and value. This brand markets itself as a champion of hidden treasures, so no two Small Luxury Hotels are alike. However, one consistent perk of the SLH brand is the free-to-join INVITED program. This three-tiered benefits system includes rewards like room upgrades and free breakfast. Most importantly, this brand gives customers options: Its portfolio includes everything from family-friendly historical inns to adults-only resorts with Michelin-starred restaurants. Keep in mind, most of the brand's hotels are located outside of the United States, with numerous outposts in Europe and Asia. You can explore several Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties on our Best Hotels rankings.

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    Canaves Oia Epitome
    Oia
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Canaves Oia Epitome is a 5 star hotel located at Eparchiaki Odos Oia in Santorini. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 122 reviews.
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    Canaves Oia Santorini
    Oia
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Situated on the northern tip of Santorini, Canaves Oia Santorini features classic Cycladic architecture (think white cliffside buildings with blue domed roofs). The property is divided into three areas (Canaves Oia Hotel, Canaves Oia Suites and Canaves Oia Villas), where guests will find suites and villas with white interiors, verandas with Aegean Sea views, free Wi-Fi and welcome bottles of wine. Some accommodations are also outfitted with private plunge pools. The highlight of this property is the picturesque sea vistas, but recent travelers also appreciated the hotel's top-notch service and the Greek and Mediterranean fare served at Petra Restaurant and the Infinity Pool Bar Restaurant. Other on-site dining options include the Elements fine dining restaurant and the Veranda Oyster Bar. If wellness is your main focus, pay a visit to the property's spa or gym, or take a yoga class with views of the ocean. Although most of Santorini's top attractions reside on the southern part of the island, you'll find multiple restaurants and a few cafes and art galleries within walking distance.
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    Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites
    Rhodes
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites is a 5 star hotel located at 46.5 Km Rodos - Lindos Avenue in Rhodes. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 1657 reviews.
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    Canaves Oia Suites
    Oia
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Crisp white suites create a perfect contrast to the azure Aegean Sea at Canaves Oia Suites, part of Canaves Oia Santorini. Luxury awaits guests upon arrival at the property with a complimentary welcome drink, a bottle of wine and fruit. You're best off enjoying the striking views from your suite's private plunge, cave or infinity pool. Each room also comes with a television, twice-daily maid service, a minibar, a Nespresso machine and a tea kettle. These suites resemble comfy caves and ensure relaxation, but visitors recommend booking a larger suite for optimal space. Guests also appreciate the property's many activities, events and relaxation areas. Guests can enjoy the spa (transformed from a 17th-century wine cave), the boutique store, yoga and meditation sessions, sailing excursions, wine tastings and private yachting trips. After working up an appetite, travelers should head to the hotel's poolside Petra Restaurant & Bar for Greek cuisine and handmade cocktails. For an even more romantic experience, guests can book private dining on the Panorama Balcony. Additionally, the hotel's staff can serve food on your suite's balcony for any meal. Finally, if you are planning a long day of excursions around Santorini and need something on the go, the hotel can provide a box breakfast or lunch. What makes all these amenities so special is that the friendly hotel employees go above and beyond to personalize your visit.
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    Archipelagos
    Mykonos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    A stay at the Archipelagos Luxury Hotel serves as the key to ultimate relaxation. A short walk from Kalo Livadi beach on the southern coast of Mykonos, this hotel gives guests access to a wellness studio, a spa, a pool bar and many other features to ensure a peaceful stay. There are seven types of guest rooms for visitors to choose from, all of which include minibars, pillow menus, individual air conditioning units, Wi-Fi access and in-room dining services. The hotel offers diverse dining options for guests, ranging from the Archipelagos Fine Dining restaurant to a casual Greek breakfast buffet. While Archipelagos Luxury Hotel is ideal for those looking for calm, some guests felt the hotel was a bit too remote and situated in an inconvenient location. It's close to the quiet town of Ano Mera, but it's around 8 miles east of popular sites like Little Venice and the Paraportiani Church. The hotel offers shuttle rides to the town of Mykonos a few times per day, but guests warn the spots can fill up quickly. Part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the property participates in the INVITED loyalty program.
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    Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel + Spa
    Kos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Guests find this Grecian getaway to be pure paradise. From its idyllic, seaside location on the island of Kos to its expansive wellness facilities and amenity-driven accommodations, Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel is a hit with lodgers. The property enjoys a scenic location on Lambi Beach, lauded as one of the most beautiful shorelines on Kos Island. When you're not sinking your toes in the sand, you'll find the hotel provides numerous other activities to occupy your time. The spa facility is a standout amenity among travelers. It boasts a fitness center, an indoor pool, Finnish saunas, Turkish hammams with both color therapy and aromatherapy, and a full-service beauty salon. There's also an outdoor pool with overwater daybeds (a guest favorite), a restaurant and a sports complex with tennis courts and space for basketball, volleyball or football just a short walk (or private transfer) from the property. Rooms are all suites, outfitted with 40-inch TVs, minibars, floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies or terraces, among other amenities. Some also feature fireplaces and private pools. What's more, the hotel offers 24-hour concierge service, 24-hour room service and butler service, meaning guests are well cared for.
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    The Margi
    Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni, I
    11.4 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    About 12 miles south of Athens, The Margi is located in the "Athenian Riviera" just a short walk from the area's beaches. Rooms and suites embrace "colonial, Mediterranean and ethnic influences" in their design. All accommodations come with free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, minibars, safes and views of either the pool, courtyard, ocean or forest. One unique aspect about this property is that it's home to its own nearly 5-acre farm. The hotel offers guided tours around the vegetable garden; guests can also feed the animals and enjoy live cooking demonstrations. Once you get hungry, head to Nilaya, Malabar or Patio for delectable dishes with ingredients sourced directly from the farm. And don't forget to explore other parts of the hotel besides its culinary offerings. The Margi boasts a pool surrounded by lounge chairs and cabanas, a spa and fitness suite, and a team of concierges to help organize local restaurant reservations, offer shopping tips and schedule local activities. And many noted the concierges here are top-notch. Other travelers offered praise for the food at the on-site eateries and the relaxing pool area.
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    St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas
    Agios Nikolaos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    "Glorious," "amazing" and "perfect" are just a few words recent guests used to describe the St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas in Crete, Greece. The hotel has a variety of rooms travelers can choose from, which boast either sea or garden views and range from rooms for two to sprawling family suites with three bedrooms. Accommodations feature beds with down comforters, marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, minibars and 24-hour room service. And some rooms include balconies or private pools. Step outside your digs to enjoy the hotel's facilities: The property houses a fitness center, a spa (complete with an indoor heated pool, Turkish baths and an array of services), outdoor pools, a water sports center (to assist you with Jet Skiing, windsurfing or canoeing) and a cinema. Dining options abound as well. St. Nicolas Bay Resort provides a smattering of bars and eateries, serving up Mediterranean, Asian and Greek cuisine with a side of sea views.
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    Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort
    Mykonos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Nestled along Ayios Yiannis beach on the southwestern edge of Mykonos, Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort is surrounded by white sand and iconic Aegean Sea views. This property is a favorite among couples thanks to its romantic Althea Spa and beach dinner packages, beachside cabanas and waterfront pool. Plus, the blue and white guest rooms boast private balconies or terraces with garden or sea vistas, rain showers and separate bath tubs, stocked minibars and ceiling lights that resemble a starry sky. Suites feature showers that transform into steam rooms, Bulgari bath amenities and a welcome gift of sparkling wine and fruit. All accommodations include jump ropes for fitness, beach bags and hats, complimentary Wi-Fi and smart TVs. For dinner, recent visitors recommend visiting Dolphins of Delos Restaurant's outdoor terrace for top-notch Greek cuisine and superb sunset views. Past guests also raved about the personalized and friendly staff, saying that the kindness and hospitality shown throughout the resort was above and beyond. The one drawback for some was that the only attraction situated nearby is the beach, but others said that the resort's secluded location was the main reason they loved this property.
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    Excelsior Hotel
    Thessaloniki
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Excelsior Hotel is a 5 star hotel located at 10 Komninon St. & 23 Mitropoleos Av. in Thessaloniki. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 933 reviews.
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    Boheme Mykonos
    Mykonos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    An all-suite and villa resort perched along the western coast of Mykonos, Greece, Bohème Mykonos appeals to travelers seeking a bit of seclusion from Chora. Guests can spend their days at the outdoor swimming pool, dining on local Mediterranean-style cuisine at the on-site restaurant, getting pampered with a massage at the spa or sipping on uniquely crafted cocktails at Bilo Bar. All of the suites and villas boast balconies with sea views, complimentary Wi-Fi access (though some lodgers thought the speed was on the slower side), iPod docking stations, minibars and flat-screen TVs. Some suites also come with outdoor Jacuzzis, while villas boast up to 14 bedrooms, one or two private infinity pools and fully equipped kitchens or barbecue areas. Overall, recent guests loved the sunsets from their room balconies, as well as the "amazing" drinks, "delicious" breakfasts and "perfect" service. You'll find Bohème Mykonos less than a mile south of Little Venice and about 2 miles north of Psarou Beach.
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    Minos Beach Art hotel
    Agios Nikolaos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Located along the coast of Crete, Greece, the Minos Beach Art Hotel enjoys a lovely little spot on a private beach and cove. Accommodations are spread throughout multiple white buildings and are outfitted with wireless internet access, minibars, LCD TVs and balconies with sea or garden views. Outside the rooms, lodgers have access to a gym and a pool (though some of the accommodation options include their own private pools). The on-site diving center invites guests to explore the reefs, wreckage remains and sea caverns. It also offers other water sports, including water skiing, banana boat rides and sails around the bay. Travelers searching for peace and pampering can relax at the spa, where treatments like massages, mud masks and full body scrubs are on the menu. When you get hungry, head to one of the hotel's four restaurants, which dish out fresh fish and local favorites. Previous diners said the food at the Minos Beach Art Hotel is superb, but if you want to venture out on your own, travelers also noted the hotel is within walking distance of some tasty local eateries.
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    Castello Boutique Resort & Spa
    Sissi
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Castello Boutique Resort & Spa is a 5 star hotel located at Papatheodorou in Crete. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 904 reviews.
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    Grand Forest Metsovo
    Metsovo
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Grand Forest Metsovo is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 694 reviews.
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    Liostasi Hotel & Suites
    Ios
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Liostasi Hotel & Suites is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 626 reviews.

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