With its famous historical ruins and gorgeous natural setting, Greece attracts history and culture buffs, foodies, and those who are keen on simply relaxing in the sun. Whether you want spend your Greek holiday touring the ruins of the Acropolis or working on a tan on the beautiful sandy beaches of Mykonos, you will need to book hotels in Greece to rest your head at night. Just as Greece caters to many different travelers, so too the accommodation in Greece will satisfy many different tastes.
Most Greece visitors like to stop for at least a few days in Athens, the country's capital. Especially in the large city of Athens, your daytime itinerary should factor into your decision about which accommodation in Greece to book. Greece hotels in the Plaka neighborhood or near the Parliament and Syntagma Square are centrally located for those who want to do a lot of sightseeing. There are plenty of choices for affordable accommodation in Greece, but keep in mind that they will often be basic affairs—clean and comfortable, but nothing too special. Luxury hotels are another matter entirely; hotels in Greece like the Grande Bretagne offer world-class service and amenities, from pools and restaurants to spa services and rooftop views.
Thessaloniki, in the northern part of the country, features many conveniently located luxury Greece hotels such as the celeb-favorite Makedonia Palace Hotel and the Daios Luxury Living. There are also accommodations for more modest budgets, such as the Hotel Orestias Castorias.
With its beautiful beaches and mountains, the island of Crete is a popular destination for good reason. There are large, all-inclusive resorts such as the Iberostar Creta Panorama and small boutique hotels including the LATO hotel. In western Crete, Chania offers plenty of moderately priced hotels, with comfortable but simple furnishings. Two to consider are the Ammos hotel and the Hotel Palazzo. The Greek islands, including Crete, are very popular in the summer months, so be sure to book hotels in Greece for that period long in advance.
Mykonos is a magnet for the young, partying crowd, and the island offers several kinds of Greece hotels to cater to them. Luxury hotels are found both in the town center and on the beaches. For the former, consider the centrally located Adonis Hotel; for the latter, the Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort is a great pick. Affordable options such as the Tagoo Hotel are often located between the beaches and the town center; while this mean you'll have to walk a bit to either destination, the money saved can be worth it. Another budget pick worth considering is the Paradise Beach Resort.
Other Greek islands similarly offer both elegant luxury accommodations and cheap Greek lodging. The Grecotel Kos Imperial Hotel on Kos, the Notos Therme & Spa on Santorini, and the Nikos Takis Fashion Hotel on Rhodes are examples of the luxury found on the islands. There are also plenty of options for the thriftier travelers, from lower-priced but still prettily decorated hotels in Santorini to cheap hostels in Rhodes.