Condé Nast Traveller readers have rated their top resorts in Greece and the results have been published by the luxury travel magazine aimed at the upmarket, independent traveller in a list of the Top 10 Resorts in Greece for 2021.
“This past year changed how and where we all travelled, and it will continue to do so even after the pandemic is behind us,” wrote the Conde Nast traveller team in a statement on their website about the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards Survey.
“That makes it more important than ever for you to weigh in on the hotels, destinations, and cruises you love – your support means even more to the industry than ever before. But we also want to hear about what your last travel year looked like and where you’re dreaming of going next. So please vote, share, and tell us everything. You could even win a trip for two through Scandinavia and the Baltic with Viking!”
Bast on the results of these surveys Conde Nast Traveller’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2021 bring to you their line up of the Top 10 Resorts in Greece for 2021.
Ranking #1 (Score: 98.96) - The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino in Messinia, Greece
Messinia is a ravishingly remote corner of the southwest Peloponnese that’s a four-hour drive from Athens (or one hour from tiny Kalamata airport). It was well under the radar until the advent of Navarino Dunes, a 320-acre Mediterranean-hugging resort that’s part of the ambitious Costa Navarino development—a modern take on a classic agora of shops, restaurants, cafés, and a cavernous spa flanked by two hotels.
The 321-room Romanos is more exclusive, with low-slung buildings wrapped around a series of seductively lit lagoons. It’s aimed squarely at couples, with poolside cabanas and plunge pools in nearly all its ground-floor rooms. Dark wood and polished marble interiors are quietly understated relative to the glitzy clientele.
Ranking #2 (Score: 98.18) - The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino in Messinia, Greece
Also located in Messinia, the family-friendly Westin Resort is livelier and more laid-back, its 445 rooms done in pale wood and exposed stone, with blissful tubs positioned to make the most of pool, golf, or sea views. Frazzled parents unwind at the swim-up bar, while the little ones run amok in the spiffy waterpark, bowling alley, and giant sand castle equipped for sleep-overs.
The range of activities at both properties is exhaustive, but the main attractions are the half-mile sandy beach and 18-hole golf course.
Food at the various multi-ethnic restaurants (which include Greek, Italian, and even American diner fare) is delicious with breakfasts making a bigger impression - a smorgasbord of local produce, perfect cappuccinos, and eggs any way you’d like.
Ranking #3 (Score: 97.41) - Sani Resort in Halkidiki, Greece
A luxurious landscape stretching across fragrant pine forests, golden sands and crystal clear waters provides the awe-inspiring thousand-acre natural backdrop to Sani Resort, home to five multiple-awarded 5-star hotels recognised around the globe by leading travel organisations.
On a 400-hectare estate along the Aegean Sea, this upscale seasonal resort with 5 hotels is 5 km from Roman ruins in Megali Kypsa and 71 km from Thessaloniki Airport.
Each property has its own unique personality; the vibrant Sani Beach, the refined Sani Club, the relaxed elegance of Porto Sani, the exclusive and intimate Sani Asterias and the grown-up ambience of Sani Dunes.
The five stunning properties all within walking distance of each other, yet far enough away to create a real sense of individuality, while the beating heart of Sani is the vibrant, glamorous Marina with its sumptuous restaurants, bars and boutiques.
Ranking #4 (Score: 96.44) - Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, in Mykonos, Greece
If you’re looking for a respite from Mykonos’s party-till-dawn ethos, bed down at Santa Marina, which is set on Ornos Bay and offers everything from partial-sea-view suites to 7,578-square-foot villas.
Sporting the island’s only private sandy beach, Santa Marina also has an infinity pool with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, which means no one will fault you for sticking close to home base. From these luxury surrounds you can even take a private helicopter tour of the Cyclades, or explore nearby islands with a speedboat rental from the hotel.
Ranking #5 (Score: 95.78) - Ikos Dassia in Corfu, Greece
Ikos Dassia is a new 5 star resort, built in a luxurious, contemporary Mediterranean style, located on the beachfront setting of Dassia beach.
Set amidst gardens, overlooking a private beach, and offering 7 swimming pools, this modern, upscale hotel is 14 km from both the Old Fortress and the 16th-century St. Spyridon Church.
Bright, contemporary rooms with tiled floors and wood furnishings feature satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffeemaking facilities, plus minibars and balconies with scenic views. Upgraded rooms add living areas with sofas. Room service is available.
Amenities include three restaurants, three bars and a relaxed veranda with sea views, along with a gym, a spa and two outdoor pools. Other amenities include a game room, event space and a garden with a kids' play area.
Ranking #6 (Score: 93.96) - Nana Princess in Crete, Greece
An elevated hospitality experience comes to Crete with the recent opening of the majestic Nana Princess, a brand new exclusive beachfront resort in Hersonissos overlooking the spectacular Cretan Sea.
Nestled amongst a lush green landscape, the resort is a haven of luxury and high-end services which will appeal to all those who desire discretion and privacy during their stay.
Ranking #7 (Score: 92.88) - Elivi Skiathos in Skiathos, Greece
The Elivi Skiathos hotel is environmentally-friendly and has been designed with respect and gratitude towards the surrounding wetland environment .
The commitment of the 5-star hotel to the protection of nature is demonstrated in its operations, its facilities and services.
Designed with utmost respect to nature, which is the source of inspiration for its architectural design and application of bioclimatic principles, Elivi Skiathos offers the ideal choice for accommodation in Skiathos.
Ranking #8 (Score: 92.06) - Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa in Crete, Greece
Set on a lucid pebble beach, this family-run property claims to possess “more authenticity than all the pre-fab looking resorts along the Elounda coastline combined”.
There’s a wooden fishing boat to putter across to Spinalonga island (a freshy minted UNESCO World Heritage site); an open-air cinema on the beach; and lamb spit-roast over a bonfire, accompanied by a mournful Cretan lyre.
Take in more Cretan traditions with a sunset sail on the hotel's wooden Caique while sharing some evening drinks.
Ranking #9 (Score: 91.35) - MarBella Corfu in Corfu, Greece
A luxurious sun-soaked experience for all the family, MarBella Corfu is located at Agios Ioannis Peristeron – nestled on Corfu’s beautiful south-east coast and yet less than 30 minutes from Corfu Old Town and airport.
Boasting a gorgeous beachside setting, the 5 star hotel in Corfu sits in elegantly landscaped gardens commanding magnificent views over the shimmering Ionian Sea.With beautiful, spacious rooms and suites, the MarBella Corfu experience will take you on a journey through a mouth watering array of menus, leading you across Greece, the Mediterranean and far beyond, all served up with friendly, efficient service that brings guests back year after year.
Ranking #10 (Score: 90.33) Amanzoe in Porto Heli, Greece
Scattered with UNESCO-protected ruins, the beach-fringed Peloponnese has been at the heart of Greek culture for millennia.
Amanzoe rests on its east coast, a modern-day Acropolis from which 360-degree views encompass olive groves and Aegean blue. Pavilions and villas with private pools open onto fragrant gardens, and speedboats await at the beach o zip between nearby islands.