Greece is relaxing its travel rules, as the country’s tourism industry gears up for Easter getaways. The country has scrapped its passenger locator forms, giving holidaymakers one less thing to worry about when travelling to Greece.
Our staff have listed six Greek hotels among the best in Europe here at GCT.
Kókkini Porta Rossa (Rhodes, Greece)
Originally a 14th-century knight's abode, Kókkini Porta Rossa is the most fascinating place to stay in Rhodes.
If only the sandstone walls of this house could speak, they would convey stories from the era of the Knights of St John as well as the Turkish, Greek and Jewish families that, despite cultural differences, later lived harmoniously under the same roof.
Amanzoe (Peloponnese, Greece)
Amanzoe is an ultra-exclusive resort with an emphasis on health and wellbeing. There are just 38 freestanding pavilions, each with its own fragrant garden, large tiled terrace and private pool.
The very stylish spa offers treatments based on the healing philosophy of Greek medicine and a range of holistic therapies, including Pilates, yoga and aquatic bodywork.
Elivi Skiathos (Skiathos, Greece)
Pine-fringed beaches and panoramic sea views set the scene at this stylish boutique resort, set high above the tourist hub and nature reserve of Koukounaries on the island’s southwestern peninsula.
If you’re looking for elegant details, smooth service and seriously Instagrammable backdrops, you’ve come to the right place. The feel is stylish without being soulless, slick but serene.
Ekies All Senses (Vourvourou Bay, Halkidiki, Greece)
Barefoot boho chic is the vibe at this laidback four-star beach resort, set in striking natural surroundings overlooking a strip of sandy beach.
Contemporary Greek design is evident throughout the property, with a small spa and a unique treetop restaurant. It's great for families.
Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens (Athens, Greece)
Greece’s first Four Seasons hotel is a triumphant revival of a modernist landmark, where guests can enjoy a beach holiday, destination spa and city break rolled into one glamorous, authentically Greek experience.
It is set in Vouliagmeni, the most sought-after seaside suburb in Athens ever since the Astir Palace opened in the 1960s, and is where Onassis, Bardot and Sinatra all used to hang out.
Soho Roc House (Mykonos, Greece)
This chic little number combines cool Cycladic curves, nature-inspired interiors and a vibrant poolside scene – perfect for the fashion-forward, fun-loving Soho House members lounging on the oversized daybeds or sunbathing on the private jetty.
While the bright white exteriors and polished plaster walls and floors are typically Mykonian, the interior style is more weather-beaten bohemian: rattan armchairs, hand-woven tapestries, chunky wooden consoles, jute rugs and oversized floor cushions, all in sepia-toned shades.