to wrap you up in just the right amount of luxury
Greece. One of the top destinations in the Mediterranean that is incredibly diverse and known for its wonderful climate, its myriad of islands, its mouthwatering food and, of course, its warm hospitality. A classic destination that has always had mass appeal, Greece continues to grow in popularity as time goes by. With it being in constant popular demand, hotels seem to spring up at almost every corner. With so much choice to go around, travelers can be faced with a justifiable dilemma when it comes to deciding where to stay. Depending on the traveler type, preferences will most certainly differ. However, for those who wish to wake up in surroundings that exude a calmness that is amplified by exquisite aesthetics,
here are 5 Greek hotels of impeccable design, in 5 different areas of Greece, to wrap you up in just the right amount of luxury.
The Foundry Suites | Athens city
Adorning one of the most colourful neighbourhoods of Athens, Psyrri, The Foundry Suites constitute a place of new-age hospitality and top tier accommodation in the heart of town. Housed in a historic building that used to be a font foundry among other uses, The Foundry Suites in Athens are an ideal choice for those with a soft spot for interiors that raise the bar in terms of contemporary design. Cleverly architectured, each suite is unique; it incorporates industrial design using selected parts of the original building’s infrastructure and a hip approach in terms of decor, with mid-century modern stylistics. The spaces of The Foundry Suites create an ambiance which will be hard to leave behind each day in order to explore the city. Having said that, it’s a great thing that their location is so conveniently central, making it a breeze to come and go whenever you want to. Apart from the amazing interiors, The Foundry Suites provide guests with even more sensational exteriors. An Acropolis view picnic garden rooftop awaits to host astonishing moments of leisure while you drink, snack or dine enjoying the Greek outdoors with a landmark view.
AKS Hinitsa Bay | Peloponnese
Right on the glistening shoreline of Porto Heli, AKS Hinitsa Bay hotel in Peloponnese has created a resort-like world that guarantees privacy, engaging child services and efficient design on one of the region’s most charming coves. The prime location of this hotel makes tranquility come easy, as you can bask in some phenomenal sea views that go as far as the eye can see. It is built in a way that naturally embraces the bay of Hinitsa, amphitheatrically, thus maximizing the sea views from almost everywhere. The protagonists here are the remarkable vistas that will be your companion, day-in, day-out. Therefore, this is not a hotel that has been overzealous about creating a design that is overly impressive. Rather, they have taken a more sensible approach to design, making use of the hotel’s strong points and adding touches of pizazz here and there. Tall and wide window panes allow for natural light to generously seep into the interiors, while the effect is a hotel that is doused on sunshine, and positive vibes that will dazzle your senses. The use of high-grade materials such as marble and wood add to the understated luxury that can be enjoyed here.
Minois Village Boutique Suites & Spa | Paros island
Now heading over to Paros, a destination that belongs to the most popular island cluster yet still manages to retain its authenticity, for an island escape coupled with impeccable design. Situated on one of the islands quieter beaches, Minois Village Boutique Suites & Spa Hotel in Paros is just the thing for a retreat to a place that will surround you with top tier comforts & conveniences in a setting of quintessential contemporary Greek island charm. Built in a way that does the ‘village’ part of its name justice, guests can enjoy a sense of community as well as their own privacy. White and azure are the colours that dominate the palette throughout the property, further reinforcing the Cycladic identity. Smooth lines, rounded corners and hidden, interchangeable lighting enhance the sense of serenity that pervades the entire property. Recently renovated to 5 star standards, it has introduced private pool suites that allow you gaze into the majestic Parian sunset while soaking in your own personal whirlpool. But even if a pool suite is not one you absolutely must have, the sunset can still be enjoyed from almost every point of the hotel, more so from the specially designed, sunset deck from which guests lose themselves into unobstructed views of the sun leaving a sun-kissed extravaganza in the sky.
Mayor Mon Repos Palace Art Hotel | Corfu island
For a stay that borrows some of the glamour of years gone by, let’s travel to old Corfu town. The emerald island of the Ionian sea was once a pole of attraction for the aristocracy of the late 19th and early 20th century. Frequented by royalty, commanding officers, politicians, noblemen, artists and intellectuals of the time, Corfu town was the place to be and be seen. This affluent age has left behind it many remnants around the city that still whisper tales of past eras. There are palaces, fortresses, summer residences, estate manors and mansions to peruse at your leisure. For staying somewhere that exemplifies the elegance of this historical period and its quintessential charm, Mayor Mon Repos Palace Art Hotel in Corfu town is the ideal choice. Inspired by the namesake landmark, this hotel has created rooms and suites that exude a most sophisticated ambiance. Featuring selected 18th-century antiques that are on display, the design is a fusion between luxury, minimal and classic. There is also great attention to detail in the little things that are often overlooked elsewhere.
Santorini Secret Suites & Spa | Santorini island
At the ultimate Cycladic island of mesmerizing views and romance, singling out a hotel for its design is somewhat challenging. Many will fit the bill, however there is something about the hotel group to which Santorini Secret Suites & Spa belongs to. Paying homage to the natural cliff landscape upon which most of the inhabited part of Santorini is built, suites that are sculpted into the rock resemble a cave-like environment with a facade to the stunning Caldera views. The cement mortar technique that is used almost exclusively across many of the interiors exudes a sense of tranquility, with typically rounded corners where possible and a closely related colour scheme throughout the flooring, the walls and ceilings exude a sense of calmness. The luxury here is both understated and done so with measure, so as to not undercut the elegance of simplicity that should prevail in the magical place that is Santorini. With a less is more approach to decor, the rooms are not overwhelming or busy, not deterring from the real ‘showstopper’ in the slightest; that is the outdoor vistas of sky, sea and volcano greeting the guests from am to pm.
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