Below discover the 8 best hotel experiences in Greece that will rock your vacation:
Living in a sculpture park *Minos Beach
True to its name, Minos Beach Art Hotel is a hospitality gem infused with art history. It all started with the first international Art Symposium that was held in 1988. Artists from Greece, Europe and America created works in the environs of the hotel and the sculptures that adorned the hotel’s gardens, whether standing, hanging, resting on surfaces or attached to other natural or man-made structures, became part of the hotel’s natural environment. Most artworks have been created to exist in the hotel’s gardens, offering the visitor the experience of living in an open art museum. See more about the experience of living in such a unique hotel here!
Candlelight dinner * Kivotos Hotel
During your stay at the Kivotos Hotel, you experience exuberance at full. Valhrona chocolates as a goodnight gift and surprise treats, and a menu of unique experiences including one of the 10 most romantic candlelight dinners in the world. The lavish dinner is served on a pier and the menu is designed by the acclaimed chef Apostolos Tsiotinis. My husband and I were lucky enough to celebrate our wedding anniversary with this amazing experience which makes Kivotos the ultimate idyllic destination for lovers! See more here!
Philosophical walk * Costa Navarino
Costa Navarino in Peloponnese is the kind of hotel that offers so many outstanding experiences you just have to make a top 10 out of them. If I had to single out one, however, that would be the philosophy walk. This innovative activity enables participants to discuss important modern-day issues through the prism of ancient Greek philosophical thinking and writings. Τοgether with Dr. Eleni Volonaki, Professor of Philosophy, we started our walk from a one hundred-year-old olive tree, through the idyllic Messinian countryside, immersed in a discussion about the well-known saying “a Sound Mind in a Sound Body”. Not your average hotel stay, for sure!
Cooking lessons * Thalatta Seaside Hotel
Out of all the memorable moments one can enjoy staying at Thalatta Hotel, I was really impressed by the unique experience called “Cooking by Kyra”. Kyra is a traditional greek word for all old ladies. Thalatta Seaside Hotel has a collaboration with local women and organizes dinners and cooking lessons in their traditional houses at the nearby village. I had the chance to enjoy a lovely evening under the stars in the yard of a house eating tzatziki and soutzoukakia, exactly the way my grandmother would have made them. This is for sure an experience not to be missed by any foreign vacationer at Thalatta!
Eating from farm to table * Poseidonion
Guests are welcome to enjoy a truly unique farm-to-table experience at the Bostani, the organic farm of Poseidonion Grand Hotel. during which the rich array of vegetables are plucked from the farm’s beds and turned there and then into tasty, wholesome dishes. See many photos and read more about this here
Swimming in the largest infinity pool *Grace Hotel
Living over the water in a historic 1870 estate * Kyrimai Hotel
As experienced as one may be with hotel views, one would be stunned while staying at the legendary suite 301. Also known as “the” room with a view or #balconygoals in my personal travel diary, Kyrimai hotel makes you feel that you have traveled back in time and live at a belle epoque mansion. The hotel’s master suite seems literally suspended over water and offers a stunning view of picturesque Mani. It is also one of the most famous and awarded historic hotels of Europe, having been standing for two centuries at the tip of Gerolimenas village.
Baking country bread * Kinsterna Hotel
From there are many things you can enjoy while staying at Kinsterna Hotel. But perhaps the most special ones are the seasonal activities organized by the hotel. You can learn how the local village baker sifts and kneads traditional bread dough by hand and even help her bake bread in the old stone oven! Not only that, but visitors can engage in agro touristic activities such as the harvest, drying and pressing of grapes, harvesting of olives and production of olive oil or taking part in the making of tsipouro (the traditional distilled Greek spirit).