A definitive list of the best Greek hotel restaurants where the all-time classics team up with some new exciting entries!
Great things will happen to you if you happen to visit Greece this summer, as its hospitality and gastronomy scene seems richer and more exciting than ever. Awarded chefs, breathtaking views, heartwarming atmosphere and interesting twists to the never disappointing Mediterranean cuisine elevate the vacation gastronomy scene, making it a hit on a worldwide level. This year, things have evolved to include some new much-anticipated openings mixing cutting-edge design with great ambiance, flavors that take gastronomy to the next level, and stand-out dishes that become the talk of the town both in Athens and the islands. From all-time classics to exciting new entries, these are some of the best hotel restaurants in Greece for summer 2022.
Below find the best hotel restaurants in Greece for 2022:
Varoulko Lazarou * Grace Santorini Hotel
The Piraeus located since 1987 and Michelin-awarded Varoulko hoists its sails from Mikrolimano, navigates the Aegean with legendary chef Lefteris Lazarou as the captain and finds its second home in the Cyclades, introducing Varoulko Santorini as an invaluable member of the Grace Hotel family. Further elevating Grace Hotel’s exceptional offering, Varoulko Santorini, will share its unique approach to seafood with the island visitors. Varoulko favourites, like the exquisite squid with pesto Genovese, an emblem of Lazarou’s creativity, or the once disregarded humble monkfish, join forces with quintessentially Greek palate-pleasers, giving way to a sensory symphony.
Mykonos Social by Jason Atherton at Santa Marina
Among the biggest news of this year’s Greek gastronomy scene is the collaboration of Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton with Santa Marina at Ornos Bay for the second year in a row. See more here!
Nobu * Nobu Santorini
Situated at a unique cliff-top location in Imerovigli, Nobu Hotel houses a signature Nobu Restaurant. Offering panoramic views of both the Caldera and Aegean Sea the hotel is well-positioned along the famed Oia-Fira hiking trail that runs between Oia and Fira, Santorini’s cosmopolitan capital. One of the most anticipated hotel openings in Greece for 2022, it brings the world-famous Nobu cuisine experience to a unique, luxurious environment of high-end hospitality!
Beefbar at Four Seasons Astir Palace Athens
From Monte-Carlo to sunny Athens, Beefbar unveils new ways to enjoy exclusive & international beef. Grilled, in street food, raw… here you will discover the best meats from all over the world in the unique setting of Four Seasons Athens in Vouliagmeni.
Mouries Restaurant * Cretan Malia Park
Cretan Malia Resort’s heart beats at Mouries Restaurant. Mouria is the Greek word for mulberry tree, a typical of the Greek landscape, the one that is found at almost every village square. It is decorated to look like a traditional village yard, outdoor oven and grill included. The restaurant has no electricity and everything is traditionally cooked. Original clay bowls, rustic kitchenware and old fashion utensils complete the experience. Mouries is also the kingdom of chef Lefteris Iliadis and Panagiota Kabbalou. Apart from the divine dinner, Mouries breakfast is an authentic Cretan experience. Forget pancakes and bacon. Here you will enjoy tiganites and syglino instead. You don’t need to order anything. Just sit at the table and expect a big tray with all the superfoods of Crete to appear in front of you. Then, eggs follow, prepared according to your preferences, while traditional pies keep on coming. A unique experience!
Galazia Hytra at Summer Senses Paros
At Summer Senses Luxury Resort the gastronomic choices of Greek cuisine with its powerful local character and seasonality as well as the inviting wine list provide the perfect pairing for an absolutely idyllic getaway to picturesque Paros. Begin your day at popular Galazia Hytra restaurant, which has conquered Paros and the Cyclades, following in the footsteps of its Michelin® star-awarded Athenian counterpart Hytra. The creative renditions of classic Greek dishes and the impeccable raw materials compose a top-of-the-range menu that stuns with its beautiful simplicity. The experience is elevated even further thanks to breath-taking vistas of quaint Piso Livadi port, as well as the lights of Naxos island.
Pere Ubu * Kalesma Mykonos
Having opened at 2021, Kalesma Mykonos is already among the islands’ favourites, for its sophisticated design and unique atmosphere. Created by the owners of acclaimed Athens restaurants, Pere Ubu, Kalesma features a modern destination restaurant, focusing on food for the soul. Led by chef Kostas Tsigas, the cuisine of Pere Ubu Mykonos stars in the island’s gastronomic scene. Fresh raw materials, local products, and organic ingredients with aroma compose the menu, while for evening pleasures refreshing cocktails and premium wine labels accompany the excellent sunset parties of the creators of Zucca Radio, but also the special summer evenings organised in the hotel such as barbecue nights and many more!
Just six months after Chef Luca Piscazzi welcomed his first guests at newly-opened Pelagos, located within Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens in Greece’s capital, the cutting-edge Mediterranean fine dining restaurant has earned its first Michelin star in Michelin Guide Greece 2021. See more here
Barbouni Restaurant * Costa Navarino
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A wealth of fresh, organically grown ingredients and a devotion to authentic gourmet seafood cooking define one of the best dining experiences at Costa Navarino. With a premium location on The Dunes Beach and its inspirational design, Barbouni is the perfect spot for a lunch or sunset dinner beachside.
Botrini’s Santorini’ Restaurant * Katikies Hotel
“Botrini’s Santorini”, the freshly opened restaurant of Michelin-starred Chef Hector Botrini offers unique gastronomy experiences to the Katikies Hotel residents and visitors. The Santorini version of the award-winning Botrini’s Restaurant has found its spot in the luxury hotel in Oia, where guests can enjoy the unique dishes of the award-winning chef and the magic views of the world’s most famous sunset. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a crescendo of flavors and aromas by selecting between the à la carte or the two degustation menus of Botrini’s Santorini. Some of the chef’s signature dishes include the “wild mushroom macaron”; the “reference to a Corfu orange salad”; the “herring – a journey through time”; and the “synchronicity” (milk-fed lamb with aubergine, cherry tomatoes and yogurt). Master of Wine Yiannis Karakasis and his expertise will complete the flavourful puzzle with unique wines from Greece and abroad.
Matsuhisa at Four Seasons Astir Palace Athens
Home of the world-famous Nobu cuisine, the restaurant Matsuhisa Athens has brought the quiet power of Japanese culture and the charm of fusion philosophy to the gastronomic map of Athens and has become one of the most popular dining destinations of the town. This season, guests can enjoy the exclusive menu of Executive Chef Tony Vratsanou and the Head Chef of the hot kitchen, Thomas Kourakos on the magnificent terrace of Matsuhisa with unobstructed views of the beautiful blue of the Saronic Gulf. Matsuhisa menu and hospitality enthusiasts have also the opportunity to enjoy brunch weekends at their favorite restaurant destination. Meanwhile, Umi Bar, the first bar in the world with the signature of Matsuhisa, will magnetize the friends of signature cocktails and premium spirits, through an impressive list of cocktails that embrace its Mediterranean environment.
Botrini at Angsana Corfu
Angsana Corfu is Europe’s first and much anticipated Banyan Tree resort. Gastronomy is a top priority for the hotel as guests of Angsana Corfu will have the opportunity to taste recipes from cuisines around the world in the hotel’s 10 different restaurants and lounge bars. The taste journey includes a series of gastronomic suggestions of Corfiot cuisine, internationally popular dishes in the wonderful all-day restaurant Ruen Romsai, special Japanese options in the trendy Koh, but also relaxation on the pillows of the outdoor Starboard Lounge with afternoon aperitifs. The evenings belong to the rooftop bar Vertigo while the highlight of this unique tasting tour of Angsana Corfu is the arrival of Botrini’s restaurant, where guests will experience a wonderful Mediterranean cuisine, with the signature of Michelin-starred chef Hector Botrini.
Milos * Xenodocheio Milos
This year, Athens welcomed the first Milos hotel in the world which of course includes a restaurant that embraces the concept of the famous Milos brand, founded by Costas Spiliadis. At xenodocheio Milos, guests will discover a cooking philosophy of minimum interference and respect for the highest quality products and ingredients.