Exciting openings for a promising new season!
The past year has not been easy. Not for the travel lovers, not for the hotels around the world, not for almost anyone -except the summer highlight of vacation joy. Yet, hopes are back for 2021, as brand new hotel openings and an overall better situation in terms of the pandemic are making for a very different season. Greece has always prioritized tourism, staying true to the hospitality spirit and the ever-growing hotel scene both in Athens and the islands is proof of that. And this year, it can boast some fresh and exciting hotel openings, adding up to the vibrant scene. From high-end luxury resorts for families to sophisticated boutique hotels and suites, these are the best new Greek hotels for 2021.
Below, discover the best new greek hotels for 2021:
Marbella Elix *Parga
What makes this new hotel really outstanding is that it’s located in an unspoilt, idyllic area. Located above the beautiful Karavostasi Beach in the Parga region, where the mountains meet the Ionian Sea, the Marbella Elix hotel is a luxury 5-star resort with spacious and contemporary guest rooms and suites, all featuring stunning views of this beautiful golden coastline. Some of the beautifully decorated rooms feature private pools or swim-up entry while guests have access to a stunning, sandy beach immediately below the hotel. With three restaurants and three bars, it makes for the ideal summer all-inclusive getaway!
Royal Senses *Crete
Crete has now its first Hilton hotel, under the name of The Royal Senses Resort Crete. It is located in the picturesque Rethymno region on the northern part of the island, which has the best weather and attractions that Crete has to offer, including the Melidoni Cave and Knossos Palace. The 179-room hotel is a perfect natural haven for families or friends who want to celebrate togetherness, mixing the joyful feeling with quiet relaxation and the use of ample calm spots that include private beaches and pools, as well as spacious hotel rooms.
Set on an idyllic lush green hilltop overlooking the turquoise waters of the historical Benitses Bay, lies Angsana Corfu –Banyan Tree’s first and much-anticipated resort in Europe. It identifies as a Mediterranean sanctuary of extraordinary beauty, a luxurious spa and beach resort offering a unique blend of Greek and Asian hospitality. See more about Angsana Corfu here
Among the coolest hotel openings in Greece for 2021, this is a hidden gem that celebrates privacy in complete harmony with nature. The Rooster in Antiparos is specially made to make its guests disconnect from hectic daily life and revel in the luxury of Slow Living through Sustainable-Local-Organic-Wellness-Fun-Learning-Inspiring-Experiences. Discover here its philosophy and see many photos that reveal its awesome interior design
The arrival of the Pacha group in Greece marks the beginning of its international expansion, inaugurating, in addition to hotels, the world-famous cabaret-style restaurants Lío on the island.
Nestled just a stone’s throw away from Naoussa, the beating heart of the island, Cove Paros is a new resort that offers high-end aesthetic and authentic Cycladic hospitality plus a magnificent view of the Aegean sea. See more here
The View * Mykonos
A tranquil retreat for a relaxing self-catering holiday only five minutes away of the vibrant Mykonos Town. The 4 boho suites that consist The View are located above the charming beach of Agios Stefanos and combine modern architecture with classic Cycladic styling elements, all offering stunning views of the Aegean. The boho vibe of the rooms contrasts the islands’ outgoing vibe, creating the perfect balance for a holiday that has it all.
The Bold Type Hotel *Patra
The vibrant city of Patras has now its first 5-star luxury boutique hotel! The philosophy of The Bold Type Hote is based on warm, personalised hospitality and connecting each visitor with the local culture. The construction of the listed building, a work of art for the architecture of Patras started in the late 1800s and was completed during the early 1910s. The hotel is developed on 4 floors, has a total of 10 rooms and suites and an impressive garden at the back.
A much – anticipated new entry of Mykonos, Kalesma is an elegant boutique hotel with personality. The whitewashed, beautifully designed collection of houses has been created to resemble a charming traditional Mykonian village, tumbling down a slope to Ornos Bay, just a few meters away from the beach. Kalesma, true to its name -a Greek word meaning invitation (or true calling) – is all about making guests feel at home. Inspired by Cycladic architecture, combining tradition with contemporary elements, Kalesma is a design aficionados dream – offering sleek and minimalist interiors using locally sourced materials and unique views of the sunset.
Numo Ierapetra *Crete
Crete’s second entry in the list is a brand-new luxury resort with extra sophisticated interiors. Numo is an adult-friendly seaside resort that aims to showcase Ierapetra, a lesser-known part of southern Crete. In a sun-drenched, beachfront location surrounded by evergreen gardens, this Greek luxury resort offers a new take on escapism with earthy design touches, a soothing colour palette and a serene ambiance. Private swimming pools and cozy terraces complete an intimate scene where relaxation and sophisticated design become one. At the same time, the upbeat vibes coming from the beach area add a cool touch of fun to the whole holiday mix.
Οmma * Santorini
Perched on a secluded hilltop, Omma Santorini offers an exclusive getaway for guests desiring discrete luxury and high-end hospitality. This boutique property has only 25 intimate rooms and suites as well as 360-degree sparkling sea views of both the Caldera and the Aegean Sea and mesmerising sunsets. Five beautiful, yet discreet villas with private pools and sea views are set in 1.23 acres of unspoilt landscape. At the centre of this blissful haven is the extraordinary double-level signature infinity pool which overlooks the Caldera and is one of the largest pools on the whole island. Guests can enjoy an adventure of tantalizing flavours at the Omma restaurant, while spa connoisseurs can discover a new state of relaxation at the heavenly Omma Spa.
Aristide Hotel * Syros
Aristide Hotel brings a fresh, eco-friendly and artsy breeze to Syros island’s hospitality. The story behind the hotel is also very interesting, as it is run by a small and somewhat nomadic family of three, a mother and two daughters, who went from communist Romania to Sweden as refugees. The hotel is housed in an awesome building, a neoclassical mansion in the historical centre of Hermoupolis and actually one of the last neoclassical houses to be built in Greece! There were minimal changes to the structure, so as to keep the generous spaces, original architectural details and the feel of a beautiful home rather than a hotel. Discover its amazing story here