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11 Best Beach Resorts in Greece (2024): First-Timer’s Guide

11 Best Beach Resorts in Greece (2024): First-Timer’s Guide

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

A complete guide covering the 11 best beach resorts in Greece. From relaxing under beachside cabanas to exhilarating watersports these resorts have it all.

Greece is one of those European countries that you can’t help but fall in love with. You can find just about anything in Greece, from the amazing historical wonders in Athens, all the way to the enchanting Santorini hotels with caldera views and booming nightlife on Mykonos.

This country also has some of the best accommodation choices in Europe. This includes luxury beach resorts that offer inclusive packages and direct access to breathtaking beaches such as the marvelous Agios Ioannis Beach.

This includes my favorite picks like the Saint John Hotel Villas which is situated on the beautiful Mykonos Island and offers incredible beach clubs and crystal clear waters.

In this guide, I have listed some of the best beach resorts that you can find in Greece.

Beach resort on ios island, greece

My Top 3 Beach Resorts in Greece

Below are my top 3 picks for the best beach resorts in Greece that offer guests a luxurious stay with breathtaking ocean views.

However if you're looking for more read on for another 7 epic choices.

Aerial views over ikos dassia resort

1. Ikos Dassia All-Inclusive

The best all-inclusive choice in Greece. Equipped with a kids club and 7 outdoor swimming pools located on a private beach it doesn't get much better than Ikos Dassia.

Saint john hotel villas & spa with ocean views at sunset

2. Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa - Views

The perfect choice for those wanting to stare out over the Aegean Sea from their 5-star private pool at sunset. Conveniently located on Agios Ioannis Beach.

Mayia exclusive beach resort & spa - adults only

3. Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa - Adults Only

If you're after celebrity treatment with an adult-only atmosphere, this is the perfect choice! With a private beach and high-end spa amenities, it is evident why people are choosing to stay here.

11 Best Beach Resorts in Greece

1. Ikos Dassia- Best All-Inclusive Beach Resort on Corfu

When it comes to all-inclusive resorts, I would go as far as to say that Ikos Dassia on Corfu is the best in Greece.

This luxury beach hotel offers everything you could imagine, from gourmet meals cooked by Michelin-star chefs to vibrant live entertainment which takes place inside its doors in the evening.

Besides the amazing inclusive facilities listed above, this 25-acre resort has spacious rooms with panoramic sea views and 7 different swimming pools to dip your feet into.

If you are looking for luxury accommodation with a huge range of explorable options, look no further than Ikos Dassia!

2. Costa Grand Resort & Spa

What is particularly astonishing about staying at Costa Grand Resort is the number of high-quality facilities they have guests. You can use their fitness room to stay in shape, access their full-service spa and wellness center for ultimate relaxation, and their restaurant to sample tasty Greek delicacies.

Another favorable part of staying at this Santorini Resort is how close the beach is to it. The stunning black sands of Kamari Beach are just a short walk away. This beach is best visited early as I found out the hard way just how quickly the crowds fill the sands/lounges.

This is especially great considering you can access the hotel's private beach area which isn't accessible to the public. This side of the island is great for sunrise however for sunset the best viewing locations are Oia and Fira which is a short drive from the resort.

3. Anax Resort and Spa

Anax Resort & Spa in Mykonos delivers well when it comes to world-class wellness treatments. This 5-star resort is home to its own Anasa spa which offers a selection of relaxing treatments to gift yourself with.

In addition to this, you can find a fitness center here which includes weights, a treadmill, and numerous other facilities to help keep you in top shape.

It is located along crystal clear shores that are perfect for snorkeling and watching the sunset alternatively, you can take a 13-minute walk to Paralia Agios Ioannis which I found had more sand to relax on.

This is certainly a complete place for fitness training, and the hotel even offers customized fitness programs.

4. Artemis Seaside Resort

Located on the beautiful island of Milos. The design aesthetics of Artemis Seaside Resort are some of the most eye-catching out there, but there is much more to this hotel than what appears on the surface.

When discussing this resort, the accommodation options are more than worthy of mentioning. You can choose from a huge range of suites and rooms which all include classic Cycladic architecture along with a terrific sea view.

Even the Deluxe Double Room (which is their smallest option) offers a sea-view balcony, air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and free wifi.

What I found most interesting was the beach was a mix of both soft sand and shiny pebbles with clear blue water.

5. Four Seasons Astir Palace - Best Beach Resort near Athens

The Four Seasons Astir Palace near Athens is one of those hotels which speaks for itself.

This huge luxury hotel has accommodations options that are fit for a king, ranging from large suites with an outdoor pool to spacious rooms boasting private terraces.

What is most surprising about Four Seasons Astir Palace are the recreational facilities on offer. This includes the three tennis and basketball courts which are exclusive to guests for use.

Every part of this hotel screams both luxury and uniqueness, and this includes its spacious rooms. Four Seasons Astir Palace has one of the biggest ranges of bungalows and suites that can be seen from a Greek hotel.

If a day trip is on the cards the resort is only a 40-minute drive from the main attractions of the city such as the Acropolis and Museum.

6. Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa - Adults Only

This adult-only resort in Rhodes is not only cheap as far as luxury resorts go, but it is also a short drive away from the incredible archaeological site known as Lindos Acropolis.

Inside this exclusive resort and spa, you will find a large number of different accommodation options. This goes from their simple Deluxe Room with a sea view, all the way to their Mayia Suite which has its own personal private pool.

In addition to just this, booking the Mayia Suite will mean free premium drinks and snacks for you and your friends and family to enjoy, along with your own private garden area.

Once you are finished enjoying all of the daily amenities, feel free to walk down to Dassia Beach. This cute little sandy beach is within walking distance of the resort and is perfect for cooling off.

7. Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas - Best Private Pool

This luxury 5-star resort located on the island of Crete offers an astonishing range of rooms and villas, with their largest option even being a mansion.

If you thought their three-bedroom villa looks impressive, the mansion you can rent here has more amenities than you would ever need. Are you interested in having a private chef? The Mansion has it.

Does having a hot tub and private infinity pool sound appealing to you? The Mansion option has it.

There are too many accommodation options to choose from at this top resort however just know that whatever you choose you won't be disappointed.

8. Calilo

Although Calilo is noticeably smaller compared to other beach resorts, there is no denying the brilliance of this place. This incredibly unique resort is situated on Ios Island on the beach of Papas, meaning you get direct access to it.

Ios is known for its partying and nightlife however if this isn't your type of vacation rest assured as the location of the resort is on a quiet side of the island.

If you are planning on staying here, you can expect some pretty incredible amenities and services.

Whether it is their comfortable sun loungers overlooking the beach or their stunning one-of-a-kind Calilo restaurant to wine and dine-in, you can expect to have a memorable experience here.

9. Blue Palace Elounda

This luxury collection resort is one of the best places to stay in Crete, and that is a statement in itself when considering how many quality hotels are on the famous island.

You can enjoy swimming in the stunning infinity pool here. This leads to unbelievable views of Spinalonga Fortress and the surrounding landscapes which are beyond picturesque.

However, if you prefer your own space, feel free to book a junior suite and bask in your own private pool area.

Whatever you feel like doing, you can certainly do it at this fabulous Crete hotel.

10. Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa - Best Beach Resort in Mykonos

If you are searching for a reliable and unique beach resort option in Mykonos, the Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort is a great place for you and your family to check out.

There is more than enough to do here, from indulging in fine wines during their wine-tasting events to sunbathing at the resorts very own private sandy beach.

When coming to the Saint John, you are bound to be entertained for the majority of your stay.

You can even arrange unique experiences for both honeymoon and marriage celebrations here. This includes candlelit dinners and group ATV rides around the island.

11. Creta Maris Resort

Creta Manis Resort is an unmissable option when it comes to value for money on the island of Crete.

There is plenty to do at this all-inclusive resort, and the good news is that it is perfect for budget travelers.

You can choose from a selection of affordable rooms, suites, and villas all with their own comfortable beds and premium amenities.

Feel like splashing the cash? Their Luxury Villa option comes with its own pool and private garden, along with two separate bedrooms and two separate bathrooms. In addition to this, the villa comes with two living rooms.

My Hotel Selection Process

  • Accommodation Criteria: I select resorts in Greece based on current prices, location & proximity to main attractions like incredible greek islands, as well as current reviews, ratings, and recommendations.
  • My Experience: I traveled to Greece multiple times. I've stayed in dozens of resorts & personally reviewed and read through hundreds of listings, comparing them based on my criteria to select resorts offering the best value.
  • Top Reviews: All resorts I've selected maintain exceptional ratings on booking sites such as Hotels.com, Expedia, & Booking.com. I regularly revisit the listings and refresh my selections to guarantee that they are of a high standard.
  • Local Insights: My beach resort choices are based on online listings and word of mouth with recommendations from other travelers.

Read more about how I review & select hotels & accommodations.

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I'm Olly, a full-time traveler for the past 5 years. Each accommodation option in this guide is handpicked by me. Read my travel review ethics statement.

Top Tips For Your Greek Vacation

Be sure to check out the image below which has all the tips and things to know for your Greek vacation!

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FAQ About Beach Resorts in Greece

Is staying in a beach resort necessary in Greece?

Staying in a beach resort in Greece can significantly enhance your experience. They offer direct access to stunning beaches, breathtaking ocean views. If you plan on spending time at the beach I highly reccommend staying in a beachfront resort.

What activities can I expect at Greek beach resorts?

Activities at Greek beach resorts vary but generallty include water sports, spa services, fitness facilities, and children's entertainment. Many resorts also offer cultural experiences, such as wine tasting, cooking classes, and live entertainment. However it is best to check which activities the resort offers before booking.

What is the Best Time to Visit Greece?

Peak Season (June to August) Best for beaches and nightlife, expect hot weather and crowds. Shoulder Season (April to June & September to October) Warm weather, fewer tourists, good for sightseeing and beaches. Off-Season (November to March) Offers cooler, fewer tourists, great for cultural visits, some places may have limited services during this season. I have visited during all seasons and found May to be the best as the ocean is a great temperature and the crowds have yet to arrive.

Seaside resort in the greek islands

More Greece Travel & Accommodation Guides

Now that you've read about the best beach resorts in Greece, feel free to check out the other guides below.

This might give you a better idea of where you want to stay in Greece in the future.

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I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure traveler from Australia. I’ve spent the last six years traveling the world full-time, sharing my first-hand experiences & photography in over 700 travel guides on We Seek Travel. I visit every destination I write about to bring you unique travel itineraries, epic hiking routes, fun tour ideas, travel & photography gear ideas, & interesting places to stay.

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