What better way to experience Greece than by staying in a waterfront hotel with a private plunge pool?
Overlooking some of the best beaches the Southern European country has to offer, these coastal hotels are as lavish as it gets.
Filled with amenities ranging from exclusive spa treatments to private helicopter transportation and personal butlers, here are 10 of the most luxurious seaside hotels when you travel to Greece.
1. Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens
Following an extensive renovation, the historic Astir Palace was relaunched as the first Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts in Greece earlier this year.
Although it’s located on the Athens Riviera, the idyllic seaside haven is also just half an hour away from the historical city center, so guests can easily explore the city of ancient Greece during their stay.
Set amongst 75 acres of pine trees, Astir Palace has three private beaches, eight restaurants, lounges and bars, exclusive shops and a spa inspired by Hippocrates’ philosophy of holistic health.
The hotel is made up of two distinct buildings – Nafsika and Arion – as well as several private bungalows.
At Nafsika, the suites feature a private pool and spectacular sea views, while the modernist Arion building has a retro-chic style.
Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens, 40 Apollonos Street, Vouliagmeni Athens, 16671; +30 21 0890 1040
2. Sani Asterias Sani Resort, Halkidiki, Greece
Surrounded by pine forest and sandy beaches, Sani Resort is based in a luxurious 1,000-acre estate on the Kassandra peninsula.
The exclusive Sani Asterias is one of the resort’s five opulent hotels.
It features 57 elegant suites with a private terrace and direct access to Sani Asterias’ exclusive beach with stunning views of the Aegean Sea.
There’s also a three-bedroom deluxe suite that offers a private pool, three bathrooms and in-room express check-in and check-out.
The boutique hotel other highlights include an on-site spa with exclusive aromatherapy treatments by Anne Sémonin and the Water restaurant, where three Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco has created a notable menu of mainly Mediterranean and French cuisine.
Sani Asterias Sani Resort, Kassandra 630 77, Greece, Halkidiki; +30 23740 99400
3. The Romanos at Costa Navarino, Messinia
Based in Messinia in the southwest Peloponnese, Costa Navarino is the epitome of exclusive seaside living.
Set amidst olive groves, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort is one of the destination’s two luxury resorts.
The award-winning hotel has 321 rooms, suites and villas featuring private infinity pools with majestic views of the Ionian Sea.
Measuring 660 square meters, Royal Villa Koroni is the most extravagant of all, offering exclusive amenities such as a private gym and spa area.
Fine restaurants, a top spa and a VIP helicopter service are all included in the resort’s luxury offerings, along with activities such as cooking classes and astronomy nights.
The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, Navarino Dunes, Costa Navarino, 24001 Messinia; +30 27230 96000