Beach Please: 15 Hotels In Greece That Are A Tropical Paradise

Beach Please: 15 Hotels In Greece That Are A Tropical Paradise
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Featuring clear turquoise waters, ravishing coastlines, and multi-coloured sand ranging from pristine white to flushing pink and volcanic ash-grey, Greece is definitely home to some of the most beautiful beaches. What if you could wake up each morning to such beautiful panoramas? Just a few steps and you’re right at the beach front, feeling the warm grainy sand in between your toes. It feels so surreal, but places like that do exist! Listed below are 15 hotels in Greece that are bound to make you feel like you’ve found your own little slice of paradise!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 02, 2024.

The medieval old town - Rhodes

1. Best Western Plaza Hotel (from USD 80)

Best Western Plaza Hotel

Located in the centre of Rhodes Town, the Best Western Plaza Hotel is ideally located close to both the city centre and the beach. This means that those who love shopping and the beach can have the best of worlds! Being so well-located gives you convenience at your fingertips. For all bookworms, you’re in luck as there’s also a good bookstore nearby that has a wide range of books in English. When you’re sick of the beach, you can head to the bookstore for a silent retreat!

The Best Western Plaza Hotel is elegantly furnished using neutral tones and dark furniture, and its rooms are designed in soft colours. They are air-conditioned and offer brilliant views of the sea or the Medieval Town, depending on which side of the hotel the room is located. They are equipped with most necessities, such as a TV, safety box, and Wi-Fi, however, there’s a lack of coffee and tea making facilities in the rooms so you might have to get your coffee fix outside.

The friendly staff are very accommodating, especially those in the restaurant and bar. You can enjoy tasty Greek and international cuisine from the buffet, so be sure to try out the dishes when the opportunity arises!

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Best Western Plus Hotel Plaza

Address: Ierou Lochou Str.
276.22 km (171.7 mi) from Paradise Beach

2. Oktober Down Town Rooms (from USD 86)

Oktober Down Town Rooms

Oktober Down Town Rooms enjoys a prime location in the centre of Rhodes Town, just metres away from the Medieval town, the beach, and Rhodes Casino. There are several restaurants and bars nearby, you’ll be spoilt for dining options! For those who need shopping as part of the holiday package, fret not as there are many shops nearby too!

The interiors of Oktober Down Town Rooms are modernly decorated and rooms feature a balcony with either a city or pool view. Each room also comes with a private bathroom, though some of you may feel that the wash basin is small.

When you have enough of the beach (if ever?), you can go for a dip at Oktober Down Town’s simple but well-maintained swimming pool. Or, if you prefer to stay on dry land, the famous town of Faliraki, known for its wild and vibrant nightlife, is only a 20-minute drive away. Alternatively, if you decide to just stay indoors, you can relax at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves delicious, authentic Greek cuisine.

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Oktober Downtown Rooms

Address: 15, 28th Octovriou
275.96 km (171.5 mi) from Paradise Beach

3. Bellevue Suites (from USD 265)

Room with sea view

Bellevue Suites is located right on the beach of Rhodes. Besides having the beach just a stone’s throw away, guests also have easy access to several restaurants and shops, which are all within walking distance from the well-located hotel.

Since there are only 11 rooms, you will be in good hands with the friendly staff paying extra attention to your needs and ensuring that your stay at Bellevue Suites is comfortable. According to the grapevine, many guests felt at ‘home’ because of the friendly staff!

The highlight of Bellevue Suites is the amazing view that the rooms offer. Just picture yourself opening the doors to a balcony featuring the Aegean Sea views, it is like you’re in a living tropical paradise! The well-designed suites also feature a kitchenette with a Nespresso coffee machine, which adds to the comfort level as you can sip a hot cup of coffee with the brilliant blue sea in sight.

You may start the day with a scrumptious breakfast spread served at the on-site restaurant, before exploring the area which are packed with several restaurants and shops. Some say that walking to the old town takes a while, but it’s always good to get some exercise! Besides, you can observe the surroundings just by walking!

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Bellevue On The Beach Suites

Address: Akti Miaouli & Tilou
275.79 km (171.4 mi) from Paradise Beach

4. Hotel Mediterranean (from USD 84)

Hotel Mediterranean on the sandy beach

Perfect for a beach holiday, Hotel Mediterranean is ideally situated at the sandy beach, with great options nearby for sightseeing, such as Rhodes Aquarium and Casino. Being right on the beach sure does have its perks; there are several watersport activities on the hotel’s sandy beach, so be sure to check them out if you’re game for some water fun! Hotel Mediterranean is also equipped with a pool, for those who prefer to just relax without the touristy crowd.

Not only is the beach location perfect, but Hotel Mediterranean also has an on-site restaurant serving some of the best dishes. The breakfast spread is amazing and you’ll be spoilt for choice!

The hotel staff are really courteous and willing to help you out whenever possible. The chatty and attentive waiters at the restaurant are friendly too, so feel free to approach them if you have any queries!

The hotel grounds are pleasantly decorated with well-kept furniture from the 80s, but the star of the hotel still lies in the view that the rooms offer. The rooms are spacious and most of them come with a nice balcony that offers a brilliant view of the deep blue Aegean Sea. However, some guests felt that the bathroom was a little small.

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Mediterranean Hotel

Address: 35-37, Kos Street
275.96 km (171.5 mi) from Paradise Beach

5. Lydia Hotel Rhodes (from USD 78)

Lydia Hotel's garden

Lydia Hotel enjoys a prime location in the centre of Rhodes Town. It’s just 10 minutes away from the Old Town, where you can take a walk through antiquity and be immersed in the various activities that the Old Town offers. For those who want some fun under the sun, Elli Beach is just 6 minutes away.

Lydia Hotel is popular among couples for good reasons. Its rooms are thoughtfully designed and decorated with warm colours, featuring wooden flooring, carpets, and double-glazed windows. Most rooms also have a private balcony, which has two chairs and a coffee table for guests to relax and collect their thoughts. If you wish to take a breather, there is a relaxing area in the hotel’s garden. It’s a perfect place to read a book accompanied by a satisfying can of beer.

Kick start a brand new day with a scrumptious buffet breakfast spread served each morning, and refresh yourself with cocktails, speciality coffees, ice creams, or fruit salads at the on-site lounge-bar and restaurant in the evenings. The food served at the on-site restaurant is said to be really good!

However, while this hotel seems to have it all, it may not be ideal for you if you have mobility difficulties as there is insufficient access for disabled guests.

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Lydia Hotel

Address: 25th Martiou Street 31
276.23 km (171.7 mi) from Paradise Beach

The beautiful waterfront town - Chania, Crete

6. Santa Marina Beach Hotel (from 118 USD upwards)

Santa Marina Beach Hotel's pool

The Santa Marina Beach Hotel is well located on a long sandy beach in one of West Crete’s most beautiful regions: the village of Agia Marina. It has a friendly atmosphere and is popular among families, a great choice for a family getaway by the beach.

The rooms are comfortable and spacious, each featuring a balcony, mini-bar and private marbled bathroom. You can expect an amazing view of the sea and vistas of beautiful beaches. For those who also need their exercise, there’s a fitness room at Santa Marina Beach Hotel and the beach also offers several watersport opportunities! You’ll certainly be kept occupied and will never be bored.

If having the sea and the beach isn’t enough for you, Santa Marina beach Hotel is also equipped with two well-maintained pools. There’s a playground within the hotel’s grounds for young children to play and make new friends.

You will be well taken during your entire stay by the friendly staff who are always helpful and welcoming. Foodies Alert! You’ll be spoilt for choice with several dining options. There are both Greek and international cuisines offered in the 2 onsite restaurants, which serve outstanding food.

Santa Marina Beach Hotel

Address: Santa Marina Beach Hotel, Agia Marina, Chania, Crete 73014 Greece (see map)

Price: from 118 USD upwards

Contact: +30 2821 068570

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7. Thalassa Beach Resort

If you fancy a vacation with greater privacy and relaxation, ideally more for adults, then the Thalassa Beach Resort could be your choice! Situated on the beach of Agia Marina is the beautiful, “adult-only” Thalassa Beach Resort, featuring spectacular and peaceful surroundings. There are plenty of water activities, such as snorkelling, to keep yourself occupied on the beach. If you haven’t tried snorkelling before, you should definitely give it a shot!

Thalassa Beach Resort is well equipped with lots of facilities, including a sauna, fitness centre, spa and wellness centre, and bicycle rentals. You name it, they probably have it. The staff at Thalassa Beach Resort are really friendly and helpful, so feel free to reach out to them if you need help!

Rooms are stylishly decorated with floor-to-ceiling windows that boast a stunning view of the sea, garden, or inland areas. Fitted with parquet floors and a thoughtfully well-equipped bathroom, the comfort level of your stay is guaranteed.

Every morning, you’ll be greeted with a mouth-watering and varied breakfast buffet spread, bound to satisfy even those with the pickiest taste buds. For other meals of the day, there are several restaurants outside; you’ll never be short of dining options.

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Thalassa Beach Resort & Spa (Adults Only)

Address: 249 Agias Marinas
246.45 km (153.2 mi) from Paradise Beach

8. Oscar Suites & Village (from USD 120)

Oscar Suites & Village is set amidst flowery gardens and is just a few minutes’ walk from Agia Marina Beach. It’s a short drive away from the picturesque town of Chania. There are lots of local supermarkets and tavernas within walking distance, which means that convenience comes really easy for guests staying here.

The spacious apartments are decorated in colourful tones and equipped with blackout curtains, air-conditioning, and hidden spotlights. There’s also a private balcony, maximising the comfort here at Oscar Suites & Village. There’s a well-equipped kitchenette, which is particularly ideal for those travelling with small children.

In the evening, after a tiring day of exploring the islands, you can sum up the day by chilling at the poolside bar with tantalising cocktails and sinful snacks and ice creams. For those who prefer to do some exercise after all the yummy indulgences, there’s also a fitness room and two swimming pools at Oscar Suites & Village where you can sweat some calories off.

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Oscar Suites & Village

Address: Agia Marina
246.69 km (153.3 mi) from Paradise Beach

9. Balos Beach Hotel (from USD 120)

Balos Beach Hotel sits proudly in the beautifully rugged and unspoilt corner of western Crete, overlooking Kissamos Bay. It’s well known for being an accommodation that’s great for couples, with a soft and quiet romantic ambience. There is also a beautiful, lush garden where couples can enjoy a romantic walk or have a drink and watch the sea and sky becoming one. To top it off, there’s also an ecologically-cleaned pool and a hot tub to just soak and laze around.

You will feel extremely welcomed with the professional staff and management at Balos Beach Hotel. The hotel rooms are decorated with modern furniture and come with a balcony with either sea or mountain views. Both views are equally stunning and are bound to make your stay an exceptionally picturesque one. Complemented by the tranquil surroundings, Balos Beach Hotel makes an ideal stay for couples who like peace and quiet. Besides, quiet doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do. You can find plenty of water activities available at the beach, which include snorkelling!

Some guests noted that the beautiful beach was small. Fret not, however, as there are several other beautiful beaches nearby in Crete, such as Falassarna and Elafonissi, which are must-visits in Crete!

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Balos Beach

Address: Main Street
261.62 km (162.6 mi) from Paradise Beach

The town that is free from wheeled vehicles - Hydra

10. Barcelo Hydra Beach Resort (from USD 103)

Nestled right on the beachfront of Thermisia and set amidst beautiful palm trees, Barcelo Hydra Beach Resort is the epitome of a living tropical island. You’re in for a great all-inclusive stay here, with friendly and professional staff welcoming you from your very first step, and access to well-equipped tip-top facilities, including a tennis court and excellent spa premises.

You may also want to have a meal at the on-site restaurant, which serves a wide variety of delicious Mediterranean and international cuisine. Not only is the food exceptional, but the restaurant also provides a spectacular view of the sea.

The rooms and apartments at Barcelo Hydra Beach Resort are sophisticatedly decorated and come with a furnished balcony or terrace with garden or mountain views. It is super ideal for couples who would appreciate a quiet environment for some alone time.

Some may feel that there are limited parking facilities within the compounds; you may have to park outside the hotel on a hill. Though parking may be a distance away, it’s always nice to take a short walk, especially if you’re on holiday with no deadlines to meet!

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Barceló Hydra Beach

Address: A. E. Plepi, Thermisia
178.42 km (110.9 mi) from Paradise Beach

11. Amphitryon Hotel (from USD 174)

Amphitryon Hotel is centrally located near the castle of Akronafplia, and is only 400 metres (1,312 feet) from the town’s public beach. Its rooms are equipped with really comfortable beds, and they feature a gorgeous view from the balcony. The breakfast served each morning is not only tasty, but plentiful. It’s a perfect start for those setting out to explore the island for the rest of the day. The meal is completed with stunning sea views through the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

Although Amphitryon Hotel lacks a gym and pool, who needs a pool when the beach is just a stone’s throw away?! Besides, you could also go for a run by the beach for some cardio exercise and get some fresh air instead of staying inside a busy, sweaty, and smelly gym!

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Amphitryon Hotel

Address: Spiliadou Street
226.71 km (140.9 mi) from Paradise Beach

12. Hotel Nafplia Palace (from USD 282)

Hotel Nafplia Palace has a superb location: on the slope of the ancient fortress of Akronafplia. The hotel boasts huge hallways and has great vibes. Complementing the hotel’s stunning outlook is their friendly and lovely concierge, inviting you to stay longer or to return before you know it. The large, modern rooms at Hotel Nafplia Palace come with spacious private balconies overlooking Nafplion and the island fort of Bourtzi, while their marble bathrooms are well equipped with all the basic bathroom necessities to make your stay a comfortable one.

Convenience is also a plus at Hotel Nafplia Palace; it’s close to many parking areas, making it incredibly convenient for those driving. When you feel like you need a break from the beach, you can check out Syntagma Square and the Archaeological Museum of Nafplion, both of which are just 15 minutes’ walk away.

Another plus point of the hotel is its cosy and beautiful infinity pool, where there is a bar selling tasty drinks and snacks. It offers a perfect evening for couples.

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Amphitryon Hotel

Address: 3-5, Spiliadou Str
226.67 km (140.9 mi) from Paradise Beach

The island with ancient splendour - Naxos

13. Iria Beach Art Hotel

Conveniently located just 10 metres (32.8 feet) from the spectacular Agia Anna Beach, the award-winning Iria Beach Art Hotel is one of the most sought after hotels by couples on a romantic beach get away. It is considered one of the prettiest resorts in Naxos, featuring golden sand and clear turquoise waters.

You’ll be welcomed with friendly staff, who are very helpful and attentive to details. The rooms at Iria Beach Art Hotel are large, and feature comfortable beds and impressive bathrooms. The spectacular views from the rooms are just the icing on the cake.

Guests can also enjoy an exceptional breakfast spread, with freshly-baked pastries to take to the room every day. Though it may be a small detail, it definitely goes a long way!

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Iria Beach Art Hotel

Address: Main Street
38.09 km (23.7 mi) from Paradise Beach

14. Naxian Collection (from USD 246)

Naxian Collection is a complex of luxurious and Cycladic-style villas and suites set against the backdrop of a spectacular panoramic view of the Aegean. Complemented by the beautiful views and architecture are the friendly staff who are willing to go out of their way to make your stay a memorable one.

The villas are spacious and private with a gorgeous pool where you can enjoy the sunset. You can easily spend the day within the compounds of Naxian Collection. To start the day, you will be given the option of a fresh, organic American breakfast buffet or an a la carte breakfast in the comfort of your room or at the side of the pool. If you wish to stay indoors, they also have an extensive selection of DVDs available; you can have your own movie marathon! At night, you may take a stroll to the famous Agios Prokopios when its less packed with tourists, and simply enjoy the Greek breeze.

With a great ambience, location and helpful staff, you’re bound to have an unforgettable stay at Naxian Collection!

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Naxian Collection

Address: St Prokopios - Stelida
36.57 km (22.8 mi) from Paradise Beach

15. Hotel Katerina (from USD 40)

Situated just 150 metres (492 feet) from the sandy beach of Agios Prokopios, Hotel Katerina is in a perfect location for those looking for a beach getaway. Imagine just being steps away from sandy beaches and swimming in clear Greek waters; it’s pure tropical paradise!

You will be welcomed by friendly staff who are more than willing to help you with necessary arrangements such as car rentals and excursions, and they also offer top tips and recommendations on sightseeing. The beautiful, well-maintained rooms feature views of the garden or the pool. While the rooms lack a kettle to make a cup of tea, each room has a TV, in-room safe and fridge, and, of course, Wi-Fi.

Besides all that, there are several shops and restaurants nearby to get your tea or coffee fix. Hotel Katerina is also loaded with several facilities, such as a sauna, fitness centre, and even bicycle rentals! Bicycles are a good form of transport and a great way to truly explore the area, so if you’re up for it, ditch the car for a bicycle. Not only do you save on transport costs, you also get a great workout! What a fantastic deal!

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Hotel Katerina

Address: Agios Prokopios
37.42 km (23.3 mi) from Paradise Beach

Summertime paradise

Summertime is coming: the perfect season to visit Greece. Whether you want to explore its layers of history, or just laze around on its sandy beaches and watch clouds of fancy shapes go by, a stay near the beach never disappoints. Who can really resist waking up to a tropical paradise?!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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