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The Best Luxury Hotels In Greece For Adults – My Top 20 Picks

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Overwater bungalows, suites with private pools, and caves with hot tubs, I’ve got 20 of the best luxury hotels in Greece for adults. 

The latest travel trends have seen that adults are still looking for tropical experiences, but a little closer to home this year. All-Inclusive luxury hotels in Greece have replaced Sandals Caribbean Resorts, and nightlife hotspots like Kos Town and Zante are the new Cancun. However, there doesn’t appear to be any wish to scrimp on style…Instagram

Whether you want an overwater bungalow in Crete, or a suite in Santorini with sunset views, all-inclusive resorts in lively locations, or idyllic retreats with Michelin Star restaurants, I’ve hand picked 20 luxury hotels in Greece for adults – there is bound to be one here to suit you.

Most of the hotels I have selected are adults-only hotels in Greece, or at least adult-focused. I have chosen some all-inclusive resorts, as well as boutique hotels, and places that I think are ideal for short breaks.


All of my top picks are five-star, so you can expect to find that some of the luxury hotels in Greece have price-tags to match. However, I have chosen some good value hotels too. I have only selected hotels that are accesible with direct flights from Ireland, including those featured on charter flights from Dublin.

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 All of these luxury hotels in Greece for adults are highly rated, but as always facilities and service are subject to change. In most cases I have added my affiliate links,  where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.





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Crete is Greece’s largest island and also one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean. Because of its sheer size ( over 3000 square miles), you can discover isolated beaches on one side of the island or dance all night in a 24-hour bar on the other. You will find sun-drenched beaches with stunning mountain backdrops, pretty villages and bustling resorts.


There are two airports in Crete, Heraklion on the East Coast, served by TUI, and Chania on the West Coast, served by Ryanair. A trek through the Samaria Gorge, the longest canyon in Europe is a must for hikers, and a visit to the Venetian harbour towns of Rethymno and Chania are gorgeous for a stroll. Take a trip to Crete’s famous pink beach – Elafonisi while you are there.



1. Stella Island Resort & Spa

Stella Island Hotel Crete - one of the best luxury hotels in Greece

The idyllic dream of an overwater bungalow is not confined to the Indian Ocean. The Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa offers overwater bungalows, and some also boast an outdoor jacuzzi. You will probably spend your days lounging on your hammock or luxury lounger, before diving directly into the pool from your deck to cool off.


This five-star adult only resort offers B&B, Half board, or All-Inclusive options, with a choice of five onsite restaurants. Aside from the accommodation, the spa is one of the main talking points at Stella Island, where there is no shortage of pampering options, including their must-do couples spa retreat which is the top choice for honeymoon couples.


If all this lazing around in paradise gets too much, the hotel can arrange a selection of activities on the island such as water sports, diving, horse riding and mountain biking. It is also close to the lively resort of Hersonissos if you fancy a night on the town. Although, I’d place a bet that once you check-in to Stella Island, you won’t want to leave.

The closest airport is Heraklion, served seasonally by TUI. Ryanair offer a more frequent service to Chania.
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2. Elysium Boutique Hotel

modern adult only hotels in Crete - Elysium Boutique Hotel

The Elysium Boutique Hotel is a contemporary five-star hotel that boasts a wide choice of rooms including suites with private pools. Its minimalist design and stunning architecture lends to a calm relaxed atmosphere, and the hotel is exclusive to adults.


It is located just one minute walk from the beach in the resort of Analipsi, which boasts a selection of bars and restaurants, but the bustling resort of Hersonissos is only 2 km away, if you prefer a livelier scene. Hotel can be booked on a B&B, Half Board or All Inclusive basis.

The closest airport is Heraklion, served seasonally by TUI. Ryanair offer a more frequent service to Chania.
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3. Domes Noruz Chania

Domes Noruz Chania is one of Crete best adult only hotels

You would want to be made of stone if Domes Noruz Chania didn’t impress you. Its contemporary interior design, state-of-the-art spa centre, swimming pools and private beach access, make it one of the most luxurious hotels in Greece. Part of the prestigious Domes Resorts, this is one of two adult-only hotels that they have on the island of Crete – Domes Aulūs Elounda being the other.


All rooms and suites have extended outdoor areas with either hot tubs or plunge pool, and there are many outdoor activities available at the hotel, including yoga and personal training sessions.

Unique experiences are plentiful at this lifestyle resort – including helicopter rides over the Samaria Gorge, and the pool bar menu includes fine champagne and fresh seafood. Hotel can be booked on a B&B or Half Board basis.


The beautiful town of Chania is just 4 km of Domes Noruz Chania. I stayed nearby a few years ago and would highly recommend a visit. 

Read: Top things to do near Chania, Crete

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4. Chania Flair Deluxe Boutique Hotel 

adult only Chania Flair Deluxe Boutique Hotel in Crete

If you want to be close to the Venetian town of Chania, or fancy a short city break in Greece, then look no further than the newly opened Chania Flair Deluxe Boutique Hotel.


Located beside the beach in Chania, this adults-only boutique hotel boasts a spa and wellness centre with hot tub and sauna, and a relaxation area with heated rooftop pool. This hotel is sold on a bed and breakfast basis only, allowing you to enjoy the superb selection of restaurants that Chania has to offer.

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Corfu, an alluring island close to the Greek mainland, has been captivating people for many years. Filled with countless turquoise bays, and white washed hill top villages, it is not difficult to see why. Whether you choose the unspoilt resorts with local Greek tavernas or the livelier resorts filled with disco bars, Corfu is an Island that caters for all tastes.


Take a trip to Corfu Town and marvel at its history. Stroll around the cobbled stone streets, have lunch in one of the many Greek tavernas, and explore the numerous boutiques and designer shops. I loved Sidari too – the Canal d’Amour is located here, it is famous natural phenomenon where the cliffs form a canal in the sea.



5. MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas 

MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas - luxury hotels in Corfu

A member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this stunning 5-star hotel is one of the best adults-only hotels in Greece. It is situated beside a Blue Flag beach and boasts an outdoor pool with a sea-view terrace. It is next door to its sister hotel the Marbella Corfu, where guests can enjoy all the facilities including restaurants, bars and spa. 



Suites and villas have floor-to-ceiling windows with sea views, while some have a private pool or jacuzzi. Hotel is sold on a B&B or Half Board basis only.

Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly to Corfu from Dublin airport.

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6. Domes Miramare Corfu 

Domes Miramare Corfu is one of the best luxury hotels in Greece for adults

Domes Miramare is part of the prestigious Domes Resorts, and this is its only adult-only hotel in Corfu. Its award-winning dining options, including a Michelin Star Restaurant, as well as its superb seafront location, two pools and spa, ensure it is one of the best adults-only luxury hotels in Greece.


Located near Moraitika and Messonghi, this area is bursting with great restaurants and lively beach bars. I stayed here a few years ago and loved it. Make sure to take a trip to cosmopolitan Corfu Town, which is accessible by excursion with the hotel’s private speedboat. 

Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly to Corfu from Dublin airport. TUI offer package holidays to Domes Miramare.

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7. All Inclusive Kairaba Sandy Villas

Kairaba Sandy Villas - luxury all inclusive hotels in Greece

The Kariba Sandy villas offer good value for an all-inclusive holiday in a luxury adult-only resort in Greece. The all-inclusive arrangement includes a la carte dining, and the facilities of the sister hotel LABRANDA Sandy Beach Resort, are also available to you. As well as swim-up rooms and suites, two bedroom villas are also available for a group stay. 

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8. Atlantica Grand Mediterraneo Resort 

Atlantica Grand Mediterraneo Resort  - good value luxury hotel in Corfu

Another good value option, the adult-only Atlantica Grand Mediterraneo Resort has a private beach where some of the best diving is to be found in Corfu. Its cliffside setting overlooks Ermones beach, and there is a funicular lift that will take you down.


There are plenty of facilities on site including tennis courts, and the area is popular for cycling. Room types are plentiful too, and you can choose to upgrade to a room with a private pool. This hotel can be booked on a B&B, Half Board or All Inclusive basis. 

Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly to Corfu from Dublin airport and TUI offer package holidays to Atlantica Grand Mediterraneo Resort.

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Rhodes holidays - the best places to stay adults

Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands in Greece and boasts a rich historical past mixed with modern resorts and luxurious hotels. Rhodes Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage City and the Colossus of Rhodes is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

I dare you not to fall in love with the whitewashed, picture perfect village of Lindos too – it is a must visit on any holiday to Rhodes.


I also loved discovering Prasonisi Beach, at the bottom tip of the island, where the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas collide – it was fascinating to see the two different seas coming together. I have some great memories from Rhodes holidays over the years, and have selected some of Rhodes best luxury hotels for you to enjoy it too.



9. Casa Cook Rhodes

luxury hotels in Greece for adults - Casa Cook, Rhodes

I have wanderlust just looking at the images of Casa Cook Rhodes, where the biggest decision you will make is whether to hang out on your hammock, or take a dip in the pool accessed directly from your private veranda. The style at Casa Cook is Bohemian and that is reflected in the minimally decorated pool villas, which are furnished with woven wall hangings, wicker lampshades, and natural surfaces.


This theme is enhanced further by the boutique hotel’s mountainous and wildflower backdrop. The atmosphere at the adult-only Casa Cook is laid back luxury with an emphasis on wellbeing for the body and soul. This is certainly a couples retreat with a twist. Hotel is sold on B&B and Half Board basis.

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10. All-Inclusive Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa

The best all inclusive hotels in Greece for adults

Set in the tranquil beach resort of Kiotari, the Adult- Only Mayia Exclusive Resort is the perfect escape for couples on the lookout for a Premium All-Inclusive experience in Rhodes. The resort boasts six restaurants, a huge selection of leisure activities including Zumba, yoga, and mixology classes, plus an impressive choice of room types, with many of the rooms offering direct access from your terrace to a shared heated pool.


If your preference is the beach, don’t worry, just a short walk from the hotel you will find a secluded beach with Balinese sun beds, a beach bar and an array of water sports. This five-star resort is sure to exceed your expectations and is one of the best luxury hotels in Greece for adults.

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11. Sentido Port Royal Villas & Spa

Sentido Port Royal Villas & Spa, Rhodes

The SENTIDO Port Royal Villas & Spa offers a beachfront location, a choice of options for drinks and dining, and a wellness centre with activities on site. If you manage to tear yourself away from this superb hotel, Rhodes Town and Lindos Castle are both within easy reach for day trips, circa 25km from the hotel.


Choose from sea view bungalows or beach front suites with private pools, all tastefully furnished. Hotel can be booked on a B&B, Half Board or All Inclusive basis.

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12. Elite suites by Rhodes Bay

Elite suites by Rhodes Bay - luxury hotel in Greece close to Rhodes Town

These stylish suites are the perfect choice for couples or friends looking for five-star accommodation, within easy reach of Rhodes Town. Located beside the sea in the resort of Ixia, you can enjoy direct beach access, three outdoor pools, Spa and a choice of dining options as well as a rooftop bar. All stylish suites have floor-to-ceiling windows offering sea views through sunny floor-to-ceiling windows.


With Rhodes Town just 4km away, this is a great option for a short break in Rhodes too. While the Elite Suites by Rhodes Bay are not exclusive to adults-only, they are a super choice for luxury break in Greece.

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13. Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites

Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites - one of Rhodes best luxury hotel

Lindos Blu is one of the most popular adults-only luxury hotels in Rhodes. The hotel’s hillside location offers offers beautiful views of the Aegean Sea and it is just three minutes walk from its private beach. The historic village of Lindos is just 2km away. There are two swimming pools, a tennis court and  a Elixir Spa & Wellness Center, as well as a choice of gourmet dining options.


The traditional decor blends with the environment perfectly and rooms, suites and villas have private patios looking on to Vlicha Bay. 

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Read: Rhodes holidays – The best places to stay in Rhodes for couples, families and groups




santorini holidays for adults

Santorini is one of those destinations that is on every travel wish list, and now with direct flights from Ireland with Aer Lingus and Ryanair, it has never been so accessible.


A stunning island shaped by a volcanic eruption, it is hotels with Caldera views that are the most sought after. Watching one of the world’s best sunsets from white-washed Cycladic- style suites is a bucket list experience and I’ve found just some of the best hotels in Santorini to help make that happen.



14. Cavo Tagoo Santorini


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I’m told that top celebrity hangout Cavo Tagoo is one of those rare places that does live up to the hype! There is a sister property in Mykonos, but the hotel in Santorini receives the better reviews. I have seen numerous images on Instagram this summer of its superb setting, and it is certainly a place I would like to visit.


Cavo Tagoo is an all suite hotel and rooms features either a hot tub or private pool, as well as a veranda or terrace to capture Santorini’s stunning sunsets. It is located just 5km from Fira and 6km from Oia – two of Santorini’s most popular towns. This is not exclusive to adults, but has to be considered as one of the best luxury hotels in Greece. Hotel is sold on B&B basis.

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15. La Perla Villas & Suites

La Perla Villas & Suites - one of the best luxury hotels in Santorini, Greece

The adults-only La Perla Villas and Suites are a cluster of cave houses located on the famous Caldera in Oia. Rooms are furnished in traditional Cycladic-style, and some come with hot tubs or private pools. The panoramic views of the Aegean sea and the volcano will only enhance the experience. 

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16. Canaves Oia Boutique Hotel  

Canaves Oia Boutique Hotel - one of the best luxury hotels in Greece for adults

The Canaves Brand includes the Canaves Oia Boutique Hotel, Canaves Oia Suites, Canaves Oia Epitome, as well as a selection of luxury villas. Canaves are cave houses carved into the rock where Santorinians used to keep wine, and all rooms and suites have been beautifully restored for the ultimate Santorini holiday experience.


The Canaves Oia Boutique is built on the side of a cliff, just minutes from Oia. The location couldn’t be better – it is the picture postcard image of Santorini. This boutique hotel has just 18 spacious suites and rooms. All are decorated to fit with the Cycladic-style and each has a balcony with Caldera and sea views.

Its sister property, Canaves Oia Suites, is just 80 metres away and has an a la carte restaurant, gourmet restaurant and wine cellar that guests can avail of. 

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Read: Amazing Airbnbs with caves and private pools




adults only holidays to Zakynthos

Zakynthos or Zante, as it is more commonly called, is famous for being the home to one of Greece’s most photographed beaches – Navagio or Shipwreck Beach. Zante however, offers so much more, including being one of the most important nesting sites in the Mediterranean for loggerhead turtles.


Direct flights are only available from May to September on a charter basis ,so I have chosen hotels that can be booked as part of a package holiday with TUI.



17. All Inclusive TUI Blue Caravel

TUI Blue Caravel, luxury hotel in Zakynthos, Greece

Located right on the beach and just 10 minutes walk to bars and restaurants, this is a great value choice for a couples or friends break in Greece. As well as two swimming pools, you will find activities such as tennis, basketball, a gym and a spa on site.


There is a buffet and a la carte restaurant, and meals and drinks are included in the cost of your stay.  There is a choice of room options to choose from including swim-up rooms and deluxe double room with jacuzzi.

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18. Zante Maris Suites

Zante Maris Suites, Zakynthos

This delightful boutique hotel has just 45 suites and offers contemporary accommodation in an intimate setting. There is a wellness area with indoor pool, sauna and treatment rooms, as well as a fully equipped gym and stylish pool area.


The hotel’s hilltop location provides uninterrupted sea views and it just 10-15-minutes walk to the village of Tsilivi and the beach. There is a choice of suites available including swim-up suites and suites with private pools. The Zante Maris Suites can be booked on a B&B or Half Board basis.

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Kos, Greece

Kos is another Greek Island that is served with Aer Lingus and Ryanair from Dublin airport and via charter flights with TUI during the summer months. Although only measuring 40 x 8 kilometres it sure punches above its weight. Kos Town is a bustling town that is crammed with bars, shops and restaurants, as well as a 15th century castle and numerous archaeological sites and monuments.


There are plenty of laid back resorts too, such as Marmari and Tingaki, and don’t miss the more traditional west coast’s hillside villages offering authentic Greek tavernas and lots of hiking trails.



19. Diamond Deluxe Hotel & Spa

Diamond Deluxe Hotel & Spa, Kos

This bright modern beachfront hotel is an adult-only hotel located close to vibrant Kos Town. There is a choice of dining options as well as three bars, and an extensive pool area.

The Mazarin Health Spa with indoor heated pool and treatment rooms is also welcomed by guests. Swim up rooms and villas are also available and this hotel can be booked on a B&B or Half Board basis.

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20. Hotel Lango Design Hotel & Spa

Hotel Lango Design Hotel & Spa, Kos, Greece

The Lango Design Hotel & Spa is a brand-new adults-only boutique hotel, just 2 km from Kos town. Its beachfront location complete with private beach area is popular with guests, as are the two bars, wine cellar and Spa. There are 55 deluxe rooms and suites, and some have private swimming pools or jacuzzis. This hotel is available on a B&B basis only.

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I hope you enjoyed my post the best luxury hotels in Greece for adults, and that it will helps you plan a trip abroad soon.

Facilities and reviews are correct at time of issue, but are subject to change. Note some of the links in this post are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.


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