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Greek Properties Among Europe’s Best Secret Beach Hotels

Three Greek holiday resorts located in the Peloponnese, Halkidiki and Crete, are included on a list of Europe’s best secret seaside hotels.

The list was compiled by Condé Nast Traveller UK and showcases “some of Europe’s best under-the-radar hotels – the places no one wants you to know about.”

Condé Nast Traveller UK recommends the following Greek hotels that are “a stone’s throw from the sea and close enough for a quick getaway.”

Kyrimai, Gerolimenas – Peloponnese

Kyrimai Hotel, Mani

Photo © Kyrimai

CNT: “Finding Kyrimai is tricky, lying as it does at the end of a tiny road that winds down one of Peloponnese’s long fingers, past miniature Byzantine churches, gorges and wandering goats. But it is well worth the drive… The surrounding countryside has classical ruins and antiquities to explore, but no one will bat an eyelid if you spend the day by the pool, stirring only to cool down by leaping from the jetty into the sea.”
Distance to the water: Three steps.

 

Ekies All Senses Resort, Vourvourou – Halkidiki

Photo © Ekies

Photo © Ekies

CNT: “The emphasis at Ekies is very much on hanging out horizontally. With its oversized, Indian-style daybed in the lobby, Coco-Mat mattresses in the bedrooms, thick-cushioned sun loungers on its small beach, and hammock strung up in the sea, naps – accompanied by the lulling sounds of the waves and the cicadas – are thoroughly encouraged… Ekies is essentially a barefoot hideaway, where sarongs rather than shoes take precedence in the dress code.”
Distance to the water: On its own beach.

Ammos Hotel, Chania – Crete

Photo © Ammos Hotel

Photo © Ammos Hotel

CNT: “Breakfast alone makes the trip to this chic little beach resort on the west coast of Crete worthwhile. You could stay for a week and still not try everything…  This is a feel-good hotel without any formality; most of the staff have been around for years and many guests are regulars, which comes as no surprise as the place is astonishingly good value.”
Distance to the water: Right on the beach.

The feature, also includes beach hotels located in Puglia, Italy; Balearic Islands, Spain; and Côte D’azur, France.

For the whole feature, press here.

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