Travel + Leisure Magazine Reveals 2016 Best Resort Hotels in Greece
The readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine recently selected their Worlds Best Award winners and have formed the list of the Best Resort Hotels in Greece. Three resort hotels on Santorini and two on Crete make up this year’s top 5.
“Though mainland Greece might have the Acropolis, the islands of the Mediterranean take the laurels for hospitality. The best hotels on these islands deliver privacy, great design, a sense of place, and views that can’t be beat”, says Travel + Leisure’s Lindsey Olander.
As noted by Travel + Leisure, romantic Santorini — frequently voted a World’s Best Island — has three of the top five properties, all of which were in Oia, on Santorini’s northern tip. “The hotels here sit mere steps from the action but still manage to feel private and secluded.”
Crete, Greece’s largest island, is also represented on the list. “The fishing town of Elounda, next to Mirabello Bay on the northeastern coast, has grown into a magnet for celebrities — no doubt thanks to its roster of memorable hotels”, says Olander.
Best Resort Hotels in Greece
No. 1: Katikies Hotel, Santorini – Score: 95.95
No. 2: Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete – Score: 92.80
No. 3: Canaves Oia, Santorini – Score: 92.68
No. 4: Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini – Score: 92.17
No. 5: Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, Crete – Score: 88.00
Every year for the World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe—to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise lines, spas, airlines, and more. In the hotels category, readers rated properties on their rooms/facilities, location, service, food and drink, and overall value. Properties were categorized as city or resort based on their locations.