The Best Resort Hotels 2017 by Travel + Leisure Readers

By Journey to Greece on September 19, 2017

Very few travel decisions are as daunting as finding the right accommodation. Savvy travellers today are not just taking the easy way out when looking for the ideal holiday escape. Owing to the influx of hoteliers that have raised the bar, nowadays it is a lot harder to find service-oriented resort hotels that have the all the necessary perks and luxury feeling that exceeds expectations.

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Fortunately, each year T+L releases the World’s Best Awards that showcases Reader’s rates for hotels from all over the world based on their facilities, location, service, food and overall value. This year, among the Top 5 Best Resort Hotels to stay in Greece for 2017 were 3 SPG© Hotels and Resorts in Greece part of The Luxury Collection™.

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Among World’s Best winners is Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete. Beautifully set on the coast of Elounda and perfectly assimilated into its surroundings, the 5-star luxury hotel is offering world-class service and incomparable view to the isle of Spinalonga. Combining award-winning cuisine, a state-of-the-art Thalassotherapy Spa and private, white pebble beach, Blue Palace offers visitors an array of elegant rooms, suites and villas. At this magic place, luxury meets in harmony with nature, and wild beauty meets unrivalled island style.

Discover Blue Palace and Crete in 360°

Overlooking the rugged Caldera cliffs in Oia and the turquoise expanse of the Aegean Sea, Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini also among the winners, offers stunning views at every turn. Immediately upon arrival, you can expect a high calibre of service afforded by the exceptional staff. This adults-only, enchanting boutique hotel offers complete serenity, as well as a wide range of dining options. A favored destination for honeymoons and romantic escapes, Mystique emanates a carefree spirit, imparting an understated, exclusive feel, so reminiscent of each legendary location.

Discover Mystique, Vedema and Santorini in 360°

Perennial favorite Santorini gave another winner in this category and Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort proudly completed the prestigious list. Privacy, seclusion and luxury are the order of the day at this charming retreat at the south of the island. Encircled by a traditional stone wall and surrounded by vineyards, Vedema’s Suites & Villas offer unsurpassed decadence, ideal for that perfect romantic getaway away from the buzz. A home away from home with unique and luxurious furnishings awaits to welcome you at the historic small village of Megalohori in Santorini.

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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete

Overlooking cerulean waters and featuring 142 private pools, Blue Palace Resort, elegantly blends Greek culture with outstanding service and grace. Escape to the wild beauty and unrivaled island style of a luxe resort, where time seems to stand still.

Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini

Tucked away within the medieval village of Megalohori, the enchanting Vedema, A Luxury Collection Resort, has evolved from a 400-year-old wine cellar and a 100-year-old mansion into an authentic, Cycladic-styled property.

Captivating Pools Around Greece

Steeped in natural beauty that extends from breathtaking mountains to unique sandy beaches and awash with ancient history, Greece is home to many unique and unexpected Hotels and Resorts, with captivating infinity pools and scenic views.

Ginkgo Spa at Santa Marina Resort & Villas, Mykonos

A memorable holiday experience, complete with stimulating spa treatments that indulge your senses and revitalize the mind and body awaits at the alluring Ginkgo at Santa Marina Resort, Mykonos.

A Quick Guide to Santorini

With some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world and pretty clifftop villages perched above the Aegean Sea, Santorini is for many people heaven on earth.