SecretGreece loves to discover places that have something unique and special! Greece shouts about history and old stories, so we thought to gather the best hotels in Greece that are housed in historic buildings. Enjoy!
Domus Renier Boutique Hotel, Chania – Crete
Domus Renier Boutique Hotel is a luxuryious boutique hotel, which is located in the old port of Chania, the second largest city on the island of Crete! An architectural masterpiece built as a private residence for a noble family in 1608, the Domus Renier Boutique Hotel opened in 2016! It has been beautifully restored and renovated and still retains the classic historical elements that reflect the era in which members of the Renier family lived for several hundred years! Some rooms feature adorned ceilings, a testament to the Cretan Renaissance period of the building. Check the prices here!
Villa Athermigo, Chania – Crete
Villa Athermigo is a period villa in the picturesque village of Gavalohori outside the historic town of Chania! A 250-year-old olive oil press has been recently restored to create this boutique-style villa! When you visit it you will realize that it is actually an ancient monument, a remarkable example of local, traditional architecture! Elements such as the main entrance, the stone openings, the interior patio, the traditional exterior oven (where the reception area of the Villa is located), the well and the semi-circular arches typical of the architecture of the time, as well as the original oil extraction machinery, have all been preserved intact!! Check the prices here!
Citta dei Nicliani, Itilo, Peloponnese
Mani, the southernmost and middle peninsula of the Peloponnese, straddling the districts of Lakonia and Messenia in southern Greece, is a treasure trove of Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches, Frankish castles and stunning scenery! There you will find Citta dei Nicliani, which is an 18th-century tower house in Kitta, in Eastern Mani. A terrific example of local architecture with great respect of the history. Check prices here.
The Tsitouras Collection, Thera – Santorini
The Tsitouras Collection is located in Firostefani, in Santorini, namely in one the most amazing islands in the world! The island has some very beautiful castles and fortresses and this hotel has a great history, as it is an 18th-century mansion offering luxurious accommodation with spectacular and romantic sunset views! Check the prices here.
Poseidonion Grand Hotel, Spetses
Poseidon Grand Hotel is an impressive and amazing building that surely cannot pass unnoticed in Spetses island. Being one of the historic landmarks of Spetses – a beautiful isle relatively close to Athens – Poseidon offers rooms decorated according to the style of Belle Époque! Check the prices here.
Scalani Hills Boutari Winery & Residences, Heraklion -Crete
These three luxurious residences have been sensitively renovated to harmonize with the surrounding area. They all enjoy beautiful views of the Fantaxometocho Estate featuring seven hectares of vineyards and olive trees! Set in the Archanes wine region with the important archaeological site of Knossos under 5km away, Scalani Hills Residences offers a unique accommodation experience within a vineyard amid classical antiquity and viticulture for a truly exclusive getaway or celebration! Check the prices here!
Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa, Chania – Crete
Chania, in Crete, is one of the most picturesque ports in Greece with beautiful historic buildings. In the heart of Chania’s charming old town, there is Casa Delphino Hotel and Spa, which is an original 17th-century Venetian mansion! Check the prices here.
Bella Venezia, Corfu
Corfu is a well known and beautiful island in the Ionian Sea, which attracts massive tourism, especially during July and August. But still, has some secret and hidden gems like this beautiful hotel. It’s housed in a beautiful neo-classical mansion, centrally located, just steps from Corfu Town’s central square “Spianada”, which is considered as the largest square in Greece! Check the prices here.
The Windmill Kimolos, Kimolos
This unique hotel on the small volcanic island of Kimolos, dates from 1852 and remains one of the few traditionally restored windmills in Greece today! It has been recently renovated and it is located between the port of Kimolos and “Chorio”, the only village of this “secret” island! Check the prices here!
Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens
Hotel Grande Bretagne is not just another hotel, but it is also considered as the landmark hotel in Athens. If you are interested in visiting Athens, here you can find our recommendation about the best luxurious hotels in Athens! It’s located since 1874 opposite Constitution Square (Syntagma Square) and the House of Parliament – namely it cannot be “more central” – and provides stunning city views from its magnificent rooftop terrace! The incredible is that from Grande Bretagne’s Roof Garden Restaurant you can see the Stadium, where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896, the Acropolis and the Parthenon! Check the prices here.
Casa Lindos, Lindos, Rhodes
Casa Lindos, in Rhodes, offers traditionally decorated accommodation, just a 5-minute walk away from the lagoon of St Paul’S. The 19th-century units offer a wonderful terrace overlooking the ancient Lindos Acropolis. Check the prices here.
What to say about this absolutely amazing hotel. This is one of our favourite hotels in Greece! Imaret, in Kavala city, is originally built in 1817 and has been beautifully restored to combine original Ottoman architecture with modern luxury! Check the prices here.
Argentikon Luxury Suites, Kambos, Chios
The Argentikon Luxury Suites is an impressive 16th century estate located on the island of Chios, combining a natural garden setting with architecture that creates an imposing experience. It is situated in Kambos, which is one of the most beautiful areas of the island and is an ideal change for those who wish to walk around in the secluded and quiet environment. Check the prices here.
1864 The Sea Captain’s House, Oia, Santorini
The historic 1864 The Sea Captain’s House has amazing rooms, which are a blend of characteristic elements of Cycladic cave houses and of 19th-century mansions. It’s located in the scenic Oia village, in Santorini and it is 220 steps from Ammoudi Beach and offers breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, volcano and the world-famous caldera! Check the prices here.
Kyrimai Hotel, Gerolimenas, Peloponnese
Kyrimai Hotel is a truly historic hotel, as it’s an official member of the Historic Hotels of Europe! It’s built in 1870 and it’s carefully and elegantly restored. Check the prices here.
So, we gathered all the best historic hotels in Greece on the following map.
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