Longing for summer? No matter your fancy, Greece ticks the boxes for an amazing holiday. Of course, any memorable adventure starts with a great hotel. And the Bluegr collection of hotels and resorts has something for everyone. Check out 2018’s top four can’t-miss hotels for friends, professionals, couples, and families.

For friends: Minos Beach art hotel

Minos Beach is a five-star art hotel within walking distance of Agios Nikolaos, a coastal city on the island of Crete. This property features a spectacular beachfront location that overlooks Mirabello Bay.

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View from the Minos Beach hotel

A fantastic hotel for friends, Minos Beach offers a spa, an outdoor swimming pool and a wide variety of dining options to immerse you in the Cretan way of life. Its impressive art collection boasts over 45 works on land and even underwater.


For more art hotels, read our selection of Greek hotels for art lovers.


Each of the 129 whitewashed bungalows and villas come with a balcony or veranda, and private pools are also available. In each room, Jacuzzi showers and local amenities add a touch of luxury to your stay.

Several villas, including the three-bedroom Waterfront Villa with Private Pool, cater to large groups. Invite your friends along; then bask in the comfort and privacy of gated terraces, a heated pool, and a fully-equipped kitchenette.

For couples only: Tui Sensimar Minos Palace hotel & suites

Tui Sensimar Minos Palace is a five-star resort that features 148 rooms and suites with 360-degree sea views. The couples-only resort is also home to two restaurants, two bars, an outdoor swimming pool, and a luxury spa.

Tui Sensimar Minos Palace
For couples only: the Tui Sensimar Minos Palace

Choose from the Upper Deck Sea View room through to the One Bedroom Suite Sea View with Private Pool. All options come with furnished balconies or terraces for ultra-cosy moments. Each room also provides romantic treats for couples, such as Aerospa baths, walk-in wardrobes or fragrant gardens.

For families: Candia Park village

Set on Mirabello Bay, Candia Park village resembles an authentic Cretan town with its picturesque neighbourhood, central clock square and traditional cafes. Guests are invited to experience the traditional Cretan lifestyle, stroll through the neighbourhood, and unwind on the waterfront at one of the best family resorts in Crete.

Candia Park village
Families have fun in Candia Park village

Two restaurants and two bars serve a wide variety of Mediterranean dishes. And during the high season, a kafenio doubles as a supermarket. There are also two outdoor pools, one kids pool, a private beach, and a watersports centre to help you fully enjoy the bay.

For businesspeople: Life Gallery Athens

Life Gallery Athens is a five-star design hotel that combines business with leisure in a natural environment. This property marries modern architecture and minimalist design, carrying the signatures of respected artists such as Gervasoni, Molteni, and Casa Milano.

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Business as usual at the Life Gallery athens

Business travellers will be pleased to find state-of-the-art conference venues for events. Glass surfaces and unique lighting systems in each room provide an elegant vibe while bespoke services ensure your meeting is both successful and memorable.

A maze of tropical gardens leads to two outdoor swimming pools where you can soak up the sun. Then, when business calls, Life Gallery athens provides easy access to Athens’ main roads and districts.


For more information or to book, visit bluegr.com.

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