Hottest New Hotels Opening in Greece in 2022

Exciting new hotels are making their debut across Greece this year- from Samos and Santorini to Athens and Thessaloniki- we’ve rounded up the hottest new hotels in Greece that stand out for their dreamy locations, stylish designs, and chilled vibes!

Cali, Mykonos

Set on its own private beach, Cali Mykonos is a new luxury boutique resort that will feature 40 whitewashed villas all with their own private pools, alfresco dining area, and views of the Aegean Sea. For those who also like to mingle, there’s a communal infinity pool, state-of-the-art gym and spa, a fine dining restaurant, and a luxury range of yachts and speed boats waiting to sail you take you to nearby Cycladic islands.

Opening: June 2022

Brown Beach, Corinthia

Just 50 minutes drive away from Athens, this design resort in Corinthia boasts 166 design rooms and 110 bungalows. Unwind on your private balcony or relax by the pool, as you take in the splendid Peloponnesian views. Families and those seeking some action can take advantage of the tennis courts, pools, spa, a huge kids park, and lots more luxury experiences. 

Opening: April 2022

Xenodoxeio Milos, Athens

Located in the heart of Athens, this is the first luxury boutique hotel from the Greek restaurant group Estiatorio Milos. Offering an elegant stay in the heart of the Greek capital, here you can experience the city’s culture, history and gastronomy under one roof. The 43 rooms and suites (some of which boast spectacular Lycabettus Hill and Old Parliament House views) feature a modern feel with warm woods, velvet furnishings, and luxurious marble bathrooms throughout. One of the highlights is the restaurant with head chef Costas Spiliadis serving elevated Mediterranean dishes using local ingredients. 

Opening: January 2022

One & Only Aesthesis, Athens Riviera

This new boutique hotel set in the glamorous Glyfada neighbourhood, features 127 private rooms, breathtaking suites, and private villas designed to highlight the beauty of the Athens Riviera. Boasting mid-century design- think high ceilings, woven leather, muted tones, and accent patterns- the two restaurants on-site are also set to be a hit with guests who will be able to enjoy authentic Greek mezes, seafood, meats, and vegan delicacies all sustainably and locally sourced.

Opening: June 2022

Lesante Cape, Zakynthos

Set beachfront in the traditional village of Akrotiri close to Zakynthos Town, the new, five-star property will have 55 suites and 10 villas, plus a relaxing wellness centre- perfect for anyone looking to unwind. Featuring contemporary chic decor and stylish furnishing choices, the modern suites are bright, open and airy- while also offering views of the breathtaking Ionian Sea. 

Opening: May 2022

ON Residence, Thessaloniki

Set in a historic waterfront building, Thessaloniki’s boutique hotel is housed in a historic building since 1926. Situated in the heart of the city- with unobstructed views of Thermaikos bay- the stylish new deco-inspired hotel features 60 lavishly designed rooms and suites;  plus the main restaurant “Olympos Naoussa” (with its highly anticipated re-opening) as well as a beautiful inner courtyard, “Tiger Loop” cocktail bar, a fully-equipped gym, and a specially designed mezzanine ideal for business meetings and special events.

Opening: January 2022

Magma Resort, Santorini

Located on the tranquil side of Santorini, this boutique hotel features 59 stylish rooms including 24 suites with verandas, private pools, walk-in showers and cozy living areas. Guests are also welcome to experience the state-of-the-art Wellness Centre, and enjoy fine dining dishes at Magma by Spondi, curated by a two-starred Michelin Chef; otherwise, simply lounge by the infinity pool- overlooking the endless blue of the Aegean sea and nearby Anafi island.

Opening: June 2022

Casa Cook, Samos

Only a stone’s throw from the island’s Pythagorion village, the 128-room adults-only retreat will feature swim-up suites, countless swimming pools and its own private villa. Inspired by traditional Greek houses or the “Kamares” the hotel also features the seaside “Beach House” restaurant offering panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, a gym, an outdoor yoga shala and a wellness centre complete with spa suites, hammam massages and a nail salon.

Opening: May 2022

Yi, Mykonos 

With a range of lavish suites, this new upscale resort features a stunning design and modern comforts- allowing guests to feel right at home from the moment they arrive. Boasting private pools and breathtaking views of the magical Aegean, it’s also close to   Elia beach. From great all-day dishes and stunning outdoor dining areas to a stunning spa- it’s the perfect spot to unwind after visiting buzzing Mykonos town.  

Opening: July 2022

Monasty, Thessaloniki

A brand new 5-star hotel in the centre of Thessaloniki, Monasty is part of the exclusive Autograph Collection of Marriott International. This boutique hotel is the perfect spot for leisure or business, as it’s in close proximity to all the city’s main attractions- allowing guests to enjoy Thessaloniki’s rich history and culture. 

Opening: July 2022

Main Image: Cali, Mykonos 

5 Most Luxurious Hotels in Mykonos

Famous for being a party island for the world’s rich and famous, Mykonos is filled with a range of world-class hotels that feature award-winning architecture, breathtaking views, fine dining restaurants, and exceptional service. With money not being an obstacle, these are the 5 most luxurious hotels in Mykonos, where you will find (among other guests) international celebrities, sports stars, entrepreneurs, and socialites staying each year! 

Bill & Coo

Located just outside Mykonos Town, Bill & Coo’s spaces are centred around the stunning view of the Aegean Sea; with the pool, lounge, and restaurant allowing guests to capture the breathtaking vistas day and night. Upon arrival, guests are given a mobile phone with a local number, so they can call a personal driver to take them anywhere on the island. The hotel also features an on-site spa, sauna, and steam room. Extra services include a personal assistant, shopping assistant, and fitness instructor.

Myconian Avaton

This boutique hotel is set on a hillside with water rooms – some with private infinity pools and spas. Or you can opt for a villa, which is where most celebrities  choose to stay as it gives them more privacy. There’s also a restaurant, spa, and a split-level infinity pool  surrounded by red and black loungers and umbrellas. The beach is only a few minutes walk, but the hotel drivers will take you there and back too. Myconian Avaton also boasts three seawater thalassotherapy pools, three treatment rooms, a 24-hour gym with sea views and a couple of small boutiques for guests to shop.

Cavo Tagoo

This is Mykonos’ most famous and sought-after hotel, located 500m from Hóra. It features a 38-metre-long infinity seawater pool with an aquarium bar and wood decking, looking towards the sunset. The service is second to none and guests of Cavo Tagoo have non-stop access to a lit basement pool, spa with steam bath, sauna, and couple’s massage room. The split-level restaurant terrace has breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea; and it looks extra special during sunset. 

Santa Marina Resort 

Known for its 5-star services, you can choose from 101 guest rooms and suites or 13 villas; the boho-chic rooms include private balconies with majestic Aegean views. There is also a couple of infinity pools, a luxurious spa, and four options for dining and drinks; the most popular being Buddha-Bar Beach and Mykonos Social, which is Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton’s first restaurant in the Mediterranean. Top-level services at Santa Marina also include a helipad and private pier; plus concierge is more than happy to arrange private drivers, helicopter/ yacht transfers, sailing tours, horseback riding, and private dining for their guests.

Myconian Imperial Resort

This large hotel offers premium services and a private beach, just a few steps down the hill. For those who don’t want to leave the hotel, Myconian Imperial has a massive pool with comfy loungers and spectacular views. The huge saltwater pool is split into two and features a swim-up bar, which is loved by guests. There is also a luxury spa and gourmet restaurants including the popular sushi eatery, Sishu that offers a huge menu and a cozy atmosphere. 

7 Hottest New Hotels in Mykonos 

When you’ve finished swimming and partying at one of the lavish beach clubs, kick back at one of the island’s sensational new arrivals – as these are the seven newest and hottest hotels in Mykonos for Summer 2021!

Destino Pacha Mykonos

Destino Pacha Mykonos is a glamorous new 5-star resort set to open this summer. This Spanish-based brand is planning on bringing the Ibiza lifestyle to one of Greece’s most popular islands. Overlooking the white sands and turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, the resort will open its doors on the first day of summer, June 1. Featuring 34 rooms with six spacious sea-view suites, it also has a lounge and bar, as well as an all-day Mediterranean restaurant and a wellness centre, which includes rooftop yoga.

Kalesma Mykonos 

The whitewashed collection of houses have been created to resemble a charming, exclusive Mykonian village, just a short walk from Ornos beach. Opened in June 2020, Kalesma’s location provides 360 vistas, providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy both sunrise and sunsets from the same spot. The 5- star boutique hotel offers 25 luxury suites and two larger villas. Inspired by Cycladic architecture and combining tradition with contemporary elements, Kalesma offers sleek and minimalist interiors using locally-sourced materials. Guests can also book in-room spa treatments, while a luxurious spa is set to open in mid- 2021.


This bohemian property offering 14 suites, is a private sanctuary designed for discerning travellers looking for a rustic yet stylish space to stay. Located just 200 metres from Kalo Livadi, one of the most beautiful beaches of Mykonos, NOMAD opened in January 2020. The luxury suites come with private pools and jacuzzis and offer an earthy yet luxurious feel with a private courtyard. Natural materials and organic cotton set the tone for the interior spaces, and the hotel’s restaurant is a celebration of fresh, seasonal flavours. You can also spend plenty of time relaxing by the pool with a handcrafted cocktail from the ‘mixology’ bar.

Once in Mykonos Luxury Resort

Located above Ornos Beach, Once in Mykonos features a blend of classic Cycladic style with chic décor. Having only opened in October 2020, the deluxe suites provide a place of endless comfort and ultimate summertime serenity. Guests can relax on the sun loungers surrounding the hotel’s private pool and don’t need to go far to enjoy delicious meals as the hotel’s restaurant serves a range of great dishes all day long. Massage and beauty treatments are also available.

Habitat Mykonos All Suites 

Located just steps away from the village of Agios Stefanos, this bohemian-chic, all-suite hotel is the perfect hideaway for immersing yourself in the laid-back rhythm of Mykonian life. Opening its doors in September 2020, Habitat is only 300 metres from Agios Stefanos beach and features a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a private garden, and a terrace. Comprising of 17 suites, the hotel is a mix of simple, rustic details with modern amenities and contemporary comforts. All come adorned with bohemian artisan elements, understated furnishings, plush linens, and unique decor.

Epic Blue 

Nestled above the beautiful Houlakia Bay, the brand new (opened May 2020) Epic Blue overlooks the alluring waves of the Mediterranean Sea. The suites and villas range from Junior Suites through to three-bedroom villas, providing guests with a glimpse of the Aegean Sea and all come complete with contemporary furnishings. The deluxe spa is set to open for the first time in May 2021. 

Koukoumi Vegan Hotel 

The first and only vegan hotel in Greece opened its doors in March 2020. Situated in the heart of the island, in the traditional village of Ano Mera, Koukoumi is a modern and sleek boutique hotel featuring a swimming pool and fitness centre. There is also a spa for those who wish to detox and destress, plus a restaurant serving dishes using premium quality ingredients and minimal or no processing; only plant-based food is handled in the kitchen area.


Located at Kalo Livadi, close to popular Agia Anna Beach, Euphoria Suites is a brand-new 5-star property with Cycladic charm and luxurious touches. Elegance and style blend in harmoniously with the breathtaking 180 degrees sea view that inspires relaxation, romance, and adventure. Savor the flavors of Mykonos at the hotel’s restaurant and bar with tasty cuisine made from fresh local produce or lounge by the pool, swim under the sun, and recharge at the fitness centre and spa. Each of the 31 suites has been designed to include refined finishes and elegant Cycladic touches, while all feature their very own outdoor jacuzzi or private swimming pool.

Our Ultimate Travel Guide to Mykonos

Mykonos is a playground for the rich and famous. From luxurious yachts to inevitable star-spotting, this is the Greek isle to see and be seen. Whatever your style and taste, our ultimate guide to Mykonos reveals the best places where you can eat, swim and play!  

Having visited for the first time in my early 20s, I was captured by the island’s 24-hour party vibe. Stunning beaches, international DJs, late-night outings, great food, sunrises. I just felt alive. Having visited many more times since then, I can say it has now become a super cosmopolitan island, even more luxurious and in line with renowned European party locations such as St Tropez and Ibiza. There are always new places popping up, so here’s my current must-see and do list when visiting this ultra-chic Cycladic isle.

Getting there

From Athens, it’s a 35-minute flight. The quick ferry (Rafina to Mykonos) takes 2.5 hours and roughly 5 hours with the slow ferry.

Where to stay

The main town has many hotels to suit a range of budgets- staying here allows you to walk around the centre day and night. Agios Ioannis/ Ornos is also a great spot as it’s close to town- only a 2-minute drive but not as crowded. Platis Gialos is a gorgeous spot and close proximity to the beach clubs. Ftelia Beach is on the other side of the island and allows for more privacy and a chilled vibe.

Getting around

If you are staying in town it’s completely walkable. Buses take you to all the main beaches and depart regularly. Of course, hiring a car allows you to really discover the island and you can drive to remote beaches that aren’t so crowded. There is valet and free parking available all over the island. A Vespa is another great way to zip your way around the tight and winding Mykonian roads.

To sleep 

Located in Ornos, Cactus is a charming boutique hotel that is perfect for singles and families, or you can try Hippie Chic in Agios Ioannis which is another mid-range priced hotel that’s central and stylish. If you would like to stay close to the shops and nightlife Harmony is set on the Old Port and offers complete sea views. If money isn’t an issue check out Bill & Coo, Rocabella, Branco, and Cavo Tagoo, which offer a super luxurious stay.

To eat

Starting off casual, grab yourself a gelato from Bon Bon Fait Maison or a souvlaki from Sakis Grill House. For some great dining experiences try Kikis Tavern at Agios Sostis Beach but get there early, as there is always a wait. For amazing Asian food try Ling Ling. Super fresh seafood is served at Hippie Fish and at Spilia you will enjoy oysters shucked right in front of you. For fresh, handmade pasta and pizza head to Fresca Barkia Pasta. If you are after a range of Mediterranean dishes, Kastros in Little Venice is great. And for one of the best meals in town (that won’t blow the budget), try M-eating– don’t leave until you taste the homemade Myconian Honey Pie. For amazing outdoor dining try Bakalo- they serve traditional tavern-style dishes, Mr Pug restaurant for great Asian, La Maison De Katrin has a fusion of traditional Greek and French elements, and at I Frati you will have a delightful Italian culinary experience, located just a bit out of town.

To drink

This list is truly endless but I love Semeli Bar right on the water in Little Venice and Cosi is also a great place for a casual drink. Remezzo, established in 1967 is world-renowned for its parties that go until sunrise (incredible views). Astra in the heart of town is always buzzing, while Bonbonierrie is perfect for people watching, star-spotting, and some shisha. Queens of Mykonos is cozy, fun, and the crowd spills out onto the streets. Baos Bar is ideal for afternoon drinks on the water- followed by a late-night dance. For an exclusive Myconian nightclub experience head to Moni, and for Greek music make your way to Rhapsody and 4711, where the party kicks off after 2 am!

To swim

Try to get to all of these beaches (in no particular order)- Ornos, Panormos, Ftelia, Agia Anna, and Kalatafi. I also recommend a boat ride around the island, where you can visit secluded beaches.

Beach bars

If you want to rub shoulders with global celebrities and socialites just head straight for Nammos, Mykonos’ famous spot to swim and play (just make sure there’s plenty of money on your credit card.) For a more artistic and holistic experience, Scorpios is an all-day bar/restaurant that offers a real Myconian beach feel. At Panormos beach, you will discover Principote where you can also wine, dine, and dance the afternoon away. For a more chilled vibe head to Alemagou at Ftelia Beach where you can enjoy great food, cocktails, and music in a bohemian setting. And for families who are after some sports activities, Ornos is a great place for people of all ages.

Where to shop

Mostly in town, as many international designers including LV and Balenciaga have set up shop here. At Nammos Village you will find Dior, Burberry, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Louboutin, and Luisa boutique. Another stylish store that stocks international and local designers is Bazaar at Scorpios. Bollicine is a great concept store with exclusive brands and a rooftop bar, so you can enjoy a cocktail while you shop. Chora Mykonos has amazing Cycladic home décor and Yasemi features stunning sandals. While Soho Soho boutique is home to numerous leading European and International fashion brands.


Minima Gallery showcases a range of contemporary artworks by both upcoming Greek and foreign artists. At Skoufa Gallery you can view historically significant contemporary art of the 1930s. For modern art head to Rarity Gallery and for a gallery/auction house that promotes local artists definitely check out Kapopoulos Fine Arts.  

Spiritual sites

Mykonos has over 800 churches on the island, I highly suggest you see a few such as Panagia Paraportiani, Panagia Tourliani, Agios Giorgos, and the Virgin of Saint Rosary which is the only Catholic church on the island.


You must get close to the iconic Kato Mili Windmills, Armenistis Lighthouse, and also head to Ano Mera the second largest village on the island where you can visit the 13th-century Gyzi Castle.

Do as locals do…

Go to isolated beaches such as Agios Sotis and Fokas beach, head to a Panigiri (festival) by the beach, have a drink at Bakoyias near the Old Port, and catch an outdoor film under the stars at Cine Manto.

Take a day trip to…

The ancient island of Delos, where Apollo was born, or take a ferry across to Tinos and visit Panagia Evangelistria, where the Virgin Mary appeared.

Can’t leave until…

You find Peter the famous Pelican, have a dance at Jackie O and watch the sunset at 180 Degrees Sunset Bar.