A LUXURY hotel in Rhodes has been ranked the top resort in Greece on Tripadvisor.
But it looks like a popular Greek holiday destination isn’t making the top ten.
The island of Corfu, a favorite of the British, was missing from the list.
Instead, the resorts of Crete, Santorini and Rhodes stole the top prizes.
Here are TripAdvisor’s top ten resorts in Greece:
- Atrium Platinum Luxury Resort Hotel & Spa
It’s no surprise that this lavish 5-star resort on the sunny coast of Ialisos has come into its own, with impressive views over the picturesque cove of Ixia Bay and two huge swimming pools.
If you tire of sandy beaches, you are only 3 km from the town centre, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colossus of Rhodes.
2. Creta Maris Beach Resort
Second place goes to Creta Maris Resort where guests can fully relax in a therapeutic spa with specially designed “spa cabins”.
Rooms are as peaceful as the spa, with ocean and village views and fresh white furnishings.
3. Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas
the Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas is the sister resort to Greece’s number one hotel and it’s just as glamorous.
Close to the picturesque village of Lindos, the resort has upmarket traditional restaurants and two pool bars.
4. Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa
Hotels don’t get more luxurious than that.
On the sunny coast of Hersonissos in Crete, Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa exudes the sophistication of regal gilded headboards on beds with chandelier-like shades.
TripAdvisor visitors have praised the service and the large number of relaxing pools.
5. Mitsis Alila Resort & Spa
It is virtually impossible to get bored when staying at the Mitsis Alila Resort & Spa in Rhodos.
There is an outdoor saltwater swimming pool, water slides, tennis court, beach volleyball court, water sports center and games room.
The highlight, however, is definitely the spa with detoxifying treatments using natural elements from the ocean.
6. Stella Palace Resort & Spa
Stella Palace Resort & Spa is in the top ten due to its fantastic family facilities, which include a huge water park with paddling pools, circular tubes and water towers.
Anyone going on an adventure can head to the nearby Analipsi Canyon, surrounded by mighty steep rocks.
7. Mitsis Grand Hotel Beach Hotel
The third Mitsis hotel to make the list and with views that can top the other two, this hotel is bright and modern on the inside but still feels very Greek from the outside.
Guests can soak up the sun from two outdoor swimming pools or venture to the medieval town of Rhodes, less than 3 km away.
8. Kiani Beach Resort
Kiani Beach Resort really benefits from its impressive setting, especially in its restaurants.
The food here is Cretan through and through with dishes made with mostly local ingredients like virgin olive oil, green vegetables and fresh fish.
9. Andronis Luxury Suites
Overlooking a rocky volcanic crater, this resort only offers suites and villas.
It’s seriously pricey, with an average room costing over £900 a night, but each has a hot tub or infinity pool with sea views.
10. Domes of Elounda
You can choose between a suite, a villa or a glamorous private residence Domes of Elounda in northern Crete.
There are four restaurants and four bars where you can enjoy dishes based on fresh fruit and local produce.