Must-see hotels in Cyclades

  • Argonauta Hotel

    Paros

    Right on the main town square, the Argonauta offers snug rooms, airy suites with balconies and boutique stylings, plus some downright lovely common areas…

  • Villa Mezzo Traditional Cave House

    Santorini

    In the middle of the countryside, not far from the Wine Museum, this cave house gives you a chance to experience Santorini's traditional dwellings (even…

  • Meltemi

    Small Cyclades

    Genuinely warm hospitality is the hallmark of this family-run pension and restaurant in the heart of Hora. Rooms are comfy and simple. You have a choice…

  • Marcos Rooms

    Oia

    This traditional cave house is among the very few midrange options in Oia. Run by hospitable Marcos, it consists of an atmospheric subterranean double and…

  • Stelios Place

    Santorini

    This small, family-run hotel has a great position set back from the main drag in Perissa, one block from the beach. Well-equipped rooms sparkle with…

  • Anna Villas

    Small Cyclades

    These fresh, bright studios with kitchenettes are charming and run with warmth. All have balconies overlooking either the town beach or the countryside…

  • Maïstrali

    Small Cyclades

    Up the main road through the village from the port, Maïstrali offers a range of simple, good-value rooms and apartments with rates that tumble to €30 out…

  • Apollon Village Hotel

    Cyclades

    Rising in tiers above Klissidi Beach, these individual rooms, studios and apartments with glorious views are each named after a Greek god and remain…

  • Beach House Antiparos

    Antiparos

    This is a glossy boutique resort on Apandima beach, with a ‘beach house’ comprising nine suites (some family-sized). There’s an upmarket beachside…

  • Bill & Coo Suites & Lounge

    Hora (Mykonos)

    Consisting of 32 luxuriously styled suites overlooking the dramatic infinity pool, this intimate boutique hotel unashamedly woos romancing couples. The on…

  • Kavalari Hotel

    Fira

    One of Fira's top-value hotels, Kavalari is at the heart of the action and offers standard rooms (which are nothing special) and atmospheric cave rooms…

  • Apollon Studios

    Amorgos

    With a nautically themed entrance, this guesthouse in the heart of the village has studios with well-equipped kitchens and harbour-view balconies. Rooms…

  • Ostria Studios

    Cyclades

    These comfy rooms and studios are lovingly decorated. Margarita has three sets of rooms – Ostria Studios Spilia, Agnanti and Molos; Spilia is on the far…

  • Studios Eleni II

    Tinos

    A stone’s throw from the main church, this beautiful complex has whitewashed walls, pale linen and a supremely photogenic Cycladic courtyard. Eleni also…

  • Hotel Kalypso

    Paros

    This cheerful complex has a fresh feel thanks to the attentive care and upgrades by its owners. Inside there’s a surprisingly chic lounge and simple,…

  • Aegean of Amorgos

    Amorgos

    With stylish rooms in whites and creams opening out onto little private terraces and an outdoor chill-out area with sun loungers overlooking the…

  • Pension Amorgos

    Amorgos

    There’s a good deal of character in this traditional guesthouse, with bright and well-kept rooms right on the waterfront. It has the same owner as…

  • Despina’s Rooms

    Hora (Naxos)

    Fronted by a sign featuring a buxom mermaid, Despina has been renting simple, comfy rooms for more than 50 years, and they’re a steal. Tucked away in the…

  • Minoa Hotel

    Amorgos

    Right near the waterfront, this family-run place couldn’t be more convenient for early-morning ferries. Service is friendly, and the sweet, neat rooms…

  • Avra Pension

    Ios

    Down a lane behind the yacht marina at the port, Katerina runs this delightful guesthouse with warmth and efficiency, and at bargain prices (outside the…

  • Pavezzo

    Ios

    This place is just steps from Hora but away from the night-time noise, on a quiet side road to Kolitsani Beach. The seven rooms are a steal; clean and…

  • Ostria

    Cyclades

    Run by a welcoming local couple (little English spoken), this sweet guesthouse consists of several spotless rooms with kitchenettes, with great views down…

  • Anna’s Place

    Small Cyclades

    Located on high ground above the port is this lovely, well-run complex, set in pretty gardens and with balconies taking in sweeping views. Inside, each…

  • Pension Irene

    Ios

    Lots of options here, just back from the yacht marina in Ormos, with double rooms right through to a two-bedroom apartment. A quiet location with a…

  • Mimallis Houses

    Milos

    Mimallis rents two small houses in Plaka (sleeping two), and one right on the water in Klima (sleeping up to five) – each is different, comfortable and…

  • Hotel Jason

    Mykonos

    This friendly midpriced hotel, with spotless, tiled rooms (some with heavy wooden beams, some with kitchenettes) is in an odd location. Hora and three…

  • Ippokampos Beachfront Hotel

    Hora (Naxos)

    Part of a stylish, all-white beachfront complex that includes a restaurant-bar, this nine-room hotel offers accommodation kitted out with a dash of…

  • Studios Niovi

    Serifos

    On the furthest eastern curve of Livadi’s bay, about a 15-minute walk from the centre, these immaculate apartments look over the broad expanse of the bay,…

  • Iliovasilema

    Small Cyclades

    In Hora, but perched at the port end of town with king-of-the-castle sunset views ('iliovaselima' means sunset), rooms here are small, simple and spotless…

  • Aegeon Hotel

    Ios

    Providing a higher level of comfort to a younger crowd than surrounding beachside places, this smart little hotel offers simple whitewashed rooms…

  • Pension Petros

    Fira

    Three hundred metres east of the square in Fira, Petros offers decent rooms at good rates, but no caldera views. This is an ultrafriendly, family-run…

  • Aglaia Studios

    Sifnos

    In the evenings, you can sit on your balcony and watch the lights of Kamares across the bay. By day, a few steps take you down to the swimming platform,…

  • Camping Antiparos

    Antiparos

    This chilled-out beachside campground is planted with bamboo ‘compartments’ and cedars. There's a restaurant and minimarket and Greece's first designated…

  • Hotel Harama

    Small Cyclades

    Freshly renovated rooms, two lovely beaches an easy walk away and a vine-draped onsite restaurant serving excellent Greek classics are among the boons…

  • Rooms Kaminia

    Cyclades

    A whitewashed staircase next to the post office in Kastro leads up to this complex of four simple studios – large and spotless, with kitchen facilities,…

  • Stavros Hotel

    Sifnos

    Grapevines curl over the balconies of this main street hotel that offers good service and excellent, spacious studios with kitchenettes and sea views. A…

  • Speires Hotel

    Small Cyclades

    This stylish boutique is a short walk uphill from the port, with white decor and flash bathrooms with all the mod cons. Superior double rooms can fit a…

  • Villa Kalamiotissa

    Cyclades

    A handsome complex of rooms and studios, all white and pale blue with lovely stonework. It sits on the quiet southwestern edge of Hora, with spectacular…

  • Hotel Galini

    Paros

    Run by a local family for three generations, this spic-and-span hotel has simple, comfortable rooms. Ask for a balcony and a sea view. It’s opposite the…

  • Pension Joanna

    Hora (Mykonos)

    Veteran traveller Kostas used to run neighbouring Hotel Lefteris, but has moved directly next door and now owns this striking white-and-plum complex of…