Must-see hotels in Cyclades

  • Semeli Hotel

    Hora (Mykonos)

    Expansive grounds, a glamorous restaurant terrace and swimming pool, and dozens of stylish, contemporary rooms combine to make this one of Mykonos’…

  • Katerina Mare

    Paros

    In a word: lovely. Light-filled suites are classy and pristine, each with a great view and every convenience, including kitchenettes. Service is stellar…

  • Villa Roussa

    Fira

    This place is all about location. Minutes from the caldera (without the prices to match) and seconds from the bus station (but thankfully out of earshot),…

  • Salt

    Milos

    Set on a pebbly shoreline, this upmarket hotel offers sophistication, luxury and sea views. The decor is strikingly minimal: mainly white with natural…

  • Kontseta

    Kythnos

    Easily the nicest option in town, these modern studio apartments are a cut above, with fresh decor and fine views. They are high above the ferry quay,…

  • Hotel Kamari

    Sifnos

    Kamari provides spacious double rooms and fully equipped studios, with vine-draped balconies and very helpful staff. Sea views cost a little extra; steep…

  • Windmill Bella Vista

    Sifnos

    A converted Cycladic windmill is the atmospheric pick of the spacious, high-beamed apartments and studios at this small hotel, clustered around an…

  • Tassoula Rooms

    Milos

    Run by a friendly family, this place is good value. Some of the spacious, bright rooms have tiny balconies overlooking the flowering inner courtyard, and…

  • Cavo D’Oro

    Andros

    Tucked above a popular waterfront restaurant, these four simple, pleasant, en suite rooms are excellent value. Each has a balcony with views over the…

  • Filoxenia Studios

    Kythnos

    These well-priced, fully equipped apartments and studios are set behind a terrace filled with palms and flowering shrubs. It's located on the square just…

  • Antonis Rooms

    Kastro

    On the road as it winds up to Kastro, these simple, spotless rooms beckon. They're terrific value, with a communal kitchen and a terrace with splendid…

  • San Giorgio Hotel

    Mykonos

    Let your biggest holiday dilemma be where to recline: by the pool at this luxe, laid-back hotel, at Paradise Beach (seven minutes’ walk) or at Paraga…

  • Fresh

    Hora (Mykonos)

    In the heart of town, with a lush and leafy garden and highly regarded on-site restaurant, Kalita, Fresh has compact and stylishly minimalist rooms with a…

  • Orkos Beach Hotel

    Naxos

    Popular with Mikri Vigla kitesurfers, rooms here are clean and comfy, with prominent wooden beams and a soothing blonde-wood and cream palette. Rooms come…

  • Nikoleta Rooms

    Tinos

    Little Nikoleta is one of Hora's best-value options, tucked away in a side street down the southern end of town. There’s a lovely garden, and some rooms…

  • Captain Manolis

    Paros

    In the Old Town maze and close to the waterfront, this clutch of simple rooms clusters around a quiet, flower-filled courtyard. Unbeatable location and…

  • Alisachni

    Serifos

    Friendly owner Giorgios runs a clutch of spacious, spotless rooms with kitchenettes and bug netting on the windows, just a couple of minutes' walk from…

  • Villa Helios Studios

    Milos

    Rising high above the port, these five large self-catering studios are neat as a pin and decorated in an attractive traditional style, with sea-view…

  • Hotel Efrosini

    Sifnos

    This well-kept, family-run hotel is one of the best on the Platys Gialos strip. Small balconies overlook a leafy courtyard with the sea lapping just in…

  • Hotel Serie

    Cyclades

    Just a few minutes' walk from labyrinthine Ioulida, this compact hotel offers a cluster of light, brightly painted rooms with hilly views from the…

  • Andriani's Guest House

    Hora (Mykonos)

    This clutch of typical Cycladic rooms and studios sits a short but steep walk from the heart of Hora. Relax after your exertions in the peaceful garden.

  • Narkissos Hotel

    Santorini

    A decent budget option at the southern end of Kamari, close to the beach and with well-kept rooms. Outside the summer peak, room prices tumble (€35).

  • Studios Nikos

    Sifnos

    These welcoming, well-equipped studios with kitchenettes sit at a sparkling corner of Vathy Bay, with a grassy lawn right next to the shore.

  • Studios Betty

    Milos

    Enjoy glorious sunset views from this complex of four simple studios at Plaka’s cliff edge.

  • Hotel Sofia

    Fira

    Comfortable, with a touch of character, these half-dozen petite rooms at the heart of Firostefani are a great alternative to the bustle of Fira. There’s…

  • Peristeronas Village

    Mykonos

    Around 2km from Mykonos Town, by the turn-off for Agios Sostis and Panormos beaches, this is a place that's equally popular with holidaying middle-aged…

  • Coco-Mat Eco Residences

    Serifos

    Overlooking Vagia beach, this cluster of miners' houses has been turned into a trendy if somewhat overpriced hotel. Its split-level residences (with…

  • Hotel Matina

    Hora (Mykonos)

    Run by the delightful Maria, this small hotel basks in the lush greenery of its garden. The cheery rooms are spick and span and livened up with colourful…

  • Koula Camping

    Paros

    With plenty of trees and just footsteps from the sea, this is the only place in Parikia to pitch your tent. Bathrooms could be cleaner, the 2-bed safari…

  • Vaos Windmill

    Milos

    A footpath behind and above Trypiti's main church leads to this windmill, converted into a two-bedroom house, sleeping up to four people. There's a fully…

  • MyCocoon

    Hora (Mykonos)

    A lot of thought has gone into this stylish hostel including custom-made bunks, which are like Cycladic houses in miniature, allowing dorm dwellers some…

  • Hotel Tinion

    Tinos

    This old-school, year-round central hotel dates from the 1920s, and has a broad verandah and sweeping stairs leading to comfortable, high-ceilinged rooms…

  • Santorini Camping

    Fira

    On the eastern outskirts of town, this hostel and campground has some shade, some musty tents with beds, and poor ratio of guests per bathroom and poor…

  • Lefteris Hotel & Apartments

    Hora (Mykonos)

    A bougainvillea draped entrance leads to pristine, compact rooms and a warm welcome at this 10-room and three-apartment guesthouse, established by the…

  • Pension Kalogera

    Hora (Mykonos)

    Aggeliki, the kind and hospitable owner of this pension, runs a simple, clean and super-central place and is a wealth of information. She also restores…

  • Aegiali Camping

    Amorgos

    Basic facilities a block back from the beach, with tents under the vines (if you can nab a spot early, otherwise you bake in the sun). There are showers…

  • Fira Backpackers Place

    Fira

    Close to the centre of Fira, this will-do-in-a-pinch hostel suits sociable shoestringers. It helps if you don't mind less than spotless common facilities,…

  • Coralli Camping & Bungalows

    Serifos

    Right on Livadakia Beach, this well-equipped eucalyptus-shaded campground also has ‘bungalows’ (en-suite rooms) with mountain or sea views. The complex…

  • Aliprantis Hotel

    Paros

    Not many budget-friendly options in Naoussa, but this is a decent one right on the central square. Rooms are simple but spotless. The town's hotspots are…