The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Greece

Where to Stay on Your First Trip to Greece

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Visiting Greece for the first time can be an exciting, yet overwhelming experience. With so many incredible hotels to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to stay. If you're deciding where to stay for your first visit to Greece, we've compiled a list of the best hotels for first time visitors. We analyzed all of the hotels in Greece based on price, location, amenities, guest ratings, and more to determine which would be the ideal places to stay for first timers. Whether you're here for just a few days or longer, these hotels offer the perfect combination of amenities, location, and price. For those visiting Greece for the first time, it's important to choose a hotel in a safe and convenient area to make the most of your first visit. You'll want to be close to the activities, shopping, and dining options, of course. When looking for hotels, consider the amenities they offer. Some hotels may have a fitness center, a bar or restaurant, a pool, or even a spa. All of these features can add to your overall enjoyment if you've never been to Greece before. Also, guest ratings and reviews are also important to consider when choosing a hotel. Whether you're visiting Greece for the first time, or you're a seasoned traveler, the best hotels in Greece for first-timers offer the perfect combination of comfort, convenience, and affordability. So, here's our list of suggestions for your next trip.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Agios Germanos Traditional Hotel

West Macedonia, Greece
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $78 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Located at Agios Germanos, Agios Germanos Traditional Hotel has great rooms from $78 (before taxes). It offers skiing, room service, a restaurant, a bar, and hiking. It has a terrific 9.40 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, first time visitors will especially love mountain views, laundry services, pet-friendly rooms, city views, and cooking classes at this relaxing hotel. Unwinding at the restaurant after sightseeing is a nice way to end the day. The price of this hotel is less than average for first time trip hotels, which makes it a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Spa/Wellness
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Hotel Perivoli

Argolis, Greece
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $146 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

A great place to stay is Hotel Perivoli which has nice rooms starting at $146. Offering an outdoor pool, skiing, room service, a restaurant, and scuba diving, it also has a great guest rating of 9.20 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Pyrgiotika. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers snorkeling, a bar, hiking, mountain views, and rooms with kitchens which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Having a kitchenette is a nice way for you to have some meals in the room, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Kitchen
  • Horse riding
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Pets allowed
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Altana Traditional Houses and Suites

Santorini, Greece
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $292 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Greece
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

We found Altana Traditional Houses and Suites to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $292. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and scuba diving, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 9.60 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at IMEROVIGLI - Santorini Imerovigli. You'll also find snorkeling, a bar, hiking, mountain views, and rooms with kitchenettes which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. It's always nice having a heated pool to relax in.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Horse riding
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Private pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Abyssanto Suites and Spa

Santorini, Greece
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $400 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Heated pool

With terrific rooms from $400, Abyssanto Suites and Spa, at Main Street - Santorini Imerovigli provides an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving. Its terrific guest rating is 9.40 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers snorkeling, a bar, parking, a kid-friendly buffet, and hiking. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. Everyone loves a nice pool, and you won't be disappointed with this one.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Parking
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


A Hotel Mykonos

Mykonos Island, Greece
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $107 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Greece
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly
  • Heated pool

A Hotel Mykonos has a great guest rating of 9.10 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving. The great rooms here start at $107 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at PO Box 237 Drakouri. Furthermore, it also offers snorkeling, a bar, breakfast, hiking, and mountain views, which is nice for first time visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice. Having a hot tub at this hotel is also a nice splurge.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Private pool
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Infinity pool
  • Saltwater pool


Apeiros Chora

Zagorohoria, Greece
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $155 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

The great guest rating of Apeiros Chora is 9.99 out of 10. This place has skiing, room service, a restaurant, a bar, and a kid-friendly buffet. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $155, and it's located at Kato Pedina. We also love the breakfast, hiking, mountain views, rooms with kitchenettes, and laundry services which are great for visitors. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. The room service is especially nice after a long day.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Skiing
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


The Saint Vlassis

Naxos, Greece
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $62 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Greece
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

A cool place is The Saint Vlassis because it has great rooms that start at $62. It has room service, a restaurant, scuba diving, snorkeling, and a bar, it also earned a great guest rating of 9.70 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Naxos Town Naxos 84300,. Only a short distance from the city center, travelers will especially love a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, mountain views, child care, and laundry services at this convenient hotel. It's also less than the average price for first time trip hotels, so it's a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Horse riding
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Breakfast in the room


Agalia Luxury Suites

Ios, Greece
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $264 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach

Agalia Luxury Suites offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $264 (before taxes). It's located at Tzamaria and has earned a guest rating of 9.60/10. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers snorkeling, a bar, breakfast, hiking, and mountain views which new visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. We always love being able to cook meals in a hotel room, and the kitchen here was a nice touch.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Beach
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Private pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool


Anteliz Suites

Santorini, Greece
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $242 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly

Located at Markou Nomikoy 89, Anteliz Suites has great rooms from $242 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and scuba diving. It has a terrific 9.60 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find snorkeling, a bar, breakfast, hiking, and rooms with kitchenettes which first time visitors will love. And this amazing hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. We love a fun pool bar, and this one is a nice spot to chill and relax by the pool.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Horse riding
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Private pool
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool


Saint Andrea Resort Hotel

Paros, Greece
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $201 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Greece
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

A great place to stay is Saint Andrea Resort Hotel which has nice rooms starting at $201. Offering an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and scuba diving, it also has a great guest rating of 9.50 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Kolympithres. Visitors will really like this fantastic hotel which also offers snorkeling, a bar, breakfast, hiking, and mountain views. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Snorkeling
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool


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How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in Greece?

Greece Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$96

Visitors will find a large range of terrific first time trip hotel choices when planning a visit to Greece. The price of these first time trip hotels can vary according to location, type, and amenities. The average first time trip hotel price in Greece based on data from 4177 hotels is an affordable $96. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Greece.

The average prices of our suggested first time trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $211
  • 4-star hotels: $122
  • 3-star hotels: $83
  • 2-star hotels: $61


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