Five new Mediterranean delights in Greece and Cyprus

Almyra - luxury hotels in Cyprus

When it comes to spending the summer in a warm climate, surrounded by beautiful beaches and dazzling blue waters, it’s hard to beat Greece and Cyprus, two of the best travel destinations in the Mediterranean. Recently, we’ve found it hard to get away from these two sun-kissed countries, and have fallen in love with some incredible boutique hotels in Greece and luxury hotels in Cyprus.

Senses Luxury Villas and Suites Elia

This collection of ten air-conditioned luxury villas is located in the town of Elia, close to the golden sands and overlooking the blue seas that line the shores of Mykonos. Perfect for families, couple or groups, the villas range from 1-4 bedrooms in size, offering cool comfort and privacy in a stylish setting, as well as your own balcony or terrace offering incredible views. Relax by the pool or take a speedboat out onto the water, before heading down to Elia beach or Mykonos town for a plate of traditional Greek food.

Senses Luxury Villas and Suites Elia – one of our boutique hotels in Greece

Senses Villa Ornos

Senses Villa Ornos is a sister property to the Senses Villas in Elias, located slightly further west in the resort of Ornos, just a couple of miles from Mykonos town. With its own private pool and incredible views overlooking the bay, this 5-bedroom villa is perfect for families or large groups. Relax at one of the many beach bars on Ornos Beach or, for a little more adventure, take advantage of the many watersports on offer. There’s also a host of great restaurants lining the beach perfect for whiling away the evenings.

Senses Villas Ornos - one of our boutique hotels in Greece

Casale Panayiotis

Hidden away in the beautiful mountains of Cyprus, Casale Panayiotis is a boutique hotel and spa packed with authentic charm, and makes for the perfect place to explore the island away from the tourist trail. There’s a wealth of activities on offer nearby, including hiking, fishing, rock climbing, cycling and exploring the nearby Byzantine monuments and wine trails, or you can unwind and relax at the spa, which offers a hydrotherapy room, sauna, steam room and snow cabin.

Casale Panayiotis - luxury hotels in Cyprus

Almyra

Located on the water’s edge near Paphos in Cyprus, Almyra is an affordable and contemporary boutique hotel surrounded by eight acres of landscaped gardens. Perfect for families, Almyra really has thought of everything, with four swimming pools to choose from as well as the adults-only Almyraspa. There’s a wide choice of sun-kissed beaches just minutes away, if you fancy lounging with some great sea views or getting a little more active with watersports such as sailing. The kids will be kept entertained with the kids and teen clubs, and by night you can all enjoy a great meal together at one of the six restaurants and bars on site.

Almyra - luxury hotels in Cyprus

Anassa

Annassa is the more luxurious sister of Almyra, located a little further north on the western coast of Cyprus. Indulge at the Thalassa spa, offering the ultimate in treatments across 18 treatment rooms, a sauna, a steam room, a gym and yoga classes. The more active will be spoilt for choice here as the hotel offers tennis, squash, quad biking and more, while down on the beach there’s fun to be had sailing and water-skiing. Complete with four restaurants, the food at Anassa is also excellent and offers something for even the fussiest of eaters.

Anassa - luxury hotels in Cyprus

Andrew Panteli
Andrew is a firm believer that travelling like a local inevitably leads to the best off-the-beaten-path finds which truly make a destination remarkably more memorable. From traditional Indian festivals in humid Hyderabad to fresh seafood pasta by the Sorrentine Peninsula, he appreciates variety when travelling. He hasn't been everywhere, but it’s on the list.