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Welcome to my selection of charming small hotels, bed and breakfasts and guesthouses in Greece! 

I’ve been living in Greece since 1998, and have spent much of my time here travelling around, looking for unique and charming small hotels, bed and breakfasts and guesthouses. My favourite discoveries are presented on this website. They are hotels and other types of accommodation marked by character, charm, friendliness, history, style and beauty. There are some really nice places to stay in Greece and I'm here to help you find them.

I hope my website will help you to sample life in Greece at its very best and to travel the country in style. Discover the most beautiful and charming small hotels in Greece! If you would like to be among the first to hear about the hotels I visit, simply "like" my page on Facebook. And if you want the perfect 'travel companion', get a copy of my new book!   

                                                                                                                       Jacoline Vinke                              


       .... And check out some of my latest discoveries,
       some very different small hotels and guesthouses -
       wonderful escapes in Greece:

  The Aigli
A 200-year-old town house converted into a romantic little hotel in a quiet street in the capital of Lefkada. Stylish rooms & suites; a charming courtyard garden and a delicious breakfast.

An eco-friendly hide-away in a totally virgin corner of the island of Andros. Comfortable, stylish stone houses, total quiet, beautiful nature, a stunning beach and a laid-back, slightly bohemian atmosphere. An upscale version of the Robinson Crusoe experience; the perfect place to unwind.

Villa Ippocampi

A small Cretan hotel that I love because it has this adorable little café and the kindest owners. On top of that, it has spacious suites, a sparkling swimming pool, a quiet setting with lots of entertainment nearby. Perfect for families!



Ithaki, I think, is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. This old converted olive press in the little town of Vathy is a gem, a striking blend of old and new, and a very comfortable and welcoming place to stay.


Theophano Art Hotel

Stay in a reconstructed Byzantine house within the city walls of the Kastro of Monemvasia only steps away from the sea. A charming hotel with cosy traditional bedrooms, elegant suites, and inviting communal spaces where art is central.


Ktima Bellou

A fantastic hotel on the slopes of Mount Olympus, offering delicious home-cooked meals, charming and comfortable accommodation, and a warm and friendly welcome. Great for lovers of the outdoors!


Kinsterna Hotel & Spa

One of the most beautiful hotels in Greece. An immaculately restored 13th century manor house that sits in the hills near Monemvasia. It has been turned into a luxurious spa hotel with a fantastic swimming pool, excellent food and a relaxed atmosphere. For spoiling holidays!


Red Tractor Farm

An old 7-acre family property with vineyards and olive groves in the hilly landscape only a few-minute stroll from the beach and the port of the Cycladic island of Kea. Beautiful cottages, a quiet atmosphere, and an environmentally friendly approach.


Coco-Mat Hotel Nafsika

A city hotel situated in a quiet residential neighbourhood Kifisia, one of Athens’ most beautiful suburbs. The look is stylish; the feeling is clean and fresh; the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the beds are superb. You will feel at home.



A stylish and superbly comfortable eco/agro retreat in the midst of olive groves, where you can simply relax and unwind, but where you can also participate in yoga, meditation, tai chi, photography, wine making and cooking workshops and seminars. 


Citta dei Nicilani

This stylish little hotel – an 18th century property in historical village in southern Mani – has eight beautiful rooms, wonderful terraces, caring owners, and fantastic food. A great place for off-the-beaten-track holidays with a touch of discreet luxury.


An adorable bed & breakfast on the island of Paxos in the Ionian Sea. Charming rooms and cottages with an exotic touch, a beautiful little garden, a plunge pool and wonderful hosts. Not far from amazing beaches. One of my favourites. 
  Lotus Tree

An imposing 19th century mansion in a quiet spot close to the central square of Portaria (Pelion) with fresh modern interiors, comfortable bedrooms and a Jacuzzi to relax the muscles after walks through the mountains or a day on the ski slopes.

Ktima Lemonies

A small restored farmhouse and stables set in a 3-acre property with heaps of olive and fruit trees, cypresses and vegetable gardens. This little bed and breakfast with only a few (very charming) rooms, on the island of Andros in the Cylcades is a hidden gem. 

  Elounda Island Villas

In a part of Crete that known for its luxury resorts, this family-run place is delightfully different. Simple but charming maisonettes with a wonderful little café/restaurant are set by the water on a small island just off (and connected to) the coast of Elounda. Magical!



The “castle” rock of Monemvasia is one of Greece’s most magical places. Let Isabelle and Chris, a charming Swiss Greek-Canadian couple, welcome you in one of their adorable houses set on the rocky slopes of this spectacular medieval little town.



A family-run boutique hotel in the centre of Thessaloniki. A beautiful historical building, elegant interiors combining old charm and modern design, and rooms and suites with a distinct feeling of luxury.


Caragol Point

On the hillside on the northeast coast of Corfu, this beautiful converted 19th century olive press offers great luxury, total quiet, amazing views, and accommodation for just one couple. A very romantic escape for two, it has honeymoon written all over it!



A chic but relaxed seafront hotel close to the town of Chania that breathes easy-going stylishness, friendliness and happiness. A sandy beach at your doorstep, a beautiful swimming pool, excellent rooms, and really good food. Great for lazy holidays and perfect with children.