Imagine waking up to the relaxing sound of waves from a fancy hotel along the world’s eleventh longest coastline. With a gorgeous backdrop, dazzling combination of turquoise and blue waters and white sand, who can resist a stay at one of these Muslim-friendly accommodations in one of the idyllic islands of Greece?
Greece boasts beautiful warm and dry summers, and mild winters. To fully enjoy the best of what the Greek islands have to offer, visit the heavenly beaches between May and October! Read more to have a little inspiration for you to visit the beautiful Greek islands!
1. Villa TramountanaCredit: BlueVillas on Facebook
Definitely on (almost) everyone’s bucket list, we start with the dreamy island of Santorini! Strategically placed 400 metres from the white sandy beaches and 4.5 km from Fira town, the luxury private villas of Villa Tramountana tops the list!
There’s just so many breathtaking aspects to this villa. Just picture for a moment – waking up to glorious, unobstructed views of Aegean Sea, beautiful architecture and the interiors cleverly decorated with modern and vintage furniture. A luxurious escape that spoils guests with private swimming pools, outdoor yards and beautiful lounge, it is an ideal sanctuary for families and couples and private enough for a stress-free hijab free option for the females. Holding the BlueVillas Award Winning Concierge Service, you know you are in good hands.
While it may be a little hard to find halal eateries in Santorini, there are a couple of places serving seafood, vegetarian and even vegan dishes. Some vegan restaurants in Santorini to check out are Taverna Glaros, Kandouni and Karma. For some halal meals, head over to Avocado Restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine! Do take note that alcohol is served in the establishment, and that not all the meals are halal. There are however several halal and vegetarian options for you to pick from their menu!
Credit: @oscardilaudo on InstagramRates
: From USD556
: Vourvoulos, Santorini
2. Iliovasilema SuitesCredit: Iliiovasilema Suites, Santorini on Facebook
Literally holding the meaning ‘sunset’, Iliovasilema Suites is perched on the enchanting Caldera. Enjoy delicious breakfast served to your private balcony built 350 metres above sea level, and a hot tub at the terrace where you get to observe the dazzling Greece sunset.
Credit: Iliiovasilema Suites, Santorini on Facebook
This exclusive luxury accommodation is everything that you need – stunning views of the caldera, not too crowded and situated at a comfortable location. The town of Fira is just a leisure 20-minute stroll, and walk to Oia is two hours, but the beautiful scenery to there is definitely worth it! There are also affordable ATV rentals if you are up for some adventure.
: From USD355Address
: Imerovigli 84 700, Greece
3. Sophia Luxury SuitesCredit: Sophia Luxury Suites on Facebook
Live up your dream in none other than Santorini, and spending your days in a cave hotel suite! A private plunge pool of a cliffside hotel? Count me in!
Credit: Sophia Luxury Suites on Facebook
With rooms taking design cues from Santorini’s whitewashed aesthetic, Sophia Suites offers a hot tub, spa baths in your private bathroom and service that is second to none. Not only that, you can expect a traditional Greek breakfast prepared daily a la carte, with seafood-only options. The cave room which is out of the world, the unique beauty of Santorini, and a tantalizing sunset seafood dinner, will make your stop in the island a once in a lifetime experience. Just remind the hotel staff to prepare your food without any alcohol and purely seafood or vegetarian dishes!
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Note: We've contacted Sophia Luxury Suites and while they do have seafood and vegetarian options which is prepared with no alcohol, it is prepared in the same kitchen as their non-halal meals so do dine at your own discretion!
: From USD318
: Imerovigli, Santorini
4. Canaves Oia SuitesCredit: Canaves Oia on Facebook
Want a little Midas touch in your stay in one of the most beautiful Greek islands? Look no other than Canaves Oia Suites! This luxe suite will have their featherlight pillows, bespoke Italian sofas and open air spas ready for your arrival.
Credit: Canaves Oia on Facebook
Adapted from existing caves, their individual rooms were decorated with respect to the Cycladic architecture. With antique furniture, river-like plunge pool, infinity pool at the outside this laid-back boutique hotel will not disappoint. For that luxurious moment, you can even take a chartered cruise with the hotels’ sailing yacht, and opt for a Mediterranean Muslim-friendly dinner under a blanket of stars.
: From USD402Address
: Main street, Oia
5. Villa BozonosCredit: Bozonos Luxury Villa on Facebook
Your search for luxury infused with warm Greek hospitality with ends here at Villa Bozonos! This extravagant villa lies on the stunning hill of Akrotiri, over the island of Zakynthos.
Credit: Bozonos Luxury Villa on Facebook
The individual rooms have a veranda boasting the jaw-dropping views of Ionian Sea, Cephalonia and the Peloponnese. Surrounded by lush gardens, the rooms also has private swimming pools and is perfect for a cosy retreat for families, couples or a fun getaway for a group of friends. For that extra luxury, there are whirlpool bathtubs in the rooms, yoga room and even a bowling alley in the hotel area!
At Zakynthos island, there may not be halal restaurants available, but that doesn’t mean it is hard to find a Muslim-friendly eatery! There are numerous restaurants around serving vegan meals such as Yard of Taste and Nostimon Imar. Yard of Taste has quite extensive vegetarian and vegan dishes, where they prepare creative versions of Greek signature dishes such as moussaka! Do take note that there is alcohol served in the restaurants, so please dine at your own discretion.
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: From USD432Address
: Akrotiri, Zakynthos Town 29100
6. Villa IliosCredit: Airbnb
If you are looking for a cosy AirBnB accommodation for a memorable holiday with your family or friends, Villa Ilios is the one! Set over two levels, there are plenty of space for everyone, complete with air conditioning, DVD player, barbecue area, and marble staircase. And don’t fret, there is also a private pool, surrounded by a stone patio with sun beds for your family to lounge at. And you guessed it right, the views from the pool are to die for!
Set at the lovely area of Nissaki in Corfu island, there are supermarkets, a bakery and bays for you to explore. The island itself has so much history for you to learn about, and great cultural influence. As the island is pretty small, you can even rent a bike to explore the areas properly. For a getaway away from the popular Santorini island, this is the perfect escape for a hijab free holiday!
While there are no halal restaurants in Corfu island itself, there are Muslim-friendly eateries serving vegetarian dishes such as Kohinoor Indian Restaurant, Café Noah and Himalaya.
: From USD724Address
: Kerkira 490 83, Greece
7. Luxury VillasCredit: Luxury Paros Villa on Facebook
A gorgeous accommodation nestled on a hilltop overlooking the Aegean Sea and neighboring Greek islands? Sign us up please. This villa can fit 6 people comfortably and boasts a fireplace and a traditional oven, Parian marble bathroom decorated with shells from the island and barbecue. And what's so Muslim-friendly about this accommodation? Think about it, you will be able to enjoy the privacy of the whole apartment with your loved ones and family for a hijab-free holiday! Also, with a great location close to the picturesque tavernas (Greek restaurant), it’ll be a bliss to end of your day with a perfect sunset dinner with your family.
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To create your own Greek island cruise, you can easily catch one to Mykonos or Santorini. Paros is probably a Greek island that has never come across your feed, but that’s the reason why it’s the time to explore what the island has to offer! Aliki is a seaside resort area and boasts some of the most special coves to dive or swim, and also a place to let your adrenaline rush with the numerous water sports. There is even a museum here for you to visit and several cultural events throughout the year to fully immerse yourself in this Greek island!
: From USD283
: Aliki, Paros, Cyclades, South Aegean
8. Daio Coves Luxury ResortCredit: Daios Cove on Facebook
Perched on a hillside with a private bay as its backdrop, and 165 private saltwater plunge pools in the rooms, you know that you are in for a treat! Be spoilt with a personalized pillow menu, marble-lined bathroom and rain shower. It can’t get any more better than this.
Indulge in an awesome plunge pool and enjoy some of the best sunrises and sunsets from a great location. There is even a kids’ club inside the hotel for the little ones, as well as water sports for the adventurous souls. Even your 4-year-old kid will be able to learn waterski here! It is absolutely family friendly as well, with cots, children cutleries and pool gates in the family rooms. This resort is a little isolated, so you may also opt to rent a car to explore the different special places that Crete has. Not to worry about dining, as you can opt for delicious seafood Greek or Mediterranean meals, and even vegetarian options.
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Located at the most southern island of the country, Crete possess a special, distinctive beauty with plenty of cultural and archaeological interests, including Dikteon caves. There is also temple ruins to marvel at, which is located at Knossos. If you are bringing your little ones along, it is a great island with its calm waters.
: From USD495
: Vathi Beach, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 72100
Visiting the idyllic Greek islands, then taking a dip in your own private pool any time you wish, have a candlelit seafood or veggie dinner straight to your rooms, and watching the sunset with your family or loved ones from your villa. And then, repeat. Time to go and explore the Greek islands now? Yes, please!
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