Esperos Village Blue & Spa
Peeking out from pine and cypress trees, Esperos Village has a prime position overlooking the Aegean. A cluster of low-slung, white-washed buildings tumble down the bottle-green slopes like a classic Greek village. This hillside hideout ticks all the boxes for an idyllic Greek getaway: impeccable service, exclusive beach club, spacious rooms (some with private or shared pools), and an enticing spa with a hammam, sauna and indoor pool.
But the hotel’s crowning glory is its rooftop garden, lined with silvery olive trees and scattered with white day beds overlooking the sea – the perfect spot for a sultry Greek sunset. To one side is a gleaming infinity pool, edged by teak open-air pavilions shading sun beds; to the other is a hip bar with mosaic floor tiles, where mixologists rustle together creative cocktails.
The vast terrace dips to a sun deck with sea views and luxury loungers, edged by sweet-scented lavender. Inside there’s also a piano bar adjoining a glossy dining space, with live music and full-length windows, and an inviting Mediterranean restaurant hosting fun barbecue nights.
A lovely Greek taverna spills onto a courtyard, with twinkling fairy lights and shady trees, while down on the shore is a chilled beach club and freshwater swimming pool – a short walk down the hill, or an easy shuttle ride. Thatched cabanas with oceanic-blue day beds pepper the beach, while groups of young sun-seekers often team up for a game of beach volleyball on the sand. You’re a 10-minute drive from the nightlife of Faliraki or 20 minutes from Rhodes Town, but if you don’t want to go out at night, a DJ plays live music at Esperos Village a few times a week.A lovely Greek taverna spills onto a courtyard, with twinkling fairy lights and shady trees,