my Greek Hotel Resource Guide
which I put
together with the help of some of my friends in
Greece. I may be working on this guide and adding
hotels for the rest of my life but with several
thousand listed there are more than enough here to plan your
You may notice that on each page I encourage travelers to book with a Greek travel agency This
is because in my opinion and in the opinion of
many people who have used my sites, booking
directly with the hotel puts you at a disadvantage
in terms of planning the rest of your trip. In
other words if you book directly with the hotel
then you won't have anyone to help you with ferry
tickets, flights, or who can come to your aid
should any problems arise.
Also with the current economic situation you will be very happy to know that your travel agent is working over-time to keep your plans from going awry from a ferry boat strike, world-wide pandemic, or any other number of disruptions that are possible.
Automated On-line booking sites
are taking over the world of travel at the expense
of personal service.
visit an online hotel booking site
are contributing to the elimination of a species,
namely travel agents. Automated sites
take the personal aspects out of travel,
the human contact you get in planning a
trip. These companies are betting that the
traveling public won't care and to save a couple
dollars they will book with an automated service
rather than have an agent at their disposal who
can help them plan sensibly. The rich get richer
and one day your favorite travel agent will be
sitting at a big desk punching in numbers on a
keyboard for 10 hours a day, if he or she is lucky
enough to have a job. Yeah, this is the way
the world is these days but you don't have to go
along with it just as you don't have to shop at
the big mega-stores that have put your friendly
local shops out of business. Automated On-line
booking sites have more to do with the world of
stocks, shareholders and advertising revenue than
they do with the world of travel.
That being said... a large number of these hotels are linked to on-line booking sites because the hotels are well presented with photos and maps, you see guest reviews, compare similar hotels, and for example, on Booking.com for many hotels, your credit card is used as a reservation holder and you are not charged until you stay in the hotel. This eliminated a lot of angst during the deluge of cancellations because of the Corona Virus pandemic. People who booked hotels did not have to wait for refunds or accept vouchers for next season because their credit card and never been charged. So basically no matter how anti-corporate I may be, sometimes you just have to accept that they have put in the money, labor and research to create a system that works pretty good.
In the meantime you can use this guide and if you want to book with a Greek travel agency and include some of the hotels you have found here you can use my Create-an-itinerary page and the agency will book your hotels and the ferries to go with them.
I hope you find this useful and have as much fun
using it as I did making this site. In fact I hope
you have a lot more fun.
It was REALLY hard work.