10 of the best small Mediterranean hotels: readers’ travel tips

Triumphing tip: The best Lifestyles, Syros
Picture a Cycladic island that no person Atticus Blog  seems to know. It’s smooth to get to, clean to discover, with sandy sheltered seashores nearly empty in summer season. The restaurants have real cooks without Mykonos costs and the locals are truly happy to look you. That is Syros, and our inn is The coolest Lifestyles in Poseidonia. We found it on a natural farm web page, however even though it is in a vineyard, with olives and figs, the restored conventional stone cottages are critically comfy. The Australian owners stay close by and make certain you revel in the quality of the island: wines, walks, seashores, the many song gala’s. You may cook at domestic (the kitchens are expensive) the usage of greens from the gardens, or walk right down to the water’s area for a desire of tavernas.
• Studio from €40 a night time,
Elspeth Reid

Casa Vitae, Rethymnon, Crete
Casa Vitae, Rethymnon; outside view
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A fantastically restored sixteenth-century Venetian manor house with idyllic courtyard garden, Casa Vitae is a winner. Not best for its area, structure and breakfasts, however additionally for the way its staff personify the Greek spirit of hospitality. Manager Maria, previously a lecturer, became a casualty of the of a’s financial downturn and relocated to Crete from Athens. Here, exemplary customer support (finding an overdue-night time optician to restore my specifications) and friendliness (inviting us to an eating place together with her family) makes a live so worthwhile.
• Doubles from €seventy five B&B, on Fb


The Crimson Fort, Kastellorizo
Studio room at the Purple Fort, Kastellorizo, Greece
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This little pension at the tiny Greek island of Kastellorizo is the Greece of a time long gone by: a really perfect horseshoe bay coated via pastel-coloured homes, crystal-clear waters, fishermen fixing their nets, smoking and gambling playing cards. Proprietors Monika and Damien are welcoming and honest. That is an area to break out the world, respect the splendor in Existence and permit lazy days go with the flow away. They have the cutest little olive lawn restaurant for lazy evenings chatting over wine. Ball-ache to get there, but more difficult to go away.
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Alianthos Suite, Crete
Alianthos Suite Crete
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We love this small B&B condo improvement at Tersanas at the Akrotiri peninsula near Chania. Comfy rooms open out right into a garden filled with fruit timber and plants, with swimming pool and tennis court and perspectives throughout the bay. It draws quiet comfy traffic, the staff are friendly and the sandy seashores and extraordinary traditional restaurants are inside on foot distance or short pressure. Been Here four times now over beyond seven years.



• Studio from €eighty, alianthos-suites. Gr
Becky Fleming

in Santa Anna, l’Estartit, Costa Brava
in Santa Anna, l’Estartit
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The region, rooms and restaurant on this hotel are all terrifi, as is the view from the breakfast terrace. It’s on the principle road inside the vintage town but you’ll No longer know it from the quiet rooms. It’s additionally close to the old port, diving centre and 5 miles of beach, with an immaculate, properly-maintained pool. It’s circle of relatives-owned and run.
• Doubles from €eighty two B&B,

Casas de Parauta, Andalucía
Casas de Parauta, Andalusia
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Casas de Parauta are scattered whitewashed villas inside the tiny village of Parauta. The interior is extremely good: extra white walls, minimalist designs, wooden-burning fireplaces, united states-fashion kitchen for extreme cooking and alluring beds. There are rooftop terraces for looking out on the galaxy that can’t be visible simply 40 mins away within the motels of the Costa del Sol. Once you turn the lights off at night you’re in pitch darkness. I had the best sleep ever. The village pool is yours to apply and the perspectives throughout the Sierra de las Nieves are lovely. Taking walks thru the Sierra is so non violent, aside from the bizarre eagle. Ana, who speaks exquisite English, can advise hiking routes. Out of doors of all however the busiest instances villas can be had for little extra than €60.
Casa for 2 from €60 a night,

Lodge Bahia Playa, Ibiza
resort Bahia Playa, Port des Torrent
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Port des Torrent is a lovable quiet bay just south of San Antonio. This -superstar resort is on a quiet junction 2 hundred metres from the beach and is pleasant and smooth with an authentically nearby vibe. The rooms are easy, all have balconies and the lodge will deliver a small fridge on request. There may be a huge reception place with a bar/eating place, and the front courtyard and a terrace after the pool at the rear. The nicely-stored pool has sufficient sunbeds. A respectable continental breakfast is optionally available.
• Doubles from €87 B&B,

B&B in Ortigia, Siracusa, Sicily
B&B in Ortigia, Siracusa
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I don’t suppose I’ve ever skilled some things like Caroline’s B&B on the tiny island of Ortigia, the ancient centre of Siracusa in Sicily. Each detail in her one-bedroom B&B makes the area since specific – together with the art within the rest room. Caroline is pleasant and full of tales – you’ll need to take a seat on her roof terrace garden, with views over the ocean, chatting all day. She’s out early to the market to get sparkling ricotta cheese for breakfast, and to the bakery to get Iris (deep fried ricotta-filled pastries). We ate in her fashionable kitchen, with selfmade lemon jam and bread and freshly brewed espresso and fresh orange juice.
• €70 a night time, on airbnb

Resort Miramare, Liguria
hotel Miramare, Liguria, Italy
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resort Miramare, within the walled city of Noli, offers fantastic views over the Ligurian sea from its balconies. Ancient seafaring families run this fascinating, stone-walled 3-megastar area with only a few rooms, adding to the pleasant intimated surroundings. Attempt the delicious minestrone di mare on the dinner menu or nibble at freshly made foccacia and olive bread for breakfast as the palm timber sway and the salty sea air whets your appetite.
• Doubles from €110 B&B, hotelmiramarenoli. It

Hotel Onda Verde, Praiano, Amalfi coast
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This captivating circle of relatives-owned lodge clings to the cliffs of the Amalfi coast. From the roadside you are taking a lift down and emerge in a tunnel bores through the rocks, which results in the rooms, all carrying Photograph-perfect sea perspectives. 1/2-board offers with candlelit dinner on the panoramic terrace are properly feed.