Semeli Hotel is the perfect combination of high-end luxury with laid-back island style. The hotel is beautiful and impeccably designed, but nothing feels over-the-top. The style is simple and tasteful, highlighting the beauty of the island’s natural surroundings.
It has an excellent location – just removed enough from the bustle of the town, while still being within easy walking distance to everything. Indeed, all of the town’s best gay bars and clubs are at most 10 minutes away.
All the rooms at Semeli are decorated in a contemporary and understated style, dominated by the island’s ever-present white color scheme. Most have been recently renovated, meaning they feel fresh and new. All have a veranda or balcony, but we recommend splurging on the ones with a hot tub terrace. Several suites are available, which are ideal for groups of friends or for a more luxurious experience.
Semeli takes its Greek food very seriously, and you can taste the region’s exceptional seafood and centuries of culinary tradition at the hotel’s two fine dining restaurants. Breakfast is also a traditionally Greek affair, with home-made pastries and a generous selection of fresh local ingredients.
The hotel also boasts a small gym and a spa offering a variety of packages. There are two outdoor pools, one heated and one not. The larger, central pool has plenty of luxurious lounging space and a great bar.
Why We Love It
♥ Honeymoon-standard boutique retreat in a quiet yet fairly central corner of Chora
♥ Couples popular choice hotel and perfect for groups of six people sea views suite
♥ Only 5 mins walk to Elysium sunset bar and 9 mins to Jackie O Bar