• 5 Star Hotel, Kavala
  • Room Only
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • No children under 12

The Imaret is, justifiably, one of Greece's most famous hotels. The Rough Guide calls it 'the best preserved Islamic building on Greek territory' and it is indeed unique.

Built in 1817, the hotel is in the heart of the old town on the hill overlooking the port. It has just 26 rooms and suites, housed within 3000 sq m of inner gardens, marble arcades, high domed ceilings and water features - truly a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city.

Rooms have been designed to preserve as many original features as possible, and so are all individual. Of course they all have the mod cons you'd expect - Wifi, AC, room safe, bath or shower with luxury amenities, mini-bar, hairdryer etc. - and views over the courtyard, gardens, town or port. No TV or balconies but there are plenty of sitting out areas in the gardens.

Within the gardens there is a large outdoor cistern in which guests are free to cool off (depth 1.10m). There is also a hidden heated indoor cistern.

Other than the gardens, hotel facilities include a rooftop terrace, upmarket restaurant (private dining can be arranged), spa with hamam and a range of treatments, and bar, where afternoon tea is served daily (using Fortnum & Mason teas of course!). Breakfast is available at a local charge.

If you can tear yourself away the nearest beach is 1700m (a short taxi ride), and others can be found at the edge of town and beyond.

Short stays are possible - we can't think of a lovelier way to end a holiday than a few nights here!