Greece is a summer classic and although I missed the opportunity to visit it this summer, I am still dreaming about it. They say if you dream it, you can do it, and something tells me I will be there sooner rather than later! Greece is capable of so many kinds of experiences, depending on your traveler type. Whether it is backpacking or solo travelling, a food oriented travel experience, a strictly romantic escapade, or for an important life event such as your honeymoon, and of course, even luxurious travel, which is my personal favorite, Greece can deliver! For Greece first timers, one place is definitely not enough. I suggest three easily accessible destinations that will give you a well rounded first encounter with the luxurious side of Greece.
Athens is definitely your starting point. You can pre-arrange your hotel transfer from the airport and be at a design hotel, right in the beating heart of the ancient part of Athens in a luxurious limousine, made possible by the stunning AthensWas hotel’s VIP concierge service. This way you can avoid waiting around in the heat of the city that is common in the summer months, arrive within the shortest time possible in absolute comfort and style, and check-into your room hassle free! For experiencing the ultimate Athenian luxury, choose the Hellenic Grande Suite, which is a suite with a panoramic Acropolis view and prepare to be amazed at every glance you take. More incredible, luxurious Athenian experiences to be had in this wonderful hotel are the private dining option on the rooftop that hosts the Sense Fine Dining restaurant, half or full day private tours showing you all the top highlights of the city, plus, wait for it. . .helicopter transfers to Greek islands!
Onto the islands now and one absolutely serene island recommendation, also accessed via VIP helicopter service, is Folegandros island. A place that allows you to connect with the wild landscapes that seem to be untouched by time, yet still in the soothing comfort of another design hotel that offers you all the modern day, luxurious amenities: Anemi hotel. Surrender to the enchanting combination of the refreshing simplicity of true island tradition with the true luxury of sophisticated hospitality. This child friendly hotel in Folegandros will take care of your young ones like their own; parents are sure to have a stress-free holiday here with all the child services. A children’s swimming pool, an outdoor playground, an indoor playroom, a children’s menu, a cinema and an internet corner for their entertainment, as well as child and baby care on request means they can be occupied in a setting that is safe, secure, and simply serene! For adults, alone time is not the only added value; fitness and leisure here are taken to another level. There is no excuse to not get your wellness on. And to amplify the sensation of wellness achieved, the Lure seafood restaurant will most certainly lure your senses and leave you fully satiated.
One of the most cosmopolitan and well known Cycladic islands in close proximity to Folegandros is the sublime Santorini. A gorgeous island with a riveting history, that is responsible for its alluring and one-of-a-kind shape, its clifftop settlements, its colourful beaches. An exceptionally romantic place to be that promises absolute seclusion to harbour your most intimate moments, filled with luxurious sparkles lies in the Akrotiri area; Santorini Luxury Boutique hotel of Astarte Suites will be your ultimate hideaway, lavishing you and your significant other in luxuries fit for Kings and Queens. Choose the magnificent Honeymoon Suite in Santorini’s sanctuary and feel like you are the only two people in the world. Dine at the in house Alali restaurant and be prepared to savour the best of Santorinian cuisine while you gaze at the Caldera from a unique vantage point. For the most luxurious experience of them all, opt for a Santorini catamaran or yacht cruise, and discover the most picture perfect coves at your leisure.