Greece Is For . . . Everyone

March 9, 2019
Greek Islands Cruise

There are some destinations that can deliver on many fronts. Greece is one of them, fully capable of exceptional holiday experiences, for everyone! Whether you are looking towards Greece as a couple, a family, or even a solo traveler — you can be rest assured you will have the time of your life (provided you do your research first).

Santorini Secret Suites & Spa Oia Santorini

Greece for couples

Santorini, the iconic Greek island that oozes romance from every corner, every alley, every outline, every stone, pebble, and pore. If you are a couple and are considering visiting the Mediterranean for a romantic holiday that will remain etched in your mind for years to come, then Santorini is your number one choice. The most popular of Greek islands worldwide, pictures of its renowned sunset, the pristine, white cubist structures, the blue dome churches, the magnanimous volcano that dominates the Caldera view, have circulated over the internet and social media. They say a picture is worth a thousand words; sometimes a visual is worth a thousand pictures. So, you do the math. Experiencing such magnificent places in person at least once in your lifetime will beat even the most professional capture and override even the most emotive of narratives. Sometimes, a feeling cannot be described or captioned. It has to be experienced. Consider the stunning Santorini Secret Suites & Spa hotel in Santorini’s most popular location, Oia, where you can wrap yourselves in each other’s embrace, in the lap of luxury, always remembering that truest luxury is to be able to share intimate moments surrounded by such immense natural beauty with your other half.     

Detail of outdoors at Santorini Secret Suites & Spa in Santorini
Interiors of Santorini Secret Suites & Spa hotel
Santorini Secret Suites & Spa hotel view sunset

Greece for families

Porto Heli is a place that is frequently favored by many Athenians as their summer retreat destination that is relatively close to the capital, yet far enough to be considered a getaway. A perennial resort town that is coastal and inviting, its geomorphology makes it a special place that boasts an expansive lacy shoreline of gulfs and bays. Given that although it is a place that few foreigners know about, it is highly popular with Greeks, the town has developed a highly advanced tourist infrastructure being able to fully deliver wonderful holidays, almost all year round. This is good news for families, especially since we tend to have many requirements and high criteria when it comes to deciding where to vacation. Choosing a family oriented hotel that provides the necessary conditions that all members will be able to enjoy is important. AKS Hotel in Porto Heli is a personal favorite, with stunning sea views, family services and various board options to pick the one that suits your family most! A Kids clubs and even a Sea Water Park ensures your little ones can be engaged throughout the day, allowing some precious, alone time for parents who can blissfully relax on their own knowing their children are in good hands.

Porto Heli
AKS Porto Heli Hotel seafront
Portoheli Sea Park
Porto Heli Landscape

Greece for solo travelers

Not one place, but mostly everywhere. Depending on what kind of experience the solo traveler is seeking, there are certain guidelines to bear in mind when considering Greece. For example, those hell-bent on tasting the notorious party lifestyle of the Greek islands should steer towards Mykonos, Ios and Antiparos in the Cyclades, as well as Zakynthos in the Ionian sea. You can expect dancing through the night and past sunrise on the beach, making friends out of nowhere and finding many foreigners who were originally visitors, but decided to stay and work on the island to finance themselves for extending their visit indefinitely. Having fun on an island is by no means restricted to just these, however these three have a widespread reputation of being huge party islands. The nature loving solo travelers can embark on a pilgrimage of sorts to the likes of Kythira, Folegandros and the elusive Poliegos island that share the irresistible trait of pristine shores of azure, crystalline waters. These are quieter islands, favored by travelers who seek a more demure approach to holidaying, coupled with immaculate scenic landscape views that will feed your soul in a way you never knew possible. In some of these places you can have the most delicious meal you have ever savored, in local tavernas that may not be the most alluring at first sight, but will overcompensate you in terms of wholesome flavors you will taste for the first time in your life, and remember always. Greek island cruises could be a great way for solo travelers to get the most out of their vacation. The advantages are minimizing distances, allowing the desired level of social interaction with other fellow passengers, combining unique visuals as you sail from one place to the next, as well as incorporating some optional excursions to inland sites and landmarks that will further immerse you into the culture of each location.

Los Island Port
Mykonos Island
Poliegos island with Variety Cruises
Kythera Island
Helen-Marie Joyce is a SEO and Creative Copywriter. She is a Greek-American with a British education, having lived in both Greece and the UK. She specializes in travel and destination marketing in Greece. Having traveled within Greece and abroad, she has gained many priceless experiences. Discovering new cultures and interesting micro-cultures, visuals that will remain etched in the mind for years to come, and gastronomy that has now been associated with indelible memories. She has a passion for writing, to express her feelings, thoughts and reflections, as well as convey as vividly as possible, pictures made of words, of the places she considers worth visiting.
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I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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