One of the great summer destinations, with everything from historic ruins to some of Europe’s hottest nightclubs, our luxury holidays in Greece offer a combination of hedonism and culture that is hard to beat.

Why we think you’ll love it

  • Crystal clear and warm seawater. In Sani, the white sandy beach will have you pinching yourself to make sure you didn't somehow board the flight to the Maldives instead
  • The clutch of recently-opened small hotels in wonderfully rustic locations - but with 5-star service
  • More ancient history than you can throw a stick at. Amphitheatres, columns, statues, archaeological remains abound in the crucible of the world's first European superpower so you can inject some culture into your luxury holiday
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Original Highlight

Takis’ Taverna in Limeni, Peloponnese. Fish so fresh you can see the next catch still swimming freely in front of your table, the best Greek salad you’ll find anywhere and crisp, excellent local white wine. It’s easy to see why locals travel from Athens to get here!

Olga, Original Traveller

A note on price

A romantic, relaxing break to gorgeous Santorini (staying in the best room on the island with a private pool, Club class flights and private transfers) would cost approximately £3,600 for two. Alternatively, families of four could expect to pay around £3,300 for a week in the Peloponnese’s Costa Navarino. Learn more about our pricing

Where to go in Greece

Mykonos

Mykonos

Cosmopolitan Mykonos is renowned for its nightlife (it has been described as the Ibiza of the Aegean, but the jury is out as to whether that's a good thing or not), trademark windmills and its attractive ‘capital’ Hora, considered one of the most beautiful towns in the Cyclades.

Mykonos
Santorini

Santorini

Crescent-shaped Santorini is perhaps the most famous Greek island, and physically one of the most spectacular islands in the world, with its giant sea-filled caldera created by an ancient volcanic eruption.

Santorini
Crete

Crete

Crete has great diversity and offers everything from dramatic mountain scenery, golden beaches and secluded coves to ancient Minoan ruins and remote rural villages.

Crete
Corfu

Corfu

Best of the Hellenic hotspots has to be Corfu.

Corfu
Peloponnese

Peloponnese

Few, if any, destinations have had as significant an impact on the Western psyche and vocabulary as the Peloponnese peninsula in south-western Greece.

Peloponnese
Halkidiki

Halkidiki

Halkidiki is instantly recognisable on a map by the trident-like peninsulas that jut into the sea.

Halkidiki

Where to stay in Greece

Mykonos Blu

Mykonos Blu

Set on a low bluff overlooking one of Greece’s most beautiful beaches, Mykonos Blu is a haven for jet-setters and romantics, close enough to the town’s pulsating nightlife, yet secluded enough for ultimate relaxation.

Mykonos Blu
Cavo Tagoo

Cavo Tagoo

Built into the cliff side, Cavo Tagoo is a luxury five star hotel minutes from Mykonos Town, and has spectacular views over the ocean.

Cavo Tagoo
 Kivotos

Kivotos

A five-star hotel located on the Bay of Ornos, just ten minutes away from Hora (Mykonos town).

Kivotos
The Belvedere

The Belvedere

The Belvedere is an ultra-stylish, five-star hotel sitting high on a hill overlooking Mykonos Town, known locally as Hora.

The Belvedere
Grace Mykonos

Grace Mykonos

Perched on the hills above Mykonos, and with views of the glittering Aegean, the Grace Mykonos is as pristine and white as the sandy beach below.

Grace Mykonos
Grace Santorini

Grace Santorini

The ultra luxurious Grace Santorini is made up of typical Cycladic white houses carved into the hillside high above the Caldera and is the perfect place from which to watch the island’s famed sunset.

Grace Santorini
Ikies

Ikies

A small ‘village’ of ten self-catering houses, situated in the northern part of Santorini, on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Oia.

Ikies
Perivolas

Perivolas

Perivolas is an immaculate Aegean retreat and one of the most famous hotels in Greece.

Perivolas
Domes of Elounda

Domes of Elounda

Overlooking Mirabello Bay and just a short hop from the infamous Spinalonga Bay – the setting for Victoria Hislop’s book The Island - Domes of Elounda is in a simply stunning setting, with bags of history to boot.

Domes of Elounda
Amirandes

Amirandes

A member of the Grecotel family, this all singing all dancing hotel follows its siblings and caters for all.

Amirandes
Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites
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Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites

On a hillside on the outskirts of Elounda village in Crete, overlooking the Gulf of Mirabello, this award-winning boutique villa-hotel offers the ultimate in luxury and exclusivity.

Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites
The Blue Palace

The Blue Palace

A five-star resort situated close to the fishing village of Plaka, overlooking the Gulf of Elounda and the small island of Spinalonga with its medieval fortress.

The Blue Palace
Atolikos House

Atolikos House

Part of the Kassiopia Estate, Atolikos House is a much sought after three bedroom property with pool, sleeping six in luxury on the water’s edge.

Atolikos House
Kinsterna

Kinsterna

Four miles from the vast rock citadel of Monemvasia, Kinsterna Hotel & Spa was once a medieval manor house that has now been lovingly converted into an immaculate boutique hotel.

Kinsterna
Amanzoe

Amanzoe

Amanzoe sits in olive groves overlooking the glistening Aegean Sea and Spetses Island, and within easy reach of the fun town of Porto Heli.

Amanzoe
BanSala

BanSala

Owned and run by an English family who fell in love with the Messinia region of the Peloponnese, BanSala is perfect for couples looking for a small (and excellent value) villa in incredibly beautiful surroundings.

BanSala
Kyrimai

Kyrimai

The Kyrimai Hotel is located in the Mani region of the Peloponnese, famed for its Byzantine churches, charming fishing villages and rugged landscapes.

Kyrimai
 Poseidonion Grand Hotel

Poseidonion Grand Hotel

The Poseidonion Grand Hotel is a small slice of the French Riviera on the sophisticated Greek holiday island of Spetses, one of the four Saronic Islands sitting pretty off the southern coast of the Peloponnese.

Poseidonion Grand Hotel
The Romanos, Costa Navarino

The Romanos, Costa Navarino

The Costa Navarino development has the immaculate Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda region firmly in its sites. The pitch is pretty much identical – luxury hotels and villas in a highly controlled (and seriously beautiful) environment where one of the main aims is to retain the physical charm of the region while providing superb resorts and services for discerning guests.

The Romanos, Costa Navarino
The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino

The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino

Navarino Dunes is the first stage of the Costa Navarino dunes development and opened in 2010 incorporating the seriously chi-chi Romanos and this, the extremely family friendly Westin Resort, both of which share several excellent facilities.

The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino
 Porto Sani Village

Porto Sani Village

The Porto Sani Village is surrounded by one thousand acres of pine forests, sandy beaches and a private marina on the Kassandra peninsula – the westernmost prong of the trident-like peninsula that juts into the northern Aegean.

Porto Sani Village
Sani Asterias Suites

Sani Asterias Suites

The most luxurious of the four hotels that make up the Sani Resort.

Sani Asterias Suites

Details for Greece

A little more info

LUXURY GREECE HOLIDAYS

On the mainland, the three-pronged peninsula of Halkidiki may not be that trendy, but it is home to white sand beaches and some excellent hotels for families, making it a fantastic destination for a luxury Greek holiday. The bewitching Peloponnese peninsula to the west of Athens is back on the map in a major way thanks to a slew of new hotel openings. This is the place where our favourite explorer - Patrick Leigh Fermor - eventually laid his hat. It's possible to choose from immaculate new family-friendly resorts, romantic retreats for couples and even a new Aman. Throw in a host of the finest sites in antiquity and it's a winning formula.

GREEK ISLAND HOLIDAYS

Of the thousand-odd islands scattered around the Aegean, the Cyclades are perhaps the most evocative. So named because they encircled the sacred island of Delos (once central to Greek mythology) these days the most famous islands of the group - Santorini and Mykonos - draw a different kind of worshipper, with the ancient gods and goddesses replaced by models and DJs.

Über-chic Mykonos is the Ibiza of the eastern Mediterranean, a summer playground where Europe's hip young things party till dawn beneath the island's iconic windmills. Crescent-shaped Santorini is one of the most scenic islands in the world (it was formerly known as Kalliste, meaning 'the most beautiful one'). Thought by some to be the site of the legendary Atlantis, it is hard to imagine the force of the cataclysmic volcanic eruption that created its giant, sea-filled caldera and towering, 300-metre cliffs.

Finally, we should add that we've visited all of the properties in our Greece portfolio, so can suggest the best solution for you, whether you are couple, a clubber or a family seeking a luxury holiday in Greece. Some places even cater for all three!

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  • Average Temp. — 10°C / 50°F
  • Rainfall — 5cm / 2.0 inches
  • Water Temp. — 16°C / 60°F
Flight from London

3:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +2 hrs

Olga and Flora are our Greece experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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