One of the great summer destinations, with everything from
historic ruins to some of Europe's hottest nightclubs, our luxury
holidays to Greece offer a combination of hedonism and culture that
is hard to beat.
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 luxury holiday formula.
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.
We at Original Travel have a bit of a soft spot for Greece with
its romantic vistas, delicious food, buzzing night life, chic
retreats, pristine beaches… I think you get the idea. Our super
Europe team are passionate about the destinations they sell and
they use their personal experience of Greece to create a unique and
individual luxury Greece holiday, complete with a manicured
tailor-made itinerary. Tempted?