Why go To Greece? Rather than list the millions of reasons to go to Greece, the Mediterranean country that has it all: gorgeous beaches, delicious healthy dining, outgoing locals, ancient history, and culture. Many of our clients have enjoyed glorious sailing Journey’s throughout the islands.
Where to go: Santorini and Mykonos are ideal summer beach locations, the weather is warm and dry, the beach clubs are lively.
Not To Miss: Touring ancient historical sites in Athens – the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, and the Temple of Zeus. There are 18 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Greece. Athens was the birthplace of Western Civilization – ancient sites are everywhere, around every corner.
Water Nymphs: For travelers who love spending time on the water, a private boat cruise provides access to many of the unspoiled islands. Paros and Antiparos are two of the culturally rich islands, walk through the ancient ruins of Naxos, swim in the translucent waters of the Koufonisia islands and end on the beautiful beaches in Ios. Greece has over 200 inhabited islands, and each one is a reason to visit Greece. A first visit often includes Santorini and Mykonos.
Greece today is a destination for deep cultural exploration as well as relaxation—in mythically stunning settings. Greece is home to dramatic natural beauty and classic history. Greece is also a great destination for active people. There are endless watersport opportunities such as kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Avid hikers will love the varied landscapes, particularly on Crete, and even non-hikers can manage the walk through the Samaria Gorge.
Santorini is all about the simple pleasures of summer in Greece: sun, sand, and a late evening aperitif. Mykonos is often referred to the St. Tropez or Capri of Greece, sandy beaches, a charming, authentic town, and the much-photographed windmills, chic hotels, sophisticated restaurants, and an exciting night life. White buildings with blue roofs are the iconic Instagram able images. Mykonos is the Queen of Greek Islands.
Aman junkies will be deliriously happy in the land of myths and legends, amid the rocky rolling Argolid hillsides of the Peloponnese stands Amanzoe. According to ancient Greek mythology the Peloponnese is where the gods walked the earth. The elegant breathtaking resort, like the Acropolis, is situated on a hilltop surrounded by olive groves, underplanted rows of fragrant lavender and spectacular views of the deep blue Aegean Sea. Oh, did I mention the soundtrack of the cicada summer symphony? Amanzoe, surrounded by undulating olive groves and overlooking the turquoise Aegean Sea, is a ten-minute drive from the tavernas and cosmopolitan stirrings of Porto Heli, Greece. The isles of Spetses and Hydra are nearby, as are countless ancient ruins, from millennia-old amphitheaters to Byzantine monasteries.
An iconic hideaway on the glamorous Athens Riviera, the Four Seasons is a respite from the steamy streets of Athens. On the sophisticated Athens Riviera, at the tip of a pine-clad peninsula, Four Seasons offers the best of both worlds: a laid-back seaside escapes just 30 minutes from the historical city center. Discover the wonders of ancient civilization at the Acropolis, then return to Four Seasons to unwind and relax.
Mykonos, five-star luxury. ‘Kalesma’ means ‘inviting’ in Greek, a word that best expresses the ethos of our privately owned luxury boutique hotel. The whitewashed, thoughtfully designed collection of houses that make up Kalesma have been created to resemble a charming Mykonian village. The property tumbles down a slope to Ornos Bay, and it’s just a short walk from Ornos beach. Kalesma’s outstanding location provides 360 vistas, affording guests the unique opportunity to enjoy both sunrise and sunset from the same spot. A 5-star boutique hotel, Kalesma is spread out on a generous 5-acre property with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea.
Travel Planning- at least 6- 9 months in advance. This summer is especially busy, the siren songs are calling to many of our clients!
Known as the “cradle of Western civilization,” Greece today is a destination for cultural exploration as well as relaxation—in mythically gorgeous settings. Spanning a rocky mainland peninsula and over 2,000 islands, Greece is home to dramatic natural beauty and an epic history.
Stay: Ideally 7- 10 days to visit a few islands. Due to the southern location on the Mediterranean, Greece is blessed with delightful weather during the spring, summer, and autumn months, rain rarely occurs in the islands during these months.
Azure blue seas, the whitewashed buildings, the ancient, gnarled olive trees, oh, the history and the monuments and the healthy delectable cuisine – did I forget anything?! Greece is truly a place to return and return.