Cruise the islands, discover ancient Greece, rejuvenate at natural spas, taste the life-extending Mediterranean diet and enjoy the holidays of your dreams. Don’t put it off any longer. Summer or winter, come and find out what’s made this small country so famous: its cultural treasures, local customs, friendly and hospitable locals, mild winters and the ‘wine dark sea’. The time has come at last for you to visit Greece.
The recipe for a divine holiday has just a few basic ingredients: sun, sea, service with a smile, comfort and a pinch of culture. The Aegean breeze will caress your body and refresh your spirit. You’ll read your book by the pool, succumb to the pleasure of a relaxing massage in your suite and dine on local delicacies with a bottle of wine.
You can play golf on challenging courses in sublime settings or stroll along an island waterfront and browse the boutiques, bookshops and galleries, before sitting down with your friends to plot the next day’s activities over a glass of ouzo.
Will it be antiquities, museums or Byzantine churches? In narrow village streets you’ll exchange smiles, then conversation with ever-friendly locals who may offer you a coffee, a biscuit or a sweet out of the blue. Before you leave, don’t forget to take home some souvenirs, things you’ll miss like organic olive oil and ouzo, herbs and olives. They also make great presents.
Popular destinations in Greece
The hospitality and attentive service you’ll find at the hotels and wellness resorts guarantee you’ll have memorable and pleasant stay. From early spring to late autumn, you’ll be welcome in Halkidiki and Rhodes, Corfu and C, Naxos, Syros, Chios and Samos, as well as Crete, the Sporades, Edipsos, Messinia, Platamonas and the Athenian ‘Riviera’. A multitude of holiday possibilities await you. Which will you choose? Once is never enough, so we’re sure you’ll be back.
That cruise through the Aegean you’ve been talking about with your friends and spouse? It will reward you beyond your wildest dreams. Visit some of the most popular Greek islands: Mykonos, Santorini, Patmos, Kos and Crete and lose yourself in the hypnotic motion of the waves.
Recharge your batteries under the life-giving sun. Relaxation, sun, renewal and wellbeing await you. All you have to do to experience them is to unfold a map of Greece and choose a destination. The famous thermal spas at Edipsos and Loutraki promise to heal and rejuvenate your body.
Luxury resorts in Messinia, Kos, Crete, Corfu and the Athenian Riviera will introduce you to the many facets of wellbeing: spas, steam-baths, massages, treatments, covered and open-air swimming pools, tranquil beaches, sunbathing in the company of your favourite book, services to relax your mind and body. Naturally, sports are always available: golf and tennis in the most stunning settings.
During your holidays in Greece, you’ll get up close and personal with the miracle that was ancient Greece. When you are actually in the presence of the old stones you realise that no picture can do them justice. Despite their age, energy pours into you when you walk through the Acropolis, Delos, Ancient Olympia, Delphi, Vergina, Philippi, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Knossos, Faistos and so many other places. Everything is here on renowned ancient fortified hilltops and archaeological museums, from the ancient tragedies to the story of Alexander the Great, to the hangouts of the first philosophers and the sources of humanity’s primaeval myths.
But history in Greece did not stop in antiquity: there are Venetian castles and harbours, Byzantine monasteries and churches, narrow-alleyed villages and old neighbourhoods, venerable markets and bazaars, folk-art and ethnological museums. To travel through Greece is to travel through time and civilisation.
Bring a hearty appetite and learn why Greek cuisine is such a rising star. The land brings forth the best produce in Crete, Epirus, Macedonia and the Peloponnese. Sample the finest extra-virgin olive oils and the tastiest olives, crunch your way through rusks topped with fresh cheeses, taste the difference that handmade pasta and locally produced fruit and vegetables make.
Tear off a piece of bread just out of the wood-burning oven and see how herbs flavour traditional recipes made from the purest ingredients. In short, just get ready to enjoy some minor gastronomic miracles, washed down with robust wines from the vineyards of Santorini, Rhodes, Nemea, Drama, Naoussa, Rapsani, Halkidiki and Kefalonia. Drink a toast to the health of the Greek land and its life-enhancing produce.