Mythical. Rich. Ancient. A fairytale land full of paradoxes.
Think Greece, think Athens? That’s only part of the puzzle. Her islands, scattered in the southeast of Europe, are ringed by crystal-clear water and peppered with arguably the most important ancient sites and architectural treasures in Europe. Though, financially, times are tough, Greece remains rich in cultural heritage and natural beauty.
Have the Acropolis in Athens all to yourselves with a private dinner, accompanied by ancient music and spectacular fireworks; get lost in the labyrinthine streets of Mykonos, finding clues leading you to insider locations for excellent coffee, sweet pastries, and to meet local artisans; attend an exclusive party at a hip beach bar with live acoustic music or an acclaimed DJ; enjoy a private lunch at the last family-run taverna in Mykonos; snorkel or dive with a local historian to retrieve relics from the sea, from ancient statues to priceless jewellery; cruise in your superyacht to the uninhabited island and ancient ruins of Delos, said to be the birthplace of Apollo; call and hear the echoes in the stalactite caves of Antiparos; swim in the pristine and protected waters around Tragonissi, heading ashore for a picnic lunch on a secluded beach, where seals play in the sea caves; party in Mykonos till sunrise.
Where to Stay
Onboard a private yacht; in postcard-pretty villas; chic boutique hotels.
When to Go
From late June to early September the water is warm and the sun and parties are hot. May and June, September and October bring quieter beaches under clear blue skies.