Luxury holidays in Greece

Destinations in Greece

  • Antiparos island, the petite Cycladian neighbour to Paros, is a Grecian isle with alluring topography (golden beaches, thick cedar forests, mossy hills) that remains blissfully under-the-radar.
  • The westernmost of the Dodecanese islands, Astypalaia is the very definition of laid-back simplicity. With its authentic hospitality, sugar-cube dwellings and Hellenistic bathhouses this low-key island is one of Greece’s best-kept secrets.
  • Centre of the ancient world, Athens is every bit as glorious and atmospheric as you'd imagine.
  • With its golden sands and glitzy resorts that drew Bardot and co back in the Sixties, the Athens Riviera is the glamorous mid-century star whose name you might never have heard.
  • The cypress-studded island of Corfu, just off the north-west coast of Greece, is surrounded by the crystalline waters of the Ionian Sea.
  • Thank Zeus (or Hera, or Poseidon) that Theseus dealt with that pesky minotaur, because now the coast is clear for the rest of us to enjoy Crete in peace.
  • The Dodecanese are postcard-perfect islands in the sunniest corner of the Aegean. Rhodes – of Colossus fame – and Kos are the largest and offer the most for history-buffs and culture-seekers; hop between Kalymnos, Leros, Karpathos and Patmos for more secl
  • Over Santorini? Meet its sister island, the quiet and less touristy Folegandros, less than an hour away by catamaran.
  • Aquamarine skies, turquoise waters, crystal-white sands: Halkidiki's beautiful Blue Flag beaches are underpopulated, unspoilt and utterly Instagram-worthy.
  • The Greek gods themselves couldn’t help but find the Ionian Islands a paradise: boutique hotels and secluded villas; seas as clear-cut as a diamond; and miles of soft-as-velvet sands.
  • Within day-tripping distance from Athens, Aegean-swathed Kéa is your lesser-known alternative to its celebrated sister isles.
  • A central hub for island-hopping in the Dodecanese, Kos is home to a new breed of boutique hotels perfectly placed for exploring the lesser-known beaches and mountain-top villages of this sun-blessed isle.
  • This charming winter wonderland is far from your typical Greek holiday; the ski-haven of Metsovo sits amid the snow-covered mountains of Pindus in Epirus.
  • When it comes to Venus, Greek isle Milos has got it (or at least that's where the armless beauty was discovered).
  • With its sugar-cube structures, curving white-sand coast and A-list-attracting credentials, Mykonos is the jet-set’s Cycladic isle of choice.
  • Greek island Naxos is dotted with sandy stretches of beach, ancient ruins and blue-and-white Byzantine churches.
  • Picturesque Paros operates on a decidedly lower key than its more crowded Cycladic cousins, but once you get on her lulling level, the island will unveil her unadorned charms: traditional tavernas, rolling hills and a bounty of beaches to bask on.
  • Named after an ancient hero who won a chariot race and then a kingdom, the finger-shaped Peloponnese is a timeless corner of mainland Greece…
  • Offering cosmopolitan getaways with medieval trappings, Rhodes has something to satisfy the whole family. Enjoy unsullied beaches, ancient towns and archaeological hotspots, or channel your inner Dionysus in Faliraki after-hours.
  • Mathematicians and epicureans can find common ground on the island of Samos in the eastern Aegean – we can be grateful to the birthplace of Pythagoras and Epicurus for both hypotenuse cracking and good living.
  • From the indigo waters of the caldera to the snowdrifts of cliff-hugging cubist villas, Santorini’s beauty today is as dramatic as its volcanic genesis.
  • Time slows on sleepy Serifos Island, seemingly worlds away from its swish sister Cyclades Mykonos and Santorini.
  • Holidays to Greek islands aren’t exactly a new idea, but today's Skiathos is home to a wildly romantic, family-ready resort, extolling a brand of luxury unheard of in these parts for decades.
  • Lesser-known Greek island Skyros keeps a low profile in the Sporades, charming with white-washed towns that hug the hillside and secluded sandy stretches.
  • Accessible only by sea, it’s easy to see why Spetses is the retreat of choice for affluent Athenians. The best way to enjoy the town’s mansion-strewn skyline is from offshore: waterskiing, sailing or swimming in the sun-sparkled Aegean.
  • The grandest dame you’ve never heard of, Syros is something of a Cycladic outlier. In the shadow of bikini-clad Mykonos and starry-eyed Santorini, the island has all the subversive spirit you’d expect from a port destination with a flush of Venetian charm
  • Cradling the crook of an Aegean bay, Thessaloniki is a beguiling port city with a stormy past and vibrant, cosmopolitan present.
  • Wander Tinos’ church-laden streets and secluded blue bays, where waves gently lap as the Greek sun beats down and locals potter along Venetian-esque ports.

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