Category: Greece

7 perfect places to enjoy Athens in luxury

7 perfect places to enjoy Athens in luxury

Athens is a changing city; since the 2004 Olympics, the capital has been changing shape through gentrification and urban renewal. Despite the financial crisis, the city continues to transform into a chic and cosmopolitan destination, whilst still maintaining its historical magnificence. Overlooked by the unbelievable Acropolis and Parthenon temple, Athens has become a city for […]

Top 5 luxury stays in Halkidiki, Greece

Top 5 luxury stays in Halkidiki, Greece

If you’re planning to dip your toes into the balmy seas of the Aegean this Summer and are deciding which Greek island to kick back on, put the spindly peninsulas of Halkidiki on your map. Jutting out from the mainland, south of the buzzing port city of Thessaloniki, Halkidiki’s three peninsulas each offer a unique […]

3 Greek cycling destinations

3 Greek cycling destinations

Cycling can without a doubt be a great pleasure and has generated an entire travel culture of its own. In Greece there are some 80 or so clubs around the country involved in road biking and track racing, as well as BMX dirt bikes and mountain biking. We picked three ideal destinations for different levels […]

6 hot destinations on the trend-o-meter

6 hot destinations on the trend-o-meter

‘Darling, didn’t you know, fuchsia is the new black.’ And so someone in the fashion industry might deliver the ultimate put down – that you are…. wait for it…. off-trend. Well fear not, when talking travel it’s possible to avoid the same fate because here are some oh-so hot destinations that are most definitely the […]

3 lesser known Greek Islands worthy of a closer look

3 lesser known Greek Islands worthy of a closer look

Greece is a popular and well known destination which needs no further introduction. There are at least 6000 islands and islets and some have gained a worldwide reputation while others are still to be discovered not only by incoming guests but also from the Greeks themselves. We highlight 3 such destinations worthy of a pin in the […]

Experiences you'll want to discover on the island of Corfu

Experiences you’ll want to discover on the island of Corfu

At the edge of the northwestern frontier of Greece, Corfu is probably the imperial jewel in the Ionian crown. Lush with greenery and olive trees and splashed by turquoise waters, it is the second largest of the Ionian Islands. Corfu’s Venetian, French and British past makes for a fascinating cultural, historical, even architectural trajectory, while […]

An early spring break in Greece: what to do

An early spring break in Greece: what to do

The city of Athens has found its self- confidence and creativity and remaps itself among the most popular city breaks in the world. The old and the new blends in harmoniously offering visitors novel pleasures: from the Acropolis museum to upcoming neighborhoods full of art studios and hip restaurants and shops. New designers, artists and scholars […]

4 days in Mykonos

4 days in Mykonos

Mykonos has always been a wonderful juxtaposition between traditional life and a cosmopolitan jet set lifestyle. By the 1950s the island was already among ‘the’ most fashionable destinations for celebrities from all over the world. Tale also has it that the rocks have a unique energy capable of soothing the soul and lightening the mood […]

12 hours in Athens

12 hours in Athens

Over the last few years, Athens has become a popular city break destination with its visitors looking to discover the new while still paying tribune to the old. The city beyond the classical era has more to show as innovation blends in with creativity and modern elements. From upcoming neighborhoods to artists, restaurants, bars and […]

Suite of the week: Villa Azure, Blue Villas Collection, Mykonos, Greece

Suite of the week: Villa Azure, Blue Villas Collection, Mykonos, Greece

Suite name: Villa Azure, Blue Villas Collection Location: Mykonos, Greece Size of accommodation: 600 sq m for the villa and 4,000 sq m for the plot of land Cost per night:  €1,917-€4,869 What makes it special: Fully landscaped gardens with lemon and olive trees at a spectacular location with panoramic views to the Aegean, featuring sunsets over Delos, the […]

14 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2014

14 of my favourite photos from my travels in 2014

2014 was another year filled with interesting opportunities and visits to far-flung places around the world, including trips to China and South Africa, as well as many much closer to home, including a luxury cycling trip in the Scottish Isles in the Summer. Although I still need to hone my photography skills, it’s a hobby […]

Top 3 restaurants in Chania, Crete, with owners’ best-kept secrets!

Top 3 restaurants in Chania, Crete, with owners’ best-kept secrets!

Crete’s natural beauty is equaled only by the richness of its history. This unique nature, a fruitful blend of sun, sea and the mountain terrain inspired Cretan people to develop their own culinary scene which was also the foundation of the Mediterranean diet. The cuisine has a real personality and undeniable local style sourced by […]

7 of the best restaurants in Athens

7 of the best restaurants in Athens

Beyond the classical Athens, guests are now spoiled with a variety of culinary experiences as the new gastronomy scene offers more than just top chefs and trendy restaurants. Architecture meets food creativity and styling, the new restaurant concepts are worth exploring and among my favorites are the below: Funky Gourmet Funky Gourmet is located in […]

The 10 best places in the world to run a marathon

The 10 best places in the world to run a marathon

If you have a love of both running and travel, then our guide to 10 of the best marathons in the world will hopefully inspire you to your next marathon challenge. Like travel, marathon running has seen considerable growth in the last decade or two. We’ve included a real mix in compiling this list, from […]

10 of the best discounted getaways from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

10 of the best discounted getaways from Small Luxury Hotels of the World

With the holidays upon us once more, it’s never been a better time to book with Small Luxury Hotels of the World. That’s because right now, SLH are offering discounts of up to 40% on certain hotels when you book and pay at the same time. What’s more, they’re also offering a special Club Member […]

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

On our latest family trip, we visited Sani Resort in Greece, just a short drive from Thessaloniki and one of only a handful of resorts in the area that remains open through to the end of October – perfect for those of us seeking a little winter sun in the October half term week! On […]

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