Category: Greece

Win a stay in a magnificent villa at Elounda, Crete!

Win a stay in a magnificent villa at Elounda, Crete!

Remember Elounda Solfez Villas which I reviewed just over a year ago?  Well, now’s your chance to stay there, too! Participate in the “Go Solfez” campaign and you could win a 7 night stay in an Elounda Solfez three bedroom villa, for 6 people. All you have to do is subscribe to their brand new […]

Top 10 spa destinations

Top 10 spa destinations

According to an email just received at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ from Tripadvisor, the top 10 spa destinations are as follows: 1. Sedona, AZ, USA 2. Bath, United Kingdom 3. Reykjavik, Iceland 4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia 5. Ubud, Indonesia 6. Playa Mujeres, Mexico 7. Oia, Greece 8. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 9. Santa […]

Top 10 island escapes

Top 10 island escapes

There’s something magical about islands.  The isolation… the privacy… wonderful beaches and complete solitude.  According to Tripadvisor, the world’s top 10 island escapes are: 1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 2. Cook Islands 3. Mykonos, Greece 4. Maldives 5. Cyprus 6. Boracay, Philippines 7. Ko Lanta, Thailand 8. Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam 9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia […]

Belvedere Hotel, Mykonos has a stunning new look

Belvedere Hotel, Mykonos has a stunning new look

For summer 2010 season the Belvedere Hotel in Mykonos, Greece, has opened with a stunning new look. This includes the debut of a new Martini Bar, a redesigned lobby, private VIP residents’ lounge and a selection of new luxury rooms. The result confirms the Belvedere’s position as one of the chicest and desirable destinations in […]

Exclusive to A Luxury Travel Blog: 30% off at Elounda Solfez Villas

Exclusive to A Luxury Travel Blog: 30% off at Elounda Solfez Villas

We have a special booking code for readers of A Luxury Travel Blog who’d like to stay at the fabulous  Elounda Solfez Villas on the island of Crete (see special feature here). Valid until 31st October 2010, the code gives you a massive 30% discount on their usual rates for their 3-bedroom villas – and […]

Europe's best hotel swimming pools

Europe’s best hotel swimming pools

There is something decadent about a hotel swimming pool that lends itself well to luxury. Whilst the sea allows you to connect with nature, the salty water and sticky sand can mitigate the enjoyment for many. With man-made aquatic pleasure zones, there are no such discomforts. And it is little wonder that so many hotels […]

Minoan Trail competition from Elounda Solfez Villas

Minoan Trail competition from Elounda Solfez Villas

The wonderful  Elounda Solfez Villas on the island of Crete – which I visited in person and ran a special feature on earlier in the year – is running a Minoan Trail competition.  Solve the riddle on their website and you could be on your way to winning a fabulous 7-night stay in one of […]

New Black Sea voyages for Crystal Cruises

Luxury specialist Crystal Cruises has expanded its 2010 European cruise collection to include two Black Sea voyages this summer. The two new itineraries feature a maiden visit to Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as calls in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Turkey. Steeped in artistic, military and architectural history, the 12-day cruises sail from Venice to Istanbul […]

Special feature: Elounda Solfez Villas, Elounda, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Solfez Villas, Elounda, Crete

Last October we were honoured to be the first guests ever to stay at the newly opened Elounda Solfez Villas. Situated high upon a hillside overlooking Elounda, this small group of properties raises the bar on self-catering accommodation to an entirely new level and comes with a stunning view over the whole of the Bay […]

Special feature: Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete

Special feature: Blue Palace Resort & Spa, Crete

In October we had the pleasure of staying at the  Blue Palace Resort & Spa near Elounda on the Greek island of Crete. Since we arrived quite late in the evening, it wasn’t until morning that we could appreciate the full beauty of the resort’s position with its stunning view of the island of  Spinalonga, […]

New luxury coming to Rhodes in 2010

New luxury coming to Rhodes in 2010

Rhodes is continuing to shun its former reputation as a haven for young clubbers by focussing on attracting luxury travellers.  A number of five star hotels have opened on the island in the past two years, with three more due to open during 2010: The Kresten Royal Villas and Spa The five star Kresten Royal […]

Early booking offers at Paradise Island Villas, Crete

Early booking offers at Paradise Island Villas, Crete

Sitting on the hillside of Anissaras, Hersonissos, Paradise Island Villas offers easy access as it is  located just 23km from Heraklion airport. Family owned and run, the hotel is a chic retreat, combining the elegance and charm of a luxury boutique hotel, in a collection of 12 stylish villas, all with private pools with Jacuzzis […]

Environmental guidelines from Luxury Properties Europe

To commemorate  World Environmental Day, on 5th June 2009, Luxury Properties Europe – a specialist in both sales and long and short-term rentals – is launching environmental guidelines to stimulate their worldwide clientele’s awareness. In each and every  one of their  properties located in France, Italy, Switzerland or Greece, there is an Environmental Guide with […]

Free nights at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites

Thought of as a home away from home by many regular guests, Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites is a family-owned and run boutique villa-hotel in the cosmopolitan Elounda, Crete. It offers a unique combination of just 18 ultra-luxurious villas, all with private pools with Jacuzzi, and 10 elegant suites and all the services and facilities […]

Early bird upgrades with NCL

Early bird upgrades with NCL

Book before 31st May 2009 with NCL Freestyle Cruising and you will be given an ‘early bird’  upgrade to the best available stateroom, offering savings of up to £250 per person. The offer includes seven-night fly-cruises travelling across the Greek Isles and Aegean Sea from Norwegian Gem’s new base in Venice – the first time […]

La Marquise Luxury Resort Complex, Rhodes

La Marquise Luxury Resort Complex, Rhodes

The five-star La Marquise, which is scheduled to open in May 2009, is located with walking distance of the restored Italian Monument – Kallithea Springs and is just 10km from Rhodes Town. The hotel will comprise of 386 rooms ranging from guest rooms, family suites, junior suites, bungalows, villas and VIP maisonettes. There are three […]