Category: Greece

Amathus Hotels leads luxury in Rhodes with new Elite Suites

Amathus Hotels leads luxury in Rhodes with new Elite Suites

The five star Amathus Beach Hotel Rhodes will shortly open the most luxurious new accommodation in the area, in the form of 37 dazzling new Elite Suites, on the 1st April 2009 following a 15 million Euro investment. Located in the picturesque resort of Ixia on the west coast of the island, Amathus Beach Hotel […]

The Elysium Resort & Spa, Rhodes

The Elysium Resort & Spa, Rhodes

According to Greek Mythology, Elysium was an ancient paradise exclusively designated to heroes who had been granted immortality by the gods. The Elysium Resort & Spa – which opens next month – cannot guarantee its guests such longevity. However the hotel does aim to recreate Homer’s view of Elysium as ‘a land of perfect happiness’. […]

Posh nosh for children at Sani Resort, Greece

How many times have you wished you could leave the baby food and kid’s snacks behind when packing for your family holiday? Or been disappointed at the ubiquitous unhealthy kid’s menu on offer at your hotel? (I know I have!) At the exclusive family-friendly five star hotels Porto Sani Village & Spa and Sani Asterias […]

Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas, Rhodes

Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas, Rhodes

Due to open in Spring 2009, the five-star Atrium Prestige is the second hotel to be opened as part of the Atrium Hotels group. It is located on Kalathos Beach in the picturesque town of Lindos providing guests with a stunning outlook over the Aegean Sea. The hotel will comprise of 254 guests rooms varying […]

Special feature: Lato Boutique Hotel, Heraklion, Crete

Special feature: Lato Boutique Hotel, Heraklion, Crete

We stayed in Room 503 on the top floor of the Lato Boutique Hotel in Heraklion, Crete.   Being sited on the corner of the building, it offers views in two directions from a  generous L-shaped balcony with ample space for sun loungers.   From here you have the best views of the port and […]

The changing face of Rhodes

The changing face of Rhodes

New hotels and additional flights are set to give the Greek island of Rhodes a bumper 2009. It is continuing to shed its party image and building a more luxury focused tourism; the island will have four new five star hotels opening next year.   The new hotels opening in 2009 include the eagerly awaited […]

Special feature: St. Nicolas Bay Resort, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Special feature: St. Nicolas Bay Resort, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

We had the pleasure of spending 4 nights at  St. Nicolas Bay Resort a few weeks ago.  The focal point of this beautiful resort – approximately 2 kilometres from Agios Nikolaos – is undoubtedly the central pool area.  This consists of the main infinity pool, a children’s pool, an abundance of sunbeds and a breakfast/dining […]

Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

I had the privilege of visiting these three very different hotels in the north-east of Crete  last month.     The brainchild of owner-architect Spyros Kokotos,  they are all situated on the same complex and are therefore able to share facilities such as the Six Senses Spa, the 9-hole golf course, the Children’s Ark, private […]

Currently on our way back from Crete

We are currently on our way back from a relaxing stay on the beautiful island of  Crete, the largest of the Greek islands.   Come back over the next week for special features on the blog, detailing some of  the wonderful places we’ve stayed.

Luxury accommodation overlooking Kolymbari Bay, Crete

Luxury accommodation overlooking Kolymbari Bay, Crete

The old farmhouse of Elia Ano Vouves in Kolymbari, Crete was renovated by George Digridakis, a plastic surgeon by trade. The property has 9 comfortable rooms and the resort has been equipped with a sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi and glass-walled therapy room. Here you can indulge in a wide range of treatments – everything from an […]

The wonders of Halkidiki

Beatiful beaches within reach of Thessaloniki… welcome to Hakidiki!

Arkoudi Private Island

Situated in the Ionian Sea, on the western sea border of Greece and close to Italy, Arkoudi Private Island is home to a unique luxury villa development that has the potential to be a multi-millionaires’ playground.

Europe's top beach towns

Europe’s top beach towns

After a day at the beach, it’s nice to have a base where you can take an evening stroll, dine out, etc. According to an email that’s landed in my inbox from Tripadvisor, here’s the top 10 European beach towns: Monterosso al Mare, Italy Fira, Greece   Menton, France   Amalfi, Italy   Propriano, France […]

Europe's top 10 luxury hotels?

Europe’s top 10 luxury hotels?

Tripadvisor sent me an email yesterday, outlining their top 10 European luxury hotels.   In numerical order, they are as follows: The Ritz-Carlton Berlin, Germany   Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, Greece Hotel Le Palais, Czech Republic   The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, England   Hotel Prinsenhof, Belgium   Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, Hungary   Rudding […]

The Dreamlist

The Dreamlist

globrati has published The Dreamlist, debuting with a colleciton of their “favourite destinations to chill out this summer”.   Making the grade are: Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, ME Llao Llao Hotel & Spa, Bariloche, Argentina Amirandes, Crete, Greece The Lodge, Verbier, Switzerland The Beach House at Manafaru, Maldives La Purificadora, Puebla, Mexico The Surf Lodge, […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Some of the finest hotels from The Rocco Forte Collection Head for the West Country and sample Devon’s Finest Hotels, restaurants, bars and spas from fizzyclub Nestled in a caldera cliff  are Andronis Luxury Suites, Santorini