Category: Greece

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

Porto Elounda de Luxe Resort video

Along the azure coast of Elounda, on Europe’s southern island of Crete is a resort designed to cover your every need in the lap of luxury… Porto Elounda de Luxe Resort.   (Keep reading as I shall be running a special feature on this resort later in the year!)
Greek Easter at Anassa

Greek Easter at Anassa

Easter in Greece takes place this weekend and Cyprus’ Anassa Hotel  has a full programme of events to celebrate the most important date in the Greek Orthodox Church calendar. On Good Friday, the evening service at the local chapel quietly remembers Christ’s crucifixion and on Saturday you’ll get to gather around a traditional bonfire, which
Luxury vacationing for gays only

Luxury vacationing for gays only

A new company – Steele Luxury Travel – has been established by Dane Steele Green, to cater specifically for the gay luxury travel market.   The company currently offers a number of vacation packages to perhaps predictable destinations such as Buenos Aires and Mykonos.   Here’s a short summary of what’s currently on offer: Buenos
Astarte, Santorini

Astarte, Santorini

Endless blue sky and sea greet visitors to Santorini, Greece, home to Astarte, a boutique, all-suite getaway that beckons guests to forget their stresses. Astarte comprises nine suites – Junior, Senior, Executive and Honeymoon – each of which is individually decorated and offers the finest amenities. Junior Suites each feature one King bedroom, a separate
Crystal Adventures

Crystal Adventures

Luxury specialist Crystal Cruises is raising its own shore-side bar with lavish, over-the-top Crystal Adventures in Europe. New “extreme luxury” tours, designed for a discerning few, boast European sports cars, helicopters and private yachts to explore European destinations in extravagantly different ways. Whether you are looking to explore Monaco in a Maserati or navigate the

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Europe, according to Tripadvisor

The Ritz-Carlton Berlin – Berlin, Germany Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort – Mykonos, Greece Hotel Le Palais – Prague, Czech Republic The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel – London, England Hotel Prinsenhof – Brugge, Belgium Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal – Budapest, Hungary Rudding Park Hotel – Harrogate, England Swissotel Berlin – Berlin, Germany Four Seasons Hotel George

Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda

A very calming video from Six Senses Spa at Porto Elounda, Crete.