Category: Greece

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.

Cooking with Rosemary Barron

Attend  Rosemary Barron‘s cooking school on the beautiful Greek island of Santorini and learn recipes that date back thousands of years, demonstrating some great  flavours of our culinary past. Five days of tuition and tours start at around £500 and will allow you to immerse yourself in Greece’s fascinating food culture.
Goldsmith from Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Goldsmith from Mr. and Mrs. Smith

A new travel club is poised to cause quite a fuss among luxury travel goers – GoldSmith. The brainchild of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, purveyor of the much-loved guide books and website, this exclusive invitation-only level of Smith membership is a brand-new booking and concierge service that customises and coordinates its clients’ entire trip. From
Ikies Traditional Houses, Santorini

Ikies Traditional Houses, Santorini

It would seem that the Greek island of Santorini has its fair share of the luxury market with some wonderful accommodaton options offering superb views. You can add the 11 luxury homes at Ikies Traditional Houses to the list. This unique hotel occupies a unique location at the beginning of the village of Oia in
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Find your Tuscan soul with Toscana Mia tours A taste of Italy in Baltimore from Sabatino’s Experience Morocco in London: Mamounia Lounge Greece’s new launching K2 Smart Jets
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Live London by Plaza on the River Marvel at  the Aegean from Mykonos’  Theoxenia Hotel Save precious time with the JetCard Plan your Hayward’s Sustainable Safari