Best Luxury Travel Destinations in Greece

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Best Luxury Travel Destinations in Greece

Greece attracts visitors from all over the world, and each of them has an idea of the type of experience they want to have while here. Some flock to Greece interested in having a relaxing beach vacations. Others want to soak up the culture and history and are eager to see the sites. Most end up doing a variety of activities because their main concern is to experience the best Greece has to offer.

This country is also a great one for those who want a luxury experience. Many destinations in Greece are filled with luxury hotels and exclusive experiences, but some are better than others for that.

Here is a list of all the best places to visit in Greece for a luxury vacation.

Corfu

Homer called Corfu a “beautiful and rich land”, and this sentiment is just as true now as it was in Ancient Greece! While visiting the island, you’ll understand exactly what he means! This is an island known for its lush countryside, beautiful beaches, and serene views of the sea. It is also known as a great destination for the wealthy, a fact that becomes evident as you gaze at some of the exclusive homes dotted throughout the island. It has long had the reputation of being a prime spot for international jet setters.  As a result, there is no shortage of luxury experiences you can have while here.

Athens

When looking for a luxury destination, Athens, Greece’s capital city has plenty to offer. First, you can stay in one of the many five star hotels Athens has to offer, such as the NJV Athens Plaza Hotel, which is considered to be one of the best. If you would like to stay outside the city, consider Glyfada, which is a suburb. Glyfada is where most of Athens’ wealthy people live and as a result, there are plenty of luxury amenities. There are also some beautiful beaches here, as well as a nightlife scene.

Mykonos

Though Mykonos is most known for its hopping nightlife, it is also a popular destination for luxury travelers. The island has several luxury hotels and villas, some of which boast gorgeous views of the Aegean Sea. The island also has some of the best sunsets, which you can enjoy from some of the better restaurants and bars on the island. For a unique outing, rent a motorbike to explore the main part of the island, or charter a sailboat to explore the island by sea.

Crete

Crete is an island that has something for everyone. From large cities like Heraklion to small villages tucked away in the mountains, Crete gives you a glimpse of what life is like in modern Greece, as well as what life was like a hundred years ago. For the luxury traveler, there are also a number of opportunities. You can base your stay in one of the top resorts on the island, such as the Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa in Chania, which has one of the best spas not only on the island, but in all of Greece.

Santorini

Santorini is another great destination for those who are looking for some luxury options. There are some great, luxury hotels and vacation homes on this island for you to enjoy, as well as plenty of spas and some high end shopping opportunities. This island can get a bit crowded during peak tourist season, but if you go either early on in the season (April or May) or toward the end of the season (September or October), you will still be met with great weather, but the crowds will be minimized.

When on vacation, it is nice to feel pampered. The Greek people value hospitality and go out of their way to make sure their guests are comfortable. These destinations in Greece will definitely please luxury travelers from all over the world!

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