Six Superb Reasons to Visit Greece
There are so many visually delicious sights in the world. Unique places. Fascinating places. Hypnotic places. When a destination provides everything an elite traveler wishes to embrace, it needs to be at the top of the list of places to explore. Such is Greece.
The cradle of Western civilization is an ideal place to jet off to any time of year. Why travel to Greece? Here are six reasons that may elevate this part of the world to the top of your travel list.
Absolutely Delicious Food
The Mediterranean diet plays a strong part in mouth-watering Greek cuisine. They use a lot of really fine olive oil. Greek olive oil is world-renowned and while you’re there, you should definitely sample some. There are many types of restaurants in Greece, with fine dining having its place. Traditional Greek foods are almost always on the menu in some form – from garlic tzatziki to souvlaki and baklava – the famous dessert made with phyllo dough, nuts and syrup.
Greece is famous worldwide for its fabulous sandy beaches and crystal clear water. The country has the longest coastline in Europe – 13,676 kilometers – and thousands of beaches are available to visitors. Mykonos has some of the most popular with both lively beaches brimming with activities such as Platys Gialos or more sedate shorelines such as can be found at Elia beach. Platys Gialos draws crowds for its expansive shoreline and sparkling turquoise water. It’s surrounded by hotel restaurants with outdoor terraces and rows of lounge chairs and umbrellas line the shore. It is a terrific place for children since it’s tucked away in a sheltered cove, so water is shallow and safe. Elia beach also has the most shimmering azure water and is the longest sandy beach on Mykonos. Lounge chairs and parasols dot the shore beckoning visitors to relax while listening to the waves lap the shore. Or you can opt for your own private beach with a private luxury villa rental.
Dreamy Villa Samantha in Mykonos
The fine crystal-like waters of the Aegean Sea beckon many elite travelers to Greece. Mykonos is both a mecca for parties and nightlife, but also for quiet, down time. You will have the best of both worlds choosing to stay at Villa Samantha. Up to 14 guests can enjoy all this exceptional residence has to offer: Dramatic island views, Bohemian chic elegance, a stunning infinity pool jutting out to reach the dazzling expanse of the Aegean, amazing outdoor patio and terrace for al fresco dining and a state-of-the-art sound system for entertaining.
The Incredible History
The Greek ruins are utterly spectacular. Many of them are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Greece is also known for its ancient thinkers like Plato, Pythagoras, Socrates, and Aristotle, to name a few. These sites are absolute must-see ancient wonders while in Greece:
- The Acropolis of Athens;
- Mystras, a fortified town near ancient Sparta;
- The Castle of Monolithos, a medieval hilltop castle ruins with fantastic views;
- The Temple of Apollo at Dephi;
- Meteora, the sacred mountains of ancient Greece;
- Kameiros, the mesmerizing remains of an ancient city;
- Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games;
- Ancient Corinth, an acropolis surrounded by a lush landscape;
- The Theatre of Epidaurus, an extraordinary technological breakthrough in sound;
- Kerameikos Cemetery, ancient graves with archaeological treasures;
- The Acropolis of Lindos, an ancient citadel on top of a steep cliff;
- The Ancient Agora of Athens, the heart of this ancient city;
- Ancient Mycenae, a fortified city from the Bronze Age;
- The Knossos Archaeological Site, the legacy of a lost Minoan civilization;
- Ancient Aigai, discover Macedonian royal tombs.
The Coffee Culture
For the Greek people, coffee is a main beverage and they know exactly how to brew a fine cup. This daily ritual begins each morning over conversations with friends and family. In fact, the Greeks have fashioned a whole culture around drinking coffee. They don’t just grab a cup of ill-made Java, but rather take the time to properly make it and to savor its decadent darkness. Greek people look at this beverage as seducing the senses with its aroma and flavor. They stop during the day for coffee breaks for rest, relaxation and communication. There are several types of coffee you will encounter in Greece, both strong and sweet. The Greeks have also perfected frosty iced coffees that are a welcome addition to a hot summer day. You can find many outstanding cafes all around the country and you will never be left wanting for an exemplary cup of Java.
The Awe-Inspiring Ultima Corfu
This elite estate fronting on the sea delivers first-class comfort and luxury both in design and location. On a hillside overlooking the bluest sea, Ultima Corfu provides an unrivaled getaway on the lushest coastline imaginable. Indoor and outdoor areas deliver seamless, opulent living spaces with contemporary untold amenities such as a hammam, gym, indoor hot tub, massage and cinema rooms, spa lounge, wine cellar and an elevator to easily get from floor to floor. There is a heated outdoor pool and an infinity pool and a private dock. These are only some of what’s available for up to 12 guests at this extraordinary estate.
The Excellent Climate
Firstly, there is no bad time to visit Greece. You will get the best of Greece whenever you decide to travel. However, if you are looking for warmer weather, plan a trip from late April through to September. Most travelers plan their visits in these months. Temperatures can get very hot in mid-summer, but of course, the waters are also warmer averaging 77.5F. In July, Greece only experiences about one day of rain, so if you are aiming to work on your tan, this is the time. Even in September, the average high temperature in Athens is 80.6F with an average low of 70F.
One of our goals at LVH is to ensure your every vacation experience is extraordinary. With LVH, not only will you be staying in a phenomenal home with full services and 24/7 support, but we will also fashion a customized itinerary for you including only those things aligning with your desires and likes. We know your time is a cherished asset and your itinerary will reflect that. We invite you to reach out to an LVH client relations professional to get your holiday plans underway for a monumental vacation to Greece.