Summer Destinations for a Greek Holiday Getaway

Your dream vacation awaits in a country of picturesque waterfront hideaways, bright white architecture, and clear blue skies to match your view of the Mediterranean Seas. Greece is an ideal getaway made up of thousands of islands that come together to create a summer in paradise. No matter your city of choice, you’re bound to wine and dine without a care in this beloved Southern European locale.

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Mykonos

This island in the Aegean Sea is one of Greece’s most popular destinations—a seaside oasis perfect for a luxurious escape. Sandy beaches and tantalizing nightlife help to draw in visitors looking for a lavish place to spend the summer. Make yourself at home in the lap of luxury by booking at the famous Belvedere Hotel, or stay at Mykonos Blu for a five-star experience. Mykonos dining proves to be some of the greatest in the country with talented chefs plating signature Greek cuisine. Scorpios boasts gourmet Mediterranean dishes with an open-air space and communal seating fit for socializing. Integrate a bit of revelry into your meal with Nammos’ dazzling day parties and concerts to complement their exquisite seafood dining.

 

Photo: Mykonos Blu

Photo: Nammos Mykonos

Santorini

Head to the Cyclades island of Santorini to see Greece’s iconic, whitewashed buildings that sit perched cliffside above the sparkling ocean. Indulge in a romantic stay at Mystique to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with ultimate relaxation, or book at the exclusive Grace Hotel to lose yourself in the breathtaking views and buzzed about luxury stay. The local cuisine will have you savoring each bite with authentic dishes featuring unmatched, quality ingredients. Head to Pyrgos Village to enjoy the intimate terrace dining at Selene and take in an award-winning, gastronomic experience. The cozy balcony of Koukoumavlos in Fira is also an option that will have you enjoying gourmet cuisine overlooking a stunning landscape view. End your night with a celebration at the famous Koo Club where you’ll be able to dance your heart out indoors and party beneath the night sky on the open lounge.

 

Photo: Mystique Santorini

Photo: Grace Hotel

Athens

The capital might be your new favorite Greek destination with its numerous ancient landmarks and beloved cultural attractions. Dive into Athenian history by staying at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Syntagma Square for unparalleled views of classical architecture in the heart of the city. The Electra Palace in Plaka also has an ideal location with a beautiful design that’s sure to impress. Being the largest city in Greece, there are plenty of diverse dining options that are sure to leave you satisfied. If taking a cable car to dine atop the highest point in the city is your style, try Orizontes for an outdoor terrace view to remember. Stop by the one-of-a-kind Spondi to taste from a world-renowned menu boasting two Michelin stars and a unique, fine dining experience. As the sun goes down, you’ll want to visit Island nightclub on the Athens Riviera for an entertaining party destination with delicious cocktails.

 

Photo: GB Rooftop Garden at Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens

Photo: Island Nightclub Athens

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