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Greece is the birthplace of democracy, Western literature, and political science. Once located at the center of Western trade, Greece is one of the most culturally rich destinations of the world and offers luxurious vacation stays to match its immense history. Destination Luxury put together this amazing video as an introduction to the beautiful country. The video was directed by David Christopher Lee and shot in Mykonos, Greece.
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1. Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites | Crete, Greece
Thought as “a home away from home” by the SO many regular guests, Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites is a family owned and run luxury boutique Villa-Hotel in the cosmopolitan Elounda of Crete, Greece. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and winner of Greece’s Leading Villa Award, by the World Travel Awards, as well as of the Five Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences and the ONLY GREEK Hotel to make it to the elite echelons of the Tatler Travel Guide “101 Best Hotels of the World” for three consecutive occasions, it offers only 18 stylish Villas, all with private pools with Jacuzzi, and 10 elegant Suites designed with the peacefulness and harmony of home in mind.
2. Danai Beach Resort and Villas | Halkidiki, Greece
Regarded as one of the great getaways in Greece - the Danai Beach Resort and Villas was created on the Greek Riviera to provide luxury in a natural setting where the Aegean meets azure skies and pine trees fringe white sandy beaches. Cool spacious villas-- some with private pools and butler service on request-- are set amongst the lush gardens. The deluxe rooms offer a variety of amenities for the indulgence and comfort of guests. There is a choice of styles and places to eat. The 'Pavilion' serves breakfast and light meals. The 'Sea Horse Grill' offers barbecued seafood and great steaks; the 'Squirrel' is the open-air gourmet restaurant in front of a spectacular bay, while the 'Andromeda' serves Mediterranean dishes. Besides the extensive leisure facilities on the premises, excursions are provided to nearby sites of archaeological and historic importance.
3. Vedema Resort | Megalohori, Greece
Vedema Resort is the resort you should be staying at If you’re looking to get away from it all on the island of Santorini. It was once a winery but now Vedema Resort, located in the town of Megalohori, is a self contained luxury five star hotel that is certainly world class. Celebrities that don’t want to be discovered are likely to stay here when they visit Santorini. Vedema Resort has an inviting contemporary look that blends well with the traditional whitewashed architecture popular on the island. Set within brushed stucco walls and dotted with graceful flower-filled sculpture gardens, the villas and neoclassical house is a postcard of Greek luxury. The sapphire-blue and rust-red domes of nearby churches peek over the walls with charming results.
4. Katikies | Santorini, Greece
The guests of Katikies Hotel enjoy a peaceful environment with wonderful views to the Volcano. The romantic atmosphere is paired with personalised service and outstanding Mediterranean cuisine. The volcanic eruption that smothered Minoan civilisation 3,500 years ago buried Thira. What remains is Santorini and its volcanic islands in the dazzling bay of Caldera. Katikies is an unusual combination of accommodation - 23 hotel rooms, 16 suites - each perched 300 feet above the sea, a short walk apart. In no time at all, this extraordinary place has made its name as one of the great luxury destinations of Europe.
4. Cavo Tagoo Hotel | Mykonos, Greece
The outstanding, friendly service and carefully crafted luxury that customers enjoy are elements that achieve perfection for a relaxing stay in Mykonos. Cavo Tagoos number one priority is creating memorable experiences for its guests and therefore the hotel makes every effort to ensure that each visit is fondly etched in its customers minds. Cavo Tagoo has succeeded in being a cosmopolitan luxury suites hotel and a destination for seekers of unique and relaxing experiences from all over the world.
5. Kivotos | Mykonos, Greece
Kivotos is one of the best hotels on Mykonos. Opened in 1993, the hotel blends the sugar-cube architecture of the old town with unexpected touches of sophistication. The serene yet trendy look is the work of a sure hand abetted with a trove of objets d'art. Modern art and witty frescoes contrast with classic columns, and antiques and modern furniture blend smartly.
6. Belvedere Hotel | Mykonos, Greece
This hotel is the quintessential Mykonos chic. It’s location near the towns pedestrian zone and within a 10-minute walk from the renowned nightlife and shopping of Mykonos, and overlooking the island's famous windmills, make it hard to beat. Offering an attractive poolside setting, the hotel has changed little but for its dining options. It began life as a mansion in 1850 and became a hotel in 1995. It now spreads over seven houses located among landscaped gardens.
Dave Piac. WL Founder/Creator