Quiet islands (and their wines), festive Delphi, and iconic temples.
Leave the bustle of Mykonos for the verdant island of Rhenia. There are
no full-time residents – just rolling fields, flocks of sheep, and storied ancient ruins. Arrive at a secluded beach for a relaxed barbecue of sea-to- table offerings.
Secrets of Crete
Cycle past tiny villages and citrus groves to the remote Areti Monastery,
where monks still live and pray. Sip herbaceous raki in the town of Plaka, and explore the mysterious offshore isle of Spinalonga.
Perfect island day
Savor the terroir of Santorini at the hilltop Santo Winery. Try the Assyrtiko
varietal, a white grape rarely found off the island. Get lost among the whitewashed walls of traditional Megalochori village, then unwind on the
black-sand Perivolos beach.
Take in the inimitable Parthenon, and explore Athens’ modern
neighborhoods and vibrant markets. Break for fresh fish at a local taverna, then head back to your home base at the
Hotel Grande Bretagne, a landmark since 1874 with unobstructed views of the Acropolis.
Historic sites, folksy grooves
Bask in Apollo’s glory from his ruined temple, and view the ongoing excavations at the site of Delphi.
In the evening, take a sip of ouzo, link arms, and learn to dance the sirtaki, made famous by Zorba
Learn to dance the sirtaki, made famous by
Zorba the Greek.