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Your big Greek holiday: The essential luxury tourist guide

By Caroline Cooper on 26th January 2020

If island hopping through crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea tickles your fancy, or eating fresh fish in pocket-sized fishing villages whilst basking in the Greek sun of Helios is more inviting; Greece really is every wanderlusts dream. With world-class hotels there really is no better destination to explore. And thanks to the likes of eSky.co.uk you can reach this stunning destination in just a few hours.

In recent years Island hopping around the Cyclades has risen in popularity for there’s no island too large or too small to explore. These cosmopolitan havens offer an unforgettable experience with sublime bright blue waters juxtaposed against white washed backgrounds.

Of course, the most renowned of these Islands has to be Mykonos and Santorini. The stylish nightlight and resorts offer the utmost luxury – with so much competition we’ve whittled down the best places to stay and eat in these two magical destinations…

Mykonos

Mykonos is the party animal of the Cycladic islands, but it also has a quiet charm, and a dining scene to rival any Greek island

Where to stay

The captivating, tiny island of Mykonos can be easily explored with its narrow and winding, labyrinth-style streets adorned with a mix of bohemian and designer shops.

Santa Marina

We suggest staying at the Santa Marina. This super chic hotel boasts the only private beach on the island set on a hillside in the southernmost corner of Ornos Bay. It overlooks the pristine Aegean, where the hotel’s hanging egg chairs allow you to drift in and out of consciousness. The sleek interior is bright and contemporary, with neutral shades.

For those wanting to cool off, chill in one of the sunken sofas in the infinity pool.

Soho Roc House

Formerly known as Scorpios this hotel has now taken over by the infamous Soho House and set to open in May 2020; this bohemian beach club offers a luxury paradise set within a rugged, naturistic backdrop. Offering 45 bedrooms and a poolside veranda, wellbeing is set within the heart of this House. With an outdoor gym area, yoga and qigong classes as well as mind and body workshops this is the perfect place to reset. Enjoy swaying gently on the hand-sewn hammocks as you embark on the more lavish side of island life.

Where to eat

Nammos

You can’t go to Mykonos without visiting Nammos, set down a windy road on the golden stretch of Psarou Bay. This little piece of paradise turns into a great party late afternoon as the sun sets where you’ll see the uber-wealthy dine on lobster and drinking the finest champagne. Should you wish to join the elite, then why not arrive by helicopter or yacht.

Santorini

If you’re after a romantic escape, try a holiday to Santorini

When you think of Greek Island hopping there’s one iconic back-drop which is of course, Santorini. With its white washed houses and blue domed roof tops. There are two main areas to stay, Fira the capital and Oia.

Where to stay

Perivolas

Set on a quiet street, Perivolas is set just a short stroll from the boutique shops. This former group of 300-year-old caves has been transformed into pristine houses with a pool flowing over the Aegean cliff edge. Complete with a spa, the cave-carved rooms are adorned with white washed walls like the backdrop outside. Pops of bright colours in the décor add a modern twist.

Cosmopolitan Suites

If capital cities are more your thing, the majestic Cosmopolitan Suite hotel has just 10 rooms – where many a Hollywood star have been known to stay. Views look onto the caldera and the Volcano.

Where to eat

Selene

The award winning fine-dining restaurant in the heart of Pygros was first established in 1986. Using the best local produce and creating traditional cuisine, this culinary experience is well worth a visit.

What to do

You can’t visit Santorini without watching a sunset from Oia. Find a spot in the town itself or book one of the restaurants with tables looking over this picturesque town.

Wine tasting

No holiday is complete without tasting the local wine. With vineyard’s aplenty. Be sure to spend a lazy afternoon chilling in the sunshine whilst drinking the finest tipples.

For those history buff’s out there you can’t visit Greece without a trip to the Parthenon Temple of the Athens Acropolis dedicated to the Goddess Athena. Book flights to Greece today and discover why this is still one of Europe’s top luxury destinations for 2020.