The Ultimate Luxury Vacation Guide For Greece

There are so many options for your dream trip to Greece. It’s a destination known for so many things, like spectacular islands, rich culture and history, and a famous culinary scene to name just a few. But it can be overwhelming to plan a trip to Greece with its many islands and various ways to experience it, whether on a yacht or ocean cruise, or island hopping. Not to mention the numerous tours that are available. So, when it comes to designing your Greek vacation, there are many complexities. And that’s where Beyond Boutique comes in, with our expertise and fabulous travel partners like Eclectic Greece. For years, they have worked with us to create itineraries based on each client’s unique interests. So, whether you’re looking forward to a family trip, a cultural experience, or you want a little of everything, they can help you choose the perfect Greece itinerary! To help you get started, we’ve put together a guide for where to go in Greece below.

The Parthenon in Athens, Greece

The Parthenon in Athens, Greece

ATHENS

Whether you want to explore ancient history, learn about gods and goddesses, try local cuisine, experience the vibrant nightlife, or something in between, there is something for everyone in Athens.
Must see:
A food tour of Athens. You’ll be thinking about the mouthwatering bougatsa long after you return home.
Insider Tip:
If you have a long enough layover at the Athens Airport, store your luggage at the airport and take a city tour.
Perfect for:
Families, Couples, History, Food & Wine
How to get there:
Fly direct from several major US cities
Plan with:
Anywhere in Greece!

Corfu, Greece

Dining beside the sea in Corfu, Greece

CORFU

Located off the northwest coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea, Corfu is a visually stunning island with a varied past. Corfu was under Venetian, French, and British rule before becoming part of Greece, and those influences are seen in the architecture, historical sites, and culture. And we can’t forget about the allure of the island’s natural beauty. From the beaches to the olive groves to the coastlines, Corfu is a spectacular island to spend time outdoors.
Must see:
The Old Venetian Fortress
Perfect for:
Couples, history, food & wine
How to get there:
Fly from Athens; take a ferry from Igoumenitsa or Patra
Plan with:
Athens, Paxi, Ithaca, Lefkada, Kefalonia

Crete, Greece

Crete, Greece

CRETE

Greece’s largest island, Crete, has so much to offer, from Minoan culture to beautiful beaches to endless activities. Since the island is so big, you can easily spend time between the Elounda side and the Chania side.
Must see:
A visit to Knossos Palace, to absorb the fascinating history of the Minoan civilization.
Perfect for:
Couples, families, history, food & wine, adventure
How to get there:
Fly from Athens; take the ferry from Santorini
Plan with:
Athens, Santorini

Mykonos, Greece

The gorgeous colors of Mykonos, Greece

MYKONOS

Mykonos may be the most popular of the Greek islands thanks to its vibrant nightlife and ultimate dining scene. But there is so much more to experience. You can relax on the beaches, take day trips to other islands, or tour Mykonos by jeep.
Must see:
A private tour to the island of Delos. This sacred island is said to be the birthplace of Apollo in Greek mythology!
Perfect for:
Couples, food & wine
How to get there:
Fly front Athens; take a ferry from Santorini, Naxos, or Paros
Plan with:
Athens, Santorini, Naxos, Paros

Naxos, Greece

Naxos, Greece

NAXOS

It may be the largest island in the Cyclades, Naxos has a cool small-town vibe. Because there are fewer travelers on Naxos, you will enjoy the authentic culture of the island. From relaxing on the sandy beach to enjoying dishes with Naxos potatoes, this island is the perfect destination to slow down and immerse yourself in the Greek experience.
Must see:
Learning new recipes during a cooking class with a local. Eclectic Greece can arrange for it, and you will be thrilled to share your new cooking skills with friends and family back at home.
Insider tip:
The island has nine villages scattered around. There are lots of ways to take your time to explore, whether you rent a car or get a private driver, it will be fun!
Perfect for:
Couples, families, food & wine, history, off the beaten path
How to get there:
Fly from Athens (note: the Naxos airport is tiny!); take a ferry from Santorini, Mykonos, or Paros
Plan with:
Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Paros

Paros, Greece

Paros, Greece

PAROS

Paros is filled with bright bougainvillea blooming against white-washed houses, verdant valleys, and golden beaches. There is so much to explore on this island, but be sure to take time to simply relax on one of the Instagram-perfect beach locations.
Must see:
A private Paros and Antiparos tour that takes you to a 13th century Venetian castle, beaches, and shopping in Naousa. Yes, please!
Perfect for:
Couples, families, culture, food & wine, off the beaten path
How to get there:
Fly from Athens; take a ferry from Naxos, Mykonos, or Santorini
Plan with:
Athens, Naxos, Mykonos, Santorini

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece is known for those amazing blues and whites

SANTORINI

There is nowhere in Greece – or the world – quite like Santorini. With its famous picture-perfect views of the caldera from lux cliffside hotels, it’s no wonder Santorini is one of the most coveted and romantic destinations in the world.
Must see:
Spending a day on a catamaran exploring the island by water.
Insider Tip:
Oia has incredible sunset views in all of Greece, shops, dining, and top luxury hotels – and tourists know it. If you want to avoid the crowds on Santorini, consider splitting your time between Oia and hotels in or outside of Fira. And if you want a spa experience, check out Andronis Concept Wellness Resort in Imerovigli.
Perfect for:
Couples, Food & Wine
How to get there:
Fly from Athens or take a ferry from Mykonos, Naxos, Paris, Milos, or Crete
Plan with:
Athens and any other Cyclades islands

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