Pacha has long been the code word for good times and Destino Pacha Mykonos dishes them out seamlessly. Communing with your neighbours is encouraged at this ultra-mellow, adults-only retreat whose beating heart is a pool lounge with euphoria-inducing Aegean views. Sunset parties are attuned to its age-agnostic guests.
Swim stops at remote bays, expert-led tours of UNESCO World Heritage sites and unexpected detours uncover another side to Greece with Variety Cruises.
“Did you know that Harvard University operates a branch in Nafplio? Not an affiliate body, but an actual branch,” asked a wide-eyed Josef Serafeimidis of the 26 passengers on the tour coach heading to the nearby ancient Greek city of Mycenae.
I shrunk back in my seat, hoping he wouldn’t point me out.
There’s nowhere in the world really quite like Mykonos. The whitewashed, windswept Greek isle possesses a mysterious magnetism and singular charm that is hard to resist.
Ever since the island mesmerized Jackie Kennedy in 1961, it has attracted discerning visitors from far and wide.
Whether you prefer adrenaline highs or deep relaxation, Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens delivers good times on the water
Athens may be known for its archaeological attractions, but it’s also one of few European capitals blessed with a swimmable coastline of EU-designated Blue Flag beaches and idyllic coves.
For those yearning for adventures on the water, you’ll feel spoiled for choice. Greece is home to some of the world’s most desirable sailing grounds, so there’s plenty of boating fun to be had, starting with the Athens Riviera. And there’s no better jump-off point than Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens.
While it's often common to name boys after their fathers in the U.S., in Greece, it has long been customary to honor grandfathers in this way. In recent years, however, Greek parents have increasingly tapped their ancient roots for names that carry a certain symbolism or fascinating backstory.
Here are a few of our favorite Greek baby boy names, many linked to mythical gods and heroes.
The Hellenes (Greeks!) have a truly limitless array of mesmerizing female baby names. Many are rooted in ancient myths and figures, like the Nine Muses. Others, fittingly, spring from the generous bounty of Mother Nature.
Hopefully you’ll find an option that steals your heart in this list of bright and bold Greek baby girl names.
Athens Beyond the Acropolis: Explore the Unique Charms of the Greek Capital’s Diverse Neighbourhoods Like the Locals Do
There’s nothing that Athenians enjoy more than taking a deep dive into their own city. They’re conscious of the fact that the Greek capital has seen its coolness score rise a few notches in recent years, having transformed into a European metropolis that effortlessly blends the ancient with the up-to-the-minute.
There’s always a retro café hidden somewhere, a funky gallery worth checking out or a new restaurant with a playful concept that has the town abuzz.
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Reunite with Loved Ones and Savour the Suite Life Seaside This Summer at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens
Celebrating the fact that 2021 appears destined to be a year of reunification with loved ones, Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens is paving the way with five Specialty Suites designed to bring family or friends together for a meaning-filled Mediterranean beachside vacation.
Ticking off must-see attractions when you travel to a destination for the first time is pretty much part and parcel of the experience. But that doesn’t mean you can’t practice immersive travel and dig below the surface to tap into local traditions and rituals, even in countries like Italy, Iceland and Turkey, which attract millions of visitors every year.
As you make your way along the Athens Riviera to Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens and arrive in the über-glam resort suburb of Vouliagmeni, you will quickly realise there is no other location in the Greek capital quite like it.
The first thing you will notice is that Posidonos Avenue, the winding coastal road that runs the length of the Riviera, is studded with palm trees, which are not normally associated with the landscapes of Greece.
Pelagos Restaurant Opens at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens with an Inspired Approach to Fish and Seafood as Part of a Forward-Looking Interpretation of Fine Dining
Pelagos restaurant opens this season at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens on the scintillating Athens Riviera with an intriguing approach to seafood and a fresh new locavore-inspired take on fine dining. Chef Luca Piscazzi, who recently joined the team in Athens, takes the helm at the Resort’s new flagship dining spot that looks out onto the becalming waters of the Saronic Gulf. Faithful to the restaurant’s dedication to fish and seafood, Piscazzi has crafted an excitingly inventive menu...
What is it about islands? There’s a certain magic to them that has always drawn artists, poets and writers, who have set history’s greatest love stories on the islands of the Mediterranean ever since Aphrodite met Adonis in Cyprus.
Unwind with Newly-Launched Hippocrates-Inspired Holistic Treatments at The Spa at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens
For those missing precious spa time to unwind and decompress, The Spa at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens awaits with an array of newly-launched Hippocrates-inspired restorative treatments.
Paying tribute to the father of modern medicine’s holistic philosophy surrounding health and wellbeing, the resort’s secluded seaside location at the tip of a pine-studded peninsula makes it the ideal retreat to reinvigorate the senses.
This season, The Spa debuts a selection of experiences designed ...
(CNN) — Teenage models Lydia-Angel Beach and Charlotte Claussen are seated on Monastiraki Square drinking in the warm Athens sunshine, having just sated their post-casting hunger with a juicy takeout souvlaki from classic kebab joint Thanasis.