With amazing ruins, such as the famous Acropolis, lively taverns and ancient antiquities, Athens is rich in discovery. It is this unique clash of past and present, ancient and edgy that makes Athens worth exploring. From street food to fine dining and everything in between, Athens is a culinary treat. Don't skip out on exploring local neighborhoods, such as Monastiraki, Pittaki St, Plaka, Kolonaki, Exarhia, and Gazi.
Recommended Hotel: Herodion Hotel
Travelers of all types will love its rolling hills, white beaches and “little Venice,” an 18th-century historic district. Explore the charm of Mykonos’ capital city, Chora, with old windmills and sky-blue doorways, sugar-cube houses and churches draped in pink bougainvillea. Take a short boat ride away to the small island of Delos, the mythical birthplace of Apollo and full of Ionian history and archeological ruins.
Recommended Hotel: Myconian Imperial Resort
Like a tiered wedding cake, white-washed buildings step their way up soaring cliffs, making every view a golden one. Explore Sanotirini's capital, Fira, with cobblestone streets twisting their way up and down jagged cliffs, hotels carved out of caves and endless infinity pools. Oia, the most iconic of the island, boasts of upscale houses and terraces with views postcards are made of.
Recommended Hotel: Majestic Hotel
Head to Greece’s favorite undiscovered island: Naxos. Along with some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, this rugged island in the Cyclades features traditional villages where locals still live off the land and weave their clothing on old-fashioned looms. Your clients can explore ancient monasteries and Venetian castles, centuries-old olive groves and white-washed houses on alleyways paved of marble. Make sure your guests sample the fresh-caught seafood, goat cheese and home-grown produce that Naxos is known for.
Recommended Hotel: Porto Naxos
With sandy beaches, sleepy town squares and monasteries draped with bougainvillea it’s easy to see how Corfu can lure even the most cynical of travelers. There are quaint shops and quiet coves, winding coastal roads and even an old “ghost town”, where abandoned Venetian houses sit covered in moss. From the lion of Saint Mark on the city walls to the swinging gas lamps of the town’s main drag and the unique Italian-Greek cuisine, Corfu is a fascinating blend of all those who’ve called this place home.
Recommended Hotel: Kontokali Bay
Paros boasts some of the most spectacular beaches with crystal-clear waters and breathtaking landscapes. With a stylish capital, swanky resorts and remote villages, it is the perfect undiscovered getaway. Paros is starting to get some buzz and it won’t be long before this island you never heard of tops everyone’s bucket list. There are Byzantine footpaths connecting traditional Greek villages, white cubic houses and an Orthodox church of “100 gates.” Add that to some of the best places to eat in all of Greece, and you can see why it’s every local’s favorite getaway.
Recommended Hotel: Paros Agnanti Resort
Visitors can relax alongside the crystal waters of the Aegean and explore the city’s vibrant nightlife, enjoy the island’s legendary hospitality and rich ancient culture. The Old Town, which is the largest medieval town in Europe, is wonderfully preserved inside massive stone walls. Greeks themselves flock to Rhodes for their own holiday from the mainland. Why? As the “island of light,” it has no less than 3,000 hours of sun annually, almost guaranteeing a good tan.
Recommended Hotel: Rodos Park Suites & Spa
Travelers can begin their foodie adventures with the typical Greek food. Things like tzatziki, fava and lamb may seem obvious but they are favorites for a reason. However, this is also the place to push culinary boundaries. Try going vegetarian or sampling some unusual flavors like anchovies or sea urchin. Guests can shop the local food markets for artisanal cheeses, specialty honey and local spirits before enjoying some tasty dessert. Greek donuts with honey and walnuts, mastiha ice cream and, of course, flaky baklava are sure to please.