A journey to Greece is challenging not for what you choose to see, but for what you must choose not to see. Wrapping your head around a cultural history that spans 1000s of years would take many lifetimes.
Immerse yourself in the land of Zeus, Athena, and Apollo; of Archimedes, Socrates, Plato, and Homer; and the birthplace of Democracy. Feel the spirit of life that the locals have felt for more than 5000 years.
In various destinations around the world, we have highlighted examples of exceptional accommodations that set new standards for aesthetics and responsible tourism. These properties reflect our own company values by emphasizing community involvement and the preservation of cultural heritage, protection of natural resources, and sustainability, both in practice and design. They also combine outstanding comfort and service, natural beauty, and functionality. Where you stay along the way can greatly enhance any journey. Options abound, but these are some of our favorites.
Classical in its architecture and design, blending beautifully with the noble historical buildings of the Plaka area, the hotel’s elegant luxury is complemented by the majestic views of the Acropolis that can be enjoyed from the rooftop restaurant, pool, rooms and suites. With a location in the city center and delicious contemporary Greek cuisine at the award-winning restaurant, Electra Palace Hotel is filled with old-world charm.
With its whitewashed walls reflecting the setting sun, the exquisite minimalist design, and its cliffside setting high above Santorini’s legendary caldera... this 14-room haven is a meticulously sustainable restoration of 300-year-old cave dwellings and an architectural ode to the mystical Cycladic culture. From the infinity pool, gaze across the Aegean, and enjoy a feast of locally sourced ingredients in the renowned restaurant, including the hotel’s namesake, kapari—capers.
Built from the bones of a 1600 Cretan settlement, Kapsaliana Village Hotel is set on the island’s largest olive oil grove. With particular care and diligent work the olive oil mill, the church and the utility rooms were gradually transformed into rooms and suites, restaurant, swimming pool and lounge. Without any architectural distortion, the village remains a characteristic example of Cretan architecture and a unique place of natural beauty where accommodation facilities are fully harmonized with the enchanting landscape.