The need for luxury
Greece is privileged to be one of the nations that offer luxurious, glittering holidays. Greek islands are synonymous with cosmopolitanism, while large cities, like Athens and Thessaloniki, attract people with high expectations from all over the globe. The prestige that grew from the 1960s onwards, with famous names in Greek society among world celebrities, like Aristotle Onassis, Stavros Niarchos, Maria Callas, Melina Merkouri, and many others, catapulted Greece into one of the top destinations for luxury tourism.
The facilities guarantee demanding travellers an unforgettable stay. Five-star hotels located throughout the country, private villas offering privacy and comfort, the opportunity to enjoy getting away from daily routine on a yacht sailing the Greek seas, combined with culinary traditions with an exceptionally high standard of execution, the chance to purchase brand-name and high quality products, and the incomparable Greek landscape create the best setting for one to enjoy absolute luxury.
But that is not all: Beauty treatments, rejuvenating body therapies and beautifully prepared delicate food are just some of the attractions that Greece holds is store for its exclusive visitors.
Mykonos, Crete, Santorini, Rhodes, Corfu and Kefalonia, Chalkidiki and the Peloponnese are now some of the best-loved destinations in the world. Over the last few years many stars from the cinema and showbiz have been seen to prefer both the Greek islands and the mainland for their holidays. The unbeatable beauty of Greek nature and the art of hospitality, inherent in Greek tradition, produce an irresistible idea to which more and more famous people yield. Choosing a villa in an enchanting location ensures a stay that is nothing less than unique.
Busy people, who either come to Athens as visitors, or live and work there, can get away for a few days to one of the nearby islands. Hydra, Spetses and Kea are ideal solutions; high-class incredibly beautiful destinations, which can be reached in a very short time. Many Greek islands have heliports, to serve those visitors with air transport; but even if they do not have their own, there are numerous air transport companies that can provide aircraft and experienced pilots so as to minimize the time the visitor needs to reach his desired destination.
Athens and Thessaloniki are now two of the most popular city destinations in the world. With their amazing nightlife and deluxe hotels, they are now seen, and indeed are, outstanding European destinations. Major cultural events, like the Athens and Epidaurus Festival and the Thessaloniki International Fair, attract people from the business and artistic world, who annually renew their appointment in Greece. The ability to travel to Greece by private plane or boat makes the country even more attractive to busy people.