Part of the fun of any vacation is preparing for it, whether that means reading or shopping. Here are 13 items every traveler should take to Greece.
From Paros, it is possible to make a day trip to many popular islands. On our latest trip, we opted to visit Naxos and Antiparos.
Access secluded coves and beaches in Greece aboard a luxury motor yacht. Andrew Harper Travel works with All Yachts Worldwide, which has an extensive portfolio.
Renting a house on one of the Greek islands has long been a classic summer escape. Amanzoe and Elounda Mare both offer glamorous villas of varying sizes.
Our editor ventured to the island of Paros, at the center of the Aegean Sea, to investigate the opening of several new hotels. He came away impressed by two.
Greece, though beautiful as it is, has not historically boasted many luxury hotels. With the opening of new boutique properties in Paros, that is now changing.
The Paros dining scene has never been more diverse, with modern European and Greek restaurants and a sushi bar. Here is a selection of our favorites.
The best shops in Paros are located in stylish Naoussa and Parikia, the capital. Here are five stores we recommend browsing.
Though it has a cultural history that is second to none, Greece has few hotels of note besides on overtouristed islands. That, however, is beginning to change.
As the list grows of places that have become no-go zones due to tourists, we've come up with alternative destinations to visit in summer.
Greece may not have an aristocratic culinary tradition, but food is one of the main draws, especially in Athens, where there are a wealth of options.
Our editors answer every parent's most-pressing travel question: What destinations will make my kids put down their iPhones?
Nowhere else in the world are the sea and the sky quite so flawlessly blue than in Greece. Mr. Harper calls out the intense pleasures of Athens and the islands.
Enamored with classical myths and legends, our member shares what it was like to experience their settings firsthand during a trip through Greece.
Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, dating to 3000 B.C., and has been continuously inhabited for at least 3,000 years.
One of our staff members just returned from Santorini, Greece.
More than 2,000 years after their construction, the great buildings of classical Greece still have power to stir the heart. Architects have drawn inspiration from their elegant proportions and graceful ornamentation for millennia, and yet the remaining original structures have not given up all their secrets.
Well, there are undoubtedly a lot of undistinguished postwar apartment buildings in Athens, but the city still has tremendous character.
Few spa treatments are as reviving to the jet-lagged traveler as a Turkish hammam ritual, particularly when it is performed in a setting as spectacular as the spa at Schloss Elmau in southern Bavaria, overlooking wildflower-speckled meadows and tracts of pine-forested countryside.
Photographs from Mr. Harper’s visit to Amanzoe, Greece.
The Peloponnese, a large and beautiful peninsula connected to the mainland of Greece by a narrow isthmus at Corinth, draws fewer American travelers than the Aegean islands.
The Peloponnese contains some of the most evocative archaeological sites in Greece. The hilltop citadel of Mycenae was at its height from 1600-1100 B.C., and its astonishing Treasury of Atreus boasted the tallest dome in the world for more than 1,000 years.
The British writer Patrick Leigh Fermor is surprisingly unknown in the United States. A few people have heard of his life-defining exploit — the capture of the general commanding Nazi occupying forces in Crete during World War II — a feat that achieved wider recognition thanks to a movie, “Ill Met by Moonlight.”
Temple ruins in Corinth, Greece The Peloponnese contains some of the most evocative archaeological sites in Greece. The hilltop citadel of **Mycenae** was at i
Courtesy of Amanresorts Along with his wife Char, the genial Scotsman Henry Gray has been managing Amanresorts properties for over a decade. He
Summer. sailing. greek isles. Put these together and they promise nothing but pleasure. I had been pondering a trip to Greece for some time, but was daunted by the atrocious economic and political situation.
The September issue of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report focuses on Mr. Harper's recent Aegean cruise on board the three-masted yacht Sea Clou
Amanresorts' third Mediterranean property (after Aman Sveti Stefan in Montenegro and Amanruya in Bodrum, Turkey), is set to open next month.