Uncover a land of mythical spirits, breath-taking landscapes and the birthplace of Gods. Far from a typical sun holiday, the Greek islands combine centuries of ancient culture with a fresh new face in luxury travel and some of the secret wonders of the world. Paddle through the crystal waters of hidden caves and explore marooned shipwrecks as you discover the true enchantment of a destination shrouded in a legendary aura. Xclusivity presents to you, islands bursting with cultural sights, majestic views and some of the world’s most captivating beaches. Read on for our personal insight into five of our favourite islands.
Legendary birthplace of Zeus, the king of the gods, Crete is steeped in a mythical folklore that permeates into every corner of its tranquil shores. From the ethereal pink sands of its beaches to the glorious mountain ranges appearing to be carved by the gods themselves, Crete is a destination overflowing with mythical charm and an ambience that envelopes you as you step on to its sunny shores. A 5-star resort of stylish surrounds, the Blue Palace Resort & Spa is the perfect escape for those exploring the delights of Crete. With vast ocean horizons and infinite stretches of pristine sands along its private beachfront, this intimate resort offers beautifully adorned accommodations within a secluded paradise nestled among Crete‘s enchanting shoreline.
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Paddle into ethereal blue caves or explore shipwreck beach, laze on golden sands or jump right in to the action with jet-ski’s, snorkelling and scuba diving. Conjure up some legends for yourself as you explore atmospheric shipwrecks and daydream of sea bound adventures amid their unusual bowers. Lounge in these heavenly surrounds as you dip your toes into the pristine sands of a Blue Flag beach, directly accessible from Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort and enjoy panoramic views of the Ionian Sea before sinking into your own private pool to watch the sun set with your favourite drink in hand.
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Indulge in the natural allure of an island bursting with colossal ancient sites and a whirlwind of magnificent beauty spots as you uncover all that Kos has to offer. Live like a Roman or explore ancient Greece as you voyage through picturesque landmarks and sample the numerous regional delicacies along the way. Embark to paradise as you sink into unique properties offering Greek hospitality at its finest before exploring a traditional mountain village or dipping into the heavenly depths of the Aegean Sea. Whichever you choose, a collection of superior resorts will be there to welcome you home and dish up world-standard food made from the freshest home-grown ingredients. A pioneer of indulgent treatments, the Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel & Spa truly makes the most of its captivating surroundings as an adults-only resort dedicated to special moments with double day beds, serene spa treatments and Jacuzzis for two all adding to its wonderful boutique charm.
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For a more glamorous retreat, head to the island of Mykonos, a cosmopolitan paradise of whitewashed houses in the heart of the Cyclades. Hóra, the main town is a major port town and as such is the centre for nightlife and shopping past-times. For those looking to avoid the hustle and bustle however, the island also offers a number of quieter spots with a range of exclusive hotels built for luxury. Find your inner zen as you relax into yoga and Pilates classes, basking in the sea breeze of the secluded beaches of Rhenia & Delos and the soothing decor of the Myconian Ambassador Hotel‘s stylish accommodation. With vegetables and herbs grown especially for their kitchens, the renowned chefs make fresh food an art form as they produce dishes steeped in local traditions with a creative flair that harmonises with their Grecian surroundings.
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The Greek island centre for archaeological sites, Rhodes boasts a number of historical draws for culture-seekers. Once home to one of the seven wonders of the world, Rhodes now lives as a beautiful combination of old and new, lined with a collection of serene beaches and tranquil resorts. Wander through the meandering cobbled streets of the Old Town as you soak in the romantic charms of a town bursting with personality, before setting out to explore the island and the picturesque villages that inhabit it. Positioned directly on the beachfront, the Aquagrand Exclusive Deluxe Resort is the very definition of Rhodes relaxation, with soundproofed rooms that block out all but the breath-taking ocean views that pour in from every angle. For a captivating taste of Rhodes‘ ample offerings, indulge in one of the many spa retreats that line the island whilst enjoying mouth-watering local produce that graces your dinner plate at these enchanting resorts.
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From picturesque mountain villages to glitzy resort towns, the islands of Greece posses an undeniable personality and a host of activities for even the most discerning of travellers. Our personal travel advisers have scoped out the very best resorts of the Greek islands and are experts at finding the perfect escape for every type of holidaymaker. Why not take a look at the Xclusivity website and discover your new favourite holiday destination?
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