After exploring many of Greece’s archaeological sites, chilling out at St. Nicolas Bay Hotel, one of the best hotels in Crete, was the travel prescription we needed.
The tiny medieval island of Monemvasia is just one reason we chose this off-the-beaten-path Voyages to Antiquity cruise in the Aegean.
Take the mahogany water taxi across the Bosphorus Canal to Sumahan on the Water, and you leave the cacaphony of Istanbul for another world.
Like drenched cats, with wet suitcases and a wicked wind blowing, we huddle under a canopy, not knowing where to find our hotel on this Greek island.
Looking for pinch-me-I’m-dreaming scenery, historical heritage or grand adventure? Why not charter a yacht? One that would make Jack Sparrow drool with envy.
Steam, scrub, soap suds and a silky massage. Ahhhh… Few bathing rituals are as decadent as a Turkish hammam experience.
History whispers around every corner at the ancient Philippi ruins. On the second morning of our recent Voyages to Antiquity cruise, we traveled by bus through the small Greek city of Kavala (population 70,000) – built on a hill in eastern …
Athens… It’s the birthplace of democracy, western philosophy (think Socrates, Plato and Aristotle), and classical art and architecture. And nowhere is the glory that was Greece more profoundly felt than by climbing the rocky hill of the Acropolis.
We swoon over hotels with swimming pools high above the sea and fab views. So when deciding where to stay in Santorini, we chose the Grace Santorini.
Hello there! We’re Santorini donkeys. We live on the Greek island of Santorini. (Ours is the island where the top was blown off by a volcanic explosion around 1628 BC, leaving behind only a crescent-moon curve of land.) Perhaps you’ve …
On the beach? Check. Close to the colorful tavernas and restaurants in Mykonos town? Check. With character and charm? Check. These two Mykonos beach hotels we’ve stayed at fit the bill. 1. Kivotos Club Hotel What started out as a …
Why all the buzz about Bodrum? Both a peninsula and a town, Bodrum is an hour’s flight away from Istanbul on the southwest coast of Turkey. And after exploring Istanbul’s palaces and mosques, we’re keen to see for ourselves what Bodrum is …
Don’t be surprised if you bump into billionaire Roman Abramovich at Casa Dell’Arte, a quietly elegant boutique hotel on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula. Casa Dell’Arte is also an art gallery, and Abramovich has popped in to browse its collection.
Don’t think Santorini’s cave hotels are hobbity holes. Some, like the Grace Santorini, are favored by honeymooners looking for very modern comforts (we loved the Grace Santorini too). Also take a look at Ikies Traditional Houses. Yes, its 11 rooms and suites …
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