A Luxury Collection Destination, Greece
A collection of seven villages and one desolate atoll, Elounda rests on an exclusive patch of coastline dotted with towering palm trees and fragrant citrus groves. Spend the sun-drenched days exploring archaeological sites, ancient Minoan ruins and traditional hillside village, or stake a patch of paradise at a secluded beach and watch the waves lap against the shore.
The city of Rethymno is taken over for three weeks with parades, masquerade parties, children’s events, live performances and a massive treasure hunt.
Candlelit processions, singing, troupes dancing in traditional costume, and specialty feasts are all part of the highest Greek Orthodox holy holiday.
Ceremonies, exhibitions, and performances mark the German airborne invasion of Crete on May 20, 1941.
This cultural festival featuring film, spoken word performances, dance, theater, and live music takes place every year in the village of Anogia.
The village of Houdetsi celebrates global folk music throughout this four-day celebration of performance, food, and art.
Catch screenings, events, and award ceremonies at this documentary festival in Ierapetra honoring international artists.
Travel with us through Greece as we encounter some of the most enchanting culinary moments, experience authentic cooking traditions and explore delicious native ingredients.
A traditional fisherman’s stone house has been transformed into a sea-gazing taverna serving outstanding Greek cuisine with a focus on just-caught seafood.
Classic and signature cuts of locally-sourced beef are served on large wooden platters, complemented by produce direct from the chef’s on-site garden or from small-scale farmers nearby.
Award-winning Executive Chef Alexandros Lefkaditis is passionate about locally sourced ingredients, and it shows in every dish, many of which are made with herbs and vegetables from the hotel’s garden.
Large bonfires are lit on the hotel’s private beach to slow cook antikristo lamb, a local specialty, as part of this authentic Cretan feast.
Make the loop around Voulismeni Lake where the goddess Athena is said to have bathed.
Learn to prepare Cretan delicacies with an award-winning chef followed by an exquisite dinner for two paired with local wine.
Take a boat cruise to a picnic with a side of exploration. Wander Medieval, Venetian and Ottoman ruins on an uninhabited island.
There’s no shortage of aquatic adventures, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, underwater photography and dives at the Water Sports and Dive Center.
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