My big fat Greek vacation!

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My big fat Greek vacation!

Greece is an astonishing and intriguing country. As the cradle of fascinating mythology and ancient traditions, it still influences our modern societies. Freeze frame on Athens, Mykonos and Paros.

My big fat Greek vacation!

Radiating Athens

Theseus, son of Aegeus and Ethra, founded Athens in 800 BC around the Acropolis mount. Today, ancient Greece is still alive in a city full of cultural and architectural ruins where historical stones can be found around the corner of cobblestoned streets. Enjoy a stop at the New Hotel, designed by Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana. The two brothers recycled and reassembled materials from the former Olympic Palace to give this contemporary boutique-hotel unique charm.
A few steps from the hotel, the Cookoovaya is also worth a stop: will you have truffle cream pie, beef tenderloin and crispy onions, or grilled octopus with vinegar glaze? At the end of a tiring day of sightseeing, immerse yourself in the pure waters of Lake Vouliagmeni, renowned for its year-round warmth and therapeutic qualities.

New Hotel
16 Filellinon
Syntagma Square
105 57 Athens
+30 210 327 3000
www.yeshotels.gr

Cookoovaya
Xatzigianni Mexi, 2A
115 28 Athens
+30 210 723 5005
cookoovaya.gr/en

Lake Vouliagmeni – Natural Spa Waters
166 71 Vouliagmeni
+30 210 896 2237
www.limnivouliagmenis.gr/en

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My big fat Greek vacation!

Festive Mykonos

Lost north of the Greek Cyclades islands, Mykonos welcomes large numbers of tourists. According to mythological tales, Hercules exterminated the giants who inhabited the region and threw them to the sea. The giants turned to stone and now surround Mykonos.
At the end of a festive and radiant stretch lies the small beach of Ftelia, lined with precious turquoise water. At night, Alemàgou restaurant entertains the coastline, on the west side: Ling Ling by Hakkasan enhances traditional Asian flavours with originality and sophistication. Finally, after a long walk along the Aegean Sea, step away from the mainland to reach Agios Ioannis. In the soft summer breeze, the Delight boutique-hotel opens its doors to paradise on earth. Luxury, peace and voluptuousness looking out at the sea, immaculate white rooms, colourful fruity breakfast and late bathing.

Alemàgou
Ftelia beach
846 00 Mykonos
+30 228 907 1339
www.alemagou.gr 

Ling Lig by Hakkasan
Malamatenias Street
Matogiannia
846 00 Mykonos
+30 228 902 2515
lingling.hakkasan.com/mykonos/

Hotel Delight
Agios Ioannis
846 00 Mykonos
+30 228 907 8038
www.delightmykonos.com

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My big fat Greek vacation!

Sublime Paros

Come and discover the natural beauty of Paros: authentic, almost secretive with its whitewashed houses and charming fishing ports. Whiter than the epic traditional fishing village of Minas Tirith, Náoussa is nestled in the hills north of the island. On the water, Mitsi Ouzeri welcomes you to its humble table for a Mediterranean, Greek, and especially maritime culinary experience. A few kilometres south-east of Náoussa, foamy water brushes up on Ambelas' beach while local fresh fish restaurants perfume the air. A peaceful refuge, fresh and calm. At dusk, the lights from the small houses beautifully reflect on the clear water. Finally, up in the heights of Paros, Lefkes hides under a forest of green pines. Walk through white streets, between taverns and former laundries, to the sound of cicadas and crickets.

Mitsi Ouzeri
844 01 Náoussa
+30 228 405 2096
www.mitsiparos.com

Ambelas beach
844 01 Ampelas
aboutparos.gr/en

Lefkes
844 00
aboutparos.gr/en/explore-paros/villages/lefkes