Hit three major hotspots on this active seven-day tour of some of Greece's most beautiful and iconic sites. You'll start in Athens, with your first day to experience the Acropolis and buzzing neighborhoods before hopping a ferry to glamorous Mykonos. Here you'll explore beaches, boardwalks, and nightlife under the eyes of the island's famous windmills and take a horseback ride to the coast.
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Traveling to Greece during the peak summer months can feel both like a dream and a nightmare. The islands are warm, sunbaked, and full of life and energy. But there, lurking just outside the frame, in the real world, are the hordes of people. On the author's first day in Mykonos, the hotel driver who picked him up from the airport let him in on a secret: Leave Mykonos, as soon as possible.
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Built in the cliffside of Mykonos, Cavo Tagoo is luxury at its finest. Enjoy a Greek sunset from the deck of your personal infinity pool or experience the cave pool suite, where a cave pool just steps away from your bed.
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For some, living your best life on vacation may mean mountain climbs, deep-sea dives, or free falls from 15,000 feet. While others may want to spend time off working on their fitness or engaging in spiritual practices. No matter your inclination, however, the allure of a glistening pool is hard to deny—particularly one offering unforgettable views. Plus, they’re the perfect place to unplug and practice your digital detoxing skills because, you know, water.
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Though I love Athens just as much as the next travel-obsessed person, the entirety of Greece is too beautiful to just stay in its capital city. From Santorini to Mykonos, there are so many breathtaking Greek islands and mainland towns to explore. Whether you’re looking for party-friendly beaches or picturesque cliff-side villages, Greece has endless insta-worthy vacation destinations to offer.
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For those of you heading to Mykonos, here’s a quick collection of our Tastemakers' go-to guide to the best beaches to lounge all day, our favorite spots for leisurely lunches and fashionably late dinners, and the hottest clubs.
Whether you only have time for a long weekend in Athens, a couple of weeks of island-hopping in the south, or (lucky you!) a good few weeks to explore the country from north to south, it’s impossible to feel like you've been in Greece for too long.
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The Greek island of Mykonos is known as a party capital and is a vacation hot spot for millionaires and billionaires. While the resorts and beaches are gorgeous and the bars and clubs fun and lively, Mykonos feels like poor bang for one's buck unless you are a hard-partying clubber or drowning in money.
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Though Greece has more than 1,000 islands to its name, the Cyclades are some of the best-known and most popular of the set. Encircling the former sacred site at Delos in the Aegean Sea, this island chain boasts picture-perfect beaches, lots of local culture, and historical sites dating back to the Classical era. From big names like Santorini and Mykonos to tiny isles with far fewer visitors, this guide will get you started.