The genius loci (protected spirit of a place) is essential to the holistic approach espoused by the spa, whose uniqueness lies in its synthesis of Greek and Chinese spirituality, philosophy, and healing techniques.
An introduction to four Greek islands, beyond Santorini and Mykonos.
When temperatures rise, Greek coffee aficionados pass on conventional coffee shops in favour of the city’s lovely “garden cafés”—lush courtyard oases shaded from the scorching sun.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: When perched at the open-air bar on the rooftop of the Hotel Grande Bretagne, as the sun slips behind the honey-hued Acropolis, it’s clear why this palatial property is known as the Grande Dame of Athens. While the views from the rooftop are breathtaking, so is its rich history.
Odysseus had Scylla and Charybdis; in the present day, Greeks have been forced to choose between austerity and bankruptcy. The devil and the deep blue sea—either way, the chances of coming out in one piece are pretty slim.
Finally, the islands are in sight. After three hours of cruising the gorgeous waters of the Aegean Sea, our ferry pulls into a protected lagoon. A horseshoe-shaped island towers high above the deep sapphire waters.
If your resolution for the new year is travel, let this slideshow of 15 favourite destinations serve as inspiration for the year ahead.
The holidays often signal a time for travel, whether discovering new ski trails on foreign slopes, or escaping the winter chill for a warm destination. Over last 15 years, we have travelled to the far corners of the globe and brought home sentimental and unexpected insights. Here, a vicarious visual journey.