We Explored the Belvedere Mykonos Hotel Just For You, Here's What it Has to Offer

Sep 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  1 Comment

Last September I was beachside in Santorini, Greece soaking up the sun with a Mythos beer (and/or a mojito) in hand almost daily. The little island had me swooning from the moment we met and soon a full-fledged love story had grown between us. . Santorini is known as the romantic island of the Greek isles, but having gone with four of my girlfriends, it wasn’t the kind of chocolates-and-roses vacation that it is usually meant to be.

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Bypass Bordeaux and Discover the Indigenous Wines of Athens Instead

Oct 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Tricia Conover

Athens has long been known for its history and gastronomic expertise, but the emerging importance of the local wine industry adds an exciting new dimension. Vintners are rediscovering indigenous grapes (like Assyrtiko, Moschofilero, Savatiano and Xinomavro), meaning that discerning wine connoisseurs are getting a whole lot more to sip than the usual international staples of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 

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Sweet, Funny, Loving: We Share Your Fondest Travel Memories of Mom for Mother's Day

May 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As we gear up for Mother’s Day on May 10, we began considering a fun and unique way to honor mom this year. Realizing that sometimes it’s the things that can’t be purchased that really mean the most, we decided to focus on the intangible gifts. Whether it’s flying to another country, road tripping to a nearby state or fulfilling your mother's lifelong dream, we hold our travel memories with mom close to our hearts. So we took to social media to ask you about your favorite sojourn stories involving your mother. The responses were touching, funny and deeply personal. We complied 12 of them to share with you. To get things started, here’s my own personal memory of an adventure shared with my mom:

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Mykonos or Santorini? Which Island Would You Choose for Your Greece Vacation?

Mar 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri

Spring is right around the corner, and it can’t come quickly enough for those of us living in areas pummeled by snow and chilly winter temps. As travelers plan their upcoming vacations in search of warmer weather, many hotels, restaurants and bars on the Greek islands are opening for business after closing for the winter. The isles are one of the most popular European destinations this time of year, offering culture, delicious food, plenty of beautiful beaches and an overall respite from daily life.

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This Short Film Will Make You Want to Pack Your Bags and Set Sail to the Greek Isles

Jan 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

If watching this video doesn’t make you wistful to take an impromptu vacation to sail around the Greek Isles, then I don’t know what else will. Shot in Kefalonia/Ithica, Greece on a Canon 60D with a 24-105mm lens by London-based Video Editor & Producer Ryan Clarke, Ionian is a short film about sailing the islands with his family.

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See How East Collides With West at These Two Feng-Shui Designed Villas in Santorini

Dec 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In this two-minute video by Santorini Heritage Villas & Mansions, it’s hard not to picture ourselves resting poolside on a hammock while soaking up the warm Mediterranean sunshine. Santorini is, in itself, a tranquil island, but the property takes relaxation a step further by following the principles of Feng Shui in their two mansions.

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Mykonos Theoxenia Takes You Back to the 60s in Their Glam Boutique Hotel

Sep 18, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Highly rated by both critics and guests, Mykonos Theoxenia has consistently proven to be a jewel of Greek travel. The well-kept grounds, remarkable staff and comfortable accommodations all come together to create one of the area's premier vacation destinations. Centrally located in Mykonos Town, this outstanding hotel provides guests with everything needed to make the most of their vacations, and the hotel's remarkable reviews weave its tale of Mediterranean splendor.

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Exploring Greece's Little Island With the Quiet Soul & Deep Blue Waters

Sep 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Michelle Winner  |  5 Comments

If you are a discerning traveler who delights in an elegant stay, romance-inspiring views, and local gastronomy, but seek a place with a casual vibe, you'll fall in love with Santorini. The Santorini of today is moving from courting the daily onslaught of large ship tour groups to fewer travelers who will stay awhile to appreciate her history, monasteries, unique cuisine, local wine, sensual sunsets, languid dining and sumptuous accommodations.

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Tour One of 2014's Hottest Destinations by Gulet On an 8-Day Journey Through Turkey

Aug 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Since BBC documentary filmmaker Peter Sommer trekked 2,000 miles through Turkey in 1994, he has put together a number of inspiring tours led by archaeological experts. Come August 30, 2014, his travel company Peter Sommer Travels will be running four eight-day trips by gulet covering some of the Mediterranean Sea's most alluring ancient sites found amongst the Turkish shores.

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Everything You Didn't Realize You Needed to Know About Olive Oil

Jun 19, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

When many set out to buy a bottle of olive oil, they tend to just grab the first one they see on the shelf and continue on shopping. For olive oil enthusiasts and experts, that's a pretty offensive way to make a decision. After all, just like quality makes a difference when selecting the right wine or Scotch, it also does in the realm of olive oil and there's a reason why certain regions are famous for it.

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Soak in Your Own Private Infinity Pool at Petasos Beach Resort & Spa in Mykonos

May 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Situated above seaside cliffs of Psarou Bay on Greece's Mykonos Island, Petasos Beach Resort & Spa is a recently renovated property with a bright, whitewashed setting that offers a beautiful take on Cycladic architecture and design. With nearby beaches and a wonderful Mediterranean island to explore, there are many reasons to check out this notable destination.

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Editor's Choice: JustLuxe Lists Their Dream Destinations for 2014

Jan 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s a rare day for me when I’m not dreaming about travel. Sometimes it’s jet-setting to a small exotic island in Fiji, other times it’s the city streets of Tokyo or to South American countries where dancing reigns supreme; whatever the daily choice, my passport is always close at hand. With the new year looming over our heads, many of us are making resolutions and lists of things we’d like to accomplish this year. 

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No Stress Yachting Hopes to Bolster Greek Tourism With Exciting Charters

Jan 16, 2014  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

No Stress Yachting is on a mission to improve on the yachting expeditions currently available on and around the Greek islands, which range from bare-boat to skippered yacht charters on both sailing and motor-powered vessels. The charter firm has numerous ships in its fleet and offers water-centric expeditions focused on sailing and water-sports. The company is confident that it has a yachting vacation that can cater to anyone’s needs.

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Experience Mediterranean Cuisine at Local Hot Spot Apiron Restaurant in Santorini

Oct 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

As you walk along the cobblestone streets in Fira, you pass restaurant after restaurant sprinkled throughout the Santorini hillside town, all boasting unique settings and flavors. Since many offer the same Greek fare, walking in blindly and choosing one usually guarantees at least a decent meal. But if you’re looking for more than just a decent meal, it helps to have the locals tip you off to their favorites.

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Athens' King George Hotel Joins the Luxury Collection Family After Full Renovations

Sep 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Luxury Collection has added the newly renovated King George Hotel in Athens to its roster of worldwide properties.

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