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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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Navigating the Turquoise and White Island of Santorini: Where to Stay, Eat and Explore

Sep 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It was barely morning and all of us were tired, eyes heavy on the flight to Santorini. My friends and I had stayed out all night exploring Athens the night before, hoping to sleep at our hotel's pool once there. The sky was dark in Santorini when the plane landed, but within minutes pinks and purples filled the air. It was at that moment that the island became magical. A week later, we were in love, captivated by this surreal place.

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Exploring New Greek Cuisine From The Heart of Halkidiki

Jul 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

They say that all people in Greece are governed by religion and tradition. The third governor is food. Eating is thought to cure everything. You have a cold? You must eat. Having relationship trouble? Eat! You will have no strength for tears on an empty stomach. In short, food is love.... Read More

9 Ways to Experience Halkidiki, Greece: Where to Stay, Eat & Explore

Jul 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne

Traveling to the islands of Greece is by far the most popular way to experience the beaches on the Aegean Sea. But north of Santorini and Rhodes, youíll find a new way to explore the beaches of Greece on the coasts of Halkidiki, the birthplace of Aristotle. Here, there is no cultural, culinary, back-roads or sea-based adventure that canít be dreamed up. This is where Greek families head for summer vacation and where a relaxed quest for enjoyment rules.... Read More

Where to Stay in Northern Greece: 7 Luxury Hotels to Call Home

Jun 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Stefanie Payne  |  1 Comment

There are accommodations in every price range, offering every level of inclusion or abandon, at nearly every destination around the world. What makes a hotel stay outstanding instead of just good and fine is the level of attention to detail. At a macro level, these standout details are things like over-sized towels, spacious and uncluttered rooms, great wine and food, a multitude of amenities and, of course, an unbeatable location.... Read More

Vedema Resort Santorini Celebrates Local Flavors With 2013 Year of Gastronomy Events

May 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Alexa Mangrum

With a climate of year-round sun fused with cool sea breezes, itís no surprise Santorini fosters a host of scrumptious delicacies that have become essential to locals, and adored by chefs and foodies the world over.... Read More

Russian Billionaire Buys Greek Island Where Jackie O Got Married

Apr 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Athina Onassis, heiress to one of the worldís most famous fortunes, has sold the Greek island where her grandfather Aristotle Onassis married Jackie Kennedy to a Russian billionaire. Dmitry Evgenevich Rybolovlev, an investor, philanthropist and owner of the AS Monaco Football Club is said to have paid about $150 million for the idyllic isle named Skorpios for his 24-year-old socialite daughter Ekaterina.... Read More

Luxury Villa Near Athens Could Have Changed the Course of History

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Most people when they read Homerís The Odyssey, think that the hero of the story perseveres in his journey to return to his faithful wife. Once you consider, however that he was a king and probably lived in a place similar to the Delenia Villa in Ewia, you will probably see things differently. Forget Penelope, the reason Odysseus didnít dawdle with a goddess divine or throw hours away in friendly conversation with a Cyclops was because his home probably looked a lot like this luxury villa.... Read More

Best Beaches in Europe

Nov 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  8 Comments

White powder sand, secluded enclaves, staggering cliffs, crystal clear water, and swaying palms are just some of the reasons travelers flock to the beaches winding around the European coastline. Whether you want to surf, build sandcastles with the kids, ride jet skis, snorkel among the marine life, or merely sleep in solitude, there is a beach waiting for you in your favorite destination across the Atlantic. Weíve picked five from the long list of impressive places to dig your feet in the sand and bask in natureís beauty on your next luxury vacation in Europe.... Read More

Luxury Villas in Greece on the Market for Bargain Prices

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Have you always dreamt of owning your own luxury beachfront villa in Athens, Mykonos, or Santorini, Greece? Well, it looks as if now you can with the current state of the Greek economy and its collapsing currency! Yay! According to German newspaper Der Tagessspiegel, luxury real estate brokers are seeing far more activity than they were a year ago.... Read More

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