Creative Director and The Luxury Collection® Global Explorer Sofia Sanchez de Betak explores Greece this Summer!

By Journey to Greece on August 3, 2015

Earlier in June this year, Sofia explored Greece with The Luxury Collection®, visiting The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort in Costa Navarino, Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Athens, Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort in Mykonos, Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort and Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, both located in Santorini.

The journey started from The Romanos Resort, where Sofia experienced the newly launched Romanos Ionian Exclusive, the epitome of elegant living, offering exceptional services and benefits in an elegant and lush environment.

As the trip to Greece was long, Sofia took some time to relax at the Anazoe Spa, a serene sanctuary offering exceptional specialty treatments, enjoying a Healing Massage Remedy by Hippocrates.

The Romanos Resort Sofia Sanchez Anazoe Spa

“Romanos’ service was impeccable, and the spa beyond…”

The Romanos Resort Sofia Sanchez Cooking Classes

Later that evening, Sofia learned how to prepare traditional dishes from the local women, discovering family recipes that have been passed down through generations.

The Romanos Resort Sofia Sanchez Cooking Class

 The exploration continued with the historic city and capital of Greece, Athens. The concierge of Hotel Grande Bretagne, which is situated right in the heart of the city, provided some valuable insights and tips for Sofia, before setting out to experience Athens.

Hotel Grande Bretagne Sofia Sanchez Concierge

A visit to Parthenon and Acropolis is an experience that shouldn’t be missed while visiting Athens; these are Athens symbols, the connection between ancient and contemporary civilizations.

Hotel Grande Bretagne Sofia Sanchez Parthenon

“Hotel Grande Bretagne is beautiful and the city of Athens is really interesting, the hotel’s restaurant delicious with an insane view, magic!!!”

Hotel Grande Bretagne Sofia Sanchez Athens Card

Next stop to explore was the unique island of Mykonos, where Sofia had the chance to embrace the resort’s lifestyle.

Santa Marina Resort Mykonos Sofia Sanchez

During her stay at the Santa Marina Resort, Sofia enjoyed the impeccable facilities and attentive services of the resort, including its exclusive private sandy beach, with 150 meters of silky sand & crystal clear water.

Santa Marina Resort Mykonos Sofia Sanchez Card

“Mykonos had a great vibe, and their beach bar and activities very entertaining!”

Sofia’s final stop, before leaving Greece, was Santorini with Mystique Hotel and Vedema Resort offering breathtaking Sea view and majestic sunsets.

Vedema Resort Santorini Sofia Sanchez

Vedema Resort Santorini Sofia Sanchez Card

“And best of all… Santorini!!! Hard to choose which one’s best! Mystique is breathtaking, the views and location are magic. Same with Vedema, loved to see a more traditional place… both were extremely chic and service was amazing, we felt very well taken care of. The concierge was extremely efficient and proactive, and the rooms gorgeous!”

Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

With breathtaking views of the famed Acropolis and Parthenon, regal Constitution Square and the Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill or the original Olympic Stadium, the multi-awarded 5 star Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivalled perspective of Athens’ mythical history. Located on Syntagma Square, and only minutes from historical must-sees, exclusive shopping, open-air cafes, museums and the metro station.

Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini

Tucked away within the medieval village of Megalohori, the enchanting Vedema, A Luxury Collection Resort, has evolved from a 400-year-old wine cellar and a 100-year-old mansion into an authentic, Cycladic-styled property.

The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino

The Romanos features extensive grounds with indigenous trees and plants, a perfect location to enjoy unrivaled relaxation. Spacious terraces, marble exteriors together with contemporary and refined interiors make The Romanos a natural choice to experience the authenticity of the surrounding environment.

True Relaxation & Total Reboot at Anazoe Spa, Costa Navarino

When you’re at Anazoe Spa & Thalassotherapy all you want to do is to dive into this wellness sanctuary, revel in the same preening and pampering practices that people in ancient Greece relied on.

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