Entries tagged: Greece

Where to Go in Europe 2019

Where to Go in Europe 2019

A journey to Europe is always a good idea, no matter the time of year. Ker & Downey’s list of where to go in Europe brings together the places we think you should put on your travel radar for 2019.

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Thessaloniki, Greece's Hidden and Historic Gem

Thessaloniki, Greece’s Hidden and Historic Gem

A visit to Greece’s Thessaloniki uncovers a city with layers of history, each as sweet as the indulgent honey-drizzled baklava piled up in the city’s many buzzing cafes. Ker & Downey’s Marketing and Content Assistant, Rina Chandarana, traveled to this Macedonian city, the second largest in Greece, to dig into its delectable cuisine and unearth some spectacular stories of the past.

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Million-dollar Milos

Million-dollar Milos

You’ve heard of Santorini and Mykonos, perhaps even Paros. But have you heard of Milos? If not, chances are you will. This tiny volcanic Greek island is quickly coming on the scene as one of the hidden paradises of the Aegean, and we couldn’t agree more. Situated just north of the Sea of Crete within the Western Cyclades Island chain, Milos is the perfect destination for those in search of an off-the-beaten-path paradise. In truth, we would love nothing more than to keep this secret spot just that – a secret. But some of the best things in life are meant […]

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Mediterranean Marvels

Mediterranean Marvels

Spend 11 epic days in Greece and Malta. By Katy Heerssen Greek culture is a tapestry of myth, legend, and history woven together at the geographical crossroads Europe, Asia and Africa. It is blessed with a wealth of white sand beaches, sun-bleached ruins, cobbled footpaths, aquamarine coastlines, and 130 million bountiful olive trees spread among 2000 islands in the Mediterranean. Nearby, the tiny island of Malta is a lesser-known jewel with an equally rich history and ancient ruins to rival those in Greece. Combine these countries for a perfect seaside getaway.

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Greece Uncovered: Parosdise Found

Greece Uncovered: Parosdise Found

Luxury Travel Consultant Jessica Rizzolo recently returned from a trip to Greece. She shares her wellness journey and her experience on the island of Paros with us. A wellness retreat on the island of Paros with one of my favorite yoga instructors was the source of inspiration for embarking on my recent journey to Greece. Like many travelers, I had always been drawn to Greece for its’ iconic white washed buildings, ancient ruins, alluring mythology, dramatic scenery, and fabulous cuisine. I knew immediately upon confirming my space on the retreat that I could not travel all the way to Greece without […]

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Great Beach Retreats: The Top 15 Private Villas With a Beach View

Great Beach Retreats: The Top 15 Private Villas With a Beach View

In search of the perfect, water-front hideaway for your next relaxing escape? We’ve gathered 15 of our favorite luxury private villas from all over the world with breathtaking views of the water and all the amenities to calm the senses and leave you speechless. Australia, Qualia Beach House Surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, Qualia’s private beach house is set on 30 acres of garden landscape at the northern-most tip of Australia’s Hamilton Island. Designed to draw the outside in, an open layout with a wall of glass doors that can be completely pushed open effectively blurs the line between indoor […]

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