Since Christmas is a season that is usually associated with family time, considering some secluded holiday destinations in Greece may be in order. Something to look forward to that guarantees introspection, phenomenal views of natural beauty where emotional and inner balance can be achieved. Adults-only secluded holiday destinations in Greece will offer the much needed time to recharge those seeking some quality time away from everything. The only thing that is required is a sense of adventure, a thirst for discovering new places or new perspectives, and a need to connect with yourself, above all else.
An alternative retreat in Kythera
Kythera island is not one of the popular or well known islands. The travel limelight has been stolen by its Ionian siblings like Corfu and Kefalonia, while it is also overshadowed by being just beneath the Peloponnese and its proximity to Crete.
Therefore, Kythera is one of the top places to consider when in need of secluded holiday destinations in Greece. Researching Kythera, you will be positively surprised by its beauty, and wonder why this island is not on the international travel radar as the previously mentioned locations. Blessed with pristine landscapes, there is also an element of past grandeur since the Venetians, who made their conquests throughout Greece from the mid 14th century onward, made their first base in Kythera island by way of a an impressive fortified castle. Its morphology which is primarily hilly, provides for some incredible vantage points from which breathtaking panoramic views emerge.
Astarti Hidden Retreats in Kythera is a sophisticated holiday complex of housing retreats that fully embody the meaning of secluded holiday destinations in Greece. Mostly suited to the soul traveller, one who wishes to reconnect with nature in a place that will inspire him or her to find a sense of self and fully relax, the design allows for days spent soaking in immaculate light while evenings that will immerse you in a newfound sense of fulfillment.
A cosmopolitan getaway for two in Corfu
Corfu is one of the most known islands of the Ionian cluster; aristocratic and imposing, its old town is almost like an open air museum. Heavily infused with the Venetian influence, there are many things to see even by just strolling around casually.
Fortresses, castles and palaces, mansions and estate homes tell tales of when this island used to be a hub of high society. The emerald island as it is known is a place with a intricate urban tapestry that is entirely charming. Cobblestone streets will lead you from one square to the next, while the architecture you become witness to takes you a journey through time. Byzantine churches give way to neoclassical buildings and grandly summer residences fit for royalty. One such place is the iconic Mon Repos Palace, from which an adult only hotel in Corfu town has been inspired.
Mayor Mon Repos Palace Art Hotel will surround you in elegance, giving your holiday a borrowed piece of past grandeur. The fact that it only admits adult guests guarantees the peace required when in search of secluded holiday destinations in Greece.
A different perspective of Santorini
Moving on to more popular destinations that have a perennial reputation for romance, Santorini is one of the classics when it comes to seeking secluded holiday destinations in Greece. However, one might wonder how much can anyone feel secluded in Santorini? You should definitely avoid the overcrowded Oia and even wish to distance yourself from the vibrant town of Fira, which is bursting with life, day and night. For the ultimate hideaway in Santorini, there is one spot that have the best of worlds: striking Caldera views and a more retreat-like location.
On the southernmost tip of the island’s crescent shape, the area of Akrotiri, literally meaning ‘edge’, fully personifies its name. From there, the views of Santorini are entirely different that what is commonly featured in the endless array of photos you will find all over the internet. From there, you will get to see the volcano, the intricate strata of the island and its white, clifftop settlements and of course the world famous sunset.
Luxury Astarte Suites in Santorini‘s Akrotiri guarantee a secluded haven surrounded by lavish facilities, impeccable vistas and services that will assist you in rekindling your balance, or become engrossed with an impervious sense of romance, tucked away in a corner of the Aegean deep blue sea.
A maritime journey around the Aegean
First timers visitors seeking secluded holiday destinations in Greece could possibly benefit from the diversity and comforts offered by Greek island cruises. Especially considering a boutique cruise company that features smaller vessels than usual means you are getting a more exclusive cruise experience. The advantages are that you can get to discover a handful of wonderful Greek destinations in one go, be at sea and immerse into the calmness that it generously provides.
Combined with optional shore excursions, passengers are able to explore the in land treasures of so many locations, making this a possibly once in a lifetime travel journey. Although a cruise cannot, almost by definition, guarantee absolute privacy since you are sharing the vessel with other passengers, your accommodation quarters are there to harbour all the private moments you desire. This option is more suited to the adventurous, sea lover types who wish to get the most out of their holiday. Week long itineraries are already planned out, so there is no element of planning to worry about; simply board once and enjoy where the journey takes you.
Secluded holiday destinations in Greece was last modified: December 28th, 2018 by The Daily Traveller