30 April 2021
For many, our culinary preferences play a vital role in deciding where we should visit on our travels. Whether we’re in search of the freshest, locally sourced seafood or a fine wine that has grown deeper with time, or maybe it’s a well-thought out menu in a serene, private setting, The Luxury Collection has crafted unmissable epicurean experiences to satisfy even the most well-travelled foodie.
Greece’s wines are famous throughout Europe for being some of the old world’s finest and where better to raise a glass than in the 400-year-old wine cellar at the Alati Restaurant of Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini. During the sunset wine ceremony you’ll savour tastings of seven exquisite wines accompanied by an excellent array of Greek cheeses and crackers.
Occupying a 100-year-old mansion within a spellbinding medieval village, this cosseting retreat offers light-suffused suites and villas nestled amidst lush gardens and vineyards. There’s laidback poolside dining and a stargazing terrace, but for a change from the pools, in the summer season you can spend a day at the volcanic-sand Perivolos beach with its private facilities and services.
While sushi’s origins may lie in Japan, the popular cuisine has found a home in Cyprus at Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort, Limassol, in the resort’s Gallery Bar. The ground floor lounge affords views out over the immaculate gardens to the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean beyond where much of the seafood you’ll enjoy has been freshly plucked from.
When you’ve had your fill of sushi, take a seat out on the marbled terrace for a refreshing cocktail in the outdoor aromatic shisha lounge.
As an island, Crete makes full use of the bountiful produce from the Aegean, using it to make a number of local specialities such as fried whitebait and grilled octopus.
At Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete, guests are invited to dine in a restored stone fisherman’s cottage on a menu of family recipes, curated by chef Athinagoras Kostakos that feature signature seafood dishes from across Greece. Try the catch of the day for the true local experience and the freshest flavours. Or, the salt-baked fish is perfect when served with a variety of home-made salsas.
Sat right by the water, Blue Door allows you to gaze out to sea as you sip on the best raki and nibble at the traditional Greek meze tray, leaving you feel truly at home in Crete.
At Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu you’ll find an unpretentious menu of creative upscale dishes that showcase the intricacies of Mediterranean, Greek and Corfiot cuisine.
The ultimate way to experience flavours is through the well-thought-out Makris Degustation menu prepared by the very capable hands of the award-winning chef Petros Dimas, who utilizes fresh, local and organic ingredients to bring together tradition with 21st-century trends. The exciting degustation menu is well-suited for special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries and is capped off by the excellent service provided by the wait staff who are on hand to offer their recommendations on wine pairings and to advise on dietary requirements.
Across an inspired selection of indoor and outdoor venues, you can dine in the utmost privacy at The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino. With a menu created exclusively for you, the culinary team will take you on a culinary adventure with the option for added features such as table side carving or live cooking by the Executive Chef.
The Mediterranean climate is conducive to growing the most flavourful grapes and olives which Greeks have used to produce fine wines and olive oils for centuries. At Domes Zeen Chania, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete, you can enjoy an exclusive wine and olive oil tasting experience led by an erudite sommelier. You’ll become familiar with grape varieties from across Crete that have been grown purposefully for wine production by a handpicked selection of the island’s most accomplished vineyards.
Arrange your summer trip to Greece with your Travel Counsellor and take advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.