Dotted with an idyllic cluster of islands and blessed with the kind of heavenly sunsets most of us can only dream about, the Cyclades have been praised by Lonely Planet as the islands “that will fill your imagination with mythical tales, your belly with local flavours and your soul with true relaxation.” This island paradise is part of the Aegean archipelago, a group considered to be some of the most authentic islands in Greece. In fact, some might actually say the most sacred islets on Earth.
Your journey starts on the island of Mykonos, where you’ll be whisked away by shuttle transfer to the five-star Madoupa Boutique Hotel. Mykonos represents a cocktail of chic parties and summer hedonism. Some say it’s the rose-tinted light that makes everyone look extra radiant; whatever wow-factor the island possesses, its reputation as the don’t-miss party only seems to grow.
After catching a plane from Mykonos, your next two nights will be spent at the four-star Athens Lotus Hotel. In the historical centre of Athens, 50 metres from the Metaxourghio metro station, within walking distance of the National Archaeological Museum, the railway station and the suburban railway, the hotel is the perfect base for quick access to all of the city’s hotspots.
That’s what we call a big, sensational Greek holiday!