Greece: Introduction: Overview
WIth ambitions to create a Greek version of the Costa Smeralda on Sardinia, the owners of Costa Navarino in the southwest Peloponnese are promising to develop the Mediterranean’s next great resort destination. Among their core goals: a commitment to environmental responsibility, a sensitive promotion of Messinia, five-star hotels, world-class golf courses and family activities. The first hotels and golf course opened this summer, and we visited.
Read about the new resort and why it will appeal to families and golfers: Romanos.
Read about fashion designer Allegra Hicks favorite shop in Athens.
Read Greek fashion designer Christoforos Kotentos’ tips on what not to miss in Athens.
Read an insider’s guide to Patmos.
Read about the Amphitryon Hotel, in the old city of Nafplion, offering an elevated, yet authentic, Greek experience.
For our editor’s opinion on where to stay on the island of Santorini and raves from two members on their favorite hotels, including a recommended honeymoon retreat, see our Ask Advice section.— The Editors 07/05/2007