Greece has shaped the Western world perhaps more than any other civilization. The foundations of art, architecture, philosophy, language, and sports stem from the Classical Greek ideologies. Luxury travel to Greece is a journey back in time.
Modern Greece is only a fraction of the size of the Greek empire at its zenith. The cultural artifacts found here remain the bedrock of nearly every field of study in modern academia and civic life.
Greece’s long history is a seamless tapestry of myth, legend, literature, and fact emphasized in its architecture. Gods and goddesses adorn ancient temples throughout the mainland and surrounding Greek Isles. Athens is home to the famous amphitheater, one of the world’s great design precedents, and the Parthenon, built during the height of the Greek empire. While much of Greek architecture is iconic, others remain the hidden gems of the Aegean. Nevertheless, all tell of a culture beguiled by mythology, power, and beauty.
However, Greece’s appeal extends beyond the built environment. Because of its southernmost location on the Balkan Peninsula, Greece enjoys the best of mountainous terrain and breathtaking beaches. The landscape of Greece is as varied as its architecture. Travelers will find white, sandy beaches giving way to azure seas and mountain ranges overlooking olive orchards and wine-producing valleys.
Luxury travel with Ker & Downey is the perfect way to discover the grandeur of the ancient world and experience the hospitality for which Greeks are well-known. Contact a Ker & Downey destination specialists to start planning your luxury Greece vacation.