Porto Zante Villas & Spa has partnered with private travel designer Untold Story Travel to launch a discovery of the A to Z of Greece in 2023, whisking guests on a twin-centre journey from the ancient culture and cosmopolitan buzz of Athens, to the ultimate in luxury beachfront escape on Zakynthos. This specially crafted journey encapsulates all Greece has to offer.
Upon landing in Athens, guests will venture into the heart of the city for four nights in one of its most-lauded hotels, the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Set with captivating views over the Acropolis, Syntagma Square and the Parliament as well as the original Olympic Stadium, it has an unrivalled perspective of the history of this ancient city. During the stay, embark on a private guided food tasting through the quiet backstreets, café-lined squares, hidden bars and converted factories where guests will discover the pulse of the city.
Exclusive access from Untold Story Travel also offers a new perspective on Athens, from a private viewing of The Parthenon, to a private viewing of the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture, bursting with treasures from prehistoric busts to Byzantine icons. Rise early for the ritual of the weekly Farmer’s Market brimming with seasonal produce, escorted by a local chef to source ingredients and return to the kitchen for a cooking course. Come the evening, settle down for a moonlit movie at Cine Dexameni, built over a Roman aqueduct.
After soaking up the heady atmosphere and renowned culture of Athens, guests will head to Porto Zante Villas & Spa on Zakynthos for seven nights, an intimate retreat which offers an absolute escape from the outside world for couples and families. This award-winning, boutique resort, currently considered Europe’s Most Private Beach Resort, has only nine exclusive villas, set raised above the ocean for ultimate privacy. Breath-taking views are offered across the shimmering Ionian Sea from the villas’ private pools and lush gardens with blooming bougainvillea. Be greeted with the warmest of Greek hospitality and enjoy the days slowly unfurl at a relaxed pace of life.
Dine daily on exquisite cuisine created with the freshest produce, from locally caught seafood to ingredients grown in the hotel gardens. Sample refined Greek and Mediterranean cuisine at the Club House Restaurant and indulge in freshly made Sushi, Sashimi and Thai cooked-live on the Asian Fusion menus of MAYA. Private dining is also available on the beach, or 24-hours a day in-villa. Follow the lapping of the waves down to the secluded waterfront spa where more than 20 treatments available combine Greek aromatics with ancient bodywork.
Children will find themselves enthralled in the Kid’s Club, with activities to capture the imagination of young minds, from lost treasure hunts to exhilarating dance parties. During their stay, the expert team at Porto Zante will arrange bespoke experiences for guests. Visit the azure bay of the acclaimed Navagio Beach with its smuggler shipwreck outside of peak hours, or dive in the wild beauty of the Blue Caves. Embark on a private speedboat or yacht cruise along hidden bays and golden beaches, visiting Marathonisi Island to see the sleek loggerhead sea turtles as they glide beneath the waves and step foot on Dafni Beach, one of the most important turtle nesting sites in Greece.
Porto Zante also offers the opportunity for guests to travel by yacht to Ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. Visit the Ancient Olympia Archaeological Museum, wandering amongst the ruins of the ancient temples of Zeus and Hera, the Palaestra or the Philippeion, and walking through the ancient Stadium where the Olympic Games used to take place.
Untold Story Travel offers an 11-night itinerary to Athens and Porto Zante from £12,000 per person, based on two sharing. For more information contact email@example.com or call +44 (0)77 628 48888