Sharon Reid

 

With the recent election of a new Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, coupled with a cultural revival and genuine optimism, Greece is beginning to transform its fortunes and is set to return as a luxury holiday destination; Greece is back baby! Greece’s revival is reinforced by a weaker euro which means that a holiday in Greece is now 7% cheaper, while the price of flights to Greece will be significantly reduced from this coming May with the abolishment of airline tax for children.

A former fishing village called Elounda in Crete, is set to become the destination du jour. Celebrities have flocked to Elounda for decades from Jackie and Aristotle Onassis, the Jolie-Pitts to Rihanna. Elounda, with its authentic Greek villages, glorious sunshine and breath –taking views, it is no wonder that celebrities are enamoured.image

Domes of Elounda, a luxury hotel, which has recently undergone an expansion is definitely a must –visit. The expansion comprises of 28 new private, lavish villas; three new swimming pools; one new restaurant; a new bar; a deli with locally sourced produce; a club house and an entertainment area for children and teenagers.

Each year Domes of Elouda hosts the Annual Festival de la Gastronomie; Greece’s most prominent culinary festival, a real treat for fine dining enthusiasts. The purpose of this festival is for three Michelin –starred chefs to showcase their skills with dishes such as: Duet of Lobster Medallion & Lobster Ravioli served with hibiscus sauce.image

Prices start from £120 per night for a sea view suite this includes breakfast and taxes. For bookings and further information please visit: www.domesofelounda.com

Why not make the most of Greece’s current optimism, affordable flights and luxury status? Book yourself a trip.