Day 1-4 Funchal, Portugal
This takes place in Madeira, the garden Island of the Atlantic Ocean.
This beautiful piece of land was known for its exuberant forests and its people and their unique traditions. When telling their stories, each visitor usually highlighted a different experience.
The water channels, the old tunnels, the linen and cotton embroidery, the food, the wonderful wine, the mild weather, and so on. There were many things to remember and to talk about. So people were always discussing what was the most beautiful item of Madeira. The most important one.
So, one day, someone had an idea. And this was no common someone. The Lady of the Palace was a creative and even more curious mind. She wondered “what if we could create a space that presented Madeira’s singular roots and characteristics?” All these things were put together, so people could experience them and then decide on what should be considered the most amazing ambassador of the island.
And the discussion could cease to be. This would have to be a place that mixed traditions and history with new things, because Madeira was always changing, as a living, enchanted organism.
So the Palace of Tomorrow and the Days Before was built.
ACTIVITIES in FUNCHAL, PORTUGAL
Why not indulge in a rite of delicious modesty for generous afternoons? Join the hotel and feast upon a time-honored tradition whilst you are entertained by their master pianist or harpist. Enjoy Savoy Palace’s exclusive blends of teas or a glass of champagne served with a selection of finger sandwiches and experience an assortment of delicate pastries, the mastery of their award-winning pastry chef.
Funchal’s waters are home to whales and dolphins—and this luxurious catamaran tour offers the best way to spot them. Head to Funchal’s marina and hop aboard your vessel, where you’ll enjoy Champagne, cocktails, soft drinks, and snacks like local bread and cheese. Indulge as you look out for whales and dolphins. Then, if you wish, enjoy a swimming and snorkeling break at Cabo Girao before returning to shore. A great experience for the entire family.
Madeira has an abundance of fantastic wineries. With this tour, you will visit a family-run winery that dates back nearly 200 years to learn about the wine-making process and try six wines. The history of Henriques & Henriques, founded by João Gonçalves Henriques goes back to 1850.
The Company uses the most recent technical innovations, but at the same time, maintains the family traditions of almost 200 years of producing the finest Madeira wines. The full control of every aspect of its production has enabled H & H to nurture and sell wines of exceptional quality.
This amazing Tour will take you to the Madeira Wine factory, where you will learn about the different types of wines and their grapes and the whole wine-making process from the wine-maker. The tour includes six tastings of local Madeiran wine.
Jump in your open Roof jeep 4×4 and start tour cover the natural splendor surrounding Funchal on this full-day northern wonders Jeep trip.
You’ll stay on the path of Funchal’s well-trodden paths to see the awe-inspiring plateaus at Paul da Serra. Admire the natural Porto Moniz pools, formed by volcanic activity long ago, as well as the renowned São Vicente vineyards and Cabo Girao.
Sofitel Athens Airport is a unique blend of refined French art de Vivre and generous Greek hospitality. It is the promise of both luxury and convenience. This modern, 5-star hotel offers blissful comfort and exceptional service. Choose from its wide range of exquisite rooms and suites. Unwind in its inviting indoor swimming pool. Then savor fine Greek or cosmopolitan cuisine in the hotel’s sophisticated restaurant, or sip a signature cocktail in its stylish lounge bar.
ACTIVITIES in ATHENS, GREECE
Your Athens and Cape Sounion Tours begin at Acropolis hill and the Parthenon. Visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens that including Propylaea, Erechtheion, Karyatides, and the Temple of Athena Nike.
Then drive to the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held, in the year 1896. This tour will allow you to foresee the Hadrian’s Arch and the temple of Zeus.
Head down the well-known Herod Atticus Street, you will foresee the Evzones in their wonderful picturesque uniform together with the Presidential Palace (until recently known as King Palace). Explore how fascinating the city of Athens used to be in the old times.
Great opportunity to see the National Library, the Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the House of Parliament, and Constitution Square.
Afterward, drive by the Athenian Riviera, the scenic coastal road, that offers you an amazing view of the Saronic Gulf,. You’ll pass through the most splendid suburbs of Athens including Palaio Faliron, Glyfada, Varkiza, and Vouliagmeni, all the way to Cape Sounion, where you can visit the temple of Poseidon.
Climb the steps and see one of the most magnificent panoramic views in the world. During a clear day, you will have a great chance to foresee as many as seven of the nearby islands. Time to relax at a local fish tavern on the sea. Unforgettable journey!
There is nothing like a private villa on the spectacular island of Mykonos.
ACTIVITIES in Mykonos, Greece
Remezzo [remet-soh, remed-zoh, remez-oh] is a nautical term that refers to the system which contains heavy solid materials: ropes, buoys, and anchors for the purpose of anchorage. Established in 1967, the legendary bar REMEZZO, world-known for its music and parties, became the meeting point of international jet setters for the decades to follow. Partying till dawn has always been the thing to do in Mykonos and Remezzo has always been one of the hottest places to be for experiencing unforgettable nights. “The best historic gourmet restaurant bar in Mykonos you wouldn’t want to miss!”
The driver will meet you at the villa to begin your tour. This Island tour takes you through the labyrinth narrow streets, and the beautiful snow-white houses having many possibilities to take nice photographs in the early morning when the city is still quiet.
You will get orientation and information on the old town, impressions of the small port, and the churches. Experience the famous windmills and get to see the well-known Petros, the Pelican of Mykonos.
Next, explore the island by car, visit some of the most famous beaches, and the inner landscape, and take some photos of the fishermen and kaikis you will see on our way as well as small private chapels and houses built in typical Cycladic style.
Visit Ano Mera the second biggest village in Mykonos. Ano Mera is an idyllic place 6km from town, where you have enough free time for a stroll around the traditional square and to visit the 16th century build Panagia Tourliani monastery.
This private experience will start at the stables and proceed to Fokos Beach. A short lesson will start off the trip for beginners. After that mount your horse and visit local farming areas surrounded by rocky mountains, often inhabited by goats, sheep, and donkeys.
From there head to the stunning beach and take a 1.5-hour break to swim, relax, and sun… A fun experience not to be missed!
The Zouganeli family reminds us of the traditional side of Mykonos
Maroulio Zouganeli, together with her family revives the authentic and traditional side of Mykonos.
Arrive at the Zouganeli family farm located behind the beautiful Rizes farm. You will be reminded of the authentic Mykonian life and the traditional side of the island. Nikolaos and Panagiota Zouganeli, together with their children, Maroulio and Giannis, have created a small oasis just outside the village of Ano Mera, which has been operating for the last three years, and they introduce us to their way of life and habits.
Maroulio, despite her young age (21 years old) spoke to us about the decision to enter the tourism sector and offer an alternative experience to someone who will be interested in learning more about the tradition and history of the Cycladic island.
At Rizes they combine folklore with gastronomy, as well as the agricultural part because they have their own crops and their own animals. The options that their guests have are plenty.
Welcome to Kalo Livadi, one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in Mykonos. This stunning long piece of land with a lovely view of Naxos island is the perfect place to relax and unwind, jump in the crystal clear waters and feel the immensity of the Aegean Sea, or simply lie back on your sunbed and soak up the sun with a cocktail in hand.
Where all senses meet and greet. Embrace the true spirit of Mykonos. Designed in harmony with its natural surroundings, Solymar is all about the Mykonian summer: laid-back but exclusive, welcoming but elegant, fun but classy. Prepare to celebrate every moment and experience everything that Mykonos has to offer, with all of your senses.
At Nautilus, we want you to feel like you’re eating at a local’s house. Their Mediterranean cuisine is a blend of traditional Greek flavors but with a modern twist that is sure to enhance your dining experience.
Escape the masses at Fokos Beach. Leave the frenetics behind and get back to basics. Basics like lazing on an unspoiled beach, cooling off in the clean Aegean, and enjoying good food with good company at the seaside. Fokos beach is the perfect setting to rediscover these simple pleasures. This taverna has been described as a jewel of Cycladic architecture that was constructed to welcome you.
Meraki Mykonos resides in the luxury 5* hotel Cavo Tagoo, the place to be in Mykonos. Breathtaking sunset views, an amazing infinity pool serviced by Meraki Bar, and a Mediterranean-style menu with the soul of Greece in mind.
Enjoy alfresco dining at its finest, with seasonally changing sharing mezze dishes, chargrilled meats, and whole fish dishes.
Immerse yourself in Cycladic charm as you discover the delights of Mykonos, Rhenia, and Delos. Embrace the urge to explore. Drop anchor in secluded bays, dive into pristine waters, and discover an underwater world of marine activity. Yachting offers captivating, thought-provoking, and stimulating experiences that are simply inaccessible by any other means.
Rhenia is an islet, little known even to Greeks and accessible only by yacht.
A place with no inhabitants, ruins of ancient temples, and crystal blue waters.
It is one of the few secret paradises among the Greek islands, even though it’s right next to the vibrant island of Mykonos. We drop anchor in an idyllic bay inviting you for a relaxing swim and other fun water-toy activities.
Delos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological sites of Greek history.
It is home to a large range of sculptures and ancient mosaics.
Options include visiting the museum, walking up Mount Kynthos (367 feet high), and admiring the staggering array of ancient ruins. According to mythology, Delos is the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, and the sanctuary to both gods serves as the center of a large Hellenistic city of about 30.000 inhabitants.
Spend most of the day relaxing on your own terms: swim, snorkel, sunbathe on the beach, or explore the sites without anyone to rush you through it, a rewarding experience either way!
Limnios Tavern is the best choice for anyone looking for good food in a beautiful and intimate environment. For over 20 years, and passing on the hands of the second family’s generation, the tavern continues to offer authentic tastes through traditional Greek and Mykonian cuisine, with value for money. All fully harmonized in an ideal location, with a magnificent view of Delos and incredible sunset which will excite you.
On the idyllic beach of Super Paradise by the crystalline waters, on a hot summer day, a new feeling is born. Meet your new favorite memories through a luscious Mykonian experience of fine dining, beach clubbing, and divine relaxation.
Initiating the Sunset, Celebrating the Night! Sea Satin is a legendary name in the field of Greek dining and entertainment. It is located in the most beautiful area of Mykonos, just under The Windmills, opposite Little Venice with sublime views of the Aegean Sea and Sunset. A glamorous, cosmopolitan unique place where simplicity meets luxury.