Archive for ‘Five Star Greece’ Category

Syros in the spotlight

A seven page spread in the Easyjet inflight magazine has a glorious article about Syros. We invited Lydia Bell as our guest and it was the start of a love affair for her. (Not literally as far as we know, though there are some very attractive and charming Syrianoi out there….) Wonderful pictures as well … Read More

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Conde Nast Traveler Villa experts list 2017

    We are starting the year by blowing our own trumpet a little. The Five Star Greece team is very proud to be the only Greek villa company to have been chosen by the editors of the  prestigious USA  Conde Nast Traveler to feature on their annual list of global  villa experts. The vetting process … Read More

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Ocean Home Magazine- the 2015 Platinum List

Five Star Greece is proud to be featured on the Platinum List in Ocean Home Magazine’s latest issue! You can find us on page 74 of the digital edition

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Marilyn Monroe did not stay here.

Back from Marrakech, where the utterly fabulous 2104 edition of PURE Life Experiences, the best travel show in the world, is over; we all remember the fireworks, the parties, the Berber horsemen,  but of course, the real excitement is meeting the stars from the travel world; the amazing new travel agents and trip designers that come … Read More

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Conde Nast Traveller Readers awards 2014

    Our  grateful thanks here from all the Five Star Greece team, to all the readers of Condé Nast Traveller who voted us into the top 10 villa companies worldwide; we are the only country-specific company to have made it,  and it means a huge amount to us that  our clients took the time … Read More

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The Experts – Coutts and Conde Nast Traveller

  We feel very proud to have been chosen as the Greek Expert by the first ever Conde Nast Traveller Little Black Book of Experts, delivered to all the clients of Coutts Private Bank – so HM Queen Elizabeth should be getting a copy along with her morning toast…

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Happy Holidays!

I can do no better than share with you this beautiful greeting I was sent from a young man in Northern Ethiopia, that topsy turvy country of miracles, famine,  and rock-hewn churches: It puts our “Season’s greetings” and  Santa Claus pictures to shame. Dear my beloved family, How are you and the Christmas season in … Read More

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PURE life experience travel fair in Marrakech

The fabulous Serge  Dive’s PURE  Life Travel fair is harder to get into than the jeans you had when you were 18, but oh, once you are in…… Regular readers of this blog will know what I had to do to get the zip up… (just type PURE in the search function).   I have … Read More

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Fifty Shades of Blue – The Five Star Greece Book, soon for sale.

A very elegant and blue-blooded  client  of ours, seated next to me at a dinner,   whispered in my ear that he had been spending his midnight hours secretly at his computer  looking at our website – the beautiful pictures, the descriptions of islands and islanders, landscapes and food, and above all the blues of the sea … Read More

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End of the Odyssey

Five Star Greece makes it home to Ithaca after many adventures with lotus eaters, sirens, dragons and Cyclops. Sitting on the small dock at home in Villa Skinos, feet dangling in the water, a plate of sea urchins and a glass of ouzo shared with Captain Tasso and Artemis, and a huge shooting star like … Read More

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Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor died on June 10th – author of three of my favorite books – A Time of Gifts, describing his journey on foot as a young man from London to Istanbul, though the book stops at the Hungarian border – Roumeli; an exploration through travels in Northern Greece of the sense of Greekness … Read More

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