If you’re like most people, you’re familiar enough with Greek mythology to know that the ancient gods lived the kind of lavish lifestyles mere mortals rarely had the opportunity to experience. However, modern times have changed things in that respect, and it’s indeed possible for you to enjoy a visit to the Greek Islands and live the life of Zeus.
Here’s how you can have a travel experience fit for the gods.
Relax in Luxury
Zeus wasn’t one for roughing it, either — he liked his luxury. A stay in one of the Santorini luxury villas would have been an ideal sojourn for him while taking a break from life on Mt. Olympus. Treat yourself to a travel experience worthy of the god of all gods and book a stay with an establishment offering unparalleled luxury among stunningly beautiful surroundings.
In the Santorini Islands in the Aegean Sea, you’ll experience near-perfect climate conditions, sparkling blue waters, and breath taking vistas. You’ll enjoy impressive rock formations, pristine beaches decorated with white sands sprinkled with volcanic pebbles in a variety of colors, and a first-hand view of some of the planet’s last living volcanoes all while relaxing in the very lap of luxury.
Drink the Wine
With four thousand years of winemaking expertise under its belt, it’s no wonder that Greeks often refer to wine as “the nectar of the gods.” Wine tastings and wine tours are available throughout the islands to provide you with a taste of the region’s winemaking heritage. You’ll find everything from small, family-owned vineyards to large corporate owned wineries using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. You can choose from an abundance of wine tasting tours or build your own with the help of local guidebooks.
Eat the Food
Zeus was never one to miss a meal, and who can blame him with access to all that delicious Greek cuisine? Take advantage of Greek culinary tradition every chance you get during your stay — crafted from farm fresh ingredients, locally produced olive oil, fish from the surrounding seas, Greek food is both delicious and nutritious.
If you’re a vegetarian, you’re in luck, because the wonderful Greek climate allows for a tremendous variety of fruits and vegetables to thrive during the long growing season. You’ll also find plenty of dishes created with lamb, pork, poultry, and rabbit if you’re a meat eater. Even the desserts are divine — don’t forget the pastries made from phyllo at the end of your meals for a taste of how the gods must have felt.
Indulge in Revelry
Zeus was nothing if not fun-loving. He was a welcome guest at community festivals and was often found cavorting and frolicking with the mortals. Modern day Greece offers plenty of opportunities to experience local festivals. You can choose from small, intimate celebrations in rustic villages all the way up to citywide block parties in urban centers such as Athens. In fact, Athens itself is the home of a number of festivals that celebrate various gods and goddesses, so what better setting for living the top god of them all?
The Hellenistic Festival happens in Athens every summer and features dance, music, and drama. This festival runs from June through August, providing you with a large window of when you can join in the revelry. Another quintessential Athens festival is the August Moon Festival. As its name implies, it celebrates the late summer moon, and all festival events take place after dark. You’ll enjoy drama and music in historic settings as well as a vibrant party atmosphere that Zeus would have relished.
We all deserve to walk in the shoes of a god, even if it’s just for a week! If you want to do this whilst enjoying a sumptuous sojourn in the wonderful country of Greece, get booking!