The summer is here and many people are wondering how to have an unforgettable summer, what interesting places to visit and which country to choose for their holiday.

Greece is a country where antiquities are everywhere: Athens, Delphi, Thebes and Meteora, rock monasteries and the holy Mount Athos. There are also great beaches, clean sea, beautiful islands and spa hotels.

Going to Greece just to see the sights at a furious pace, or, conversely, to lie lazily on the beach is a crime. The food and wine, the sea and the midday heat, the people and the nature, the antiquities and the quiet, the discos and the partying are to be enjoyed in this country.

We have talked to a VIP Concierge in Greece, Thanos Papadimitriou, and are ready to share with you the ins and outs of travelling to this beautiful country.

Thanos Papadimitriou

Tell us about the special features of visiting Greece.

Greece is a country with diverse natural beauty, unique beaches picturesque places, an extremely long coastline and of course its enormous history and civilization. It has 18 UNESCO monuments and it is one of the very few countries in the whole world that combines so harmonically history civilization and high level hospitality infrastructure and services. Greece also has some of the top restaurants and bars in Mediterranean area.

Which places and attractions would you recommend to visit in Greece?

Greece has numerous and fantastic attractions that are not so well known as Mykonos or Santorini. I love Santorini and Crete but I would recommend you to discover our hidden treasures in Asipalea, Milos, Folegandros, Kythira, Paxi, Amorgos and Kythnos.

Villa, apartments, hotel or maybe a yacht company – which would be best? 

I have worked with the best hotels and I surely can’t draw a distinction away them, but I can recommend some of them and I am sure that your accomondation there will be far from ordinary. It will be an unforgettable experience. Stella hotel collection, the Margi, Hide out suites, Aegialis Amorgos, Oneiro suites, Oia suites, Azanti, Charisma suites, Cavo tagoo, Aegon, Iliada sunset suites, Lesante blu. Best villas Santorini heritage, Red windmill and Mykonos town black villa. As for yachting experience the Caldera Yachting is the unique choice.

What can you say about shopping in Greece?

Greece has stores of all the great Fashion Houses and shops of very talented Greek designers and great modern malls as well. So the visitors will be absolutely satisfied.

Where are the most beautiful beaches in Greece?

All of them for sure. Greece has numberless and superb beaches. I will give you some of them and I challenge you to google them. Balos(Chania), Navagio(Zakynthos), Sarakiniko(Milos), Mirtos(Kefalonia), Gala(Koufonissia), Simos(Elaphonisos), Red beach(Santorini).

What is the VIP profile of your guests and what are their basic demands?

There are VIP guests of all kinds, famous athletes, stars, billionaires and heads of states. Their basic demand is to enjoy their holidays with no concern of any kind. What we do is to save their time by making and presenting the most suitable and appropriate holiday choices according to their personality and needs and to make sure that their holiday experience will be unforgettable and lifetime memorable to them. 

Given your experience in social media how is the dynamics of social media developed to a marketing tool and how can the current influencers be correspondingly exploited?

The social media are the tourist offices of today. So an appropriate and carefully planned promotion in the social media can launch a hotel since the reservations by social media correspond up to 80% of the total directly and indirectly. At the same time the influencers have turned the ride. The hotels around the world chose the right people (influencers)  to promote their presence in the social media, so as to increase their reservations.

So, is it worth going on holiday to Greece? Of course it is! And not just once, on each trip Greece will be completely different.