Your newest travel destination may be a historical landmark, but you will not be disappointed in the modern twists that are sprinkled throughout. Greece may be the escape that you are looking for. From the lush citrus trees carving the Mediterranean cliffsides to the snowcapped mountains nestled high above the sea, Greece has every scene that you are looking for.

The best way to make the journey to this remarkable hot-spot is on an Emirates Airlines flight. The features of this airline are unmatched, and when you are starting to descent onto the runway, you feel yourself not wanting to leave the plane. Emirates boasts in grade-A service from the specialty-trained cabin crew to the food and beverage menu that caters to the needs of each passenger on-board.


To start, when you are traveling in their Premium Business Class, you are welcomed with champagne, or a classic cocktail from their list of 14 specialty drinks served. These concoctions or neatly served beverages, depending on passenger preference, all stem from the $10.5M investment in spirits alone.

In addition to the crafted beverage menu, Emirates also carries over 30 spirits, aperitifs, and liqueurs. Of these selections, the most luxe option is the Hennessy Paradis Impérial, which Emirates proudly serves.

Emirates On-Board Dining

After getting comfortable in a lay-flat seat with your starter cocktail, you can enjoy onboard entertainment and then order three-course meals from the elegantly paired menu. They have options for every need from poultry and beef to pescatarian and vegan selections.

Once you have your fill of the most comforting flight out there, you will then find yourself mesmerized by landing in the luxurious archipelago of Greece, namely the Capital of the island cluster, Athens.

Mars Hill Acropolis Views

Shortly following your unpacking at one of the boutique hotels in the area, you can easily find yourself getting lost, in the best possible sense, in the historical landmarks such as the Acropolis containing the Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum, the Temple of Zeus and the notorious Mars Hill. You can also scour the avenues for shopping pleasures, cafes, wine tastings, and many other must-dos while you are in the great city of Athens.

Sense Restaurant Menu

A great way that you can start your time in the city is by enjoying a lovely dinner at Sense Restaurant, affixed above Athens Luxury Hotel. This fine-dining establishment is graciously adorned by sights of the Acropolis, creating a spectacle of stars, Parthenon views, and breathtaking 180-degree foreground of Athens.

Oinoscent Wine Tasting
Oinoscent Wine Tasting

After dinner, you may want to hop over to Oinoscent, which is Athens’ first exclusive wine bar. Here you can pair delectable lighter-fare items with choices of over 700 labels of wine from around the world, including native Grecian wines.

If you have an inkling to have a nightcap and want to see what the ancient city’s nightlife scene is like, make your way to The Clumsies. This venue has been named the number seven ranked bar in the world by World’s Best 50 Bars.

Though there are plenty of other activities to do around Athens and the surrounding areas, a few notable mentions that you may want to look into include:

Strofi Terrace

Dining like a celebrity at Strofi Terrace | A mid-war location is serving authentic Greek tastes and accommodating service.

Yoleni's Cooking Class Pastry

Learn the culture at Yoleni’s Greek Cooking Class | Experience, learn, and create some of the best Grecian recipes with the on-staff culinary experts.

Temple of Poseidon

Drive along the Mediterranean to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion | Travel along with the turquoise and blue Attica Riviera to Cape Sounion and witness the majesty of the sacred Temple of Poseidon set atop the cliffside over the Mediterranean Sea.

Mooring Restaurant

Dine on the water at Moorings | Make your way into Marina Vouliagmenis to enjoy exquisite cuisines, cocktails, and coffee on the water at Moorings Restaurant.

Parnassos Mountain

Click into your ski boots and head to Parnassos Ski Centre | The Ski Centre on Parnassos sits at an altitude of 2,260 m. (approximately 7,415 ft.) And it is known to be the best Ski Centre and Resort in Greece. You can take lessons or learn the lay-of-the-land from the expert-level team at Snowsport.

There are many moments to soak in during a trip to Greece, especially in the beautiful city of Athens. While you are planning your next getaway, be sure to have this gem on the top of your list.

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Shaun Melady is a native-Floridian now residing in New York City with a background in Marketing Communications. In his Mass Communications career, he managed Public Relations, Marketing and Communications for companies such as SeaWorld, the NASCAR company, Jaguar Land Rover and various other corporations. Shaun transitioned his focus to Fashion, Lifestyle and Luxury Journalism. He edits and writes for not only Upscale Living Magazine, but is also Fashion and Lifestyle Editor for USA TODAY Action Sports, as well as a regular contributor to Chilled Magazine, Millennium Magazine, Dolce Magazine, Bartender Magazine and various other publications. Outside of his profession in Communications, Shaun is also an international actor and model. He has performed on-screen for major TV networks and on-stage in Off-Broadway productions. Shaun has also walked in multiple runways for the esteemed New York Fashion Week, as well as various high-fashion designers. Follow Shaun Melady on Instagram at @ShaunMelady.