Luxury experiences in Greece. And their budget-friendly alternatives

Although I am about to travel in a van through Greece, the country has a variety of luxury experiences to offer. From spa treatments, to private yachts, or even helicopters. Here are some of the top luxury experiences to consider when visiting Greece:

Stay in a Luxury Hotel

Greece is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, offering stunning views, top-notch amenities, and world-class service. Some of the most famous luxury hotels in Greece include the Astir Palace Resort in Athens, the Amanzoe Resort in the Peloponnese, and the Mystique Hotel in Santorini. Most of these hotels include a private swimming pool and beach club.

For those who travel on a budget, I want to give you a small and affordable luxury tip. Look for accommodation with COCO-MAT mattresses. This brand is of Greek origin and offers a luxury sleeping experience. They are really the most comfortable to sleep on, and available at hotels starting from 60 – 80 euros a night.

Private Yacht Charter

Explore the Greek islands in style by chartering a private yacht. With a private yacht, you can visit secluded beaches, swim in crystal-clear waters, and visit ancient ruins in comfort and privacy. There are even sunset cruises including dinner and drinks avalable!

A more affordable option for this experience is to either skip the private part, or rent a small boat for a day. Exploring Greece from the water is the best experience there is in the country. And even when you are on a budget, you should put some money aside to on this adventure.

Helicopter Tour

See the best of Greece from above with a helicopter tour. From the Acropolis in Athens to the island of Santorini, a helicopter tour offers an unforgettable perspective on Greece’s beauty and history.

There is not really an alternative to a helicopter tour. The closest experience is a national flight, from an island to Athens or Thessaloniki.

Fine Dining

Greece is known for its delicious cuisine. There are many fine dining restaurants in the country that offer a truly luxurious dining experience. Whether you’re in Athens, Santorini, or one of the other Greek islands, you’ll find world-class dining options that are sure to impress, through food as well as by the view.

Amazing food, however, is everywhere in Greece. Pick up a gyros and eat it at a place with a great view. Or visit a sea-side tavern and enjoy delicious, cheap, and traditional food.

Spa and Wellness Experiences

Greece is a hub of wellness and rejuvenation, and there are many spas and wellness centers in the country that offer top-notch treatments and experiences. From relaxing massages to revitalizing yoga classes, Greece has something for everyone looking to unwind and recharge.

Spa and wellness does not have to cost a lot in Greece. Depending on the season and the location, you can easily find accommodation including a wellness experience on a budget. Besides, the country is home to natural thermal baths that are free of charge or cost just a couple euros!

Cultural Tours

Greece is rich in history and culture. There are many tours and experiences that allow you to immerse yourself in the country’s heritage. From exploring the ancient ruins of the Acropolis to visiting the world-famous Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens. A cultural tour of Greece is a must-do for anyone interested in history and culture. This experience is available on any budget.


The last of our luxury experiences in Greece is shopping. Greece is known for its high-end shopping destinations, and there are many luxury boutiques and designer shops in the country. From the luxury shopping district of Kolonaki in Athens to the trendy shops of Mykonos. Greece has something for everyone looking for a shopping adventure. When you are on a budget you can still enjoy this experience. Just set yourself a budget and don’t get temped to spend more than that!

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