We’re not ones to pack light, but there’s one thing we always leave behind before embarking on a journey: our worries. With current travel plans having gone viral – though not the way we’d wanted them to – we expect to see OutThere travellers looking for evermore safe and private environments to while away their well-earned holidays. If you’ve got your eyes on all-round carefree travel and the whitewashed villas of the Greek archipelago sound worth an indulgent escape (hedonism is a Greek word, after all), we’ve got quite the treat up our sleeve.

Announcing the launch of ‘The Private Hotel’, The Greek Villas are combining the intimate and exclusive feel of a private villa with the merits of a five-star resort. It’s a service that includes daily cleaning and tailored meals whilst also involving the brand’s dedicated concierge team to make your most experiential dreams come true: looking to arrive by private jet and hop onto a boat for ouzo and dolmades for lunch in the Sea of Crete? You just let the team know. Conversely, travellers who left their plans where their worries are will be pleasantly surprised by the unparalleled local knowledge of on-site staff – this being Greece, it’s safe to assume someone always knows of a nearby island or a little-visited lagoon to cast anchor at!

The Private Hotel has been rolled out across a magnificent portfolio of 57 new villas and to really provide guests with the breather they’re looking for, it comes with optional insurance to cover all your needs: in what we anticipate will be a warmly-welcomed move given the uncertainties holidaymakers have had to face recently, Greece’s leading luxury rental agency have teamed up with Lloyds of London to launch an extensive travel and health insurance package tailored to luxury travellers’ needs: from generous personal liability coverage and full money refunds to the kind of health insurance that means you won’t have to reach for the goggles popping a bottle of sparkling Moschofilero (we know a thing or two about Greek wines!). 

If this sounds intriguing and you’re ready to embark on a Private Hotel wellness retreat in the Mediterranean, we’d wholeheartedly recommend a stay on lesser-visited Paxos – having escaped here after working on our Authentic Athens issue a few years ago, we quite simply fell in love with the island.

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Photography courtesy of The Greek Villas