‘Traveling Well’ is a concept that needs to be explored in depth, especially at a time when traveling has been made so easy. Traveling well goes beyond the rudimentary elements of traveling: desire for visiting a new place/choosing a destination, researching accommodation options and booking. It is a synergy of all those things that make a traveling experience memorable: it is an amalgam of the sights, the sounds, the flavors of a specific place that will engage you and help you assimilate some of its culture. The trip enhancers if you will. And when talking about a travel classic such as Greece, flavors are particularly important, as Mediterranean cuisine and Greek gastronomy has been talked about far and wide.
Greek gastronomy has been on a route to evolving into different branches of degustation; in particular, if you haven’t hear of Post Modern Aegean cuisine, you can find it at Santorini Secret Suites & Spa and its Black Rock Restaurant. With a more progressive approach on the all time classics, Black Rock Restaurant sets the bar high for tampering with traditional recipes. It promises a Toque D’Or journey on local traditional food with an enormous twist, as you may say it brings to the table dishes that have reared generations, yet are almost totally unrecognizable in appearance and texture yet still carry the legendary taste. You can request a dinner at your private terrace, or even ask for a custom menu for the ultimate tailor made dining experience! Black Rock offers an incredible vantage point to go with your dining, precisely opposite the Volcano, in the mesmerizing area of Oia, Santorini. It placed among the best restaurants on the island, and together with some truly spectacular Villas and Suites, it is a perfect example of a stunning hotel, with alluring gastronomy.
For even more refined tastes, look no further than Greek Nouvelle Cuisine on Santorini island too, at a restaurant that has become a hallmark of gastronomic elegance: Lauda. With different menus, for different times of the day: breakfast, lunch, dinner and night, plus other special menus for extra special occasions, and gluten free and vegetarian options, Lauda offers an unprecedented gastronomic experience. Perched on the edge of the cliff, it is essentially a restaurant within the Andronis Boutique Hotel.
Dining here will also create a unique sense of fulfillment. Exquisite and intriguing starters to begin with, followed by sensational main course options that create a serious dilemma when it comes to making your choice. One way to get around this choice dilemma is to visit it more than once, and try something different each time. Guaranteed to impress its guests, Lauda carries the quality seal of approval of Andronis Exclusive, a group of Hotels and Luxury Suites in Santorini and Athens that are committed to excellent levels of hospitality, every step of the way, being passionate about creating moments that resonate long after they’ve happened as indelible memories.
Lycabettus Restaurant, also belonging to the group and located within the Andronis Luxury Suites, features slightly more mainstream (than Lauda) yet still pretty luxurious options, is also considered among the best on the island, given that it is situated on the island’s most prized spot, a terrace that protrudes out, hanging off the Caldera.
It should also be mentioned that the group devised and hosted the Andronis Gastronomical Event last summer, where from June to September three internationally acclaimed French guest chefs plus six up and coming Greek chefs came to Lauda and Lycabettus restaurants, thus bringing a more cosmopolitan gastronomical note to the island.
In Athens, as a city where the ancient comes to face modern reality, the Herodion Hotel, boasts an astonishing rooftop bar-restaurant, Point α, that generously offers amazing views of the Acropolis opposite and the Acropolis museum. Serving Mediterranean cuisine and a genius blend between gourmet finger food and casual dining, the light dishes of Point α are the latest point of gastronomical innovation for the city!