View across the Acropolis in Athens, Greece

The Royal Guide to Greece


Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece, shares her favourite summer destinations.

For Marie-Chantal, its Crown Princess, there’s nowhere quite like Greece: “It’s such a beautiful country. The islands, the sea, the culture and its people are very special to me. Whenever I spend time there, there’s always something exciting to discover – be it a new museum, a delicious restaurant, or a tiny village where time seems to stand still.” Here, she shares some of her favourite destinations, from the ancient metropolis of Athens to the sunny southwest Peloponnese – home to a newly opened Mandarin Oriental.

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Mandarin Oriental, Costa Navarino, the group’s first property in Greece, opens this summer on the southwest coast of the Peloponnese.