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The ultimate guide to every major destination, for the elite traveler. Join us as we tour the world’s best hotels, the finest restaurants and all of the world’s leading luxury travel offerings.

The Most Exclusive Wineries in Spain

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in Elite Traveler’s ongoing series, we take a look at the most exclusive wineries in Spain. France may have the most prestigious reputation in winemaking, but the Spanish have been in the business a lot longer than their European neighbors. In fact, the roots of Spain’s winemaking run so deep that no one really knows who […]

The 5 Best Restaurants in Athens

By Lauren Hill

Situated close to the bountiful Aegean Sea and with beautiful weather in the summer, Athens offers pure culinary delight in terms of fresh and locally sourced food. Athens’ best restaurants highlight classic classic Mediterranean cuisine, but when it comes to where to eat in Athens there is also an array of options hailing from other parts of the world. Cooked […]

Estiatorio Milos At hens

The Best Places to Discover Traditional Spanish Cuisine

By Alex Martin

Traditional Spanish cuisine is celebrated across the world. Few other regions can claim to produce more high-quality ingredients than the Iberian Peninsula, and over the course of generations, the Spanish have put them to fantastic use. The country boasts an impressive 202 Michelin-starred restaurants including 25 two-star and 11 three-star establishments. Some of these are considered to be among the […]

The Best Bodegas in Mallorca

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in Elite Traveler’s ongoing Spain series, we take a closer look at the best bodegas in Mallorca. From Rioja to Extremadura, Spain has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to vine-growing land. Wine exports are worth $3.4bn to the Spanish economy, but some of its finest produce never leaves its borders. Mallorca produces a huge […]

The 10 Best Hotels in Istanbul

By Elite Traveler

Split between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is teeming with history, diversity and culture. Once a major destination on the ancient Silk Road, the Turkish city has been influenced by many of the great civilizations including the Greeks, the Romans, the Venetians and, of course, the Ottomans. This tremendous melting pot of cultures is now a major destination for both business […]

Sailing the Balearics: The Best Marinas and Regattas

By Alex Martin

Sailing the Balearics is a common ambition among yachtsmen. This collection of stunning Spanish islands is the go-to destination for summer yachting in the Mediterranean with a great chance of fair conditions and an endless choice of well-equipped ports. Whether you are short on time or have the whole summer to explore, Mallorca and its surrounding islands are perfect for […]

VIP Guide to the Best Music Festivals in Spain

By Alex Martin

Few countries know how to host a music festival better than Spain. This summer, some of the biggest artists in the world, from DJs to rock legends, will perform in front of huge crowds across the Iberian nation. To celebrate the return of the festival season, Elite Traveler brings you a VIP guide to six of the best music festivals […]

DiverXO

Madrid’s first ever three-Michelin starred restaurant, DiverXO is more idiosyncratic than many others that have achieved this covetable status. The brainchild of Spanish chef-owner David Muñoz, the unique menu fuses Iberian and Asian cuisine within highly unusual dishes served as works of culinary art – often being painted by staff onto plate ‘canvasses.’ With outlandish decor featuring ominous swarms of black […]

Quique Dacosta

Nestled between mountains and sea, this avant-garde restaurant seems anomalous in the small traditional town of Dénia. Chef Quique Dacosta has been making waves on the fine dining scene for decades with his original style, attracting a string of food aficionados who travel from far and wide just to dine here. He belongs to a new generation of chefs who […]

Mugaritz

Since its opening in 1998, Mugaritz has become an institution of modern gastronomy. Andoni Luis Aduriz has taken the culinary world by storm with his high-tech cuisine, producing a menu that constantly reinvents itself according to the season and the chef’s own flights of fancy. The contemporary farmhouse conversion is set in the hills, five miles southeast of San Sebastián.

Mugaritz