The president and cofounder of her Mediterranean-focused agency, Agnos brings clients to their ancestral family villages, sites of Greek mythology, and less-frequented islands like Naxos (preferred mode of transport: high-speed RIB boat). She is also knowledgeable about the broader eastern Mediterranean, from destinations like Cyprus, an up-and-comer for U.S. travelers, to perennial favorites like Turkey and Egypt.
Agnos, who splits time between the U.S. and her company's office in Athens, particularly loves checking out the latest and greatest hotel openings around Greece. "In Athens, the new Academia Autograph Collection is right near Kolonaki and Syntagma Square," she says. "Ammothines is a new boutique hotel on the island of Naxos, and Cretan Malia Park is a lovely new addition to Malia on the island of Crete."
Entering 2022, Agnos sees many changes in how clients are approaching a Greek vacation. "We have seen a shift from the island-hopping 'do it all in one trip' to a slower form of travel with longer stays in each destination," she says. "And we have seen a shift from the usual Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini requests. Clients are seeking more off the radar, like Paros. In the Peloponnese, Nafplion, Monemvasia, Gythion, Sparta, and the Olympian Riviera are gaining in popularity."
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