Tokyo is one of the world’s great bar cities with something for every connoisseur, from the themed, pocket-sized bars of the Golden Gai in Shinjuku to specialized saké and whiskey bars, local izakayas, artistically designed lounges and sleek hotel bars. The Bar on the 45th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, weaves some of the most interesting aspects of the city’s bright, ambitious scene with a new menu of craft cocktails highlighting produce, bar techniques and flavor profiles specific to the Japanese archipelago.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort’s elegant outdoor veranda, outfitted with its Ginger Signature Bar and breezy contemporary lounge seating arrangements, gracefully winds around the front of the property into the main lobby, down the stairs and out to its impressive Colonial Square. The square is framed by pools and Bávaro Beach oceanfront and flanked on each side with several of the all-inclusive resort’s nine dining options and YHI Spa. Architect Alvaro Sans, chief architect for Meliá Hotels International properties, interprets Colonial-Caribbean influenced architecture using native organic materials such as raw coral and hardwoods for a look communicating luxury in a tasteful way.