1. ATHENS for… ancient sites and modern delights
As one of the oldest cosmopolitans in the world, Athens has all the ingredients to have the best girls’ getaway! This is the city that combines incredible nightlife, ancient ruins, delectable food, and amazing scenery. Whether it’s day or night, they’ve got you covered. The Athenian Riviera and the historic city center is packed with bars and clubs that serve up award-winning cocktails and leave tourists awestruck by their eclectic interior design. Enjoying yourselves here will be very easy since the libations are flowing, the music is pumping, and Greeks simply don’t know what “closing time” means! During the day, take your pick from climbing the Parthenon and walking the cobblestone streets of Plaka, to enjoying a shopping spree on Ermou Street, the 5th Avenue and Champs-Élysées of the Mediterranean. The food is always too much and too good. Taste the freshest calamari and succulent clay-pot dishes like Youvetsi and Mousaka. Surrounded by the Aegean Sea and mountains, as the Acropolis stands illuminated over the skyline, Athens will leave you pleased with its stunning scenery as well.
Shefari suggests: a frisky “Greek Lovers” tour and a one-day cruise to three islands
2. DUBROVNIK for… living as true Queens
By far one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe, Dubrovnik will leave you wide-eyed and in awe. The city’s coastline and its unique stony architecture are breath-taking, as you truly feel you have stepped back into a medieval kingdom. Dubrovnik has even hosted the Game of Thrones cast, as its matchless beauty serves as the setting for King’s Landing! The old city is inside the famous castle, with its winding roads and endless staircases connecting shops and hotels, you won’t stop snapping photos. Its port also connects you to the islands of the infamous Dalmation Coast. You can opt to take day cruises or get away for a night or tour to enjoy the sapphire waters of Croatia. This destination is the best place to relax like royalty and soak up the striking scenery while bonding with your girlfriends.
Shefari suggests: an island-hopping excursion with a VIP Game of Thrones tour
3. PARIS for… chic boutiques and everything unique
Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea,” and boy was that the truth. If you haven’t been to Paris you must go, and if you have been you know that its irresistible sophistication beckons you again. Paris is the epitome of boutique, from the quaint cafes and shops on St. Germain de Pres, to the busy roundabout at the Arc de Triumph. The city’s pulse is invigorating. Sit at the Café de Paris and people watch, taste the luscious Ladurée macaroons, hear the music from the streets of Montmartre, touch history from the entire world at the Louvre, and smell the antiquity from the books at Shakespeare and Company. Paris is for all your senses and is, in fact, always a very good idea.
Shefari suggests: a private visit to YSL’s design studio and a decadent chocolatier’s tour
4. TUSCANY for… Inspiration and Italian indulgences
If you’re looking for a retreat and an escape with your best gals, Tuscany is the place for you. It’s the wine, villas, rolling hills, food, and the fresh that make Tuscany a #1 spot. Tuscany is a perfect setting for so many different kinds of activities like learning how to cook, wine tasting, bike riding, a wellness retreat, or a spa getaway. The destination is true to the message of Under the Tuscan Sun…this place lifts your spirits and touches your mind soul.
Shefari suggests: The Secret Passages of Florence tour and Horse-back riding through Chianti
5. BARCELONA for… a vibrant Catalan adventure
Barcelona is bursting with bright colors and has a buzz uniquely its own. Everything about this city seems to be alive…the energetic people, the bustling streets, the undulating buildings and walls. If you’re looking for a little revitalization, some gorgeous Gaudi architecture and bubbling Spanish cava should do the trick. Stroll Las Ramblas to take in street performers, browse lovely shops, or clink glasses of sangria at a café. Barcelona is known for its cool quirkiness, where modernism meets Gothic influences. Let this city show you that it’s the perfect place to host your next girls’ trip.
Shefari suggests: a Private Tapas Tour and an evening of Flamenco dancing