Even as summer draws to a close, there’s still time to squeeze in a getaway or two. The end of the season is filled with food festivals, art offerings, golf outings and fun in the sun.
Whether you want to stick close to home or venture abroad, here are some places to visit in August:
Savor fare from some esteemed chefs in stunning surroundings at the annual Andronis Gastronomy Festival. Through Sept. 7, toques such as Christophe Bacquié (his stint is Aug. 30 to 31) of Hotel & Spa du Castellet’s Restaurant Christophe Bacquié in Provence and Grégoire Berger (who will appear Aug. 17 and 18) of Atlantis, The Palm’s Ossiano in Dubai will take over luxury hotel brand Andronis’ Santorini restaurants.
While you enjoy refined meals, you’ll also bask in the island’s beauty. One venue, Andronis Luxury Suites’ Lycabettus, has a terrace that rests on a cliff edge surrounded by water. Another, Throubi at Andronis Concept, is perched atop one of Santorini’s highest points and overlooks the ancient volcanic calder.