Resorts 06: Peloponnese & Athens

Lifetime Discovery staff will welcome you for this vacation of a lifetime to discover the magical destination of Costa Navarino in the Messina region of the Peloponnese islands for a 6-night luxury vacation followed by two nights in Athens to captures the classics.  You will enjoy  nightlife and the glory of the blue seas that will capture your eyes and pass the time in a whirlwind. Your trip begins with a blank canvas waiting to be painted; the details of the discovery are up to you. Allow us to help you design a luxury vacation on your own terms and have the time of your life.

The luxury locations & accommodations for this retreat

  • 6 nights – Costa Navarino Resort
  • 2 nights – Grande Bretagne Luxury hotel Athens

Welcome to Kalamata!

Once arriving in Athens you will transfer to a domestic flight that  whisks you to the Peloponnese town of Kalamata.  Once at the airport,  you will be greeted by Lifetime Discovery staff who will deal with arrival details and insure your private transfer to Costa Navarino, your resort destination in Messina.  This island is located at the southwestern part of Peloponnese region, and Messina is a wonder of many potential discoveries.  The delights of the luxury resort will compliment days of endless exploring possibilities.

Kalamata, one of the nicest towns in Greece, is the land of the regional “Kalamatianos” dance and the silk kerchief.  Every summer cultural events like concerts and plays put on by the Kalamata theater are held in the amphitheater of the town’s castle. In the evening, the town comes alive, especially along the waterfront which is lined with tavernas, seafood restaurants and rotisseries serving local dishes and drinks, fresh fish, roast suckling pig and chicken, sausages, cheese, olives, retsina and raki.

The Costa Navarino Resort

Inspired by old Messinian mansions, this resort’s villas are ideally located for exploring the area’s unspoiled land and seascapes. Our resort rests on a breathtaking stretch of sandy beach along the coast of the Ionian Sea, offering easy access to the best this intoxicating region has to offer. UNESCO World Heritage List sites, including famous Olympia, Mystras and the Temple of Apollo Epicurius, as well as Ancient Messini, the Palace of Nestor, are all within driving distance. 

Welcome to Athens!

Our return flight to Athens from Kalamata brings you to the destination that allows you to spend your final nights in style with a classic hotel while discovering – or revisiting – the antiquities  of Greece’s hey-day.  The Acropolis, Parthenon will transfer you back in time and you may choose to see the “Athens at Night” in an organized tour on one of the evenings.  Besides the classics,  during this  last leg of your  8-night odyssey of pleasure and relaxation, you may choose to prowl the many exotic quarters, such as the Plaka, to do some shopping or to take of the authentic Greek cuisine.

Grande Bretagne Hotel

With breathtaking views of the famed Acropolis and Parthenon, regal Constitution Square and the Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill or the original Olympic Stadium, the multi-awarded 5 star Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivalled perspective of Athens’ mythical history.

Grande Bretagne Balcony-Acropolis

Please note, the majority of our prestigious resorts are open from the end of April until mid-October.  If your trip falls just outside of this period, please contact us for more details & options.