Short & Classic

Trip Highlights

  • Athens
  • Pelion
  • Meteora Cliffs
  • Delphi Oracle and its secrets
  • Arachova and Mt. Parnassus
  • Local cuisine and luxury hotels at their best

Trip Highlights

Lifetime Discovery staff will welcome you at the Athens Airport and see to every detail of the trip from start to finish.  This 5-night explorations is a recommended  blend of the treasures of antiquity and the treasures of nature such as Meteora and in the Pelion.  You will be able to explore the secrets of Delphi and delight in luxury hotels and their spas before making your connection to your next destination or head home.    Final details of your Greek discovery are up to you.

* Rate is per person per night based on double occupancy, depending on time of travel, chosen hotels, availability and number of passengers.

King George Palace | Athens

Days: 1 2

Recipient of the highest score in the 2009 Guest Recognition Award of Excellence from members of the Leaders Club, the King George Palace was created for people who recognize quality and demand excellence in all they do. It combines the grace and stature of a historic landmark with ultra-modern amenities and personal service that puts guests’ comfort above all. A total renovation has recently restored the King George to its original glamour, while the experienced hotel personnel offer discreet and competent service around the clock.

Domotel Xenia Palace | Volos

Days: 3 4

With absolute respect to the cultural heritage of “Xenia” buildings that had been some of the most brilliant examples of Greek architecture in the 20th century, the hotel build in the 60’s is characteristic of the postwar modernism in Volos. It has been fully renovated, the services have been updated and the hotel has been transformed into a modern 5-star city and conventions resort for a relaxing Volos accommodation.  Pelion, according to the Greek mythology was the summer residence of Gods and the Centaurs’ homeland.

New Hotel | Athens

Days: 5

With interiors by Brazilian design icons Humberto and Fernando Campana, New Hotel is a living piece of art that’s been built to stir the senses of everyone who stays there.

Day 1: Athens by Night

Accomodation: King George Palace | Athens

At  Athens Airport you will be greeted by Lifetime Discovery staff who will deal with arrival details and insure your private transfer to your hotel.  In the early evening you will be picked up to enjoy Athens by Night and return around midnight.  If you arrive earlier we will go to have a pictorial walk through the special streets of Athens pedestrian area and the picturesque market with all its smells and tastes.

Day 2: Acropolis by Day and Cape Sounion Interlude

Accomodation: King George Palace | Athens

This is the day when you will be taken back to discover ancient times of Greece at their  peak and in full glory when taken on  an extended tour to the Acropolis and elsewhere in the city.  While sight-seeing you will stop for a scrumptious lunch in a typical Greek restaurant and, after a short rest, there is an afternoon tour to the exclusive resort of Cape Sounion and Poseidon’s Temple,  with an early evening return to the hotel.

Day 3: Pelion, Makrinitza & Volos

Accomodation: Domotel Xenia Palace | Volos

A trip along the coastal road brings you to the Pelion region, including Makrinitza which is a UNESCO made a World Heritage site.  Visit Volos, one of the nicest towns in Greece, set on the backdrop of the Pelion mountain, where we will stop at a nice coffee house for a break and you will discover the famed houses that are built like masterpieces of art, each an individual canvas.  Next we will head to the luxurious hotel on the beach in Volos, our evening destination. 

Day 4: Magic of Meteora

Accomodation: Domotel Xenia Palace | Volos

After a delicious authentic Greek breakfast, you are invited to set out to see one of the most magnificent miracles of nature in all of Europe.  Meteora is a two-hour ride from Volos, where you will discover cliffs towering into the sky and the truly unique site .  We will visit two of the seven monasteries perched extraordinarily on the mountain’s cliffs. 

Day 5: Delphi & Oracles

Accomodation: New Hotel | Athens

Delphi, the ancient oracle, is set against one of the most beautiful views of the Greek countryside where we will discover the beauty of Greece from another point of view.  After taking in all the history surrounding the most famous oracle of ancient Greece, you are invited to return to the specially designed hotel in Athens, making the overnight an experience in and of itself.

Day 6: Homeward Bound

After breakfast in this most charming of getaway destinations, it’s time sign off, pack up and head for your next destination or a safe trip home.  Your Lifetime Discovery liaison will assist to the transfer to the airport and, depending on the time of your flight, suggest a last stop on the way.

Come back soon for more discoveries of a lifetime