Places & Pleasure

Trip Highlights

  • Athens
  • Pelion
  • Meteora Cliffs
  • Delphi Oracle and Secrets
  • Origins of the Olympic games
  • Local cuisine at its 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 9-day journey is a blend of the treasures of antiquity and the treasures of nature, of energetic sight-seeing and laid back moments in luxury hotels with their spas.  And, of course there is time set aside for lying on the country’s gorgeous beaches.  This experience will acquaint you to the glory that was and is Greece, either as a first-time visitor or a returning guest hoping to absorb more of the magic. You are invited to discover Greece at its best and on your own terms. As always the details of every Lifetime Discovery program 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.

Divani Hotel | Meteora

Days: 3 4

As one of the Divani Collection luxury hotels in Greece, Divani Meteora hotel offers guests the opportunity to enjoy traditional Greek hospitality in a contemporary setting. The fully renovated Divani hotel in Meteora is surrounded by immense natural beauty, the religious rocks of Meteora, encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to come and escape. The hotel offers a stunning locale from which, one can experience a memorable accommodation in Meteora with one of the natural wonders of the world, practically in front of their room window.

Divani Hotel Meteora

Santa Marina Hotel | Arachova

Days: 5

Santa Marina Arachova, a contemporary boutique hotel, in the midst of awesome scenery, is a welcome retreat for mountain lovers, whether you wish to experience the pleasures of ski and snow or the charming delights of summer in Arachova. The archeological sites of Delphi and enchanting seaside and mountain villages are only a short distance away from the hotel.

Amphitryon Hotel | Nafplion

Days: 8

The renowned Amphitryon Hotel, brand new in design redefines luxury hospitality in the historic city of Nafplion. Greece’s first capital city is a wonderfully romantic destination steeped in history. Amphitryon Hotel, sits on the waterfront against the hill of Nafplion’s historic castle, catering for discerning leisure and business guests searching for an unspoiled enclave. It offers luxuriously appointed rooms and suites with privileged scenery, combining the comfort of home with a high level of attentive service. All rooms & suites with views to the Nafplion Bay & picturesque castle island of Bourtzi feature marble lined bathroom with bathtub, LCD 17 ” Satellite TV, CD/DVD, minibar, air-conditioning / heating, control panel for adjusting curtains & lighting, internet access from room and terrace or balcony, luxury bathrobes, slippers and Hermes toiletries. Luxury Suites additionally feature Jacuzzi bathtub, steam bath / shower, Plasma 32″ TV.

Royal Olympian Spa Hotel | Skafidia

Days: 6 7

Dedicated entirely to your well-being, the Royal Olympian Spa & Thalasso seduces with its size, luminosity and serenity… The Center is a luxurious environment that visitors can enjoy to their heart’s content. Treatment rooms, swimming pools, beauty and fitness facilities share a space comprising 3.000 m². Our knowledgeable and multi-lingual staff, the exceptional quality of the Center  its prestigious surroundings with an abundance of mosaics, magical scenery and the omnipresent “big blue” as its backdrop: the combination of these elements is an invitation to utmost relaxation.

Day 1: Happy Landings in Athens

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 at your hotel.  In the early evening you will be picked up to enjoy Athens by night.

Day 2: Acropolis and Cape Sounion Discoveries

Accomodation: King George Palace | Athens

This is the day when you will be transported back to discover ancient times of Greek at its peak during an extended tour through the monuments left in full glory at 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: The Pelion

Accomodation: Divani Hotel | Meteora

A trip along the coastal road brings you to the Pelion region, which UNESCO  made a World Heritage site.  While in Volos, one of the most elegant towns in Greece, set on the backdrop of the Pelion mountain, you will discover the famed houses that are built like masterpieces of art, each an individual canvas.  The luxurious hotel on the beach in Volos will be our evening destination .

 

Day 4: Mostly Meteora

Accomodation: Divani Hotel | Meteora

After a delicious authentic Greek breakfast, you are invited to set out to 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.  A truly unique site is the seven monasteries perched atop the cliffs.   We will visit two of the seven monasteries perched extraordinarily on the mountain’s cliffs.

Day 5: Oracles & Parnassus at Delphi & Arachova

Accomodation: Santa Marina Hotel | Arachova

Delphi, the ancient oracle, is set against one of the most beautiful views of the Greek countryside.  After taking in all the history surrounding the most famous oracle of ancient Greece, you are invited to ll head for the specially designed hotel in Arachova, high up on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, in the midst of a magic forest,  making the overnight an experience in and of itself.

Day 6: Olympia

Accomodation: Royal Olympian Spa Hotel | Skafidia

Leaving Arachova after breakfast, you will be drive across magnificent scenery through to Olympia, the site of the very original Olympic games.  This part of the trip is meant to be a blend of sight-seeing with rest and relaxation, so after the visit to the Olympic stadium you will check into the most tranquil of boutique hotels.  A special memento related to the Olympics will await you in your room as an added value from Lifetime Discovery.

Day 7: R & R at Royal Olympian

Accomodation: Royal Olympian Spa Hotel | Skafidia

With so much to see and enjoy on the grounds of this extraordinary hotel, the Royal Olympian, including over 42 swimming pools and superior health spa provided at this exceptional luxury hotel, choices of how to spend this day of leisure full of delicious dilemmas about  what order to treat yourself.  (Adding an extra night for leisure is always an option).

Day 8: Napflia Resort

Accomodation: Amphitryon Hotel | Nafplion

According to some, Napflion is the most beautiful city in all of Greece.  There are 900 stairs to the top of Palamidi Fortress, but a car will be provided if you prefer to take it easy and be pampered.  Either way, the view from the top of the fortress is absolutely amazing and worth the effort. Napflion is a charming town and a wonderful way to end the stay in Greece, again with a stay in another superior hotel in this new city you have discovered.  

Day 9: Epidaurus, Corinth Canal and Homeward Bound

After breakfast in this most charming of getaway destinations, you will continue for a tour of Epidaurus where you will make a stop at the Epidaurus Theatre, known for its unique acoustics. 

Before heading home or onto your next destination you will make one final discovery at the magnificent Corinth Canal, which connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea.

Then it is time to sign off  and have a safe trip home.

Come back soon!