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Galini Wellness Spa & Resort of Mitsis Group is located within a short distance from Athens, in Kamena Vourla, a seaside town renowned for its thermal springs. The resort is promising an unforgettable holiday experience.
Close to Athens (150 km to the north), the hotel nestles in a valley of eucalyptus trees, an ideal starting point for extensive walking and hiking tours, trips to the nearby ski centre of Parnassos-mountain or excursions to the Meteora monasteries, Delphi, Thermopiles and many other sights of interest.
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Cultural & historical sights
Cultural & historical sights
Thermopyles derives its name from several natural hot water springs, which still exist close to the foot of the hill. It was here that in 480 B.C the Spartan King Leonidas, with 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and 80 Mycenaeans, fought against the Persian lead by Xerxes and fell heroically. The term since has been used to reference heroic resistance against a powerful enemy. The statue of Leonidas is the reminder of that titanic battle.
Delphi, also known as the “Navel of the World”, is an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece. In ancient times, it was the site of the most important oracle of the god Apollo. Delphi was revered throughout the Greek world as the site of the omphalos stone, the centre of the universe, as the site of a major temple to Phoebus Apollo, as well as the Pythian Games and a famous oracle. At an altitude of 550m on the slopes of mt Parnassos, Delphi is an important cultural, nature discovering, recreation and athletic centre, providing a high level of tourist and hospitality services. Its magic view is just a part of the so called Delphic Landscape that is protected under law. A real positive energy feeling spread around the town is attributed to its pure mild Mediterranean climate.
The Meteora, meaning “suspended rocks”, is the largest and most important complex of monasteries in all of Eastern Europe, second only to Mount Athos. The Meteora is home to six monasteries built on spectacular natural sandstone rock pillars and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Monasteries were built around 11th AC, by hermits on an average height of 300 meters above the ground, making them inaccessible by intruders.
Pelion is a mountain at the south-eastern part of Thessaly in central Greece, forming a hook-like peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea. In Greek mythology, Mountain Pelion, named after the mythical king Peleus, father of Achilles, was the homeland of Chiron the Centaur, tutor of many ancient Greek heroes, such as Jason, Achilles, Theseus and Heracles. Today, Mt. Pelion is part of the prefecture of Magnesia and embraces 24 villages built with traditional Pelian architecture. The mountains are entirely forested, with beech, oak, maple and chestnut trees. Pelion is a tourist attraction throughout the year: the mountain includes trails and sidewalks for walking within small and large beaches with sand or pebbles.
A traditional picturesque town located high up on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, Arahova, has much to offer its visitors. Only a couple hours away from Athens and next to some of the best skiing in Greece, this old town has become a modern ski resort with the latest winter sports equipment available for sale or rental. Also ideal for a cool summer vacation away from the crowds, it is close to beaches of Itea and mountain hiking trails.
Of course, no visitor would want to miss a visit to the ancient site and museum of Delphi which is right next door (see above).
Historic Galaxidi, with 1,400 inhabitants, is built on the spot of the ancient city Oianthia. It is considered as one of Greece’s most picturesque towns, boasting a rich marine tradition. Apart from admiring the numerous sites, including the Church of St Nicholas, with its wooden temple, the Church of Agia Paraskevi, with its solar dial, the captains’ houses, and the folk art and marine museums, visitors can also take a stroll along one of the two main ports: Chirolakka and Pera Panta. Galaxidi is also famous for its tradition ravani, a rich syrup cake.
The cluster of islands is a creation of lava dated to the prehistoric era. Big parts of the islands sunk by an earthquake in 426 B.C. According to Greek mythology, the islands were shaped by the body of Lichas who was killed by Hercules and thrown into the sea. Today, the islands are mostly visited for their beautiful sandy beaches, and also for diving.
Island of Skiathos
Skiathos, the emerald Sporades Island, is considered one of the most beautiful in the Aegean Sea. Dense forests cover the hilly part of the island, while its exotic beaches are known worldwide. The famous Lalaria with high white rocks and the cosmopolitan Koukounaries are the island’s trademark beaches and a pole of attraction for thousands of visitors every year.
Island of Skopelos
Skopelos is a green paradise; the island of north Sporades where green pine trees meet with Aegean blue and create landscapes of unique beauty. Skopelos impresses with its wonderful shores, the protected coves and extended beaches.
Island of Alonissos
Alonissos is a beautiful island with dense vegetation and unseen beauties, surrounded by a cluster of smaller islands. Alonissos is worldwide known for its sea park-shelter to the sea monk “Monachus – Monachus”.
Inspired by envisioned miners, Vagonetto offers visitors the opportunity to learn step by step the process of bauxite extraction. The ambitious project was undertaken by S&B Industrial Minerals S.A. in 1998. Five years later, a unique Theme Park preserving and depicting the history and memories of the miners was opened to the public.
Domaine Hatzimichalis has 450 acres (180 hectares) of its own vineyards on the slopes of Mounts Knimida and Chlomo and the Valley of Atalante in Central Greece. Visitors can enjoy a tour around the vineyards, visit the wine making facilities and explore the small “museum islands”, i.e. exhibitions on historical aspects of wine making since antiquity.
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