Europe's oldest capital, Athens, has flourished into a smart city with a year-round flow of visitors. City highlights include a stroll under Acropolis Hill to the Acropolis Museum, The Ancient Agora, Plaka and Thission, not forgetting the Olympic Stadium of Modern Times and National Gardens. The hotel offers guided walking tours on Friday mornings at an additional charge. For fancy boutiques and designer labels, enjoy a spree on Voukourestiou Street, while by contrast, Monastiraki Flea Market is great for souvenirs and bargain buys. Round off the day over dinner in GB Roof Garden Restaurant, dazzlingly framed by the Parthenon.
Culture & History
Once afoot in Athens, you must visit The Acropolis, this UNESCO site marks the territory of ancient Athens and is home to the world-recognisable Parthenon temple. It is here modern civilisation came to be; visit the Acropolis Museum to learn about the development of democracy and education in ancient Greece. The Panathinaiko Stadium was the venue for the first modern-day Olympic Games and will impress both sports enthusiasts and historians alike, or head towards the pedestrianised parts of town for narrow rustic streets and old-Athens charm.
Spa & Wellness
East-meets-west and contemporary-meets-classic at the multi-award-winning GB Spa, an opulent haven of indulgence designed to awaken the senses and promote total wellbeing. Browse the myriad of sublime treatments, including holistic Ayurvedic therapies and signature massages, as well as top-to-toe beauty care, each selection using premium spa products such as ESPA and Valmont. Other facilities include a beautiful indoor pool styled after a Roman bath, a fantastic fitness studio offering bespoke training programmes and a hair salon.