Welcome to Galini Wellness & Spa, a seaside resort in continental Greece
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, for trips to the nearby ski centre of Parnassos-mountain or for excursions to the Meteora monasteries, Delphi, Thermopiles and many other points of interest.
Kammena Vourla is internationally renowned for its thermal springs.
From Athens airport 160 km
From the Beach 50 m
SIGHTS OF INTEREST
Thermopylae derives its name from several natural hot water springs which still exist close to the foot of the hill. It was here where 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 more powerful enemy. The Statue of Leonidas is the reminders of that titanic battle.
The city of Delphi is the modern residential area and the evolutional transformation of the so famous ancient Delphi Oracle. The official excavations of 1893, that led to the abandonment of the old village of Kastri (a settlement located exactly where the ruins are existing today) brought the ruins of the Oracle into light. The new City of Delphi was relocated to its present area, just a few hundred meters after the Archaeological Sites. At an altitude of 550m on the slopes of mt Parnassos, Delphi is an important cultural, nature discovering, recreation and athletic center which is providing a high level of tourist and hospitality services. Its magic view is just a part of the so called “Delphico Topio” (“Delphic Landscape”) that is protected under law and is preserved by every possible way. A pure mild Mediterranean climate is also responsible for a real “positive energy” feeling that is spread around town and, believe it or not, it’s just not only the climate that fills the atmosphere with energy. Discover Dlephi, the “Navel of the World".
Inspired by envisioned miners, Vagonetto offers visitors the opportunity to learn step by step 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. Vagonetto is located within the premises of S&B on the 51st klm Lamia – Amfissa National Road, in Fokis.
Domaine Hatzimichalis (15 ΚLΜ)
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; have the opportunity to visit the wine making facilities and explore the small “museum islands”, i.e. exhibitions on historical aspects of wine making since antiquity.
Lichadonisia Islands (15 MIN)
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.
“DIMAKI’S” Traditional Park
This park was a dream life. Love for natural environment led to the creation of a park with the necessary facilities for visitors who have same feelings . In this traditional park, the visitor returns to mother earth, observe nature, feel the scents, children enjoy the freedom and the thought fills with joy. The park, is a a getaway from city stress and tension of everyday life, offering pleasure, relaxation, tranquility and meditation.
Island of SKIATHOS
Skiathos, the emerald Sporades Island, is considered one of the most beautiful in 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 and a pole of attraction for thousands of visitors every year.
Island of SKOPELOS
Skopelos, 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. It is surrounded by a cluster of smaller islands. Alonissos is worldwide known for its sea park-shelter to the sea monk “Monachus – Monachus”.
Pelion is a mountain at the southeastern part of Thessaly in central Greece, forming a hook-like peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea. In Greek mythology, Mountain Pelion 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 Meteora, meaning "suspended rocks" or "suspended in the air", 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.
Arachova is widely known as the “Mykonos Island” of winter. The name is derived from the South Slavic orah, walnut, and denotes a place planted with walnut trees. Traditional cuisine includes local cheese, Formaella (which is sold only in Arachova) and Tsipouro (grapelike liquor). Arachova is a touristic attraction because of the proximity to popular Delphi and to the largest Greek ski resort.
Historic Galaxidi has 1,400 inhabitants and is built on the spot of the ancient city Oianthia. It is considered 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 traditional “ ravani”, a cake with very rich syrup.