You can fall in love at first sight in one of the most fashionable resorts in the world. Island Mykonos in Greece is an incredible combination of non-stop partying, beach holidays, windmills, a huge number of churches and unforgettable memories of the beautiful nature and unique architecture. Here like to relax known politicians, stars, famous top models and actors.
There is no doubt that Guests will appreciate one of the best hotels on the island: Mykonos Grand Hotel & SPA: a relaxed atmosphere, convenient location right on a gorgeous beach, luxurious rooms with sea views, excellent service, a restaurant serving Greek cuisine delights, great SPA center. All can conquer the most demanding guest. Read more
Grand Resort represents consummate luxury in terms of location, design, facilities and service. The highest level of pampering, relaxation, leisure and recreation are values offered to the discerning visitor who wants to live this experience. Located on the south side of the Athens area, in a 72 acre peninsula of unique charm, Grand Resort exudes an aura of distinction and elegance.
The magical location, surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea, offers both the natural beauty and the cultural treasures which have given birth to the Olympic spirit and define Greek hospitality. All villas, suites and bungalows are situated along the waterfront of the bay and offer ultimate privacy in a true dream world. (Luxury Facilities Comfort Club; Premium Services; Premium Club; Olympic Spirit Grand Sports Club; Elite Atmosphere Exclusive Club; Dream World Platinum Club). Read more
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was made by the Greek sculptor of the Classical period, Phidias, circa 432 BCE on the site where it was erected in the temple of Zeus, Olympia, Greece.
The seated statue, some 12 meters (39 feet) tall, occupied the whole width of the aisle of the temple built to house it. “It seems that if Zeus were to stand up,” the geographer Strabo noted early in the first century BCE, “he would unroof the temple.” Zeus was a chryselephantine sculpture, made of ivory and gold-plated bronze. No copy, in marble or bronze, has survived, though there are recognizable but approximate versions on coins of nearby Elis and Roman coins and engraved gems. A very detailed description of the sculpture and its throne was recorded by the traveller Pausanias, in the second century CE. The sculpture, was wreathed with shoots of olive and seated on a magnificent throne of cedarwood, inlaid with ivory, gold, ebony, and precious stones. In Zeus’ right hand there was a small statue of crowned Nike, goddess of victory, also chryselephantine, and in his left hand, a sceptre inlaid with gold, on which an eagle perched. Plutarch, in his Life of the Roman general Aemilius Paulus, records that the victor over Macedon, when he beheld the statue, “was moved to his soul, as if he had seen the god in person,” while the Greek orator Dio Chrysostom declared that a single glimpse of the statue would make a man forget all his earthly troubles. Read more