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GB Spa at Hotel Grande Bretagne

Athens, Greece

The interiors of this hotel's 321 guest rooms celebrate ancient Greek culture with intricate moldings and classic decor, and all have spectacular views of scenes including the courtyard, the Acropolis and Parthenon, or the original Olympic Stadium. Inside the six-room spa, East meets West in pampering and restorative therapies. The Thermal Suite is complete with laconium, sauna, and herbal steam bath. Guests plunge into instant refreshment in the Ice Fountain or find a quiet retreat in the Amethyst Grotto. Ayurvedic treatments, a menu specialty, involve traditional foot baths, the application of warm oils, and relaxing pressure-point massage.