This is the ultimate Greece
singles trips with and will be our 10th trip to Greece!
From the surveys we take on our trips it seems that many
of our travelers will be signing up for this one - and you
won't be disappointed.
will not be a repeat of our past Greece trips with a 3-night
cruise. We've opted instead to spend the 3-nights on Crete
instead. The cruise was nice and all but highly structured
and this year they are not allowing us to organize our own
land tours which saves you hundreds of dollars. Plus, it
will be very nice to spend some time on Crete which is one
of the nicest and most interesting and historicislands
land in Athens on a Thursday morning and we'll tour the
and home of the Parthanon. The rest of the day will be at
your leisure and with our hotel just minutes from the famous
Platka you will enjoy strolling, shopping and eating.
Friday morning we’ll fly over to the island of Crete. On
past trips we only had a few hours here and I've read and
seen photos of so much more. Our past Greece travelers will
have a whole different experience with this trip. Crete
is the birthplace of the first European civilization, the
Minoan, which flourished between 3000 BC and 1200 BC.
Even today, the majestic palaces of Knossos, Phaestus, Malia,
Zakros, Tylissos, Arhanes, Monastiraki, Galatas, Kydonia
and the luxurious mansions at Agia Triada, Zominthos, Amnisos,
Makrigialos, Vathipetro and Nerokouros reflect the splendor
of the Minoan civilization through architectural, pottery,
jewelry and painting masterpieces. We will organize optional
tours to some of the key places including Knossos.
will be staying in Chania (see arrow on map) which is in
and of itself a work of art and known as the Venice
of Crete. Much of the old town district of Chania was developed
around its harbor, which was built by the Venetians during
the 14th century. Its lighthouse still proudly overlooks
the Mediterranean. Here youll find several cinemas
and historical attractions like the Archaeological Museum,
a collection of Minoan and Roman artifacts thats housed
in the former Monastery of Saint Francis. Wandering around
the Old Towns maze-like alleys with the beautiful
Venetian mansions, the fountains and the elaborate churches
will help you discover well-preserved historical monuments.
It is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in
Greece and for food lovers, it's a paradise! Cosmopolitan
nightclubs and stylish bar-restaurants, small atmospheric
bars and picturesque cafés where you can enjoy a
drink, or maybe a cocktail, or just a good cup of coffee.
Some are hidden among the alleys of the Old City in historic
buildings or courtyards, others are on the waterfront overlooking
the sea. Chania has it all. Cafés, bars, clubs, a
live Greek and international music scene, including a number
of jazz bars, all invite you to experience the citys
nightlife to the fullest. Our hotel is perfectly situated
with wonderful sea views (early signups will get sea view
rooms - limited supply!). Click
here for more information on Chania.
After our 3-nights on Crete we'll be ready for the next stop - Mykonos for
the next 3 nights. We will be flying over via Athens. This
island is not only picturesque with it’s white buildings
and blue trim, the narrow meandering streets with cutes
hops and restaurants and famous windmills, it’s also THE
place for nightlife with many Europeans who come here.
We’ll have an optional tour set up that will take us on
a 45 minute boat ride to the island of Delos, which is an entire city
of ruins h no current inhabitants. It’s also fun to rent
a scooter or car and tour Mykonos and spend the day at one
of the most beautiful, as well as hip and happening beaches
in the Mediterranean. We will also offer an optional horseback
ride which is incredible with your ride on a secluded beach.
You don't have to plan too much on this island as the old
town is just a short walk from our hotel and makes for a
nice, relaxing way to spend some time strolling and taking
photos. Our hotel is beautiful with amazing views of the
sea. Once again, early sign ups will be rewarded with the
better view rooms. Many of our past Greece travelers have
told me that Mykonos was their favorite island. Less glitzy
than Santorini and maybe a bit more down to earth. There
are lots of beautiful beaches. It's great to rent a car,
quad or scooter to explore.
our 3-nights on Mykonos it will be time for our last and
most anticipated stop, the island of Santorini. There
is not a more magical island in the world You will
absolutely fall in love with it. We will have optional
tours set up including an all day tour by bus and then boat
visiting the caldera via a nice wooden boat and even swimming
to a natural hot springs! This is another island where
it's great to rent a car, quad or scooter and explore on
your own. There is the beautiful red sand beach and lots
of interesting churches. There is also some great wine tasting
We depart Santorini on Sunday
morning back to Athens and fly back that same day. It's
great air and Delta is the only airline that can make that
happen. This is the ideal introduction to the jewels of
Cost: Just $3,150 with air from LAX (deduct
$700 with your own air).
This is a terrific group
savings for this trip and you will love our hotels.
To sign up, click the "sign
up now" link at the bottom. The deposit is $200.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: (your
own room): $850
trip international air from LAX (other
gateways are always an option but may cost slightly more)
accommodations (double occ.)
from Athens to Crete
- Air from Crete to Mykonos
- Ferry from Mykonos
- Air from Santorini
taxes or any fuel surcharge (running $641 ($627 from JFK)
at the time of this posting but subject to change)
- Optional tours
here to see photos
from our last trip to Greece
Our Group Air from LAX:
Deduct $700 from $3,150 if you are doing
your own air
Flight: Delta Air Lines 1642 Departure:Los Angeles 19APR/730A
Arrival:New York Kennedy 19APR/400P
Flight:Delta Air Lines 413 Departure: New York Kennedy 19APR/539P
Flight: Delta Air Lines 213 Departure:Athens 30APR/1230P Arrival:New
York Kennedy 30APR/428P
Flight: Delta Air Lines 477 Departure:New York Kennedy 30APR/730P
Arrival:Los Angeles 30APR/1100P
Our Group Air from JFK:
TOTAL. Both groups meet at JFK. This trip is $2,950 if you
are using our group air from JFK
Flight:Delta Air Lines 413 Departure: New York Kennedy
19APR/539P Arrival:Athens 20APR/1030A
Flight: Delta Air Lines 213 Departure:Athens 30APR/1230P
Arrival:New York Kennedy 30APR/428P
ATHENS - ELECTRA
- #12 of 333 hotels in Athens! 4-1/2 star!
the air of an era long gone, the Electra Palace Athens,
hospitable and aristocratic, awaits to welcome you in the
heart of the city. Classical in its architecture and design,
blending beautifully with the noble historical buildings
of the Plaka area, the hotels elegant luxury is complemented
by the majestic views of the Acropolis that can be enjoyed
from the rooftop restaurant, pool, rooms and suites.
bathrooms; soft duvets; Jacuzzi bathtubs; custom furniture;
these are but a few of the details that make the Electra
Palace Athens luxuriously enjoyable. The amenities of our
hotel will leave you wanting for nothing more: for your
comfort and enjoyment, here you will find free Wi-Fi internet
connection, laptop size electronic safes and fully equipped
bathrooms with hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers, magnifying
mirror and more.
CRETE - PORTO
Website - Tripadvisor
review - #7 of 112 hotels in Chania! 3-star
Veneziano Hotel is in a fantastic location on the waterfront
of Chania's Old Venetian harbor. With environmentally friendly
cooling systems throughout, it offers panoramic views and
accommodations in a minimal navy design.
Just 950 feet
from the center of Chania, Porto Veneziano is an ideal base
for your stay in this historic town. With geothermal air
conditioning, the modern guest rooms are furnished with
private balconies, allowing you to admire views of the harbor,
the Old Town or the White Mountains of Crete.
The hotel has
free Wi-Fi throughout and operates a smoke-free environment
on all communal areas, guest rooms and suites.
MYKONOS VIEW HOTEL
Website - Tripadvisor
review - #24 of 82 hotels in Mykonos! 4-star
View Hotel , one of the premier Mykonos town hotels,
is the starting point for your holidays in Mykonos town.
rooms are positioned on the slopes of a hill looking down
on the fashionable town of Mykonos and the sea beyond. Conjuring
up images of the Mykonian days gone by, your approach to
this Mykonos town hotel and your holidays in Mykonos town
to come, is given the dream-like impression that a stone
fortress and a traditional village as Mykonos town rises
up through the music of sounds and colours composed by land
The Mykonos hotel
buildings emphasize the beauty of Mykonos island landscape
and blend in harmoniously with their surroundings.
The natural building materials of this unique Mykonos town
hotel, which were used with great care by local craftsmen,
perfectly reflect the vegetation of the island alongside
the bright sunshine, and the colors of the sky and sea that
draw the perfect holidays in Mykonos.
We have shaped
the buildings, the walls, the steps and the path-ways of
these Mykonos rooms in harmonious and simple forms, with
sculpted curves so that they may blend in with land, myth
and tradition. Plants and flowers of the Aegean add their
colors and scent to the allure of the view of the open seas
horizon which is enjoyed from all the rooms of this Mykonos
We will also
have 10 Superior Sea View Rooms next door at Porto Mykonos
- 39 of 82 hotels in Mykonos 3-star
two Mykonos hotels are right next to each other. We reserved
10 superior sea view rooms here to give our group the best
rooms at both hotels.
boasts the most ideal location in Mykonos town overlooking
the vivid pace of the Port and the sparkling colors of the
sea. Nestled in one of the most romantic landscapes in Greece
this seaside retreat offers the most magical Mykonos town
view with flickering lights illuminating the windmills and
the historic center. The minimalist rooms and suites feature
a combination of authentic Cycladic and modern elements.
This hotel in Mykonos town epitomizes the beauty of simplicity
Nuzzled in the vibrant town of Mykonos in Greece, Porto
Mykonos Hotel entices its guests with its serene location
and the enchanting panoramic views over the azure waters
of the Aegean. Porto Mykonos Hotel offers easy access to
the vivacious town, an a la carte restaurant, a lounge bar,
a fresh water swimming pool with a pool bar and outstanding
Sunset View Hotel:
The Porto Mykonos is a traditional and authentic hotel ideally
situated a stones throw away from Mykonos town, Greece.
The hotels sea view pool offers magnificent views
for sunbathers and, after sunset, it is lit with sparkling
lights from town that evidence the active nightlife at the
short distance. A hotel in Mykonos town designed to ensure
the ultimate intimacy. The rooms of this sunset view hotel
open out onto private terraces allowing guests to enjoy
the sunset hues reflecting over the Aegean and the most
picturesque Mykonos town view.
review - #34 of 78 hotels in Fira! 4-star
The 4-star Santorini
Palace is in the center of Fira, Santorinis capital,
walking distance from the breathtaking Caldera and restaurants.
It features a free-form pool and a fitness center with a
hot tub and sauna.
rooms open to a balcony overlooking the well-tended garden
or the Aegean Sea. Facilities include a satellite TV and
minibar. Each private bathroom is fitted with a bathtub
Guests at Santorini
Palace can start their day with a buffet breakfast. The
restaurant served international dishes during dinner times.
Refreshing drinks and light meals are prepared at the snack
bar by the pool.
is the very first resort in Santorini, only a few meters
away from the cliff of the Caldera and the panoramic view
of the volcano. The hotel offers a combination of beautiful
Cycladic architecture, open spaces, resort facilities and
proximity to interesting sites.
Guests may take
full advantage of the resort facilities, the peaceful Hotel
Spa atmosphere, keep up with their fitness in the fully
equipped gym, relax by the pool, enjoy a walk on the Calderas
promenade or even experience Fira cosmopolitan nightlife.
hotel is ideal for combining leisure and business, couples
or family vacation, due to the mixture of its facilities.
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