Greece Island Hopping Singles Vacation
 

April 19th - 30th, 2017

11 days, 10 nights - $3,150 with air - $2,950 from JFK

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.

This 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

We'll land in Athens on a Thursday morning and we'll tour the famous Acropolis 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.

On Friday morning well 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.

We 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 you’ll find several cinemas and historical attractions like the Archaeological Museum, a collection of Minoan and Roman artifacts that’s housed in the former Monastery of Saint Francis. Wandering around the Old Town’s 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 city’s 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 its white buildings and blue trim, the narrow meandering streets with cutes hops and restaurants and famous windmills, its also THE place for nightlife with many Europeans who come here.  Well 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. Its 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.

After 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 here.

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 the Aegean

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

INCLUDES:

  • Round trip international air from LAX (other gateways are always an option but may cost slightly more)
  • 10-nights accommodations (double occ.)
  • All ground transportation
  • Air from Athens to Crete
  • Air from Crete to Mykonos
  • Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini
  • Air from Santorini to Athens
  • Tour in Athens
  • Daily Breakfast

 DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Departure taxes or any fuel surcharge (running $641 ($627 from JFK) at the time of this posting but subject to change)
  • Optional tours

Click 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 Arrival:Athens 20APR/1030A
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: 10 SEATS 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

OUR HOTELS:

ATHENS - ELECTRA PALACE ATHENS

Website - Tripadvisor - #12 of 333 hotels in Athens! 4-1/2 star!

Stately, with 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 hotel’s elegant luxury is complemented by the majestic views of the Acropolis that can be enjoyed from the rooftop restaurant, pool, rooms and suites.

Marble-tiled 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 VENEZIANO
Website - Tripadvisor review - #7 of 112 hotels in Chania! 3-star

Porto 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 - MYKONOS VIEW HOTEL
Website - Tripadvisor review - #24 of 82 hotels in Mykonos! 4-star

The “Mykonos View Hotel” , one of the premier Mykonos town hotels, is the starting point for your holidays in Mykonos town.

These Mykonos 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 and sea.

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 sea’s horizon which is enjoyed from all the rooms of this Mykonos town hotel.

We will also have 10 Superior Sea View Rooms next door at Porto Mykonos

PORTO MYKONOS

Website - Tripadvisor - 39 of 82 hotels in Mykonos 3-star

Our 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.

Porto Mykonos 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 in itself.


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 views.

Sunset View Hotel:
The Porto Mykonos is a traditional and authentic hotel ideally situated a stone’s throw away from Mykonos town, Greece. The hotel’s 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.

SANTORINI - SANTORINI PALACE HOTEL
Website - Tripadvisor review - #34 of 78 hotels in Fira! 4-star

The 4-star Santorini Palace is in the center of Fira, Santorini’s 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.

All air-conditioned 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 and hairdryer.

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.

Santorini Palace 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 Caldera’s promenade or even experience Fira cosmopolitan nightlife.

Santorini Palace hotel is ideal for combining leisure and business, couples or family vacation, due to the mixture of its facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

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