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Greece

May 8-19, 2021

Available

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Extend your stay! Make it a Grand Tour by combining this tour with our Turkey Tour & Yacht Cruise

Greece is blessed with beautiful and iconic landscape set against the deep, sparkling blue of the Mediterranean, one of the world's great cuisines and some of the most fun-loving people on Earth. Take in Greece’s highlights as we explore the country’s ancient past and vibrant present. Starting in Athens and the world-famous Acropolis, on to vibrant and exciting Mykonos, walk among the white-washed homes of Santorini and finally to the island of Crete where you can explore its capital, Heraklion, and enjoy its world-famous diet of seafood and cheese.

 

Signature Moments

  • Step back in time in ancient Athens
  • Relax on world class beaches in the crystal blue surf
  • Live like a local for the day in Santorini
  • Learn to cook amazing Greek cuisine
  • Have dinner with a view of the Mediterranean sunset

 

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Book with No Deposit
Inclusions & Highlights
  • 11 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfast daily, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Private minivan transportation throughout
  • Guided tour of Athens
  • Tour of Delos
  • Tour of Mykonos
  • Tour of Oia
  • Live like a local excursion
  • Visit an organic family farm
  • Winery visit and tastings
  • Heraklion tour
  • Greek cooking class
  • Flight Crete to Athens
  • Gratuities
  • Internal Ferries
  • English speaking guide
  • Women's Travel Club tour host
Itinerary
Women's Travel Club Greece Tour
Day 1 - Arrive Athens

Welcome to Greece!
On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel by private car. This evening we will meet for a wonderful dinner overlooking the Acropolis.
Accommodations - NJV Athens Plaza

 

Day 2 - Athens

Athens, the enchanting capital of Greece, has always been a birthplace for civilization. It is the city where democracy was born and which was once the centre of the ancient World. Private sightseeing tour with a local guide including a visit to the Acropolis archaeological site, and Lycabettus Hill to view Athens. This tour gives you the opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Your expert guide will take you to see the center of the city, the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the House of Parliament, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University and the National Library. On the way to the Acropolis you will make a short stop at the Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were help in 1896, you will see the temple of Olympian Zeus and the Hadrian’s Arch. At the Acropolis, you will visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erectheion and finally “the harmony between material and sprit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon.
Enjoy a free afternoon to further explore this amazing city.
Accommodations - NJV Athens Plaza

 

Day 3 - Mykonos

This morning we will leave Athens and make our way to Mykonos. Transfer to port for ferry to Mykonos. Sit back and relax on the comfortable 2 hour ferry ride across the beautiful Agean sea. Once in Mykonos we will transfer to our resort for the next 3 nights.
Get checked in to hotel, free time, for dinner we will experience authentic Greek hospitality and flavor with a meal at the Mykonian Spiti, a traditional island home converted into a showcase of Mykonian life and cooking. Meet the friendly owner and get an introduction to local customs in a warm, intimate setting before enjoying a delicious home-cooked meal served with Greek wine and ‘raki’ brandy.
Accommodations - Porto Mykonos Hotel

 

Day 4 - Mykonos

Join your local guide for a half-day visit to Ano Mera – a picturesque village and its 16th century monastery. Visit Armenistis Lighthouse with its amazing views. Next, take the ferry to Delos for a guided tour
A comfortable city walk to the unique sites like Little Venice and the windmill area, Paraportiani church, and the harbor front. Explore the white washed houses of Mykonos.
Accommodations - Porto Mykonos Hotel

 

Day 5 - Mykonos

Enjoy a free day to further explore this fabulous area or relax by the pool or the beach.
Accommodations - Porto Mykonos Hotel

 

Day 6 - Santorini

Today we say good-bye to beautiful Mykonos and make our way to equally lovely Santorini. We will transfer to port for the 2 1/2 hr ferry ride to Santorini. Once in Santorini we will set out on a late afternoon tour to Oia with a stop at the Caldera. After our tour of Caldera you will have a bit of time to shop and explore before an amazing Dinner to watch the sunset.
Accommodations - Santorini Palace Hotel

 

Day 7 - Santorini

After our included breakfast we will head out with a local tour guide and live like a local for a couple of hours. In this tour, you will meet the real locals and get to know about their home’s architecture. The interaction with the native Santorinians will also help you get a better cultural experience and an insight view of the ecological friendly houses which are curved into the hillsides. You will also admire Santorini’s churches, which treasure the local historical and cultural legacy. We strongly believe that it is not all about the blue dome church, but it’s also about the interior of the building. Return to the hotel for time at leisure.
Accommodations - Santorini Palace Hotel

 

Day 8 - Santorini

Today, after breakfast, we head out to taste delicious homemade local produce at an organic family farm in the countryside – Santorini Earth Goods with Yannis Nomikos. Wine tasting of types of wine at a traditional Santorini winery. We head back to Fira time for lunch (included) then we join a volcano cruise. The boat will leave the Old port and sail to the volcano lava “Nea Kameni” where you will have time to walk up to the still active crater. Then Sail along the lava rock to reach the hot springs “Palea Kameni” – where you can swim in the warm water. Don’t miss it! Return to the Old Port of Fira and back to the hotel.
Accommodations - Santorini Palace Hotel

 

Day 9 - Crete

Today we transfer by ferry to Crete. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is also the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a destination which has a wide variety of attractions from historic to scenic. It has ancient archaeological sites, great beaches and superb scenery ranging from mountains to green valleys and steep gorges.
Accommodations - Agapi Beach Resort

 

Day 10 - Crete

After breakfast, join your local guide for a half-day tour, taking in Heraklion’s signature sights. You will explore the Palace of Knossos, and enjoy some time to walk around visiting the open-air market (will depend on what day we are there) You’ll see The Venetian Loggia, The Cathedral of St Minas or the Church of St. Titus and visit the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Take in the Venetian Walls and historic Koules Fortress.
Accommodations - Agapi Beach Resort

 

Day 11 - Crete

Enjoy a free morning to relax or explore. This afternoon we will head to Dourakis Winery where Mr. Dourakis, the winemaker himself, will share with us his winemaking stories and you will be given a guided tour of the wine cellar. Then it is off to the olive farm, a small estate with an organic olive grove, vegetable patch and herb garden, for our cooking session and our garden-to-plate dinner. This night will not only be delicious, but also fun and memorable! You will experience the diverse musical culture of Crete and, if you’re feeling energetic, take part in some traditional Cretan dancing.
Accommodations - Agapi Beach Resort

 

Day 12 - Depart

It is time to say good-bye to this beautiful country and the amazing friends you have made along the way. After breakfast we will transfer to the airport for your flight home.

 

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $7999 CAD per person (sharing a room) - approx. $5975 USD

Single Occupancy - $9799 CAD per person (your own room) - approx. $7320 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

No deposit required at time of booking.
Deposit of $300 per person due November 1, 2020.
A second deposit of $1500 is due on December 1, 2021

Final Payment due - February 15, 2021

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
This is a fairly relaxed tour. There are some longer walking tours, you should be able to walk on a flat surface for a few hours at a relaxed pace with stops.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 12 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Activities
  • Personal Gratuities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Hosted by:

Debbie Groulx
Besides being an excellent tour leader, Debbie is our office manager. She will often be the person helping you with the all the details of your tour. Debbie is equally as organized on tour as she is in the office and will make sure everything is well taken care of. She loves photography and you will often find her off taking pictures of all the amazing sights you will see.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Athens (ATH)
Depart from Athens (ATH) - Book return flight for after 6 PM.

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.
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Accommodations
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NJV Athens Plaza Hotel

NJV Athens Plaza Hotel is located in the heart of Athens in the historic Syntagma square. NJV Athens Plaza welcomes guests from across the globe to experience hospitality excellence at its finest. Features contemporary rooms and suites. Over looking the view of the Acropolis, pedestrian & classy Voukourestiou as well as Stadiou streets. NJV Athens Plaza is one off the top luxury hotels in Athens, with 162 guest rooms, 18 elegent suites that decoreted with a modern taste. It provides culinary dining experience including authentic Mediterranean dishes. The event facilties can hold up to 350 people making our business travellers feel comfortable.

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Porto Mykonos Hotel

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.
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.

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Santorini Palace Hotel

The 4-star Santorini Palace is centrally located in Fira, Santorini's capital, within walking distance to the old port, museums, shops, and restaurants. 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. 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.

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Agapi Beach Hotel

Immerse yourself in the timeless hospitality of Agapi Beach Resort, where treasured legacies blend seamlessly with modern sophistication. Located near Heraklion, in the heart of Crete, this premium hotel reveals new and wonderful surprises with every visit, while maintaining an atmosphere of warmth and familiarity that reflects the distinctive culture of the island. Here, you’ll get to know a legendary culture, explore brand new roots and experience a sense of belonging that feels like home.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request