Featuring Beautiful Beaches, Island Hopping, Greek Eats & Volunteering with Dirty Girls. Fall in love with Lesvos!

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

Please join us for 5 nights/6 days in Lesvos island for our annual big fat Greek retreat! This year will be especially fun for the family, but we will have lots of free time as well so those seeking moto adventures and other thrills found on the island!

Trip dates are May 15-20th, 2019!

This tour is for airline crew, and their friends & family! If you have a big heart, love to have fun and relax, and you appreciate delicious food, you’re going to LOVE this tour!!

The Itinerary!

Tara and Angel will meet you at the Mytilene Airport in Lesvos, where transportation will be arranged for you. You will enjoy the lovely coastal drive to Molivos. Situated on the magical north-western coastline of the majestic Aegean island of Lesvos, Aphrodite Hotel, rated the #1 hotel in Molyvos, has a private beach, amidst splendid palm trees, olive groves and flower gardens. We will be neighbors to a historical castle that overlooks the Aegean ocean. We will explore the Traditional Market of Molyvos! Enjoy shopping or sipping a café on a veranda overlooking the harbor. We will take an excursion to the natural Healing Springs and relaxing beaches of Petra. We will eat a traditional family meal together at the famous Taverna Vafios, an open-air restaurant with great ambiance, views of the ocean and amazing local dishes! Let’s have a boat adventure and go island hopping! We will also spend some time volunteering with Dirty Girls (in 2017, we salvaged pieces of life jackets to be recycled- See the video here). We will enjoy a traditional Greek family style dinner at The Women’s Co-Operative, Petra’s #1 Restaurant! The itinerary page provides a better idea of activities, however, please note that each trip is tailored and altered to the group’s needs and desires. Last year we attended two local celebrations where we learned traditional Greek dancing! It was incredible. We sometimes make itinerary changes to include more authentic experiences. We invite you to read more about our June 2016 trip at Tara’s blog, Our Big Fat Greek Adventure!

NOTE that ALL BREAKFASTS, DINNERS, ACTIVITIES & TRANSPORTATION ARE INCLUDED!

Discover Lesvos!

Lesvos is an incredible island full of kind people and amazing hospitality. The island has lost visitors since the media began covering the refugee crisis (see a video that explains the situation here). While it is now rare to even see refugees where we will be staying, your trip supports the local economy that helped those refugees and who are now struggling- through enjoying our time in Lesvos, we will make a difference in their lives. Come prepared to fall in love!

 

Payment Details

$199 Deposit Payment due to reserve! First come first serve until the trip is full!
Please Note: Deposits are non-refundable. Space is limited!

Payment #2

$650 – Due by April 20th, 2018.

EVERY TRAVELER must sign up through the website to ensure that they are added to the official trip roster! Let us know who your roommate is in the notes, and make sure that they sign up separately! Let us know of any dietary restrictions you may have and we will do our best to accommodate you!

This tour was designed for a group of 16-25 Crew Travelers, with 2-4 travelers per room. If you don’t have a roommate we will try to pair you with one! We are also offering a family suite to accommodate 4 persons per room at a discount! Without 12 crew travelers minimum, we reserve the right to cancel the trip.

Secure your spot with a $199 deposit ASAP! Spots are limited!

ARRIVAL DESTINATION  Mytilene International Airport (MJT).
TOUR DATES MAY 15-20th, 2019.
INCLUDED Aphrodite Balcony Room Hotel for 4 nights/ 5 days.
All breakfast and dinners.
All tips.
All transportation costs in Lesvos.
Volunteer with Dirty Girls (aide in refugee crisis, optional).
Relaxing visit to the beaches of Petra.
Island boat tour and snorkeling (weather permitting).
Molivos Traditional Market Tour.
Church of Panagia Glykofilousa (situated on a rock).
Excursion to Healing Springs of Eftalou.
Authentic Greek meal provided at the famous Taverna Vafios, an open-air terrace restaurant.
Family style Greek dinner at The Women’s Cooperative (Petra’s #1 Restaurant).
Gyro dinner and dessert in downtown Molyvos.
Two meals at the Aphrodite taverna restaurant.

EXCLUDED Airfare.
Lunches (about 6 Euro).
Donations of hygiene products, art supplies and ladies underwear (optional).

Life is short! Let’s Go to Lesvos! (this is our beachfront hotel where we will enjoy many sunsets!)

 

Additional information

Hotel Options2 Person Suite- $599 p/person, 4 Person Suite- $549 p/person, Individual Suite- $699

GETTING TO ATHENS
There are three direct flights to Athens from the US. From Athens you can take OLYMPIC air (AEGEAN) to MJT airport, which is a 30 minute flight. We recommend spending at least one night in Athens before continuing to Lesvos island.

3 Direct flights to Athens:
AA operates ONE flight out of PHL.

TWO are on DL out of JFK. Other connecting options are to get to European cities that have service to Athens (there are a bunch of them!)
Some options include service to Athens via:

  • Geneva on Swiss Air
  • Frankfort on Lufthansa
  • Rome on Italia
  • Zurich on Swiss
  • London’s Heathrow on British Airways

ATHENS-LESVOS

You will need to purchase airfare to MJT. Interline Airfare is a bit cheaper, but RT full fare is not much more. We will get our transportation together and head on to our hotel in Molyvos (otherwise, note that anyone who comes a day late will have to pay 80 euros for a taxi to take them up to the northern part of the island to meet the group). Once you arrive in Lesvos, I’ve got all the transportation covered! Please be considerate when packing your luggage! Hiking backpacks fit into small European cars much better than rollerboards! 

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Day 1

Arrival to Lesvos!

Arrival: Meet Tara at the airport, where she will meet you with transportation! We will take a scenic drive to Aphrodite Hotel. Once everyone is settled into their rooms, we will meet at the terrace for a magnificent sunset!

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Day 2

Morning: Breakfast at the hotel before volunteering with Alison and Dirty Girls, based on what the needs are. Afterward, spend some free time by the pool, resting on the beach or take a shuttle into the town.

Evening: Enjoy a delicious dinner (and wine) and beautiful views on the outside terrace at Tavernos Varfios!

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Day 3

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Let’s take a short walk to visit one of the largest castles in the Mediterranean, the Castle of Molyvos! We will also visit the traditional market of Molyvos, including local shops that sell the best olive oils, soaps, and other hand-made crafts. This is the best spot for souvenirs and shopping! Take in the view and if you wish, take a cup of coffee as you take in breathtaking views of the ocean. 

Evening: Gather together once again for a beautiful sunset and traditional Greek gyros! We will grab some dessert in the marketplace afterward!

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Day 4

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before spending a relaxing day at the beach! We will enjoy soaking and rejuvenizing at the Natural Healing Springs! Spend the rest of the day lounging at the beaches of Petra and strolling down the cobblestone streets. It is about 10 minutes by car from Molyvos to Petra. Those who would like to are invited to climb the steps up to the church on a rock to enjoy magnificent views! Otherwise, soak in the beach!

Evening: We will enjoy an incredible family style dinner at Women’s Cooperative, The #1 restaurant in Petra.

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Day 5

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. We’ll embark on a boating adventure to nearby islands, where we can snorkel and swim (weather permitting)!

Evening: Enjoy our last sunset and family dinner at the hotel taverna.

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Day 6

Breakfast and departure from the hotel.

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