DAYS UNTIL THE TRIP BEGINS!
Featuring Beaches, Healing Springs, Greek Eats & Castles. Fall in love with Lesvos!
AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.
Please join us for 4 nights/5 days on Lesvos island in Greece! This year will be especially fun for crew, friends, and family – EVERYONE is invited! We will have some free time as well so those seeking moto adventures, yoga, and other thrills can enjoy those also!
Trip dates are June 10-14th, 2020!
If you have a big heart, love to have fun and relax, and you appreciate delicious food, you’re going to LOVE this tour!!
Tara and Angel will meet you at 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.
Greek dining at it’s finest!
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 tour the traditional Molyvos Market! We will enjoy a traditional Greek family-style dinner at The Women’s Co-Operative, Petra’s #1 Restaurant!
Check out the Itinerary & Payment Tabs for more information!
The itinerary tab 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!
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!
|ARRIVAL DESTINATION||Mytilene International Airport (MJT).|
|TOUR DATES||JUNE 10-14th, 2020.|
|INCLUDED||Aphrodite Balcony Room Beachfront Hotel for 4 nights/ 5 days.
All breakfast and dinners.
All transportation costs in Lesvos.
Relaxing visit to the beaches of Petra.
Island boat tour.
Molivos Traditional Market Tour.
Church of Panagia Glykofilousa & Hike (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).
Lunches (about 6 Euro).
Donations of hygiene products, art supplies and ladies underwear for refugees (optional).
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Save $150 by booking before March 1st!
Life is short! Let’s Go to Lesvos! (this is our beachfront hotel where we will enjoy many sunsets!)
What an amazing trip and a great group of people!
Had an absolute blast! Tara and Angel put this trip together to perfection! Can’t wait for the next trip!
|Room Options||Double Room – $529 p/person, 4 Person Suite- $479 p/person, 3 Person Suite- $499 p/person, Individual Suite- $639|
You will need to leave on June 9th at the latest to arrive in Athens (and to catch your Aegean flight on June 10th!) You are responsible for your own airfare, and obviously you’re welcome to take any airline you prefer to. You can check Expedia for more options, but I’m listing below flight options that will work best for me.
Your AA Flight Options:
From DFW (our base/home) there are many flights to PHL and ORD.
PHL – ATH
Departs at 4:25PM
Arrives at 9:15 AM on June 10th.
ORD – ATH
Departs at 5:45PM
Arrives at 12:10 PM on June 10th.
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
FLIGHT 2: ATH – MJT
You will also need to book a flight with AEGEAN AIR for June 10th! It’s a short hop, just an hour, and the cost will be around 64-100 euros. At checkout, their website will automatically convert to USD when using a credit card.
Please take the 16:50-17:45 flight OA 254 on June 10th. We will meet you there at the airport exit and ride together up the coast to Molyvos! Otherwise, note that anyone who comes a day late, or later in the day, will have to pay 80-100 euros for a taxi to take them up to the northern part of the island to meet the group. If you should arrive early in the day, the beach is just across the street, and if you walk to the left, you will run into a restaurant/bar that is known for giving my previous travelers coffee when they
WE RECOMMEND that you depart on June 8th, arrive at Athens on June 9th, and spend the night and next morning exploring Athens before your short hop over to Lesvos island. Check out our guide to 24 Hours in Athens here.
Note that because Europeans put the day first, then the month, that you will be searching for the dates of 6/10/20 – 6/14/20.
To ensure that everyone can get a headstart to wherever they are off to next, we will take the earliest departure to Athens, which is the 7:40-8:30 AM flight OA 251 on June 14th.
GROUND TRANSPORT IN LESVOS
We got you! We will take care of the shuttle transportation for the duration of your stay in Lesvos! We have coordinated and arranged everything with the hotel so that you won’t have to do anything except follow the itinerary and fall in love with the sunniest island in Greece!
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!
** If you pre-purchased water, your pack of water bottles will be waiting in your hotel room when you arrive!
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel before touring one of the largest castles in the Mediterranean, the Castle of Molyvos! Afterward, we’ll enjoy some beach time in Petra, hike up to the Church on a rock! Enjoy lounging at the beaches, visit the local artist collective and stroll down the cobblestone streets.
Evening: We will enjoy an incredible family-style dinner at Women’s Cooperative, The #1 restaurant in Petra.
Morning: Let’s take a morning boat adventure to see the island from another point of view! We will also tour 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, or a scoop of gelato, as you take in breathtaking views of the ocean.
Evening: After everyone has finished their market shopping, we’ll join together to eat on a cliff overlooking Molyvos and the Aegean sea at a restaurant called Los Gatos! The views are spectacular and the food is delicious.
Morning: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before spending a relaxing day at the beach! We will enjoy soaking and rejuvenating at the Natural Healing Springs! The idea is to go back and forth between the sea and the Healing Springs to maximize the benefits! During this time, the pool will be open to kids (as they are not allowed at the hot springs).
*** Don’t forget to book your adventure to take a yoga class with us or to rent a moto to tour the island in a whole new way!
Evening: Enjoy a delicious dinner and beautiful views on the outside terrace at Tavernos Varfios! Enjoy the sunset and let’s share one last family meal surrounded by olive trees, looking out into the Aegean. Here you will have the opportunity to try Ouzo, a dry anise-flavored aperitif!
Breakfast and departure from the hotel.
Early Bird Special Ends March 1st!
$199 Deposit Payment is due to reserve! First come first serve until the trip is full!
Space is limited!
Due by May 1st, 2020.
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, no worries! We will try to pair you up! We are also offering a family suite to accommodate 3 and 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!