Featuring the famous Healing Springs, Local Greek Eats & Partnering with Dirty Girls to assist in the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Be A Part of History. Spread Light and Love in Lesvos On A New Hire’s Budget!
AIRFARE, TRAVEL INSURANCE, TRANSPORTATION AND SOME MEALS NOT INCLUDED.
Please join us for a 3 night/ 4 day Volunteer Adventure!
Tara will meet you at our hotel in Lesvos on Day 1, where we will share some traditional Greek treats and get to know each other! Situated on the magical north-western coastline of the majestic Aegean island of Lesvos, Aphrodite Hotel, the #1 Hotel in Molyovs, is just .03 miles from its own private pebble beach, amidst splendid palm trees, olive groves and flower gardens. We will be 2.5 miles from Eftalou, an area famous for its beaches and hot springs. On Day 2 we will spend some time volunteering with Dirty Girls to aide in the Syrian Refugee Crisis (we will sort clothes at their warehouse) and then we’ll meet up for a local Beach BBQ in the evening! We will spend Day 3 exploring Petra’s beautiful Chateau and climbing 113 steps up to Panagia Glykofilousa, a church on a rock with incredible views of the town and coast. We will relax at the therapeutic Healing Springs of Lesvos, and then you will also have some independent time during the day to explore the island or lounge on the beach! We will enjoy a traditional Greek family style dinner at The Women’s Co-Operative, Petra’s #1 Restaurant! While this trip was designed for a new hire’s budget, we are happy to welcome seasoned crew, companions and crew family members! Come prepared to spread love, light and laughter through out Lesvos!
Let us know if you would like to share a room with others but are coming solo! Secure your spot with a deposit!
|ARRIVAL DESTINATION||Mytilene International Airport (MJT)|
|TOUR DATES||June 17-20th, 2016|
|INCLUDED||ALL breakfasts and dinners included!
Aphrodite Hotel for 3 nights/ 4 days
Welcome Reception & traditional Greek treats
One Day Volunteering with Dirty Girls to aide in the Syrian Refugee Crisis (we will sort clothes at their warehouse)
Beach BBQ Dinner made my locals
Visit to Panagia Glykofilousa Church & Petra’s Chateau
Visit to the famous Healing Springs of Lesvos
Family style dinner at The Women’s Co-Operative (Petra’s #1 Restaurant on TripAdvisor)
Lunches (Expect to pay $8-$10 USD)
MJT Airport transfer to Petra, Lesvos ($8 USD per person by bus or $80 USD for a taxi of 4 passengers)
|Room Type||4 Person Suite – $229, 2 Person Suite – $249, Single Private Suite – $320|
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 . Or there is a more scenic route which takes most of the day but could be worth the breathtaking views! There is ferry service from Athens to Lesbos which takes approximately 10 hours.
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
Hope this helps! Some may want to make a few days of it exploring on their own in the connecting cities which helps spread up the fight for seats, since we are all in this together! We ourselves plan to spend a few days in Athens before take the ferry over!
The X96 bus goes directly from Athens International Airport to Pireaus (Ferry Port). It takes 45 to 90 minutes depending on time of day and traffic. It costs €5. Buses run every 15 to 30 minutes, 24 hours per day. Walk out the doors on the Arrivals floor and turn right. Buy tickets from the kiosk beside the buses before getting on board.
For more detailed directions from ATH to the Pireaus (Ferry Port), we’ve found a great site! Check out: https://santorinidave.com/athens-transportation#airport-to-ferry
ATH-MJT (Mytilene International Airport) Interline Airfare: about $60 USD direct flight.
Ferry: $45 USD (duration: 10 hrs)
MJT TO APHRODITE HOTEL!
Taxi: About $80 USD/ 70E
*A group of 4 would mean $20 USD p/person.
Bus: 7.50E/ $8 USD p/person
The Schedule (link below) lists 2 departures every Friday from MJT/MYTELINE to PETRA (where our hotel is).
There is good public bus service in Lesvos. Buses are going almost every hour. The bus stops are signed ‘KTEL’ and there is no timetable listed on them.
Arrival to Lesvos!
Evening: Meet Tara at the hotel for some delicious Greek eats! We will get to know each other and review the itinerary together.
Morning: Breakfast at the hotel before a short walk over to the Dirty Girls Warehouse, where we will sort through clothes to directly assist in the Global Syrian Refugee Crisis. If you would like to do even more and bring supplies, they have requested donations of women’s underwear.
Afternoon: Independent time to lounge on the beach or explore the island.
Evening: Meet Up on the beach for a local Greek BBQ dinner!
Morning: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before climbing 113 steps up to Panagia Glykofilousa, a church settled on a rock with breathtaking views of the city. We will visit one of the largest castles in the Mediterranean, the Castle of Mytilene. Next, relax in the Healing Springs of Lesvos.
Afternoon: Free time to independently explore the island.
Evening: Family style dinner at Women’s Cooperative, The #1 restaurant in Lesvos.
Breakfast and departure from hotel.