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Greek Island hopping in june 2020

June 1st - 13th, 2020

Visit new destinations and make new friends as My Ladies Travel Club travels to Greece for a little island hopping. 

Our group will fly into Athens from LAX for a 4-night stay in my favorite neighborhood in Athens, the Plaka. In the shadow of the Acropolis and its ancient temples, hillside Plaka has a village feel, with narrow cobblestone streets lined with tiny shops selling jewelry, clothes and local ceramics. Sidewalk cafes and family-run tavernas stay open until late, and Cine Paris shows classic movies al fresco. Nearby, the whitewashed homes of the Anafiotika neighborhood give the small enclave a Greek-island vibe.

Overlooking the ancient Acropolis of Athens, this relaxed, downtown hotel is a 2-minute walk from the nearest metro station, an 11-minute walk from the Parthenon and a 14-minute walk from the Acropolis Museum.

The bright, laid-back rooms offer free Wi-Fi, mini fridges and satellite TV. Upgraded rooms feature balconies or views of the Acropolis. Family rooms add adjoining rooms with extra beds. Room service is provided.

A complimentary breakfast buffet is served in a casual dining room. There's also a rooftop terrace with a bar and panoramic views, as well as a chic lounge.


On day four we will board our ship, the Celestyal Crystal and explore the idyllic Aegean on a cruise throughout the Greek Islands. We will journey from island to island experiencing the nightlife of Mykonos, stroll along windswept cliffs on Santorini, enjoy the pristine beaches of Milos, and feast on world-famous cuisine on sunny Crete.


Balconies and suites are sold out. We have inside and ocean view cabins available.


Single Cabins Available

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Prices are listed per person based on double occupancy. A $300 deposit will hold your stateroom. $1200 will secure your flight Final payment is due in April 2020.

Included in the adventure

4-Nights Hotel Stay in the Plaka

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Enjoy 4-nights in the best positioned hotel in Athens! This family-friendly Athens hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Ancient Agora of Athens and Hellenic Parliament. Acropolis Museum and Panathenaic Stadium are also within 1 mi (2 km). Monastiraki Station is only a 2-minute walk and Thissio Station is 9 minutes.

Hotel Features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, concierge services, and dry cleaning.

Room Amenities

All 67 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find room service, hair dryers, and laptop-compatible safes.

Celestyal Crystal

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Experience Greek Hospitality on Celestyal Cruises.

Voyage Fare includes

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Vegetarian Meals included
  • Drink Package 
  • Daily Activities (Yoga, dance, etc.) Check daily schedule on board
  • Excursions 
  • Port & Service Charges
  • Gratuities Included
  • Themed cruises

Cruise Itinerary

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This 7-day cruise sails from Piraeus port in Athens with stops in Kusadasi, Turkey; Rhodes, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Heraklion, Greece; Milos, Greece; and overnight in Mykonos, Greece.


Interior starting at $2650 per person double occupancy

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IA Deck 3

IB Deck 4 and 5

IC Deck 6 and 7

Size: 130 sq. ft.
Occupancy: up to 4 person(s), with 2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth,.

Amenities: bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box and TV.

Ocean View starting at $2950 per person double occupancy

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XA (Port Hole) Deck 2

XBO (Obstructed View) Deck 6

XB Deck 3, Deck 5, Deck 6
Size: 118 - 140 sq. ft.
Occupancy:  up to 2 person(s), with 2 lower beds.

Amenities: bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box, TV and a window.

Ocean View starting at $3000 per person double occupancy

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XC Deck 4, Deck 5

XD Deck 6, Deck 7

Size: 155 sq. ft.
Occupancy: up to 4 person(s), with 2 lower beds, 3rd/4th berth and/or sofa bed.

Amenities: bathroom with shower, air condition, telephone, hair dryer, safety deposit box, TV and a window.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS IN ATHENS

Delphi Day Trip From Athens

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  WHAT’S INCLUDED

•Full-day tour to Delphi from Athens  •Visit the Delphi archeological site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site  •See incredible monuments from ancient Greece like the Temple of Apollo  •Explore Delphi Archeological Museum and see the Charioteer of Delphi  •Stop in the pretty towns of Arachova and Levadiaon the journey back to Athens  •All taxes, fees and handling charges •Professional guide •Air-conditioned vehicle •Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) •Free WiFi on the coach •Free map of Athens.



40 Passengers Max

$110 Without Lunch

$130 with Lunch

8:30 AM Departure

10 Hours

Athens Historical City Half Day Private Tour by Car

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 Get around Athens’ most-cherished attractions and see the city in comfort on this private, half-day driving tour. Choose what time your small group would like to start, with hotel and port pick-up and drop-off included, and enjoy a professional chauffeur service designed to show-off the best of Greece’s ancient history and hospitality.   

Take the hassle out of seeing Athens with the freedom of a small, private tour 

Drive to the Parthenon where you have free time to visit the Acropolis Museum 

See the Hellenic Parliament guards; 

pass-by Panathenaic and Kalimarmarostadiums 

Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned private car with WiFiavailable onboard 

  

12 Passenger Max

$45 per person

Morning and Afternoon Departure

3.5 Hours

Wine Tasting Under Acropolis

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 Taste Greek wine in a setting beneath the UNESCO-listed Acropolis of Athens. In a small group that’s limited to just ten people, you’ll get the lowdown on the Greek wine regions and grapes, and hear tales of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and fertility. Listen to your wine expert guide to learn more as you sip each wine, and join a virtual tour of the esteemed Attica vineyards.   


What's Included 

•5 different Greek wines  •A selection of local cheese, cold cuts, olives and home made breadsticks  •5 star quality service  •A list of the wines and cheat sheet to keep notes  •Bottled water Snacks Alcoholic Beverages
    

12 Passenger Max

$55 per person

6:00 PM or 8:00 PM

1.5 Hours

Corinth, Cave of Lakes, and Odontotos Railway Private Tour

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Discover the ancient legends and Mediterranean beauty of Corinth on a private, full-day tour from Athens or Nafplio. Cross the Corinth Canal to enter the Peloponnese, and drive through an area rich with vineyards and olive groves to reach the mythical underground Cave of Lakes. Ride the historic OdontotosRack Railway, visit your choice of either Ancient Corinth or the Mega SpilaioMonastery, and enjoy a traditional Greek ‘meze’ lunch in a mountain village, all with the care of a dedicated guide and in the comfort of a private vehicle.
  

WHAT TO EXPECT

•Private, full-day tour of Corinth from Athens of Napflio •Explore highlights of the Peloponnese with a private guide and transport  •See archaeological remains and crystalline formation in the legendary Cave of Lakes  •Ride the OdontotosRack Railway along the VouraikosGorge  •Savor a delicious Greek lunch in a mountain village  •Visit your choice of Ancient Corinth or the Mega SpilaioMonastery  •Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver •Admission Fees $11 Caves, $12 Rail Ticket

  

8 Passenger Max

$180 per person

8:00 AM Departure

9 Hours
 
  

Athens Food Tour Tastings With a Local

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 Kick-off your food tour with a feast for all your senses at a typical Athenian in-and outdoor market. Stroll past the fish market that’s surrounded by the historic meat market. This is your chance to taste the best varieties of Greek olives. Check out the fruit & vegetable market across the street, and find the most colorful fruits you’ve ever seen! This market is a true sensory and gastronomic delight.  The next tasting is located inside a beautiful, spacious neo classical building with high ceilings and tables around the food counter. Choose from a mouthwatering selection of the best traditional meats and cheeses. Your private guide will tell you all about it's history, so feel free to ask any burning questions along the way.  Follow your nose and make your way to the most fragrant street in Athens. Walk into a true local spice store and hear why Athenians don’t mind traveling to the city centreto find that one unique spice. Nothing beats that special touch to a dish! Next, you’ll pass the church of Agioi Theodoroi. Admire it’s unexpected beauty, right in the middle of a normal shopping area. Make your way to the next stop, a true oasis bistro in busy Athens. Sip on a traditional Greek coffee or enjoy a glass of naturally-flavored Mastiquasparkling water. Enjoy the beautiful old Parisian style interior with an authentic Greek touch. As you stroll the streets of Athens, do as the locals do and grab a typical Greek on-the-go snack called ‘Koulouri Thessalonikis’. As you finish munching on your treat, get ready for a typical Greek olive oil tasting. Find out why olive oil is fundamental to any Greek dish. Be sure to leave room for your next stop where you’ll bite into the best souvlaki in town!  We’ve saved the best for last, so get your sweet tooth ready as your host will take you for some delicious ‘Loukoumades’ Greek doughnuts. We’re sure you’ll want to come back for more.  

  

8 Passenger Max

$45 per person

Morning and Afternoon Departure

3 Hours

Dinner in the Sky

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Sample Menu

Welcome Drink

Bruschetta trilogy
Crunchy slices of round bread roll from Thessaloniki (koulouri) with
Tomato from Crete, basil and olive from Kalamata
Fig jam from Euboea, gruyere from Naxos and basil
Fava bean puree from Santorini with caramelized onion

Sautéed Shrimps from the Koilada area with ginger
Served with aromatic fennel puree, marinated zucchini julienne and crunchy anise
 

Traditional Moussaka
Layers of roasted eggplant, zucchini, potato with mince of soya, creamy white sauce of almond milk and mousse of feta cheese

Seasonal Salad
With spinach & rocket leaves, grapes, nectarine, chives, sesame feta cheese bites, served with petimezi sauce
Slow–cooked Beef Tenderloin
Served with carrot puree, basil pesto and sauce of sundried grapes

Chocolate Soufflé
Served with  chocolate truffle shells stuffed with white chocolate cream and dulcede leche 

The meal is accompanied by delicious Greek wines.

We can tailor the menu according to the dietary peculiarities of the customer. We just need  one day early notice.

$145 per person

Contact Dana Apple

805-304-4540