2018 - Greek Island Dreaming - 25 Days Departing 4th May - Open for bookings!

Date: 
Friday, 4 May 2018 to Monday, 28 May 2018

SantoriniJoin your Girls On Tour escort Lea for an amazing journey taking in the islands of Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Heraklion (Crete), Kos and everyone’s favourite, Santorini as well as exploring the capital of Athens.

Day 1: Friday 4 May 2018 - Depart Australia for Greece flying with Emirates via Dubai.

Day 2: Sat 5 May - ATHENS  (3 nights)
Met at airport by local English speaking assistant and transfer to hotel.  Balance of day free to rest or explore this ancient city. 

Day 3: Sun 6 May - ATHENS
Full day city tour including Parthenon and Acropolis.  Admire the Panathenaic Stadium, Constitution Square, Parliament House, Memorial to the Unknown Soldier and the National Library.  Pass by the Presidential Palace, Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zues before exploring the Acropolis and Parthenon. (B)

Day 4: Mon 7 May - ATHENS
Today is yours to explore the ancient capital of Athens and the old town, Plaka on your own.  (B)

Day 5: Tue 8 May - ATHENS - PAROS (2 nights)
Morning transfer to the port for fast ferry to Paros.  On arrival we transfer to the hotel and have the remainder of the day at leisure until dinner.  (B, D)

Day 6: Wed 9 May - PAROS
A walking tour of the old town towards the Venetian Castle today.  Walk to the Panagia Ekatontaplyiani (The Church of 100 Doors).  (B)

Day 7: Thu 10 May - PAROS TO NAXOS (2 nights)
Morning transfer to port for fast ferry from Paros to Naxos.  Transfer to hotel with remainder of day to relax and explore.  (B)

Day 8: Fri 11 May - NAXOS
Our sightseeing tour today takes us to the northern village of Apollonas and the Temple of Demeter at Sagri Village.  We will also visit the Apollo Kouros statue also known as the Colossus of Dionysus which is over 10metres tall.  (B)

Day 9: Sat 12 May - NAXOS - MYKONOS (2 nights)
Morning transfer to the port for fast ferry to Mykonos.  The balance of the day is yours to relax or explore and in the evening we will meet for our included dinner.  (B,D)

Day 10: Sun 13 May - MYKONOS
City and island tour today.  Discover the highlights of Mykonos on a city walk to sites such as Little Venice, the Iconic Windmill area, Paraportiani church and the harbour front.  Travel to view the glorious bays and beaches and visit the traditional village of Ano Mera with its 16th century monastery.  (B)

Day 11: Mon 14 May - MYKONOS - SANTORINI (4 nights)
Morning transfer to port for fast ferry from Mykonos to Santorini.  This afternoon we enjoy a boat cruise on the Aegean aboard a catamaran.  We will enjoy a BBQ meal with drinks on board and snorkelling equipment will be available before experiencing the magnificent sunset from the sea.  (B,D)

Day 12: Tue 15 May - SANTORIINI
Full day sightseeing including a visit to the Akrotiri Archaeological site and the most significant places on Santorini.  At Perivolos Beach enjoy free time for lunch or a swim.  Some wine tasting along the way before finish at Oia village to enjoy the famous sunset.  (B)

Day 13: Wed 16 May - SANTORINI
Today a cooking class and wine tasting.  Experience the many flavours of Santorini with this food and wine tour and learn about Santorini’s viticulture.  (B,D)

Day 14: Thu 17 May - SANTORINI
Today is your free day to relax and enjoy Santorini doing as little or as much as you like.  (B)

Day 15: Fri 18 May - SANTORINI - HERAKLION (4 nights)
Morning transfer to the port for a fast ferry from Santorini to Heraklion.  The rest of the day is yours to relax or explore.  (B)

Day 16: Sat 19 May – HERAKLION
Full day tour of Heraklion.   Explore the most famous archaeological site in Crete, the Palace of Knossos, birthplace of the mythical Minatour and home to the Minoans, one of the earliest European civilisations.  (B)

Day 17: Sun 20 May - HERAKLION
Full day tour of “The Garden of Crete”.  Discover the heartland of Crete, its people, craftsman and traditional ways of life.  Stop at the charming village of Archanes, famous for its wine and Minoan archaeology.  Time for wine tasting and traditional lunch with Raki before watching a master potter with a chance to try the art yourself.  (B)

Day 18: Mon 21 May - HERAKLION
Today is a day of leisure or exploration, the choice is yours.  (B)

Day 19: Tue 22 May - HERAKLION - RHODES (3 nights)
A morning transfer this morning to the airport for our flight to Rhodes.  On arrival we transfer to our hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.  (B,D)

Day 20: Wed 23 May - RHODES
Full day touring today of the Old Town including the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, a medieval castle dating back to the 7th century.  (B)

Day 21: Thu 24 May - KOS EXCURSION
Full day return trip to the island of Kos today by ferry.  A visit to the Archaeological site of Asklelpion, the Ancient Agora (marketplace), Ancient Odeon, Greek & Roman Baths, Temple of Dionyssos, Casa Romana and the Roman Castle of the Knights along with the birthplace of Hippocrates.  (B) 

Day 22: Fri 25 May - RHODES - ATHENS (1 night)
Morning transfer to the airport for our flight to Athens.  The remainder of the day is free before our farewell dinner tonight at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 23: Sat 26 May - ATHENS DEPARTURE
Today we transfer to the airport for our flight departing for Australia at 1805hrs.  (B)

Day 24: Sun 27 May - IN FLIGHT

Day 25: Mon 28 May - Arrival into Australia, all cities.

INCLUSIONS
• International economy flights from Australia with Emirates
• Flights and ferries within Greece
• Full time tour escort and professional English speaking guides throughout
• 4 star accommodation
• All breakfasts, 6 dinners including cooking class and wine tasting in Santorini
• All touring and transfers as shown
• All entries as shown

EXCLUSIONS
• Tips & gratuities
• Other meals not on itinerary
• Porterage at hotels
• Travel insurance and personal costs

DEPOSIT / PAYMENT
A deposit of $1,500 is required along with a completed and signed booking form to secure your place.  Please read the terms and conditions before completing and paying your deposit.

Final payment due on or before 27th January, 2018.

NOTE: It may be possible to upgrade your flights from economy to business class or premium economy at your own cost subject to availability.  If you would like to request a quote to upgrade please contact Judy on the email address shown below. 

Please note that this tour involves quite a lot of walking and a reasonable level of fitness is required.  Walking tours of up to 2-3 hours are included on several days.

Your Girls On Tour escort for this tour is Lea Schloss.

Contact Judy on 0409 057 417 or info@girlsontour.com.au for bookings or more details.
Website: www.girlsontour.com.au

Cost - $10,797* twin share ex Brisbane plus approx. airline taxes $200 (taxes subject to change until ticketing).  Other capital city departures available on request and subject to availability.
Single supplement $2,485
* based on minimum group of 10 and subject to major currency fluctuations.