Greece 2019 - Season is Open

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Greece 2019 - Season is Open. Always dreamed of postcard-perfect views, historic towns and windmills on mountainsides? We have opened our Greece 2019 books for such an unforgettable holiday. Paros, Mykonos and Santorini are the irresistible islands for anyone wanting some fun and sun. Not to mention the lazy lunches and exciting nightlife.  Why wait when you can start your dream holiday to Greece

At a glance

Athens  2 Nights at the Pan Hotel 
Paros 2 Nights at the Contaratos Beach Hotel
Mykonos 2 Nights at the Charissi Hotel
Santorini 2 Nights at the Melina Hotel 
Accommodation  Standard double room 
Meals Breakfast daily 
Other Speed Ferries between the Islands
  All transfers

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Highlights

Athens: Visit the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora and the Syntagma Square
Paros: Enjoy the nightlife in Naoussa and visit the white village of Lefkes
Mykonos: Tour the ancient town of Delos, Delight in a traditional Greek meal; cycle around the island 
Santorini: Watch the sunset in Ola, eat fried feta and honey< 

Country information

Best time to go
Vacation season opens early spring  - April and runs through to Mid-October. Some say the best months to travel are between mid-April to mid-June. You will enjoy peace and quiet as the tourist crowds have not arrived as yet (JUL-AUG). Just watch out for the Easter Weekend, as this is the most important religious weekend on the Greek Calendar.
 

Food & drink
Basic ingredients for a meal are bread – grains – potatoes – rice and of course olive oil. Eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach, lentils also form part of the staple diet. Greeks don’t eat to live but rather live to eat.  

Culture and Language
Traditions are still strong in Greece and are to be respected, especially in rural areas. Smoking is prohibited on public. Since ancient times, Greeks have been known for their hospitality and laid-back mannerism. However, family values always come first. Greek is the official language but note that  half of Greece’s population understands English

Getting around
The most traditional way of travel to/from the Islands is by ferry. It is such an enjoyable experience and not to be missed. When traveling by car, always remember that lanes maybe narrow and may have hairpin bends. On most islands, one can rent a motorbike and are the best way to explore off beat places. Always wear a helmet. {Present tour drivers’ license at the Rental station and make sure you have Travel Insurance)

Tipping
Included in your restaurant bill, ranging between 10 & 12%. Check the bill first before adding some extra. Housecleaning, bell boys and concierge would appreciate a tip if their service has been up to standards

Favorite Dishes
It is a tradition to eat in Greece. Look out for a Taverna if you want to have a  traditional meal. The servings are generous, and you will enjoy the traditional settings. Meals are simple and are prepared with seasonal produce, olive oil and grills

Traditional dishes and drinks
Dolmades: stuffed vine leaves
Gigantes: Butter beans baked in tomato sauce with a healthy Olive oil helping
Souvlaki: Spit-roasted meat, can be beef, pork or chicken
Stifado: Beed stew with onions, cinnamon and cloves)
Krasi: Red or white wine
Greek coffee: served thick and strong


Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Athens

  • Arrive at Athens Airport.
  • Meet and transfer to your hotel 
Day 2

Athens (B)

  • Day free to explore the city
Day 3

Athens - Paros (B)

  • Check out of your hotel and transfer to Athens Harbour
  • Speed Ferry to Paros
  • You are met on arrival for transfer to your Paros Hotel 

Inclusions

  • Return Airfares from Johannesburg with Emirates Airlines (Specific and Limited seats)
  • Aegean Air flight between Santorini and Athens
  • Meals as mentioned
  • All relevant transfers
  • Speed Ferries between Islands
  • Departure and Fuel taxes (Subject to change)

Exclusions

  • Increases in Airfares and departure taxes
  • Visa fee for Greece
  • Tips
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance 


 

Validity

  • Rates valid for travel between 01 and 31 May 2019
  • Seasonal weekend and event supplements may be applicable

    Contact us for any other date of travel required