A Mother’s Day Celebration – Greece 2020 – Athens|Mykonos|Santorini

May 7 – 16, 2020

Join 2BusyNot2Travel for another awe-inspiring journey to Greece. Our 2018 journey was out of this world amazing with top notch tour guides that enlightened our minds with such mind-blowing historical facts – Did you know that Athens is the oldest European city? Or that Athens has No gardens, No rivers and No lakes? And that they cherish their central park botanical garden that contains 600 different Mediterranean plants? Or that Egyptian history has a connection to Greece – Egyptians fed the Mediterranean with travel and life?

There is so much to learn about our world! Although Greece is full of history, the beauty, the food and the people are by far an amazing treasure!

Parts of Santorini was formed due to a 1956 7 to 8-point earthquake that shook and destroyed the area for 31 hours and killed 9600 people in the first minutes of the earthquake – mostly women and children. To see Santorini today and its beauty you cannot imagine such destruction as the beauty of the island is indescribable – A true MUST SEE!

I truly hope that you will take this opportunity to journey with 2BusyNot2Travel back to the amazing country of Greece for Mother’s Day 2020. I hope that you will grab every mom, auntie, mother-in-law, daughter, sister and friend and join in this opportunity to honor all the mothers in our lives past and present. Let’s raise a glass of vino to the hardest and most rewarding job there is …… Motherhood!

Accommodations:

Electra Hotel – Athens, Greece (or similar)

Stay in the Heart of Athens! Boasting one of the most central locations in Athens, Electra Hotel Athens is next to Syntagma Square. A 5-minute walk through charming Plaka takes you to the Acropolis. The enchanting rooftop bar-restaurant enjoys Parliament, Syntagma Square and Acropolis views. Recently renovated, the classically furnished rooms come with satellite TV, mini-bar and work desk with adjustable lamp. The marble bathroom includes a cosmetic mirror, bathrobes and slippers. Guests can start their day with Greek Breakfast served buffet-style at the rooftop restaurant. During lunch time and dinner, guests are invited to taste creative Mediterranean delicacies and selected wines in an intimate environment. Located on the ground floor with Ermou Street views, the bar-restaurant Terra prepares Greek dishes, snack and drinks. Electra Hotel’s multilingual staff are available 24/7. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The hotel is perfectly located on the pedestrian Ermou Street, Athens’ major shopping street. It is right next to the Greek Parliament and Syntagma Metro Station.

 

 

 

 

Porto Mykonos Hotel – Mykonos City, Greece (or similar)

Situated over the old port of Mykonos and close to Mykonos Town and the traditional windmills, Porto Mykonos features a freshwater pool and a children’s pool. Free public Wi-Fi and a gym with sauna are available. The Porto Mykonos rooms feature Cycladic and modern elements. Each is air conditioned and includes an LCD TV with satellite channels and a CD/DVD player. Several rooms have balconies that offer sea and sunset views. Mediterranean dishes are served at the hotel’s à la carte restaurant with sea-view terrace. The lounge pool bar offers cocktails and light snacks in a relaxing environment. 24-hour room service is provided. Mykonos Town is a 5-minute walk, while the hotel is only 1,000 feet from the nearest beach. The hotel’s front desk will assist guests with island information, maps, transfers and sightseeing tours.

 

 

 

 

Santorini Palace – Fira (Santorini), Greece (or similar)

Santorini Palace is centrally located in Fira, Santorini’s capital, within walking distance from the breathtaking Caldera and restaurants. It features a free-form pool and a fitness center with a hot tub and sauna. All air-conditioned rooms open to a balcony overlooking the well-tended garden or the Aegean Sea. Facilities include a satellite TV and mini-bar. Each private bathroom is fitted with a rainfall shower or a bathtub and hairdryer. Guests at Santorini Palace can start their day with a buffet breakfast. The restaurant serves international dishes during dinner times. Refreshing drinks and light meals are prepared at the snack bar by the pool. The 24-hour front desk can arrange car rental to explore the island. Santorini Palace is 4.3 mi from Santorini International Airport and 7.5 mi from Athinios Port.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sofitel Athens Airport – Athens, Greece (or similar)

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Sofitel Athens Airport. The 5-star Sofitel Athens is conveniently located 150 feet from Athens International Airport. It offers 2 restaurants, a spa and an indoor heated pool with views over the airport. Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout. Each of the modern rooms is soundproofed and appointed with comfortable beds. Units are air-conditioned and have satellite TVs and work desks. Marble bathrooms feature luxury toiletries. Athens Sofitel’s 2 restaurants serve delicious Greek and global cuisine. Artemis Bar features a pergola, while Karavi Bar and Restaurant on the 9th floor offers panoramic views of the airport. Wellness options include a sauna, massage and facial treatments. A hair salon is also available. Sofitel Athens Airport is just 17.4 miles from Athens city center and has excellent public transport links.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Travel Package Includes

  • 8 nights’ First-Class Hotel accommodation based on twin share.
  • Meals: Breakfast: 8 (B- Breakfast) as per itinerary. Note: Excludes beverages with dinner unless otherwise listed.
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Athens Sightseeing: Visit Syntagma Square, the Academy, the University, the National Library, Iliou Melathron, the former home of the celebrated archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann and one of the most beautiful buildings in Athens, the Presidential Palace, the Panathenaic stadium – all made by white marble, and the Greek House of Parliament, a neoclassical structure overlooking the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where the traditional Changing of the Guard takes place and the awesome Parthenon
  • Mykonos Excursion to Delos one of the most important archaeological sites in the eastern Mediterranean
  • An unforgettable full day sightseeing tour by bus in Santorini
  • All transfers and transportation are by private, air-conditioned mini-coach with professional driver.
  • Arrival Meet & Greet guide assistance.
  • High-speed ferry Piraeus to Mykonos / High-speed ferry Mykonos to Santorini / High-speed ferry Santorini to Piraeus
  • VAT for hotel accommodations and local tax on sightseeing tours
  • Attendee Swag Bag
  • Onsite 2BusyNot2Travel Travel Consultant (with 8 or more travelers)

Travel Package Does Not Include

  • International flight to destination (Individual arrangements available)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional Tours
  • Tourist Accommodation Tax (Eur 4.00 per room, per day – payable in cash at each hotel)
  • Hotel and Airport Portage
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2 pm and check out 12 noon)
  • Phone Calls
  • Items of a personal nature

Travel Itinerary

*This journey may require a significant amount of walking. Please consider that physical health and endurance should be considered

  • Day 0 Thu May 07 – Depart USA

 

  • Day 1 Fri May 08 – Arrive Athens

Welcome to Athens! After clearing arrival formalities, you will be met by our English-speaking representative and transferred to the hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure

Accommodation: Electra Hotel – standard room

  • Day 2 Sat May 09 – Athens (B) Breakfast at the hotel.

Athens Sightseeing

After a leisurely breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel and depart on a tour to the modern city of Athens. Visit Syntagma Square, the Academy, the University, the National Library, Iliou Melathron, the former home of the celebrated archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann and one of the most beautiful buildings in Athens, the Presidential Palace, the Panathenaic stadium – all made by white marble, and the Greek House of Parliament, a neoclassical structure overlooking the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where the traditional Changing of the Guard takes place. You will also visit the awesome Parthenon, by far the best known and most awe – inspiring of the structures on the Acropolis. This massive Doric temple was dedicated to Athena, the divine patroness of Athens. In contrast, conclude your tour with a visit to the New Acropolis Museum, a marvel of architecture with a full exhibition of the glory of Ancient Athens. You will return to the hotel in the early afternoon. The balance of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation: Electra Hotel – standard room

  • Day 3 Sun May 10 – Athens to Mykonos (B) Breakfast at the hotel

You will be transferred to Piraeus Port for your embarkation aboard the fast boat (hydrofoil) to Mykonos Island. Mykonos is world-famous, and it is no coincidence that this, the most cosmopolitan of all Greek islands, attracts so many visitors from all over the globe, including large numbers of artists and intellectuals. Here, the steep mountains to be encountered in most of the Cyclades give way to low, rocky hills that combine with superb beaches to make up the landscape of the island. On Mykonos there is something for everyone: location that is easily accessible by public transportation or “far from the madding crowd” family style beaches or those frequented mainly by wind-surfers, plus one may enjoy a great variety of water-sports and numerous beach bars and restaurants. Mykonos, the most visited of the Greek islands, has a night life unlike any other! Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. After checking in and settling into the room, you will have the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Porto Mykonos – standard room

  • Day 4 Mon May 11 – Mykonos Island (B) Breakfast at the hotel

Excursion to Delos

After getting picked up at your hotel in the morning, head with your guide to the port to sail to the island of Delos to visit one of the most important archeological sites in the eastern Mediterranean.  Once on the island, stroll through the entire ancient city with its market places, public squares, the Temple of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city, and the amphitheater. Walk down the celebrated Lion Street, visit the museum of Delos and admire the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Sculptures, a collection of vessels from all the periods, as well as small items used in the everyday life of the inhabitants. Before you board the small ferry to return back to Mykonos, take a break and enjoy a refreshment at the cafe next to the museum. On return to the port of Mykonos, you will be transferred back to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.  (Duration: 4 hours)

Accommodation: Porto Mykonos – standard room

  • Day 5 Tue May 12 – Mykonos to Santorini (B)

After breakfast you will be picked up and transferred from Mykonos Port to board the fast boat (hydrofoil) and to Santorini Island. On arrival, you will be transferred to pier to your hotel. After checking in and settling into the room, you will have the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Santorini Palace – standard room

  • Day 6 Wed May 13 – Santorini (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.  Meet your guide at the hotel and explore Santorini on a full day sightseeing tour by bus. Learn about the island’s history and visit traditional villages. Stop at volcanic beaches and experience an Oia sunset. Duration: approx. 10 hours.

Accommodation: Santorini Palace – standard room

  • Day 7 Thu May 14 – Santorini (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy full free day for independent activities on the lovely island of Santorini. Walk down to the beautiful shops and enjoy a day of shopping and beautiful sites!

Accommodation: Santorini Palace – standard room

  • Day 9 – Fri May 15 – Santorini to Athens (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the port to join the fast boat (hydrofoil) back to Piraeus. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Sofitel Athens Airport hotel. (The Sofitel Athens is conveniently located 150 feet from Athens International Airport.) The balance of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation: Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel – 5-star hotel

  • Day 10 – Sat May 16 – Depart Athens / Return USA (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You will make your own way to the airport to join your homebound flight (flight not included).  The hotel is situated just a few steps from the main airport terminal.

Travel Package Pricing

All prices quoted are per person:

  • Single Room $ 4397*
  • Double Room $3420*

*Total package cost is subject to change until initial deposit is made. Single and Triple room options are limited if available at all.

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Travel Package Need to Know

  • Travel protection is highly recommended. Missing a vacation is bad enough. Losing the money, you paid for your vacation is even worse. Cost varies based on time of purchase and date of birth.
  • Total package cost is subject to change until initial deposit is made and flight price is subject to change until purchased. Accommodations and flight costs are obtained at different times based on client payment frequency and amounts.
  • All rooms will come with two beds or 1 king unless otherwise requested or specified.
  • Note that in Greece meals together come on one check and it is not a customary practice to split checks.
  • This journey may require a significant amount of walking. Please consider that physical health and endurance should be considered.
  • A valid passport is required for this event. Please ensure that your passport is valid for more than six months after travel.

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  • All of your payments to 2BusyNot2Travel and partners are non-refundable and non-transferrable and in exception, a cancellation fee will be charged at 15% of total trip cost.
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  • Monthly payments are required to keep your reservations current.
  • You must ensure your roommate, if applicable, is also making timely monthly payments.
  • Name changes are allowed and will require a fee.
  • Late monthly payments will incur a 5% of balance late fee every 5 days late.
  • Late payments not received within 30 days of due date will cancel the trip reservation and forfeit all prior payment amounts.
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  • Reinstated bookings after cancellations are $100 fee if accepted by vendor.

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