ATHENS & SANTORINI

March 8 - 15, 2022

Marvelous monuments, breathtaking views and, yes, flying dresses, Greece has it all! Its vibrant nightlife is as unexpected as its black sand beaches. Explore the old and discover the new. Greece is the place to be. You ready?

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ATHENS

It is well-known from mythology that Athens was named after the Goddess of Wisdom, Athena, following a battle with the God of the Sea, Poseidon.

 

The first King of Greece, Kexropas, who was half man and half snake, had to decide who would serve as the protector of the city. It was agreed that the two Gods, Poseidon and Athena, would each provide Kexropa with a present. The one with the best present would become the protector of the city.

 

Athena and Poseidon made their appearance before Kexropas. Poseidon started first by hitting his trident on the ground and immediately a rivulet appeared with crystal clear water.

Athena then hit her spear on the ground and a small olive tree appeared. Kexropas was impressed by Athena’s present and appointed her to become the protector of the city.

So …this is how Athens got its name.

SANTORINI

​The island of Santorini is a perfect crescent shape and is the result of a cataclysmic volcano which occurred over 3,600 years ago.

 

Before the eruption, Santorini was a much bigger circular volcanic island. The massive eruption literally blew out the middle of the island.

 

The rush of water to fill the void caused a huge tsunami throughout the region that went as far as Crete.

 

The volcano, which is still active, erupted again in 197 BC and again in 1707 AD and created two more islands which may be seen from the Caldera (a large depression formed when a volcano erupts)

 

Some say Santorini was the original home of the lost city of Atlantis, which long ago disappeared into the ocean's depths.

Whether or not Santorini was once part of Atlantis, it is a magical place worthy of the myths conjured up about its past.

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ITINERARY

TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022

Our Delta Airlines flight departs JFK at 5:10 PM for our amazing adventure in Greece!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2022

We touch down in Greece at 10:00 AM. Our transfer will pick us up from the airport and whisk us away to the Melia Athens Hotel in the city center.

Afternoon at your leisure.

EVENING - Get acquainted with your new friends at the GoGIRLS! Welcome Dinner (Included)

OPTIONAL NIGHT ACTIVITY: Tour Athens at Night by Electric Bike (Not included)

See Athens’ ancient sights after the sun has gone down on this 2.5-hour electric bike tour. Hop aboard your easy-to-ride bike and zip around the city center. Cruise through atmospheric Plaka, or Athens Old Town, and see the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Acropolis of Athens and other historical landmarks illuminated against the night sky.

(Rate: TBD)

Meals - Breakfast | Dinner

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2022

Breakfast at your leisure at the hotel's Vivendo restaurant.

Athens Private Sightseeing Tour (Included)

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Athens on this private 8-hour sightseeing tour.

 

As we travel through history, our driver will take us to some of the most remarkable monuments of western civilization. First, visit the legendary Acropolis. Built in the 5th century BC, after the victorious war against the Persians, the site is crowned by the iconic Parthenon. Explore the  Acropolis Museum. See the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch and the Panathenaic Stadium, constructed for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and much more. (Lunch not included)

Evening at your leisure.

Meals - Breakfast

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022

Breakfast at your leisure at the hotel's Vivendo restaurant.

Morning and afternoon at your leisure.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Greek Dinner and Dancing (Not Included)

Opa! Join us for an unforgettable evening full of Greek music, dancing, and fun! Get the chance to learn how to move to the rhythm of Greek folk and wedding dancing and celebrate life the way Greeks do ...by eating, drinking, laughing and dancing the evening away!

(Rate: TBD)

Meals - Breakfast

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2022

Breakfast at your leisure at the hotel's Vivendo restaurant.

Okay ...here we go! After checking out from the Melia Athens, our driver will pick us up and take us to the airport to catch our flight to Santorini.

Upon arrival in Santorini, our driver whisks us away to the beautiful Rocabella Santorini Resort and Spa.

Afternoon and evening at your leisure.

Meals - Breakfast

SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2022

Breakfast at your leisure at the hotel's Axinos restaurant.

Best of Santorini Private Half Day Tour (Included)

The first stop on our private tour is to take in views of the Santorini Caldera. We continue through scenic countryside to the village of Oia, the most photographed location in Santorini. You’ll also visit the village of Imerovigli which is situated on a higher cliff with an incredible view.

 

Make a short stop in Firostefani to see the famous Blue Dome Church, the subject of so many Santorini postcards. Continue to the peak of Prophet Ilias, the island’s highest mountain, standing 2,000 feet above sea level.

 

Next on the itinerary is a visit to the village of Megalochori or Pyrgos. Take a guided walk along narrow paths, so you can see how the locals live. You can then take an optional stop at Akrotiri Archaeological Site if you want to explore the excavations: the site of a prehistoric Bronze Age city that was frozen in time by ash from the Minoan volcanic eruption.

 

Take time to admire the Red and Black beaches. Enjoy an optional winery visit to Estate Argyros or Venetsanos Winery where you can taste local wine and enjoy caldera with a view from the top of the winery. (Lunch and beverages not included)

Evening:

OPTIONAL: Sunset Dinner Cruise (Not Included)

Watch the sun sink into the Aegean Sea on a 5-hour sailing cruise from Vlychada Marina to the Santorini caldera. Marvel at the coastal landscape and the legendary Santorini sunset as you enjoy a full meal of Greek food and unlimited drinks.

(Rate: TDB)
 

Meals - Breakfast

MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2022

Breakfast at your leisure at the hotel's Axinos restaurant.

Morning and afternoon at your leisure.

EVENING - The ALL WHITE FAREWELL AFFAIR! Dress to impress ...you'll never know where our final evening in Greece will take you!

Meals - Breakfast

TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2022

After checking out of our hotel and grabbing our To Go Breakfast, we will be transferred to the Santorini airport for our flight to Athens. From the Athens airport, we will catch out flight home. We will arrive back into the good ol' USA at 4:00 PM. Welcome home!

Meals - Breakfast

Itinerary is subject to change.

​​For entry into Greece, your passport must have

 

at least six months of remaining validity.

This is an escorted group trip. Ladies only, please. Adults 18 and over accepted. We reserve the right to refuse any reservation. Decisions are final.

​The average weather temperature in Greece in March is in the 60's.

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*Rates and availability are subject to change prior to the deposit being processed.Nonstop flights are based on availability.

Terms and Conditions

​COVID-19...

Prior to confirming reservation, all travelers must sign a COVID-19 waiver. You may preview the waiver here. The waiver will be sent to you via email upon receipt of your Reservation Request.

​​COVID-19 regulations to travel to Greece go here.

 

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Entering the United States

 

All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.

More Info...

Please note: Regulations surrounding COVID-19 are subject to change.

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Cancel Fees

If cancelled before 6/27/21 your fee will be $600.00

If cancelled between 6/27/21 and 10/20/21 your fee would be $1,000.00

If cancelled between 10/21/21 and 12/19/21 your fee would be $2,270.00

If cancelled after 12/20/21 all monies paid are non-refundable.

Cancellations must be received in writing to travel@ebonyvacations.com .

Additional terms and fees apply to domestic air, extra services, tours, and partial room cancellations.

In the event the trip must be cancelled by Ebony Vacations | GoGIRLS! because of border closings or flights cancelled due to Covid-19 a full refund will be provided. If the trip is cancelled by the guest/client, normal cancellation policies apply.

Ebony Vacations | GoGIRLS! Black Travel Club is not responsible for errors or omissions. 

Ebony Vacations | GoGIRLS! Black Travel Club enters into contracts with hotels and air, land, or water transportation companies, but all such entities are owned and operated by independent contractors.

Ebony Vacations is not responsible for any negligent or willful act, omission, or failure to act on the part of any such entity or its employees, or of any other third party beyond its direct control.

**Itinerary is subject to change.

ATHENS - SANTORINI VACATION PACKAGE INCLUDES*:​​

~Round Trip Nonstop Flights: JFK to Athens

~Round Trip Nonstop Flights: Athens to Santorini

~Transfers from/to Athens and Santorini airports

~GoGIRLS! Welcome Dinner

~3 nights at Melia Athens - Supreme Room

~3 nights at Rocabella Santorini Resort and Spa

~Athens Sightseeing Tour

~Santorini Sightseeing Tour

~​White Night Affair

~6 Breakfasts

~1 Dinner

~GoGIRLS! T-shirt

~Dedicated Escort / Group Manager

$100 OFF for GoGIRLS! VIP MEMBERS until May 8, 2021!

(Must have completed travel on at least two GoGIRLS! group trips.)

Delta Vacations credits/vouchers may be used for this trip.

Deposit $300 per person, (Nonrefundable. Nontransferable)

 

Balance due January 20, 2022.

VACATION PACKAGE OPTIONS:

 

Hotel: ROCABELLA SANTORINI RESORT AND SPA

 

Rocabella Santorini was born out of Santorini’s whitest whites and bluest blues, a peaceful retreat for travelers who seek a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 

Literally meaning ‘beautiful rock’, the resort is located in the picturesque village of Imerovigli, a slice of heaven where you can enjoy the best sizzling sunset story of your life.

 

The privileged location of the hotel, just far enough away from the bustle of the city, yet strategically positioned within easy reach of the capital, Fira and the dreamlike village of Oia, makes it ideal for every type of traveler.

​​Rocabella Santorini Resort and Spa

rocabella premium deluxe room w outdoor

$2198* per person / Double occupancy

$2567* per person / Single occupancy

Package with

Deluxe Room w/ Outdoor Mini Plunge Pool - Resort View

Room with one double bed or two twin beds.

Balcony or veranda faces the resort.

ABOUT US

$1998* per person / Double occupancy

$2416* per person / Single occupancy

Package with

Deluxe Room - Resort View

Room with one double queen size bed or two twin beds.

Balcony or veranda faces the resort.

$1898* per person / Double occupancy

$2347* per person / Single occupancy

*Rates and availability are subject to change prior to the deposit being processed. Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.

Package rate does not include the $4.00 per night government tax which is paid directly to the hotel.

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Package with

Premium Room w/ Outdoor Mini Plunge Pool - Caldera View

Spacious room with one double queen sized bed or two twin beds.

Balcony or veranda faces the caldera/sea.