Sappho's Profile on a rock
8 days / 7 nights: Athens (2 nights), plus City Tour - Lesvos (4 nights) - Athens (1 night)
This itinerary is a fantastic experience for all women interested in visiting Sappho's native island, Lesvos, an island full of history and a natural beauty that is absolutely breathtaking! Like its magical Petrified Forest, with 22 million years of history hidden among its tree barks, the charm of Lesvos is impervious to time. Beautiful beaches, excellent food, wild nature, and genuine island hospitality all come together on Sappho's island. In addition, Lesvos boasts two of the finest art museums in Greece! For Art enthusiasts, here's a chance to see the birthplace of Theophilos, the precious “primitive art” painter. Lesvos certainly deserves the title "Island of writers and philosophers." Together with quality time for Athens, inlcuding the City Tour of the most important monuments and sites of central Athens, this will be a week that will never be forgotten!
Athens Acropolis: The Erechtheion Karyatides
| Day 1 Athens City|
Arrival at Athens International Airport. Meet our representative and transfer to your Hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. A good start would be to explore the old quarter of Athens, the Plaka. During the evening hours, sample the vibrant gay and lesbian nightlife of Athens. Overnight Athens.
Athens Acropolis: View at Sunset of the Parthenon
| Day 2 Athens City|
After breakfast, begin your sightseeing tour of Athens, which includes the most important monuments and buildings, plus the magnificent Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum. Overnight Athens.
| Day 3 Athens City, Lesvos (Island), Mytiline City|
After breakfast, meet our representative and transfer to the departure point (airport or port) for your flight/boat trip to Lesvos. Upon arrival, meet our representative and transfer to your Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to acquaint yourself with the area and have your first swim. Overnight Lesvos.
Lesvos Skala Beach
| Days 4 - 5 Skala Eressos|
You'll have two full days at leisure to enjoy one of the most exceptional islands of Greece, the lesbian center of the Aegean. The main village, Eressos, is a bustling place which invites everyone to shop, stroll though its streets, or enjoy a meal in one of the restaurants overlooking the sea. Skala Eressos, with a history of welcoming women travelers, is a magical, mystical place. It will touch you deep inside and will leave you with unforgettable memories and special feelings of being connected to the wonderful world of women. Eressos nature features a huge stone on the seafront with the shape of Sappho’s profile which you can enjoy along with the famous sunset; this is an essential visit no one should miss. Enjoy Eressos and its sandy beach, dazzling shops and its focus on women’s night life. 2 overnights Lesvos.
When the sun rises everything looks different in gorgeous Eressos
| Day 6 Skala Eressos|
On this third day in Skala Eressos, our suggestion for an absolutely relaxing activity is a unique Hydrotherapy treatment with aromatherapy massage, facial aroma, Caracalla color bath and steam bath. The volcanic activity in Lesvos resulted in the formation of several hot springs with therapeutic properties. It is evident that they have been used since ancient times, due to the large number of Hellenistic marbles. One of the discovered inscriptions testifies that here was located the Temple of Artemis of Thermi. At the Hot springs "Therma" at Geras Gulf , the water is recommended for the treatment of the abdominal organs. Overnight Lesvos.
| Day 7 Mytiline City, Athens City|
In the morning, you will be transferred to Mytilini, the capital of Lesvos and one of the most culturally enlightened cities in all of Greece. You'll have half a day to visit some of the museums, monuments, churches and other buildings from various historical periods. Late in the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for your return to Athens. On arrival in Athens, you'll again be transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure to shop, relax, or take in the sights of Monastiraki or Kolonaki Squares. Overnight Athens.
Athens International Airport
| Day 8 Athens City, Athens International Airport|
After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to the airport, in time for your return flight home.
For prices please contact our Agency using our Request Form. All prices will be given in Euros, per person in double occupancy, and will include:
- 3 Nights in Athens at selected hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis
- 4 Nights on Lesvos at selected hotel on Bed and Breakfast basis
- Athens City Tour
- English-Speaking Guide & Air-Conditioned Motor Coaches
- Entrance fees to all places visited on the Tour
- Transfers as per Itinerary
- Ferry, Highspeed or Air Tickets Athens/Lesvos
- Air Tickets Lesvos/Athens
- Hotel taxes and service charges
Supplement for single occupancy: +50%
*All tours are operated by a Tour Organizing Company