ESBT Mama Mia Greek Island Hopping (land based)-May/June 2025

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ESBT: Mama Mia Greek Island Hopping 2025

Honey, honey I am thrilled to share a new Greece itinerary on offer for 2025.

You asked, I’ve listened, and after two years of offering only sailing trips to Greece I’m excited to offer this Mama-Mia inspired land-based Greek island itinerary.

While we will be using ferries to travel between the islands and have a boat trip day on the water, this itinerary is primarily island-based. So, if you are ready to explore Greece with me but prefer to keep your feet (mostly) on solid land, then this trip is for you.

Dates

ESBT Mama Mia Greek Island Hopping is an 8-day, 7-night trip that will take place from May 29th-June 5th, 2025. It’s early enough in the season to skip the heat and crowds of high season while still allowing us to enjoy the warm weather and beaches.

About this Trip

Our Mama Mia adventures will take us across three of the Sporades Islands: Skiathos, Alonissios, and Skopelos aka the Mama Mia Island. Located in the north-east Aegean Sea these islands aren’t as well-known as the ones we always see mentioned on social media. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t just as magical!

For this trip, I am partnering with Greece Less Travelled (GLT) a local, family-run company that promises immersive and off-the-tourist-trail experiences. Our host, a good friend of mine, has been working in the travel industry for many years as a skipper and has helped me put together this fun, Mama-Mia inspired itinerary. 

Together, with a local guide we will be travelling by ferry, public transport, and private transport and staying in 3* and 4* hotels. The theme here is island exploring featuring beaches (hopefully monk seals and dolphins!), wine, good food (including a cooking class), and adventures. We are working with and supporting small, local businesses along the way to best experience this part of Greece like a local. 

Itinerary

Skiathos (Day 1) 

Arrive in Skiathos and settle into our lovely hotel in the heart of the town.

After a welcome briefing, we will do a walking tour to explore Skiathos. Discover the charming town with its traditional white-washed buildings, cobblestone streets, boutique stores and lively waterfront. Enjoy a delicious Greek dinner of traditional delicacies, followed by cocktails. Let’s connect, have fun and explore Skiathos’ famous nightlife.

The next morning, after breakfast we will embark on a ferry to Alonnisos island.

Alonnisos (Days 2-4)

We arrive in Alonnisos, known for its wild beauty, picturesque Chora, and being home to seals and dolphins. After settling in at the hotel, we will visit the marine life protection centre before enjoying a delicious dinner together in Chora.

The next day, after breakfast, we will embark on a full-day excursion to the marine park, including lunch and a champagne toast at sunset. Keep your eye out for seals and dolphins!

On day 4, following breakfast, we will head to the pristine beach of Agios Dimitrios followed by lunch at the famous tavern, “Tassia’s Cooking”. After, we will return to the port “Patitiri” and end the day with drinks & lots of fun.

Skopelos (Days 5-7)

Next island is Skopelos, the island of “Mamma Mia!” Just 30 minutes by ferry, we arrive on the greenest island of the Aegean Sea. We settle into our lovely hotel, relax by the pool, and then the adventure really begins. Take a city tour on foot, followed by a wine

tasting accompanied with local delicacies in a taverna.

Mamma Mia time! After breakfast, we embark on a 6-hour bus excursion, starting with Saint Ioannis, the famous small church from the movie with 106 steps. Next, visit a local family-run oil press, followed by a trip to the famous Kastani beach, a key filming

location. In the afternoon, return to the hotel for relaxation and free time in Chora.

Enjoy a full day at the island’s lush green beaches, with options for water sports, snacks, and drinks. In the afternoon, participate in a cooking class in Chora, and then complete this amazing experience with a farewell party to remember.

Skiathos (Day 8)

After sunrise, we board the ferry to Skiathos, marking the completion of our adventure.

Capture final moments with photos and share warm hugs. Wishing you safe travels ahead!

Costs and Inclusions

The cost for this trip is $3600 CAD.

Rooms are shared (twin beds). You will be paired with a fellow traveller for the duration of the trip. If you would prefer not to share a room, single supplement may be available upon request. Please discuss with Hannah at time of booking.

Cost includes:

  • 7 nights shared accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 additional meals, and one sunset drink
  • All transportation included in itinerary (a mix of ferries, public transit, private transit)
  • Full day boat excursion in Alonnisos sea park (DOLPHINS AND SEALS!)
  • Mediterranean monk seal centre visit
  • Mama Mia tour on Skopelos
  • Secret Skopelos city tour with wine tasting
  • Local cooking class
  • All other points of interest included in our itinerary

Not included

  • Flights and transportation to/from our start and end point
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Tips for our guide (tipping is at your discretion but the suggested rate is 10 euros/person per day)
  • Any meals/activities/transportation not listed as inclusions in the itinerary

A non-refundable deposit of $800 CAD is required at the time of booking to secure your spot. There are 12 spots available on this itinerary.

How to Book

If all of this sounds good to you then I would LOVE to have you join this Mama Mia adventure.

Here’s what I need from you:

An email titled ESBT Greece Island Hopping 2025

-Name as per passport

-Passport issue and expiry date

-Date of Birth

-Nationality

-Best email address to reach you

Send the above information to: hannahlogan21@gmail.com

I will then send you an invoice via PayPal for the deposit which you must send to me within 5 business days of booking on. If I do not receive the deposit in time, you risk losing your spot to someone else on the list. Again, the deposit is non-refundable. (Canadians, if you prefer we can do an e-transfer instead of PayPal). 

Full payment will be due by March 1st, 2025. However, you are welcome to pay off your balance at any time you like before that date as well.

Note we need a minimum of 7 people to run the trip and there is a maximum of 12 spaces. To keep things as fair as possible, spots will be given on a first-come-first serve basis

Terms/Conditions

  • Deposit is needed to confirm your space. Keep in mind the deposit is non-refundable.
  • All group members must have travel insurance to join this trip. Details will be requested at the time of final payment. (I use and trust SafetyWing).
  • Final payment is due 3 months before the departure date (March 1, 2025th). Cancellation between March 1-April 1 are eligible for a 50% refund (minus deposit). After April 1, any cancellations are non-refundable. I highly suggest you get health insurance AND cancellation/interruption insurance to cover all of your bases.
  • Payment transactions are in CAD. You will be asked to send money via PayPal and will be invoiced accordingly. If you are Canadian and would prefer interac e-transfers that can also be arranged.

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