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It's 'ciao' to Italy and 'giassos' to Greece!

Facts you might not know about the Acropolis.

Is Positano the prettiest town on the Amalfi Coast?

Want to sail around the stunning island of Santorini on a private yacht? Spend September in Greece.

Win a Booktopia $50 voucher. (Buy that new Italian cookbook)

As I write this I am sitting in our perfectly placed hotel in Athens, the 5* Electra Palace Hotel in the Plaka, just about to start our Women's Greek Indulgence Tour. I've just flown in from Venice after our wonderful Ciao Bella Women's Tour in Italy.  

Our Ciao Bella trip was amazing with lovely women from all over the world - such fun company and great travelling companions.  We enjoyed delicious authentic food and wine and the highlights of the trip included: special entry to the Vatican, boat trip to Capri, lunching in the ancient Monterinaldi winery villa and a private Grand Canal boat ride in Venice.

Our local guides and drivers are amazing and I'd like to thank each and everyone of them for help in putting this trip together.

I am very excited to be starting our second tour in Greece and the stunning islands of Mykonos, Santorini & Crete.  Can't wait for some sun, sand, sunsets of Santorini, Greek lamb, fascinating ancient history, amazingly brilliant colour, Greek dancing (?) and friendly smiles - Greeks are so hospitable.
The spectacular Acropolis which is visible all over the city of Athens is particularly beautiful at night.

Some interesting facts:
  • The word Acropolis comes from the Greek 'akron' - meaning edge, and 'polis' meaning city.  So 'city on the edge'.
  • Earliest occupation of the Acropolis is from the 4th millennium BC!
  • The buildings on the Acropolis date back around 400 BC, including the Parthenon.
  • The new Acropolis museum is absolutely give them back their 'Elgin Marbles' British Museum! (Actually they aren't marbles at all but a collection of sculptures from the Parthenon and other buildings from the Acropolis.) The new museum is waiting for them!
                           A section of frieze from the 'Elgin Marbles' collection in the British Museum.
Want to see where this frieze originally came from? We have a private tour to the new Acropolis Museum.
Our mixed Greek Indulgence Tour in September has 4 places remaining. 
Check out the itinerary here:

What a way to spend a glorious day sailing on the caldera of Santorini - and the captain cooks lunch!
Greek Indulgence Tour September. Read more....
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Join us in Italy and Greece in August or September.



Ciao Bella Women's Tour to Italy Sept 2014 
More information here....

August 2014 - Rome, Amalfi, Tuscany Tour (Mixed)
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September 2014 - Greek Indulgence Tour (mixed) 
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Click on the photo of gorgeous Santorini to view our video of our Women's Tour to Greece.  Our mixed tour to Greece in September has nearly the identical itinerary.  Join us!
Calling all Ex-Ciao Bellas - You've done Italy, now what about Greece in 2015?  

Join us for this exciting and indulgent tour of Athens and the best Greek Islands - it's a perfect girl's holiday! 

We are running our Women's Greek Indulgence Tour in early June 2015.  Our dates will be on the website soon.  

The first 4 places on the tour will pay this year's price PLUS HAVE A $400 DISCOUNT AND ONLY PAY $400 DEPOSIT!!

Send me an email to register your interest and I will let you know as soon as the dates are released.
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'Like' us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to win a $50 voucher from Booktopia.
Yes, it could be you. Winner announced at the end of June.
Is Exciting Italy calling you?

Join us in Rome, Positano, Tuscany and Venice this year. In August we have our mixed Rome, Amalfi, Tuscany Tour and our Ciao Bella Women's Tour in September.

All with 3 night extension tours to stunning Venice.

Ciao Bella Itinerary here:


Rome, Amalfi and Tuscany Tour (mixed) here:
Is Positano the most stunning place to stay while on the Amalfi Coast?  

Well yes, but that's not the only reason we stay here on our trips to the Amalfi Coast.  

There are so many quaint villages to choose from including Sorrento, Amalfi (town), Praiano, Ravello - the list goes on. Why does Positano top my list? First and foremost - it's beautiful!  Check out the other reasons:
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Join our Ciao Bella Women's Tour to Italy in September.

We still have a few places on our FANTASTIC women's tour to Italy in September. Do you want to visit the Vatican in an early morning entry - before the crowds? Stand in the Sistine Chapel without being elbowed?  Ride to the Isle of Capri on our own private boat? Sit on the beach of Positano eating the freshest fish, straight from the sea?  Stay in the middle of Tuscany in a 400 year old villa?  Tour an ancient winery and then have lunch in the private villa?

Join us in September. Don't you deserve it?

We still have a $250 discount on this trip but if you are a Journeywoman newsletter subscriber the discount is $300!

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Great resource for travelling women.

Further discount for joining with a friend.

Let us know if you would like to share a room.

 Win a Booktopia voucher valued at $50 - imagine how many Italian cookbooks you could buy?  Just 'LIKE' us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (buttons below) and be in the running for this wonderful prize.

We will announce the winner at the end of June. 

PS Just read the 'Midwife of Venice' by Roberta Rich (while I was in Venice!).  Great Read.

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