Tango Holiday in Greece, Sitia in Crete

Tue 22/8-17, Mon 28/8-17
Greece
We invite you to beautiful Sitia in Crete (Greece) for a fantastic holiday full of tango classes, milongas, practicas and special events accompanied with the bright sun, the blue sea, delicious food and the friendly company of the local tangueros/as. We offer 2 special packages that include the hotel room with breakfast and direct access to the sea and shops (guaranteed quality of service due to personal relationship with the owner), the whole week's events and advice on activities/siteseeing around the area and during your free time.

Tango Holidays 2013 (with participants comments)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taMyMkM1flI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h94Z2TmNcEg

Video from the ara :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic_WLuoGxLs

Artists videos:
Alexandra Wood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukhxdb8hqiY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63bFddqXto0


Guillermo Torrens & Maria Maragaki
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z7Dxvgk_W0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ1ehaGwF94


PACKAGES

Notes: 1) on Tuesday (full package) & Friday (3 days package) there is no activity, only traveling and accommodation 2) we can arrange extra days of accommodation before or/and after the tango holiday week

PACKAGE I Tango HOLIDAY FULL WEEK - Tuesday 22 to Monday 28:

Bookings BEFORE 1st of JUNE 2017: £675 per person in single room and £1050 per dancing couple for double/twin room

Bookings AFTER 1st of JUNE 2017: £750 per person in single room and £1160 per dancing couple for double/twin room

*7 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast included (The hotel is in between the town centre and the Blue Flag sea with the sandy beach, 5 minutes walk from both & just opposite the marina with direct view)

*15 hours tuition, Friday is free (early evening classes in room with air-condition @ the Dance School BAILA)

*Daily early afternoon relaxing practicas with the rest of the participants at a space in the hotel (room with air-condition)

*4 evening milongas at different venues with extras included (1st drink, light food), all outdoors. Performances at some of the Milongas. The Milonga on Friday will be at the central square by the marina

*Tango Cafe at the beach. All the tangueros(as) will meet at the beautiful beach of Sitia to listen tango music while enjoying the sea and the sun.

and this year's treat

*One evening meal out tasting the local traditional cuisine!



PACKAGE II 3 DAYS TANGO- Friday 25 until Sunday 27 August:

Bookings BEFORE 1st of JUNE 2017: £325 per person in single room and £550 per dancing couple for double/twin room

Bookings AFTER 1st of JUNE 2017: £360 per person in single room and £605 per dancing couple for double/twin room

*3 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast included (The hotel is in between the town centre and the Blue Flag sea with the sandy beach, 5 minutes walk from both & just opposite the marina with direct view)

*6 hours tuition (early evening classes in room with air-condition @ the Dance School BAILA)

*Daily early afternoon relaxing practicas with the rest of the participants at a space in the hotel (room with air-condition)

*2 evening milongas at different venues with extras included (1st drink, light food), all outdoors. Performance at some of the Milongas. The Milonga on Friday will be at the central square by the marina

*Tango Cafe at the beach. All the tangueros(as) will meet at the beautiful beach of Sitia to listen tango music while enjoying the sea and the sun.

and this year's treat

*One evening meal out tasting the local traditional cuisine!



NOTES for packages I & II:

*The FLIGHTS are NOT included in the package. For information on available direct and other flights departing from different UK cities go to TRAVELLING or alternatively feel free to contact us.

* on Tuesday (full package) & Friday (3 days package) there is no activity, only traveling and accommodation

*Information about the Hotel: Hotel Elysee

* We can arrange extra days of accommodation before or/and after the tango holiday week

* Monday is Bank Holiday in UK

*If you are LOOKING FOR DANCING PARTNER send us an email to tangoholiday@hotmail.com with the following information: Full name / Information about your tango experience / Which package you are interested in / Looking for leader or follower. Alternatively use the following website http://www.tangopartner.com/

*You can also visit our facebook page: facebook.com/GreeceTangoHoliday

*For any inquiries and bookings send us an email to: tangoholiday@hotmail.com or call us on 07896310720 (until 07 August 2017) / +306973567240 (after 09 August 2017).

BOOKINGS ARE CONFIRMED WITH THE RECEIPT OF PAYMENT. DISCOUNTED PRICES APPLY FOR PAYMENTS MADE BEFORE 1ST OF JUNE.



Click here, here, here, here and here to have a flavour by watching our performance at one of the milongas which took place at the central square during our previous Tango Holidays.

Click here and here for watching Alexandra dancing



Photos of classes and milongas venues on facebook, click here

Photos from Sitia, click here, here and here

Also check: Map & info about Sitia, Sitia Tourist Guide (Municipality official site) and Sitia Guide



TRAVELLING:
*Comprehensive information regarding flights to and from Crete: http://www.cretetravel.com/travel_tips/flights-to-and-from-crete

*UK AIRPORTS TO HERAKLION: Cheap charter flights from Newcastle and other UK cities directly to Heraklion, the closest city which accommodates charter flights. Charter flights from UK are mostly on Tuesdays - some UK airports have flights twice or more per week.

Jet2 various days depending on the city you are flying from (East MIdlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle) - good option for those who want to attend just the full week Tango Holiday or the 3 days holidays with extra days to explore Sitia or Heraklion

Thomson on Tuesdays - good option for those who want to attend the 3days Festival and would like to stay in Sitia or Herakion a little longer

Thomas Cook on Tuesdays - good option for those who want to attend just the full week Tango Holiday or the 3 days holidays with extra days to explore Sitia or Heraklion. NOTE: the arrival time to Heraklion is too late to catch the last bus for Sitia so you will need to stay at Heraklion for the first night and travel to Sitia the following morning

Easyjet from London only

Gatwick every day - really flexible option for any combination of Tango Holiday/Festival and sightseeing/non-tango holidays

Luton on Wednesdays - good option for those who want to attend the 3days Festival and would like to stay in Sitia or Herakion a little longer

NOTE: If you are planning to take the bus from Heraklion to Sitia make sure you do not arrive too late because the last bus leaves outside Heraklion airport few minutes before before 19:00. (http://www.sitia.gr/visitor/local-trans/local-trans.html). If you arrive late you have the option of spending the night in a hotel next to Heraklion airport and take the bus to Sitia the following morning www.bookings.com

HERAKLION TO SITIA: it is 3 hours driving and you have the following options

1. Use the public bus - The stop is outside of the airport, there are number of services during the day (every 3 hours) and the coaches are comfortable and with air-conditioning. The fee is around €15 one way and you just buy it in the bus. Last bus to Sitia leaves from the Heraklion airport at 18:50. If you arrive late you have the option of spending the night in a hotel next to Heraklion airport and take the bus to Sitia the following morning www.bookings.com

2. You can hire a car (we can give advice)

3. Depending on the number of people arriving & leaving on the same day we will arrange a van to take you to the hotel and back to the airport (with reasonable fee)

** ALTERNATIVE WAYS to access Sitia are:

Fly to Athens any day of the week and then

1. either get a plane to Sitia with Aegean Airlines and Sky Express. This is a very flexible option due to daily flights to Sitia (some days there are 2 flights). It gives you the possibility of visiting and exploring Athens before or after the Tango Holidays/Festival. NOTE: flights are not every week day but there is a flight eveyr day between the 2 companies, times vary)

2. or get a plane to Heraklion with Aegean Airlines or Sky Express. (There are flights every day with both companies) Then take the bus to Sitia

3. or travel to Heraklion with a Minoan Lines Ferry overnight (or during the day). Then take the bus to Sitia
 
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