Win a locally-made trip to Greece for two!

August 2019 Prize Draw

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Mount Lycabettus, AthensThis prize draw is now closed.

This month our partner, Evaneos, is offering a super trip, visiting Athens and two of the Cyclades islands, Paros and Naxos, with flights included. For two people, this tour will last a week and be created by Albert, Evaneos’ hand-picked local expert in Greece, ensuring the prize winner and their companion get real insights into the area.

Boasting UNESCO-listed historical sites, whitewashed houses, world-renowned gastronomy, and exquisite beaches, Greece is a favourite destination for all travellers looking for culture, adventure, and relaxation.

The Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion, Acropolis, AthensAthens: The cradle of Western civilization

After landing in Athens, depending on your arrival time, you can begin to discover the highlights of some of Greece’s most magnificent ruins with your local guide, and witness the heritage that still courses through its streets. Learn about the fascinating history of the ‘Acropolis’ and ‘Pantheon’, and indulge in some shopping at the Monastiraki market while you sip on some tsipouro (pomace brandy or marc).

Paros: Island paradise in Paros

Naoussa, Paros

A short ferry ride from Athens will take you to the island of Paros, where you’ll have the chance to put your feet up at any one of these beautiful spots: Golden Beach, Kolymbithres or Santa Maria. After re-energising yourself, discover the charming traditional villages of Parka, Lefkes, and Naoussa with your guide, and ditch the afternoon crowds by taking a boat to the small island of Antiparos for a fix of crystal-clear water and Cycladic architecture.

Naxos: An underrated treasure

Apollo Temple, NaxosThe last stop of your trip before returning to Athens is the island of Naxos, one of Greece’s most wonderful hidden gems. This region offers sites and activities for everyone: food enthusiasts can indulge in some Mediterranean cuisine at Chora, the capital of Naxos, while explorers can go on an excursion to the traditional villages of Apiranthos and Halki with a local guide to gain an insight into Greek traditions. As for our adventure enthusiasts, Naxos has plenty of hiking trails to explore, as well as the opportunity to kitesurf in Mikri Vigla.

Locally-made trips

Evaneos is an award-winning platform that allows travellers to create tailor-made tours with hand-picked local travel agents based around the world. Through this direct-to-local approach, travellers are given access to unparalleled local expertise, middleman-free prices, and 24:7 on-the-ground assistance throughout each trip. All of the local agents Evaneos works with are English-speaking professionals who specialise in creating customised trips, and who are passionate about helping travellers discover the amazing destinations in which they live.

Validity: The prize trip (including flights) will be valid a year from the date of winner chosen, subject to availability.

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This prize draw closes on 31 August 2019 and the winner will be notified in early September.


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  • joy_13
    4 months ago
    What an amazing prize. A guided tour would be so good
  • stuart1973
    4 months ago
    wow this prize sounds amazing , i love Greece but have only visited the party islands when i was younger on lads holidays , now im older i would love to visit again but get see unesco sites and get to travel around , you cant beat visiting historical sites
  • Hudz2012
    4 months ago
    The idea of a customised holiday by local experts is brilliant ! Would love to visit these place and learn about the history and mystery behind them.
  • ChrisBFC56
    4 months ago
    Wow, lovely holiday, ticks all the boxes for me. Happy memories from 15 years ago of Paros, Naoussa, Anti-Paros; then something new in Athens and Naxos. Good luck to whoever wins this prize, you’ll have a brilliant time.
  • Nanarossi
    4 months ago
    What a wonderful prize. I would love this.
  • JohnBarnes
    4 months ago
    Even though we have just enjoyed a fabulous trio to Sicily and gave France lined up for September this trip sounds fantastic.
  • CandyV
    4 months ago
    This sounds wonderful. I always enjoy the culture and the people wherever I go. I would be able to see Greece at it's best and celebrate my 60th birthday at the same time. xxx
  • SilverTravelUser_3136
    4 months ago
    What a lovely prize. Would love it.
  • SKYmike
    4 months ago
    You want me to take a rest in Greece? Just pick my entry and let me do the rest.
  • Stmiddy
    4 months ago
    To win a trip to Greece would be a dream come true, thank you for the chance.
  • Big-Jim
    4 months ago
    I would love to win this and convince my wife that there is more to Greece than Paxos !
  • Rockfan747
    4 months ago
    Looks like a cracking prize - my wife very interested as she took a trip to Paros in the eighties and she was one of two tourists visiting the island and the other one was her travelling companion!
  • CarolRoberts
    4 months ago
    The Athens/Paros/Naxos trip sounds so amazing! I’ve been hoping to go to Athens for a while and whilst I’ve visited a few islands I haven’t been to these two. I would be so excited to win this trip! Fingers crossed!
  • bevCousins
    4 months ago
    “Give me a romance book to read, Quality wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played in the background".... The perfect summer evenings in Greece..
    Never been before, but the photos on your fb page looks like a different world.... It's Paradise..x
  • suzybean
    4 months ago
    Greece is such a lovely place, the sights are amazing as are the people and the food. We always go in early May and have great weather. This prize would be amazing!
  • smhumm
    4 months ago
  • VMSpats
    4 months ago
    Would love to win of course, but also really enjoy reading about others experiences and fun times...
  • Shelwin
    4 months ago
    What a fantastic prize
  • Ruby_4
    4 months ago
    What a lovely holiday.
  • Greebbottle
    4 months ago
    Went to Paris nearly 40 years ago, would love the chance to return. Wonder if they still have a pelican at the harbour.
  • Eeyorebev
    4 months ago
    This trip sounds fabulous -history, beautiful scenery, fabulous food - all put together by a local expert, and of course a chance to pretend I’m Meryl Streep staring in Mamma Mia. Ps. Any chance of you arranging for Pierce Brosnan to be there?
  • MollyR_2
    4 months ago
    I've always wanted to visit Greece!
  • GypsyWanderer
    4 months ago
    Many many years ago, well I am a Silver Traveller, three friends and I went on a tailor made trip to Jordan. I did all the research, talked to the travel company involved for their advise and between us the trip was planned. In all, with our personal guide for the days, a limo and good to fabulous hotels, the cost worked out cheaper than most of the group tours. We were able to change plans and our guide took us to little known places not on our schedule. He also managed to get us upgraded in on hotel so that we ended up in the presidential suite. so yes, I love tailor made trips.
    I have sailed round the Peloponnese, through the Corinth Canel and into the Ionian Sea. I have visited Helkidiki but have never been to Athens or that region. This would be such an amazing trip. An amazing opportunity to fill in a few gaps in my Greek travels.
  • Sandrajoy
    4 months ago
    Greece - the land of the gods, what a fab prize
  • Marmite
    4 months ago
    Sounds amazing. A combination of history, gastronomy, sun, sea and relaxation...