After the successful inaugural launch of the Tropical Lifestyle Takeover in 2017, we are excited to have launched our International Takeover in 2019, and we were thrilled to bring 9 couples to France, the land of wine and the city of love, for our inaugural Europe Lifestyle Takeover.

Our International Takeover focuses on one country every year and for 2020, we are excited to visit the country where democracy was born and philosophy blossomed – GREECE! We will visit Thessaloniki, Paros & Athens, where we will be staying in stylish 5-star boutique hotels and a spectacular private villa on Paros!

Relaxing in a hammam in Thessaloniki, an island-hopping boat tour from Paros, plus visits to two lifestyle clubs in Athens are some of the activities and excursions that are included, along with a variety of optional excursions that you can add. You are also welcome to extend your vacation by adding on extra nights in Athens at the beginning or at the end of the trip.

Don’t forget to check your inbox for special VIP & Early-Bird Pricing – Plus the first 5 bookings will receive US$500/C$700 off!

If you can’t get the time off for the full trip, you can still join us for the Athens portion for 3 nights! Click here to for the Greek Isles Pre-Cruise Package.

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We hope you can join us for our 2nd Annual Europe Lifestyle Takeover – Greece Edition September 13 to 26, 2020!


Europe Lifestyle Takeover Upcoming Dates

2020: Greece September 13 to 26
2021: Italy September 23 to October 7 (Dates TBC)
2022: Spain TBC September (Dates TBC)
2023: September (Dates TBC)
2024: February (Dates TBC)


Europe Lifestyle Takeover 2020 – Greece Edition

With optional pre-trip in Thessaloniki and/or post-trip extension in Athens! Plus, you can continue your European adventure on the Desire Greek Isles Cruise (SOLD OUT)!

We are thrilled for our 2nd Annual Europe Lifestyle Takeover – Greece Edition, the birthplace of democracy and the Olympic Games!

After a lot of research, we narrowed down to three incredible places for a 13-night trip through Greece! We designed this trip around unique 5-star accommodations, fun excursions, and special lifestyle activities in Thessaloniki, Paros & Athens.

THESSALONIKI

We begin our trip in Thessaloniki, Greece’s 2nd largest city. It is located at the crossroads of cultures with Eastern Europe to the west and Turkey to the east, with a history that dates back to antiquity.

We will stay at the 5-Star Diamond luxury boutique hotel, the Excelsior Hotel, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and one of the most prominent small luxury hotels in Europe, with an unbeatable location next to Aristotelous square, right in the heart of Thessaloniki. This is not a full Takeover but we will hopefully have an entire floor for our group.   

Each of the stylish boutique rooms features fine furnishing and amenities, such as Queen beds, private bathrooms, Nespresso coffee machines, and complimentary Wi-Fi, ensuring an exceptional accommodation experience.

You have a choice of 3 room types:

  • Classic Room
  • Deluxe Room [+US$200/C$280]
  • Junior Suite [+US$400/C$560]

The Classic Rooms and Deluxe Rooms are around 215 sqft and the Junior Suites are around 300 sqft. The Deluxe Rooms and Junior Suites have a French balcony with a city or courtyard view.

After you checked in, we will take you to a traditional Hammam Bath where you can relax and wash away the travel stress and jet lag, then explore the city with the included Hop-On, Hop-Off bus pass or check out the shopping in the area with the hotel’s special discounts. We also have a Welcome Dinner that night so you can meet your fellow travellers.

Enjoy daily breakfast at the Roof Garden of the hotel, plus you have lots of opportunities to discover the culinary delights of Thessaloniki, with its reputation for wonderful cuisine. In addition, you have the option to add on an excursion or two; and discover Greek Wines on Thessaloniki’s many wine routes, marvel at the hillside monasteries of Meteora, or relax in the natural Thermal Springs in Pozar.

PAROS

From Thessaloniki, we will fly to Paros, one of the many beautiful islands in the Cyclades.

We will spend a few days relaxing in this island that has all the amenities and facilities that you want but still retains its small Greek Island charm and hospitality. You have the option to relax by the clothing-optional pool in our private villa or explore all the fun activities Paros has to offer.

For our Paros accommodation, we are excited to stay at an exclusive group of three private villas for a full Takeover! This secluded and tranquil property has an infinity pool with stunning panoramic views over the Aegean Sea. 

Villa Acqua has four bedrooms, Villa Moonlight has five bedrooms, and Villa Oliviers have three bedrooms. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have Queen beds, with ensuite bathrooms with showers, while some bedrooms have a balcony [+US$125/C$175]. We will have a designated Playroom with a Sybian for you to use.

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Please note: Room decor may not be exact and subject to change

You get to choose which villa you like to stay in or if you have no preference, you will be assigned a room. Breakfast is included and we will have snacks and beverages during our stay. There is a full kitchen in each villa, so you are welcome to pick up any groceries for meals plus there is the option of going out for dinner each night.

Since we are in Paros for five nights, we will have a vehicle with a driver to drive you anywhere on the island. We also have a fun itinerary planned with both included and optional activities, such as an Island Hopping Boat Excursion to some of the nearby islands, a historic tour around Paros and its ruins, or hang out at one of the many beautiful beaches. All the options will be available in June 2020 for you to book.

ATHENS

After our Villas Takeover in Paros, we will take the ferry, a ubiquitous mode of transportation of the Greek Islands, to Athens, home of the Acropolis and Parthenon.

We will be joined on this portion of the Takeover by a few couples who are heading on the Desire Greek Isles Cruise for some Pre-Cruise fun!

Athens is quite compact, so with the inclusion of a 2-Day Hop-On/Hop-Off bus ticket, you will be able to explore the city at your own pace, in addition to the excursions and activities that we have planned, such a private Athens and Wine Tour, a traditional Hammam Bath plus entry to both lifestyle clubs in the city. There are also optional excursions available, such as Lake Vouliagmeni Spa, Day Tours to historic places like Corinth or Delphi, Day Cruises, and more!

For our Athens accommodation, we will stay at an exquisite 5-star boutique hotel, the New Hotel, part of the YES! Hotel Group, dedicated to providing their discerning guests with “Y”oung “E”nthusiastic “S”eductive experiences, and a member of Design Hotels.

The New Hotel is one of Athen’s finest examples of modernist architecture. It is situated right in the center of Athens, next to Syntagma Square, within walking distance to ruins of Plaka and Acropolis. This contemporary hotel was the former Olympic Palace Hotel, and it paid homage to its past by recycling parts of the old hotel and reinterpreted local materials to create a complete work of art, where its outstanding interiors, unusual custom-made furniture, and handmade fixtures make guests feel that they live and breathe in a major art installation refined by luxury.

There is a fully-equipped fitness center, a steam room/hammam as well as the New Sense Spa with a comprehensive spa menu, business center, New Taste restaurant & bakery, and a rooftop Art Lounge bar-restaurant with an impressive view of the city & Acropolis.

This is not a Takeover but we will have the spectacular Penthouse Suite as our Hospitality Suite & Playroom, with a stunning 180-degree view of Acropolis and the Parthenon and a 500-sqft terrace with an outdoor bed! This will be the place to relax with a cocktail and a view. We have some special surprises in store plus we will have a Sybian available here during our stay.

Each of the design-centric soundproofed rooms evokes a feeling of bliss and contemporary refinement and features fine furnishing and amenities, such as Queen beds, private bathrooms, Smart TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

You can choose from:

  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room [+US$200/C$280]
  • Superior Plus [+US$400/C$560]
  • Studio [+US$550/C$770]
  • Junior Suite [+US$650/C$900]

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Please note: Room decor may not be exact and subject to change

We will have a Farewell Dinner on the last night and at the end of our stay in Athens, you are welcome to extend your stay at the New Hotel [rooms from US$350/C$500 per night], Semiramis Hotel [rooms from US$225/C$315 per night; 30-min from the airport], head to another Greek Island, or continue on the Desire Greek Isle Cruise (Sold out)!

INCLUDED:

  • *** BONUS *** Pre-Trip Cocktail Play Party in Vancouver, BC (July 2020 Date TBA)
  • Secret Facebook Group for attendees with regular updates and FB Live Q&A
  • WhatsApp and Wire Group Chat for Attendees

THESSALONIKI

  • 4-night accommodation at the Excelsior Hotel
  • Daily breakfasts at the Excelsior Hotel
  • Welcome Dinner
  • WiFi at the Excelsior Hotel
  • A Sybian available for you to use (attachments available for purchase)
    • You can borrow it to use in your own room
  • Entry to a traditional Hammam Bath
  • Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Pass
  • Transfer from Thessaloniki Airport/Train Station to the Excelsior Hotel
  • Transfer from the Excelsior Hotel to Thessaloniki Airport
  • 1-way flight from Thessaloniki to Paros

 Paros

  • 5-night accommodation at Villa Acqua, Villa Moonlight, or Villa Oliviers
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Beverages and snacks
  • Themed Parties nightly
  • Gala Dinner on the last night
  • WiFi
  • Designated playroom
  • A Sybian available for you to use (attachments available for purchase)
  • Transfer to/from the Villa and Paros Airport/Ferry Port
  • Direct ferry from Paros Ferry Port to Athens
  • Choice of one of the following tours: (upgrade to both Tours available)
    • Full-Day Private Island Hopping Boat Excursion to Mykonos with optional stops at Naxos & Siros
    • Full-Day Private Island Hopping Boat Excursion to Santorini with optional stops at Milos & Eros

ATHENS

  • 4-night accommodation at New Hotel 
  • Daily breakfasts at New Hotel 
  • Entry to a traditional Hammam Bath
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Farewell Dinner
  • WiFi at New Hotel 
  • Designated Hospitality Suite & Playroom at New Hotel 
  • A Sybian available for you to use (attachments available for purchase)
  • Transfer from Athens Ferry Port to New Hotel 
  • 2-Day Hop-On/Hop-Off Pass
  • Full-Day Private Athens & Wine Tour
  • Entry to 2 Lifestyle Clubs in Athens
  • Transfer to the Lifestyle Clubs

OPTIONAL:

THESSALONIKI

  • Extra nights pre-trip
  • Excursions such as:
    • Wine Tour & Tastings of Greek Wines
    • Full-Day Trip to Meteora
    • Full-Day Trip to Pazor Thermal Springs
    • And more!

PAROS

  • Full-Day Private Island Hopping Boat Tour to Mykonos with optional stops at Naxos & Siros
  • Full-Day Private Island Hopping Boat Tour to Santorini with optional stops at Milos & Eros
  • Full-Day Private Historic Paros Tour

ATHENS

  • Extra nights post-trip in Athens
  • Excursions

DESIRE MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

  • September 26 to October 3, 2020: * SOLD OUT * 7-Night Desire Greek Isles Cruise

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights to Athens/Thessaloniki; Flights from Athens (Airport code: ATH; SKG)
  • Meals & Beverages not listed
  • Activities & Excursions not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

Pricing:

Don’t forget to check your inbox for special VIP & Early-Bird Pricing – Plus the first 5 bookings will receive US$500/C$700 off!

  • Double occupancy: 
    • Pricing starts from US$9,995/C$13,995 per room 
  • Single or Triple occupancy: 
    • Please contact Ying Ying for availability and pricing 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • This is a highly customizable trip where you choose your rooms and activities in each city
  • Your total cost is calculated based on your room selection, and any optional excursions/activities
  • You will receive an email from Ying Ying once your order is received with payment instructions
  • The price quoted is the TOTAL price, INCLUSIVE of all taxes
  • We accept payment in any currency – all pricing other than US$/C$ will be at the current exchange rate and fees at time of payment (please contact Ying Ying for more details)
  • Your order is pending once you submit the order form; your order will be confirmed once your non-refundable deposit is received

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Email Transfer: online (C$ only)
  • Venmo: online (US$ only)
  • PayPal: online Friends & Family option (US$/C$)
  • Check: in person or by Express Mail your expense (US$/C$)
  • Credit Card: Online and there is a 4% service fee (US$/C$)
  • Wire Transfer/TransferWise: International currency (you are responsible for all fees)

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

  • US$1000/C$1400 non-refundable deposit is due once your order is received
  • US$1000/C$1400 deposit is due December 15, 2019
  • US$1000/C$1400 deposit is due January 15, 2020
  • US$1000/C$1400 deposit is due February 15, 2020
  • US$1000/C$1400 deposit is due May 15, 2020
  • US$1000/C$1400 deposit is due June 15, 2020
  • Balance is due July 15, 2020

ORDER FORM:

Please complete the order form below

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*** SPECIAL OFFER #1 ***

If you book a Hotel Package for ALL FOUR Takeovers in 2020, the Tropical Lifestyle Takeover – Belize Edition, the Summer Lifestyle Takeover, the Europe Lifestyle Takeover – Greece EditionAND the Whistler Lifestyle Takeover, your Summer Lifestyle Takeover Hotel Package will be FREE!

*** SPECIAL OFFER #2 ***

If you book a Hotel Package for THREE Takeovers in 2020, the Summer Lifestyle Takeover, the Europe Lifestyle Takeover – Greece EditionAND the Whistler Lifestyle Takeover, you will receive 50% off your Summer Lifestyle Takeover Hotel Package!

*** SPECIAL OFFER #3 ***

If you book a Hotel Package for the Europe Lifestyle Takeover – Greece EditionAND the Whistler Lifestyle Takeover, you will receive 25% off your Whistler Lifestyle Takeover Hotel Package!

*** SPECIAL OFFER #4 ***

If you book a Hotel Package for the Europe Lifestyle Takeover – Greece EditionAND the Summer Lifestyle Takeover, you will receive 25% off your Summer Lifestyle Takeover Hotel Package!

*** Please contact Ying Ying for more details ***

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CANCELLATION POLICY:

We highly recommend getting travel insurance!

Before June 15, 2020

All purchases are REFUNDABLE subject to the package being resold minus the non-refundable deposits

OR

Credit for the full amount minus a US$500/C$700 administration fee will be issued and can be used for any future events

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After June 15, 2020

Credit for the full amount minus the non-refundable deposits will be issued and can be used for any future events

*** Please contact Ying Ying for more details ***