Greek Islands Scooter Rally May 2009 - SOLD OUT!!!!
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Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:01 am quote
The Rally in the Greek Islands that began as a thread on MV has been scheduled for 18-29 May 2009. We have made arrangements with a Greek Travel Agency and the package is finalized.

If you are interested, visit http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/MVGISR/

We have 19 coming from the US, Canada & UK and 3 locals!

Al

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Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:23 pm quote
it's going to be a great time - come one, come all!
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Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:40 am quote
In response to a PM, here's more info:

18 May 2009 through 29 May 2009.

Arrive Athens on or before 18 May 2009, as you decide.
18 May -Hotel in Athens - party with local Vespa Hellas members
19 May - 07:30 AM - Ferry from Athens to Paros
19 - 25 May: - various rides and activities to include a one day trip to the islands of Delos and Mykonos*. Also a day on Antiparos.
25 May- Depart Paros for a day on Santorini* Proceed to Naxos
25 May (evening) - 29 May - various rides and activities on Naxos.
29 May - Return by ferry to Athens. You are on your own!
* Scooters not used on Delos, Mykonos or Santorini

The rally package will include scooters, lodging (with daily breakfast) and transportation from Athens to the islands and return, as well as numerous events while on the islands. Islands to be toured by scooter are Paros, Antiparos and Naxos. Two one day trips by high speed tour boat will be made. One to Santorini, and one to Delos and Mykonos.

Prices: 885 - 1025 Euro per person (based on total attending), based on double occupancy.
Scooter rentals will be 10 to 15 Euro per day based on displacement you select.

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Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:16 pm quote
plus I turn 41 on 05/18/09 (maybe I shouldn't advertise my age), but the more the merrier, right!
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Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:39 pm quote
What are the minimum number of participants to get this off the ground? PAX

Automatic or manual scooters?

What would be a good amount of money to budget for food, gas and incidentals on a daily basis?

Transportation to and from airport will be how much?

What will the weather be like during that time of year?

Is there an Ouzo distillery on the route? See image below.

Deposit dates and amounts?

And the number one question for scooterists from America:
Are they western style toilets or hole in the ground type squat boxes? (Someone had to ask - sorry, wife complained throughout China, so it's a hot topic)

ouzo-mural.jpg

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Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:42 pm quote
richj

15 minimum, and we are just about there. 28 max

Package includes airport to Athens hotel. It's about 3 euro by bus from port of Pireaus back to airport at finish of trip.

Daily budget is difficult to guess. Varies according to habits. 40-50 Euro/person/day, perhaps.

Clear skies, mid 70's (F)

Several Ouzo stops as well as a wine tasting party at the Moraitis winery.

25% deposit to the travel agency will be due in Oct time frame.

Real toilets in most places.
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Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:14 am quote
Thanks for the additional info!

I'm sure some others will have questions hmmmm...

Now I have to talk to my neighbor about visiting his family for the week after or the week before....
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Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:18 pm quote
and if you want to have an idea of the scenery:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5GJRQOQWXo
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Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:05 pm quote
Great shots - now I can't get Abba out of my head...
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Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:49 am quote
Made a recon of the Naxos riding opportunities last week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_a4L5ixJUI

If you find that tempting, there's still space for a few more folks.

Al
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Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:57 pm quote
Hmm me and the wife we're planning on going back to greece next year, I'll see if she'd be interested in doing this. We've got family there so we have to see them, but this would make a nice little diversion.
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Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:00 am quote
CrownSeven wrote:
Hmm me and the wife we're planning on going back to greece next year, I'll see if she'd be interested in doing this. We've got family there so we have to see them, but this would make a nice little diversion.
Since Pascha is April 19 next year, it would be really difficult to tie the two together.

Al
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Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:27 am quote
We still have room for a few more. Don't let the economy cramp your style!
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Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:10 am quote
Bump

Still room for a few more........

Al
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Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:25 am quote
This sounds like lots of fun. Negotiation in process.
Is there a deadline?
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Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:11 am quote
ks7877 wrote:
This sounds like lots of fun. Negotiation in process.
Is there a deadline?
We have booked enough folks to make the minimum, so you have a couple of weeks to get in before we max out. Would like to have it wrapped up by the end of Jan.

NEGOTIATE HARD!!!

Al
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Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:33 am quote
Just signing up to the group now - I'm very interested but will be riding down from the UK.
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Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:56 am quote
jimc wrote:
Just signing up to the group now - I'm very interested but will be riding down from the UK.
Sounds great!
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Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:46 am quote
Hey Al, my friends Maria and Tony here are about to finalize their reservations, and also my Greek friend Dino (in Annapolis, Maryland) and his fiancee Deanna "say" they want to go. I will put Dino in touch with you.
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Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:23 am quote
Bobovespa wrote:
Hey Al, my friends Maria and Tony here are about to finalize their reservations, and also my Greek friend Dino (in Annapolis, Maryland) and his fiancee Deanna "say" they want to go. I will put Dino in touch with you.
We have heard from Maria & Tony. Will await word from Dino. Perhaps they can do the wedding here. That's quite the popular thing!

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Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:17 am quote
Bump-

We have 15 confirmed, 1 pending, and room for a few more.

Booking will close soon.

Al
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Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:44 pm quote
SOLD OUT!!!
We have 17 US & UK MVers, plus 3 locals. Our last two registrants (Karen & Gene) put us at the max.

Standby for pics in June.

Perhaps this can be an annual?
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Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:21 am quote
Looking forward to it.... sun, ouzo and scooters....
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Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:17 am quote
OK, I lied! First SOLD OUT post was premature.

Wonder Machine was able to squeeze in and it looks like Debra from Victoria, BC will also be joining, thanks to our dedicated and resourceful travel agent in Athens. Four countries represented.

So, the final count is 19, plus 3 locals for a formation ride of 22!

And, we are now really SOLD OUT. No hotel on Naxos with enough rooms for a larger group! MV overwhelms a Greek Island.

Legshield badges, patches and swag have been made.

Pics will be made available after the rally and once the censors clear them.

Al
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