Open Hearts in Greece

April 24, 2015 § Leave a comment

I came across an opportunity a few years ago that changed my life. As someone who loves to travel, the chance to travel more often, to amazing destinations and at discounted prices was a no-brainer. Add the chance to earn an uncapped income and you have an amazing opportunity. As you read this Blog Post you may find yourself wondering how I did it. Just ask!

Open Hearts in Greece

Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece

23 – 25 October 2015 (2 NIGHTS)
Price £107 Approx

Known as Greece‘s “second capital”, Thessaloniki is one of the most hip and cultured locations in all of the Mediterranean.
Picture of Thessaloniki
You’ll spend some time during this trip helping the local children served by Desmos, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to addressing social and humanitarian crises. But you’ll also have plenty of time to enjoy some of the best dining, shopping and nightlife Greece has to offer, along with an array of historical attractions. From the Church of Agios Dimitrios — rated the No. 2 attraction in Thessaloniki and awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2014 by TripAdvisor — to the glorious Arch of Galerius, Thessaloniki offers plenty of stops for the avid sightseer. Spend some time strolling along the cafe-lined shore, sample fresh Mediterranean cuisine and, of course, try some of Greece’s iconic aperitif — ouzo.

Whether making a difference in the lives of children, journeying through history or unwinding in a cafe, a trip to Thessaloniki is sure to be an experience you will remember for years to come.

Awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor in 2014, the five-star Grand Hotel Palace is the perfect base for your trip to Thessaloniki.
Picture of Grand Hotel Palace, Thessaloniki
Relax in your spacious room with a private balcony that has been decorated in warm tones, creating a comfortable ambience. Dine on decadent dishes prepared with fresh ingredients at the Leonardo da Vinci restaurant or sample refreshing drinks at the Marco Polo bar. Then, take advantage of the Health Club, boasting a sauna, massage room and an indoor pool.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to stay while visiting the beautiful city of Thessaloniki than the Grand Hotel Palace.


  • 3 days and 2 nights at the Grand Hotel Palace, 305-307 Monastiriou Street, 54628 Thessaloniki, Greece. Price is per person and based on 2 adults per room.
  • Featuring deluxe double accommodations with twin beds or double bed (on request), en-suite bathroom and satellite TV.
  • Daily buffet breakfast.
  • Welcome dinner on Friday, October 23.
  • Dinner with local wine, beer or soft drink on Saturday, October 24.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms and lobby.
  • Internet corner in the lobby of the hotel.
  • Complimentary access to the health club.
  • Round-trip shuttle bus service between hotel and city center (on request).
  • Service excursion to Desmos, all program fees and project materials included.
  • VAT and local taxes.
  • A host will be provided on trips when 20 adults have been booked.
  • If a hosted trip, a welcome check-in on the day of arrival and welcome reception will be provided to members and their guests.
  • Air transportation and airport-to-hotel transfers are not included. The closest commercial airport is Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG).

Interested in the amazing THESSALONIKI break? Get in touch and book this limited time deal quickly.

Additional Information
Maximum occupancy is 3 adults. Due to hotel restrictions, additional guests will not be allowed in the same room.
Children age 11 and younger are not allowed on this trip. Only children ages 12 and older are allowed due to service excursion.
Children age 12 or older are charged the adult rate.
Children’s reservations must be booked, paid for and their names on the rooming list in order to be checked in.
Bedding for third guest may consist of a rollaway bed.
Contact your vacation specialist with your bedding request.
At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip. Another confirmation will not be sent.
If you are traveling internationally to join this trip, please ensure that your passport is current and any required visa is obtained and valid. Many countries require passports and/or visas to be valid for a minimum of six months after the end date of this trip.
Please note: Due to contractual supplier policies, your vacation specialist may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel less than 30 days of your request.
While we will make every effort to accommodate short-notice changes to your existing booking, changes are not official until you have received written confirmation from your vacation specialist. If you have not received written confirmation, you will likely experience serious issues at the time of travel.
Members with additional people in room, not booked prior to travel, will be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.
Check-in: 2 p.m. Check-out: noon.
We highly recommend travel insurance.
All travelers will receive a series of emails containing their trip’s details starting a few weeks prior to the departure date, as well as a welcome home email after the trip.
Airfare not included.
This trip will close by September 17.

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