Pancretan Association of Melbourne announces its 2023 Youth Greece Trip


The Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS/ΓΕΕΘΑ) together with the Pancretan Association of Melbourne are proud to announce a second 2023 Hellenic Youth Trip.

Due to the previous 2022 youth trip being such an overwhelming success, the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS/ΓΕΕΘΑ) has offered the Pancretan Association a follow up tour in 2023. 

This year, up to 35 lucky teenagers, between the ages of 14-18 will again have the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Greece under the auspice and guidance of both the Hellenic Military (HNDGS/ΓΕΕΘΑ) and the Pancretan Association of Melbourne. 

The trip will have two parts to it. 

The first part will take place between the 12th of September 2023 and the 25th of September 2023. The group will be hosted by the Hellenic National Defence General Staff at one of their resorts where the children will have the opportunity to visit the Hellenic Army, Navy and Airforce’s military installations that are otherwise unavailable to the public, along with cultural attractions and relax with many leisure activities. All accommodation, meals, entry fees and general expenses during this time will be funded by the Hellenic National Defence General Staff. Children will only be required to purchase their airfares and any additional spending money if they do so require. 

The second part of the trip will take place in Crete between the 26th of September and the 5th of October. Further details will be made available shortly. 


  • All participants are required to be members of the Pancretan Association of Melbourne to apply. 
  • Dates may vary slightly depending on airfare availability. 
  • Further conditions may apply. 

For expressions of interest, further questions or to become a Pancretan Association member please call the President, Manolis Starakis on 0408 246 722.




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