Welcome to Greece, if this is your first visit, be prepared to fall in love.
Once you arrive in Athens airport, you can choose to get to the city centre three different ways: metro, bus and taxi. The cheapest option is the public bus, at only 6€ per person for a one-way ticket. The fastest option is taxi but this is also the most expensive option at 38€ You can travel from Athens airport to the city centre using three different means of travel, metro, bus and taxi. The cheapest transfer option is the public bus, at only 6€ per person for a one-way ticket. The fastest option is an Athens airport taxi, however, this is also the most expensive option at 38€ for the 25 min ride. Another alternative is the metro, which leaves every 30 minutes and costs 10€ one-way for. For more information click here:
Our choice of hotel accommodation is the NEW HOTEL in the centre of Athens. We love the location, friendly staff and beautiful modern decor.
We can also recommend the following hotels:
Please contact us if you would like to stay in any of these hotel choices, as group discounts may be available closer to the date.
For your accommodation arrangements in Athens we have selected our favourite areas and listed them into categories for your convenience. All areas are central, easy metro access to and from the airport and to the port Pireaus. Taxi to the port from here areas should be around 15 euros. We can work out group taxi rides etc once we are all in Athens.
Plaka and Monasteraki: Historical districts, next to the Acropolis, full of restaurants and bnb's.
Koukaki: Young, vibrant and artistic area, also close to Acropolis
Syntagma area: Centre of Athens, Parliament square, also close to Acropolis. Area where Tune in team will be staying. Also the area of the New Hotel ( see above)
Kolonaki: More upscale area, good for shopping, area of hotels Periscope and Cocomat (see above) a little further away from the Acropolis
Pangrati: Lively , artistic area, a little further away from the Acropo
The island of Hydra is one the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean sea. It's close proximity to Athens makes the island ideal for day trips and weekend getaways from the city. ( 1hours and 30 mins by Hydrofoil fast speed boat). The fastest way to get to the island is by booking a 'Flying Dolphin boat', however there are other alternative transportations such as slow ferry, taxi from the mainland then boat and helicopters. Contact us if you would like to use any of these alternative transports.
The boat can be booked by this website. We ask you to wait for our instructions to do this, closer to the date we will have a better idea of which boat to take as group and if we can get a group discount.
At our arrival to the port of Hydra, we will be greeted by our own donkey owner, who will load our bags onto his donkeys and take them to the house. You can also ride the donkey if you prefer ,or walk with the others up to the house. (Donkey rides and bag loading, not included in retreat price)
Your home for the retreat will be the beautifully renovated 18th Century Kriezis mansion, which straddles the Kamini hillside of the main port and town. It is a 10 min walk from the main port up the charming polished town alleyways. Shops are also 5mins away.
BEST LOCAL INFO SITES:
USEFUL LOCAL PHONE NUMBERS:
Police: 22980 52205
Hospital: 22980 53150
Medical Center: 22980 52420
Pharmacies: 22980 52059 (Vaggelis Rafalias), 22980 53260 (Panagiotis Gavalas)
Hellas Flying Dolphin: 22980 54007, 2298053812
WHAT TO WEAR
The weather varies this time year but it is normally t-shirt weather or light sweater and trousers during the day. At night, due to the sea air, there can be a cooler breeze. We recommend layers of clothes to transition from day to evening. Perhaps also one big sweater, in case, you never know with the current world weather patterns!
The island port is casual for the most part and you will want to bring yoga clothes for the workshop. Most importantly bring good shoes for walking in uneven terrain-It's not a high heel place! Rubber soles and comfort should be your go to!
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Hydra island port,