Island Retreat to Greece FAQ

WHEN WILL THE TRAINING BEGIN AND END?

The training will begin with dinner on July 7 and end with practice and breakfast on July 13.

WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT, and IS IT REFUNDABLE?

The deposit is $808, and it is non-refundable and non-transferable. Read our cancellation policy.

HOW DO I GET TO KOUFONISSI?

Daily SeaJets ferries run from Naxos, Mykonos and Santorini to Koufonissi. There is only one ferry per day from each location, and the latest check-in is required to be 1 hour before departure (in other words, it would be good to plan to arrive to the port 2 hours before the ferry departs).

Flights to Greece will depend upon your starting location. Here are some options from major US cities or mainland Europe.

Sample itinerary 1: Fly into Athens on July 6 (or before). On July 7, fly from Athens to Naxos. Catch the 15:20 ferry to Koufonissi.

Sample itinerary 2: Fly into Santorini or Mykonos, landing on July 6. On July 7, catch the ferry from either island (Santorini departs at 12:05, Mykonos departs 15:20).

Sample itinerary 3: Get creative. If you are flying from the US, there are often inexpensive flights to mainland Europe. You can spend a few days in a major European city and then fly to Athens (and onto Naxos) or into Santorini or Mykonos.

DO I NEED A VISA?

Greece is part of the Schengen Agreement, so if you hold a passport from the US or a country in the Schengen zone, you will not need a visa unless you plan to stay for more than 90 days.

HOW DO I EXCHANGE MY MONEY?

Euros are used in Greece. There is an ATM in the village, and you can also withdraw Euros from ATMs in most European airports and cities. Check with your bank because many cards offer currency exchange withdrawals without a fee.

JUST TO BE SURE, WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT FEES?

  • Lodging, breakfast and dinner daily
    • starting with dinner on 7 July and ending with breakfast on 13 July.
  • Daily morning practice with Janet and 2-3 afternoon practices.
  • Transportation from the ferry to the Villas

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Airfare
  • Ferry tickets
  • Most lunches (to allow time to explore the island)
  • spa treatments
  • optional excursions to nearby islands
 

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