Free Spirit Sail Tour Northern Greece Economy


Sailing Trip for Free Spirits 
7 days
Northern Greece
Volos - Skiathos - Skopelos - Alonissos








Great way to relax cruising the spend a few days island-hopping across the stunning northern Aegean sea with other free spirits, entrepreneurs, remote workers, freelancers etc onboard. Come and join like minded people, make friends for life, work online a bit and generate new great ideas. 

We will start in Volos and we will visit nearby islands, of exceptional beauty, one of them Skopelos where to movie Mamma Mia was filmed.

You will enjoy the sailing adventure, you will call into private bays for your afternoon swim and lunch, before you set sail to your next island.
Sailing Itinerary:
Volos
Skiathos
Skopelos
Alonissos



Dates 2019: 
17 - 24 Aug
14 - 21 Sept

Quality boat Beneteau Oceanis 46f yacht or similar size and standard.

Group size from 6 minimum to 10 max per boat. We are expecting a bigger group and to have a group of sailboats to sail together. The more the merrier!






Prices per 1 person in a shared cabin (2 sharing)
Prices July - August:  
 1250  - last minute prices when paid in last 2 weeks before the tour
 1150 - standard Prices 
 990  - early bird prices for payments at least 60 days before the tour












What do you get for your money :
* WIFI onboard to work with (not for movie streaming nor video editing sorry)
* Kavala airport return transfer
* Swim and dive in crystal clear water 
* Understand basic sailing and seamanship
* Overnight accommodation aboard the sailboat
* Make up a party of 5 up to 10 people
* No sailing experience needed
* Skipper and competent crew aboard for a safe and stress free experience

* All taxes and fees


Not included:
* Greek taverna lunches & dinners ashore (€10 -20 each meal)
* your food/breakfast - you need to purchase the things you wish to eat and have onboard and prepare it yourself together with other companions of your trip. Water, some fruits and some dry snacks will be available onboard. 

How to get there / logistics:
Flights to Kavala (KAV) Greece

or via Athens (ATH)

Boats leaves on  from Kavala marina at 5pm
Check out from the boat on the following Saturday at 10am

Please note: 
This tour will run with 4 people signed up. The group is limited to 10 on one boat. 



Note about sailing itinerary & sailing conditions
The itinerary are suggested and subject to approval by skipper who will be evaluating prevailing weather and sea conditions at the time of charter. Private charter vessels are not cruise ships and can alter point of call at any time during the charter for passengers’ safety and comfort. This is a sample itinerary suggestion which is not legally binding. All information is given in good faith and is believed correct but cannot be guaranteed. The itinerary that will be followed will be discussed by Charterer and skipper upon embarkation, every effort will be made to meet Charterer’s preferences but the actual itinerary that will be followed is subject to weather conditions and to the discretion of the skipper who will be considering passengers’ safety first.

In  case of really bad weather, when it is not safe to sail out we will still enjoy the boat, sleep onboard and during the day the organizers will provide excursions to places of interest,
This to bring/consider:
* Travel insurance - it might be worthwhile checking with your company to ensure you're covered for sailing activities or any last-minute emergencies, 
* Travel dates - if your schedule allows it, stay an extra day before and after your trip.  
* White or sailing shoes for the deck. Rock shoes - the rocks can be sharp and if you have some rock shoes, they may be a handy addition to your luggage (if you plan on a little exploring),
* Luggage - most people tend to over pack for a sailing holiday.  You generally can pack on the light side, just remember your swimmers, something for the evening at dinner and a warm jacket.  Soft bags are preferred on the boat as they're easier to stow away and cause less damage,
* Beach towel - We will provide bend linen and a towel, however if you’d like a beach towel it may pay to bring your own,
* Power adapter - it’s always good to bring a power adapter for any electrical items, including USB cords.  The boat has 2 prong European power points, personal power banks are also a great idea to bring with you, 
* Medication - if you need medication, remember to bring it with you, including seasickness tablets if you get motion sickness.  It’s better to be safe than seasick!
* Music - pack your favourite music on your iPod or MP3 player and remember to pack your aux cable,
* Money - bring cash for dinners in town, as the island may not have an ATM or accept cards
* Shoes - any shoes  with dark or marking soles and heels are not permitted on board.  It would be wise to bring flip-flops or similar for the hot weather,
* Personal - Remember your personal toiletries, including shampoo and to pack your swimmers! 


Other items guests like to bring can also include:
* Underwater camera or GoPro for creating a video of your holiday



As a complement to this retreat we recommend the following packages:

Greece Cultural Tour
* a great package for day night or arrival or departure from Athens, called Welcome to Athens & Ancient Greek Massage Wellness Package. 
http://dharmamysticaltours.blogspot.gr/2017/01/welcome-to-athens-wellness-package.html

* an Ancient Greece Biking Tour

Bookings and contact:
Lyn, assistant
Balkan Events
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com
WhatsApp: +30.697.457.5898

Private tours are available by special arrangement for groups of 4 or more.


Cancellation/changes/no show policy:
1) Once you book your place / pay there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat. You should honour that and so will we.
2) If you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:
a) find somebody else until 7 days before the start date, no extra fee required
b) no shows with no notice equals in 100% fee loss.

3) if we cancel the retreat you will receive a full refund withing 2 to 8 weeks normally.





Premium Greek Wine Tasting night

Premium Greek Wine Tasting night 
Voula - Southern Suburbs 
Athens
available on Thursdays



Come and join us for this fine wine tasting event in the great wine shop in Cava Vegera in Voula, Athens South.

We will have an opportunity to have a wine consultant & re-known sommelier Eleftherios Hanialidis to teach us about premium Greek wines.
We will try several premium wines in the retail prices from 20 to 90 euros per bottle and some platters of Greek cheeses&sausages.




Program:
18.30 arrivals to the upstairs area
19-21hs wine tasting and class
21hs we will move downstairs and enjoy more wine

We only have 15 places left so book early to avoid disappointment.
















Prices:
Euro 150 per person


for Private groups please ask for a quote.


























More info & bookings:
Thomas
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com
WhatsApp: +30.697.457.5898

Virtual Tour of the Ancient Agora of Athens and Areopagus Hill

Ever wondered how the ancient places looked like in the time of their glory thousands years ago?

Now you have a chance with the latest Samsung Virtual Reality technology, all backed with the historical facts. You can see and appreciate how beautiful and colorful those buildings and statues were.

Travel back in time and explore the greatest Greek monuments. All the tours will be guided by a professional guide for a historical explanation of the viewpoints.



Ancient Agora of Athens and Areopagus Hill VR Tour - 2 hours

Destinations : Areopagus Hill : The Areopagus Hill is a rocky outcropping situated to the near north-west of the Acropolis, with a paved courtyard before it. It served as a meeting place for council members where the highest judicial decisions were made.

The Ancient Athenian Agora: The Athenian Agora was the civic centre of Athens, located northwest of the Acropolis, on ground sloping towards the Eridanus River. This large open square served a wide variety of public functions and was lined on all four sides by principal administrative buildings of the city.





Panathenaic Way: The principal road of ancient Athens, the Panathenaic Way is flanked by numerous ancient archaeological landmarks and once lead from the main city gate through the ancient Agora, and up to the Acropolis. The Panathenaic Way also served as the main road for the great procession of the Panathenaic festival as well as the route for chariot races.


Viewpoints
-The Athenian Agora with Acropolis in the background
-Athenian Agora Middle Stoa
-Tholos of the Athenian Council
-The middle stoa
-Overlook the Agora
-BEFORE THE ODEION OF AGRIPPA
-THE ODEION VESTIBULE
-The odeion entrance
-Odeion front row seating
-Inside the orchestra
-The stage
-IN FRONT OF THE SEATED PHILOSOPHERS
-IN FRONT OF THE EPONYMOUS HEROES
-ON THE PANATHENAIC WAY







in Athens
Acropolis 
VR only 2 hours €350 
Complete Tour 4 hours VR + inside the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum guided tour €450 
(+ site entrance fees for adults, students and children under 18 enter free)

Ancient Agora and Areospagus
VR only 2 hours €350 
Complete Tour 3 hours VR + inside Ancient Agora guided tour €450  
(+ site entrance fees for adults, students and children under 18 enter free)

Acropolis + Ancient Agora and Areospagus Hill
VR only 3 hours €400 
Complete Tour 5 hours VR +  inside the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, and Ancient Agora  €500  
(+ site entrance fees for adults, students and children under 18 enter free)



outside of Athens
Sounio & The Temple of Poseidon 5 hours €570
includes: executive transportation, VR and guided tour
(+ site entrance fees for adults, students and children under 18 enter free)

Ancient Corinth 5 hours €570
includes: executive transportation, VR and guided tour
(+ site entrance fees for adults, students and children under 18 enter free)

Ancient Olympia 10 hours €670
includes: executive transportation, VR and guided tour
(+ site entrance fees for adults, students and children under 18 enter free)

Delphi & The Oracle Of Apollo 8 hours  670
includes: executive transportation, VR and guided tour
(+ site entrance fees for adults, students and children under 18 enter free)


Bookings and contact:
Lyn, assistant
Dharma Mystical Tours
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com
WhatsApp: 
 + 30.697.457.5898


Cancellation/changes/no show policy:
1) Once you book your place / pay there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat. You should honor that and so will we.
2) If you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:
a) find somebody else until 7 days before the start date, no extra fee required
b) no shows with no notice equals in 100% fee loss.
3) if we cancel the trip for any reason you will be rescheduled for another date or a full refund will be given. This will be established on individual basis.

Virtual Tour of the Acropolis Hill

Ever wondered how the ancient places looked like in the time of their glory thousands years ago?
Now you have a chance with the latest Samsung Virtual Reality technology, all backed with the historical facts. You can see and appreciate how beautiful and colorful those buildings and statues were.

Travel back in time and explore the greatest Greek monuments. All the tours will be guided by a professional guide for a historical explanation of the viewpoints.



The Acropolis VR Tour - 2 hours
Our scene takes place on a spring morning in the 2nd century BC. As the sun rises, it
casts light across the spectacular Acropolis. The paint on these 5th century BC buildings has started to fade, but their grand scale and splendour has not diminished.

Viewpoints:
-Entrance to the Acropolis
-COURTYARD OF THE ERECHTHEUM
-EAST OF THE ERECHTHEUM
-East of the Parthenon
-North of the Parthenon
-West of the Parthenon
-COURTYARD OF THE CHALKOTHEKE
-STOA OF EUMENES ENTRANCE
-STOA OF EUMENES CENTRE
-BASE OF THE PROPYLAEA
-Entering the Parthenon
-Beside the statue of Athena
-Upper level of the Parthenon






Private tours are available by special arrangement for groups of up to 10 people.


Private VR tours 
Destinations available and their indicative costs for a group of 6 to 8 people.

in Athens
Acropolis 
VR only 2 hours €350 
Complete Tour 4 hours VR + inside the Acropolis and Acropolis Museum guided tour €450 
(+ site entrance fees for adults, students and children under 18 enter free)

Ancient Agora and Areospagus
VR only 2 hours €350 
Complete Tour 3 hours VR + inside Ancient Agora guided tour €450  
(+ site entrance fees for adults, students and children under 18 enter free)

Acropolis + Ancient Agora and Areospagus Hill
VR only 3 hours €400 
Complete Tour 5 hours VR +  inside the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, and Ancient Agora  €500  
(+ site entrance fees for adults, students and children under 18 enter free)



outside of Athens
Sounio & The Temple of Poseidon 5 hours €570
includes: executive transportation, VR and guided tour
(+ site entrance fees for adults, students and children under 18 enter free)

Ancient Corinth 5 hours €570
includes: executive transportation, VR and guided tour
(+ site entrance fees for adults, students and children under 18 enter free)

Ancient Olympia 10 hours €670
includes: executive transportation, VR and guided tour
(+ site entrance fees for adults, students and children under 18 enter free)

Delphi & The Oracle Of Apollo 8 hours  670
includes: executive transportation, VR and guided tour
(+ site entrance fees for adults, students and children under 18 enter free)


Bookings and contact:
Lyn, assistant
Dharma Mystical Tours
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com
WhatsApp: 
+ 30.697.457.5898


Cancellation/changes/no show policy:
1) Once you book your place / pay there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat. You should honor that and so will we.
2) If you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:
a) find somebody else until 7 days before the start date, no extra fee required
b) no shows with no notice equals in 100% fee loss.
3) if we cancel the trip for any reason you will be rescheduled for another date or a full refund will be given. This will be established on individual basis.

Dances for the Divine Mother - Women Retreat, Evia, Greece


DANCING FOR THE DIVINE MOTHER
Retreat for women

July 5-12, 2019
Evia Island, Greece


~ A woman’s retreat for embodied healing through sacred dance
& devotional song ~


In this retreat we will dive deep into the soul trait of compassion (rahma/rehem- womb) connecting to the divine mother, eternal source of compassion. Through our dance, song and chant we will explore how we can embody the divine mother and the soul trait of compassion. We will open our womb, heart and full being to deep healing through the movement journeys, ocean currents, sisterhood and songs for the mother. Each day will journey through ritual infused dance, vocal and percussive sessions, immersion in the ocean and guided improvisation. 





Special guest singer Sonja Drakulich (of Stellamara) will offer daily vocal sessions, as well as devotional chanting. Special guest Poliana Dimitropoulou will share in traditional Greek culture through song, dance, mythology and ritual. The retreat will culminate in a site-specific prayer-formance of song and dance in the temple of Delphi. It will be a deeply layered ritual that will include all of our collective sacred movement practices, prayers, songs and intentions for calling compassion into our lives and into the world.


~ Integral Dance - Conscious Movement & Somatic Arts with Miriam Peretz:

Developed by Miriam Peretz, Integral Dance is rooted in intentional movement and ritual to awaken the highest potential of self individually and communally. The dance practices are inspired by the movement of circles, spirals and cycles that we find within the physical, energetic, and universal body. Classes integrate intensive dance experience, sequences focused on healthy alignment and spinal fluidity, focused breath work, improvisation and choreography. Integral Dance draws deep inspiration from Silk Road (Central Asian) themes and aesthetics, as well as from the devotional practice of whirling. Each class session is a journey through the physical, spiritual and emotional realms of being, and a call to open one’s hearts to others and to the universe. The dance sanctuary is a place to move, sweat, sway, breath, love, pray and embrace personal empowerment as well as a deep sense of humility.















Miriam Peretz is an internationally celebrated dance instructor and performer. Over the past twenty years, her signature dance style has spread across continents through her international dance collective Nava, and through the intensive trainings she offers worldwide. Miriam weaves spiritual and devotional elements into every dance session drawing upon her background as a dervish and as a child of mystics. Her classes are infused with group rituals that help participants find the deeper meaning and significance of the movements and dances she teaches. Miriam sees dance as a uniquely powerful means of expressing deep emotion and spiritual yearning, and the perfect embodiment of prayer. Miriam’s passion thrives in cultivating community and sisterhood through dance, in utilizing dance ritual to mark life transitions, and in creating nurturing, safe environments for sacred movement practice and transformational experiences. Regarded as a weekly ritual by her students, Miriam’s teaching offers a journey through the terrain of the body, heart, mind and spirit.

~ Vocal Freedom / Songs of the Soul with Sonja Drakulich:

Rooted in somatic healing, the vocal based format is based in the liberation and refining of the voice through the creation of pure, natural tone, expanded awareness and freedom of expression. Sonja guides students in opening the voice and body as a vessel, into ancestral healing through song and vibrational attunement, and in the
re-wiring of new neural pathways for physical, emotional and mental transformation. Beautiful songs of the Balkans and Near East, along with other ancestral lineages are included, as well as devotional chanting and rhythms from North Africa and Sufi traditions.




















Sonja Drakulich is best known as singer, producer, composer and founder of the internationally-acclaimed world music ensemble, Stellamara, and as singer and percussionist for the Northern European Medieval-Folk band, Faun. With Stellamara, she has toured throughout the US and Europe and has produced three critically-acclaimed CD releases, five star reviews from Alternative Press, Electronic Musician, New Age Voice, SF Weekly and many other notable publications, with albums in the top ten of the World Music Charts. As a master vocal teacher specializing in freeing the voice into unlimited expression, Sonja has lead international, workshops and private courses for over fifteen years and master classes and retreats for over seven years. She has developed a unique method of vocal based Somatic Therapy, Qigong and Practical Ritual, rooted in Nada Yoga, Ancestral Healing and in the synthesis of optimal techniques practices she has learned throughout the Eastern and Western world. Throughout her studies and her career as producer, performer and teacher, she maintains her focus on the devotional aspect of song and on intercultural unification through music.


~ Immersion into the Greek Culture with Poliana Dimitropoulou:

Poliana Dimitropoulou comes from Crete, Greece, she graduated the University of Arts, various healing modalities and workshop facilitation. The last 12 years her work is focused on ritual healing arts (singing, dancing, drumming), traditional therapies, energy healing, meditation training and leading women circles on womb healing, self awareness and empowerment. As a world traveler she has studied/practiced modern methods but also ancient knowledge from Greece, India, Mexico and United states while living with indigenous tribes. Poliana is organizing events and ceremonies supporting the world native cultures, while with her elders blessing she guides ceremonies, sweatlodges, ritual cleansings and temple offerings. She is creator of RHEA Temple – Ritual Healing Arts, a project inspired from the Greek mystic tradition and is a harmonious combination of those tools and events that offer a holistic mind, body and soul experience which invokes awareness, liberation and reconnection to the source. Her offerings for this retreat will be immersion into the ancient Greek mystic tradition, history, mythology and ritual including a guided tour to the Delphoi Temple tradition. She will also share in traditional Greek dances and songs dedicated to the Divine Mother.
















More videos:
Teaching samples:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EMxBEpEo84
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFB0j_GhG2g&t=54s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sod2rnXmiQA


Detailed program:

July 5th
Afternoon arrival
6:00- Dinner
7:00-9:30- Opening to the Beloved-
Opening circle rituals

July 6th
8:30-10:00 Breakfast
10:00-1:00- Dance session
1:30- 2:30- Lunch
2:30-6:00- Beach time/FREE time!
6:00-7:30- Singing with Sonja
7:30-8:30- Dinner

July 7th  
8:30-10:00- Breakfast
10:00-1:00- Dance session
1:30-2:30- Lunch
2:30- 6:00- Beach time/FREE time!
6:00-7:30- Singing with Sonja
7:30-8:30- Dinner
8:30-10:00-Greek Songs & Dances with Poliana

July 8th
8:30-10:00- Breakfast
10:00-1:00- Dance session
1:30-2:30- Lunch
2:30- 6:00- Beach time/FREE time!
6:00-7:30- Singing with Sonja
7:30-8:30- Dinner
8:30-10:00-Guedra with Miriam & Sonja (Moroccan Healing chants)
                                      
July 9th
8:30-10:00- Breakfast
10:00-1:00- Dance session
1:30-2:30- Lunch
2:30- 6:00- Beach time/FREE time!
6:00-7:30- Singing with Sonja
7:30-8:30- Dinner
8:30-10:00- Whirling & Zikr

July 10th
8:30-10:00- Breakfast
10:00-1:00- Dance session
1:30-2:30- Lunch
2:30- 6:00- Beach time/FREE time!
6:00-7:30- Greek culture with Poliana
7:30-8:30- Dinner
8:30-10:00- Poetry, dance improvisation night

July 11th
8:00-9:00- Breakfast
9:30- Depart for Delphi
Full day trip adventures to temple of Delphi & Athena, with an evening dance offering at a historic site.
9:00- return to Sunshine house (light dinner)

July 12th
8:30-10:00- Breakfast
10:00-2:00- Final Dance & song session & Closing rituals                                          
2:00- Lunch & goodbye’s






Prices per person: 
 1600 per person - last minute prices when paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat 
 1500 per person - standard prices 
 1350 per person - early bird prices for payments before 15 May


Prices for 2 people : 

* 20% discount is offered for 2nd person when booking together and sharing a room.
 2880 per person - last minute prices when paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat 
 2700 per person - standard prices 
 2430 per person - early bird prices for payments before 15 May

What is included in the price:

* quality accommodation for 7 nights
* 3 veggie meals per day
* all activities as per program
trips to the beach
* Greek hospitality

What's not included:
* Excursion to Delphi (approx €100 per person)
* Return transfer to the airport (approx €100 each way)

Accomodation:
Accommodation:
Private Retreat
Sunshine House
Evia Island
Greece


How to get there:
Airport: Athens


1. BY BUS :
·    Take the bus from the airport to Athens (X93 KIFISOS INTERCITY BUS STATION – ATHENS AIRPORT EXPRESS.  Direct Connection to the intercity bus (KTEL) terminals KIFISOS and LIOSION.  Tell the driver you would like to get off at the bus station to go to Halkida (Liossion Ktel station). The bus from the airport to the bus station to get the next bus to go to Halkida costs 6 euros one way. 
·    Take the bus to Halkida. The bus leaves from platform 5 every 30 minutes or 1 hour depending on the day , takes around 1 hour,  and costs 7,50 euros one way. 
·    When you arrive in Halkida, take a taxi to Sunshine House (Neofitou str. Bourtzi, Agios Nikolaos).    It takes 10 minutes and costs around 10  euros.

2. BY TRAIN: 
·    Take the subway line three (blue line) from the airport to Syntagma and the take the line two (red line) direction Anthoupoli and get down to Larissas station.The ticket costs 6 euros. 
·    The train to Chalkida leaves every hour, takes 1,5 hour and costs around 6 euros.
·    When you arrive in Halkida, you can take a taxi to Sunshine House (Neofitou str. Bourtzi, Agios Nikolaos).     It takes 15 minutes and costs around 15  euros.
( We dont recommend the train since you might need to change trains, it is slow and a little bit more expensive).

3.  BY CAR: 
·    In driving to Sunshine House from Athens, you take the national highway, exit for Halkida,
·    Cross the bridge and at the traffic lights turn right towards South Evia.
·    Going straight, you will find a round about. Enter and  turn right for Lampsakos, go through the town and then go straight ahead towards Bourtzi. After you enter into a village called Agios Nikolaοs, you will pass a petrol station in your left and a bit after you will see a kebab place on your right called “To Kati Allo” and a round sign on your left saying K.A.P.H. After that, you take the second street on the left, called Odos Neofitou.  

4.  BY TAXI:  If you want to come by taxi from the airport the cost is about 100 euros.
 Our exact spot on google maps :






Bookings and contact:
Lynn
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com

Private retreats are available by special arrangement for groups of 4 or more.


Cancellation/changes/no show policy:
1) Once you book your place / pay there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat. You should honor that and so will we.
2) If you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:
a) find somebody else until 7 days before the start date, no extra fee required
b) no shows with no notice equals in 100% fee loss.


As a complement to this retreat we recommend the following packages:
* a great package for day night or arrival or departure from Athens, called Welcome to Athens & Ancient Greek Massage Wellness Package. 
* an Ancient Athens and Ancient Greek sites private photography tour
* an Ancient Greece Biking Tour