Our local team will be waiting for you at the Athens International Airport, “Eleftherios Venizelos”, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the day the program starts.
At the end of the program, your group will be transferred to Athens International Airport on Saturday noon.
We will leave at 8:00 am and the bus journey to Athens airport takes 4 hours, so it is recommended not to book a flight before 4:00 pm.
Those arriving early will need to arrange their own accommodation. The following options are practical options that participants and staff have used in the past. There are plenty of cheap rooms and hostels/hotels in Athens.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa for your trip.
For this program you will need a tourist visa.
The staff on the ground advises you, if you are not an EU citizen, to enter the country on a tourist visa. For most nationalities this needs to be arranged in advance. However, this is not necessary for European nationals.
Our professional and experienced team will be your main point of contact in the field and will do their best to help you solve the problems you encounter and answer your questions.
You will have limited access to remote communications during the program. Tell your loved ones! Participants generally use the internet in the camp to keep in touch. However, be aware that the internet at the camp is very slow as it is shared by everyone. The reception is quite good, but you can buy a Greek SIM card in Athens if you arrive early and want to keep in touch with your loved ones regularly. Alternatively, the staff team can help you obtain a SIM card during your project. SIM cards in Greece cost 10 euros and for 12 euros you can make European calls.
Facilities will be more basic than you are used to – please travel with an open mind and a willingness to adapt to local conditions.
Accommodation is in common tents, of the same sex, with common sanitary facilities (one sex only) in the campsite. Participants share camp chores, including cleaning, cooking, and other chores.
Giannitsochori campsite has washing machines that you can use for 5 euros per load. Washing powder and buckets are provided for hand washing.
During this time, you can enjoy the beach, relax, swim or practice beach sports. Also, you will have free weekends where you can explore the area.
Participants generally spend between 10 and 15 euros per day on personal expenses (drinks, snacks, toiletries, phone cards, internet, buses, etc. phone cards, internet, buses, etc.) We recommend that you travel with cash as the main source of funds, with a credit/debit card in reserve. ATMs are available in Zaharo and Kyparissia, both about 10 km from the camp.
So you can always take a taxi to use the ATM if you need money urgently.
A change in environment, climate, food and lifestyle often leads to minor illnesses, and sometimes more serious ones. Please let staff know if you feel unwell at any time. The nearest emergency medical services are located in Kyparissia, a 15-minute drive from the project.