GREECE LOGISTICS AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
Are you already dreaming of our retreat in the LUXURIOUS ISLAND OF MYKONOS? We are, and we can’t wait to see you there! Below are some logistics and packing information. We hope it answers all of your questions and if it doesn’t, please feel free to reach out at any time. We are here for you all along the way!
US citizens will need a passport for entry into Greece. The passport should have at least 6 months validity beyond your departure date and have two blank pages for stamps. A visa is only required if you are staying longer than 90 days.
Please make a copy or take a photo of your passport and email it to yourself so you have one on file.
U.S. Consulate General Greece
43 Tsimiski, 7th Floor
546 23 Thessaloniki Greece
Telephone: (+30) 2310 242 905
Arrival Information and Ground Transportation
You can fly into Mykonos International Airport (JMK) and we will help you organize a transfer to the hotel. We recommend arriving by mid-day on the start of the retreat so you can relax and settle in. If you need to arrive later, you will not miss anything too important! We will hold our opening circle after dinner on the first night.
If you plan to arrive prior to the retreat or stay later you can arrange to stay at the hotel, or there are plenty of other options nearby. If you need any assistance please let us know.
IN CASE OF TROUBLES ON DAY OF TRAVEL
Should you have flight delays or other troubles on the day of travel, contact Kori, as soon as possible.
Kori Zornes (702) 321-6769
The credit card on file will be charged for the final retreat balance 75 days before the retreat begins. All payment is non-refundable. If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
GETTING READY FOR YOUR TRIP
PACKING YOUR BAGS
We highly suggest you pack light. You will not want to have to lug around a lot of excess luggage. Keep valuables to an absolute minimum. Revamp Retreats is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Think less is more! Some more packing tips below:
1. We recommend a sturdy bag, easy to pull or push or carry. Rolling clothes instead of normal folding works wonders in saving space and we are a huge fan of packing cubes!
2. Carry your daypack with you on the first day as your carry on. Keep your valuables in your daypack- i.e.: passport, money, ticket, journal, etc. We recommend you pack one set of clothes in it should your suitcase get lost.
SOME PACKING SUGGESTIONS:
· 6 workout outfits for fitness classes outside
· 2 pairs of light pants – something you can move in
· 2 long sleeved shirt – for layering
· 1 sweater or warm pull over for the plane
· Windbreaker or light rain jacket
· Underwear and some good sports bras
· Comfortable hiking/walking shoes
· Flip flops or house shoes if you don’t like to walk around barefoot
· 1-2 pairs of PJs
· 1-2 bathing suits
· Casual, comfortable clothes & day dress/swim wrap
· One day pack (a small backpack you can carry with you on our treks or to the beach)
· Insect repellent
· Toiletries (sunblock, toothbrush, toothpaste, feminine products, anti-bacterial spray etc. Think travel size and if possible biodegradable please! The hotel will also have toiletries)
· A good book
· Visor/ hat/ baseball cap
· Reusable water bottle
· Any medications needed, allergy medicine
· Ear plugs, eye mask
· Hair ties, bandannas, or other things to keep your hair out of your face.
· 1 light travel yoga mat
· Copy of passport, photo ID, credit card, cash
· Power plug adapter - In Greece the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Above all else, keep it light!
Your health and well-being is extremely important to us, and hopefully to you, too! To stay healthy with all the travel, switching time zones, etc., it’s important to keep your immune system and your belly happy. Here are a few tips:
Probiotics (to regulate your immune system)
Activated Charcoal (if you get a stomach bug or need a quick, effective detox)
Magnesium (to sleep and relax)
Elderberry (to boost immunity)
If you have food sensitivities, low blood sugar or love to snack, bring some healthy snacks with you!
For a wellness-focused and comfortable flying experience, check out our tips here!
Revamp Retreats does not cover the theft, loss, or damage of personal property and equipment of trip participants. We suggest you confirm with your insurance carrier that they would cover the costs if your items are stolen, lost, or damaged while on your trip. We also highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.
You will want to bring a small amount of money for personal items, snacks, tipping and souvenirs. You may want to exchange cash at the airport or pull money out of an ATM located in the airport.
Make sure you look up exchange rates during your stay and also check fees for Exchange Centers and ATMs
EXCURSIONS AND MASSAGES
There will be opportunities to partake in excursions and massages during your retreat. There will also be free time to explore Mykonos! Please pack comfortable walking/hiking shoes.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT MYKONOS
A LITTLE ON GRACE HOTEL
An exclusive boutique hotel in Mykonos, Grace is located just north of Mykonos town, with a sea view above the sandy and protected beach of Agios Stefanos. Guests are treated to an ideal setting, comprising luxurious facilities and warm hospitality for a unique hotel experience and a relaxed and pampered Mykonian island holiday.
The graceful coexistence of traditional architectural elements and local craftsmanship with modern facilities and simple but elegant design touches is apparent throughout the property, representing Mykonos accommodation at its very best. Grace Mykonos, a true sea view hotel, has also been recognized as a design hotel since its inception in 2007 when it won the prestigious European Hotel Design Award, beating many leading global brands.
You will be fully taken care of while enjoying your luxury suite, fresh Mediterranean food, dipping in the pool, enjoying sea views, and basking in the Mykonian sunshine!
LOCATION AND TIME ZONE OF ITALY
Mykonos is on Eastern European Standard Time (EET), 10 hours ahead of Los Angeles.
As it would be traveling to any foreign country, one must remember to be safe and respectful of other customs and situations. If this is your first experience traveling abroad, please be aware in public places, and keep a close watch on your belongings. You really won’t want to bring any unnecessary valuables. Leave all of it at home that isn’t essential.
INTERNET / TELEPHONE SERVICE
Once we arrive at our retreat site, we encourage you to disconnect as much as possible.
Feel free to get any international plans if you would like to have calling/text/data during your trip. A lot of phone carriers now include Italy as part of their phone plans. You can call your carrier to check ahead of time.
Grace will have internet access on the property, if you need to connect.
The average temperature in Mykonos during this time is a low of 64 degrees and high of 81 degrees Fahrenheit.
We believe in eating delicious local and healthy meals on our retreat. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of local food. If there are any dietary restrictions, please let us know ahead of time so we can inform the retreat center.
LAST, BUT NOT LEAST… HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO BE A CONSCIOUS TRAVELER:
-Go with the flow: When traveling abroad things might not always go your way. Flights may be delayed, luggage lost, languages misunderstood. It is all part of the adventure, try your best to be okay with whatever comes up and embrace it as part of the journey. Practice patience and find humor in unexpected situations.
-Respect the culture: Do some research to where you are going before you arrive. Respect the locals and their way of life (and ALSO respect the animals and wildlife). It is also great to learn a few words before arriving- please, thank you, hello. It will be greatly appreciated by the locals.
-Keep an open mind: There is so much to learn from others who live differently and do things differently than we do. Take the time to try new things and enjoy the local food and customs. Slow down, relax, and take it all in.
-Have fun: This trip is for YOU…. to relax and unwind, to dive in deep, to get to know yourself better, and to connect with others. Notice what comes up for you during the retreat. It may feel emotional, exciting, difficult… whatever comes up, embrace it. The schedule will be full of activities but also know when you need to take time alone to reflect, read, nap, or just do nothing. We are here for you on this journey and our mission is to spark passion and inspiration for your path and life purpose. Let us know how we can support you.
We hope this fully prepares you for an exciting trip to come!