Project World School | Greece – 8 Day Climbing Add-On
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Greece – 8 Day Climbing Add-On

Join us for an 8 Day Climbing Adventure!

01 When

Septempber 12-20, 2017

02 Where

Greek Island of Kalymnos

03 Who

Anyone who is enrolled in the Project World School 2017 Greece Retreat

04 cost

$400 per person based on double occupancy ($150 single room supplement) + see details below

Rock Climbing on the Greek Island of Kalymnos

Kalymnos is widely considered the #1 climbing holiday destination in the world.

 

 

Experience the awesome climbing, stunning views of the Aegean Sea, great swimming, and the legendary hospitality and cuisine of the local’s islanders on this trip.

What's included?

*8 nights accommodation in a seafront studio apartment

*6 days of climbing guiding and instruction

What's not included?

*Transportation to the island and return to Athens (plane, taxis and ferry)*

*All food and beverages

*Rest day excursions (optional)

Is this a worthy experience for anyone not interested in climbing?

Yes.  This is a beautiful, tranquil island.  The swimming is amazing and the people are very friendly.  We only climb in the mornings and are back for a swim and lunch everyday by 1:00 PM.  Also, the hikes to the climbs are uphill and range from 20 minutes to 1 hour.  However, there is no humidity and you have the view of the ocean the whole time.

Is this a Project World School Trip?

No. This trip is being offered by Project World School’s partner and co-facilitator, Michael Weitzman. Michael is a world class climbing instructor and facilitator during our retreats. He is leading this climbing Add-On as a service to our retreat participants who wish to spend additional time climbing with an expert before our retreat.

How much should I budget for food for 8 days?

Food and Beverage: Depending on your appetite, you can spend approximately $100 Euros per week to 200 Euros .  Breakfast should be made in your studio apartment, purchase eggs, yogurt, cereal, bread and jam. Plan on having lunch out after climbing, and then a light dinner.   There are dozens of eating options within a 10 minute walk of our studio apartments with local fresh fish, Greek classics and other kinds of food.

Am I expected to fly into and out of Athens from my home country?

Yes. You are expected to fly in and out of Athens. If you are planning on attending the 8 Day Climbing Add-On, you will arrive in Athens on September 11th or September 12th. You can book your connecting flight to Kalymnos on the same day you arrive or you can stay in Athens for one night and take a local flight the next morning. The best price you will find will be booking your international flight from your home country to Athens, then book a local flight to Kalymnos.

How much should I budget to cover the additional transportation?

You are responsible for covering your own round trip transportation costs to and from Kalymnos originating from Athens.

To get to Kalymnos, you will need to book a flight to Kos.

1. Fly from Athens-Kos on the local airlines, either Olympic or Aegean Air.  This flight will cost between 45-80 euros each way.

2. From Kos airport, take a taxi to the Mastachari ferry for Kalymnos.  This taxi is about 15 euros.

3. Ferry for Kalymnos (there is always one that leaves about an hour after the flight). costs about 7 euros.

4. Once you arrive in Kalymnos, take a taxi to the apartment, aprox 15 euros.

The cost for the trip is estimated to be about 65-100 each way, therefore, we’d ask you to budget about 200 euros to cover your roundtrip transportation for the 8 Day Add -On.

Will there be someone to meet me in Athens at the airport if I arrive early for the 8 Day Climbing Add-On?

Unfortunately no. The official Project World School Greece Retreat starts on the 20th of September.  The Project World School staff will be in Athens to meet the participants  at the airport at the beginning of the retreat.  Our facilitator for this Add-On, Michael Weitzman, will be waiting for the participants at the studio apartments in Kalymnos. Detailed directions from the airport to Kalymnos can be found above.

This is an 8 day add-on only available to those attending the Project World School Greece retreat taking place afterwards. This add-on has a focus on rock climbing on Greek cuisine.

Highlights include:

*6 Days of Guided Rock Climbing

*Expert climbing instruction (with an emphasis on safety, fun and technique)

*Daily swimming in the Aegean Sea (perfect temperature in September)

*Seafront Accommodation (2 minute walk to the sea)

*Exposure to excellent Greek island cuisine

Schedule

Day 1, 2 and 3: Climb in the morning, beach in the late afternoon for sunset.
Day 4: Rest Day
Day 5, 6, and 7: Climb in the morning, beach in the late afternoon for sunset.
Day 8: Leave for Athens to meet up with the group (we would take a late morning, early afternoon flight to Athens)