Here is a basic overview of how to get to the Island. Once you have booked, you will receive detailed travel information pack.
TRAVELLING TO THE ISLAND:
The retreat runs from Sunday to Saturday weekly. The pick up point for transfer to the Island is from the harbour at Oreoi on each Sunday, the day the retreat begins. Pick up time is 12:30am in low season and 10:30 in high season. We time the pick ups to match the bus arrival times.
GETTING TO GREECE:
There are two airports that can be used to reach the island. These are:
The airport you need to fly into is Athens International Airport, Elefthérios Venizélos.
Once in Athens you have two choices of getting to the Island. The trip will take three and a half to four hours either way.
Private transport: We use Athens Taxi Transfers for transfers from Athens to the closest local port by private or shared taxi. You can contact Frances on email@example.com" for prices either via the mountains or the ferry crossing (same route as the bus)
By Bus: There is a daily bus at 6:45am (high season) and 8:45am (low season) directly to our local port. the cost is €18 and it includes a fun ferry crossing €4,70.
You will arrive at 10:20am (high season) and 12:20pm (low season) and we will meet you as the bus comes in. You will have an opportunity to get a few last minute things in the village before departing for the island by boat.
Alternatively for those wanting to spend some time exploring incredible Greece, there are many other airlines and flights into Athens. If you don't enjoy cities and want to get to the beach, then you are welcome to stay in our little local village of Oreoi. We are happy to help with accommodation recommendations and bookings in the village.
FROM THE ISLAND:
On Saturday, we will transport you to the Mainland in order to catch the 1pm bus to Athens. The Bus arrives at 5pm in Athens. It takes half an hour by bus or taxi to the Airport.
When you are booking your return flight, please allow enough time for you to catch your outbound flight - anything from 19h00.
Alternative arrival / departure times are NOT possible. Being a private island, we rely on a water taxi service to bring our guest to and from the island. Due to the strict maritime laws, we are not able to take guests across with our own boat. The weather also become unpredictable in the afternoons with the North winds, so crossing is not always possible, and the port police will ground all boats. If you are not able to make pick up time, this needs to be communicated well in advance and it will cost €150 for the trip, but this too will be weather dependent.