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Welcome to Greece!
This trip will take you out of your comfort zone. Our wish to you is
to make the most out of it!
You will be exposed to some of the most beautiful and unseen
corners of our country. These are the places that we travel since
we were kids. We will guide you to experience Greece at its fullest.
Through the idea of studying while traveling, we aim to help you
cultivate the skill of adaptability and of understanding. Nowadays,
our professional lives can become quite demanding. They require
us to travel and work in different environments, calling us to be
flexible and focused.
This trip will challenge and help you develop your adaptability
skills, while being open to change and productive.
Our main priority is to make sure that you travel safe and that
you attend your classes, while traveling. Yet, our mission is that
on top of these, you will have fun, explore, learn and that you will
make lifelong friendships.
Be curious/ Be humble/ Be brave/ Be an explorer
The Get Lost Team
Get Lost Team
Angeliki Vaxevanaki – Managing Director
+306937814204 / email@example.com
Kostas Giannakou – Operations Director
+306945604376 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Giorgos Giannoulis - Host Manager
+306948437490 / email@example.com
Sotiris Papaleonidopoulos – Chief Captain
Mitch Geraci - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Wojton - email@example.com
Money during the trip
The safest option to buy Euros will be at the local bank.
All of the destinations have ATMs but not necessarity a bank.
We strongly recommend that you exchange most of them while in Athens or prior to your arrival, as it will be difficult to visit a bank during open hours.
Bank in Greece: Open, Monday - Friday 08:00 - 14:00
Approximate Currency Exchange
1 Euro =
1.13 US Dollars
In most of the islands and mainlands villages that we are travelling, credit cards are not the most common used transaction mean when it comes to small amount purchases. You will need cash and there will usually be an ATM to withdraw. Nevertheless, the exchange rate will always vary based on the bank. We suggest you always have both with you and ask at the counter.
Have you notified your bank that you will be travelling abroad for almost a month? Prevent getting your card locked! Are you aware of withdraw charges & the conversion rate through other banks?
Check & Choose
During the summer, due to the touristic season, prices fluctuate from place to place. Try to check a couple of places before and feel free to ask the Get Lost Team!
Below you will find prices to expect visiting Greece
Coca Cola: 1.45€
Ice Cream: 2 € / scoop
Beer in bars: 5 €
1lt Milk: 2.5 €
Water Bottle: 0.50 €
Cappuccino: 3.80 €
Souvlaki: 2.80 €
Greek Salad: 6.50 €
(An additional scanned copy is also good to have)
(Necessary for discounts & the Acropolis)
ARRIVAL IN ATHENS
Ground Floor Cafe / Restaurant
Address: Athens International Airport, Spata 190 19
300ft opposite to your arrival terminal
A Get Lost represenative will wait for you there. She / He will be easy to spot: Just look for the person wearing a Get Lost T-Shirt & Hat. In case of emergency contact our Get Lost phone +306945604376 or our WhatsApp group.
Bus departure: 14h00
Our Prepaid bus will pick you up and take you to the supermarket for supplies and then to Kalamaki Marina.
Meet a Get Lost rep
at Sofitel airport ground floor
Hazards, Safety & Tips
Like Florida the Greek Sun is strong. It can dehydrate, burn your skin, exhaust and tire you. Especially when at sea or during activities like hiking, snorkeling or sailing.
The Greek archipelago is one of the safest seas in the world. No dangerous marine life. The only thing to be cautious about is sea urchins on shallow rocky waters - they do not move so they are easy to avoid. In case you step on a sea urchin, rub some olive oil in the affected area. Let it rest and then remove the spikes with tweezers. ALWAYS double Check when you dive in unknown waters. Either from a cliff or the boat. NEVER dive head first. If the waters are shallow you might get seriously damaged.
Summer is the best time for party. A few things that you need to be aware: Cheap alcohol usually means bad quality. It can seriously ruin your night, definitely your next morning and even send you to the hospital! Drinking & driving is seen very often in Greece. Pay extra attention when crossing junctions or walking on the side of the road, especially in the islands!
DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS
Actually, this is not the case in Greece. If you are lost, looking for directions, local tips, or the coolest things to do in an area, in Greece it is normal to ask strangers for information. Greeks are very hospitable humans, kind of loud and expressive. If you encounter one and their English is poor, just be creative. They will try to help you, no matter what!
Coffee in Greece is a cultural thing. Long way before Starbucks, Greeks were enjoying iced coffee. It’s a daily habit. It is very common for Greeks to meet for “a quick coffee”, chat and play backgammon.
The coffees we strongly recommend you are:
Freddo Cappuccino – Iced Cappuccino
Freddo Espresso – Iced Espresso
Frappe - easy to make it yourself on the boat – Iced instant coffee
Greek coffee - ask a local granny to teach you or just order it in a coffee shop