SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
June 8-14, 2019
For registration questions, email us at Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
All registrations are subject to a non-refundable $35 payment processing fee
Over the past 5 years, True Nature Education and The National Society of Leadership and Success have partnered to offer exciting service, leadership, and adventure travel opportunities to around the world.
In 2019, we’re heading to the mythical land of Greece and we want you to join us! We’ll spend the week living in the enchanting fishing village of Epidavros in Peloponnese where you can experience the quaint traditional Greek lifestyle. This home-away-from-home will serve as the base for our explorations of this breath-taking country.
Between moments of soaking in the beauty of the Greek coastline, you will have a chance to explore the fascinating culture, ancient history, and endless adventure this country has to offer. Join True Nature and the NSLS for an immersive experience as you discover the balance of ancient and modern life that makes Greece the one-of-a-kind country it is.
Every day will start with gentle stretching and breathing to prepare you for receiving all of the gifts that this land has to offer. Your trip will be an unforgettable journey full of outdoor adventures, exploration of the local culture, and even some opportunities to be of service. In addition, you will make new friends for life, learn about being an international student leader, and explore more about yourself. In a time in which our world is becoming more and more of a global community, come be a part of the bridge of support by taking part in this incredible cultural immersion, adventure, and leadership trip.
- 6 Nights accommodation
- 3 Delicious meals each day
- Ground transport to/from the retreat center
- All excursions, activities, and service projects listed in the itinerary
- Facilitation by one of True Nature’s qualified Group Leaders
This center epitomizes the Greek village experience, located peacefully on the sea in the port of the quaint fishing village of Ancient Epidavros. Unspoiled and away from mass tourism, this venue sits next to a bay of morning sunrises, afternoon sailboats lazily making their way to shore and evening magenta colored sunsets which can be viewed against the backdrop of the sleeping volcano of Methana. Here you can relax on a nearby beach, or excavate your way through ancient ruins or explore the quaint village and its colorful inhabitants. In addition, it provides a peaceful setting for yoga and meditation with culture and activities only a stone’s throw away.
The restaurant has an acclaimed reputation for the finest seaside and Greek vegetarian cuisine in the village. Each meal is made with fresh ingredients and is born from the Mediterranean traditions, which balance the body, mind, and soul. The authentic accommodations are simple, comfortable with a Mediterranean feel. Most rooms offer a view of the sea and a balcony, and gentle waves can be heard through the open windows.
Activities can include:
~Tours of archeological sites
~Greek dance lessons
~Tours of local villages
~Trip to a local farm
Arrivals Athens Airport
Transfer to Epidavros
Opening circle / welcome circle
8 – 9 am Mindfulness / movement
9 – 10 am Breakfast
10:15 am depart for Ancient Theater of Epidavros – guided tour of archeological site
1:00 pm Lunch at Hotel George
5:30 pm – Greek Dance Lesson
7:00pm – dinner at Hotel George
8:30 – 9:30 am Mindfulness / movement
9:30 – 10:30 am Breakfast
10:45 am depart for Napflio – guided tour of Napflio followed by free time to wander, explore
2:00 pm LUNCH at local Taverna
5:00 pm return to Hotel George
7:30 pm Dinner
9:00 am Breakfast
Day excursion on boat to local coast destinations / learn about sea-life of region and help with coast preservation project (Picnic lunch provided)
7:30 pm dinner
8 – 9 am Mindfulness / movement
9 – 10 am Breakfast
Service project TBD
2:00 pm Lunch at Hotel George
3:30 pm snorkeling at sunken city
5:30pm return to Hotel George / sharing circle activity
7:30 pm dinner
8:30-9:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am visit horse farm
Program with Efrosini and Yannis (nature, hiking and legends of the area)
Lunch at the farm
Visit Island of Poros
5:30 pm return to Hotel George
7:00pm Dinner / Closing circle
Friday, June 15
Breakfast and Departures
*Schedule Subject to Change
For more information contact: Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
True Nature is an Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips to Greece each year. We believe in the power of experiential travel abroad and the multitude of effects it has on one’s growth. We have hosted thousands of participants and have been honored to share in the life-changing experiences of our guests. It is True Nature’s goal to meet the needs of our guests and to be of support from the time you first contact us, to the time you land in Greece until you return home from your journey.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST TRUE NATURE/SOCIETY TRIPS
I am forever grateful and forever changed. I truly found myself here…who I want to be. I am happy, content, and a completely new person. Thank you so much True Nature and the Society! I could have never felt this way without you and for that, I am forever indebted.
-Charlotte, Dabrowski Middletown, Connecticut
Life is a journey, every pebble on this Earth has its place. Sometimes those pebbles create a stepping stone-something with time, concrete, and strength. This experience was another stepping stone to my life-my personal journey, and I am grateful.
-Nola Heller, Plover, Wisconsin
Payment and Online Registration
Register early as these programs fill quickly to fill quickly! A $350 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Greece” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost.
*The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people
*** A $35.00 Service Processing Fee will be added to the tuition.
In order to pay and register, choose the trip you would like to attend, then click the “REGISTER NOW” icon below. Once payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email with the payment schedule and additional information.
June 8-14, 2019 REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
- Initial deposits are non-refundable.
- 1/2 tuition is refundable up to 90 Days before the retreat.
- 89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable.
- Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment
**AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TUITION PRICE
Alumni and Non-Society Members
Society Alumni and Non-Society Members are also welcome on the trip. If you or someone you know would like to join us please let us know.
Non-members will have to pay the full tuition price and also agree to the True Nature / Code of Conduct for the trip. Alumni are eligible for the discount.
Is this program for me?
While the programs are open to all ages, most of the people are of college age and traveling abroad for the first time Our international programs are opportunities to put into practice the values and mission of True Nature which include service, leadership, adventure, and mindfulness. If you have an interest in the program, have an adventurous spirit, a desire to experience a different culture and a willingness to participate in group activities then you are welcome to join our programs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We understand that many questions come up when visiting a place you have never been. What do I bring? What is the weather like? We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these type of questions and more Once you have registered, we will send you these materials. In addition, on our website we have a comprehensive FAQ section, that also gives detailed answers to common questions. If you have other questions, you can always write us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can support you.
You will be booking your flights for the Athens International Airport (ATH). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.