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Program Overview

Greece is a destination to inspire a new perspective on life with it’s sea sunshine and Mediterranean food.

This eight-day wellness and learning immersion will allow you to enjoy yoga and meditation with the Aegean Sea sprawling out before you, and opportunities to meet with members of the Women’s Agricultural Cooperative to learn first-hand about local traditional life.


Greece-Wellness and Lifestyle Immersion in Zakynthos


October 2, 2021 days and October 9, 2021 nights

Your Curriculum

At A Glance

DAY 1: Arrive to Athens

Welcome to Athens!

DAY 2: Athens Overview

Get ready for your first full day in Athens!

DAY 3: Athens – Zakynthos

Following breakfast, you will have an early transfer to the airport a flight to Zante. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 4: Zakynthos – Navagio Beach & Blue Caves

After breakfast, you will depart for Porto Vromi, a picturesque seaside port where your board your boat on your journey to the beautiful Blue Caves.

DAY 5: Traditional Zakynthos

After breakfast, you will embark on a journey of the mountain area of Zakynthos.

DAY 6: Zakynthos and Southern Island

This morning after breakfast, you will visit the southern part of the island; Mahairado, Agios Sostis, and Lake Keriou.

DAY 7: Zakynthos – Athens

Breakfast. Join along a 3-hour cooking class and learn how to use local products to cook and produce some great tasting foods.

DAY 8: Athens Departure

Don’t leave yet!


Why Learning Journeys?

At Learning Journeys we believe in a new kind of vacation. Our unique journeys help you explore and develop your skills and interest, travel the world, give back to the community and ultimately re-connect with yourself.


The destinations are chosen specifically to make practicing that skill more accessible, and more fun. Typical skills offered are health and wellness, cooking, photography, art, birding and wildlife, language study, architecture, music, dance and more. Programs range from beginner to professional certification. You will even have the opportunity to attend off the beaten path festivals in your specific area of interest which will take your learning immersion to new heights!

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The quest for knowledge as we open our hearts and minds to new experiences can transform us. As we see the world through the eyes of others, the communities we visit and touch are also transformed. This cycle of positive change is at the heart of every Learning Journeys experience.

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Learning Journeys is designed to nurture that ember of curiosity inside you into a flame of life-long discovery. Continued learning ensures continued growth, whether pursuing any number of interests that intrigue you or a passion you have honed over the years.

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Truly, the world is your classroom. Exploring the rich and varied cultures of the destinations you visit multiplies the value of your educational pursuits, and the exploration of yourself. The journey itself – to a new place and new you – is what truly matters.

Self-reflection

Through reflection, we bring learning to life. Pausing from the chaos of our daily lives allows us to sort through experiences to create meaning, from which we learn more deeply about ourselves. Understanding what truly moves us leads to rich and profound actions that shape our lives.

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Finally, just as you remember specific meals from a trip taken many years ago, your ability to recall information is enhanced when combined with a unique setting. “Learning Journeys” are an excellent value for money and an investment.


Departure

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What You Will Learn/Do

Why We Love This Traveling Classroom

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How This Program Benefits The Local Community

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Program

DAY 1: Arrive to Athens

Upon arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our minibus or taxi driver. This evening, we gather for an orientation, and dinner at a local Taverna. Yiasou!

Overnight in Athens


DAY 2: Athens Overview

Start off your journey with an early morning yoga session. After breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel to begin the morning sightseeing journey at the new Acropolis Museum.

Your afternoon will be free to explore Athens at your leisure. Enjoy a second session of yoga in the late afternoon.

Learning Experience: Yoga Sessions / Acropolis Museum
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Athens


DAY 3: Athens – Zakynthos

After settling in, enjoy lunch and a visit to Zakynthos Town. You will see the famous Razi Aroma of Zakynthos, renowned as the “Flower of the Levant” due to its rich flora, delightful gardens and golden Mediterranean beaches. Enjoy a workshop in the tradition of perfume making, whose roots spread deep into the past to reveal unique fragrances and secret beauty recipes.

Afterwards, visit Saint Mark’s square with its iconic Catholic church, where the common people burned the Golden Book (Libro d’Oro) of Nobility to end the class system. Pass by the miracle-making church of Saint Dionysius, which hosts the Saint’s remains and features a series of remarkable artworks and impressive frescoes.

Learning Experience: Yoga Session / Perfume Making
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Zakynthos


DAY 4: Zakynthos – Navagio Beach & Blue Caves

The Blue Caves, named for the intriguing reflections of water in the caves, are one of the most popular attractions of the island, These geologic formations inspire a succession of caves along the North-West coast of the island that start after Agios Nikolaos and end near Skinari Cape.

Learning Experience: Yoga Sessions / Porto Vromi Photography
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Zakynthos


DAY 5: Traditional Zakynthos

Ιn the mountainous village of Kiliomenos, you will have the opportunity of visiting the Women’s Agricultural Cooperative known as Melissiotises.

In Greek mythology, Melissa was a nymph who was shown the use of honey by the bees.. Melissiotises run their own shop where Zakynthian agricultural produce is shared aplenty.

Tens of families are subscribed to the scheme, each producing fresh and organic products using traditional recipes that have been passed down across generations.

Your visit to the Melisiotisses will provide a real experience of the island’s agricultural heritage and a piece of Zakynthos to be cherished until your next visit to the island. The cheeses produced by the Mpastas Cheese Factory are exclusively from sheep milk in the area: ladoturi (oil cheese), gruyere cheese, brine (feta cheese), yogurt, creams, rice milk and Greek traditional mizithra.

Learning Experience: Yoga Sessions / Women’s Agricultural Cooperative/Cheese Making
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Zakynthos


DAY 6: Zakynthos and Southern Island

During this journey, visit a traditional family-run olive press where you will learn the production process and see traditional methods previously used. You will even be able to taste different olive oil for yourself!

Learning Experience: Yoga Sessions / Greek Olive Oil Production Process
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Zakynthos


DAY 7: Zakynthos – Athens

After the class, you will enjoy your lunch before transferring to the airport for the flight back to Athens.

Learning Experience: Yoga Sessions / Greek Cooking Class
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Athens


DAY 8: Athens Departure

Extend your journey on one of our numerous global learning programs.

We look forward to welcoming you back on another Learning Journeys immersion.

Perhaps you’re interested in visiting India to experience yoga and spirituality.

Visit Peru to immerse the a healing experience. Whatever your interest, Learning Journeys can assist you with finding the perfect program to fulfil your dreams.

Meals included: Breakfast




Program Registration Fees

Per person for Single Standard $560.00

Per person for Standard $3,290.00


Program Departure Dates:

Services Included

·    3-night accommodation in Athens. 4**** Hotel Airotel Alexandros or similar
·    4-night accommodation in Zakynthos 4****Hotel Palatino or similar
·    Air tickets Athens-Zakynthos-Athens. (Scheduled times for the Flights included in the program)
·    Flight from Athens to Zakynthos: 07:30 hrs. - 08:25 hrs (OA) OR 09:50 hrs. - 10:50 hrs (GQ)
·    Flight from Zakynthos to Athens: 20:30 hrs. - 21:30 hrs (GQ) OR 21:35 hrs. - 22:30 hrs (OA)
Important note: Flight departure times may vary according to the published airline schedule.
·    Half Day 5-hour Private Athens immersion with the Acropolis and the new Acropolis
·    Museum with an English-speaking expert and entrance fees.
·    Afternoon walking tour in Zakynthos city center with an English-speaking leader/guide
·    Half day regular cruise or overland tour to Navagio Beach & Blue Caves (subject to weather
conditions)
·    Half day private overland tour of rural - traditional Zakynthos.
·    10 Yoga sessions (2 in Athens & 8 in Zakynthos)
·    3-hour cooking class with lunch
·    Visit of a local family-owned Olive Press
·    All transfers as per description.
·    Local Yoga instructors (Athens & Zakynthos)
·    Daily breakfast and 4 lunches.
10/2/2021 8:00:00 AM

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Program Type

Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Arts-Crafts-Textile
Birding and Wildlife
Dance
Fashion
Gastronomy
Genealogy
Language
Music
Photography
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused
Writing and Literature

Learning Level

Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

Activity Level

Easy


What You Will Learn/Do

Perfume Making

Women’s Agricultural Cooperative

Geology of The Blue Caves

Daily Yoga Sessions

Greek Olive Oil Production Process

Cheese tasting


Why This Program Is Unique

Experience Greece like never before!

Our immersive journey brings you to this beautiful land to learn about authentic customs and history as you unwind and rejuvenate your mind.

Boost your healthy lifestyle on this unique journey that reshape your soul.

Experience the Greek traditions of perfume making, whose roots emanate deep into the past, revealing unique fragrances and secret beauty recipes.


How This Program Benefits The Local Community

Women’s Agricultural Cooperative visit


Program Itinerary

Start/Finish City:

Open All Days


DAY 1:

Upon arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our minibus or taxi driver. This evening, we gather for an orientation, and dinner at a local Taverna. Yiasou! Overnight in Athens

DAY 2:

Start off your journey with an early morning yoga session. After breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel to begin the morning sightseeing journey at the new Acropolis Museum. Your afternoon will be free to explore Athens at your leisure. Enjoy a second session of yoga in the late afternoon. Learning Experience: Yoga Sessions / Acropolis Museum Meals included: Breakfast Overnight in Athens

DAY 3:

After settling in, enjoy lunch and a visit to Zakynthos Town. You will see the famous Razi Aroma of Zakynthos, renowned as the “Flower of the Levant” due to its rich flora, delightful gardens and golden Mediterranean beaches. Enjoy a workshop in the tradition of perfume making, whose roots spread deep into the past to reveal unique fragrances and secret beauty recipes. Afterwards, visit Saint Mark’s square with its iconic Catholic church, where the common people burned the Golden Book (Libro d’Oro) of Nobility to end the class system. Pass by the miracle-making church of Saint Dionysius, which hosts the Saint’s remains and features a series of remarkable artworks and impressive frescoes. Learning Experience: Yoga Session / Perfume Making Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight in Zakynthos

DAY 4:

The Blue Caves, named for the intriguing reflections of water in the caves, are one of the most popular attractions of the island, These geologic formations inspire a succession of caves along the North-West coast of the island that start after Agios Nikolaos and end near Skinari Cape. Learning Experience: Yoga Sessions / Porto Vromi Photography Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight in Zakynthos

DAY 5:

Ιn the mountainous village of Kiliomenos, you will have the opportunity of visiting the Women’s Agricultural Cooperative known as Melissiotises. In Greek mythology, Melissa was a nymph who was shown the use of honey by the bees.. Melissiotises run their own shop where Zakynthian agricultural produce is shared aplenty. Tens of families are subscribed to the scheme, each producing fresh and organic products using traditional recipes that have been passed down across generations. Your visit to the Melisiotisses will provide a real experience of the island’s agricultural heritage and a piece of Zakynthos to be cherished until your next visit to the island. The cheeses produced by the Mpastas Cheese Factory are exclusively from sheep milk in the area: ladoturi (oil cheese), gruyere cheese, brine (feta cheese), yogurt, creams, rice milk and Greek traditional mizithra. Learning Experience: Yoga Sessions / Women’s Agricultural Cooperative/Cheese Making Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight in Zakynthos

DAY 6:

During this journey, visit a traditional family-run olive press where you will learn the production process and see traditional methods previously used. You will even be able to taste different olive oil for yourself! Learning Experience: Yoga Sessions / Greek Olive Oil Production Process Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight in Zakynthos

DAY 7:

After the class, you will enjoy your lunch before transferring to the airport for the flight back to Athens. Learning Experience: Yoga Sessions / Greek Cooking Class Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch Overnight in Athens

DAY 8:

Extend your journey on one of our numerous global learning programs. We look forward to welcoming you back on another Learning Journeys immersion. Perhaps you’re interested in visiting India to experience yoga and spirituality. Visit Peru to immerse the a healing experience. Whatever your interest, Learning Journeys can assist you with finding the perfect program to fulfil your dreams. Meals included: Breakfast


Program Registration Fees

2021 Departures & Fees 2 Departures
2022 Departures & Fees 6 Departures

Date Double Occupancy Single Supplement
September 18, 2021
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$3,290.00
Per Person
$560.00
Per Person
October 02, 2021
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$3,290.00
Per Person
$560.00
Per Person
Date Double Occupancy Single Supplement
April 09, 2022
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$3,290.00
Per Person
$560.00
Per Person
April 23, 2022
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$3,290.00
Per Person
$560.00
Per Person
May 13, 2022
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$3,290.00
Per Person
$560.00
Per Person
May 28, 2022
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$3,290.00
Per Person
$560.00
Per Person
September 10, 2022
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$3,290.00
Per Person
$560.00
Per Person
September 24, 2022
Reserve Online
$3,290.00
Per Person
$560.00
Per Person
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Services Included

· 3-night accommodation in Athens. 4**** Hotel Airotel Alexandros or similar · 4-night accommodation in Zakynthos 4****Hotel Palatino or similar · Air tickets Athens-Zakynthos-Athens. (Scheduled times for the Flights included in the program) · Flight from Athens to Zakynthos: 07:30 hrs. - 08:25 hrs (OA) OR 09:50 hrs. - 10:50 hrs (GQ) · Flight from Zakynthos to Athens: 20:30 hrs. - 21:30 hrs (GQ) OR 21:35 hrs. - 22:30 hrs (OA) Important note: Flight departure times may vary according to the published airline schedule. · Half Day 5-hour Private Athens immersion with the Acropolis and the new Acropolis · Museum with an English-speaking expert and entrance fees. · Afternoon walking tour in Zakynthos city center with an English-speaking leader/guide · Half day regular cruise or overland tour to Navagio Beach & Blue Caves (subject to weather conditions) · Half day private overland tour of rural - traditional Zakynthos. · 10 Yoga sessions (2 in Athens & 8 in Zakynthos) · 3-hour cooking class with lunch · Visit of a local family-owned Olive Press · All transfers as per description. · Local Yoga instructors (Athens & Zakynthos) · Daily breakfast and 4 lunches.

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