Hike to the Acropolis – the crown-jewel of Athens. Work with locals for the betterment of their community. Learn about ancient history while you stand amidst the ruins.
Island-hop in the Aegean Sea; explore the Cyclades by boat, land and water. Support rescue animals on a Greek island.
Work in a charity home and enjoy modern Greek culture and food.
Summer in the Greek Islands with us! We start in Athens with its jaw-dropping ruins. Immersing ourselves in Greek life, we will work at a charity home and learn about the power of longevity enjoyed by the Greeks. On high-speed ferries, we explore the Cyclades: Naxos, Paros, and Milos, where we will continue our service work and fall in love with these island-studded Aegean-blue waters. We will swim, snorkel, hike unexplored areas, visit villages, island hop, and visit the island where the Venus de Milo was discovered. The distinct landscape of different Islands will surprise you - especially Milos – with its lunar-landscape beaches.
We will travel to Athens by air from Los Angeles.
$1,995 Airfare Package Includes International flights and all land and sea travel.
Lightweight Daypack / backpack (1)
Small waist pouch (1)
Suitcase or duffel/backpack with wheels 22”-24” (1)
Passport +1 photo copy of passport
VISA paperwork (if needed)
Consent to Travel form
Community Service Forms (if you need them)
Camera (if not using camera phone)
Water bottle (Nalgene or metal)
Extra shirt or zip-up hoodie
Personal hygiene items
Toothbrush and paste
Service Explorers’ emergency contacts (we will provide)
Pants, preferably convertible (2)
Skirts or dresses (2)
Long sleeved collared sun shirt (1)
Short sleeve collared sun shirt (1)
Lightweight zip up hoodie (1)
T-shirts / tank tops (8)
Pajamas / night shirt (1)
Socks (6) – at least one pair covering ankles
Nylon shorts, optional (SCUBA)
Quick dry towel - ex-large (1)
Quick dry washcloth (1)
Rain jacket (lightweight)
Hiking sandals (strap-on) (1 pair)
Flip-flops (1 pair)
Sneakers or hiking shoes (not boots) - old pair is ideal
Hat strap, if hat does not have one
Lip Balm with SPF
Work gloves (old pair is fine)
Ziploc bags (3 large sized)
Sunscreen: waterproof face and body, high SPF
Insect repellant (with DEET)
Optional: mask & snorkel (SCUBA)
Optional: dry bag (SCUBA)
Shampoo / conditioner
Soap / body wash
Toothbrush, paste, floss
Eye glasses / case
Contacts, cleaning solution
Medications, prescribed and other
Feminine hygiene products