I'm a swimmer, but my friend/spouse/partner is not. Can they still come? Is there a price difference for them?
Non-swimming attendees are more than welcome to join us! They have as good a time as swimmers do. They are encouraged to travel with you. The price does not change for non-swimmer guests.
I have very particular dietary restrictions. Can they be accommodated?
Yes! In your registration form, mark your needs in the dietary section. We are more than happy to accommodate.
Can I bring swim aids or my own equipment?
If you have favorite flippers, snorkels, swim paddles, or other aids/tools, you are welcome to bring them. We will also have some on hand if you'd like to try.
I am coming on this trip alone. Will I have to share a room with a stranger?
On this trip, yes. The center is a communal retreat. Our travelers have become lifelong friends!
What currency is used in Greece?
The Euro. Cash is good to have but credit cards are accepted in most places.
Are towns on Zakythos safe to walk around at night?
Yes, very safe and peaceful!
Which hotel are we staying on Zakynthos?
The hotel is a wellness retreat called Wild Fig. With 20 acres of pristine Mediterranean scenery and views, it's going to be peaceful but convenient to where all the action is!
What about WiFi and cell service?
The retreat has free wifi. There is also cell service.
Will we be able to snorkel in the same locations we are swimming in?
Yes! Snorkeling will always be available when we head to water. Kayaking will be optional too.
Do we need insect repellent?
We recommend bringing some! Mediterranean summers can be buzzy.
What do we wear in the water?
In addition to your swimsuit, you might want to consider a wetsuit if you like having the option or you’re more comfortable in one. However, the water is very warm in the 80s, so it is not necessary and you may overheat. We do recommend a rash guard - it is basically a long-sleeve top often worn by surfers and other boarders to prevent chafing as they lay on boards. However, it is also excellent as sun protection, and will serve you well as you will be in the peak of summer. You can get one at any sports store - Sports Basement, sports Authority, Big 5, etc - even Target and Walmart may have some.
What do we wear to dinner?
Greece is pretty casual. No need to fret over suiting up! Something light and casual is fine.
Who is coming on this trip?
Once the trip is full, we will have a video chat to answer questions and say hello. You will all be copied in on emails and have the chance to see the names and hometowns of fellow adventurers. Coach Mike and Coach Pedro will be there.