2018 ikaria island ENVIRONMENTAL retreat
Our Environmental Retreat is designed to give you a deep, reflective awareness of Ikaria Island and the Greek Seas. We offer daily presentations and activities to engage a community of intelligent, environmentally focused, and supportive people. Participants will also share their own ideas and interests.
retreat example schedule (Sept 17-21, 2018)
Day 1: Introduction to Ikaria and its unique characteristics; day excursion to the Chalaris river bed natural area and Temple of Artemis at Nas beach; dinner and dancing at an Ikarian panigiri (night festival)
Day 2: Morning walk in Ikarian mountains; afternoon free to explore in special mountain village; presentation on marine life and marine mammals in Greece; dinner at a restaurant near the sea.
Day 3: Morning walk through ancient oak forest; afternoon free to explore; evening presentation on the oak forest and protection of flora and fauna in Greece; map the constellations at night.
Day 4: Explore Ikaria's unique architecture; visit a hermit cave and monastery; learn about the 'anti-pirate' history of Ikaria; learn about the law of the seas.
Day 5: Presentation by local island producer(s); excursion to an Ikarian winery; open afternoon; evening of discussion and sharing; dinner together at a special restaurant.
* The specific events and schedule may vary, depending on the weather and other conditions, but we will try our best to keep to this schedule.
what you can expect:
- A dynamic retreat that will give you insider knowledge about Ikaria, Greece and the Greek Seas.
- An inspiring group of people who wish to learn about Greece's natural environments, the seas and islands.
- An international community that's gaining momentum to make an impact on protecting our seas, wildlife and lands.