Poetry Retreat in Greece with Christi & Whitney Writing

Athens - Nafplio

2023: Jun 4 - Jun 10


Unlock your creativity and get ready for a week of exploration, writing, and connection. We'll journey into ancient times and find inspiration in passionate people, timeless ruins, blue skies, and turquoise waters. When you close your eyes and picture your journey, feel comfort in that your imagination is reality. Kalimera and welcome to Greece!

  • 7 days

  • 10 - 24 spots

  • Double occupancy in 4-star hotels (single rooms available)

  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners included

  • TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers from Athens International Airport (ATH), between 08:00 am and 05:00 pm

  • TrovaTrip will provide 2 transfers to Athens International Airport (ATH), between 08:00 am and 11:00 am

Activities Included

  • Evening walk in the Plaka
  • Athens City Tour
  • Acropolis Walk
  • Parthenon Visit
  • Athens Street Art Walk
  • Ancient Mycenae Tour
  • Nemean Wine Tasting Lunch
  • Epidarus Tour
  • Ancient Theater of Epidarus Visit
  • Nafplio Waterfront Walk
  • Sea Kayaking in the Argolis Gulf

Other Inclusions

  • Double occupancy in 4-star Hotels
  • Local guide throughout trip
  • All city transfers
  • Arrival airport transfer (until 5pm on first day)
  • Departure airport transfer (morning of last day)
  • 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 2 Dinners

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Food & alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas & travel Insurance
  • Airport transfers outside of designated times
  • Tips for guides

Your Host

Christi & Whitney

Poet and spoken word artist, Christi Steyn was born in South Africa where she studied English, Theater, and Education. She is signed with Andrews McMeel Publishing and will be publishing her first book this year.

Whitney Hanson is a poet and author of the book "home." She believes the job of a writer is to love people deeply and experience life fully.

Itinerary

Day 1

Sunday, Jun 04, 2023

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Day 1

Welcome to Greece! Settle in and get ready for an incredible week.

transfer

Arrival Transfer

TrovaTrip will provide 3 transfers from Athens International Airport (ATH) , between 8 AM and 5 PM

activity

Evening walk in the Plaka

Take a stroll in the Plaka, the oldest neighborhood in Athens. Under the shadow of the Acropolis, the neighborhood has a village feel, with narrow cobblestone streets lined with tavernas and cafes, a perfect introduction to Greece!

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dinner

Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

accommodation

Athens Tiare Hotel

Overnight in Athens.

Day 2

Monday, Jun 05, 2023

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Day 2

Today is a full day tour of Athens. You will visit the Acropolis and the Parthenon in the morning. In the afternoon you will join your guide for a walking street art tour.

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

activity

Athens City Tour

Explore the mighty Parthenon, and bask in its imposing strength as it sits atop a hill overlooking the city. You’ll wander through the acropolis and take a walk back in time, amongst ruins and architectural marvels. You will experience the greatness of the ancient Greeks as well as visit the site of the first Olympic games.

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Acropolis Walk

Acropolis walk included on your Athens City Tour.

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Parthenon Visit

Parthenon visit included on your Athens City Tour

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Athens Street Art Walk

Athens is a street artist’s paradise: from the established to the constant streams of new talent spraying up the neighbourhoods, this tour celebrates them all. Tagging, bombing, stencil and painting.

Informal Gathering

Pandora’s box: Unlocking your voice

Pandora’s box: Unlocking your voice

accommodation

Athens Tiare Hotel

Overnight in Athens.

Day 3

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2023

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Day 3

Today you will leave behind the city of Athens and head to the Peloponnesus. On the way you will visit the Theater of Epidaurus, have a tour of Mycenae and its fortress, have a Nemean Wine Tasting Lunch, and then walk the waterfront of Nafplio

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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Ancient Mycenae Tour

One of the most important cities of ancient Greece, you will tour around Mycenae. You will walk under the famous Lion gate up to the Mycenaean acropolis and the Palace. Mycenae is very impressive as it is possible to feel the city as you retrace the steps of the ancients. You will see the tomb of Agamemnon and the ruins of the Cyclopean walls that protected this mighty city.

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Nemean Wine Tasting Lunch

Neméa is arguably Greece's most important red-wine appellation, located in the northeast corner of the Peloponnese peninsula. You'll visit a vineyard for a tasting and lunch.

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lunch

Lunch included with Nemea Wine Tasting and Lunch.

Informal Gathering

Persephone: The recipe for a poem

Persephone: The recipe for a poem

accommodation

Amalia Nafplion

Overnight in Nafplio.

Day 4

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2023

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Day 4

Today you will take a tour of Epidarus and visit ancient sights and ruins. When you get back to Nafplio, wander the streets and stunning waterfront on the Argolic Gulf.

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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Epidarus Tour

The site of Epidaurus, which is listed as a world heritage site by Unesco, is vast. With ruins of temples and hospital buildings devoted to the healing gods; it is considered to be the birthplace of Asklepios.

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Ancient Theater of Epidarus Visit

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is regarded as the best preserved ancient theatre in Greece in terms of its perfect acoustics and fine structure. It was constructed in the late 4th century BC and it was finalized in two stages.

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Nafplio Waterfront Walk

Pretty and romantic, with narrow alleyways, hidden gems, and stunning views of the gulf, you will join the group for a lovely stroll of the waterfront.

Informal Gathering

Hades: Shadow writing

Hades: shadow writing

accommodation

Amalia Nafplion

Overnight in Nafplio.

Day 5

Thursday, Jun 08, 2023

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Day 5

Today you will grab a paddle and hop on a kayak tour of the Argolis Gulf. The afternoon will be at leisure.

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

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Sea Kayaking in the Argolis Gulf

Argolis Gulf is an ideal destination for sea kayaking lovers. Starting from the beautiful harbour of Nafplio, follow the coastal Acronafplia and be enchanted by the magnificent view of the 3 castles of Nafplio, remote beaches, picturesque landscapes and inaccessible bays.

Informal Gathering

Pegasus: Burst with creativity

Pegasus: burst with creativity

accommodation

Amalia Nafplion

Overnight in Nafplio.

Day 6

Friday, Jun 09, 2023

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Day 6

After a relaxed breakfast, you will transfer back to Athens where you will have the afternoon free for any last minute shopping or sightseeing. In the evening you will join the group for a farewell dinner.

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breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

Informal Gathering

Medusa: A poem for the monster in my head

Medusa: a poem for the monster in my head

meal

dinner

Farewell dinner at a local restaurant is included.

accommodation

Athens Tiare Hotel

Overnight in Athens.

Day 7

Saturday, Jun 10, 2023

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Day 7

All good things must come to an end! You'll transfer to the airport and bid farewell for now.

meal

breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel is included.

transfer

Airport Transfer

TrovaTrip will provide 2 transfers to Athens International Airport (ATH) on the last day

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