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Pete Lawrence - 04 Oct 2018
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If you happen to be in Paros in September 2019 - come and join our discussions over the weekend of 21/22 to plan a future retreat on the island

Our projected plan for 2020 :

Over six days, this intimate gathering will aim to give you a renewed sense of purpose and belonging. In the quest to create a better world, how do we find balance, strength, and drive? How do we start building resources to make a difference?

In this age of disconnection, fear, and alienation, how do we find purpose, togetherness, and belonging? Join us at our Greek island gathering Paros 2019, a coming-together that offers solutions through the power of community. Paros 2020 encompasses a working towards the strength that comes with connection, joy, and spontaneity. 

Together we can create the change we all know is possible. Simple in its setup to allow for spontaneous co-creation, the event is likely to feature panels, talks, cookery classes, performance art, yoga, film, games, how-to sessions, music, a sunset cruise and more. We are utilising the Open Space format which empowers all members to convene their own sessions spontaneously.

Wake up to sunrise or yoga. After breakfast spend the morning in sessions, thinkshops or ‘how to’s’. The afternoons are free for rest or beach time and we re-convene for further groups, sunset and dinner, followed by evening socials, which will vary from evening to evening but are likely to include include DJ sessions, film, art, theatre, games, live music and a campfire circle. 

Much more to be announced as the programme takes shape, hopefully for 2020! 

 

 


From the UK you can either fly to Athens (planes from London, Manchester, Bristol, Luton and more via Easyjet, British Airways, Aegean, Wizz, Ryanair) and get an onward Aegean flight (takes 30 minutes) or boat from Pireus or Rafina (around 4 hours), or you fly to the nearby island of Mykonos and transfer by boat (under an hour) or via Santorini for a three hour boat transfer.

Easyjet usually put their flights on sale late in the year for the following season and if you get in early,  you can find cheap prices (I have traditionally paid around £100 return if booked well in advance via Easyjet for example)

For ferry schedules, the advice is to leave until nearer the time of travel as it changes quite a lot. I have rarely booked in advance by more than a day ot two, if at all. In September there should still be a good service. Try Ferryhopper for online schedules

Hope to see you on Paros in September for some late summer sun and fun and planning


 

Milos summer house on the south west of the sunshine island of Paros is situated one kilometre from the small port of Alyki, 15 minutes drive from the main town / port of Parikia and 20 minutes from Naousa - great for beaches, shops and tavernas - and a few minutes minutes drive from the island's airport (only three flights a day - all small aircraft to/from Athens so very little unwanted noise).

It is situated up on a hill with spectacular 360 degree views - looking west across the water to Antiparos and (on the clearest of days) ten other Cycladic islands, from Sikinos to the south to Syros in the north, and looking inland to the mountains of Paros. Milos is also a haven for natural life and bird watching.

The nearest beaches are around 5 minutes drive away. Voutakos beach, to the west of Alyki is recommended, though there are many fantastic beaches on the island, all with some of the cleanest water you'll find anywhere in the world.  Click the photo above for more on the house and the island.




 

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