Philosophy in

ATHENS

Spend 4  weeks living in Athens, Greece contemplating the ideas of history's great Greek philosophers.

Chapter Details

WHEN

Sept 5th - Oct 2nd, 2021

WHERE

Athens, Greece

COST

Starting at $3,799

THEME

Philosophy

What to expect:

Get up close and personal with the Greek way of life

A better understanding of philosophical basics

Ability to explore nearby Islands

Make new friends while learning new skills and perspectives on life

Continue to work remotely with ease

Greece is calling.

A typical day may include listening to stories of prominent Greek figures, appreciating the architecture of the ancient temples you walk by as you taste local Greek delicacies. It’s hard not to feel transported back in time as you explore this ancient city laid out at the base of the Acropolis hill.

 

On the weekends, jet off to explore the surrounding Greek islands in all of their sun soaked splendor.

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No Wifi Worries Here.

If you will be working remotely while in Athens, we’ve made sure to give you access to what you’ll need to get the job done. We have partnered with a local co-working space that can cater to a range of needs. Here you will find super fast wifi, plenty of outlets, and even private rooms in case you need to get some privacy or just spread out.


Plus, we've created partnerships with local cafes and restaurants to turn them into Sojrn Spaces - places you're always welcome to pop into to socialize, get some work done, or grab a bite to eat. 

Choose your stay

The Philosophy in Greece Sojrn offers two accommodation options for your choosing.  

  • Tier 1 - $3,899   |   Private Studio with double bed, kitchen space with large work/dinner table, many studios come with a balcony and all other modern amenities.

  • Tier 2 - $4,699   |   A room at a 4 star centrally located hotel complete with all amenities you would expect as well as a gym, daily housekeeping and a rooftop bar.

 

PS: If you sign up with someone and share a room, you each get 20% off of your Sojrn. 

Dive Into Some Deep Thinking.

Across the 4 weeks of the Philosophy in Greece Chapter, we have curated experiences designed to introduce you to the world of Greek philosophy and some of its greats. Our intention is that you leave Athens feeling like you have a better understanding of some of the key philosophical ideas that have shaped our world today. 

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WEEK 1

Basics

This week covers the basics - you will learn about some of the most important ancient Greek philosophers, about their role in society and learn about the lasting impact their ideas have made on modern day culture. 

Included activities:

Welcome Dinner

Half Day tour of Athens

WEEK 2

Individual

This week, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about Socrates and his ideas surrounding the individual. You can explore questions such as, “What is virtue?” and “What is justice?”, identifying what he believed is the ultimate driver of human behavior. 


Included Activity: 
Greek gods excursion

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WEEK 3

Society

Society was a very important part of any Ancient Greek’s life. This week, learn how the first principles of democracy were created, how Plato's philosophies helped structure political and economic thinking and how important sports was to the Greeks.

Included Activity: 

Learn traditional Greek dance

WEEK 4

Science

Philosophy and science share one common aim, looking for empirical truths. Philosophers such as Pythagoras and Aristotle developed concepts which span the breadth of just one field of study. This week you will learn about some of the major scientific contributions which influenced philosophy and vice versa. ​

Included activities:

TBA

Farewell Dinner

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What's Included:

We've covered the basics so you can arrive at your new home feeling like a local. 

  • Living accommodations 

  • Access to Sojrn Spaces (workspaces and partner cafes)

  • Excellent Wifi connection

  • Four included activities (one per week)

  • Chapter guide with pre-travel prep, important information, menu of curated optionals, and more

  • Two group meals

  • A community of chapter-mates

  • Access to a local host 

  • Airport transportation

What's Not:

Our Sojrn Chapters are created to cater to your needs and allow you the most amount of flexibility and control over how you spend your time and money. As such, these items are left for you to arrange at your discretion: 

  • Airfare

  • Meals (unless otherwise noted)

  • Optional activities/experiences

  • Insurance

  • Visas and related fees 

Additional Information

Accommodations


All accommodation tiers will consist of a private bedroom as a base offering within walking distance of local facilities. Since living with your fellow adventurers is an amazing way to build deeper relationships and explore the local area, our typical accommodations will be shared co-living spaces. Your new Greek home always come fully furnished, inclusive of:

  • Wireless internet
  • TV
  • All utilities
  • Bi-weekly cleaning service
  • Basic kitchenware
  • Linens




Sojrn Spaces


We know that having reliable Wi-Fi is crucial to the success of working remotely. Our co-working space is always located near to you and set up for you to open your laptop and get work done. Your workspace comes with:

  • High-speed internet
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private rooms on request
  • Video call booths
  • Breakout areas
  • Printer and Scanner
We have also created partnerships with local businesses to create Sojrn Spaces - places you can pop into for reliable wifi, familiar faces, and a bite to eat. (Think Central Perk in Friends)




Meals


Besides the two group meals at the beginning and end of your stay, there is no set meal plan so you are free to eat what you want, when you want. Your Chapter guide will include a list of recommendations for grocery shopping and restaurants.




Travel


Flights are not included so you will have to book this yourself, however we are always on hand to help. For this trip you should fly into Athens Airport. If you fly in on Day 1 of the Chapter we will include an airport transfer for you.




Visas


Visa requirements will vary depending upon nationality. Should you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for assistance. HERE is a great resource to figure out what the visa requirements are for you. Please note: While we will help point you in the right direction, Sojrn is not responsible for any participant’s inability to obtain the correct visa for any given chapter and cancellation fees will apply if a participant is denied the proper visa.




Budget


In-destination budgets vary depending upon your personal spending habits when it comes to food, travel, local adventures and other personal expenses. As a ballpark figure, we would suggest a minimum additional budget of 600 euros for the full 4 weeks. However, if you plan on doing multiple optional activities and eating at restaurants for most of your stay, budget at least 1,200 euro. This budget does not include any weekend trips you may wish to take. Example food pricing for Greece

  • Typical Greek Breakfast: 5 euro
  • Average restaurant lunch: 8 euro
  • Average dinner(w/o alcohol): 15 euro




Covid-19


The health and safety of our customers is always our top priority. Each Chapter will have clear Covid-19 guidelines in place based on local requirements. As local ordinances are being updated regularly, we will share Sojrn policies closer to the program start date. We reserve the right to update these on an ongoing basis per the available data and recommendations of local authorities.
For more information on our COVID protocols, please visit our FAQ page.




Online Portal


A month before your Sojrn, you will be invited to an online hub where you can connect with chaptermates, meet your local host, and get access to the Chapter Guide, which has all the information you need to have a successful Sojrn in Greece. Through this online hub, you can also book optionals and access resources that will supplement your learning about Greek philosophy.




In-Country Support


Part of the benefit of traveling with Sojrn is the support we provide throughout your experience. From an on the ground local host, to our team at HQ, there is always someone available to help solve any issues you may encounter. Local Host Every chapter has a local host on hand throughout the 4 weeks of the Chapter with the aim of making sure you have everything you need to have a relaxing, productive and inspiring time in your temporary new home. Between the local host and Sojrn HQ, there is someone available 24/7 to help with any issues you might have. Sojrn HQ We are always available to answer any questions or concerns - before, during and even after your chapter is over. We pride ourselves on prompt responses and are happy to hear from you, whether by email, phone or ‘in person’ via a Zoom call, on how we could improve your stay or anything we need to prepare before your arrival.





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