WORK WITH REFUGEE CAMPS, DISTRIBUTE GOODS TO FAMILIES AND CHILDREN, EXPLORE ATHENS & RECONNECT
We've partnered with Ellison sunglasses and Emfasis Foundation to assist in creating sustainable, healthy refugee camps in Athens. The Journey is co-led by Ellison Founder and Greek native Aristotle Loumis, who also manufactures and distributes his sunnies out of Athens. Together we will explore the abundant beauty and deep ancient history of this beloved country, as well as face its challenges head-on alongside its locals, in an immersive experience.
expectations & experiEnce
E X P E C T A T I O N S
Once your Journey is booked, you are with us from start to finish. That means, all transportation, meals, lodging, impact materials, excursions, workshops, and other daily activities are included. We know you are wondering about transportation, what to pack, what the accommodations will be like, etc. which you can see more here. Just remember, flights are not included!
W H Y G R E E C E ?
Greece is known for beautiful white beaches and historical landmarks, but today they have been faced with one of the most pressing social issues of this decade: refugee migration. The Greek people have opened their hearts & homes to refugee migrants, as wealthier surrounding countries chose to close their borders, creating an impoverished nation of 11 million. This has lead to a population of homelessness and poverty in grave need of help.
I T I N E R A R Y
Arrival day, staggered check-in, group dinner
Day 2 + 3
Work with refugee camps in Athens, distribute goods, work with children
Final day with refugee camps + celebrate and reflex. Afternoon transport to Naxos
Relax + Explore. Choose from workshops, day excursions + more
Integration continued. Gather for closing ceremony
Arranged transport, return home
A T H E N S , G R E E C E
We begin our trip in Athens, at a boutique hostel in the heart of the city. We have reserved the entire hostel and will be using it as our home base for group meals, workshops following impact work, community healing and more. Our Greek home is located in the heart of Athens, just minutes away from Emfasis HQ and all sightseeing and dining epicenters.
A F T E R A T H E N S...
NAXOS , G R E E C E
We will gather for a celebratory dinner on Tuesday, June 13th where we reflect on the work we accomplished, the lessons learned and the connections formed. Then, we rise early Wednesday morning and head to Naxos Island, known for iconic white cubist houses, golden beaches, olives groves, pine forests, herb-strewn mountain slopes and terraced valleys. This is your time: choose from hikes, island tours, daily yoga, personal workshops, and talk it over with beautiful locally-sourced shared meals.