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entry requirements FOR greece


For US citizens there is No entry visa is necessary for stays under 90 days. From visitors from other countries please check visa requirements here.



Exchanging money is often a pain  and you often get ripped off with the exchange rate. Save the cash and keep it in your bank account.



US banks often impose hefty fees for currency exchange. The most cost-effective method for transactions with minimal exchange rates and no ATM fees is to establish a Revolut bank account and acquire a free debit card. The account setup process is incredibly straightforward—simply visit the App Store or Google Play Store on your phone, search for Revolut, and download the app. 


Yes, you can use an ATM at the airport; however, unless if needed right away, wait until you get settled into your first location and then walk to a bank. Just as you see in the US, in other countries you will also see ATM's at stores and random places. We suggest to look for a bank and use their ATM. Be smart, just as you would at home, don't walk around with €500. You don't want it stolen, but you also don't want to misplace anything; it can happen when we are excited to see a whole new part of the world! 

Make sure to contact your bank and credit card companies! 

You can do this mostly online, but you can also call to confirm your travel. Make sure to notify each bank and credit card that you may use on your trip. Always have back ups in case you lose one or one doesn't work. I typically carry three bank cards and three credit cards.

Check all fees for bank cards and credit cards. 
Some cards impose foreign transaction fees, so verify that you won't be charged each time you use your card. Also, like in the States, expect ATM fees from both your bank and the one you're using abroad. If you have a card that waives ATM transaction fees, ensure it applies globally. ATMs in other countries may limit withdrawals; for instance, in Sicily, I could only withdraw €200 at a time. These fees can accumulate, especially in remote areas where cash is king.


Opt to pay in the local currency when using your credit card. Your card will offer a better exchange rate compared to the vendor's, saving you money in the long run.

​Clean out your wallet!
Leave any extra bank, credit, or gift cards at home to reduce the hassle if your wallet is lost. Similarly, consider leaving passports, ID cards, and other important documents at the hotel, storing photos of them on your phone for added security.

useful apps for traveling in europe


Keep track of your shared expenses and balances with housemates, trips, groups and friends.
Keep track of your shared expenses and balances with housemates, trips, groups and friends.


Seamlessly integrates schedules and fares from multiple ferry companies.
Compare flight ticket, hotel, and car rental costs from various companies.
Book a cab without having to wait for a taxi on the street.  
Carpooling platform for both shot and long distance traveling.

accommodation APPS


Enables to book accommodations such as hotels, flights, cars, apartments, vacation rentals, and more.

An online platform that allows you to travel exchanging your skills for accommodation. 
Find a room, a couch or even a mattress where you can sleep, in exchange for... nothing! 

other suggested APPS
Create your own travel map and mark your visited countries, cities, and places. 
Free Packing List Organizer
A global multi-mode search engine for all major forms of transport.
An app for locating vegan & vegeterian restaurants

what to pack


Get Lost

Trip Packing List

1. Soft Cell Suitcase / Duffle Bag for the boats

2. Comfortable Summer Clothing

3. Swimsuit

4. Flip flops

5. Sneakers for when in the mountains

6. Socks & Underwear

7. Micro Fiber Beach Towel

8. Toiletry Bag ncluding your necessities, such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, sponge, and anything else that you might need.

9. Sunscreen

10. European Plug Adapter / Chargers / Power Bank - The boats have limited power outlets

11. Hat

12. Backpack
13. Rain Jacket & Hoodies - In May it can still be chill in the evenings.

14. Comfortable clothes for hiking and other adventures

15. Good Vibes

Also do not forget!

1. Passport
2. International Driving License (In case you want to rent an ATV or a Car during your trip)
3. Air ticket





Hard cell suitcases do not fit in the boat cabins. Hence you will need to bring a duffle bag with you, so to transfer any items you wanna have with you during the sailing trip. Your hard shelled suitcase is going to be stored at the Get Lost Headquarters and will be returned to you in the last day of the trip.

You do not need to pack a yoga mat; however, if you love yours and want to bring it along, feel free to. 

arrival meeting point & DEPARTURE


athens airport meeting point

Our main meeting point will be at the airport at the Restaurant of Sofitel Hotel,  located opposite to Athens Airport, approximately 700ft walking distance from your terminal.
A Get Lost Representative will wait for you there and will be wearing a Get Lost shirt and hat. If you want to see how our team looks like, please follow our instagram page @getlost_in_greece.

BUS DEPARTURE IS SCHEDULED around 1:00 - 2:00 pm








what if there is a delay in my flight?

In case there is a delay in your flight you will need to get a taxi to the hostel and meet us there. There is a vast availability of taxis outside the airport.

If such an unfortunate event occurs please contact Kostas (+306945604376), our operations manager, via WhatsApp, so to give you further guidance on how to meet us in Athens.

how to contact my group and the get lost team?

Make sure to download WhatsApp on your phone and fill the form request, so for your retreat leader to add you in the trip group so to get updates about your journey, itinerary and any changes that might occur.


get lost team contact details


Kostas Giannakou - Operations Director




Greek Sun is strong. It can dehydrate you, burn your skin and even exhaust you. 

Especially when at sea or during activities like hiking, snorkeling or sailing, long exposure without proper hydration, hat and sun screen might lead to heat strokes.

night out

Summer is the best time for party. In Greece alcohol is consumed a lot both from locals and tourists. However there are some few things that you need to be aware. Cheap alcohol usually means bad quality. It can seriously ruin your night, definitely your next morning and even send you to the hospital!
Drinking & driving is seen very often in Greece. Pay extra attention when crossing junctions or walking on the side of the road, especially in the islands!


Sea dangers

The Greek archipelago is one of the cleanest and safest in the world. No dangerous marine life exists in the Hellenic Ocean.  The only think to be cautious about is sea urchins on shallow rocky waters - they do not move so they are easy to avoid.



Pickpocketing and bag snatching does exist, but it's not as common as you would expect. Picpockets usually lurk around popular tourist destinations and big cities like Athens, but applying simple precaution measures should minimize this risk.


It is very safe for women to travel to Greece. Just following common sense and applying basic precaution measures (not walking around in the dark, in empty streets, not finding yourself alone with strange men) should ensure that your travel goes without any incidents.


important phone numbers

us embassy in athens






+30210 7294444
+30210 7202490




Emergency Line 112


Central Police Phone Number 100


Tourism Police 1571

Traffic/ Car Accident Police 10400

life on the boat

aye aye captain

Safety is a priority. When on board there is only one rule. Always follow your captains’ orders.

Our captains conquer the wildest seas, discover unfound places, and master the art of seamanship. 


As they say, smooth seas never made skillful sailors. The water is an education and, like you, we are passionate about the challenge of safe sailing and smooth expeditions. No matter how the winds blow, our captains will safely dock your sailboat in any marina,

under any conditions.


Are you obsessed with time? We are very sorry to inform you that when on a sailboat, time is relative. Strong winds might take us on our destination faster and no winds might cause delays. A tangled anchor when leaving the marina or just currents against our direction, might affect our EST.

Time on a sailing boat runs in two speeds!
Calm or no winds --> Time to enjoy the sun and the sun, the sea and company of ship mates.

The wind picks up --> Sailing Time (AHOY)

Set your soul free, let go of time stress and let our team work on the natures pace to create a perfect experience for you all.



There is 4G internet routers on the boats. Since its 4G there are times that we might be in the midst of the sea or in a secluded cover that reception might be poor. It is also available for messaging apps, internet browsing but not for video calls.


For those who want to instantly feed their social media, video call family, friends, pets and be constantly connected, during the trip you might choose to buy a local SIM card. To do so make sure to unlock your phone to accept European cards from home. Upon arrival there is a store at the airport that sells local SIM cards. It is located in the arrivals floor. There are 3 phone operators in Greece: Cosmote, Vodafone Greece, and Wind Greece. The Greece sim card unlimited data packages for data in Greece. Cosmote has the best coverage

You can also add an international plan by simply calling your provider. 

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