September 13th - October 25th 2020
6 weeks coliving & coworking in Greece...
We're excited to dip our toes into the world of travel again... more specifically, those toes shall be dipping into the warm turquoise waters of the Greek island, Crete! As we slowly start traveling again, we are carefully choosing the ideal destinations – far away from the crowds in small towns or out in nature – with a focus on spending more time together, and of course, always keeping in mind the health and safety of the local communities that are hosting us as guests in their towns.
In short, our new homes around the world will feel a lot more like going on a retreat to disconnect from stress, and recharge our batteries with a group of friends...
Explore Colorful Streets
It's the perfect balance of cultural and historical immersion to bring you back in time. Think breezy aperitivo lunches in local seaside tavernas, the wild juxtaposition of experiencing ancient historical ruins, and soaking in the local, colorful culture in small towns and on the iconic Greek islands – it's all here! Hello beach explorations and laid-back local Greek life!
Swim on Balos Beach
The Bay of Balos is simply stunning and is one of the iconic pictures of western Crete. The water here is beautiful jade color and is always crystal clear. It is also a nature reserve for birds, sea turtles and the Mediterranean seal.
Salivate over fresh Greek salad topped with local feta and olives, handmade moussaka casserole, piping hot gyros, and eggplant souvlaki. The flavor and quality of food here in Greece is second to none – (and it's one of the healthiest diets on the planet to boot!) Of course, a bit of baklava to balance things out never hurt anyone!
Big, big nature..and lots of it!
No island in Greece does dramatic quite like Crete. Mountain ranges have risen across the island, with cloud-piercing tips sending water cutting through the limestone terrain to leave a legacy of more than 400 canyons and gorges that have rightly gained cult status amongst ramblers. Crossing the Samaria Gorge takes you through some of the most magical scenery in Europe, as well as abandoned villages and other historical highlights, and allows you to get close to the rich wildlife of Crete’s White Mountains National Park.
Wander through the exotic palm grove of Preveli Lake
Believe it, or not - one of Europe’s most exotic landscapes is found in Crete and we’d love to check it out with you. With its palm grove, saltwater lagoon and dramatic Cretan gorge as scenery, Preveli beach takes exotic to another leve Take a walk or ride along the river, through the palm trees and the oleander to the gorge, is undoubtedly a unique experience.
Lounge at the Beach of Elafonissi
Throw on your shades, shorts, and hit the clear turquoise waters of Elefanoissi (and the numerous other beaches down the coastline!) for days of paradise along the the coast. Elafonissi Beach in particular is known for it's pink sand and crystal clear water. This is the place to catch mind blowing sunsets, sink your toes in the soft sand, and poke around the upscale boutiques in the surrounding town. It's the quintessential Greek beach experience!
Our coliving space in Greece
With 15 Tribers we'll be calling these 3 adjoining villas our home. Each villa has just 4 bedrooms and its own pool area. We've selected these villas specifically with COVID front of mind – the ideal set-up during times when we don't want to be around lots of people in busy cities.
At only 10 minutes walking distance from Georgioupolis, a former fishing village and its beautiful sandy beach, it's the perfect spot to spend time freely in nature. Up for a morning run on the beach? Or an evening swim with the sunset?
The accommodation comes equipped with good internet, AC, open common areas for work, a private pool... and even a BBQ. A coliving setup that will make is easy for us all to be productive, feel comfortable, and have the freedom to explore this amazing Greek island! Here you can see a collection of photos of our coliving house in Crete:
If you’d like to find out more about what it’s like to live in Greece as a ‘digital nomad’, including internet speeds, cost of living, and co-working spaces, take a look at Nomad List’s guide. Internet stability issues can arise every now and then. We always have MiFi devices with mobile data as backups in all homes to make sure that we can keep working productively if there are any stability issues.
Ready to join the Tribe in Greece?
Sep 13 - Oct 25, 2020
Greece is a Tier 2 chapter. This is a 6-week chapter, so prices are 1.5 x of our 4-week chapters and start from:
Private Room: $2700 (for 6 weeks)
Shared Room: $1650 (for 6 weeks)
Note: the rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. All shared rooms are between 2 people.
What should I expect?
Nature / Culture / Food / Beaches / Island / History / Exploration
- When: Aug 30th - Sep 12th (2 weeks pre-arrival online sessions) + Sep 13th - Oct 25th (6 weeks in-person Chapter)
- Accommodation: 3 adjoining villas with AC, 10 minutes walking distance from Georgioupolis
- Work space: Every villa comes equipped with enough space to work in the common areas
- The Tribe: Up to 15 members from locations accepted by Greece (including, the EU, Canada, Australia)
- Internet: 30 MB
- Pace: Remote location with ocean and mountain view, walking distance to next town and one of Crete's longest beaches. Laid back, easy going.
I'm new to this... How does it work?
WiFi Tribe has an annual chapter plan model: Successful applicants choose how often they want to travel with the tribe within a year and decide what chapter plan they would like. You can find out more about chapter plan prices here.
Are there changes to Chapters due to COVID?
With borders starting to open up again, we collaborated with our community to decide what our first chapters should look like – both in terms of the fun, and the necessary adaptations. With over 100 responses, we've had a lot of feedback and great ideas to work with, so you'll see a few changes to adapt to the current global pandemic.
Most importantly, we all have a responsibility to the local communities that host us in their countries to keep them safe. Of course, we are also introducing new guidelines and policies to keep one another safe and healthy while we live here together.
As you read through our guidelines below, you will see a combination of all the local government guidelines, as well as additional measures to ensure safety for everyone as we travel and live together. In addition, there will be measures specific to each chapter that will be shared with the people attending that chapter during the 2-week online meet-and-greet.
Every Tribe member has been welcomed into WiFi Tribe because we felt that there was an alignment with our 6 values: Respect, Humility, Camaraderie, Curiosity, Passion, and Inclusion. Now, it is more important than ever that we choose to live by them every day. We will enforce the following protocols as necessary, but we are confident that every member on this Chapter will respect fellow Tribe members and the local community.
In addition to all of our usual considerations, we are focusing on the following:
Lower rates of Covid-19 infections
Places with greater travel accessibility (e.g., no quarantine requirements upon arrival)
Larger properties a little bit further outside of main cities
Having enough space for everyone to be comfortable
Accessible local medical services
Beautiful surrounding nature for walks and adventures where it is easier to social distance
We will NOT be looking at high density locations with a focus on nightclubs, a lot restaurants and cafes, or crowds.
Properties that will allow us to be independent and, if necessary, limit our contact with the local community.
This means that chapter locations will now take on a more retreat style feel, similar to our iconic Bolivia chapter.
At your request, we are planning to be in these locations for 6 week periods. However, given the uncertain times we live in, we aim to remain flexible to adapt to any sudden global developments. The extra time also gives you great flexibility and peace of mind to enjoy the chapter! If a few days before travelling you find that you need to self isolate for a period of time, you can do so without missing out, and you will still have plenty of time to enjoy the experience!
Our chapters will have a maximum of 12-16 people, including chapter hosts. We will still be offering shared rooms at a reduced cost - you can take advantage of those if you feel comfortable doing so.
Your safety is our main priority which is why travel health insurance is required to participate in this chapter. While not required, we strongly recommend that you obtain an insurance policy that will cover the event of contracting COVID-19. Our partner Safety Wings has a very comprehensive insurance.
Please note that it is your responsibility to double check your health coverage.
Our focus has and always will be, the building of a solid, amazing community made up of brilliant, kind, conscientious people. These new chapters moving forward are going to be great for those of you that really want to build amazing relationships and be somewhere beautiful, spacious and rich in natural beauty.
If you feel like you need something more stimulating with a lot of events and people everywhere then it may be better for you to wait it out a little longer for chapters later this year or next year.
It’s going to be a little harder to social distance while living with others, so we need to be extra mindful to ensure everyone's safety and comfort. We require the following:
- Don’t go in each other’s bedrooms if you don’t need to.
- Reduce physical contact with other members as much as possible.
- If you go out, please ensure that you wash your hands when coming back into the house. Routinely disinfect your hands with alcohol gels and antibacterial wipes etc.
- After using communal spaces please make the extra effort to keep them tidy and disinfect the surfaces. Your chapter host will make sure that there is a healthy supply of high quality cleaning products to do this.
- While on chapter, members cannot attend gatherings with 50+ people.
Please consider where you are going - if you individually decide to do an activity like go to a gathering, or crowded place, you could put your fellow Tribers and the local community at risk. Please think about going on adventures that keep you together with the Tribe and involve big open spaces with plenty of light and ventilation.
Everyone should bring a supply of masks with them. Preferably masks that are washable and reusable so that it’s sustainable.
At home, you don’t need to wear masks unless you are cooking for others.
All Tribers must wear their masks when outside the property, particularly in places like supermarkets, local shops or any public spaces where adequate social distancing cannot be maintained at all times.
While in restaurants and cafes, please wear a mask other than while eating.
- The properties will be professionally cleaned and disinfected once a week, including linens changed. In between cleans, please be extra mindful and considerate.
- Be sure to be considerate. Cover your mouth when you cough and then remember to disinfect your hands afterwards. We will make sure there is alcohol gel stationed in as many areas of the accommodation as appropriate.
- For people sharing a room - please be extra considerate of one another and keep things tidy as much as possible.
- When you’ve finished working and you pack up for the day, if you’ve worked on a table, please give the table a wipe down ready for the next person.
For the time being, outside visitors are not allowed to come into or stay on WiFi Tribe premises. If you still want to stay with them, you’ll have to get a separate accommodation. Please be aware that if you decide to sleep outside of WiFi Tribe approved premises, we reserve the right to ask you to self isolate in separate accommodations at your own expense.
To further ensure everyone’s safety, Bonus Tribing will not be available on this chapter.
Important: If you have existing conditions where Covid-19 could pose a greater risk, we urge you to think twice if travelling might be the best option right now.
If you start feeling unwell, the first thing you need to do is:
Contact your chapter host immediately. You should send a message on Slack and explain your symptoms. Please note that depending on your symptoms we might be required to follow the local health protocols.
Regardless of the symptoms, please limit your contact with other people and wear your mask.
Your chapter host will assist you if you need to go to the hospital or we need to send for a doctor.
You will need to follow up with your insurance policy to deal with any costs but the host will be there to support and keep checking in to make sure you’re doing okay.
We are a family, so be considerate and kind. If you can help with preparing healthy food or doing a little extra grocery shopping to help and keep your fellow Triber well fed and feeling loved, then let's do that and get through it together.
In case of an infection, all those who have had contact with that member in the past 14 days will need to quarantine 2 weeks. The person in question will be isolated as best possible, and we reserve the right to relocate that person and separate other members. WiFi Tribe will assist in complying with any local legal regulations and finding an alternative accommodation for the person at the individual’s expense.
If you feel that a member is doing something that puts you at risk, you have the following options:
Fill out the anonymous reporting form
Speak directly to your chapter host
Speak to the people involved and ask them to be more considerate. This approach is very much dependent on the situation and the people involved so this is not an expectation but an option.
We would ask everybody to remember that when living in a collective situation, you have to be mindful of people around you. We reserve the right to ask people to leave if they are taking unnecessary risks and putting others in danger. So we ask that you don’t take these things lightly regardless of your personal views on the matter.
This system also applies to any other grievances that pertain to any instances of things like harassment, bullying or other forms of abuse. Please see our Terms and Condition for more details.
Due to the constantly changing nature of travel WiFi Tribe is not liable for specific travel restrictions or cancellations. Please make sure you have adequate travel insurance and buy flexible tickets. For further information please our Terms and Conditions.
We are constantly monitoring the number of cases and local governmental response. We will be evaluating the situation as things change and keep you informed of any changes to our current plans. For further information please our Terms and Conditions.