YOUR SAFETY COMES FIRST

In the New Normal Era, staying safe while enjoying life to the full is the new standard for us.

When it comes to safety, Joysters make no compromises and take no shortcuts.

True to our values of excellence, we welcome the enhanced requirements issued by the Greek government and various European bodies and remain unwaveringly committed to supporting our travellers, partners and community throughout this challenging time.

OUR INHERENT ADVANTAGES

Mainland Greece at risk level 1 (lowest).

Our area is the least crowded region in Greece so you get the least possible exposure to other people.

We only work with small, authentic guesthouses and mansions that guarantee full adherence to the hygiene protocols and current instructions of EODY.

Sole use of the guesthouse/mansion for our travellers. No other travellers/visitors will be allowed to stay or visit during our travellers’ stay.

Being on the mainland means that well-equipped health units are within reach. No major health unit further than 35 min away from any given point at any given time.

IMPLEMENTING THE PROTOCOLS

Disinfection of the premises and issuance of a certificate of proof.

Continuous and comprehensive training on hygiene and cleanliness for all our associates.

Disposable masks for all customers and staff in case we need to tour indoors or in case the tour includes a speech and demonstration of objects up close.

Only certified restaurants that fully adhere to the hygiene protocols will be part of our programme.

Wine tasting solely booked for our travellers and our travellers alone.

Our tour guides who accompany more than 4 people must wear masks and keep the appropriate distances of 1.5 to 2 meters from them.

Special areas for quarantine per region and transfer to a health centre/hospital, if necessary.

Collaborating doctor on standby 24/7.

GOING THE EXTRA MILE

Extra rooms reserved, so that they can be used immediately in case someone needs to be isolated until they are given medical assistance.

Antibody tests for staff will be the norm.

We will continue to communicate with all of our guests prior to arrival to ensure that they have the very latest information on the protective measures we have put in place and what to expect throughout their stay in Greece.

Every element of the Joysters experience has been considered carefully to ensure that our travellers can feel at ease while travelling with us.

We look forward to welcoming you to a safe and memorable Joysters experience.

SAMPLE PROGRAMME

Here we present a sample programme fully customizable to your special needs

Northern Greece, a Healing Place!
Live now what you’ve been missing for so long…

Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1

THESSALONIKI – NYMFAIO

12:30 – 13:30 Arrival at Velventos / Siatista / Kozani (direction of arrival dependent)
13:00 – 14:30 Mid-day break for coffee and spoon sweet / snack / tsipouro & mezes
14:30 – 16:00 Tour of Velventos (Skepasmeno area and village) / Siatista (town & mansions/Monastery)
16:00 Departure for Nymfaio
17:00 Arrival at Nymfaio
17:00 – 18:30 Settle in the Guesthouse – Familiarisation
18:30 – 20:30 Dinner at Nymfaio
21:00 Relaxation at La Moara guesthouse
Day 2

Day 2

NYMFAIO – ALPHA ESTATE

08:30 – 09:30 Traditional breakfast with locally sourced produce
09:30 Visit Arcturos Bear Sanctuary
11:00 – 13:00 Learning the history/culture of the village
13:00 – 14:30 Tsipouro & mezes (midday break)
14:30 – 16:00 Visit Arcturos Wolf Sanctuary at Agrapidies
16:00 – 18:30 VIP Wine Tasting at Alpha Estate
18:30 – 20:30 Dinner at “Kontosoros” Restaurant/Tavern
21:30 Return to the Guesthouse (Nymfaio)
Day 3

Day 3

KASTORIA

08:00 – 09:00 Traditional breakfast with locally sourced produce
09:00 Departure for Kastoria
10:30 Arrival in Kastoria
10:30 – 13:30 Byzantine Kastoria – Guided Tour
13:30 – 14:30 Mid-day break for coffee and spoon sweet/snack/tsipouro & mezes
14:30 – 17:30 Tour of the “Cave of the Dragon” and the Lakeside settlement
17:30 Departure for Nymfaio
18:30 – 20:30 Dinner at “Thomas” restaurant/tavern
21:00 Return to the Guesthouse (Nymfaio)
21:30 – 23:00 Star Gazing Night
Day 4

Day 4

FLORINA – DOMAINE KARANIKA

08:30 – 09:30 Traditional breakfast with locally sourced produce
09:30 Departure for Florina
10:30 – 12:00 Tour of the city
12:00 – 13:00 Mid-day break for coffee and spoon sweet/snack/tsipouro & mezes
13:00 Departure for Agios Panteleimonas lake
14:00 – 16:00 Boat tour combined with a visit at Naoumidis All Pepper
(red pepper Museum & processing plant)
16:00 – 20:30 Wine Tasting at Domaine Karanika & Dinner (variety of mezes)
21:00 Return to the Guesthouse (Nymfaio)
Day 5

Day 5

DEPARTURE

08:30 – 10:00 Traditional breakfast with locally sourced produce
10:00 Departure

Photos

Covid

traditional-hostel

Hiking

arcturos

breakfast

florina

kastoria

Nymfaio

Traditional guesthouse

saint achillios basilica

Alpha Estate

We know that our part of the world is an authentic noble gem but you don’t, not yet.

Contact us and let us design your next safe lifetime experience.

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