Connect. Impact. Experience. Relax.
Join us on a tour of Lesvos, Greece.
✓ Airport transportation to + from Mytilene
✓ 7 nights of accommodation at Little Bird Lesvos
✓ Daily breakfast
✓ 3 group dinners + drinks
✓ 4 group excursions
✓ Daily morning yoga practice
✓ All volunteer materials
Space is limited to 12 people max.
Please book your spot by June 15th
$2,200 per person - shared (2 room) villa
$2,500 per person - private (1 room) villa
Deposit - $500
By joining us on this trip, you will be supporting an incredibly special place.
The Hope and Peace Center is a wonderful community center that serves as a safe haven for women and children to play and relax. We can't overstate how important this center is for the hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people that visit the center - a happy break from incredibly difficult circumstances.
We will visit the center multiple times throughout the week to play games, face paint, and share many (many!) hugs with all the children.
We will also have the opportunity to share a meal and sit in community with Team Humanity founder, Salam Aldeen, and the team of refugee volunteers that collectively run the center.
Throughout this trip, you'll be immersed in Lesvos culture - wandering through small villages, spending time with local business and restaurant owners and eating many of the local favorites.
You'll be able to meet ceramic and olive wood artisans and see their handmade gifts. You'll take a cooking class with one of our favorite chefs on the island, and make your own personal Zoë Band with guidance from one of our seamstresses.
Fun group excursions are included, like our trips to the Hope + Peace center (see above!), coffee at the Molyvos Castle, and a day making olive oil - from tree to bottle.
If you'd like to mix in a little more chill, you'll be free to separate from the group at any time. Lesvos is safe and easy to get around, with plenty of beaches and cafes to enjoy. There will also be optional yoga class available each morning.
Little Bird villas sit above the beautiful Aegean Sea on the northwest coast of Lesvos. It is located on a hillside on a scenic stretch of the island overlooking the ocean with clear views of Molyvos and St. George Island. Each villa is light-filled, has its own kitchen, and a private balcony overlooking the ocean.
The property has a beautiful infinity pool, a café and bar with fresh, seasonal and local produce, and is just a short walk along the beach to the various tavernas and shops in Petra.
Rooms can be booked as a single; or a shared double.
Lesvos is a Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea, just off the coast of Turkey, famous for its clear blue waters and green hills.
You'll find those hills dotted with ancient olive trees (there are over 11 million on the island!) and beautiful stone homes capped with red roofs.
Living in those homes are some of the kindest people we've ever met. Their culture is one of kindness and community. You'll always find them among friends, sipping Greek frappe's in the morning and laughing over Ouzo in the evening.
The island owns a rich history (even by Greek standards). Ancient Roman aqueducts, Byzantine castles and Greek-Orthodox churches are all there for us to explore.
✓ Day trip to Turkey
✓ Scuba diving + snorkling
✓ Bike rentals
✓ Bathe in the ancient hot springs
✓Day trip to the Natural History Museum and/ or Petrified Forest
✓ Hike to the Roman aqueducts
*Optional excursions will be available throughout at an additional cost
*Not included in trip cost
✓Flights to and from Mytilene, Greece
✓Lunches & dinners
Xander and Zoë are the founders of When We Band Together.
We started this company after volunteering in Lesvos in 2015. We're committed to helping fund impactful initiatives that better the lives of refugees.
This retreat is a way for us to share what has become an incredibly special place for us and continue to serve our mission. We look forward to sharing this experience and spending time with you!