What we're about

Welcome aboard our Travel Club!
We are an international community of travellers and expats, based in Athens, Greece, eager and dedicated to explore as much as possible the sights and experiences that our wondrous world has to offer. Our campsite is open to everyone, to share information, stories and ideas about travelling to places further of the horizon, as near or as far as the heart desires. Our mission is "to boldly travel the world (as far and as long) as none travelled before”.
Welcome aboard and we wish to you all long and happy travels!

  • Meet fellow travellers from all over the world, united in our common passion for travelling to places further of the horizon. Share travel stories, get trip ideas, and make new friends!

  • Participate in travel-inspired local activities, to keep the travelling magic alive while resting back at your home base. Explore every corner of Athens and around at your leisure!

  • Join or organise trips to any corner of the world. Design your own trip, join our travel wishlist, and discover co-travelling opportunities with like-minded explorers!

Visit our website to know more and join our Facebook group to stay up to date with our events and activities:
http://indiehorizons.eu/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/indiehorizons/ 

Our Travel Club has a small annual membership fee to help cover our organisational costs. This is paid on the first event of the year a traveller participates in, on top of any other event fees.

Members who repeatedly "No Show" at the events will be removed from the group ("three strikes" rule). "No Show" members will be asked to pay the participation fees of the events they did not attend. Removed members can still follow our events through our Facebook Group.

Long and happy travels!

Upcoming events (4+)

The Traveller's Lunchbox, Greece/Avgo tou Kokkora

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Travel around the world bite by bite! Join our ethnic foodie gathering and taste unique local delicacies, with each month dedicated to a different cuisine.

As always, the summer months are dedicated to Greek cuisine. This time we will visit To Avgo tou Kokkora ("the Egg of the Rooster"), a once popular taverna originally in Kypseli, now housed in an old house from 1933 at the heart of Avdi square at Metaxourgeio. The ambience is great, and they have recently taken over the empty lot across the street, turning it into a cosy open courtyard. They serve a great variety of good traditional Greek cuisine, even though today their reputation is knocked down a notch.

Meeting point: directly at the venue location
Walking distance: -
Participation fee: free! (Club Members) / 5€ (non-members)
(plus pay what you order)
Min/Max participants: 4-16 (reservation for 8 people, then we spread around)

*** Indie Horizons offers an annual Travel Club membership plan at 20€ +tax, which provides significant discount to our events and experiences, plus access to our exclusive map of Athens, with many places to see, do, and enjoy. Travellers can become members anytime at our events or online. Non-cash payments (card/bank transfer/PayPal) have an extra +5€ surcharge, due to banking fees. ***

The Traveller's Pub, Kerameikos/Liar Man

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Our open social gathering for all travellers in town! Leave your worries behind, join us for a drink, meet new friends, and share travel tales, tips or ideas!

For our July drinks, we will visit A Liar Man, a new opening at Kerameikos/Gazi area, at a cosy old house with an extremely cute artistic backyard, serving cocktails and Mexican bites. The tiny alley is one of my favourite streets in Gazi, with great ambience and street art! As always, I presume we do not need a reservation for weekday night, so we will just grab a few seats upon arrival, preferably in the back yard.
https://www.e-food.gr/delivery/gkazi/aliarman

Min/Max participants: 4-16 (no reservation, late comers may not find a seat)
Meeting point: directly at the venue location
Participation fee: free! (plus pay what you order)

*** Indie Horizons Travel Club offers an annual membership plan at 20€ +tax, which provides significant discount to our events and experiences, plus access to our exclusive map of Athens, with many places to see, do, and enjoy. Travellers can become members at our events anytime. Non-cash payments (card/bank transfer/PayPal) have an extra +5€ surcharge, due to banking fees. ***

The Traveller's Lunchbox, Taste of Athens Festival

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Travel around the world bite by bite! Join our ethnic foodie gathering and taste unique local delicacies, with each month dedicated to a different cuisine.

Taste of Athens is the counterpart of the Street Food festival. 10 great chefs of Michelin rate Athenian restaurants offer their dishes for degustation in small plates, at competitive prices 3-9€ each. It is a great opportunity for people who want to taste top fine dining cuisine, without spending an arm and a leg, and having to book weeks in advance. The event takes place 07-10/07, at Zappeio, and also includes live cooking, live music, and many side happenings (visit website to know more).
I have created this event for us to visit together, on Friday 08/07 early evening, so we can taste more dishes, exchange opinions, and have more fun. Book your tickets online, there is a small discount for early bird until 07/06. Mind that the entrance fee does not include food (except for a 3€ voucher). Mind also that these are probably (really) small plates, so I expect that we will need 4-6 of them to feel full (or hit a souvlaki place later!).
https://tasteofathens.gr/en/home/

Meeting point: directly at the venue location (at the benches facing the entrance of Zappeio)
Walking distance: -
Participation fee: free! (Club Members) / 5€ (non-members)
(plus pay what you order)
Entrance fee: 10€ (online early bird)
Min/Max participants: 4-16 (reservation for 8 people, then we spread around)

*** Indie Horizons offers an annual Travel Club membership plan at 20€ +tax, which provides significant discount to our events and experiences, plus access to our exclusive map of Athens, with many places to see, do, and enjoy. Travellers can become members anytime at our events or online. Non-cash payments (card/bank transfer/PayPal) have an extra +5€ surcharge, due to banking fees. ***

Jordan Experience 9D/8N

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€600.00

Join us in an unique trip beyond the horizon, to wondrous Jordan!

As always, dates are flexible and details will be decided by the participant travellers.

*** Contact us to join our Wishlist if you are interested for different dates. All trips are also available as a fully customised private option. ***

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get the Indiana Jones feel at the lost city of Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world
  • Experience authentic Bedouin hospitality at the desert landscape of Wadi Rum
  • Visit some of the best preserved Roman ruins in the Middle East at Jerash
  • Watch countless pilgrims get baptised at Jesus’ baptismal site at the Jordan river
  • Visit the city of Madaba and see the famous ancient mosaic depicting the Holy land
  • Relax and float at the Dead Sea, the saltiest in the world and the lowest point on earth
  • Visit medieval desert castles built by Crusader knights on their faith-driven wars
  • Swim or dive at the Red Sea and explore the coral reef of Aqaba
  • Witness the countless contrasts that shape the vibrant capital of Amman

INDICATIVE PROGRAMME, JORDAN 9D/8N
DAY 0: FLIGHT (o/n Amman, taxi)
Mid-day flight from Athens with Royal Jordanian, expected arrival at hotel around 17.00. If you fly from a different city, make sure you arrive to Amman on this day.
DAY 1: AMMAN (o/n Amman, walking)
Full day exploring Amman, including Roman ruins, Royal Mosque & Automobile Museum, plus free time to explore the modern aspect of the city as well.
DAY 2: JERASH/ALJOUN/SALT (o/n Amman, taxi)
Day trip to the Roman ruins of Jerash, the Saracen medieval castle of Aljoun, and the picturesque Ottoman old city of As Salt.
DAY 3: JORDAN RIVER/DEAD SEA (o/n Dead Sea, taxi)
Ending at the Dead Sea for spa, "swim", and relaxation. En route optional stops at places of religious interest, such as Madaba, Mt Nebo, and Jesus Baptismal site at Jordan river.
DAY 4: KARAK/PETRA (o/n Petra, taxi)
Ending at Petra, optional stop at an oasis hot springs for a swim, the Dead Sea Museum, canyoning (through water) on a National Reserve. Also visit Karak Caste, the best preserved Crusader castle in the area. Visit Little Petra, and optional participate at Petra by Night show.
DAY 5: PETRA (o/n Petra, walking)
A full day exploring Petra.
DAY 6: WADI RUM (o/n desert, guided tour)
Transfer to Wadi Rum early in the morning, start a full day tour (1D/1N), including hiking, jeep tour, camel ride, overnight desert camping, and all meals.
DAY 7: AQABA (o/n Amman, taxi/bus)
Return to the village from the desert, transfer to Aqaba, do a glass bottom/snorkelling tour, afternoon bus back to Amman.
DAY 8: FLIGHT ( - , taxi)
Transfer to the airport, late morning flight, return to Athens around 13.00.

ESTIMATED TRIP COST: 600€*/person (+250€ flights from Athens)
Included: accommodation (4N Amman, 1N Dead Sea, 2N Petra, 1N Wadi Rum), transportation (local taxi, bus Aqaba-Amman), Jordan Pass, activities (Wadi Rum 1D/1N tour, Aqaba snorkelling tour), Indie Horizons fees
Not included: meals, Jesus Baptismal site, Wadi Mujib canyoning, Petra by Night
guided option: +80€/day (+trip expenses)
*the exact cost will depend on the details decided by the travellers, more or less expensive options are available.

*** This trip can run anytime, for on any number of travellers, with no minimum participants, although the final cost may vary. The first 4 travellers will decide on the exact trip details (daily programme, accommodation, flights, etc). A deposit of 100€ is required to confirm your participation, at least 3 months before departure. All third-party expenses (hotels, tickets, etc) must be fully paid 1 month before departure at the latest. Payment can be made by bank transfer (preferred), contact us for other means of payment. ***

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Past events (288)

The Traveller's Path, National Garden & Zappeio walk

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€10.00

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