What is co-workation? The New Digital Nomad Path

The nomadic lifestyle is one of the fastest growing lifestyles we have today. The number of people working remotely is rapidly increasing. Technology is creating new professions and applications which enable people to work from anywhere. All they need is a good internet connection.

No matter if you’re an entrepreneur or an employee, as long as you let your employer or clients know what you’re doing and continue to meet your work obligations, does it really matter where you work from? Everything is possible.

The co-workation is typically a one-week to three-month escape from your routine work environment to reflect on things such as, restructuring your team or an innovative new project or perhaps refocus your corporate role. And you’re surrounded by like-minded entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and other professional freelancers, who are there to trade tips, collaborate and keep one another motivated.

The 4 Rules of Workationing

Find the proper “home

One of the biggest challenges of being digital nomad is finding proper accommodation, whether is for a short or long term stay. Comfort is critical so that you stay focused. The basic key factors are stable and fast internet connection, a kitchen to cook (so, you don’t need to eat at restaurants every day), plenty of natural light, a comfortable desk and chair, and easy access to a city center.

Organize technology

Firstly, you should prioritize everything needed for work. That includes a laptop, charger, portable charger, external hard drives, a smartphone, camera equipment, universal adapter and extra plug points. If you want to be productive and make sure you have high speed internet, heading into an office might be a great solution. Find somewhere professional to work, for example, a coworking space center. That way, you’ll wrap up your work quicker.

Structure the days

Decide that you’ll work for a set period each day, at a set time. Don’t work outside these times. If colleagues need to update or consult you, ask them to send a single daily report, by email, at a set time each day. Even though you might have a tight schedule, rest and relaxation are equally important for you as a Digital Nomad.

Document your experience

Joining a workation gives you the opportunity to work in incredible places around the world without giving up your job, your stable salary or even your vacation days. No more choosing between work and travel! Do your future self a favor and get a good camera to take as many pictures as possible!

How can we help?

If you’re looking to jump-start your next Co-workation Retreat in Greece but don’t know where to go, let Erratic Paths help you. Whether you are an individual (freelancer or entrepreneur) or a team there are great possibilities for you. Check out the upcoming Co-working Sailing Retreat for more information.

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6 Reasons why Greece is a great workation destination for digital nomads

Greece is famous as one of the most touristic European countries, boasts of fantastic landscapes, and the great Mediterranean climate and food. There is no denying that it is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Many aspects make Greece a favorite location for freelancers and digital nomads.

1. Perfect Climate

Greece enjoys up to 300 days of sunshine a year! While much of Europe is blanketed by snow or suffers under gray skies, you?ll find plenty of opportunities for clear weather in many parts of Greece!

In reality, this means hot summers, beautiful springs, warm autumn temperatures suitable for swimming in the Aegean sea, and very mild winters.

2. Easy To Reach

Getting to Greece is super easy and cheap. Most budget airlines fly to the country from anywhere in Europe. Look for flights to Athens and you?ll most certainly find one way tickets from anywhere in Europe in low cost.

3. Earthy Cuisine

Greeks love to eat, and they love to take their time to do so! With deep roots in the Mediterranean diet, Greek cuisine is both healthy and delicious. It?s based largely around fruit and vegetables, wholegrains, fish, and a small amount of cheese and yoghurt. Non-meat protein sources in the form of beans and legume such as fava and lentils are also a popular staple, usually used in soups, stews and salads.

You can choose to eat almost anywhere you like, and many fine dining restaurants will serve some delicious meals in affordable prices!

4. A City That Has it All

The digital nomad scene has grown exponentially in the past few years, and few places have embraced it quite like Athens, the capital of Greece. The city offers the right combination of the convenience of living as well as being close to nature.

Do you want to go for a climb, surf or have a kitesurfing session after work?? Or simply enjoy a run along the beach promenade? It?s all possible in Athens.

5. The Internet and Coworking Spaces

Balancing work and play better than anyone else???that?s what digital nomad life is all about. Greece has developed an efficient network of internet providers. Thus, the digital nomads can enjoy high-speed fibre internet packages and fast download speeds.

Athens has a mix of affordability, infrastructure, and quality of life that?s difficult to find elsewhere. Co-working spaces act as a great medium for digital nomads to meet and network. There are also cafe and bars, which make socializing with other foreigners and English speakers easy.

6. World Heritage Site Hopping

Greece is home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Travelers can visit 16 cultural World Heritage Sites and two natural World Heritage Sites, ranging from the archaeological areas of Acropolis, Oracle of Delphi and Mycenae to ‘the columns of the sky’ Meteora and the Mt Athos. No matter where you are, there’s definitely a World Heritage Site nearby.

6(+1!). Heaven for Outdoor Life and Sports

Are you a seeking a memorable experience in Greece? The nation with the eleventh longest coastline in the world, and which is also 80% mountains and hills, beckons you. Because of its diversity of landscapes, outdoor activity aficionados can also have their fair share of fun. Take a surfing holiday in Paros, climb the unique geological rocks of Meteora, hike the Mt Olympus or simply dive in secluded coves and underwater caves,