Yoga Retreat and Holiday in Greece 2018
I am so happy to add a yoga holiday in 2018 in Crete, Greece. The hotel is next to the beach and is located in a quiet area. The people who organize this place put much heart into showing people, not only the area but also explaining to them a lot about culture, history and you will walk various routes with a local guide. The beach is just next to the hotel, and the yoga will be inside facing the sea or even at the beach.
7-Day Yoga and Hiking holiday in Crete, October 2018, 21-27 October 2018
Escape to Crete for a yoga and hiking holiday beside the sea. Suitable for a total beginner or for those who have been practising for many years. You will experience different styles of yoga and activities to make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Enjoy clear water beaches, amazing green or rocky landscapes, and delicious Cretan food. Discover Ancient and Byzantine monuments, secluded valleys and groves, picturesque villages, traditional cafes and tavernas in one of the most beautiful places of the Mediterranean.
SNAPSHOT Dates: October 21 - 27, 2018 Types of yoga: Hatha, Vinyasa, Nidra, Vinyasa Flow based upon Synergy Yoga
Food: Vegetarian and local food Max Attendance: 15
Activities: hiking, sightseeing, swimming, sunbathing, meditation
Price Range: 690€ - 835€
Twice daily yoga classes
Meditation and pranayama sessions
Welcome dinner in a local Greek taverna
Four guided walks with local walking leaders
Access to a secluded private beach
Delicious buffet breakfasts
6 nights accommodation at a family-run hotel with a swimming pool.
The morning and evening yoga and meditation classes will be held in the hotel facing the seafront, and on some occasions on the beachfront itself. The classes are open to everyone from beginners to intermediate yogis. You will be practising a range of styles and practices, including Hatha, Vinyasa flow, yoga Nidra, pranayama, breathwork, and meditation
Guided hiking overview
You will enjoy four leisurely-paced walks of light to medium difficulty lasting from one and a half hours to four hours. These will take place along the beaches, in the hills, the valleys, the town of Kissamos, and the surrounding area, as well as going through traditional villages and little-known ancient sites. Active Crete leaders will guide you:
experienced walkers Camille and Iakovos, who will share their knowledge on the local history, geography and flora.
Each expedition starts and ends at the hotel; each walk has regular rest stops. There is always the freedom to opt-out from any of the walks, or the yoga and meditation sessions.
Instruction Level: All levels Instruction Language: English
We go by public bus to the village of Drapanias which we walkthrough. We find the way uphill into the olive groves and reach Cherethiana which is a typical, small, picturesque Cretan village at an altitude of 160 meters. We walk through the village and have a break for a coffee if the local Cafe is open. Then going downhill we reach the cave chapel of Michael the Archangel, nestling under the shade of a plane tree from which the old church bell is hanging. From here we take the road to Potamida in the valley and turn back towards the sea, passing the famous natural clay marls on our right which tower above the fields. We visit next to the mill museum where we will have a break and then walk further to the village of Kaloudiana, where we can have dinner at one of the local tavernas before we take the public bus back to Kissamos town.
Full retreat schedule available upon request.
Sunny Bay Hotel, Kissamos, Chania, Crete You will be accommodated in Sunny Bay. It is a family-run beachfront hotel located in the secluded area of Kissamos bay. The hotel offers multiple amenities like an outdoor pool, garden, terrace, poolside bar, restaurant, room service, a lounge, and free Wi-Fi.
The complex lies in an idyllic position in the bay of Kissamos, 37 kilometres west of Chania, and just ten minutes from the centre of Kissamos town on foot. Most rooms have a sea view; they are air-conditioned and include a private balcony with seating. Rooms also feature satellite TVs and well-stocked minibars.
Staff can provide beach umbrellas or arrange bicycle rental. An on-site mini-market is available for necessities.
Sunny Bay’s restaurant serves an extensive buffet of local and international dishes during breakfast and dinner.
Price for a single occupant in the twin-bedded room: € per week. Price for two occupants in the twin-bedded room: € per week per person. Prices include:
Transfer from/to Chania airport 6 nights, shower/WC, hot water, fridge, balcony/terrace, free wi-fi access 6 x Breakfast Dinner on the evening of arrival Yoga workshops with yoga teachers Walks with walking Leaders.
Prices do not include:
Flights, Meals (except dinner on the evening of arrival), tickets to sites or museums, bus tickets, travel insurance, air conditioning which can be used at an extra cost of 7 Euros (although not necessary at this time of year)