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6 Days Summer Yoga Vacation in Samothraki, Greece

Samothraki, Therma, Greece

Relaxing Yoga Retreat Greece

Become creative in your mind and body with a different form of movement. Getting you active and creative at the same time, the aim of this retreat is to give you a holistic approach to yoga. The knowledge of the Asanas and the alignment of the body together with ancient yogic breathing techniques and meditation will help you to be centered in the present with body and mind and therefore will have a regenerative effect on your life. Enjoy a good swim in the crystal clear water of Samothraki, hike to the waterfalls, enjoy the hot springs in Therma or explore the wild island.-More about the instructor

Shabaritha Rai is originally from India and after she is married to a Greek guy, she stays in Greece spreading the knowledge of Hatha yoga. She follows the jnana path along with that path she serves her duty by teaching the right knowledge to her students, jnana means knowledge where there is knowledge there are light and awareness. She believes the duty of the teacher is to provide knowledge so that the same knowledge could give strength to her students to keep up their ability of learning.

The retreat includes evening yoga practice, pranayama - Breathing exercises, meditation. Materials will be provided to you for Yoga.

Meet the instructors

Ritu
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Highlights

  • Daily Meditation Classes
  • Evening-sun set yoga classes
  • Breathing technique to relax your mind and body-Pranic Healing
  • Free time to relax on the beach and, swim in the waterfalls or explore the island
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Greek, Hindi, Telugu, English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Accommodation is in the center of Therma Square in Samothrace. It has more than 20 rooms with a double bed, single bed and twin room and garden space help desk. Restaurants are pretty close by 50 meters away as well as the coffee shop and supermarket. Beach is 20 minutes walk and waterfalls to Paradisus and Gria is 15 minutes walk. Greek, German, and English are spoken at the property.

Program

This retreat includes:

  • Evening Practice of Yoga (5.30 pm to 06.45 pm)
  • Meditation practice - 45 minutes with breathing technique
  • Pranayama - Breathing exercises.
  • Materials will be provided to you for Yoga.

Instructors

Ritu Rai

Retreat location

This retreat will be held in Lacastania, Samothraki, Greece.

Unique features

Activities

  • Diving
  • Hot spring
  • Mountain walking
  • Swimming

General

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden

Services

  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Laptop rental
  • Local market
  • Medical assistance

Food

Ritu's husband is greek and his name is Kyriakos. He is part of this retreat and he helps Ritu in organizing and also cooks delicious Greek and Indian food. Since on the island, there are very few vegetarian food restaurants. If you like you can pay to the cook directly while you arrive and arrange with him if you wish to have food in your package and Kyriakos will arrange good delicious vegetarian food.

Note -The food is not included in the package now.

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

In your free time, you can explore the nearby village of Therma (15 minutes walk) and its famous hot springs or walk to the countless waterfalls around Therma. The seaside and pebble beaches are just 10 minutes walk from the house. There is a rental car at Kamariotissa (the ferry boat harbor of Samothraki).

You can rent a car, motorbike or bicycle, provided you have a valid driving license. Visit Chora, the capital village of Samothraki. It is full with shops, old Castle and Tavern with classical old Greek Live Music. It's a magnificent and picturesque place and we can also organize to have a yoga lesson there if you would like to visit it. They can organize for you a visit to the island with a tourist guide (at extra charge) Hike Fengari mountain (a mountain guide is recommended).

At your request, they can book for you one or more massage therapies (the cost is 30 EUR per hour) directly at the retreat house. You can book an appointment for the archery lesson for 1 hour for 15 EUR.

You can also take a dive at the nearest waterfall, take a relaxing thermal bath, take a swim or relax on the beach bar.

Take a hike on the slope of the mountain Saos. Reach the top (feggari) at 1611m and feel like God Poseidon when he was watching the Trojan War from there. If you are a true hiker you should know that feggari is the end point of the European trail E6 that starts from Spain.

  • If you are more Adventure or photography person -You can go for hiking to waterfalls of Fonias, Paradisus, Gria and also Visit the Temple of the greats Gods(its an ancient temple where even today on the full moon celebration, It's a day with full of music and climbing and many rituals performed on this specific day in Samothraki).

Other optional activities:

  • Scooba diving (extra charge) only for professionals who have tried the diving before.
  • Thai massage (extra cost) 30 EUR per hour. You will receive the message from the organizer if you request for Thai massage and it would be organized in your stay as well.
  • We can help to organize excursions around the island or to Chora.
  • Close to retreat you can explore the beach
  • Visit to street shopping wine tasting can also be arranged on demand from guests
  • Visit to Rythmno
  • Live music

Spa treatments

There is no spa treatment in Samothraki. Samothraki is an ancient hidden place of Greece which is famous for waterfalls and hot spring which is also good for skin and body.

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily pranayama sessions (breathing techniques to clean the Nadis (vital force)
  • Intensive Yoga classes
  • Meditation

What's not included

  • Return airport transfers
  • Food
  • Transport within the island
  • Massage therapy
  • Guided trekking or Taxi for site seeing
  • Bike rental or bicycle
  • Food - Please contact Kyriakos in retreats so if you wish to add food to your package
  • scuba diving (only for people who have the license for scuba diving )
  • Mountain climbing
  • Thai massage - 1 hour (available at an additional charge )
  • Private hot Spring pool in the center of Therma Square (the pool will be open only from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.., costs 4 EUR).Please read instruction in the board for the minutes you should be staying inside the pool )

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Thessaloniki International Airport "Macedonia" (SKG) or to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH). The transfer is not included.

If you arrive at the Athens airport, please check for "Saos Ferry" online for ferry tickets to get to Samothraki island, or you can fly to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport, 50 kilometers from Thessaloniki. From there you will need to transfer to the domestic airport and arrive in Alexandroupoli Airport. Take a transfer to the port of Alexandroupoli to book the ferry tickets to Samothraki island. There are 3 boats from Alexandroupoli to Samothraki every day until October. But also you can book them in advance in Saos ferry online.

Arrival by bus

You can travel by bus either to Thessaloniki and take another bus to Alexandroupoli's port to get the ferry for reaching the island. Thessaloniki to Alexandroupoli is 6 hours and Athens 12 hours in the bus.

Arrival by ferry

Note that the island doesn't have an airport nor any roads to get there, so the best way to get Samothraki island is to arrive Alexandroupoli, which has a port and has boats every day to Samothraki island. You can book the tickets in Saos ferry online. Alexandroupoli is the closest city with the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 20 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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The organizers are available 80% of the time or click on Send Inquiry button and we will surely help you on anything you would like to discuss. Your inquiries will be answered within 24 hours. If students would like to choose to join 200 hours, please speak to Ritu as she will be also organizing 200 hours in Samothraki, You can be a certified teacher to teach in any place and start your own teacher training course.

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