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8 Days Yoga, Meditation, Movement, and Qi Gong Retreat in Crete, Greece

Lentas, Crete, Greece

A Relaxing and Regenerating Yoga Retreat

Come find your focus and rediscovering your true self in Greece. The south of Crete is a hidden gem and Levinthos at Lentas has been building a name itself, especially in the international yoga community. Come and deepen your yoga journey as you will focus on asana practice, Qi Gong movements, and meditation. Each day will begin with meditation, Hatha flow practice for all the levels and end with Qi Gong sessions which are an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intention.

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily Qigong classes
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Daily pranayama and diaphragmatic breath lessons
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily vegetarian meals
  • Additional workshops

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Greek, English
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  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

During this retreat, you will stay in a private room at either Levinthos Retreat Center, Filoxenia Lentas Apartment (3 minute walk from the retreat center), or Villa Mary (10 minute walk from the retreat center).

Levinthos Retreat Center

The Levinthos Retreat Center consists of eco-friendly apartments which are carved into earth, bearing the lowest possible visual and environmental footprint. The cave-houses maximize the authentic relationship between the house-user and the landscape. In addition, there are four first floor studios which offer breathtaking view over the Libyan sea.

Filoxenia Lentas Apartment

Filoxenia Lentas is built in an idyllic position with a fabulous view to the sea. Both buildings are surrounded by a lovely garden area which is very spacious and has many great views. All the rooms have been nicely decorated and comfortably furnished. They all have a great balcony which is furnished with chairs and a table and has spectacular view stretching out to the sea.

Right in front of the apartments there is a path which leads to a magical small beach with blue waters where you can enjoy relaxation and swimming. Filoxenia Lentas is definitely ideal for families, couples, and for those who desire to escape from the routine of everyday's life.

Filonexia Lentas is located just 3 minute walk from Levinthos Retreat Center, where the yoga classes will take place.

Villa Mary

Villa Mary rent rooms provide private simple, clean and quiet rooms. It is located close to the small village beach and in a quiet location in the village. The rooms have air-conditioning, free WiFi Internet access, balconies, bathroom, a fridge and an absolute tranquility will make your holiday unforgettable.


Join a unique healing retreat to reconnect with your inner self in a resourcing and beautiful environment. During this retreat, there will be Hatha flow yoga classes suitable for all levels as well as guided meditations. There will also be Qigong classes with gentle, rhythmic movements which reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system.

It has also been found to improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive functions. Other than that, there will also be pranayama (yogic breathing exercises) and diaphragmatic breathing sessions. You will open up to experience a conscious journey of transformation. This is a beautiful path for empowering strengthening, increasing flexibility and revitalizing the entire being.

This program will help you to relax and you will also have plenty of free time for swimming, explore the island, or just lay back and read a good book.


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Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Lentas, South Crete, Greece. Lentas is just 75 kilometers away from Heraklion City in South Crete. The distance can be covered by car in one hour and 10 minutes approximately. The road is passing through many traditional villages of the inland Crete, the plain of Messara, and the fascinating rocky mountain range of Asterousia.

The village of Lentas has many traditional taverns and cafes where you can taste the famous Cretan food and enjoy your coffee or drink exactly next to the Libyan Sea. The region is optimal for an undisturbed stay away from the hectic pace of city life and combines relaxation with physical activity such as swimming in the crystal clear waters of the sea or walking along the verdant trekking routes of the area.

The place has preserved its natural beauty due to the fact that there are many underground antiquities. The climate of Lentas is mildly hot and dry allowing visitors to have a swim most of the time of the year. The bay is well protected against the wind and the waters are always crystal and clear.

Nearby places

  • Heraklion, 75 kilometers - 1 hour 10 minutes

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Two daily vegetarian meals are included in the price. The food is organic with produce from the local gardens, well-cooked according to Mediterranean diet, and it is served with all the vitamins. Please inform ​Levinthos Retreat Center of food allergies or special needs in your diet at the day of booking.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
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)

There are a lot of beautiful beaches in the area of Lentas, both on the west side and east side such as Ostria and Diskos, which extends on the opposite side of the rock of Lion. Levinthos has a small private beach just 3 minutes walking distance and there are two more beaches next to Levinthos.You can also discover the beach of Trachoulas, which is 10 minutes away by car and after crossing a little gorge about 15 minutes. The sight will fully compensate you since it is one of the most fantastic beaches in Crete. There are also a lot of other activities that you can try, such as cycling, hiking, climbing, and swimming in the Libyan Sea.

What's included

  • Daily Hatha flow yoga classes
  • Daily Qigong classes
  • Meditation sessions
  • Pranayama sessions
  • Additional workshops
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily vegetarian meals

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional massages
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Heraklion International Airport (HER). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request.

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 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Arrival: Sunday August 18, 2019
Departure: Sunday August 25, 2019

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