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8 Day Greek Isle Paradise Meditation and Jivamukti Yoga Retreat in Kea, Greece

Central Athens Hotel, Athens, Greece

Greece Yoga Retreat

Join Blue Sky Retreats for a blissful week of Jivamukti and gentle yoga, meditation, and sound healing. Spend a night in a beautiful central Athens hotel before a short voyage to the pristine and peaceful island of Kea. Kea is the perfect place for a yoga retreat, they know you will fall in love with this island as they have! With two yoga classes and meditations a day, leave retreat refreshed, renewed, and with a deep connection to your own inner peace.

Meet the instructors

Marion & Polyxeni
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Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga and meditations
  • Kirtan, sound healing sessions
  • Agni Hotra / Vedic fire ceremony
  • Meditative hike / walk to ancient city of Karthea
  • Visit the ancient temples of Apollo and Athena
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • 7 nights accommodation

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Greek
Group size: Maximum of 9 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Upon arrival, you will stay one night in Athens before transferring to Kea island the following day.

You will be staying on the peaceful island of Kea in a private villa overlooking the azure waters of the Aegean. There is room for nine guests in the villa, not including the two teachers. A description of the gorgeous villa:

  • Beautiful garden with covered yoga deck, outdoor seating, and views of the sea
  • Ground floor: fully equipped kitchen (fridge / freezer, dishwasher, electronic appliances (mixer, toaster, coffee machines, etc.)), dining area, storage / laundry room equipped with a washing machine, bathroom, bedroom of two singles
  • Upper floor: large and comfortable living area with a fireplace to relax combined with a dining area, bedroom with a double bed and private bathroom with a bathtub, bedroom with a double bed (shared bathroom with a shower), bedroom with a double and a single (shared bathroom)

Apart from the villa, there is also an independent studio which is part of the villa. The studio comes with a double bed and a single, or if requested, with three singles, and has a private bathroom with a shower.

The whole villa has wooden flooring, besides the bathrooms.

Program

July 13, Monday

  • Arrive in Athens
  • 14:00 Meet at Central Boutique Hotel
  • Welcome
  • Dinner out (with group or on your own)
  • Optional walking tour

July 14, Tuesday

  • Breakfast in Athens hotel
  • Van / ferry to Kea
  • Check in Kea Villa
  • 18:00 Welcome snack
  • 19:30 Evening intention setting, yoga, sound healing

July 15, Wednesday

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 11:00 Morning yoga
  • 11:30 Beach time (Sykamia Beach)
  • 14:30 Lunch
  • 17:30-19:00 Afternoon yoga
  • 19:00 Free time to explore

July 16, Thursday

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 11:00 Morning practice
  • 11:30 Free time
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 21:00 Meditative hike to Karthea, ancient city / beach, visit temples of Apollo and Athena

July 17, Friday

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 11:00 Morning yoga
  • 11:30 Beach time (visit to Kastriani Monastery)
  • 14:30 Lunch
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Afternoon yoga / sound healing / kirtan

July 18, Saturday

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 11:00 Morning practice
  • 11:30 Beach time (Koundounaki beach)
  • 14:30 Lunch
  • 17:00 - 20:30 Meditation walk to Karthea ancient city

July 19, Sunday

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 11:00 Morning yoga
  • 11:30 Beach time
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Afternoon yoga
  • 19:00 Visit to the source of Benjamin l’adoration
  • Walk to the Lion and dinner at the beautiful taverna of Giannis at the edge of town

July 20, Monday

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 11:00 Morning goodbye practice
  • Van / ferry back to central Athens
  • Farewell

Included excursions

  • Athens walking tour
  • Beach visits
  • Group trips on Kea - monastery, Karthea, Benjamin, and the Lion

Instructors

Marion Mahima

Polyxeni Aklidi

Retreat location

Kea is a quick and easy trip from the city of Athens, conveniently located an hour away from Lavrion port, via ferry-boat. After arriving in the port of Kea, the villa is only a 15-minute drive.

Kea is close to Athens yet is a less visited island that lacks nothing in charm or beauty. The beaches are gorgeous and less crowded than those on many other Greek Islands. It is peaceful, pristine, and the perfect place for a total reset, the perfect place to reconnect to your inner peace.

Distances

  • Kastriani monastery - 5 minutes' drive
  • Supermarket and bakery - 8 minutes' drive
  • Otzia town - 10 minutes' drive
  • Central village - 12 minutes' drive
  • The beach of Spathi - 12 minutes' drive
  • Kea harbor - 15 minutes' drive

Food

All food on the retreat will be local mouth watering and organic whenever possible. Two delicious meals a day will be included. You have the option for vegetarian food, or if you eat fish, you can opt for this also. Think perfect Mediterranean diet! Dinner is not included so it will be a fun time to go out to one of Kea's many fabulous and affordable restaurants. If you'd rather stay in, you can visit a grocery store and make your own food at the villa.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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

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

What's included

  • Hotel for 1 night in Athens on arrival, breakfast at hotel
  • 6 nights accommodation on Kea Island
  • Van to and from Athens (to jetty)
  • Ferry to and from Kea retreat villa
  • Breakfast and lunch while on the Island
  • 2 yoga and meditation classes a day
  • Kirtan
  • Sound healing as part of select yoga classes
  • Some transportation on Kea when traveling around the island for group activities

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Dinner
  • Solo taxi travel or car rental

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH). Cabs are easy to find at the Athens Airport, take your own cab to the beautiful Central Athens Hotel. Blue Sky Retreats will be there waiting eagerly for you. They will provide you with the address of the hotel on sign up.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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8 days / 7 nights
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Availability

Arrival: Monday July 13, 2020
Departure: Monday July 20, 2020

Availability

These prices are based on double occupancy in shared rooms. For other private room options for yourself, please send an inquiry to Blue Sky Retreats to ask about the additional price.

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