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The Best Yoga Retreats in Greece to Bask in Its Richness

by Alberto G. Güitrón

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There are many reasons why visiting Greece should be on any yogi’s bucket list.

Greece features some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth; 80% of its territory is covered with mountains and breathtaking landscapes, it boasts the longest coastline in Europe, with 16,000 km (10,000 mi) of turquoise waters and sandy beaches, and it is best-known for its hundreds of incredible islands dotting the Mediterranean, Aegean, and Ionian Seas. And as if it was not enough, Greece is blessed with over 260 days of sunshine per year. 

Greek cuisine is among the healthiest in the world; some of its main ingredients are fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seafood, which makes it rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber – simply ideal to adopt a healthy diet that doesn’t sacrifice flavor.

Moreover, Greece offers fun activities to complement your yoga experience. Being the birthplace of the Olympic Games, there are plenty of sports and outdoor activities to try such as surfing or hiking. Plus, it is home to 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many archaeological museums to visit, all of which make a yoga holiday in Greece the adventure of a lifetime.

Want a few suggestions on where to go? Here are some top yoga retreats for an unforgettable experience.

Note: BookYogaRetreats offers a flexible cancellation policy. Should you not be able to travel as scheduled, we’d be happy to help you alter your booking with the same organizer or with a different organizer.

Yoga and Meditation Holiday in Corfu

Yoga retreat in Corfu

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • City: Corfu

Deepen your practice on this yoga and meditation retreat in Corfu. For five days, you’ll be surrounded by a beautiful environment that will allow you to reconnect with nature and with yourself. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore the beaches on the island, which are just a 5-minutes’ walk away from the venue.  

The program includes 2 daily yoga classes and meditation, 1 day of kayaking or snorkeling, daily breakfast, and a delicious Greek dinner with vegetarian and vegan options. You’ll also have access to a jacuzzi-sized pool and lounge chairs on the beach.

READ MORE: Which Island to Choose for a Yoga Retreat in Greece?

Spa, Wine Tasting and Yoga Holiday in Xylokastro

Yoga retreat in Xylokastro

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • City: Xylokastro

This yoga holiday takes place in Xylokastro, in the Peloponnese, close to archaeological sites and famous wineries. The program includes daily yoga classes, a Greek healing herbs course, steam bath, massage sessions, daily breakfast and dinner, and free use of bicycles.

To add some extra fun to your vacation, there are many optional activities too, such as sailing, sightseeing, bungee jumping, cycling, trekking and lake swimming. To find even more relaxation, you can book a day at the spa and pamper yourself the way you deserve.

Creative Art Sketchbook, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Hydra Island

8 Day Creative Art Sketchbook, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Hydra Island

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • City: Kiafa, Hydra Island

Join a week of harmony, bliss, relaxation, and inspiration on the splendid island of Hydra.

Each day begins with 1h 15 min of yoga and meditation, followed by a delicious breakfast. Then, you’ll join a 1.5 h watercolor and sketchbook workshop.

After this, you’ll be free to explore the island of Hydra, with its quirky alleys, traditional Greek scenery, and lovely sunsets. You can swim, relax, go on walks, and of course, sketch to your heart’s content.

You’ll be staying in an old Greek captain’s mansion on top of the hill overlooking the port.

Throughout the retreat, you’ll enjoy healthy homemade vegetarian Greek food (that can be made vegan or dairy-free upon request) for breakfast and lunch. Dinner is self-catered and there are plenty of restaurants to choose from on the island.

 

READ MORE: High-End Holidays in Greece for an Indulgent Yoga Vacation

Boutique Yoga and Restore Therapy Retreat in Attica

Yoga retreat in Attica

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • City: Attica

Restore and reset your mind on this yoga retreat in Paiania, a mountain town famous for its rich history and folk traditions.

At the beginning of the retreat, you’ll have a personal consultation to determine the treatments you’ll get. The offering consists of Kinesiology, Dr. Bach flower remedies and massage therapy. During the consultation, all the treatments will be explained in detail to you so you can make the best choice

A regular day will start with Hatha Yoga at 9 am, followed by a personal treatment. Then, you’ll have free time to relax or engage in fun activities such as hiking, swimming, shopping, etc. At 4 pm you’ll have a Hatha Yoga therapy session and end the day with a 5 pm briefing.

Breakfast is included in the price and the retreat center also offers lunch and dinner at an additional cost.

Luxury Yoga Retreat in Zakynthos

Yoga retreat in Zakynthos

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • City: Zakynthos

Looking to truly treat yourself to the very best? This luxury yoga retreat in Zakynthos offers you the opportunity to relax, unplug and do yoga with the utmost comfort.

You’ll be staying at an exclusive villa featuring beautiful private gardens, infinity pools, heated whirlpools, relaxing areas and several terraces overlooking the beautiful port Agios Nikolas, which is within walking distance from the venue.

The program includes breakfast, snacks, two daily yoga sessions, a 60-minute massage, a cooking class, a boat trip, one natural collagen ritual and a turtle expedition. Plus, the use of all amenities, including 3 infinity pools, 3 jacuzzis and a meditation garden.

Hiking, Fitness and Yoga Holiday in Marathon

Yoga retreat in Marathon

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • City: Marathon

Relax your mind and revitalize your body on this luxury fitness holiday in Marathon.

Don’t mind your current fitness and yoga level because everybody’s welcome. Whether you’ve just completed an Iron Man or are struggling to take your first steps onto the mat, rest assured that the fitness and nutrition experts at this retreat will design a routine that will meet your unique needs. 

The program includes 6 nights of accommodation in a beautiful villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, 3 gourmet meals per day, full-morning hikes through the stunning Greek countryside, experienced guides and instructors, morning and afternoon fitness classes, one massage treatment and airport transfers.

Best time to visit

Greece has 227 islands, making summer the best season to visit. However, keep in mind that it gets quite crowded, and the average maximum temperature is 31/32 °C (88/90 °F). Therefore, many consider spring (April to June) and early fall (September and October) great alternatives because the weather is still pleasant and the islands are less crowded.

That said, you can basically choose any time of the year for your yoga retreat in Greece knowing that you’ll have a blast. That’s why it is one of the best yoga destinations in the world!

*Cover image credit: Nomadikas


New to yoga? There are plenty of yoga retreats for beginners in Greece you may want to check out! 

 

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