10 jours en retraite de yoga d'aventure sur une île en Grèce

  • Aggelidi, Ano Symi, Symi, Dodecanese islands 85600, Greece

10 jours en retraite de yoga d'aventure sur une île en Grèce

  • Aggelidi, Ano Symi, Symi, Dodecanese islands 85600, Greece

Holistic Yoga Retreat Greece

Imagine yourself being on a gorgeous and tranquil island, finally giving your body and mind the gift of time and reconnecting with yourself through yoga and mindfulness meditation. Engaging in an adventurous exploration of ancient history, taking a dip in the sky, blue seas, and savoring delicious food during your free time. Snap out of this daydream and set sail on a journey with a purpose and passion to a hidden island gem in the Aegean for a holistic yoga and meditation retreat designed to restore and revitalize your spirit.

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Particularités

  • 2 daily yoga classes and meditation
  • Archaeological, historical, and boat tours
  • Swim, snorkel, and relax at secret beaches
  • Excursions to famous monuments and the island Rhodes
  • Have dinners at restaurants and a traditional Greek spit roast
  • Enjoy a cooking class of local and traditional food
  • Daily breakfast and most lunches and dinners
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 9 jours de cours
  • Anglais
Tout cacher

The hotel in which you will stay during this retreat is named after Nireus, king of the island Symi and one of the Achaean leaders in the Trojan War. He was renowned for his outstanding beauty, being described as the second most handsome man in the Greek camp after Achilles. Like its namesake, the Nireus Hotel enjoys equal beauty.

The hotel is perfectly situated on the harbor with stunning views across the bay and only minutes away from the ferry port and numerous restaurants. The view from the terrace is simply sensational. Sit back and relax with a glass of chilled wine as you watch the boats sail out in the morning and return in the evening when the sun disappears over the horizon.

The hotel is facilitated with a magnificent swimming pool, is recently renovated while maintaining its neo-classical style, and enjoys an unrivaled position on the waterfront. Nireus hotel has private and double rooms with a serene view of the sea or a stunning view of the town and garden.

During this retreat, you can choose to join the daily yoga and meditation sessions in the morning and evening and participate in the specially organized adventurous excursions and tours.

This program example provides an overview of your daily activities during this retreat and is subject to change.

Day 1

Arrive at the beautiful island of Symi and check in to your waterfront accommodation. In the late afternoon, you can choose to join the gentle stretch session of half an hour to help your body iron out the kinks from your travel. In the evening, you will have the space to unwind from your journey and meet for nibbles and drinks on the hotel’s harbor front patio.

Day 2

Wake up feeling refreshed, you can choose to join the morning mindfulness and yoga practice before breakfast. The morning will be yours to ease into before meeting for a welcome lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, you can explore the town, relax by the water, and take some time for yourself before participating in the evening mindfulness and yoga session. This day will end with an enjoyable dinner and a Bouzoukia night.

Day 3

In the morning, you can choose to join the morning mindfulness and yoga practice before breakfast. The day will be yours to continue, exploring and relaxing before meeting for an afternoon cultural activity like an archaeological and historical tour. You can then choose to join the evening meditation and yoga and then of course enjoy the night with your own activities.

Day 4

You will start your day as you do any other, with the choice to join the morning mindfulness and yoga practice before breakfast. After this, there will be a boat excursion around the island, where you can enjoy the amazing scenery. There will also be a stop for you to swim at the secret beaches dotted around the island. Lunch will take place on the boat. You will get back into town in the afternoon and you will be free to relax and enjoy your evening with your own activities.

Day 5

As usual, you can choose to start the day with the morning mindfulness and yoga practice before breakfast. Afterwards, there will be a morning excursion to the famous Archangel Michael Panormitis monastery. You will have your private time until later in the afternoon for an enjoyable cultural activity. Of course you can then choose to join the evening meditation and yoga before enjoying the night with your own activities.

Day 6

Your day begins as usual, with mindfulness and yoga practice before breakfast. It is then scheduled to travel to the beach, where you can swim, sunbathe, read, relax, snorkel, and play however you prefer. In the afternoon, you can choose to attend the cooking class where you will learn how to make one of the local traditional foods. In the late afternoon, you can again choose to join the meditation and yoga session, before joining the group for dinner on the beach where you will enjoy a traditional Greek spit roast.

Day 7

After you have greeted the day with an optional mindfulness and yoga session at sunrise, you will enjoy the Aegean views as we sail to the island of Rhodes to tour the city. Rhodes is globally famous for the Colossus of Rhodes as one of the Seven Wonders. It is a statute of the Greek Titan-god of the sun, Helios, located at the entrance to the harbor. The Medieval Old Town of the city of Rhodes is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe and has been declared a world heritage site. During the tour you will get the chance to visit the Old Town, the ancient stadium in Rhodes, the temple of Apollo, and ride on a donkey to reach the beautifully preserved Acropolis where you can admire the long-range coastal views, a temple of Athena Lindia, and a 20-columned Hellenistic stoa.

Day 8

Your day begins as usual, with the choice to join the mindfulness and yoga practice before breakfast. After this you are invited to join the morning and afternoon cultural activities of a delicious meze lunch. You will also have enough free time throughout the day and evening to do your own activities, and if you want, join the afternoon yoga and meditation session.

Day 9

As usual, you can choose to start your day with the morning mindfulness and yoga practice before breakfast. The breakfast is followed by a cultural activity and lunch. In the afternoon, you will be free to spend your time at the beach before closing your day with afternoon yoga and meditation. In the evening, you will be able to enjoy another fun-filled Bouzoukia night.

Day 10

You will start and finish the final day with a yoga and mindfulness practice. During the day, you will be free to spend your time as you choose, like exploring, shopping for souvenirs, swimming, and so on. Your Aegean adventure will end with a final dinner on a veranda at the water’s edge of the beautiful and romantic restaurant, Tholos, where you will enjoy a delicious meal while watching the village lights go on one by one at sunset.

Symi Yoga Retreat has organized a variety of activities and excursions that will immerse you in the culture of this wonderful island and country. Together they will provide you with a once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget.

  • Archaeological and historical tour
  • Boat excursion around the island with a stop to swim and relax
  • Boat trip to and tour in Rhodes
  • Excursion to the famous Archangel Michael Panormitis monastery
  • Travel to the beach, where you can swim, sunbathe, snorkel, read, and relax
  • Athena

    Athena is a Certified Professional Leadership, Health and Wellness Coach as well as an Energy Leadership Master Practitioner, Personal Trainer and yoga instructor. Her integrative technique to total mind and body health facilitates rapid, sustainable results for those she works with and her approach has been described as life changing. Athena makes it her focus to understand your unique desires, motivators and challenges to help you set appropriate, achievable goals.

Symi is part of the Dodecanese island chain and often described as the jewel of the Aegean. It is a small mountainous Greek island noted for its peace, tranquility, and fabulous architecture. As you round the headland, you will be greeted by the breathtaking sight of yellow and ochre colored buildings.

The buildings are built amphitheatrically around the charming harbor and became a reminder that this was one of Greece's most prosperous islands 100 years ago. There has been virtually no modern concrete construction there and now, these fine old houses are being resurrected for visitors. The spirit of the island remains intact.

Nearby places

  • Kos - 90 minutes
  • Rhodes - 50 minutes

Nibbles and drinks are provided at the first meeting on the hotel's harbor front patio in the evening. The welcome lunch and formal introduction will take place on the second day. Start each day at your own pace with a nutritious breakfast from the hotel after the meditation and yoga session. There will be two dinners combined with a Bouzoukia night, a lunch on the boat during the boat excursion, and also a traditional Greek spit roast on the beach during this retreat. You will end this journey with a dinner on the beautiful veranda of the romantic restaurant Tholos.

All provided meals might include meat and fish. Kosher meals are not available. Meals are a set menu. It is not possible to order individually. If you have special dietary needs please inform Symi Yoga Retreat in advance.

During this retreat, there will be plenty of time for you to explore the diverse offerings on the island of Symi. You could for instance:

  • Admire the glorious architecture and enjoy the lovely atmosphere of the town
  • Do some diving, scuba diving, or snorkeling to discover the beauty of the sea
  • Do some shopping and buy some souvenirs
  • Relax and sunbathe on the beaches
  • Take a dip in the swimming pool or warm ocean waters
  • Take another boat excursion to enjoy the beautiful turquoise sea
  • Take a walk along the harbor or through the cozy streets of Symi
  • Taste the local flavors prepared in one of the many restaurants in Symi
  • 2 daily yoga classes and meditation
  • 9 nights accommodation in a three-star hotel
  • A beach day
  • Approximately 21 of your 30 meals
  • Archaeological and historical tour
  • Arrival day nibbles and drinks
  • A traditional Greek spit roast on the beach
  • Boat trip around the island of Symi with lunch
  • Boat trip to and tour in Rhodes
  • Dinners at restaurants and Bouzoukia nights
  • Excursions to the Archangel Michael Panormitis Monastery
  • Various cultural activities
  • Welcome lunch on the second day
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Alcoholic beverages, unless specified.
  • Boat fare
  • Equipment for water activities
  • Meals that are not included in this retreat
  • Taxi fare
  • Transportation

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at the International Airport of Rhodes (RHO).

Arrival by ferry / boat

When you arrive at the airport of Rhodes, please travel to the Kolona Harbor in Mandraki, Rhodes Town first with the airport bus or taxi. The bus fare will cost around 2.20 EUR and you should ask the bus driver to stop in Mandraki. The taxi fare from the airport to Kolona Harbor will cost you around 22 EUR.

The Blue Star Ferries service runs up to two times per week with a sailing duration of around 85 minutes while the Dodecanese Seaways service runs up to 17 times per week with a duration of 50 minutes. It is recommended to take the Dodecanese Seaways ferry line, because of the limited available operations of the Blue Star Ferries.

The Dodecanese Seaways service has two high-speed catamarans leaving from Kolona harbour. They charge a fare of between 13.50 EUR to 18 EUR for the trip from Kolona to Symi. Once you arrive in the Symi harbor, you will actually find the Nireus hotel just around the corner from the ferry docks and well within walking distance even with your luggage!

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Temoignages

  • Avis de Crystal

    "An unbelievable experience!"

    Symi Yoga Retreat, édité

  • Avis de Julie, Vermont

    "I don't ever take trips planned by someone else. I took a chance on this one. Going to Symi with Athena & Arianna is getting an insider experience like no other I've had. I can't recommend it highly enough!"

    Symi Yoga Retreat, édité

  • Avis de Heather, Vermont

    "Symi is a magical place where visitors are welcomed with the same kind of hospitality that Homer honors in The Odyssey. We enjoyed delicious food, practiced mindfulness and yoga, learned traditional Greek dances, visited numerous churches and monasteries. All of the beauty of the place and its people captured our hearts."

    Symi Yoga Retreat, édité

  • Avis de Julie

    "Definitely worth taking the leap of faith."

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  • Avis de Crystal, Alabahma

    "This was an amazing and a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. I was given the chance to learn so much about Greek culture and many of the things that normal tourists wouldn't get the chance to learn. The ladies that ran the retreat went out of their way to make sure we had an amazing experience. The island was beautiful and the people there felt like family by the time I left. I would highly suggest going on this retreat it's worth every penny and the most affordable trip i have been on."

    Symi Yoga Retreat, édité

  • Avis de Victoria, Vermont

    "This was the most exciting experience I ever had for a vacation. Anna and Athena took the time to make sure everyone was happy and comfortable. They planned all the activities from a private boat ride around Symi Island to sampling the Greek food. Everyone on the island was so pleasant and made sure everyone was having a good time and answered any questions. I recommend this retreat to anyone who needs a cultural experience and to relax from a busy life. Thank you Anna and Athena!"

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  • Avis de Karen

    "The experience of a lifetime!"

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  • Avis de a student, Vermont

    "We had a once in a lifetime experience traveling to Symi, Greece...Each day was filled with new opportunities for learning-daily yoga and mindfulness, interacting with community members to learn about culture, history and traditions. We sampled delicious food and wine, learned traditional Greek dances, explored churches and monasteries and toured the island by boat, stopping to swim in the clear blue Aegean and then to enjoy a barbecue fixed by our crew. We were close to the people, their graciousness and hospitality. Their warmth and the beauty of the island will stay with us forever."

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  • Avis de Victoria, Vermont

    "Day 4 here in Symi and it's amazing!"

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  • Avis de Julie

    "An insider experience like no other I’ve had."

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  • Avis de Gina Carrera, États-Unis
    10 sur 10

    "You really only get to experience a trip like this once in a lifetime!"

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  • Avis de Crystal Ransom, Alabama, USA
    10 sur 10

    "I can't wait to take this once in a lifetime opportunity."

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Symi Yoga Retreat propose du yoga intégral et du bien-être pour que vous puissiez vous ressourcer et revitaliser votre esprit et vivre une expérience inoubliable sur l'île de Symi.

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10 jours / 9 nuits

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Arrivée: mercredi 16 mai 2018
Départ: vendredi 25 mai 2018

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