8 Days Rock Climbing and Yoga Retreat in Greece

  • Peloponnese, Greece

Road Trip Yoga Holidays Greece

This retreat is your opportunity to learn how to overcome your fears, to get confidence in your own power, to trust, and focus. Learn how to climb or to improve your climbing skills and let daily yoga sessions help you to get balance and a deeper understanding of body, mind, and spirit. Join your hosts Nadine and Kostas in a road trip through the Peloponnese and go out of your comfort zone to discover the inside and outside of what is still hidden in you.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Rock climbing course
  • Climb in the Nafplio and Leonidio towns
  • Discover the traditional village of Kyparissi
  • Sightseeing tour through Athens
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy breakfast
  • 7 days with instruction
  • German, Greek, English
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During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or a shared double room at different luxury traditional style hotels at the coast of east Peloponnese. All accommodations will be nearby the sea nestled in a quiet place with free Wi-Fi connection available.

This retreat is a road trip in the most remarkable sport climbing areas along the coast of east Peloponnese. Each day, you will practice yoga classes led by Nadine and practice rock climbing.

Basic climbing knowledge is required for this retreat. All the climbing sectors are beautifully located nearby the sea and offer great variety of climbing on excellent rock in any grade. By combining climbing and yoga, it will help you find the balance between action and relax, and amplify the body, mind, and soul connection.

During the trip, you will practice Hatha yoga in beautiful and quiet spots. Gentle yoga exercises help the body to recover, the mind to relax, and bring you into inner balance. You will visit five climbing sectors in the romantic town of Nafplio and Leonidio, this place is already an international climbing destination with endless possibilities. You will discover the seaside and remote traditional village of Kyparissi with the recently developed crags and enjoy its relaxing atmosphere.

Throughout the retreat, you will experience a sightseeing tour in Athens, as well as plenty of free time for you to do additional activities such as swimming and relaxing on the beach, making a tour through the towns and villages, taste the local products, rent a bicycle and explore Nafplio by bike, book private yoga lessons, or enjoy energy massages.

A sightseeing tour through Athens is included in this retreat. In Athens and the nearby villages, there are many climbing areas that no other big city has. You are going to enjoy some climbing there as some sightseeing as well.

  • Nadine Strobl

    Nadine will be your yoga instructor for this road trip. She was born and raised in Austria, Nadine took her first yoga class more than 11 years ago. After working as a fitness and personal trainer, she realized her true passion lay with yoga. As a certified Hatha yoga teacher in 2007, she is an energetic bodyworker and therapist. Nadine traded the central European cold for the warmth, climbing, and energy of Greece and hasn't looked back. She works as a yoga teacher in Greece with her lovely clients in small group.

  • Kostas Tsoukleidis

    Kostas will be your climbing instructor. He was born and raised in Greece and he has more than 30 years of climbing experience. Kostas is a certified mountain guide and climbing instructor. He has traveled all over Greece and he knows the best spots, taverns and he has a deep knowledge of Greek nature and history. He became a mountain guide in 1995 and this was a natural result of love, passion, and experience. When he met Nadine, he learned about awareness, his inner self, and how to love it.

This retreat will take place along the coast of east Peloponnese in Greece. You will arrive to Nafplio town, and during the road trip, you will visit Leonidio, Kyparissi, and Athens. The east coast of Peloponnese offers you a big variety of nature, traditional villages, and delicious local food. All the destinations have their own charming character which kept their traditional beauty.

Greece is dominated by limestone with a surprising variety of climbing styles. There are also some excellent conglomerate and granite cliffs. The Mediterranean climate allows you to climb all year around. Climbing is the joy of movement and its the perfect interaction of both body and mind in the here and now.

Nearby places

  • Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) - 2 hours
  • Stathmos Kiffisos bus station - 2 hours
Activities
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Massage nearby
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming
  • Wine tasting / tour
General
  • Beach nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance
  • Bicycle rental

In this retreat, you will enjoy a daily healthy breakfast based on delicious local ingredients.

Do river trekking

Find the waterfalls that make Greece a beautiful location. Through the centuries, the water dawned lines on the mountains and countless beautiful gorges and canyons formed. There, you can find amazing rock formations with waterfalls and a unique flora that grows on the walls. Some of these rivers are accessible without any special equipment and they offer unique experiences and for sure relief in a hot day!

Enjoy hiking

During your free time you can spend time hiking. Walking on old paths through the diverse Greek landscape and traditional villages forgotten by time. The colors and shapes of the flowers, trees, rocks, summits, old houses and bridges, the game of the sun with the clouds or the waves, the smell of the herbs after the rain. All of these are the joy of senses and are talking about a world that many have forgotten because of modern life. Slowly, you can have again a better understanding for plants and animals, and how the forces of nature act in the landscape.

Try mountaineering

Try Greece's high mountains that can offer you all the aspects of mountaineering. You will be touched by the wild and pure aura of the Greek mountains and you will be guided to the feeling of freedom. Mountaineering is about being connected with your abilities, trust, and spirit of your partner. Mountaineering is not going to make you a better person, but it's going to show you what you really are.

During this retreat, you can book a body treatment for an additional cost. INDIOU offers the energy bodywork massage that can help you transform inherited liability and create space for new. This is a holistic therapy where the work is done especially for the physical body with different mobilization, stretching, and massage techniques.

At the same time, it works with the powerful light from the angels in the new energy. Your vibration increases and it is easier for you to find old patterns.

Your physical condition does not just come unexpectedly, instead it's a creation of your unnoticed thoughts, beliefs, and emotions like fear, anger, or sadness. These are first stored in your energy bodies and can lead you in an imbalance.

If it stays unnoticed, they manifest in our physical body and can therefore cause unpleasant symptoms. Your body is an important element in your development and the body always do the best. Sometimes you should thank it and do good in whatever way possible.

  • 1 daily Hatha yoga lesson
  • 1 daily healthy breakfast
  • 1 sightseeing tour in Athens
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Climb in the Nafplio and Leonidio towns
  • Discover the traditional village of Kyparissi
  • Full climbing course and equipment
  • Local transfer during the road trip
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Spa treatments

Driving directions from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport

  • From the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH), drive directly to the motorway and follow the signs to Elefsina.
  • Then, follow the signs for Corinth.
  • Finally, follow the signs to Nafplio. Calculate two hours in speed limit.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH).

Arrival by bus

You can take a bus to terminal A or Stathmos Kiffisos in Athens and from there take a bus to Nafplio. Bus number X93 runs from just outside Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) arrival hall to Stathmos Kiffisos. Buy tickets at the airport before entering. The trip lasts somewhere between an one hour and a half, depending on traffic. The cost is approximately 5 EUR.

If you’re already are in Athens, bus 051 from the intersection between Zinonos and Menandrou streets, south of Omonia, will bring you to Stathmos Kiffisos bus station. This is a major bus terminal. Find the sign that says Nafplio or Argolida, and buy your tickets there. The buses go hourly from morning to evening (some exceptions). The journey takes approximately two to two hours and 20 minutes going via Corinth or Isthmos and Argos. The cost is approximately 13 EUR. There is a discount available if you buy your returning ticket tour.

Arrival by train

It is possible to take the Proastiakos train from the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) to Corinth, but the train from Corinth to Nafplio is suspended. It is suggested you take a taxi after.

Arrival by taxi

The simplest and cheapest way is to get to the hotel you will stay in Nafplio and pre-book a taxi. A taxi trip costs approximately 150 EUR, and lasts around one and a half hour. INDIOU can help you book a taxi.

Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler from Ottawa, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "When we booked this leg of our trip, we knew our guide(s) would have an important impact on our rock climbing experience in Greece. Through a series of emails, we took the leap and booked one week of climbing in the Peloponnese (Nafplio, Leonidio, Kyparissi)! Best. Decision. Ever."

    "Kostas planned the perfect trip! From the hotels to the climbing sectors (aligned with our abilities while pushing our limits), to the food (local quaint restaurants with home cooked Greek meals), we could not be happier! When Nadine, his partner, joined us in Nafplio and Leonidio we felt like we were traveling and climbing with friends. Nadine is a fantastic photographer who made us look like professional climbers in pictures. Not a small task! Kostas has a number of qualities but the most impressive ones are his patience, his ability to make you feel confident enough to go for a hard move in the crux of a climb, and last but not least, his constant smile and love of climbing. He has opened up the doors to the world of sport climbing for Alain and I! We can't wait to return to Canada and try harder, more technical sport climbing routes! When we return to Greece, we will, without a doubt, contact Kostas to lead us again to the mountains. We started this journey as clients and guide, but finished as friends! If you are looking to hire a guide in Greece, I urge you to hire Indiou."

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  • Review by a traveler from La Center, Washington
    10 out of 10

    "We had a great half day rock climbing trip with Indiou! I brought my two boys 10 and 13 years old, who have experience climbing in gyms but not outside. We were picked up in town and then driven just a few minutes drive out to a perfect shady spot right next to a little church built into the rock and overlooking the beach. They already had all the ropes set up for top rope climbing and provided all the gear including shoes. It was so fun! The boys were able to climb lots of different routes in the four hours and Kostas, our guide, was patient and a great teacher. We felt very safe the whole time. Thanks so much for an amazing day!! If you want to rock climb in the area I would highly recommend this company! I am sure they could cater to any skill level as well."

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  • Review by Keith C.
    10 out of 10

    "My partner and I learned trad and multi-pitch climbing from Kostas over three days. Despite the (really) short period, Kostas taught us everything we needed to know about the topics in a systematic and comprehensive way. He tailored the classes according to our level of skill and knowledge, and give us detailed and hands-on experience. At all times, Kostas was patient and of good spirits, which made the experience very enjoyable. If you are considering taking climbing lessons in Greece, I would very highly recommend getting in touch with Kostas."

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  • Review by Laney H.
    10 out of 10

    "I had a great time with Indiou! The climbing was incredible! Kostas picked me up and drove me to our climbing location. He was a great climber and instructor. This trip would be great for all experience levels! It was a beautiful way to experience Greece and I recommend it to anyone in the area! A 100% must do!"

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  • Review by Vasili R.
    10 out of 10

    "Awesome times with amazing people. If in Greece a must! I'm a novice sport climber and they were great with me. Plus the views, no words to describe. Just do it!"

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  • Review by Stephanie N.
    10 out of 10

    "Super Guides mit lokalem Bergführer und österreichischer Würze. Ob klettern, wandern oder yoga hier ist man gut aufgehoben und kommt auf seine Kosten!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Heidelberg, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Super Kletterfahrung mit Kostas als Guide und Mentor in der Nähe von Nafplio. Klasse Routen, sehr gut gesichert und super Fels. Absolut empfehlenswert."

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  • Review by a traveler from Wurzburg, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Super tolle Outdoor Angebote, hat einen riesen Spaß gemacht. Kann ich nur weiterempfehlen. Sehenswerte Gegend und nette Leute ;)"

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  • Review by a traveler from Salzburg Region, Austria
    10 out of 10

    "Perfekte organisation. Unglaublich schöne Wanderung mit einem griechischen Bergführer der sich in Geschichte und Umgebung hervorragend auskennt. Danach waren wir in einer Taverne in einem tratitionellen Bergdorf mit ausgezeichnetem Essen und Gastfreundschaft."

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  • Review by Claudia K. from Austria Alps, Austria
    10 out of 10

    "Machten verschiedene Aktivitäten war sehr erlebnisreich und informativ in einer traumhaften Landschaft. Tourguide war sehr professionell und lustig sehr empfehlenswert komme auf jedenfall wieder."

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Nafplio, Greece

INDIOU gives you an opportunity to discover the nature, the body, and expand your awareness through activities that will make you explore inside and outside.

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Saturday October 21, 2017
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