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7 Day Yoga and Hiking Holiday in Kissamos, Crete

Sunny Bay Hotel, Kissamos, Greece

Exciting Yoga & Hiking Holiday in Greece

Yoga, meditation and hiking holiday beside the sea in a Natura 2000 eco-protected area. This retreat gives you the opportunity to experience different styles of yoga and activities that will make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Enjoy clear water beaches, amazing green or rocky landscapes, and delicious Cretan food. Discover Ancient and Byzantine monuments, secluded valleys and groves, picturesque villages, traditional cafes and tavernas in one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean.

Meet the instructors

Krishna, Camille, & Iakovos
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Highlights

  • Meditation sessions
  • Grounding yoga asana practices
  • 4 leisure paced walks of light to medium difficulty
  • 6 nights accommodation at beach front hotel
  • Free time to explore the local area
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Greek, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer included: Chania International Airport ("Ioannis Daskalogiannis")
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi

All the rooms have two twin beds and a balcony with a wonderful view of the crystal clear blue sea or of the nice hotel's swimming pools areas. The hotel offers multiple amenities like an outdoor pool, garden, terrace, poolside bar, restaurant, room service, a lounge, and free Wi-Fi.

Program

Detailed program

Sunday, 24th May

  • Transfer from Chania airport and check-in
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Yoga and meditation
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Welcome dinner at a traditional beach taverna

Monday, 25th May

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 14:00

From our hotel we walk eastwards along the beach of Kissamos bay to Korfalonas and Platanaki. We make a stop for coffee at a beachside taverna and walk further to the seaside village of Nopigia where we stop for a swim in the clear blue waters of the Cretan sea.

There is the option to have lunch in a local traditional seaside taverna or walk further to ancient Mythimna’s archaeological site and the medieval church of Agios Georgios, which was built on the ruins of ancient Roman baths still visible today. We return to our hotel by public bus.

  • 14:00 - 18:00 Free time for lunch, relaxing, enjoying the beach or swimming
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Yoga and meditation.
  • 19:30 Free time for enjoying the evening in the nearby tavernas

Tuesday, 26th May

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 15:00

We go by public bus to the village of Koleni. Walking through the village we find the old soil road towards the beautiful old settlement of Mesonisi which leads to the dramatic Rokka gorge. We can carry on under the shade of its giant, rocky sides and spreading trees to the part of the gorge called "the Gates". On our return, we have lunch in a traditional local taverna and catch the bus back to Kissamos.

  • 15:00 - 18:00 Free time for lunch, relaxing, enjoying the beach or swimming
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:30 Free time for enjoying the evening in the nearby tavernas

Wednesday 27th May

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga and meditation.
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00

A free day to rest or do further walking or sightseeing on your own. You could enjoy the many attractions of Chania, or visit the famous Balos beach by a short boat trip or hire a car to explore further afield or other activities.

Thursday, 28th May

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 16:15 Free time for relaxing, enjoying the beach or swimming, lunch, and much more
  • 16:15 - 21:00

We go by public bus to the village of Drapanias which we walk through. We find the way uphill into the olive groves and reach Cherethiana which is a typical, small, picturesque Cretan village at an altitude of 160 meters. We walk through the village and have a break for a coffee if the local Cafe is open.

Then going downhill we reach the cave chapel of Michael the Archangel, nestling under the shade of a plane tree from which the old church bell is hanging. From here we take the road to Potamida in the valley and turn back towards the sea, passing the famous natural clay marls on our right which tower above the fields.

We visit next the mill museum where we will have a break and then walk further to the village of Kaloudiana, where we can have dinner at one of the local tavernas before we take the public bus back to Kissamos town.

Friday, 29th May

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast.
  • 10:30 - 14:00

We will go by public bus to Nopigia. We walk past the open air theater to the little chapel of Panagia Myrtidiotisa and then along a rough path over stones and rocks towards the little medieval chapel of Agios Vasilios on the Spatha peninsula. The Cretan blue sea is always beside us and we can swim at several places on the way.

We will encounter only a few sheep and goats and enjoy great views towards Gramvousa peninsula across Kissamos bay, with Spatha mountain on our right. On returning to Nopigia there is the opportunity to stop for a delicious meal at a seaside taverna before getting the bus back.

  • 14:00 - 18:00 Free time for relaxing, enjoying the beach, or swimming
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Yoga and meditation
  • 19:30 Free time for enjoying the evening in the nearby tavernas

Saturday, 30th May

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • Check out and transfer to Chania Airport

Instructors

Krishna Hassomal

Camille

Iakovos

Retreat location

Sunny Bay is a family run beachfront hotel located in the secluded area of Kissamos bay. The complex lies in an idyllic position in the bay of Kissamos, 37 kilometers west of Chania and just ten minutes from the center of Kissamos town on foot.

Food

Aside from the welcome dinner and buffet breakfast other meals are not included. The hotel has a restaurant and there are multiple restaurants and tavernas walking distance at inexpensive prices. Greek food offers a wide range of vegetarian options.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
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)

In house massages

What's included

  • 5 mornings and 4 evenings of yoga and meditation sessions
  • 3 mornings and 1 evening of leisurely paced walks of light to medium difficulty lasting from 1.5 to 4 hours
  • Airport transfer to and from Chania Airport
  • Free entrance to painting exhibition at artist Camille Marquand's studio
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Shower, toilets, hot water, fridge, balcony, terrace, and free Wi-Fi access
  • 6 breakfast
  • Welcome dinner on the evening of arrival

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Meals (except the welcome dinner on the evening of arrival and breakfast)
  • Tickets to sites or museums
  • Bus tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Air conditioning which can be used at an extra cost of 7 EUR per day (although usually not necessary in the dates of the program)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Chania International Airport ("Ioannis Daskalogiannis") (CHQ). Return taxi transfer is included from Chania airport to the hotel.

Airport: Chania International Airport ("Ioannis Daskalogiannis") Airport transfer included: Chania International Airport ("Ioannis Daskalogiannis") No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Sunday May 23, 2021
Departure: Saturday May 29, 2021

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