8 Days Yoga and Writer's Retreat in Greece

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8 Days Yoga and Writer's Retreat in Greece

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Greece Yoga Retreat

It's not always easy in everyday life to find enough quiet time to be creative and mindful. We sometimes need space and silence in a safe, supportive environment. This is what Limnisa offers. Come to Limnisa! No distractions and no excuse not to get down to writing. You are welcome if you want to focus on a project or something on your mind, be it artistic or more personal, provided you are happy to be silent in the mornings and make space for other guests. Write in a place that is calm, with only others like you, working away on their projects.

Highlights

  • Daily morning yoga
  • Your private silent times
  • A paradise-like environment
  • Evening events to read your work or join a campfire
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • Dutch, English
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The house is on the edge of the shore, in an otherwise empty cove, with the most incredible views across the Saronic Gulf. From here you can see four islands and the mountains of the Peloponnese. The word 'paradise' is mentioned by 90% of their visitors, but you will have to see it for yourself.

There are rooms at the main house with shared use of toilet and bathroom. Studios are with sea view, private bathroom, balcony, kitchen, and aircon. There are also rooms in a fully equipped sea view apartment with shared kitchen and bathroom, plus air-conditioner. Both the studios and apartment is a 15-minute walk from the main house.

They have tents in the garden near the sea. The smaller bedrooms at Limnisa have been upgraded for 2014. There is also a new pergola shading the roof terrace.

Amenities

  • Each room has a desk with a view
  • Garden
  • Pergola
  • Shop. You can buy certain items (like postage stamps, postcards, tampons, batteries, etc.) at Limnisa.
  • Terrace

There is no program during the week only a routine, with a set time for yoga and the evening meal but extended periods for breakfast and lunch buffets. You can eat out if you prefer. Limnisa also organizes literary evenings for those who want to take part, but nothing is mandatory.

Schedule

Start the day with an optional yoga class, enjoy breakfast out on the terrace, and spend the morning in silence. You might also find a shady bower down in the Limnisa garden and write to the sound of the sea.

After lunch you can go back to work or take time for swimming and walking.

In the evenings, if you prefer, you can dine in a local taverna down by the waterfront in a village nearby (1 and 3 kilometers) or go to Methana town by cab (10 kilometers along the corniche).

They also hold evening events, giving guests the chance to read their work aloud or join a camp fire on the beach.

Agios Georgios consists of about 50 houses, two tavernas in summer, a church, a harbour, and a beach. The bakers van passes by most days and a veggie van three times a week. Limnisa has its own beach. The waters are perfect for snorkeling. The countryside round about is mountainous, wild, and rugged, with mule tracks winding through olive groves. A unique and special location to be shared by creative people; mostly writers but also painters and those seeking time to step back, re-evaluate or just think in a place that is calm and serene.

Distances

  • Methana town, 10 kilometers
Activities
  • Snorkeling
General
  • Café nearby
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi/Computer
  • Shop
  • Shop nearby

The menu at Limnisa is entirely vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch, and evening meals are made up of good local produce with Greek vegetarian recipes. Dishes are based on Greek and Mediterranean cooking and are made with fresh, organically grown, local products. Tea, coffee, biscuits, and fruit are available throughout the day. Local wine, beer, and soft drinks are provided at a small charge.

  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Walking around
  • Write to the sound of the sea
  • Shopping

Optional tours

Sign up for a local excursion! Perhaps to the sulfur baths, the volcano, the sunken city or a boat trip to one of the islands. Methana is nearby and it is a beautiful volcanic peninsular with a wealth of ancient sites unknown to the ordinary tourist. You can walk through olive groves, climb rocky crags, visit simple villages and swim in a clear blue sea. You might also want to go further afield, to islands like Hydra and Spetses, or visit Epidavros and Mycenae.

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • A calm and serene paradise-like environment
  • Daily morning yoga
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals made up of good local produce with Greek vegetarian recipes
  • Evening events to give the guests the chance to read their work aloud or join a camp fire on the beach
  • Your private silent times to step back, re-evaluate or just think and be creative
  • Any optional excursions organized from Limnisa
  • Any taxi hired
  • Local wine, canned beer, and soft drinks
  • Your meal if you eat out, alone or in a group, in one of the local tavernas (the prices are very modest)
  • Your travel to and from Limnisa

Arrival by airplane

There is a direct bus from Athens Airport to Piraeus port. This takes about an hour and costs 5 EUR.

Or, directly from the airport, changing once (across platform) at Athens for fast new train to Corinth (40 minutes) from which take a coach or taxi, depending on time of arrival.

Or take taxi to and from Athens Airport, door to door. This costs 120 - 150 EUR if arranged by Limnisa Grece using their local driver. The driver can bring up to four people sharing the cost between them (if you dont have too much baggage).

Arrival by bus

Coach from Athens bus station to Galatas is twice daily. With a taxi from where you get off, the coach to Limnisa is 30 minutes.

Arrival by ferry

Tell the ferry driver that you want to get off at Gate E8. The ferry from Piraeus to Methana takes about 2 hours (stopping first at Aegina). Methana is the next stop. The ticket costs about 10 EUR.

At Methana, Limnisa Greece pick you up by car and bring you to Limnisa.

Or if you come with a group and can reach Aegina by ferry (to which there are many more sailings) Limnisa Greece can arrange a water taxi from Aegina to Agios Georgios (close to Limnisa). This costs about 90 EUR but the boat can seat up to ten.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Judith from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "What a fantastic peaceful place to be. A lovely house, right by the sea with a private beach; silence to work in concentration, delicious food, the hospitality of Mariel and Philip, inspiring conversations at the table. Need I say more? I'll definitely be back because a better place to write does not exist. "

    Limnisa Greece website, edited

  • Review by Annet from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "A paradise with a soul! The soul of writing, of creativity and of the limitlessness of it all. "

    Limnisa Greece website, edited

  • Review by Caroline from The Hague
    10 out of 10

    "Sometimes you only have to visit a place once to feel forever homesick. Where else than at Limnisa would you find such sincere hospitality, space to refuel, concentration to write and permission to be yourself? "

    Limnisa Greece website, edited

  • Review by Eunice from United States
    9 out of 10

    "There wasn't anything I needed that wasn't avaliable to me. In the beginning I thought Wi-Fi would be nice but, on reflection, not having it made for a more immersed experience which I think is a good thing."

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  • Review by Cari from United States
    9 out of 10

    "It was lovely. Wonderful company, great speaking of literature and the craft with other extraordinary people, and the food was delicious, and I'm a picky eater. Silence in the morning sets a great tone for not feeling as if seeking alone time is a negative part of the retreat."

    Limnisa website, edited

  • Review by Amy from United States
    9 out of 10

    "The most difficult choice I faced each day was which stunning location I would choose to do my writing. The website makes this place look like paradise. And it is!"

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  • Review by Sheila from United States
    9 out of 10

    "I enjoyed the peace and solitude in the tent. It was very clean, comfortable and sufficiently spacious. Leaving the flap open was my own fault."

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  • Review by Ginette from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "I haven't relaxed like this for years. I would recommend any writer to come."

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  • Review by Lissette from US
    9 out of 10

    "This week has been as close to perfection as I have known in a long time! The location is idyllic. At times I felt Id died and gone to the heaven that writers go to that havent finished writing something. The sea, the stars, the home; everything is perfect and meant for what you are doing with it. I felt very comfortable and right at home from the very first night."

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  • Review by Sue and Graham from Australia
    9 out of 10

    "Each day waking up in a dream. Our time here has been an absolute delight. We have met great people, written more than for a long time. Thank you both for memories that will be with us forever."

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  • Review by Cassia from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "The course was awesome and I really felt that I made progress. Actually finished a story in a week! Jay! A week ago, if you asked me to read my writing aloud to a group, I would have cried! So very well done on encouraging a shy person!"

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Methana, 18030, Greece

Limnisa Greece offers space and silence in a safe, supportive environment to find enough quiet time to be creative and mindful.

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