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Travel and Do biedt een hatha yoga en qigong retraite aan op Kreta, een magische plek aan het strand. Kreta heeft een reputatie als favoriete vakantiebestemming vanwege de hospitaliteit, het verrassende landschap, heldere wateren, traditionele bergdorpjes, authentieke keuken, geschiedenis, cultuur, kunst en muziek.
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You will be staying at various handpicked seafront venues at Kissamos area (more than one venue options apply based on availability). The proximity of Kissamos area to many famous sandy beaches, like Falassarna, Balos, Gramvousa and Elafonissi makes this area ideal for those who wish to combine their yoga holiday with some exploration of the unmatched famous Cretan beaches.
Amongst the venue facilities are a restaurant with local products, a cafe, and a pool bar. You will be accommodated in double, twin or triple rooms as per your preference. The hotel rooms provide all the modern amenities, like air conditioners, fridge, balcony with sea-view, free Wi-Fi, private WC and bathroom, as well as room cleaning service.
This holiday combines qigong and yoga to create a holistic, deeply rejuvenating experience.
Travel and Do prefers to work in small numbers to get to know you better and have true results, therefore a maximum of 6 participants will be allowed.
In conjunction with the included in itinerary excursion and optional activities, regional cuisine and enough free time to experience new things at your own pace, this is going to be an unforgettable holistic holiday.
Your retreat leader has 15 years long teaching experience and is 25 years long practitioner in both Qigong and yoga.
During this retreat you will take one cultural excursion that is included in the price.
Lotos Yoga Academy Yoga Alliance RYT 300 (Hatha Yoga)
Yannis is a 300h certified Hatha Yoga teacher and a Thai Massage practitioner. In his massage practice he incorporates selected techniques of Shiatsu, Chi Nei Tsang, Touch for Health (applied kinesiology), and Sotai Corrective Bodywork. As a certified associate instructor of Master Mantak Chia’s Universal Healing Tao System since 1999, he also teaches Conscious Breathing, Healing Sounds, Chinese & Indian Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi Chuan, and Meditation. Since 2008 he nests some of these modalities inside the custom eco-vacation offers of "Travel and Do" in Greece.
This retreat will take place in Kissamos, on the beautiful island of Crete, Greece. “Out in the dark blue sea, there lays a land called Crete, a rich and lovely land, washed by the waves on every side..." says the famous Homer in “The Odyssey”.
Crete is perhaps the most famous travel destination of Greece, especially among those who seek the traditional side of the Greek culture. Offering a unique and diverse landscape, a chance to come close to the local customs, native people with authentic hospitality and the Cretan cuisine, famous worldwide for its taste and health benefits, Crete is a "must explore" for the conscious travelers of today.
Although globalization, tourism, and economic growth have inevitably changed the way of life in Crete, especially in the large urban centers, to a modern and cosmopolitan style, the Cretans still preserve the bonds with their rich folk traditions and cultural heritage.
The Cretan dances are still danced at every opportunity and the "madinades" and the "rizitika" songs resound in every celebration. In the countryside, many old Cretan men and women wear the traditional costume and the Cretan idiom is widely spoken even in the large cities.
There is an exceptional artistic production in traditional sectors such as pottery, embroidery, jewellery, etc., and of course the very special Cretan music. Arts and literature had always played a significant role in the life of the Cretan people.
Famous painters like El Greco, Michael Damaskinos, writers like Nikos Kazantzakis, poets like Vincenzos Kornaros and Odysseas Elitis, composers like Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis and Giannis Markopoulos are Cretans or of Cretan origin. Today there are many important Cretans with significant contribution in all aspects of the cultural life in Greece.
Extra virgin olive oil, legumes, and vegetables still constitute the base of the local cuisine as they have done for thousands of years and make the Cretan cuisine renowned worldwide for its benefits on longevity and good health.
Half board (breakfast buffet and 3 plates dinner) is included in price.
On your free hours, you can enjoy the beach in front of your venue, walk to the nearby villages, or take a day trip. You can also get massage treatments.
Massage treatments at special discounted prices (from EUR 50,- per hour).
Please book your flight to arrive at Chania International Airport (CHQ). CHQ airport pickup and drop off transfer is in your price included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport. There are numerous direct charter flights to Crete, departing from many cities in Europe. Alternatively, you can fly from almost any big European city to Athens and further fly to Crete using Olympic Air or Aegean Air. Early booking is advisable.
After landing in Athens go by Metro to the port of Piraeus and get a boat to Crete (daily connections). It's important to know that it takes about 1,5 hours to reach the port of Piraeus by Metro after you have landed. From the port of Piraeus, you can buy a high-speed ferry ticket (the ferry to Crete takes about 8 hours) to arrive in Chania port.
Collecting you from the Chania port (port Souda) is included in your holiday package.
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