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Yoga Holiday Greece

Join Olympia in a stunning seaside location for a magical yoga journey and rejuvenating holiday. Daily Anahata yoga practices, chanting circle, delicious homemade food, swimming, hiking, a boat trip, and a Mediterranean cooking workshop. Olympia has been running retreats and workshops in this beautiful location since 2015, and she keeps coming back together with many members of the Anahata yoga family who have loved this summer Anahata yoga ‘home’.

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  • 6 days of practice
  • Meditation and Chanting Circle
  • Daily yoga practice (Asana-Pranayama-Yoga Nidra)
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner (except 2 dinners out at a local restaurant)
  • Hike up the lion and visit at Asklepios temple
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Cooking workshop
  • Boat trip

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Greek, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga shala

You will be accommodated at Levinthos Retreat in a shared or private occupancy basis. Levinthos is a lovely retreat center and a small family ran business. It is located in a secluded part of the bay of Lentas, known from ancient times for its unique healing energy.

There are two options for accommodation, at Levinthos studios and flats and at Filoxenia. Levinthos offers four luxury en-suite flats and four studios next to the yoga shala and just a minute away from a beautiful secluded beach. They are all double glazed and equipped with an ecological air-condition based on 'geothermia'. Each flat and studio has a fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom, and a front shaded garden or balcony.

Filoxenia Studios and apartments are located just across the road from Levinthos, a couple of minutes walking distance to the yoga shala and the cafe-restaurant. Filoxenia rooms are equipped with all basic necessities such as air-conditioning, kitchen, fridge, and cooking equipment.

The cafe-restaurant

Close to the yoga shala is the cafe-restaurant of Levinthos. With stunning views of the Libyan sea here, you can enjoy your meals, use free Wi-Fi, and chill out.


Retreat overview

  • Morning Anahata yoga practice
  • The five-element form
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Pranayama
  • Chanting Circle
  • Mediterranean cooking workshop
  • Boat trip
  • Hike up the ‘Lion’
  • Visit the ancient Sanctuary of Asclepios

The Anahata yoga holiday is addressed to everyone who feels the need to take a week off to nourish body, mind, and soul. Olympia, Yoga & Sailing Retreats welcome complete beginners to yoga. If you would like to combine your visit to Greece with a short stay in Athens to view the monuments, then you could fly to Athens and from there, get a connection flight (50 minutes) or a boat trip (eight hours) to Heraklion.

Sample daily schedule

  • Morning Hatha or flow yoga practice
  • Free time for swimming
  • Lunch
  • trip/workshop
  • Five Element Form practice on the beach
  • Dinner

Included excursions

During this holiday, you will take part in a boat trip and hike up the lion and Asklepios temple.


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Retreat location

This holiday will take place in Lentas, Crete, Greece. Lentas is an idyllic fishing village on the south coast of Crete in Greece. The name Lentas derives from Λέοντας (in English, 'lion') and refers to the lion-shaped cape that makes the bay of Lentas. Lentas has a great history with the oldest tracks of remainders being located in the stone era. Lentas became famous across its borders because of the Asklipio Temple (4th century B.C.).

Asklipios was the god of medicine, healing, and rejuvenation. People went to the temple to be healed. They slept overnight and reported their dreams to a priest the next day. The priest would prescribe a cure to visit the baths or drink the healing water of the area. Visitors from all over Greece and North Africa visited in that time the magnificently equipped hot springs with their welfare-bringing water. Nowadays, the whole village is protected as an archaeological area which prevents building large hotels and so Lentas keeps its beautiful landscape almost intact.

Lentas has many traditional tavernas and cafés where you can taste the local Cretan cuisine or enjoy a drink right by the Libyan sea. There are many beautiful beaches in close proximity, such as Ostria, Dytikos, Loutra, and Trachoulas. If you like climbing or walking, you can take one of the many paths up the mountain of 'Lion' and enjoy the stunning views of the landscape and sea.


  • Heraklion - 75 kilometers

Unique features


  • Boating
  • Cooking classes


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala
  • Patio

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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You will be offered seven breakfasts and five dinners, and a Mediterranean cooking workshop included in the price. Food is mostly locally farmed and organic, freshly prepared, and delicious. The menu for your retreat is vegetarian. The restaurant though also offers meat meals or delicious freshly fished fish.

Please let Olympia, Yoga & Sailing Retreats know if you have any special requirements (vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free). You can also enjoy meals at the nearby tavernas. Breakfast consists of a choice of fresh fruits and juices, eggs, Greek yogurt and honey, cheese, toast, and other Cretan products.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Seafood
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

  • Massage Treatments
  • Diving

Spa treatments

Massage Treatments

Olympia is a qualified massage therapist. She offers a variety of treatments, upon request.

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Holistic Aromatherapy Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Tok Sen (Tapping Massage)
  • Thai Foot Massage

What's included

  • Yoga classes
  • Boat trip
  • Mediterranean cooking workshop
  • Hike up the lion and Asklepios temple
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • 2 dinners at the village
  • Lunch

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Heraklion International Airport (HER). There are regular flights from almost all Europe to Heraklion. Then from the airport, you can go to Lentas by bus or taxi. If you need further information on your transfer to Lentas or if you would like Olympia, Yoga & Sailing Retreats to arrange your transport from the airport, please get in touch with them.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Sunday August 22, 2021
Departure: Sunday August 29, 2021

Special discount

People that have attended Anahata Yoga trainings previously are eligible for a special discount of 50 EUR. For more info, kindly send an inquiry to Olympia, Yoga & Sailing Retreats.

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