8 Days Yoga Retreat in Crete, Greece

  • Aptera, Apokoronas, Crete, Greece

Crete Yoga Retreat Greece

RakiTravel is presenting this wonderful holiday package that takes place on the picturesque island of Crete. Enjoy the healing power of the sun, practice different styles of yoga, walk on magnificent white sand beaches, explore an ancient culture, or go on amazing nature walks. You will not want to miss this opportunity to wind down and relax in such a serene environment. Come and discover what Greece has to offer!

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Guided nature meditation walk
  • Plenty of free time to explore Crete
  • Unique landscape and culture with great history
  • Yoga on the beach and in nature
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 6 days with instruction
  • Greek, English
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RakiTravel offers you the choice of using the type of accommodation that best suits you. You are free to choose between studios, apartments, or private villas with or without pool. You have the option to share a room with a friend or book a private villa with your family and friends. You can also share accommodation with other group members and guests.

The studios and apartments are located at the beautiful Aptera village, not far from the ancient Aptera city's ruins with great view of the sea. The villas are scattered all over the Apokoronas province, allowing you to choose according to your needs and interests. All of the above choices include big balconies, fully equipped kitchen, sitting room, dining room, TV, air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi, while most of them have a pool.

On your first retreat day you will have and introduction session in the evening followed by a healing and relaxation yoga class. Next day you will enjoy a morning classical Hatha yoga class. On the third day of your retreat your morning practice will consist in a Yin yoga class followed by a meditative walk through Diktamos gorge. End the walk with a yoga class in nature. On the fourth night you will enjoy a special evening free flow dance yoga on the beach. Next morning you will enjoy either an Ashtanga or Hatha Vinyasa yoga class at ancient Aptera.

On the sixth you will have a classical Hatha yoga morning. Then you will have the last day free, this way you will be able to enjoy everything that Crete has to offer.Please note that this program may change based on weather conditions. None of the above activities are mandatory but you are encouraged to participate. If you want to take the time to relax, feel free to enjoy your vacation.

The price of this holiday includes a refreshing nature walk to Diktamos Gorge.

This yoga holiday will take place on the island of Crete, in and around the Aptera village. Also called Apteron, Aptera was an ancient city turned now into an archaeological site in western Crete, a kilometer inland from the southern shore and about 13 kilometers east of Chania city.

You can discover the area of Apokoronas, since all villages, some more traditional than others, are unique and most of them with great history. You are going to feel more than welcome in each and every one of them. Traditional coffee shops are in every village so feel free to blend in with the locals or the many tourists.

Nearby places

  • Chania, 13 kilometers - 30 minutes
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach
  • Caf nearby
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lake nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Wireless internet

The price of this holiday includes a delicious daily breakfast.

Kournas Lake

The the only physical lake of Crete, adds to the idyllic and relaxing scenery, since it is one of the most beautiful nature spots in the prefecture of Chania.

Monastery of Sain George

  • The monastery is located on the road from Vryses to Vamos. Built around the 12th century it started as a Venetian village but it was later destroyed by the Turks.

Aptera

The ancient city of Aptera is located about 15 kilometers away from the city of Chania and above Souda Bay, and during the Minoan period was one of the most important city-states of Crete. It is located on an extended plateau with an astonishing view of Souda Bay. The name Aptera, according to one tradition, derives from Apteron, king of Crete, who is said to have lived in the time of Moses.

Argiroupoli

This is a picturesque village, with ancient willow trees and lush vegetation, situated seven kilometers inland approximately 20 kilometers west of Rethymnon on the north coast. The village is built on the remains of ancient Lappa, which flourished during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Noted for its fantastic springs and water mills, it is also renowned for delicious, traditional Cretan food.

Chania and Rethymno

The cities of Chania and Rethymno are nearby, less than 30 minutes by car or bus, and are the two most beautiful cities of Crete. Balos, Elafonisi, Knossos, and Gramvousa are also a must see since they are breathtaking and of unique beauty.

  • 1 nature meditation walk
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga classes and meditation sessions
  • Daily breakfast
  • Airport transfer

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Chania International Airport (CHQ).

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.

Crete, Greece

RakiTravel is a holiday organizer that offers yoga holidays on Crete Island with an all year-round availability.

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8 days / 7 nights

Departure:
Wednesday August 30, 2017
(8 days / 7 nights)

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