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9 Days Wellbeing Cruise and Yoga Retreat in Greece

  • Central Hotel, Athens - Kusadasi - Patmos - Amorgos - Mykonos - Monemvasia, Greece

Overview

Yoga Retreat Greece

Spirit Journeys Worldwide offers a cruise experience that is like no other. If you are looking for an adventure on the waves which includes the atmosphere and character of traditional sailing but still with the comfort and luxury found on most modern cruises, you have come to the right place. The exclusive yoga and wellbeing cruise will provide the opportunity to meet new people, see new places, and most of all, create the holiday experience of a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga lessons
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Wellbeing workshops and watersports on board cruise
  • Full board basis cruise with English speaking guide
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals
  • Clipper transfers
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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You will stay in a twin or double room at Central Hotel in Athens and in a cabin or single room aboard the Star Flyer.

Day 1 - Arrive in Athens

On arrival in Athens, a Spirit Journeys Worldwide representative will welcome you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Relax and freshen up in the hotel prior to your evening tour. Experience the beauty of Athens by night as you enjoy a pleasant drive along her illuminated boulevards before a night of traditional Greek cuisine and entertainment at a typical taverna at the base of the Acropolis. You will stay in standard rooms with breakfast in a four-star Central Hotel.

Day 2 - Athens

After breakfast, you will enjoy a half-day city tour. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. The expert guides take you to see the center of the city including Syntagma Constitution square, the Parliament, the Memorial to the unknown soldier, and the national library.

On your way to the Acropolis, you will see the Panathenaic stadium, where the first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in 1896, the temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. At the Acropolis, you visit the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens, the Propylaea, the temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and, finally, the monument that ‘puts order in the mind’, the Parthenon. You will also pay a visit to the fantastic New Acropolis museum.

Board the star clipper for the start of your sailing adventure around the med. There is a welcome cocktail hour prior to dinner on board. The ship sails at 21:45 and you will stay in the cabin of Star Flyer and wake up with breakfast.

Day 3 - At the sea

You will enjoy a relaxing day at sea as well as enjoy the Star Flyer and all her facilities. During this day, you will practice sunrise and sunset yoga classes and one meditation session after the sunset yoga. Empowerment workshop will help you experience empowerment to its fullest, discover your authentic self, and uncover secrets as to the way your brain codes information.

What you will get from the workshop:

  • Develop a deep understanding and loving relationship with yourself
  • Experience meditation and elicit imagination as tools for achieving what you desire
  • Learn how to live a less stressful life
  • Learn strategies to increase your sense of well-being and joy every day
  • Learn the tools to consistently build your self-confidence as a meaningful foundation of your life
  • Manifest skills to create deeper rapport and build more powerful connections
  • Tap into the unconscious mind and learn strategies for validating intentions

Day 4 - Kusadasi

In the early morning, you will practice a sunrise yoga session while the ship sails through the Samos Strait and arrive in Kusadasi at 11:30. You can join in the ship's optional tour to Ephesus or stroll around and explore the shops of Kusadasi and then you will enjoy a sunset yoga lesson and meditation session. The ship will depart from Kusadasi at 23:00.

Day 5 - Patmos

You will begin your day with an early morning sunrise yoga on the beach. At 09:00, the ship will arrive in Patmos. You will have your free time to explore Patmos and practice the evening sunrise yoga and meditation session. You will leave Patmos at 18:00.

Day 6 - Amorgos

You will have an early morning sunrise yoga session on the beach and then arrive in Amorgos at 10:00. You will have free time to explore Amorgos and then finish your day with sunset yoga and meditation sessions. You will leave Amorgos at 18:00.

Day 7 - Mykonos

You will begin your day with an early morning sunrise yoga on the beach. At 09:00, the ship will arrive in Mykonos. You will have your free time to explore Mykonos and practice the evening sunrise yoga and meditation session. You will leave Patmos at 10:30.

Day 8 - Monemvasia

In early morning, it is time for a sunrise yoga session and wellbeing workshop. You will arrive in Monemvasia at 12:00. After that, you have free time to explore Monemvasia and have evening sunset yoga and meditation sessions. At 18:00, you will leave Monemvasia.

Day 9 - Athens

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) for your return flight.

Bronwyn Murphy

Bronwyn has worked for over 15 years in the corporate sector as an executive assistant in the following leading companies: Cadbury Schweppes, Berri, Toyota, Monash University, and Macquarie Bank and through this she understands the market and knows first hand the benefits of yoga on the corporate worker. She studied performing arts at VCA and through her work as an actress and model, she offers excellence in presentation and style.

Amorgos

Amorgós’ cliff-clinging monastery of Hozoviotissas has one of the most spectacular locations of any in Greece. Only a few monks live in the cavernous 50-room monastery but the view from their terrace aerie might make you think they had all flown to heaven from this very spot.

Kusadasi

This lively port is the entry-point for the remarkable archaeological site of Ephesus. Broad, paved streets still bear the marks of chariot wheels. There is much to see in the city which once welcomed Antony and Cleopatra including the façade of the Celsus library, the amphitheatre, and numerous temples dedicated to the Gods.

Monemvasia

From the shore, it is a big rock sticking out into the sea. Then, you pass over the causeway and through an iron fortress gate, and suddenly, the town of Monemvasia is before you, a perfectly preserved Byzantine fortified port, once 60,000 strong, now home to just a few hundred. You can readily see why the name Monemvasia means single entrance.

In the rocky hills above, ancient Byzantine ruins loom over the town, while below a maze of red tiled roofs and twisting alleys hide tavernas and cafes and the home of revered Greek poet Yannis Ritsos.

Mykonos

One of the most cosmopolitan of all the Greek islands, Mykonos is a contrast of rocky hills and beautiful beaches. Hora, the capital, spreads around a colourful harbor, a popular meeting place, overlooked by a variety of tavernas, in which fishing boats nestle side by side with luxury yachts.

Patmos

This serene island is known as the site of the apocalyptic revelations of Saint John the Divine. The cave where he is said to have lived is now the site of the monastery of the Apocalypse. It houses priceless icons and manuscripts in its treasury.

Your dinner on the first day, breakfast and dinner on the second day, breakfast for the last day, and three meals per day for remaining days of the retreat are included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • The guided tour excursions to Athens, Kusadasi, Patmos, Amorgos, Mykonos, and Monemvasia are optional.
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • All currently applicable taxes
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board cruise
  • Complimentary watersports on board cruise
  • Daily delicious meals
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Full board basis cruise
  • Port taxes
  • Tours and transfers with English speaking guide
  • Wellbeing workshops
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Camera or video camera fee at all monuments
  • Gratuities
  • Guided tour excursions are optional
  • Insurance
  • International airfare
  • Laundry
  • Meals outside the program
  • Medical expenses
  • Other services not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Telephone or fax calls
  • Tipping
  • Transfer to and from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH)
  • Visa (if required)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

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    9 out of 10

    "Accommodation throughout were of high standard,transportation was excellent,the tour guides,the southern guide was excellent,the northern guide didn't have the personality for me.Overall really pleased I went and experienced India,would like to see more."

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  • Review by Carol
    10 out of 10

    "We had the most fantastic time in India, with a fantastic local guide whose knowledge about the areas visited was exceptional, we were picked up from our hotel each day via mini bus and our adventures began. All hotels we stayed in were of a very high standard of cleanliness and meals, with staff so friendly and accommodating. We toured the North known as the golden triangle -Delhi then train to Agra, road trip to Jaipur then flights to Cochin in Kerala our first night we stayed on a houseboat then it was time for relaxation and me time. I would have no hesitation in recommending Spirit Journeys Worldwide- Julia was so helpful in organizing the trip and helping with visa's etc.India has so many contrast it is a must visit even just to see the splendour of the Taj Mahal but there is so much more to explore. Overall a fantastic trip."

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  • Review by Brenda
    10 out of 10

    "What an experience our contact was Julia she also found flights at reasonable prices. We were picked up at the airport on arrival which was also organised for us. The hotel was clean the buffet breakfast had a good selection and the metro service was a 5 min walk away. The excursions were great value for money. We went on a city tour, the desert safari, and dow cruise, all included. I couldn't ask for a better service and fabulous holiday would definitely recommend."

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  • Review by Ali
    10 out of 10

    "An absolutely wonderful trip.... From beginning to end India is a must if you have never been before then it is a definite From awesome sightseeing trips organised and tailor made nothing was too much trouble for our various guides, beautiful landscapes and sights off course the Taj Mahal, breathtaking.... Hotels in each destination different and yet superb, individual, unique, top class rooms, service fantastic, food divine. Riverboat trip the best ..... Kerela and Cochin a favourite for relaxation ..... Jaipur a must to return too Can't wait to go back to India Or my next adventure"

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Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom

Spirit Journeys is a UK based company and are registered with both ATOL and Travel Trust Association. They provide specialist holidays, retreats, and tours in Europe, Asia, and South America.

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9 days / 8 nights

Availability

Arrival: Friday June 16, 2017
Departure: Saturday June 24, 2017

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