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Travel and Do is offering a yoga and hiking holiday in Crete. Crete has a reputation as the most favorite incoming holiday destination, because of its unparalleled hospitality, landscape variety, crystal clear waters, traditional mountain villages, authentic cuisine, rich history and culture, and unique folk art and music. Join Travel and Do for a well-deserved break from your daily life.
This holiday will be accommodated in a quiet country house, only 1.2 kilometers from a pebble beach. House has a breathtaking view from its terrace, a vegetable garden, and a backyard with lemon and mandarin trees, plus all basic comforts (WC / shower / kitchen). You will have your own bedroom, but a shared toilet and bathroom. The early morning yoga meetings will take place in the backyard or on the roof-top terrace.
This retreat combines yoga and hiking to create a refreshing and rejuvenating holiday experience. Your retreat leader is a 300-hour certified yoga teacher and a hiker. Having the most diverse landscape of all the Greek islands, Crete has a lot to offer to hiking lovers. Walking the Cretan footpaths, you will be dazzled by breathtaking views over the Aegean Archipelago or the Libyan Sea, encounter the famous wild goats of the highlands, and enter a time travel in Crete's picturesque mountain villages. Hiking is not just a sport, but mainly a natural and sustainable way to reach a land's hidden culture and treasures. Yoga will be practiced daily, whenever possible outdoors, combined with the hiking tour.
In this retreat, there will be 4 hiking excursions where you will experience some of the natural wonders of Crete, like a cave, a gorge, a secluded beach, or a forest. You will visit picturesque mountain villages and rest amongst the locals at a traditional "kafeneeo" at the village square or taste authentic local recipes in a non-tourist tavern.
Yannis is a certified Qigong and 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 teaches Conscious Breathing, Healing Sounds, Chinese 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 a rural village, 20 kilometers west of Chania city, 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 "marinade" and the "Ritika" 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, jewelry, 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 and dinner) is included in the price.
On your two free days, you can enjoy the beach near the venue (1.2 kilometers away) or choose amongst the many optional day tours offered. You can also stay and rest in the house and enjoy a massage treatment or take your book to the rooftop terrace and sunbathe. Deep tissue oil massage, foot massage, aromatherapy massage, or Thai massage treatments are available on request.
Chania International Airport ("Ioannis Daskalogiannis")
Please book your flight to arrive at Chania International Airport (CHQ). Transfer from and to the airport is 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 to the port of Piraeus by Metro and get a boat to Crete (daily connections). It is 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 Chania (Souda port). Collecting you from the Chania port is included in the price.
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