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Live your dream holiday in Crete and experience the best of the Greek culture and cuisine combined with a daily yoga class! Travel and Do vacations are safe with a congenial atmosphere that brings people together in a way daily life rarely does. You will feel immediately at home, fit in easily to a new circle of friends, establish new bonds, and also open yourself up to new possibilities.
You will be accommodated in one of the hotels, villas or apartments of the Travel and Do partner venues network, as per availability. You will have a shared swimming pool.
Please do note that there is a one and a half hour Hatha yoga class daily (5 classes altogether), either early in the morning before breakfast or later in the day
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 Kissamos area, 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, jewelry, 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.
The price of the package includes half board meals, that consist of a self-prepared breakfast in your villa kitchen with our provided ingredients and either lunch or dinner depending on the schedule of the day.
All day tours and activities are privately organized for our group only.
Massage treatments 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. Travel and Do 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 one a half 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 eight hours) to arrive in Chania port. Pick-up from the Chania port (port Souda) is included in your holiday package.
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