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8 Days Yoga Retreat in Greece

  • Villa Fabrica, Santorini Pyrgos Kallistis, Santorini, Cyclades Islands, Greece

Overview

Santorini Yoga Retreat Greece

Join Yoga Adventures Worldwide for an amazing Greek escape to the picturesque Santorini island in the beautiful Cyclades of the Aegean archipelago. Santorini is known for its breathtaking sunsets and ocean views. The beachfront studio and simple rooms offer the perfect setting for the perfect escape to rest, relax, and rejuvenate.

Highlights

  • Airport transfers
  • Yoga once or twice daily
  • Private sailboat sunset cruise
  • Guided Southern Island day tour
  • Seaside wine tasting of Santorini’s best whites
  • Opening and closing dinners at the villa
  • Delicious daily full breakfast
  • 7 nights accommodations

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 10.

  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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All guests will be staying at the strikingly beautiful Villa Fabrica, featuring breathtaking views of the island and the Aegean Sea, where all four luxury villas will be booked for the entire retreat. Yoga space will be held outdoors looking out over the island. Swimming pools and lounge chairs, fully equipped kitchens, and quiet reading nooks are available throughout the property. Rooms are offered as private queens, semi-private queens, two level accommodations with loft upstairs, budget living area sleeping spaces, and shared double accommodations. Each villa has its own charm and unique details along with bathrooms; and some rooms have en-suite bathrooms.

Limited availability for twin rooms.

This retreat will follow the Seven Chakra System taking you on a tour of your own energy centers as well as those around the island. Yoga Adventures Worldwide will incorporate essential oils into your daily practices as well as plenty of time to explore with the group and on your own.

Saturday

  • 15:00 Check-in
  • 17:00 Welcome grounding circle and stretch
  • 19:00 Dinner together as a group at the villa

Sunday

  • 07:30 Coffee, tea, and fruits
  • 08:00 Dynamic Hatha yoga for hips, hamstrings, and low back
  • 10:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 Southern island tour including Akrotiri, beaches, wine tastings with food pairing at winery, lunch (not inclusive), dinner (not inclusive)

Monday

  • 07:30 Coffee, tea, and fruits
  • 08:30 Invigorating Hatha yoga with deep twists and restful forward bends
  • 10:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 10:30 Healing massage at the villa, lunch (not inclusive)
  • 18:00 Gentle slow Hatha yoga and restorative practice, dinner (not inclusive)

Tuesday

  • 07:30 Coffee, tea, and fruits
  • 08:30 The art and freedom of back-bending
  • 11:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 15:00 Group outing into the heart of the islands, a delicious mixed grill and Mediterranean style late lunch will be served on board; dinner (not inclusive)

Wednesday

  • 07:30 Coffee, tea, and fruits
  • 08:30 Mantras, mudras, and meditations
  • 11:00 Breakfast buffet, free afternoon time to explore, relax, and enjoy Santorini; lunch (not inclusive)
  • 18:30 Dinner at Selene, the best restaurant on the island.

Thursday

  • 07:30 Coffee, tea, and fruits
  • 08:30 Vinyasa conscious flow
  • 10:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 Free time to explore as you wish, lunch (not inclusive)
  • 17:30 The art of intuitive movement, dinner (not inclusive)

Friday

  • 07:30 Coffee, tea, and fruits
  • 08:30 Slow flow Vinyasa and inversions
  • 10:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 Group island tour to explore the spiritual side of Santorini including Oia, beaches, and the Monastery; lunch (not inclusive)
  • 18:00 Gentle Hatha yoga and mindful meditation
  • 19:30 Farewell dinner together as a group

Saturday

  • 07:30 Breakfast buffet, check-out

Southern island tour

This trip includes a visit to Akrotiri, beaches, and wine tastings.

Sunset boat tour

An afternoon sunset boat tour of Santorini and the surrounding nooks and crannies of the island by water. You will explore, swim, snorkel, and visit the hot springs. A delicious mixed grill and Mediterranean style late lunch will be served on board while you enjoy the sunset from your own yacht.

Cooking demonstration and dinner

You will be having your cooking demonstration followed by dinner at Selene, the best restaurant on the island. You will start with a visit to the folklore museum to learn about the agricultural products of the island and the farming life of Santorini. After that, you will help make a traditional Greek appetizer then sit to enjoy a full meal with wine.

Group island tour

You will explore the spiritual side of Santorini including Oia, beaches, and the monastery.

  • Hillary Acer

    As an athlete competing in dance, volleyball and endurance running, Hillary has been studying anatomy and kinesiology for many years. Hillary’s classes draw from intelligent, alignment-based, and intuitive sequences that invite students to explore balance, concentration, and calm, amidst any challenge. She encourages all bodies and minds including injured, training, and recreational athletes, overworked city slickers, and everyday folks, to step onto the mat, get curious, and move, embracing the philosophy that yoga can benefit everyone in some way, big or small.

Villa Fabrica has a very sleek and minimal loft style design, and has been restored with a deep understanding for its traditional Santorini architecture using the old style of polished cement and eco-friendly materials. Elements of the factory have been incorporated into the design, and a huge piece of machinery stands like a magnificent sculpture as the centerpiece of one of the numerous living spaces. The restoration project took years of meticulous research, as Fabrica is located just underneath the historically important Castle of Pyrgos. The floors were painstakingly created by a local craftsman, who mixed colors and cement to create the beautiful matte finish throughout.

Santorini is famous for her organic Cycladic architecture, but it’s not every day you get to experience one like this. You have to stay here, to live in it and breathe in it, to fully appreciate the splendor of Fabrica’s high ceilings and natural light. The villa boasts generous outdoor space: with two impressive pool terraces and various additional alfresco arrangements, you will be spoiled for choice in finding your perfect spot to lap up the Greek sunshine. Care and attention has been lavished on this home to make sure everything is stylish and luxurious without being fussy. It offers unbeatable comfort and effortless elegance for what is truly a one-of-a-kind luxury villa.

Activities
  • Boating nearby
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hot spring nearby
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sailing nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine tasting / tour
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach nearby
  • Café nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Mini bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Night club nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Car rental
  • Cell phone rental
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Local market
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

The price of this retreat includes daily full continental breakfast buffet served at the main dining area as well as two dinners and a lunch. Traditional Greek fruits, cheeses, pastries, and coffee will be among the choices daily. Lunch and dinner are not provided unless stated in the itinerary. However, you can choose to create your own lunches and dinners in the villa's lovely kitchens. Each villa’s kitchen will be equipped fully for cooking so feel free to head to the market for supplies for those lunches and dinners that are not included in the package.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

Massages and spa treatments can be booked for an additional cost.

  • 7 nights accommodations in luxury villa with swimming pool and views
  • Airport transfers from and to Santorini
  • Beautiful Black beach day as a group
  • Daily full breakfast
  • Guided Southern Island day tour including Aktrotiri Ruins site, beautiful beach stop, and wine
  • Gratuities for villa staff
  • Opening and closing dinners at the villa
  • Private sailboat sunset cruise with late lunch, swimming, and cocktails
  • Seaside wine tasting of Santorini’s best whites
  • The famous hike from Fira to Oia with incredible views as an option
  • Use of a rental car during your stay to get around the island
  • Visit to the monastery, the island’s highest point
  • Yoga once or twice daily with Hillary Acer
  • Airfare
  • Extra activities
  • Lunch and dinner (unless stated in the itinerary)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Santorini (Thira) National Airport (JTR). Transfers from and to this airport are included.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga Adventures Worldwide an inquiry.
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    10 out of 10

    "I first encountered Christina and Yoga Adventures Worldwide in October 2015 when I attended the retreat in Morocco. Leading up the retreat I had a million questions and"

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    10 out of 10

    "Every aspect of the trip was planned out so as to take any stress/responsibilities off the guest. Christina was so approachable and easy to communicate with leading up the retreat and throughout. Nina provided the perfect combo of stretching and meditation. Well thought out practice and accommodating to special needs. The most ama zing teacher!"

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    10 out of 10

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  • Review by Gillian K. from New York, NY
    10 out of 10

    "Christina just makes it easy. She understands how busy everyone is and she keeps it simple with e-mails and payments. Plus, on-site they are your friends, companions on the mat and grand organizers. She knows everyone in Morocco, and it's like visiting friends like coming home."

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    10 out of 10

    "Amazing trip with like-minded individuals who know how to balance serious yoga practice with fun cultural immersion. I can't think of a better way or excuse to travel to wonderful places! Nina is an approachable, authentic, loving instructor. Well prepared pre-departure and during trip; flexibility in schedule, welcoming and accepting of all participants, warm personalities. Yoga Adventures Worldwide picks delicious restaurants, unique experiences, and all at an affordable price. I felt full, satisfied and eager for the next meal every time."

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    10 out of 10

    "Loved the teacher, Nina and all our classes. I got a greater sense of my self and my body at practice. Plus, is good for all levels. Christina handpicks everything. Villa Maroc is a beautiful oasis in the medina, with gorgeous views, amazing food and beautiful decor."

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    10 out of 10

    "It was an amazing week of cultural exploration and self exploration! Thank you for bringing us together for an experience that has nourished my soul and re-fueled the fire in my heart. The beautiful raid- absolute perfect location. The staff was welcoming, pleasant and accommodating. Always something spectacular to do, but with the leisure to come and go as needed. Just perfect, a great balance of R&R, zen and introspective while also taking every aspect of the breathtaking background. I loved the camels and the cooking class. Just Perfect!"

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    10 out of 10

    "How lucky are we to have an honest, open and pure teacher travel with us through all the week. It goes beyond the mat and it's so special to experience. Nina’s teaching in class will stay with me beyond this trip. It was like having a piece of light and inspiration with you all week long. "

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  • Review by Nora B. from Philly, PA
    10 out of 10

    "Everything was wonderful! it gave such a good taste of Morocco! Literally did everything i wanted to do. Great ideas and locations for all! I loved the food at the hotel and the"

    "recommended restaurants. The cooking class was a great addition. Christina made sure all food preferences and allergies were taken care of. Nina is amazing! I feel incredible mentally, spiritually and physically. My body can totally feel the low lunge. I also loved the meditation. Thank you! 10 stars! Amazing! so stunning- great location! The staff is beyond nice and helpful. Overall great trip and wonderful experience, will be recommending to"

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    10 out of 10

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    10 out of 10

    "This was a once in a lifetime trip and you, Christina, were the perfect person to share it with. Thank you so much for such a great time! There truly are no words.... but there are pictures!"

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  • Review by Julie L. from Chicago, IL
    10 out of 10

    "Loved it and didn't even do a lot a yoga beforehand. Everything you need to know they teach you! They are very patient an d non-judgmental. I loved that there was an agenda, but that we were not required to follow it exactly. I loved the flexibility. "

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  • Review by Kathy F. from Chicago, IL
    10 out of 10

    "You both were amazing! A pleasure to meet and share my first time in Greece with you ladies. You handled everything with ease and ensured that everyone was really taken care of. Wendy rocks! She is my forever yogi. Loved the flow, focus on areas, chakra work, oils. She made adjustments a s needed to help me."

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  • Review by Cathy M. from San Diego, CA
    10 out of 10

    "It was an outstanding trip, so well organized and unique. I feel refreshed, healed mentally and physically. Absolutely loved Wendy and Christina. Thank you, I’m truly grateful!"

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  • Review by Ashley C. Johnston from Richmond, Virgina
    10 out of 10

    "Christina is super easy to book with and a wonderful leader. She puts great attention to the details of the retreat and it shows. Go on a retreat with her, you won't regret it and you will have a life-long memory. The yoga was awesome! I loved the oils and Wendy's inspirations, her voice, messages an d adjustments. Very inspiring."

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    10 out of 10

    "I could not have imagined a better experience for my first yoga retreat. Christina took absolutely tremendous care of our small group. She was happy to do some light hand holding in the weeks leading up to the retreat, with my being a little nervous and having lots of questions. Christina's restaurant recommendations were amazing, I could write a dozen reviews for the food in Tulum. Tulum is honestly a magical place, with so much charm and rustic elegance. Everyone I met, from the locals to the expatriates, was warm and friendly. The location of the retreat was so stunning. The beach had the whitest sand and the warmest water. Rebecca Jo was our yoga instructor on the retreat. I did not know what to expect when it came to the yoga practice, as there are so many styles and philosophies, and I am used to very vigorous power yoga. Rebecca Jo led us through the most wonderful series of what I will call workshops, as opposed to classes. Her teaching style and the practice she led us through really opened up my body and mind to something totally new. This was honestly the best thing I have ever done for myself, and I cannot wait to attend another Yoga Adventures Worldwide retreat with Christina!"

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    9 out of 10

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    9 out of 10

    "This was my first yoga retreat, as well as the first time I committed to sticking with the practice. Nina was the best teacher and spiritual leader and kept her words light and connected. This was one of the best experiences ever; I walked away with a greater and calmer sense of self. I also made friends, who I will be connected to for life! Utopia is an eco-chic home on the beach, which is clean and friendly, with amazing fresh food. I highly recommend this if you need to get away and reconnect with yourself and take a time out from the chaos in life that you no longer need."

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    9 out of 10

    "The yoga and spa retreat at Utopia was life-changing. The staff was super attentive, the massage therapist was amazing, and Luna, our yoga teacher, was such a wonderful spirit. She offered the perfect mix of classes, poses, and postures. The food and variety of fresh juices were delicious. We felt completely safe in Tulum at all hours. We went in July, when the weather is hot; however, the location of Utopia, right on the beach, offers a wonderful breeze. Christine, the owner, has developed a wonderful retreat in this perfect location."

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    10 out of 10

    "One of the best yoga retreats I have ever been on. It was set in luscious surroundings, with an awesome accommodation. The yoga practices were beautiful and the food was amazing! I am ready to book my next retreat. Thank you, Christina, Nancy, and Rebecca Jo. I will be back."

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