Sunshine and yoga in Santorini, Greece
|30 June - 07th July 2018 (Saturday - Saturday, 7 nights)|
|07 - 14th July 2018 (Saturday - Saturday, 7 nights)|
For a breathtaking and unforgettable sunshine and yoga holiday in Greece, come and join us on the magical island of Santorini. Feel totally rejuvenated and energised in the Greek sunshine.
The wonderful heart-warming people of Greece, the food, and stunning scenery make it a very special location to retreat to. There really is nothing else quite like Santorini so it is a must-do holiday destination. Combining it with yoga makes it an unforgettable experience. Morning yoga up by the church behind your accommodation with views to the Aegean Sea and evening yoga in the spacious yoga platform, dive deep into your own inner self and find the power from within. Release and let go of tension and feel energised and grounded from the fire of this volcanic island.
The days are yours to do as you please, there is plenty to do so you won’t get bored! For the active try sailing, sea kayaking and energise with the 16km hike we offer included in the price. To relax, potter around the cute whitewashed mews of Oia and sip a mint tea, or relax by the pool and read a book in the sunshine. It’s your holiday so be as active or relaxed as you like.
Book this retreat
£895.00 – £1,260.00
Early bird offer available
Twin room prices are based on two people sharing. There are triple room options if you would prefer so please get in touch to enquire.
Early bird expires 12 weeks prior to the holiday
About the teacher
Chetana has been on her yoga journey from a young age and has been teaching for 20 years. Her time spent in India, the heart of yoga, has made her approach in yoga a very spiritual one, although she remains down to earth. As a result her practice soulful, wise, philosophical and playful all at the same time. Her use of language is one who knows what she is talking about so you can feel confident in her ability and knowledge.
About the yoga
Drawing from the energy of fire and water that surrounds you here in Santorini, with the volcano the Caldera and the Aegean sea, these elements will come into play during your yoga experience. From these elements be prepared for a powerful transformation. The morning classes will be held a silent walk away to the blue and white church with views out to the Aegean Sea, absorbing the elements and feeling the sun warm up the day. A combination of hatha flow and inversions as the week goes by. The evening classes, more restorative and playful will be held in the yoga studio. With 3 hours of yoga over 6 days, start to unwind from your daily life and release into relaxation and feel your energy revitalise over your week with us. Any age, ability or level can enjoy this yoga practice.
SuitabilityThis retreat is suitable for anyone who'd like a week in the sun with activities, wellness, healthy food, and Yoga. It is for those who like to be a part of a group but also like some independence. Beginners are welcome as well as all ages.
- All ages
- Men & Women
More info about Santorini
We have created this holiday to have some of the evenings off as there is so much to see and do here that you will enjoy having this time to do the things that you would like to do. The first evening meal is at the boutique hotel and all the food is organic and grown in their garden. It is a must to go and have dinner in Oia for a few of the evenings, as the views are the most breathtaking you will see in Europe. You can also find great restaurants that can cater for you for around €15 per person for 2 courses. The final meal is included in the price and is at the boutique hotel, so everyone can enjoy the last evening together.
On three of the evenings we will be out after the hike to Fira and sunset gazing; wine tasting then group dinner out and a day on the yacht followed by dinner out. The restaurants vary in price so it is up to you how much you would like to spend.
Below is what is included in the price or free:
- A breathtaking and beautiful 2-hour walk from Oia to Fira (the capital) which is stunning and takes you around the edge of Santorini with stunning views, ending at the spiritual rock in Thira to watch the sunset.
- Relax on the volcanic beach and swim in the sea by the boutique hotel
- Relax by the 20metre pool and be looked after by the wonderful team
- Visit Oia, an absolute highlight! A stunning town located on the volcanic hillside of Santorini, perfect for those who want to explore the Greek life further. In Oia, you will find the unique, magical and renowned blue and white church tops mixed in with the whitewashed tavernas and luxury hotels that line the cliff side. There are stunning shops and unique restaurants with delicious Greek cuisine as well as quaint coffee houses where you can enjoy Greek yogurt dripping with honey whilst watching the stunning view of the Caldera; something not to be missed.
- Visit the local town for some great shopping
We offer lots of exciting and relaxing excursions to make your holiday even more memorable
Wine tasting – a fun evening pre-dinner to go with the group
Try a wine tasting evening amongst the vines to enjoy the local Santorini wines and a perfect sunset amongst new friends.
Yacht cruise around the caldera – A must!
Relax on a large luxury catamaran and be wined and dined whilst sailing around the bay of the Caldera. Take a dip in the natural hot springs from the live volcano! Swim in stunning turquoise waters. Price includes travel to the port, lunch, free drinks and a day on the yacht.
Price: About €100
Other extra activities – please ask and we will arrange or find out price for you
- Sea kayaking.
- Visit the volcanic hot springs.
- One to One Yoga with Chetana.
- Massage from one of our Greek Gods.
Everyone arrives at different times on arrival day so settle in and get ready for the welcome meeting and evening meal with the group. Yoga starts the next morning and continues throughout the week with 1 day off. People leave at different times on the last day so the last yoga class will be in the evening on the last night, before the group final dinner.
- 8am – 9.30am: Morning yoga
- 9.30am: Brunch served by the pool Greek style
- 10.30am – 5.30pm: Time to explore Oia or other local towns, go to the beach, relax by the pool, have a treatment or enjoy one of our excursions
- 6pm – 7.30pm: Evening yoga
- 8.00pm: Time to Dine
Included are the right balance of group time and alone time so you can explore the magic of Santorini at your own leisure
- 7 night’s beautiful Santorini style accommodation
- 2 x 1.5 hr yoga classes a day (with 1 day off)
- 7 mornings Greek style breakfast by the pool
- 2 evening meals at the hotel on the first night and the last evening
- 20 metre private swimming pool and bar/restaurant area
- Spacious and shaded yoga space
- All yoga equipment provided
- 16 km hike/pilgrimmage from Oia to Fira along the coast line to a sunset meditation over the caldera
- Stunning settings and sunsets guaranteed
- Flights, transfers and insurance
- 5 evening meals out to experience some of Greek culture and draw dropping views from Oia
Your yoga holiday is held at our stunning boutique yoga hotel, set at the bottom of the hillside in this magical volcanic island, just outside the very beautiful village of Oia. The hotel is set amongst vineyards and gardens, providing a beautiful, relaxing setting in which to fully unwind. Your accommodation is Greek style whitewashed little houses with domed roofs and a roof terrace for 1-3 people. All have a small kitchen area, a bathroom, sleeping area and outside area. They all have privacy and are beautifully finished. There is a large pool with sun lounge space and a friendly bar and restaurant serving lunches, dinners or snacks throughout the day.
We have a choice of Single and Twin or double rooms.
You fly to Santorini (Thira) National Airport – Transfers will be arranged for you to the hotel when you inform us of your travel arrangements.
The best airlines: Easyjet, Norwegian air and BA. The earlier you book the better, flight prices from December can be as little as £200 and towards the date of the retreat up to £200 each way.
We will endeavor to organise shared taxis to keep the cost down individually. The taxi to and from the airport is around €30 each way.
Please note – we need your flight details at least 2 weeks prior to the holiday to help arrange taxi share.
There are 2 accommodation options in these beautiful white-washed houses:
£895pp (early bird)
£995pp standard price
£1260pp (early bird)
£1400pp standard price
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any availability?
Most retreat will show the availability on their specific page. If you are unsure or need to book for a larger group, you can always contact us before placing your order.
Whats the booking process like?
To reserve your space we ask for a £150 (UK) or £250 (abroad) deposit immediately, paid online on the page of the retreat you want to join, or over the phone by credit or debit card. We will then send you out your final invoice, your booking form and ask your room preference. We then ask you to pay the full amount 6 (UK) or 8 (abroad) weeks before the retreat or holiday. You can pay online, by bank transfer or Paypal but we add the 3.6% charge incurred by Paypal. Please call 01273 782734 to pay over the phone by debit or credit card. Two weeks before the retreat we will send you your welcome pack via email, and help you iron out any concerns you may have.
How do I pay for my retreat or holiday?
Firstly, pay your deposit online on the page of the retreat or holiday that you would like to book. We will send you a confirmation and your final invoice to pay. You can pay online by card, by bank transfer or Paypal but we add the 3.6% charge incurred by Paypal.
I haven’t done much yoga before, can I come?
We have designed our weekends and weeks for people who love yoga, whether they are beginners or have been practising for years. All our teachers are very experienced and are more than capable of adapting the classes to all levels. Our ethos is about being open & friendly, and we set up our business to spread the incredible word of yoga to people who perhaps wouldn’t have gone on a yoga retreat before. So don’t be shy, there is no time like the present to start your journey with yoga.
What is included in the price of a yoga holiday?
You will find everything included by looking under "what's included" tab on this page. If you have any particular request or requirements, feel free to contact us.
Do I have to attend all the Yoga sessions?
Of course not, we understand we all want different things. Our two-hour sessions normally also include meditation or mindfulness, so it's worth giving it a go.