GREECE YOGA RETREAT 2018

WITH JANO GALINDO

MAY 19th-MAY 26TH 2018

 

Where we are going:

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Ithaca, Greece…

Famous as the legendary home of Ulysses. The island of Ithaca is a magical place for total relaxation. It has amazing lush greenery, gem villages and beaches with blue green waters. Ithaca, home of Itha108, is one of the smallest islands in the Ionian island constellation that radiates with Grecian authenticity. It’s shores play host to a long Homeric and mythical history whose many mysteries are sensed amongst animated panorama and secretive coves. Itha108 overlooks the sea and the eastern coastline of neighboring Kefalonia.

 

Weather:

The average maximum daytime temperature in Ithaca in May is a warm 23°C (73°F). There are usually 9 hours of bright sunshine each day, which represents 65% of the 14 hours of daylight. The average sea temperature in and around Ithaca in May is 19°C (66°F).

 

Food

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The Mediterranean menu is almost all organic and locally grown and is mainly vegetarian, though fish is also available on request.
Do let me know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking, as these can be accommodated.

There are three meals a day, served in various locations around the venue depending on the weather and the need, or not, for shade.

Yoga

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The yoga sessions will take place in both the morning and the late afternoon or early evening in a choice of indoor and outdoor Yoga Shalas.
The morning classes will be 2-2 1⁄2 hours of dynamic Vinyasa Yoga. In the evening there will be an hour and a half long mellow, slower pace Yin practice, where we will hold poses longer and cultivate genuine space in both body and mind.

 

Accommodations options:

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The accommodations include a choice of bedrooms in the main whitewashed house, which are all en-suite and have views across the Ionian Sea or in a stone house studio. Alternatively, there are light and airy Yurts, positioned high among the rocks and trees and with stunning sea views. The Yurts, like the bedrooms, have comfortable beds with coco-mat mattresses, plenty of shelving and share an outdoor bathroom carved into the rocks, as well as an indoor bathroom protected from the elements.

 

 

$1400.00 Mongolian Yurt with Shared bathroom.

$1500.00 Mongolian Yurt en-suite bathroom

$ 1600.00 Luxury Yurt with en-suite bathroom.

$ 1800.00 Main House bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.

*Private Accommodation rates upon request. DEPOSIT IS NON REFUNDABLE.

 

Retreat Includes:

2 daily Yoga classes

3 daily vegetarian meals

Accommodations for 7 nights 8 days.

 

Not included:

Airfare

Excursions

Airport transfers

 

Excursions and activities:

 

  • 3 beaches are less than 5 walking minutes below the retreat
  • Kayaks and other water sports for rent
  • Car, scooter and bikes for rent
  • Scuba-diving facility
  • Homers House; Odysseus Palace and birth place is a 3.5 hour guided tour. Other walks are available depending on the month
  • A well stocked library
  • Backgammon table, cards and other games
  • Gift shop for browsing

 

Arriving and Departure Times:

 

-Day of arrival the retreat is open after 15:00 and serves tea, fruit, cake, a 60 min Yoga and dinner.

-Day of departure all rooms have to be vacated by 08:00am, breakfast is served from 07:00am

 

How to get there:

 

The nearest airport is on Kefalonia, (EFL) the neighboring island and transit to the retreat is included in the price (only if you travel in the group) A private bus takes you from the airport to Sami for the ferry or for a private sea taxi to Agia Efimia or Sami. The crossing takes 10-30 minutes depending on your option. You arrive at Piso Aetos, Ithaca then your journey continues another 20 minutes by car/mini bus to the retreat.

Recommended flights:

Flights are not available yet since we are one year prior our travels. Recommended flights will be posted as soon as they are available for purchase.

We highly recommend that you obtain travel insurance.

 

* If you have any medical conditions please let us know so we can arrange specific accommodations.