Yoga has become the go-to getaway activity for relaxing and reconnecting with yourself, and the feeling is invaluable. With healthful Mediterranean food, sunshine, sea, and sand, Greece is an excellent destination to inspire eating well and gaining a new perspective on life.
Acro yoga in Corfu (Photo: Just Relax Yoga Holidays)
A yoga retreat in Greece will allow you to enjoy yoga and meditation as the Aegean sea stretches out in front of you. Whether you need to unwind and rejuvenate your mind, or boost your healthy lifestyle, you’ll find a retreat in Greece that works for you. Here are 7 of the best yoga retreats in Greece, based on reviews, originality, and value for money:
Yoga Skyros Academy
From €500/ per person
Just 40 minutes from Athens airport is the charming village of Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni where you’ll join a group of people looking to restore balance in their body and mind. Yoga Skyros Glyfada aims to inspire hope and help people conquer unbalance of the mind, body, and spirit. Their 7-day boutique yoga and restore retreat offers a unique program that will help you use your body’s self-healing power through daily hatha yoga sessions, meditation, diet and nutrition tips, and personalized daily treatments based on a kinesiology assessment. Rates include six nights’ accommodation in a shared villa with garden and daily breakfast.
Rejuvenate yourself with a cleanse, detox, and yoga retreat in Zakynthos with ZanteZest. They’ll provide you with a customized detox and exercise plan that will help you jumpstart your journey to a healthy lifestyle. Highlights of the retreat include daily private yoga and tai chi, trips to the gorgeous Xigia healing caves, and a natural mineral clay pampering experience. The retreat rates include 7-nights’ private beachside accommodation, 4- or 7-day juice cleanse, guided scenic walks and hikes, and transfers to and from Zakynthos airport.
Join Ritu, an experienced and charismatic instructor, on the island of Samothraki for an inspirational week of yoga and meditation. Ritu emphasizes alignment of the body, meditation, and knowledge of the asanas to rejuvenate your body and mind. The retreat includes a dozen yoga classes, two daily meditation sessions, and daily breakfast. You’ll be accommodated in a double room with private bathroom. The island offers beautiful beaches, waterfall hikes, and is just beyond the tourist trail—giving you some of the peace and quiet you need.
Yoga on Kos offers more than just yoga—they pair their retreats with other activities from hiking to swimming and cycling. Their retreats include trips to thermal baths, sunset meditation at the Asklepion, daily yoga and meditation, and transfers to and from the airport. You’ll enjoy getting to know people in similar interests while you relax and recharge your batteries on Kos. Rates include 7 nights’ accommodation in one of their ten cottages, which feature bathroom, kitchen, private veranda, and Wi-Fi, as well as daily breakfast and dinner.
Located on the stunning island of Corfu, your hosts here work hard to create an environment where you really can ‘just relax’. Their yoga retreats feature a 20-minute welcome massage, two yoga sessions per day, and free use bicycles to explore the island. Their inspirational yoga teachers will help you reconnect with your senses and enhance your well-being through various styles of yoga including restorative, yin, vinyasa, ashtanga, and hatha. Seven-nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, one Greek lunch, and five vegetarian Greek dinners are included. You’ll stay at the gorgeous seaside Corfiot villa, with easy access to Almyros beach.
Join an incredible week of yoga, meditation, sun, and fun on the magical island of Mykonos. Villa Konstantin Retreats offer small class sizes and experienced instructors to help you relax your body, release stress, and meet new people—all in view of beautiful sunsets of Mykonos island. You’ll enjoy one yoga class per day, along with deep meditation sessions, and more. Feel right at home in their complex of rooms, located just outside of town with stunning sunset sea views. The retreat rates include six-nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, and welcome drinks.
Dolphin’s Leap is a beautiful and peaceful place to relax and reconnect with yourself. Their retreats are held in a gorgeous beachside location and limited to ten people, so you’ll get plenty of personal attention as you begin or develop your yoga practice. The retreats feature daily pilates sessions, meditation, and daily nutritious vegetarian meals. You’ll stay in a luxury home, just at the head of the bay of Lefokastro (Yachter’s paradise) on the mainland, which features a private infinity pool. The retreat price includes all meals, including a fresh local and seasonal breakfast like yogurt and honey, fresh fruit, and more. Dinners include two courses with local wine.