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.
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
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. From €500 per person
Adventure of Yoga with Ritu
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. From €550 per person
Yoga on Kos
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 with 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. From €675 per person
Just Relax Yoga Holidays
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. From €612 per person
Villa Konstantin Retreat
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. From €1,050 per person
Betreat offers an energizing, healing yoga and sailing getaway in Lefkada. Highlights include daily yoga sessions, meditation classes and “a few surprises along the way.” Participants will meet at the port in Lefkas to board a yacht, which will be home for 8 days and 7 nights. Yoga classes will be held on various beautiful beaches. There is also free time when guests can snorkel or sunbathe, whatever they prefer. The all-inclusive package includes onboard accommodations, daily meals and beverages. Transfer from Aktion National Airport is also included. From €2,159 per person
Rome-based SATI Dynamic hosts a transformational retreat on the island of Aegina. Through the SATI Dynamic method, participants will explore, recognize and accept who they really are using yoga, meditation and other mindful practices. During downtime, guests can explore nearby beaches and historical museums. Massage and other holistic therapies are available by request. The retreat is held at a restored 19th century mansion, just an hour by boat from Athens. All meals are included using organic ingredients and based on Greek tradition. Guests will need to coordinate their own transfer from Athens International Airport. From €918 per person