3 of the Best Yoga Retreats in Santorini

by Mélissa Lesnie  |  Published February 9, 2023

The Greek island of Santorini is the playground of the gods, but it’s also a yogis’ paradise, combining sun, sea, and seclusion. Here are three of the best yoga retreats in which to soak up this idyllic setting.

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Sun salutations overlooking the Aegean Sea, anyone? Vinyasa on a volcanic beach? Southeast of the Greek mainland, the crescent-shaped island of Santorini in the Cyclades archipelago is a Mediterranean oasis, striking just the right balance between rustic and luxury. Isolated coves, rugged cliffs and cascading rows of whitewashed houses make it yoga hotspot in which to reconnect body and mind to nature. Here are three of the most uplifting retreats in Santorini.

8-Day Sunshine and Yoga Holiday in Santorini

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Few destinations could be as calming and revitalizing than this authentic private villa in Santorini, with its poolside views over the Aegean, indoor and outdoor yoga spaces, and hilly paths leading to the picturesque town of Thira. Your daily routine will revolve around 90-minute hatha yoga classes in the mornings and afternoons, with a meditation session to take in the deep colors of the sunset over the Caldera. The retreat will be lead by  Amy Williams or Rosie Markwick, both experienced, caring teachers. Keep energy levels high and experience the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet with Greek-style breakfasts by the pool, plant-based lunches and two-course evening dinners at the villa. Time between classes may be enjoyed exploring the quaint surrounding villages or taking part in group activities: a day on a yacht snorkelling and a wine-tasting outing are both on the agenda. From $1867 / 8 days

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8-Day Live Your Dreams Mindful Yoga and Relaxation Retreat in Santorini

8 Day Live Your Dreams Mindful Yoga and Relaxation Retreat in Santorini

This replenishing eight-day retreat is led by Yulia Eberle, a yoga, Pilates and relaxation instructor with more than 15 years experience. Her Hatha-based classes each morning and afternoon will be varied and accessible, integrating meditation and pranayama techniques to ensure deep relaxation throughout your stay. You’ll be treated to a nourishing Greek breakfast between the two classes, with plenty of time to enjoy the private Kamari beach at sunrise, lounge by the pool or pamper yourself with a spa treatment at the 5-star Costa Grand Resort. The retreat inclues an boat expedition to the volcanic island, hot springs, and Perissa black sand beach. From $1500 / 8 days

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8-Day Pilates and Yoga Holiday in Santorini

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This 8-day immersion in Santorini will have you toning and stretching for up to three hours each day, with three movement specialists to guide you and ensure individual attention throughout the retreat. Sky Pilates and Yoga’s retreat takes place just outside the village of Fira at the El Greco Resort and Spa Hotel, where you can take in the stunning vistas of the Santorini Caldera. You will take part in 12 or more classes exploring different kinds of movement, from vinyasa to strengthening and lengthing, and Pilates with props and bands, for a complete workout and wellness program. Keep energy levels up with healthy brunch and dinner (vegetarian options available). Between classes, your guides will accompany you on hikes around the nearby areas of Fira and Oia. Optional extras to enrich your stay range from relaxing massage to a five-hour Catamaran sailing and snorkeling trip around the island. From $2099

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