7 Days Yoga and Meditation in Kalyves Crete, Greece

  • Apokoros Club Hotel Craft Deco&Activities, Kalives Apokoronou, Chania Crete, Greece

Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Greece

Join Antonis Tsarmpos for this yoga and meditation retreat in Greece to tune your life living in harmony with a peace of mind! The yoga that they offer is not a faux yoga/westernized yoga offered in luxury rooms and aim to shape your body.True yoga is not about the shape of your body and about luxury but the shape of your life in harmony with the nature.Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived.Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming.Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose,and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.

Highlights

  • Meditation sessions
  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • Opportunity to explore Kalyves
  • Different integral practice for each session
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Healing therapy
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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The hotel is located on the beach just 20 meters, so near that you hear the nostalgic sound of sea waves and smell the sea breeze, while it is tucked away, at a quiet spot on the edge of the village, offering a great deal of privacy. We cannot promise you luxury and expensive treats, what we can promise you is that we will welcome you as a family and do our best to service you always with a smile and a friendly attitude!

The rooms are differently decorated with many natural and craft decor touches. They are spacious with lovely balconies and with exquisite pastoral views across rolling countryside to the distant White Mountains, the crystal water of Cretan Sea, the old Venetian Castle Aptera, and the beautiful sunset. The accommodation option comes with:

Basic kitchenette fridge & two ring stove

All needed utensils for the kitchen - plates, cups, glasses, bowl, knives, forks, spoons, bread knife, can opener, pots and pans, cutting board, squeezer, spaghetti strainer, small strainer, and cheese scraper.

Coffee makers, toaster, water cooker

En-suite toilet and shower and/or bath tub all with air-condition

1-3 balconies with great views.

If you prefer your breakfast alfresco, you're welcome to wander down to the rose garden terrace with the small blue tables. The smell of the roses and wild flowers will invigorate you! The blooming garden in good season is at your disposal for moments of relaxation, during which you may delight a good Greek cafe or Cretan Raki drink, while concentrating on your reading, whether a guide of Crete, or any literature book that the Apokoros Hotel Apt library has at the disposal of all its guests.

The retreat aims to offer harmony, peace of mind, presence, awareness and the spirit of the sacred ancient wisdom, as an integral part of each session.

Retreat schedule:

Day 1 - Day 6

  • 08:00-09:00 a.m. - Meditation and Yoga
  • Hours can change and are tailored made based on preference, and needs of the customer

You can also choose from different yoga and healing options that you want to do.

Yoga style:

  • Hatha yoga
  • Tantra yoga
  • Kundalini yoga
  • Laughter yoga
  • Sun yoga

Healing therapy:

  • Reiki therapy
  • EFT healing
  • Pranic healing
  • Shamballa healing
  • Theta healing

Kalyves is an ideal location for peaceful and relaxing vacations by the sea and an excellent starting point for day excursions to the surrounding sites. Kalyves is a slice of real Greece squeezed among the foothills of the White Mountains, the olive trees, the vineyards, and the clear blue water of Aegean. Reaching the village the smell of the wild flowers, the herbs, and the sea breeze will manage to make you drunk before the traditional drink - Raki.

  • Admire the enormous vaulted cisterns of the Roman period - the remains of a small temple of Demeter, a Roman theatre, the Turkish fortress ‘Inzentin’, a monastery of 12th century, and various other buildings.
  • Mesmerized with the uniqueness lake of Kourna. The lake’s water changes colors throughout the day depending how the sun shines.
  • Enchanted by Byzantine churches and monasteries around Kalives
  • Listen to Cretan music at the cafe bars at night.
  • See the remains of the fortified Venetian castle “Bicorno” situated on the hill Kasteli, which is an interesting archaeological site.
  • Swim at the exotic Elafonisi, at the island of Pirates - Gramvousa.
  • Tour around the small villages that filled with historical sites and natural beauties: rivers, lakes, and waterfalls.
  • Visit a bizarre collection of Gaudi-style stone buildings known as ‘Koumos’ built by local man who has spent the past ten years erecting them.
  • Visit Gavalochori - full of traditional Cretan houses.
  • Visit the nice taverns and cafe shops along the seaside and in the picturesque village square with the four hundred years old plane tree.
  • Visit the springs of Stilos.
  • Visit to the archaeological site of ‘Aptera’, one of the most essential cities of ancient western Crete.
  • Walk through the Gorges of Crete.
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Food reflexology
  • Welcome drinks
  • Welcome fresh fruits
  • Wi-Fi
  • Yoga sessions
  • Flights
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Two way transfer from/to Chania Airport
  • Travel insurance
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 90% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookMeditationRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Kay Burns from United Kingdom

    CONS Cons: The yoga was not adequate with no facilities

    Organizer response: Dear Mrs Burns Unfortunately the yoga we offer is not the Westernized type of yoga offered in luxury rooms and faux grass. However we respect the fact that people have different needs but unfortunately we are not able to comply and offer those. True yoga is not about the shape of your body and about luxury but the shape of your life in harmony with the nature .Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied. Satchitananda has +30 years of experience and has been in the side of famous Guru Sunny Yogi many years. We follow the primordial yoga in nature with the 4 elements Contact and interaction with mother Earth. We love simplicity and Oneness and we practice in nature without artificial facilities in connection with the universe. We were honored and happy to welcome you in our family. NAMASTE

    2017-May-29 06:40:35

Testimonials

  • Review by Candice from United Kingdom

    "The apartments are great - right by the lovely beach but in a quiet location. Filia, the manager, is very kind and helpful. Filia will also help you to book tai chi/qi gong lessons, Greek lessons, boat trips and massage. A fantastic stay."

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  • Review by Elizabeth I from United Kingdom

    "We stayed here for a week in August. This place is a gem. I doubt if there is anything more I could add that hasn't been said in other reviews. It is in a very good location with great views. We had the room next to reception which can get noisy in the morning with people seeking info from Philia, but this is usually after 9am. The whole place is kept spotlessly clean and gardens are very well tended. Will definitely be back."

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  • Review by Leigh Shepherd from United Kingdom

    "You couldn't want for a better place to stay in Kalives. This is a small, lovely, family run block of studios and apartments at the eastern end if Maistrali Beach in Kalives. It is slightly uphill and only about 30 metres from the beach and tavernas, with many rooms having a great view across Souda Bay. You are always sure of a warm and professional welcome from Philia, who runs the apartments. We have stayed there on 6 separate occasions and always found the place fresh and clean with very regular changes of bedding and towels. Philia has obviously put a lot of thought into the decoration of the rooms as each has it's individual style."

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  • Review by traveler from Netherlands

    "Great, clean apartments for a good price. Perfect location 20 mtrs from the sandy beach and some nice tavernas in Kalives. Beach is perfect for small children."

    "Biggest plus however is the hospitality at this family run hotel by the Tounta family and in particular Phila:-) They make you feel at home and part of their family.And not to forget Claudia who keeps the rooms spotless always with a smile!Great recommendation, been coming there for 3 years now and intend to be back, so please always keep a studio available for me:-)"

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  • Review by VenSir from United Kingdom

    "Once more we have made what is now becoming our annual fortnight's stay in Kalyves at Apokoros. As always, everything was just right ( apart from a very cloudy opening couple of days and I don't think we can hold Philia responsible for that ! ). The apartments are kept spotlessly clean and are well serviced throughout the stay. The views remain the very best in Kalyves. I thoroughly recommend Apokoros. Here's to next year!"

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  • Review by Riana L from Belgium

    "We booked this hotel from their web site. It was our second time in Kalyves, last year we stayed to a hotel at the begining of the Kalyves village but it was the main road in the front and was really NOISY!!!. We choose Apokoros because it is located in a very beautiful spot, only 25 meters by the main sandy beach of Kalyves, near the charming fishing harbour, and with great views and a beautiful rose garden. The room we stayed was at the top floor with two balconies (most of the hotels have 1 balcony we had 2 :)) we really enjoyed the decoration with personal & homy touch and really creative. Fully equipped, free wi fi and so nice sweets in our pillows taste of rose!!!!!!! plus welcome drinks!!"

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  • Review by Nick Smith from United Kingdom

    "A friendly, family-run set of apartments, Apokoros stands out as being looked after by someone who cares. The rooms are decorated with thought and personal touches and feel more homely than so many other establishmentised places. And Philia is warm, friendly and helpful without losing a professional capacity to ensure things run well. Yes, the studio room we had (304) was not huge and the seaview balcony (we had two) had minimal exposure to the waterfront and no afternoon sun. But it is less than 100m down to the beach which had ample space and sun. We've visited several Grekk Islands in our time but this is the first time we thought we would go back, both to Crete and to Apokoros. It's a lovely island and Kalyves is great as a quiet spot to settle or as a base to explore and it's only a half hour taxi ride to Chania (Ryanair) Airport."

    July 2015. Trip Advisor website, edited

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