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9 Day Nature, Meditation, and Yoga Tour in Greece
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Greece Yoga Tour

Keeping your yoga routine on vacation is not always easy. The intensive rhythm of visits, crowded beaches. Do you dream of a serene vacation, guided by meditation and connection to the elements? You are at the right place! This unique stay offers you an unforgettable yoga experience on the most beautiful Greek islands - Amorgos. You discover there the most beautiful sites in Greece while living an authentic experience in a spirit of sharing and love for yoga.

Highlights

  • 6 days of practice
  • 1 or 2 yoga classes per day
  • 1x 30-minute massage session
  • Incredible landscapes of Amorgos
  • Daily tasty brunch and dinner with vegetarian options (except in Athens)
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers depending on arrival time

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Greek
Group size: 6-15 participants
Airport transfer included: Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos Airport)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

In Athens, you will stay in Piraeus Port Hotel on the first night and Central Athens Hotel on the last night of the tour. Your accommodation on Amorgos is Askas Pension. The small family pension Askas is located a few minutes' walk from the Aegiali beach. It is located in a very calm area of the town. With a white and blue typical Cycladic architecture, it is a perfect place to disconnect and meditate. The yoga classes take place outside, on the rooftop, with a sea and mountain view.

You have access whenever you wish to the rooftop if you need to meditate or practice, at any time of the day. You will be staying in a twin shared room with enough social distancing opportunities. Pytel Vacation will send you some questions before leaving and will match you with a relevant roommate, depending on your age and preferences. If you wish to stay in a private room, it is possible but they are limited. There is an extra 200 EUR for those who wish to be in a private room.

Program

Beginner or experienced yogi, you live a strong experience, guided, in a small group, and adapted to your needs. In this setting of crystal clear waters, you breathe, open your chakras, and disconnect.

Daily itinerary

Day 1

You arrive at your own pace in Athens. Your guide will welcome you at the airport. You meet in the evening the small group of yoga enthusiasts who will share the trip with you as well as your teacher. The opportunity to make great encounters around a bonding dinner. Today, you will sleep at Piraeus Port Hotel in Athens.

Day 2

Departure altogether in the morning by ferry to Amorgos. All transfers are included. You will arrive at the pension and have time to settle into the rooms and relax after the boat trip. You can walk to the splendid bay next to the hotel, leave the sand on your bare feet after the long trip, swim in the crystal clear water, and feel refreshed or take a stroll through the popular village of Aegiali, the second port of the island. Aegiali is known as the nightlife spot of Amorgos.

The port of Aegiali is busy with many fishing boats, and some of the best tavernas and cafeterias can be found here. The locals are very friendly and hospitable. The cobbled streets, whitewashed houses, and the surrounding landscape captivate with their authentic traditional atmosphere. There will be an afternoon yoga class on the roof of the pension. The yoga class will be led by Katerina.

Through breathing work and stretching, the fatigue will dissolve and everyone will enter the atmosphere of relaxation. Dinner will be served at the tavern right next to the hotel. The dishes are based on the Mediterranean diet. Everything is freshly prepared and delicious. Soft summer sounds will set the pace for relaxation. During your stay, a 30-minute massage will be offered to you, with the possibility of booking other massages for total relaxation.

Day 3

Morning yoga practice will take place at 8:00 a.m. on the terrace, overlooking the sea. Depending on the composition of the group (number of participants, levels), the course can be divided into two. A flow of Vinyasa will energize the body. Breathwork and meditation in the cool breeze will increase awareness and give a feeling of absolute serenity. After the practice, around 10:00 a.m., a rich brunch will be served. After brunch, you will have free time to relax or swim. At 2:30 p.m., you will meet and go by minibus to the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotisa.

Break in the village of Chora, the capital of the island. Opportunity to have a coffee and stroll through the streets with whitewashed walls. The Hozoviotissa Monastery in Amorgos is the second oldest in Greece, built in 1017 by Alexius Comnenus I. It literally clings to the side of the cliff 300 meters above the sea, offering breathtaking views of the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. It was built with the aim of protecting a religious icon, dating from the year 812, against intruders. The icon is on display to the public inside the monastery.

The monks, guardians of this architectural wonder, serve each visitor a glass of psimeni raki (a local liqueur) and Turkish delights. The spirituality of this place is evident from the moment you set foot there. It is said that the beach below the monastery has the brightest blue waters that humans have seen. It is only a 40-minute walk from the monastery, but it can also be reached by a long swim from Agia Anna beach. At Agia Anna beach, you will have the opportunity to rest, swim, and have a snack. Yoga practice facing the sunset, meditation. At 9:00 p.m., you will be back at the hotel for dinner.

Day 4

Morning yoga practice will take place at 8:00 a.m. and will be divided into two groups (like every day). After practice, around 10:00 a.m., a rich brunch will be served. Today, everyone chooses their activities at their own pace: relax on Aegiali beach next to the hotel, enjoy the calm atmosphere, the sun, and the sea, or explore the island. Many wonderful choices will be offered to you: visiting the picturesque villages of Amorgos, diving, hiking, discovering archaeological sites, and much more.

The village of Aegiali is the starting point for many easy hiking trails, passing by by ancient sites, small unknown beaches, tiny chapels, and magnificent views of the sea. Amorgos is surrounded by a turquoise blue sea, the waters which gave the name to the movie "The Big Blue" by Luc Besson. Mass tourism has not reached the island, however, there you can find your own little private beach where you can be totally alone. Evening practice will take place at 7:00 p.m. In the evening, gathering and sharing around a dinner at the tavern next to the hotel.

Day 5

Morning yoga practice will take place at 8:00 a.m. and will be divided into two groups. After the practice around 10:00 a.m., a rich brunch will be served. At 11:30 a.m., you will meet and head to the village of Langada by minibus. Explore the magic of honey production by visiting a small local beekeeping farm or an essential oil distillery. You will discover the beautiful surrounding nature and the local plants.

After a tour of the village, you will return to the hotel by minibus and prepare for evening practice. Evening practice will take place at 7:00 p.m. in two groups. The work of breathing, meditation in the fresh air, and contemplation of the endless blue sky will increase awareness and fill them with absolute serenity and happiness. Dinner will be served at the tavern next to the hotel.

Day 6

Morning yoga practice will take place at 8:00 a.m. The Vinyasa flow pushes you a little further and a small seminar will present the energy problems according to your levels. The work of breathing and meditation will bring you closer to your inner connection. After practicing around 10:00 a.m., a rich brunch will be served. At this point in the stay, you have discovered some secrets of Amorgos and have a variety of choices to occupy the day, either 'charging your batteries' on the beach or exploring the island a little more.

The evening activity will take place at 7:00 p.m. in two groups. Day after day, participants can feel the difference, as their bodies are released, more energetic and their hearts and minds become calmer. Evening of sharing around a dinner at the tavern next to the hotel.

Day 7

Morning yoga practice will take place at 8:00 a.m. As the retreat ends, practice will introduce techniques on how to bring what is learned onto the mat, into everyday life. You will learn how everything that has been learned, felt, practiced, and cultivated on the yoga mat can be interwoven into everyday life to bring fluidity, clarity, and a sense of calm and peace. After practicing around 10:00 a.m., a rich brunch will be served.

In the afternoon, you will gather to go by minibus to Agios Pavlos, five kilometers from the port of Aegiali. After taking a traditional kaiki to reach the island of Nikouria, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing swim and clear waters. At the end of the afternoon, practice yoga on the beach. Then a little before sunset, the boat will pick you up for a ride around the island of Nikouria and Grambonisi between which the sunsets.

The captain will then take you back to the port of Agios Pavlos. The evening practice will take place at 7:00 p.m. in two groups. In the evening, gathering and sharing in a warm and family atmosphere. The last dinner will be served in their favorite tavern next to the hotel. You will exchange your views and impressions on the experience of the past week.

Day 8

Depending on your flight (schedule, departure point Athens or Santorini), yoga practice in the morning, brunch, and checkout from your rooms at 12:00 p.m. You will leave Amorgos island and be back in Athens. Your accommodation tonight is Central Athens Hotel.

Day 9

Departure from Athens International Airport (ATH) back to your home country or start a new journey.

Included excursions

During this tour, you will visit the popular village of Aegiali on day two, Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotisa on day three, village of Langada on day five, and Agios Pavlos on day seven. You can spend your day four visiting the picturesque villages of Amorgos, diving, hiking, discovering archaeological sites, or anything you want to do. Before the sunset on day seven, you will ride around the island of Nikouria and Grambonisi by boat.

Location

The tour will take place mostly in Amorgos, Greece.

Food

You will be served daily brunch and dinner included in the price. Freshly prepared food, suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Fresh products from the island. Portions are being served, depending on your needs (no restrictions). If you want to taste a particular plate, you can recommend it to the kitchen staff.

Meals in Athens on arrival day and departure day are not included for organizational reasons.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

If you want to relax with one hour of massage, please ask Pytel Vacation and you need to pay an extra cost.

Spa treatments

One 30-minute massage is included in the price.

What's included

  • 12 yoga classes
  • 1x 30-minute massage
  • Excursions planned in the program
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • All meals indicated in the program
  • Airport transfers depending on arrival time (1 group departure included and guidance provided if the arrival is at a much different time)
  • Multilingual local guide
  • Services of a driver throughout the stay
  • Entrances fees to the sites and parks
  • 24-hour agency assistance

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Meals on arrival day and departure day
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program (around 10 EUR per meal)
  • Options and extensions
  • Tips for guides

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Athens International Airport (ATH). Transfer from and to the airport is included (depending on arrival time). One group departure included and guidance provided if the arrival is at a much different time. Pytel Vacation will pick you up from the airport. Ferry tickets and transfers are included in the price. You will be welcomed at the airport by your local guide. Everything is being taken care of from your arrival to Athens until your departure from Athens.

Airport: Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos Airport) Airport transfer included: Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos Airport) No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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