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Between the classic Greek towns, the rocky cliffs, the shimmering blue seas, and the amazing food, is there any way Greece could be even better suited for a yoga trip? If you’re an experienced yogi or just looking for a week of rest and relaxation, a trip to Greece is perfect. From the islands to the mountainside towns, these spots have daily yoga sessions across various styles, guided meditation with trained staff, and healthy eating options for every day of the week. Get inspired and check out the top yoga retreats in Greece.
1. Itha108, Ithaca, Ionian Islands
What could be more relaxing and peaceful than the home of the greatest Greek myths and mysteries? Itha108, located in the Ionian Island town of Ithaca, combines the serenity of a yoga retreat with the natural beauty of the island, plus the mythical vibes from centuries’ of stories and history. During your stay, you can choose from rooms that look out over the Ionian Sea, luxury bedrooms, Mongolian yurts, and more. Itha108 offers yoga retreats throughout the year, including Vinyasa yoga retreats, Zuna Tribe retreats, and more.
2. Silver Island Yoga, Silver Island
Set on a small island off the coast of Oreoi, Silver Island Yoga is the remote retreat of your dreams. The retreat will pick you up from the harbor at Oreoi and take you by boat to the house on Silver Island. The retreats on the island run for one week, any week of the year, starting Sunday and ending the following Saturday. While in Silver Island for the retreat, you’ll stay in the charming, exquisitely decorated main house or in the luxury villa with views of the sea. During your stay, you’ll have two yoga sessions each day, focusing on relaxation while staring out at the deep blue sea over the horizon. Plus you get meals included, fresh juices, and equipment provided; all on a private island.
3. Fykiada Retreats, Kythnos
Daily yoga classes on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea? Sign us up. Fykiada Retreats, located in Kythnos, Mykonos, or Koufonisia, depending on which retreat you decide to book, combines the best of the gorgeous Greek beaches with different yoga styles, giving you the ultimate luxury experience. Choose between retreats focusing on different styles of yoga, allowing you to find the absolute perfect match. Styles include Vinyasa flow, Dynamic Vinyasa, Freestyle Flow, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin and Restorative, and Healing Yoga and Meditation.
4. Ellas Retreat, Paleros
Daily meditation and yoga, relaxation, and the deep blue Ionian Sea by your side. Ellas Retreat offers yoga retreats in the towns of Paleros, a classic Greek village on the sea, and Lefkada, a cozy, secluded village in the mountains of Lefkada Island. Ellas Retreats offer varying types of yoga and meditation, including Kriya Yoga — using the traditional study of the chakra to elevate your soul and consciousness, Tantra — a way to transform the soul, using the Shaktra tradition as well as the Shaiva tradition, Vipassana — helping you with mindfulness and meditation, and Kundalini Yoga — a way of awakening the consciousness.
5. Mindfulness Journeys, Lefkada
With Mindfulness Journeys yoga retreats, you’ll be able to clear your mind, body, and soul in Greece. The retreats offered are ideal for seasoned yogis and beginners alike, putting an emphasis on mindfulness and guided meditation practices. The trained staff and yoga teachers are highly skilled and able to help those at any level. While at a Mindfulness Journeys retreat in Greece, you’ll stay on the island of Lefkada, with daily hatha and yin yoga, as well as meditation classes, sound healing, and healthy food provided.
6. Yoga Rocks, Crete
Yoga really rocks at this retreat on the cliff on the island of Crete. Yoga Rocks is a retreat that gives you the best of the islands combined with rest and relaxation. Stay in one of the pristine rooms overlooking the sea and rocky cliffs below. Rooms feature private bathrooms and private balconies or patios. Each yoga holiday is seven days, from Saturday to the following Saturday, with vegetarian meals included, as well as pool access. Everything is included when you book, with the exception of the massages which are offered at an extra cost.
7. Atsitsa Bay, Skyros
Atsitsa Bay may sit on one of Greece’s lesser-known islands, but that makes it that much more special. Imagine a private island experience for just you and your fellow yogis. Skyros is set along the Aegean Sea, giving you plenty of beach views and peaceful vibes during your days at Atsitsa Bay. Enjoy a one or two-week island yoga experience, with daily morning and afternoon sessions for any level. Don’t forget to check out their activities, such as windsurfing, dance, theater, and more.