Luxury Yoga Retreat in Crete - Yoga Escapes




30 September - 7 October 2017 


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Crete is warm and sunny in October and the summer lasts until well into the month – it's the perfect time of year to visit this wonderful Greek island on a luxury yoga retreat. You can still practice yoga outside without it being too hot, go for swims and eat at the lovely outdoor tavernas. 


What type of yoga holiday is it?


Our Crete yoga holiday combines wonderful yoga classes with a healthy dose of luxury and pampering – daily yoga by the sea, a 5* hotel right on the beach, a great spa, and a charming town just a few minutes away. This is a beautiful part of Crete and we'll be happy to show you our favorite places. 


Our groups are relatively small, normally around 10 people from all over the world. We’ll practice yoga twice a day outside, with a morning Vinyasa flow class and an evening restorative Yin yoga class at sunset. We love great food and a glass of wine, we don't have any restrictions and don't mind if you sleep in, and we enjoy the holiday part as much as the yoga part.


Many people come on their own and we have all yoga levels from beginners to advanced – Lolo our yoga teacher is wonderful, and she’ll modify poses so everyone can practice at their own pace. So come along even If you're just starting out.


What to expect?


  • A morning Vinyasa yoga class

  • A sunset restorative Yin yoga class

  • Warm, sunny, summer weather

  • 5* adults-only hotel on the beach

  • High-end spa

  • Seaview rooms and superior hotel service

  • Private beach with beds and umbrellas

  • Delicious meals at local restaurants – we know the best!

  • Chania town – a little gem to explore just minutes from the hotel

  • Day trips to nearby beaches and towns in Crete – we’ll take you there

  • No rules, and everything is optional

  • Personalized service with two reps


We’ll be there to take care of things – it’s your holiday!


We’re very easygoing, we enjoy eating out at delicious restaurants, we plan day trips to beaches and towns nearby, but completely understand if you want to just relax at the beach with a book – many do just that. We’ll be there to take care of any issues and offer up recommendations. But it’s your holiday, so everything is optional including the yoga classes, if you feel tired on occasion – we won’t judge.


Where is the yoga retreat located?


We'll be right near Chania in Crete, a lovely little town with a mix of Greek, Venetian and Turkish styles – one of the prettiest towns in all of Greece and definitely worth a visit. It has a beautiful harbor lined with restaurants and cafés, and a pedestrian old town with local boutique shops. We specifically decided to host our yoga retreat near Chania because it’s so charming, and we’ll go into town often for dinners and a stroll so you can see it. There are direct flights to Chania from London with easyjet, and from several other European cities.


Daily itinerary:


8:30–10am:    Vinyasa flow yoga class 

10–11am:       Breakfast

11am–5pm:    Free time, beach, town, spa..

5–6pm:           Restorative Yin yoga class

Evening:         Dinner in Chania or nearby


More details below, or contact us directly with any questions or to book a place.





We are hosting our Crete yoga retreat at the 5* Atlantica Kalliston Resort & Spa:


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The adults-only Atlantica Kalliston Resort & Spa has an ideal location on a beautiful beach in a peaceful and quiet area, just minutes from Chania town.


It’s a modern and contemporary hotel, with big white beds surrounding the pool area. There are three swimming pools, one with a swim-up bar, just a few steps away from the hotel's private beach. There is also a high-end spa with massages, facials and all sorts of pampering treatments (and we do love to treat ourselves!), as well as a sauna, steam room, indoor pool, jacuzzi and gym.


We’ll be staying in Superior Seaview rooms with terraces and views out to Glaros beach. There are many international restaurants, including an Italian trattoria, a typical Greek taverna by the beach, an Asian option, and service to your sunbed from the beach restaurant and bar.


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Chania town is a little gem on the western side of Crete, full of surprises and picture-perfect scenes:


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Chania is by far the most beautiful and most picturesque town in Crete, and some would say in all of Greece. The famous Venetian harbor is the central meeting point, with restaurants and cafés along the waterfront leading to the old port and lighthouse. It’s the perfect postcard shot, and a great place to sit and have a coffee or a drink and people-watch. Behind the harbor lies the old town with narrow pedestrian streets filled with boutique stores and houses, and sandy beaches stretch along the coast on either side of the town.


Chania has managed to preserve its architecture from Venetian and Turkish times and still has small workshops with local artisans who continue to practice traditional crafts such as pottery, embroidery and weaving. Their love of life and vibrant culture can be felt in every corner, in every delicious meal, and in every conversation. They are truly warm and welcoming people.


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There's plenty to do in between yoga classes:




30 September - 7 October 2017:


Price per person in a shared room: EUR € 1800

Price for a single-occupancy room: EUR € 2200




  • Morning and evening yoga classes

  • 7 nights in seaview rooms at a 5* hotel

  • Full buffet breakfast

  • Private beach with beds and umbrellas

  • Internet access

  • Yoga mats, blocks, straps

  • All taxes

  • Access to yoga teacher throughout the day for any yoga-related questions

  • A second rep on location to plan day trips, dinners, and help with logistics


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Some airlines fly directly to Chania airport (easyjet from London Gatwick for example). We strongly suggest booking your flights in advance – airline prices increase substantially.


You can also fly to Athens and take an internal flight to Chania on Aegean Airlines. Alternatively, many airlines have direct flights to Heraklion in Crete, you can then take a taxi from Heraklion to Chania, the car journey is two hours. 



There are overnight ferries from Athens leaving in the evening and arriving into Chania in the early morning. For other boat schedules, visit the Greek Travel Pages website.  


Plan to arrive at some point on the first day of the yoga retreat (30 Sept 2017), yoga classes will start the next morning. If you wish to arrive earlier or stay longer, please let us know, we can help arrange that with the hotel.




If you would like to join us on our Crete yoga retreat, please contact Yoga Escapes. Please note that space is limited.




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