The Best Yoga Retreat in Greece

17th August 2020

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If you’re looking for a yoga retreat in Greece, I’ve got you covered. For this guide, I have handpicked the best Greece currently has to offer in terms of health, wellness and yoga getaways.

For yoga retreats, Greece is one of my top picks; not only do I love visiting the Mediterranean countries, but Greece has it all — island life, great food, and all that ancient culture! I have found that I often want a little more than just yoga when on retreat, and like to tick off multiple boxes by either combining it with another activity or visiting a place that has an interesting history.

This selection of yoga retreats in Greece has something for everyone, they all promise to leave you rejuvenated and are located in some of the most amazing places the Greek mainland and archipelagos have to offer. Check out this guide for more inspiration on Europe yoga retreats.


The Best Yoga Retreat in Greece


Hiking and Yoga on Kos

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This week-long yoga retreat in Greece is all about balance. With morning yoga and sunset meditations at the Asklepion (the healing temple where Hippocrates was trained), two afternoons of hiking where you will explore and get to know the island better, and options to visit the natural thermal baths, there is no doubt you will leave relaxed and revitalised. The intimate retreat centre (15 people max.) is located by the beach, but is only 1.5km from the centre of Kos town making it the ideal location to explore Greek culture in the afternoons and retreat into calm and quiet for the rest of your stay. The food is vegan and vegetarian friendly and breakfast, dinner, snacks and (non-alcoholic) drinks are included (feel free to pick up some local vino for dinner).

Duration: 7 days / 8 nights
Price (USD): shared room – $939/ per person; private room – $1,084 per person
Closest Airport: Kos Island International Airport (20 km)
Airport pick up included? Yes
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English, Greek
Vegan Friendly?: Yes, the menu is vegan and vegetarian

CHECK OUT RETREATS at Yoga on Kos NOW!


Vegan-Yoga Retreats in Greece by Soulbreeze

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Soulbreeze retreats, founded and led by yoga and psychology instructor Sofia, offer various retreats throughout the year in Greece (Athens and Antiparos for 2020). Soulbreeze’s mission is to create a retreat environment where you can take a deep soul dive and emerge a more conscious, compassionate and aligned human being. This yoga retreat in Greece won’t just transform you on a physical level but promises to be a holistic and soul healing experience, in beautiful accommodation in nurturing settings. All meals and snacks are vegan and provided. Definitely at the top of my list!

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Price: from €1,000 per person
Closest Airport: Athens/Paros National Airport
Airport pick up included? Yes
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes, the menu is vegan

CHECK OUT RETREATS at Soulbreeze!


Luxury Yoga and Fitness Holiday near Athens

Nefeli Nine’s personalised yoga and fitness break promises to leave you with a glow, inside and out. You will be challenged with daily yoga, vigorous morning hikes, and evening exercise classes… but you will also spend your afternoons recharging by the pool, and if you are really lucky getting a massage (one included in the price) or facial. For your fix of Greek culture there are the ancient ruins of Marathon nearby––yes, the birthplace of the marathon, for some extra fitness inspiration! All organic and locally sourced meals are provided, and they are able to cater for vegans. If your budget allows this is the perfect yoga retreat in Greece to invest in yourself.

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Price (USD): $2,180-3,028 per person
Closest Airport: Athens International Airport (26 km)
Airport pick up included? Yes
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English, French, Greek and Italian
Vegan Friendly?: Vegan options

CHECK OUT RETREATS at Nefeli Nine NOW!


Sailing and Yoga Retreat on the Aegean Sea

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If when you think of a trip to Greece you think of the crystal clear turquoise Aegean ocean then this is the retreat for you. This eight-day sailing-yoga retreat through the Cycladic archipelago promises to be a unique and unbeatable way to experience this part of the world. The exact itinerary and which islands you stop at varies depending on the weather, but the retreat promises secluded beaches, history-rich Greek towns, unbeatable ocean swimming, star gazing (you can sleep on deck if you like) AND yoga! If you love the sea, what more could you want? Breakfast and Lunch are provided, and dinner will be in a local taverna where you dock for the night. Vegans can be accommodated for, but let the organisers know in advance

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Price (USD): $908 per person
Closest Airport: Athens International Airport (21 km)
Airport pick up included? No (the x96 bus can take you from the airport to the meeting point; a taxi is approx. €50)
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Languages: English, Greek
Vegan Friendly?: Vegan options, let the organisers know in advance to make necessary arrangements.

CHECK OUT RETREATS at Alt Travel NOW!


Greek Villa Yoga Retreat on Corfu

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The Just Relax team are seasoned yoga retreat runners, and if you are looking for an affordable, guaranteed enjoyable yoga retreat, then this one gets my vote. With morning and evening yoga classes, accommodation in a traditional Greek villa overlooking the ocean with easy access to the beach, this is a great choice of retreat if you are looking to unwind with a friend or your partner, in a welcoming group setting. Corfu is one of Greece’s most popular islands for a reason, with great beaches and a picturesque historical town. All meals provided are vegetarian with vegan options, and these include daily breakfast and five dinners. One day you will take a boat trip, where lunch is included, for a unique yoga session on the peninsular. You will also have a free day to explore Corfu a little more, whether you decide to spend it lounging on the beach, immersed in the island’s mythology, or wandering through the historic town centre, that is up to you!

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Price (USD): from $729 per person
Closest Airport: Corfu International Airport (23 km)
Airport pick up included? No, but Just Relax will try and group you together for shared taxis if possible
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English, Greek
Vegan Friendly?: Yes, all meals provided are vegetarian with vegan options

CHECK OUT RETREATS at Just Relax Yoga NOW!


Pilates and Yoga Getaway in Santorini

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Santorini is many people’s favourite Greek island for good reason, with its iconic blue-roofed buildings on the cascading cliff face, red and black sand beaches, and some great wineries. Sky Retreats, located in the picturesque Oia promises you a week of yoga and pilates in luxury accommodation to fully embrace this magical island. Not only does the retreat include daily meditation, yoga and pilates but also excursions to some of Santorini’s most idyllic locations (although don’t worry if you just want to chill by the pool, that is also an option)! Brunch and a 4-5 course dinner are provided daily, all-vegetarian but vegan on request. This is the perfect wellness retreat to experience Santorini for yourself.

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Price (USD): from $1,452 per person
Closest Airport: Santorini National Airport (10 km)
Airport pick up included? Yes
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes, vegan on request

CHECK OUT RETREATS at Sky Pilates and Yoga NOW!


Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat in Mavrovouni

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If you are looking for a deep spiritual dive into yoga then this is the retreat for you. The day starts with meditation, Hatha yoga and a deeply healing yoga Nidra led by Bhavani, your experienced teacher, followed by brunch. The rest of the day is to spend at your will, whether that is exploring the off-the-beaten-track village of Mavrovouni, relaxing at the beach, or visiting the Diros caves. Some evenings are spent doing your own thing, but 4 evenings there will be another yoga class. Daily vegan-friendly brunch is included as well as four dinners, and each room also has a kitchen. If you are really looking to retreat from the world and immerse yourself in traditional yoga practices then this is the yoga retreat, Greece, for you.

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Price: from $412
Closest Airport: Kalamata airport (60 km); Athens airport (180 km)
Airport pick up included? Airport transfer can be arranged for extra: $60 from Kalamata, $94 from Athens
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

CHECK OUT RETREATS at Ellas Retreat NOW!


I often look further afield for my next yoga retreat holiday, such as Thailand or Costa Rica, but I hope you can see that whatever you are after in a yoga retreat Greece has something special and utterly unique to offer.

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