Soul Seed Travel Guide 2018: The best wellness retreats in Greece

Soul Seed Travel Guide: The best wellness retreats, healthy eats and spa’s in Greece

Here’s the Soul Seed Travel Guide to the best wellness retreats in Greece. Escape to some of the most breathtaking parts of Greece, away from the tourist crowds where you can practice yoga, pilates, mindfulness and meditation against a backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean sea. Receive a complimentary gift when you book direct through Soul Seed Travel, contact retreats@soulseedmedia.com to book.

The Best Wellness Retreats in Greece

AdventureYogi Sunshine and Yoga Holiday in Santorini, 30 June -7 July/7 – 14 July

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For a breathtaking and unforgettable sunshine and yoga holiday in Greece, come and join us on the magical island of Santorini. Santorini is known for its beautiful blue and white churches and surrounded by majestic views of volcanoes in the backdrop, the crystal clear Aegean sea and stunning sunsets. Get all the Vitamin D you could possibly need and more soaking-in the warm Greek summer sun.

The wonderful heart-warming people of Greece, the food, and stunning scenery make it a very special location to retreat to. There really is nothing else quite like Santorini so it is a must-do holiday destination. Combining it with yoga makes it an unforgettable experience. Morning yoga up by the church behind your accommodation with views to the Aegean Sea and evening yoga in the spacious yoga platform, dive deep into your own inner self and find the power from within. Release and let go of tension and feel energised and grounded from the fire of this volcanic island.

Everyone is welcome, yogis of all levels, and non-Yogis. You will be made to feel more than welcome by the lovely hotel staff and looked after by our AdventureYogi Team so you can totally switch off. Early booking is highly recommended as flight prices get expensive the closer we get to the date.

Our wellness retreats in Greece will include accommodation at a stunning boutique hotel, a wholesome organic breakfast of fruit, granola, meats, cheeses, yoghurt and more all freshly prepared, 3 hours of yoga per day, a 2 hour walking tour of the Santorini Coastline, and more. The food is all locally grown and absolutely delicious. Whether you’re looking to de-stress and unwind, or you’re more athletic, you’ll find what you’re looking for. For the adventurous, you can go diving, kayaking, sailing, surfing, and more. If you just want to relax, you can go swimming or snorkeling in the crystal clear blue waters, or lounge around on the beach or by the hotel pool.

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Wellness Escape in Greece: Yoga, SUP, Trekking, Cruise Trip, 12 – 17 June, 25 – 30 September

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Rosita Jan has teamed up with yoga/pilates and fitness teacher Alexandra Teliou to create this incredible wellness escape in Greece to celebrate our one wild and precious life! On a glorious and peaceful setting in a rural environment 2.5 kilometres south of the cosmopolitan Kallithea and 1.5 kms before the traditional village of Kryopigi, on Kassandra, lies the most legendary peninsula of Halkidiki.

Situated just above a beautiful cove, with a smooth sandy beach descending gently to the water’s edge. Think gorgeous, natural sand that goes on forever and crystal clear, sparkling turquoise blue waters.

Spend 5 nights with us at the beautiful 4 star Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, on a shared or private Sea View Room basis. Expect delicious and nourishing breakfasts and dinners each day, 1-2 yoga classes with Rosita and Alexandra; group Stand Up Paddling and SUP Yoga lessons; trekking experience with our knowledgeable and experienced local guides; a cruise trip exploring the neighbouring Greek islands; free time to relax and chill by the pool; optional cooking class and interactive theatre and dining experience plus all the adventure and fun that you can handle!.

This retreat is ideal for all travellers looking to enjoy good company in a relaxed, safe, and healthy environment. Come and connect with nature, and the community of likeminded individuals.

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Pilates and Yoga Retreat in Santorini, 14 -21 July, 21 – 28 July, 1 – 8 September/8 – 15 September

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Imagine doing a fluid practice of yoga and Pilates in one of the world’s most beautiful islands. An island that erupted over 3600 years ago to reveal the best sunset in the Mediterranean. With cascading white bungalows down sheer cliff drops into the Aegean Sea, blue skies forcefully embracing turquoise waters and the only navigable sea crater in the world, Santorini Greece is your perfect destination to rekindle that fire within and enjoy a week of amazing yoga and Pilates.

Your backdrop for our wellness retreats in Greece will needless to say leave you captivated, enlightened and elevated to another realm. You won’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to transform your yoga and pilates practice and your view on the splendors of nature.

The Pelagos Hotel in Oia Santorini will be hosting what will be your most memorable healthy holiday. This boutique hotel is the perfect setting for a relaxing and fun Pilates and Yoga holiday, with a beautiful 30’ x 40’ practice shala where all classes will take place. All your materials for all your classes will be provided so you can bring your body, mind, and spirit to the mat. Prepare to reconnect with your love of health and the warmth of the mediterranean sea.

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The Alchemist Meditation and Yoga Retreat, Lefkada Greece, 14th – 21st October

 

Join us for a beautiful and transformative Indian Yoga and Meditation experience in the scenic backdrop of Lefkada Islands, Greece. Learn to go inside through deep Buddhist meditation and classical yoga in order to release our blockages and undo the cycles of our past, while simultaneously applying this powerful knowledge in order to heal the body through tantra, ayurveda and reflexology practices.

Winner of the Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2017 for Asia and Australia region and Service Excellence by Tripadvisor this is an intensive spiritual experience, where with the back drop of pure nature you can learn to go inside, let go off the pain, the cycles of limitations and expand beyond your original self through simple direct work on and into the mind which the Yogis have practiced for thousands of years.

There are opportunities to work directly with the Zen master and seek Transcendental appointments and therapies from him during the retreat. Come, allow yourself the change you have always wanted, but did not know how to create. This retreat is immerse and content rich, suitable for the student who is ready to form his her spiritual path.

Our luxurious back drop if the Urania Luxury Resorts, standing on top of a mountain overlooking the 7 Ionian Islands and the beautiful Ionian sea.

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Yoga retreats in Caveland, Santorini 17th – 21st September 

We bring together yoga practitioners from all-around the World. During our wellness retreats in Greece we practice daily on a secluded outdoor terrace overlooking the village and the sea. Our day will start with an energizing morning hatha/flow class. We will end our day with a slower-paced evening practice of either hatha yoga or yin yoga. In addition to active practice we will try also guided meditation, pranayama and wall yoga. Of course you will also have plenty of time to explore the island and enjoy the sun and the sea

Caveland or ”tennis club” is a former 4 star hotel and tennis club. It was refurbished and re-opened in 2011 as a boutique hostel. The property is a 15 000 sqm large complex situated in a picturesque village of Karterados just next to Santorini’s capital Fira town. Accommodation during the retreat is in traditional Santorinian caves.

Veronika has been teaching yoga and leading retreats for 7 years. She and her husband are in charge of Caveland.

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Early Summer Yoga Retreat In Greece, 1st – 8th June 

Join us again on this yoga retreat in beautiful Greece!. Early summer is the perfect time to visit Greece – it’s sunny and warm but not too hot, perfect for yoga. Our home for the week will be a stunning villa nestled on a hillside overlooking the sea, the views are just magical with very close proximity to the sea.

The villa provides the perfect spot to relax and to practice yoga, a totally tranquil and unspoilt environment. There will be two yoga sessions a day we will start with silent meditation and then a dynamic morning practice, with suitable modifications to accommodate individual levels which we will build on during the 7 days to deepen your yoga practice.

The evening practice will be slower, looking more at alignment and breaking down postures, and include pranayama (breathing techniques) and guided relaxation. On retreat you will have the time and space to focus fully on your yoga practice, the rest of the day will then be yours to walk through the village,swim in the ocean or simply relax by the pool.

We will have a professional chef creating our meals using fresh locally sourced seasonal produce, prepared from scratch, organic where possible. This is a small intimate group retreat, limited to 10 people.

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7 night Summer Yoga Holiday in Corfu, open May – October

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Join us for a 7 night summer yoga holiday in Corfu! Offering a beautiful yet tranquil alternative to the bustling, cosmopolitan beach of Acharavi, Almyros is a peaceful paradise escape, perfect for those looking to take a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Just Relax is a Greek yoga retreat, which allows guests to unwind in its tranquil environment. We welcome couples; solo travellers and friends who’d like to combine their love of yoga with a sunshine holiday.

Located within the stunning Greek island of Corfu, our experienced and inspiring yoga teachers will challenge your mind and body, encouraging you to enhance your overall wellbeing through daily practice of yoga techniques. Our beautiful Corfiot villa is located just a stone’s throw away from Almyros beach and offers breath-taking views of the Albanian coast. Substantial gardens located at the front and rear of the Just Relax villa are blooming with trees and tropical flowers, creating a beautiful environment for our guests to relax and unwind.

This luxury retreat gives you a mountain-top spa and pools with panoramic views of Santorini’s caldera. Built on an old cliff-top winery, the Suites of the Gods look directly over Santorini’s ancient volcanic crater – now filled with the blue waters of the Aegean

This is the best luxury hotel in Oia, located on Santorini’s northern tip, near the tranquil village church, a whitewashed hideaway just steps from Oia’s lively boutique-lined streets.All hotel suites are freshly renovated and elegantly decorated in a dazzling white, minimal manner, featuring private verandas, al fresco dining areas and breathtaking views. The hotel is open from April – October.

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Myconian Kyma, Mykonos

Kyma is king of the hill, a 5-star haven of luxury hospitality high above Mykonos town yet just a short stroll from the action – the very spot where George Daktylides placed the first stone of the Myconian Collection some 40 years ago. Ever since, this strikingly beautiful and intimate 5-star member of Design Hotels has cultivated a loyal jet-set following that prizes not only the world-famous views of the windmills and Little Venice, but the warmth of its hallmark service, cool ambience and beautiful bones. Neither too trendy nor too traditional, Kyma is a place for true originals. It hits the right note between laid-back luxury and meticulous attention to detail – revealing a world of sublime experiences, lush gardens, panoramic views, private terraces, and art-filled spaces that come alive in contrasts of marble and wood.

At Kyma, your internal clock is reset to the incomparable Myconian rhythm. Here, you awaken at your leisure, to a lavish Champagne breakfast and stunning views. Next, it’s on to the hotel’s Satori Thalasso spa with its five pools offering different therapeutic benefits, as well as treatments that revitalise body and soul.

Kyma is Greek for wave, but the treatments that await you at Satori are a veritable tide of indulgence. Owing to Kyma’s idyllic location and the sense of well-living that pervades all of Mykonos, it’s easy to feel refreshed just by walking into the lobby of the Spa. The superb facility’s five therapeutic pools await you, to balance body, mind and soul. Give yourself over to treatments that shrug off the last remnants of fatigue carried over from your daily life.

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Minos Beach Art Hotel and Spa, Crete

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Encircled by the wonders of nature, amidst the sea and sky, the Minos Beach art hotel provides a haven of relaxation and repose for travelers seeking a beachfront haven of relaxation and wellness or an adventurous holiday with exciting water sports adventures and thrilling environmental activities.

Set in the most enchanting water front locations in Crete, the hotel welcomes guests to step into the abyss of the spa and let their senses swirl into the air as they connect with the elements of nature. The Ananea Wellness Spa invites you to experience the benefits of the Aegeo Spa signature treatments, revive and rejuvenate yourself, escape the ordinary, restore, balance and re-invigorate your body. Savor the moment at the privacy of the Spa Gazebo on the water’s edge! Discover inner peace and balance with hot -stone, deep tissue, classic or sport massages.

From sea view rooms to seafront bungalows with a private pool and luxury villas, the choices are endless. Guests are welcome to take in the panoramic views of the Mirabello Gulf from their specious veranda or terrace, plunge in their jacuzzi bathtub, take a walk right by the aromatic gardens and embrace the natural surroundings.

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Grace Hotel, Santorini

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Grace Santorini is an exclusive boutique hotel in Santorini, perched above the world-famous Caldera with breathtaking views and sumptuous sunsets. Open between April and October, those who are looking for an enhanced wellness holiday will benefit from the new dedicated yoga and Pilates studio with adjoining fitness area, where we offer daily complimentary yoga sessions. The pride of this romantic escape is The Villa – a 400 sq m double suite offering the ultimate luxury on Santorini island with the perfect view of Greece’s Aegean Sea amid privacy and tranquillity. Ideal for couples or small groups, it has its own private spa and kitchen, a huge private pool and separate sunbathing areas.

It is the ultimate expression of a boutique hotel in Santorini, a true jewel of the islands, and one of the best in the Mediterranean. This is the place to get the celebrity treatment with world-class service.

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Iconic Santorini

An authentic boutique cave hotel set in picturesque Imerovigli. Centrally located away from the hustle and bustle of the cruise ship port of Fira, the romantic village of Imerovigli is a pleasant drive from the famous sunset crowds in Oia.

Situated on a spectacular hillside setting and literally carved from the historic volcanic caldera wall, our haven is a most serene retreat offering grace, elegance, and breathtaking views of the caldera cliffs and azure blue waters of the Aegean sea below. Each residence set within the property’s five distinctive levels is individually unique, featuring dedicated lounger and table seating high above the wonders of the ancient volcano.

All guests are welcome to use the wellness and fitness centre, which provides the latest range of professional exercise equipment and private treatment room for single or couple’s massages. After enjoying one of the relaxing treatments, take pleasure lounging in the heated and jetted, indoor grotto pool, soothing away any remaining stresses.

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Pomegranate Wellness Spa Hotel, Halkidiki

An amazing luxury spa resort in Halkidiki that offers unique hospitality experiences focusing on gastronomy, wellness and rejuvenation. The Pomegranate Wellness Spa hotel is regarded as one of the best hotels in Halkidiki and enamors guests with its intimate settings, luxury services and unrivaled amenities that brilliantly blend to offer even the most discerning travelers an unparalleled holiday experience.

Offering a selection of 172 luxurious and spacious sea-side and garden rooms & suites, spread across 3 buildings connected by wonderful landscaped gardens. With a wide selection of premium accommodation to choose from, guests staying at this luxury hotel in Halkidiki will enjoy access to their own private balcony or terrace and contemplate the “picture postcard” views at their leisure.

Located in the coastal Nea Poteidaia town and just a 3 minute walk from the private beach area and the luxurious spa centre provides steam and sauna facilities, massages and treatments.

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Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel

Overlooking the Bay of Elounda, Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel is set on a peninsular stretch of land, with a view of Mirabello Bay and the Aegean Sea. It features elegantly decorated accommodation opening to a balcony or terrace with sea views. The view is blue as far as the eye can see.

The hotel is reached by a private road that leads to the reception area on the top floor, with expansive verandahs making you feel like you are on the bridge of a ship. All villas are either fitted with luxurious bathrooms with steam bath or most have a private and individually heated pool.

A private sandy beach with beach service, as well as water-sport facilities and tennis courts are offered. Located at the sister property, the exclusive Six Senses Spa is equipped with an authentic Turkish bath, where guests can experience holistic treatments and therapies.

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Don’t forget to follow our travel journeys on instagram @soulseedtravel and contact the team on retreats@soulseedmedia.com who will help you find the best wellness retreats in Greece. Pack your bags and book your flight!.

 

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