The Crete Retreat - July 2016 - Maja Zilih & Maria Soemardi

7 days on the Southern edge of  Europe


Days will begin with morning meditation and an uplifting yoga practice 
that will increase energy level and bring about joy and clarity, 
laying the foundation for a wonderful day to unfold.
In the afternoon, the practice will be more calming, grounding 
and centering, ending with much pranayama, therapeutics 
and nurturing relaxation time.
There will be plenty of free time to visit different places of the beautiful 
Southern Crete or to relax on the gorgeous beaches of St. Pavlos.
All yoga sessions will be suitable for everyone, thanks to the teachers' years of experience with mixed level classes, their broad knowledge of the students' needs, and skilful adaptation of all poses so that they benefit each student.


The family run hotel can be found on the southern coast of crete, in a region of exceptional natural beauty. Rugged and unspoilt, the area offers breathtaking scenery and glorious beaches making this a very special place to visit. Overlooking the stunning bay the hotel has a fine restaurant, a relaxed café/bar and a mini market so you don't have to leave for any of your holiday essentials!


bullet pointDelicious breakfast with local products, fresh juice, fruit, yoghurt, bread and honey.

bullet pointHomemade dinner with mediterranean recipes, choices for vegetarians and fresh fish.


bullet pointSwim in the warm inviting waters of the beach neighbouring the hotel which is also ideal for families.

bullet pointDescend to one of the most amazing beaches of Crete, called St. Pavlos Sandhills, offering spectacular sunsets.

bullet pointEnjoy the sunset view from the comfort of your room or at the yoga veranda.

bullet pointHike the beautiful gorges of Rethymno. Kourtaliotis (length: 3 km) is one of the most spectacular natural attractions of Rethymnon.The huge cliffs of the canyon reach a height of 600 meters and are full of caves, where significant fauna species live.

bullet pointVisit Beach of Preveli, also known as Lake Preveli or Phoenix. During the 60s and 70s, it was a favorite destination for hippies. On the banks of the Grand River there is a large colony of Theophrastus palm trees, which give the region a sense of an African landscape. The river, forming a large lake, 1.5km long, before emptying into the sea, has water all year round. You can walk along the river, under the shade of palm trees and other trees, and start ascending in the beautiful canyon.

For more information on the area and the sightseeing choices you can check:

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Early bird price for July 24-30 or July 31-August 6 for payments by June 1st

904 Euros per person in a triple

950 Euros per person in a double room

1358 Euros per person in a single room

For price for two weeks, July 24-August 6 please contact us at

Prices include 6 nights-7 days stay, breakfast and dinner, and all 10 yoga and meditation sessions.

Travelling costs are not included in the above fees.

Prices include VAT 23%.


Booking conditions

In case of cancellation: 
2 months prior to the event, 100% refund (except possible money-transfer fees)
1 month prior to the event, 50% refund
Less than a month prior to the event, no refund


Contact details in Vienna



Contact details in Athens

Athens Yoga Center

Louissis Riankour 65-67