Day 1: Athens
We will be staying in a centrally located hotel. After you arrive and get settled we will explore Athens with our tour guide, George Kosmides
Meet after yoga and breakfast in the lobby.
We will explore the Ancient Agora and the Acropolis as well as the new, remarkable world-class New Acropolis Museum. http://www.theacropolismuseum.gr/en
Welcome Dinner at a restaurant in the Ancient Plaka.
Day 2: Fly to Kythera & Explore
After breakfast in Athens our limo will take us to the Athens Airport for a short flight to Kythera. We will pick up our rental cars and start to explore the island.
Our beautiful accommodations are at the seaside hotel - http://www.pelagia-aphrodite.com/en/home
After getting settled we will meet for our first meditation. In the evening we will have a Welcome to Kythera Dinner at a charming beach-side restaurant, a short walk from our hotel.
Days 2 to 7: Yoga, Meditation, Cultural Sites
Each day consists of morning yoga, fresh local breakfast, exploring cultural, sacred and historic sites, afternoon meditation, excellent healthy local meals, all surrounded by remarkably picturesque and peaceful scenery. We will be balancing our daily excursions with time for rest and renewal.
Yoga classes will be a mixture of all levels as well as restorative yoga. The classes will be adapted to fit the overall needs and level of the group.
Optional massage will be offered.
Included in our retreat:
Hotels - one night in Athens, five nights in Kythera
Daily breakfast at hotels with fresh local offerings
Daily yoga and meditation practice
Several hikes to beautiful island areas including ancient site of Aphrodite's Rising, secluded beaches, medieval castles and Byzantine ruins.
Visit to the sacred Monastery of the Black Madonna.
Hike to refreshing waterfalls and enchanting villages.
Four dinners - Athens, opening night in Kythera, mid-week and closing
Transportation - limo from Athens hotel to airport, short flight to Kythera, transportation around the island, short flight back to Athens
Museum entrance fees
Daily guided walks in Athens and around the island - highlighting cultural and historical features
Massage therapy available for extra fee.