Vegan and Raw Food Yoga Retreat in Crete

19-26 May & 23-30 June 2018
Agia Galini, Crete – ALEXENA APARTMENTS (www.apartmentsalexena.com)
Organizer: Panhellas


7 days with instruction

Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of Crete in spring. Spend a week in the most natural, full of beautiful wild flowers and positive energy environment in South Crete. In this raw vegan yoga and holistic therapies retreat, you will find your inner self; you will become rejuvenated, calmer, and healthier. You will even be able to see small snow cups on the top of Psiloritis mountain combined with the most breath taking view of the Cretan sea.

Highlights

  • 1 holistic full body massage
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • A welcome basket with organic vegetables and fruits
  • All daily raw meals with organic local fruits and vegetables
  • Cretan night with the locals of a nearby village
  • Daily hot and cold Cretan mountain tea
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Dinner in the village
  • Greek raw vegan workshops
  • Mindful hiking in the mountain of Psiloritis
  • Night presentations and talks
  • Pure olive oil soap making workshop
  • Traditional Loom weaving workshop
  • Transport to all activities and in all excursions
  • Transportation from Heraklion International Airport (HER)
  • Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 12.
Styles: Hatha

Languages

Instruction language: English
Spoken languages: German, Greek, English

Accommodation

The Alexena Apartments are five very comfortable holiday flats on the south slope of the coastal mountains, west of Agia Galini. The three one-storey buildings on a spacious property actually form a small villa facility. It includes a large swimming pool, a barbecue area, a small church, a botanical garden, tand other community facilities.

Daily schedule

08:00 Hatha yoga session
09:30 Raw breakfast with fresh local juices and fruits
11:00 Hiking excursion in the Cretan mountains or raw cooking workshop
13:00 Raw vegan lunch
14:00 Free time or rest
17:00 Holistic therapies sessions with organic skin care
19:30 Herbal tea time and discussions
20:00 Dinner
21:00 Free time

Included excursions

You will have the chance to enjoy mindful hiking in the mountain of Psiloritis and join a Cretan night with the locals of a nearby village.

Instructors

  • Vivian Voulgaraki
    Vivian is the owner of Pure philosophy, a holistic skincare company based in Crete that promotes healthy and sustainable living. She loves nature and adventure and always willing to show you around new unknown places. She has studied Business and Management in the University of Maryland but found out that what she really likes doing is living a holistic and meaningful life.she is a certified Raw vegan chef and health motivator and she will prepare all your raw meals for the retreat, with the most nutritious bio-local fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Eleftheria Tsagaraki
    Eleftheria Tsagaraki will be your yoga instructor for the retreat. She is a certified yoga teacher and she teaches Hatha and meditation classes. Eleftheria has also studied Economics and Business in the Aristotle of Thessaloniki.

Location

Alexena Apartments (www.apartmentsalexena.com) is found on the old road from Rethymnon town to Agia Galini. A winding road leads to this lovely place with the stone houses and the breathtaking view.

  • Nearby places
    Rethymon town, 50 kilometers
    Heraklion,100 kilometers
    Chania town, 100 kilometers
  • Features
  • Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Yoga deck
  • Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • Food
    You will be provided with raw meals with organic local fruits and vegetables daily, along with daily hot and cold Cretan mountain tea. The following meals are included: Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner, Drinks The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for: Vegan and Raw vegan food (If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Spa treatments
    Enjoy a free holistic full body massage or pure organic facial therapy with skin care products from healing Cretan herbs.

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 1 holistic therapy
  • A welcome basket with organic vegetables and fruits
  • All daily raw meals with organic local fruits and vegetables
  • Cretan night with the locals of a nearby village
  • Daily hot and cold Cretan mountain tea
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Dinner in the village
  • Greek raw vegan workshops
  • Mindful hiking in the mountain of Psiloritis
  • Night presentations and talks
  • Pure olive oil soap making workshop
  • Traditional Loom weaving workshop
  • Transport to all activities and in all excursions
  • Transportation from Heraklion International Airport (HER)

What’s not included

  • Additional activities, excursions, or services
  • Airfare
  • Car rental

How to get there

Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Heraklion International Airport (HER).
For the guests flying from their home country to Heraklion, PURE PHILOSOPHY P.C. will arrange the transportation to the apartments and back to Heraklion airport on the same day the retreat starts as long as they arrange arrival to Kazantzakis airport by 14:00 p.m .

For the guests who travel from their home town to Chania, they will have to take a taxi or a bus to Agia Galini, and PURE PHILOSOPHY P.C. will pick them up from there.

Cancellation Policy

The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date. The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Price: 1,190 euro p.p
In a shared double room / shared apartment for 4 .

Price: 1,390 euro p.p
In a single room / shared apartment for 3 .

Deposit: 30% for booking
Rest amount should be played by March 15th 2018.