Luxury yoga retreat on the stunning Greek island of Ithaca

5 - 12 August 2017
Teacher: Jodi Boone & Tami Hafzalla
Cost from £750
 

Referred to as "Among the most beautiful yoga retreat centres in Europe," Itha108 combines elegance with natural beauty. Itha108 is located on the Island of Ithaca, which lies between the mainland of Greece and Kefalonia. This small island charms visitors with its lush greenery, pristine beaches and uniquely peaceful energy.

Respectfully built into the hillside with panoramic views of the Ionian Sea, Itha108 is an idyllic place for spiritual renewal. The retreat's stunning architecture creates seamless indoor/outdoor living for dining, bathing on sun-drenched terraces and relaxing in shady, quiet spots. This gives guests space to enjoy personal time, as well as the opportunity to connect with others and with nature.

  
The daily programme

In the mornings we will practice outdoors on the wooden yoga platform overlooking the sea. We'll begin with meditation and then move into an active practice, appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

The late-afternoon session will be a combination of yin and restorative yoga, as well as an exploration of alignment and deepening postures.

In between the morning and afternoon yoga sessions we will have daily walks to one of three beautiful beaches, all just 5 minutes away by foot. Spend your time swimming in the sea, sunbathing or taking a personal excursion to Kioni or Vathy - one of the picturesque Island villages for shopping and cafes. There is also the opportunity for a guided island hike or you can simply relax at Itha108 - read, nap, receive a massage etc.

 
Meals

Food at Itha108 is fresh, delicious and made only from local produce. All vegetables are organic and sourced from the best of what the Islands of Ithaca and neighboring Kefalonia have to offer. Plentiful, home-cooked menus blend traditional Greek cuisine with a contemporary style. All meals are vegetarian.

 
   
Accommodation

Itha108 offers lovely accommodation, decorated with furnishings from Rajasthan, India, as well as Greece. There are two styles of rooms: Bedrooms and Mongolian Yurts.

Bedrooms are located in the main house. Each room has its own private bathroom, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and sea views. Bedrooms sleep one or two people.

Mongolian Yurts are set on platforms, high among the rocks and trees, with sea views. The Yurts are light and airy and each bed has a mosquito net. Two of the yurts share a bathroom, which has been carved into the rocks, with a sea grass roof. There is one standard yurt and two luxury yurts that have en-suite bathrooms.

 

Holiday

Ithaca, Greece: 5 - 12 August 2017

Cost

Double or twin bedroom with en suite bathroom: £850 per person
Single occupancy bedroom with en suite bathroom: £1150
Twin yurt with shared bathroom: £750 per person
Single occupancy yurt with shared bathroom: £950
Twin yurt en suite: £800 per person
Single occupancy yurt en suite: £1000
Luxury twin yurt en suite: £850 per person
Single occupancy luxury yurt en suite: £1100

Includes:
Accommodation
Three vegetarian meals per day
Various hot & cold drinks and snacks
Two yoga sessions each day with one yoga free afternoon

Return taxi and boat transfers from Kefalonia airport to Itha108 on Ithaca are included if you arrive by 12 midday on 5 August and depart at a similar time on 12 August. Later arrivals will need to cover their own transfer costs of approx €90 split between up to 4 people each way.

If you are unable to arrive in time for the free group transfer, arrival into Kefalonia the day before could be a good alternative and we are happy to help you find accommodation close to the airport for one night.

Not included:
Flights to Kefalonia
Optional day trips to nearby villages or other excursions
Massage or other treatments

Travel

The neighbouring island of Kefalonia has the closest airport with a range of direct flights from Europe and indirect flights via Athens on the Greek mainland.

There are a range of affordable flights from London with Easyjet, Ryanair and Thomas Cook. Travel via London is also an option worth exploring for International travellers. We reccommend booking early to get the best deals.

Here are a selection of websites for flights.

www.skyscanner.net (a good comparison website for all flights)
www.flythomascook.com
www.easyjet.com
www.ryanair.com

To book

Email: admin@yogaonashoestring.com

Telephone: +44(0)20 7733 2996

Payment options

Please take some time to read the following details. There are three ways to pay:

1. Bank transfer - contact us and we will email you details of how to pay into our bank account.

2. By cheque made payable to 'Yoga on a Shoestring Ltd' - post to: YOAS, 83 Herne Hill Road, London SE24 0AY

3. PayPal - Pay by credit or debit card. All major cards are accepted. You will need to set up your own PayPal account to do this which is easy to do.

Please email or telephone +44 (0)20 7733 2996 before making a payment to confirm holiday availability.

Cancellation Policy

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