Ellas Retreat

Palairos, Greece

Ellas Retreat is a yoga meditation center: offers Kriya and Kundalini yoga, Vipassana, Contact dance, Hatha yoga, Tantra, Meditation, and various other courses.

Reviews 1

  • Josefin Arnell Amsterdam

    BookYogaRetreats website

    I did my first Vipassana, 14 days silent retreat at Antonios Guesthouse. The place is magic, the mountains around, the view over the bay, misty mornings and rainbows. The houses are simple and clean and the beds comfortable. It was not always easy going through the retreat itself but Antonio and his girlfriend are making sure your stay will be for your best comfort. The food is amazing, like amazing for real. A mixture between microbiologic, vegan and raw. As being intolerant they also prepared special things for me, which I really appreciate. They make you feel very welcome and at home. It is far the best retreat I have experienced. I will definitely go back very soon! Thank you!

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  • Georgios Zolotas

    Ellas Retreat Facebook page

    I have completed two Vipassana retreats with very good results there with the invaluable encouragement and guidance of Martin Pack. Food was very good and nature around the house very beautiful. There you can find the ideal conditions for that kind of deep inner purification in harmony and peace.

  • Marin Markuze Latvia

    Ellas Retreat Facebook page

    Amazing place Beautiful people Great super healthy food Wise teachers Life changing practice THANK YOU!!!

  • a traveler

    Antonio's Guest House website

    It has been a wonderful and life-changing experience. Everyday the food was a gift of love from the organizers! I would absolutely recommend this retreat! It was a great experience and I wish to everybody to have a similar one, especially in a difficult time of their lives. I would not change anything, for fear that the output would not be equally good.

  • a traveler

    Antonio's Guest House website

    Highest quality Vipassana practice and teaching. Health beyond expectations and lots of variation. If you look for a retreat that can open you to yourself this retreat will do it.

  • a traveler

    Antonio's Guest House website

    Well organised. beautiful setting, well cared for and very well fed. Too eat this type of healthy food, i would normally be a little skeptical. But i can honestly say that all the hard work that the organisers put in to create this type of was more than worth it. I was recovering from a sickness when i arrived am i am convinced that the food had a major part to play in my recovery. The benefits one gets from these types of retreat are vital for our spiritual growth. I know sometimes it can bring up difficulties but i also know this is what i need to work with. I know this is deep practice where they say no pain no gain. For me the gain was having the difficulties, seeing them and working with them. I think this vipassana practice is a must for all those who want to learn about themselves. I would have stayed longer. The meditation space for me was a little too dark, I think i would have liked this space somewhere else if possible.

  • a traveler

    Antonio's Guest House website

    Left a piece of my heart in Lefkada. Truly wonderful workshops, and we were very spoilt and well taken care of. One of the best part of the retreat is the food! Delicious and cleansing, I came back from the retreat glowing and few pounds lighter! I would absolutely recommend this retreat to other people!

  • Manouchito France

    TripAdvisor website

    The room, decently sized is clean and taken care of. The garden is quiet and restful, perfect for an afternoon nap or a book session. The guesthouse is a walkable distance of everything in Palairos; beach, bars, restaurants, and any activities. And the restaurant next to it is amazing as well. A complete review wouldn't be complete without mentioning how helpful is Tony and most of all, friendly. Thanks for making our stay amazingly easy and comfortable.

  • Melinda Hungary

    TripAdvisor website

    According to our experience Antonio's Guest House has everything that one would need for a fresh, exciting or in contrary cozy or slow vacation time. There are nice, simple, practical yet comfortable rooms. Here's warm hearted, charismatic, friendly, flexible hospitality awaited with a sheltered garden with plants and shade too. To nourish our body and soul there was possibility to join excellent, creative, authentic variety of fresh food and drinks even workshops, retreats, diving programs. The house is well located in Paleros and is in a short romantic walking distance from the sea to enjoy the sun, shore, and weather. It is the best if you come and check it out yourself! We had a very nice time at Antonis's.

  • Giorgos Cyprus

    TripAdvisor website

    I have stayed at Antonio's Guest house, at a time when I was participating at a short workshop on meditation. Headline: I have been there for one week, but when I was leaving I had the feeling if I was living there for an entire year. It was the first place I have been to feel so comfortable in a so short amount of time. The people, the place, the food, the village. I dont know but honestly when I was leaving it was hard to realize that I was actually just one week. For this, I am impressed with the place.

  • Adi Israel

    TripAdvisor website

    A lovely place to stay! Very relaxing atmosphere, a short walking distance from clean and beautiful swimming spots, great yoga deck, nice and clean rooms and bed sheets, useful small kitchen in the room, and beautiful garden to sit and enjoy your book. Paleros is a great place and Antonios guest house is an excellent choice!

  • Slavvek Poland

    Antonio's Guest House website

    Great place, great host, great food! Following good reviews, we booked almost a week to Antonios. That was an excellent choice! Comfortable room, efficient A.C., pleasant surroundings, but above all the great hospitality we have experienced from Antonio, his family and all the staff - attentive but unobtrusive - making us feel like home. The New Mill Tavern, just round the corner, run by Antonios family, offered us a taste of real Greek cuisine; we dined there every day, with great pleasure, hosted as if they were cooking especially for us. The place is located about five minutes from the seaside and the beach. The big advantage is that Paleros is slightly off the tourist track, so if you look for relaxing, slow time, not so far from the crowded Lefkada, Antonios Guesthouse seems to be a perfect choice.

  • Lisa H. Germany

    Antonio's Guest House website

    Yoga paradise. This must be Nirvana. For doing yoga courses, I spent 2014 some weeks in Antonios Guesthouse - a quiet paradise for those who seek for silence and peace in-and outside. I was in constant enjoyment, having a great balanced time under the Greek sun or in my beautiful room, always surrounded by lovely people. Daphne and Antonis, the owners, are two really special, shining souls that spread their warm energy in the whole guesthouse so that everybody can be sure to have a harmonious time there! They were cooking with so much love the most delicious and healthy meals I ever could imagine. Just the food is already a reason enough to come around. Thank you for everything, I hope to come back soon. Om Matangi namaha!

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