7 Days Vegetarian Cooking and Yoga Retreat in Greece

7 Days Vegetarian Cooking and Yoga Retreat in Greece

  • Litsarda, Chania, Crete, Greece

Greece Yoga Retreat and Culinary Vacation

Join this break to get away from it all on the island of Crete, Greece where you will have plenty of time to do yoga and healthy eating. Observe your breath, your body, and the wonderful scenery while practicing yoga, surrounded by olive trees and free range hens! Enjoy wonderful healthy meals prepared with fresh ingredients picked directly from the vegetable garden and develop some great take-home cooking skills, through the vegetarian cooking workshops that will take place!

Highlights

  • Guided tours
  • Creative activities
  • Daily Hatha yoga classes
  • 3 cooking dinner workshops
  • Transport to and from the port and within the island
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 5 days with instruction
  • Greek, English
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The accommodation will be in the village of Litsarda, close to The Olive Farm. Your accommodation can range from small traditional cottages that sleep two to four people, to larger luxury villas. When you get in touch with LU Creative Studio, you will discuss your specific accommodation requirements and they will provide all the information about your accommodation with photographs before you book the holiday.

You will begin each day with a gentle Hatha yoga class in the terrace while enjoying the beautiful view of the garden. Mild stretching combined with breathing exercises will help you to activate your body, relax your mind, and concentrate on the present, through the observation of your body, your breath, your thoughts, and the environment around you. Everyone can participate, regardless of age and physical condition.

Schedule

Sunday

  • At 16:00, pick up from the city center of Chania and transfer to your accommodation in the area of Apokoronas.
  • Small reception with drinks and meze and info on the schedule of the week.
  • Free evening to explore the village (bikes available upon request).

Monday

  • 08:00 Yoga class
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Free time
  • 18:00 Cooking workshop
  • 21:00 Dinner

Tuesday

  • 08:00 Yoga practice
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Excursion to Preveli South Crete
  • 18:00 Yoga practice
  • 21:00 Dinner

Wednesday

  • 08:00 Yoga class
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Free time
  • 18:00 Cooking workshop
  • 21:00 Dinner

Thursday

  • 08:00 Yoga practice
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Excursion to Sfakia South Crete
  • 18:00 Yoga practice
  • 21:00 Dinner

Friday

  • 08:00 Yoga
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Excursion to Rethymno
  • 18:00 Cooking workshop
  • 21:00 Dinner

Saturday

  • Breakfast
  • Departure day
  • Transfer to Chania

Small changes may occur depending on the condition during the retreat.

Within the week, you will visit stunning beaches, gorges, and mountain trails of indescribable beauty and famous sights of western Crete. These organised tours will take you away from the tourist areas and give you the opportunity to admire the beauty of the majestic cliffs of the White Mountains and the breathtaking views of the Libyan Sea.

Together you will visit some of the most beautiful beaches and get to swim at the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea. You will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful cities of Chania and Rethymno to explore their old towns and many famous sites.

  • Marilou Nikolaou

    Sivananda Vedanta Centre in Kitzbuel Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)

    Ghyta Yoga School Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

    Marilou is the founder of LU Creative Studio, an artistic multiplex where creative workshops, alternative yoga retreats, and special events are organized. She studied management and communications and participated in various arts and crafts workshops, including photography, pottery making, and sewing classes. She also started practicing yoga from a very early age with a variety of instructors and participated in many theoretical courses and workshops in Greece and abroad. She enjoys teaching in beautiful landscapes and to combine the benefits of yoga with a simple way of life close to nature.

The retreat will be held in Crete, Greece. Crete is the fifth biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea and lies on the southern frontier of Europe, combining wonderful seaside sceneries alongside a mountainous terrain.

With a strategic geographical position Crete has always been a cultural crossroads with many Venetian, Arabic, and Turkish influences. The high mountain range of the White Mountains in western Crete reveal their prehistoric scenery as they are scattered with enormous rocks and boulders.

The small farm, based on sustainable principles, is situated at the edge of the village of Litsarda, a tiny beautiful village at the district of Apokoronas in western Crete. The property includes a traditional cottage with a terrace that looks across the plain to The White Mountains. There’s a kitchen in the cottage, but also an outdoor kitchen in the yard with a wood oven, barbecue, and an extremely large wooden table, just right for outdoor eating.

Nearby place

  • Chania - 30 minutes
Activities
  • Cooking class
  • Cycling
  • Beach nearby
  • Hiking
  • Mountain walking
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
Services
  • Internet access
  • Tour assistance

The price of the package includes six daily breakfasts and three carefully selected top quality traditional meals. You will also have three cooking workshops during your retreat. The meals are all wholesome delicious vegetarian meals, prepared using fresh, artisan products.

Recognized as one of the healthiest diets, the Cretan diet holds all those elements that shape a healthy nutrition. Since nutrition is such an important element in yoga, you will be keeping it light and veggie. You will discover the secrets of the local diet that go back thousands of years to the Minoan times. You will cook with ingredients which complement and balance each other and give more to the body than they take away from it.

  • Cooking
  • Cycling
  • Gardening
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Walking

A variety of therapeutic massages and holistic therapies are available for an additional cost and can be arranged upon request.

  • 3 carefully selected top quality traditional meals
  • 3 vegetarian cooking workshops
  • 6 nights accommodation in traditional guest houses
  • 6 nutritious breakfast meals
  • All transfers to and from organised excursions
  • Certified guides for the walking tours
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Transfers to and from Chania
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Chania International Airport (CHQ). Transfer to and from the airport is available upon request. Please contact LU Creative Studio for details.

Arrival by boat

You can reach Chania by boat from the port of Piraeus which will take approximately nine hours. The boat timetables are on a daily basis, leaving every evening at 21:00. Arrangements can also be made by LU Creative Studio to pick you up from the port upon request.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.

Athens, Greece

LU Creative Studio offers unforgettable yoga experiences combining the benefits of physical activity and the pleasure of creativity in ideal natural locations.

  • Availability: The Culinary Vacations of this organizer are available 84% of the time.
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7 days / 6 nights

Availability

This retreat can be arranged anytime during the year with a minimum of 5 people. Please send inquiry for your preferred dates to form new groups.

Departure:
Sunday May 6, 2018
(7 days / 6 nights)

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