If you're new to yoga all the holidays are suitable for you; Astanga yoga requires a reasonable level of fitness and agility. All walking and discovery holidays feature easy grade walks. There is the option as well of walking the Samaria Gorge – the longest gorge in Europe running out to the sea. This is a really epic walk.
Meals and Airport transfers
Over the years different teachers have wanted different services to be included in their holidays and we have responded to that. So, some holidays you will find four evening meals are included, but airport transfers are excluded. Other holidays include just one evening meal but also airport transfers. When you click on the listing it will tell you which you get. Scroll through the choice of holidays below and click on the links to find out more.
Click on the holiday and venue links to find out more:
Holidays marked A include one evening meal and airport transfers.
Holidays marked B include four evening meals and no airport transfers.
We take great care with the selection of our course teachers. It is important to us that they are caring and friendly in their approach as they are so important to the focus of your holiday. Many have been with us for several years and are very experienced at delivering a wonderful time to suit all participants.
Venues and Accommodation
We have carefully chosen accommodation over a period of years for friendliness and suitability for our holidays.
Peli Hotel with a large pool is right by Mavros Molos Beach, a small crescent shaped sandy beach with cafes. Rooms don't have sea views - the hotel is one block back from the beach. It is on the edge of the small town of Kasteli, so shops and services are in easy walking distance.
Mithimna Beach has a rural setting with a couple of tavernas and a mini market to hand. The beach is a mixture of shingle and sand. Accommodation is in studio rooms with kitchenettes close to a new purpose built yoga space. There's a 25 minute coastal walk to a fabulous pool overlooking the sea.
The Old Olive Mill is our home, in a village 35 minutes' walk inland from the beach. Accommodation is villa style in Stafilia House next to the Mill. It is set in private gardens and the mountain views are spectacular.
At all venues the rooms are owned by families and are quite homely to reflect the simplicity of life. You won't find fancy luxury items but the rooms are all en suite, with balconies, and gardens. You can make your own hot drinks, either with communal or private facilities and all rooms have fridges. If you need a hairdryer on a daily basis, we suggest you bring your own. Wi fi is available at or near to all Venues and there are internet cafes in Kasteli.
Food and Special Diets
All the food included in the holiday is vegetarian, either home made or local specialities. Juliet is often asked for recipes! Have a look at our Recipes & Books page for our monthly recipe.
Your health is important and if you have a restricted diet you don't want it to be a cause of anxiety on holiday. So, please tell us on your booking form what you cannot eat; then we can offer alternatives. We have managed a gluten free, diabetic, vegan diet receiving praise for the best ever muesli. We aim to to provide the same level of variety for everyone, regardless of diet. If you want, we'll give you Greek words to help you make choices in tavernas and cafes.
Bring Non-Participating Friends and Family
We welcome friends and family wanting to holiday with you. You may wish to stay at the venue but in accommodation of your choice - maybe a family room. We can help you make a suitable choice.