We take you on two outings around Chania to enrich your senses with the beauty of the island.
Each Excursion Day has two options that you can choose from.
The Monastery Hike
Find inspiration and fresh perspective through gazing over the sea cliffs and hiking on the winding paths which pass by ancient ruins and untouched landscape. This epic hike ends with a refreshing swim in the Aegean Sea.
Balos is famous for its turquoise waters, the wild natural beauty and the beautiful exotic scenery.
City or Sea
Boat Ride & Snorkeling
Immerse yourself into the mediterranean with a boat trip, cruise over the water with the majestic mountains in view on the island (sometimes with snow still on top) we will explore beaches and bring along some snorkels to see some underwater wonders.
Wine Tasting (additional fee of €25 for this option)
Travel to a local winery for a unique Greek experience. Taste a wonderful combination of 5 different local wines perfectly matched with fine fresh and matured local cheeses.
Each villa is stocked with yummy and healthy goodies for a do it yourself breakfast. Get up when you want and help yourself to a variety of tea, coffee, juice, cereal, yogurt, eggs from the chickens that live at the villas, breads and nut butters, for a variety of dietary needs.
Lunch and Dinner is delivered to the villas in a main area everyone brings their own plates from their houses, we dine together.
There are two packed lunches on excursion days and we will take one evening to go out on the town and eat dinner at one of the beautiful harbourside restaurants in the historic port town.
All of our food is locally sourced from the Island of Crete and prepared by a local chef. He considers all dietary needs and allergies and provides a well balanced diet to rejuvenate, cleanse and keep your body nourished. We also have a vegetable garden and chickens at the Villas so you can gather your own eggs and veggies for some extra breakfast flourish.
How do you reserve your spot?
Register Here with this link, tell us about yourself, we want to get to know you. As soon as we have your registration details we will provide you with the best way to pay depending on which country you are coming from. We accept payment forms from all over the world. Payment in full is due to confirm your place. We will keep in close communication with you once you have registered to answer any more questions,
provide you with a full packing list and let you know of any essentials you should know or bring.
Registering for BOTH retreat weeks
Take advantage of the 4 days off to really take in the beauty of the island. The 4 days (3 nights) between the retreats, consist of departure day from week 1 , 2 days off, then arrival day for week 2. You can choose to take these days to go off and adventure around Crete or beyond. Or you can book your room for the break days and stay to chill at the villas and have short daytrips around Chania, of which there are many. Accommodation on break days are booked out on a first serve basis, so if you want to stay with us on break days please let us know as soon as possible. Prices vary depending on your room type. Food is not provided on the break days. Our return retreaters discount (€150 off) will apply to your tuition on the second week.
50% refund up 60 days before the1st day of retreat
25% refund up to 30 days before the 1st day of the retreat
In extreme circumstances (such as illness, injury, or death in the family), we will provide special refund options if given proof or medical records.
Crete is a very safe island, you do not need to get any vaccinations and there is no visa required, you DO NEED to have at least six months left before your passport expires.
You have a choice of two airports in coming to the beautiful island of Crete. Chania Airport – 30 minute drive from accommodation Heraklion Airport – 2.5 hour bus journey across Crete, we will pick you up at bus depot which is 15 minutes from the accommodation. The bus costs €15.50 each way and leaves every 30 minutes.
Both airports are easy to travel into and out of if the connections work out easily enough fly into Chania we suggest going there. However, some European cities fly direct to Heraklion, so the added bus journey may actually work out to be easier. If you have questions about what the best option is we are happy to answer questions.
Please aim to arrive / depart to / from airport or bus station between 8am-8pm on the official Arrival day / Departure day. If you arrive outwith these times you will need to arrange your own transportation to / from the accommodation.