RELAXING WOMEN’S ONLY YOGA RETREAT IN KEFALONIA, GREECE

What you’ve all been waiting for! The most epic all female yoga holiday in the Greek Islands is here. We are spending a blissful week in Kefalonia – Greece, a breathtaking island in the Ionian Sea. Our retreat schedule is designed to help you relax and replenish with daily yoga, Pilates, healthy meals, fun wine tastings, and so much more.

Dates | 7-14 September 2024
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GREEK ISLANDS YOGA RETREAT: ITINERARY & LOCATION

Picture this. You wake up to the sound of mother nature, and make your way to the olive grove where a spacious yoga deck awaits your morning practice. Following an energising Vinyasa flow you indulge with a sumptuous brunch, whilst looking back on yesterday’s winery tour. You spend your afternoon relaxing in a hammock or enjoying a holiday read by one of the pools.

Then, after a little power nap and dip in the Ionian Sea you get ready for a poolside cocktail hour. Next, you’ll share an Al Fresco dinner with delicious home-made Greek food and perhaps a glass of (also home-made!) wine.. So far, you have only spent 2 days at this Greek Island Yoga Retreat, and any daily life stressors have melted away. Six more days of sunshine, yoga, wine, great food, and making genuine connections. Life is good..

 

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We can’t wait to swap stories at the dinner table with you!

GREEK ISLAND YOGA RETREAT ITINERARY

Firstly and foremost, this is your holiday! We absolutely LOVE it if all our guests participate in all activities, yoga and movement classes, meditations and communal dinners. However, we also know that sometimes you need a bit of space for yourself. Or, perhaps a longer sleep in. And that’s more than OK.

We encourage you to listen to your body and do what’s best for your body and your mindset.

Please note itinerary times might change slightly to accommodate suppliers on site.

Day 1 – 07 September ’24

3pm | Arrival and Welcome Drink
3 – 5pm | Meet and greet with your host, get settled into your room and take your first dip in the pool!
5pm | Slow Mo Yin-Style Class, to help melt away any jetlag and muscular tension from your travels.
7pm | Welcome Feast with Wine (or herbal tea/lemon water)

Day 2 – 08 September ’24

8.30am | Vinyasa Slow Flow
10.30am | Healthy Brunch
12pm | Massage Time Slots & Free Time
5 – 5.30pm | Meditation, 30 mins of mindful breathing to get you even more relaxed than you already are
6pm | Cocktail Hour (but really a wine hour) by the pool
7pm | Healthy Dinner

 

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Healthy Al-Fresco Dinners


Day 3 – 09 September ’24

8.30am | Vinyasa Slow Flow
10.30am | Healthy Brunch
12pm | Wine Tasting/Tour, we’ll whisk you away by private bus to a nearby winery where you will enjoy a lovely afternoon with a delicious wine tasting.
5pm | Surprise Guest at the villa, you’ll just have to wait and see…
7pm | Healthy Dinner

Day 4 – 10 September ’24

7.30am | Pilates & Stretches, work your deep core muscles and booty with an all-levels Pilates sesh followed by superb stretches to soothe your muscles.
8.30am |Healthy Breakfast
10.30am | Boat Excursion incl. food and drinks
6pm | Yin Class, restorative holds to unwind mind and body
7pm | Healthy Dinner

 

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Communal Area at Main Villa


Day 5 – 11 September ’24

8.30am | Stretch & Release, a slow mo style movement class that will leave you feeling relaxed all day
10.30am | Healthy Brunch
12pm | Massage Time Slots & Free Time
4pm | Sound Bath & Yoga Nidra
7pm | Taverna Night (Dinner in Greek Taverna) + vino

Day 6 – 12 September ’24

8.30am | Vinyasa Slow Flow
10.30am | Healthy Brunch
12pm | Massage Time Slots & Free Time
3pm | Optional visit / walk to Olive Press
6pm | Another Cocktail Hour that’s really a wine hour
7pm | Healthy Dinner

 

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One of the pools at the main villa


Day 7  – 13 September ’24

8.30am | Yogalates, an energising combo of the best yoga and Pilates moves, with juicy stretches at the end
10.30am | Healthy Brunch
12pm |
Massage Time Slots & Free Time
5pm | Meditation
7pm | Farewell Feast with glass of wine
(or herbal tea/lemon water)

Day 8 – 14 September ’24

7.30am | Slow Mo Flow
8.45am | Breakfast/Brunch
10am | Check Out and Departure

 

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Hammock Relaxation

RETREAT MEALS

Between your sumptuous vegetarian Brunches and Dinners, we’ll provide light afternoon snacks at the villas. Alternatively, there is a local mini-market down the road. You are welcome to use the self-catering facilities or treat yourself to a lunch at the local Panas Hotel or taverna. We promise, you won’t go hungry!

THE BEST YOGA RETREAT LOCATION IN GREECE: KEFALONIA

We might be a little biased, but we wholeheartedly believe our destination of choice will not disappoint. The villa is located on one of the largest Greek Islands, Kefalonia. Spartia Beach is a 300m walk away, and there are a handful of cafes and restaurants within walking distance of the villas.

When flying in from Australia, we highly recommend Emirates Airlines via Athens, with a connecting flight to Kefalonia. If you are planning to travel around Europe before the retreat, the UK offers direct flights to Kefalonia and you can also catch a ferry from Zakynthos. Please note flights are not included but we are happy to connect you with a local travel agent.

 

TRAVELLING ALONE?

Yes! We love that!

We equally understand that travelling solo can be a little scary, especially if it’s your first time venturing out on your own. Or perhaps it’s your first time venturing to Europe.

Whatever your situation, we welcome solo travellers with open arms and friendly faces. Many of our previous retreat guests have attended solo, and many are still enjoying those long-lasting bonds that were created during the retreat. Don’t take our word for it, just read our Google Reviews.

You can choose a private room all to yourself – or, if you prefer a twin room, we’ll pair you up with another solo traveller. No problem!

Browse our Google Reviews

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GREECE YOGA RETREAT: ACCOMMODATION, PRICING & YOUR HOST

In short: We have chosen a stunning retreat venue on the island of Kefalonia with several accommodation options dotted throughout the grounds. You will have access to a private pool, lush green grounds and the Ionian Sea within walking distance.

A beautiful and spacious undercover yoga deck is situated amongst olive groves, making it the perfect space for our yoga & Pilates sessions.

You will have the option to choose between private and shared accommodation with private or shared bathrooms.

 

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A Private Deluxe Room with Seaview and Private Bathroom

GREECE YOGA RETREAT INCLUSIONS:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • airport transfer (if arriving and departing on first and last day)
  • all yoga, Pilates, yogalates, stretch and meditation sessions
  • yoga mats and props available at the venue
  • 1 x yoga Nidra
  • welcome feast with wine (or lemon-infused water)
  • farewell feast with wine (or lemon-infused water)
  • daily brunch (starting on your first full day)
  • daily dinner (excl. departure day)
  • 1 x dinner at local Greek taverna
  • afternoon snacks
  • coffee, tea
  • 2 x cocktail hours (that are really wine hours..)
  • 60 minutes Ayurveda or relaxation massage
  • Retreat Here tank top
  • relaxing sound bath
  • a surprise guest…
  • winery visit and tasting
  • 1 no-frills wine tasting
  • olive oil press visit
  • boat excursion
  • plenty of free time, option to hire SUP’s & sea kayaks on the beach, explore the area or relax by the pool.

We believe life is best lived in balance, and as much as we love to eat healthy meals, we also love to enjoy local wines and support local wine makers at all our retreat destinations. That does not mean this is an all-inclusive or bottomless retreat. We want you to walk away from this experience feeling amazing and refreshed. Therefore, all wine inclusions are as per the itinerary, and you are welcome to purchase more wine at the venue or local market. It goes without saying that all alcoholic beverages are entirely optional.

NOT INCLUDED

  • flights
  • travel Insurance
  • any drinks and meals not part of the itinerary
  • kayak/SUP and other water-based activities not part of the schedule

 

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Yoga Deck in Olive Grove

RETREAT VENUE GREECE

We are so excited to head back to the beautiful island of Kefalonia for a fabulous all female Yoga Retreat. Our founder Sab actually went on honeymoon here back in 2016.. She knows firsthand how magnificent the scenery is, how friendly the people are and how delicious the food & wine is.

We believe Vericoco is the perfect venue for a Yoga Retreat in Greece as it offers guests a chance to relax with likeminded people whilst being surrounded by nature. The venue is set within olive groves and offers incredible views of the magnificent Mount Aenos, as well as the Ionian Sea.

With a shaded yoga deck, two pools, organic vegetable gardens, plenty of greenery and various nooks and lounge areas, there is ample space to retreat yourself for some quiet time, or connect with fellow retreat guests.

 

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View from one of the villas

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS AND RETREAT PRICE

Your home for the week features a variety of accommodation options, including 2 luxury villas (with pool) and stylish apartments.

Please note pricing is displayed in Euros to account for currency fluctuations.

Private Accommodation

  • Deluxe Room with Private Bathroom and Sea View: €2907 p.p. Sold Out
  • Standard Room with Shared Bathroom: €2707 p.p.

 

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One of the private bathrooms


Shared Accommodation

  • Deluxe Twin Room with Private Bathroom and Sea View: €2577 p.p. Sold Out
  • Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom: €2377 p.p. Sold Out
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Private Standard with Shared Bathroom
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Standard Twin (top bunk won’t be used) with shared bathroom

YOUR RETREAT HOST AND YOGA CLASSES

Your host, Yoga & Pilates teacher and go-to person for your yoga retreat in Kefalonia, Greece, is Sabijn Linssen (Sab). She is the founder of Retreat Here and has hosted countless yoga retreats and events. Sab loves the Greek Islands and has travelled to almost all of them. She appreciates good food and wine, and is a big believer of the importance of genuine human connection.

On top of that, she knows how important it is to listen to your own body, which reflects in her yoga classes.

Sab will guide you through daily yoga, meditation, some Pilates, as well as a yoga Nidra body scan meditation. Her classes are catered towards all-levels with a huge focus on mobility. Adjustments are provided to those who need it, and challenges given to those who want it.

 

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Sab – your retreat host and yoga & Pilates teacher

All yoga sessions are creatively and intelligently sequenced, and help to build strength & resilience in your body and mind. In the Vinyasa classes you’ll be working towards a peak pose, and Sab will take great care to help prepare your body for more challenging poses.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • $1000 (AUD) non refundable deposit required to secure your spot
  • full and final balance to be received 90 days prior to the start of the retreat
  • retreat prices are set in Euros to account for any currency fluctuations
  • remaining instalment(s) will be converted from Euros to Australian Dollars on the day the invoice is sent out to calculate your remaining balance in Euros
  • payments default to bank transfers, a 3% credit card surcharge will be added to your invoice if paying via credit or debit card
  • travel insurance is mandatory

READ OUR MOST RECENT GOOGLE REVIEWS

I have just finished my second retreat with Sab in the Yarra Valley and I have arrived home feeling healthy, relaxed and more than ready to tackle the week ahead.Once again, the weekend was full of incredible yoga/pilates, amazing food, like minded people and of course, wine!I’m already thinking about my next retreat. If you’re reading this review because you’re looking for a yoga/Pilates retreat either solo or with friends - then stop searching, you’ve found it!
Kirstin H.
Kirstin H.
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The 2023 Bali retreat was the third I’ve done with Retreat Here. I’ve another three more booked across the next 12 months. Sab is unpretentious and welcoming, with all levels of yoga accommodated. The catering is always amazing, regardless of which venue we are at. From the Victorian bush, to Bali beaches, and even a city -day retreat, there’s a destination for everyone. I’ve made great friendships through socialising, but also get to have solo time. Thanks Sab. You’re my go-to for yoga retreats.
Andrea J.
Andrea J.
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Back from a totally relaxing retreat in Bali with Retreat Here. The venue was amazing. The food was delicious and of course there were the cocktails! Sab’s daily yoga sessions were varied and fun. And I made a group of new friends. Highly recommend!
Dianne P.
Dianne P.
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It’s all about Balance… Be prepared to relax and enjoy!! Thank you to our beautiful Sab for the most blissful yoga retreat in Bali. Sab provides high quality yoga catered to the mood and mindset of her guests for all varied levels & Pilates uplifting (literally my butt) & invigorating. The carefully planned schedule was absolutely perfect allowing plenty of YOU time whether it be massages by the pool or a bintang, reading a book in peace or cocktails with plenty of laughter, adventuring out or chilling with the girls. The venue was perfect, our host/staff incredibly accommodating, the plant based food exquisite & plentiful and the friendships made with my fellow yogis memorable and life lasting. What an amazing group of incredible women to experience this beautiful adventure together. To take time out just for me was one of the best decisions I’ve made & with Sab’s support, guidance & making this all about you, I felt peace & a clearer mindset. It helped me feel relaxed, refreshed rebalanced & reinvigorating. This is my 3rd Retreat with Sab & Retreat Here. I can’t highly recommend her enough. With the care & thought she puts into her retreats & how she has bought such a positive change into my life. Thank you Sab for helping me find my Zen & some much needed ME time, I can’t wait for Greece 2024 🙏
Kellie Jo S.
Kellie Jo S.
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Retreat Here is my go to recommendation for yoga retreats. I have returned from an amazing time at the inaugural Bali retreat which was held in Uluwatu. Sab brought the most fabulous group of women together for the week which consisted of lots of conversations by the pool, daily yoga, pilates, massages, gorgeous food, cocktails and plenty of laughter.As usual, the classes were balanced and well paced for a range of levels. The accommodation was stunning and I returned feeling relaxed with some fantastic new relationships that have continued beyond the retreat.If you have any concerns as a solo traveller, there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Sab is welcoming, warm and always manages to create the perfect environment for everyone to thrive and get what they need from the retreat.
Kris H.
Kris H.
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We had a fantastic experience in the Yarra Valley. Sab always hosts a fun, relaxed time with excellent food and yoga. We also had a delicious wine tasting and enjoyed the valley views!
Anna P.
Anna P.
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Extremely relaxing, casual, rejuvenating and laid back. Great yoga sessions & tasty wine! Thank you!
Zowie B.
Zowie B.
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I said I will be back and I was. Thanks for another relaxing and nourishing weekend.
Pam D.
Pam D.
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HIGHLY recommend Sab and her STUNNING RETREATS. The yoga, accommodation, food, wine and landscape has left me wanting more....AMAZING! A very special weekend away - with an incredibly inspiring host (Sab) and all the fabulously fun women. Loved it! I'll be booking another:)
Martina J.
Martina J.
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This would have to be one of those experiences that I would highly recommend. It was beautifully organised with an amazing yoga instructor Sab. The Venu in the Otways was simply pure bliss. We had yoga before dinner on the day you arrived. The next day we practice more yoga in the morning before breakfast and a simply relaxing session before dinner at night. The rest was your time to relax, unwind and simply do what you want to do. It's you retreat! The private Chef cooked up delicious Vegan flavoursome meals that were presented beautifully. This retreat is a excellent way to unwind, relax, detox, meet new people and take up a great practice, yoga. If you are a wanting to to try something new like yoga or love yoga I highly recommend Sab @retreathere. You will not be disappointed.
meg D.
meg D.
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Sab is a wonderfully vibrant and humble host who truly goes out of her way to make each of her retreat guests feel comfortable, relaxed and connected to their own intentions and desired from the experience. With well thought out yoga sequences and sessions integrated into the retreat, she ensures that each of her guests is grounded and benefits holistically from all the aspects of yoga - including relaxing yin yoga, beautiful morning flows, deeply relaxing yoga nidra and opportunities to explore different methods of asana and mindfulness. This retreat is for anyone that loves yoga (and amazing food/wine)! But also for those who may be new to the practice, as she skillfully guides and facilitates connection to the self and your own experience of each asana/flow. Sab thoughtfully holds space for each of her retreat guests, encouraging true self love and personal time through the abundance of opportunities to connect meaningfully with others, indulge in delicious and nutritious meals, giggle over a glass of bubbles, but also time to just be (however that looks for each of us), with plenty of space for you time. Her enthusiastic and encouraging nature means there is no pressure or expectations, other than making the most of this time for yourself! I truly recommend this retreat to anyone seeking some time away from their busy lives to just be, connect with other wonderful women, find embodiment through yoga and relaxation at its best! Thanks so much Sab, I will definitely be coming to your retreats again! xox
Samantha N.
Samantha N.
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I have been on multiple retreats now through Retreat Here and will continue to do so as each retreat is fantastic - they are thoughtfully scheduled, with a great balance between unscheduled time, classes and group socialisation time. Sab is genuine and welcoming and you can easily attend solo, knowing that the other attendees are going to be like minded and the company enjoyable.The most recent retreat held down in the Mornington Peninsula was a delight. The venue was outstanding and Sab's classes catered to all levels of proficiency, as always. The included meals were a highlight, as was the location.I highly recommend Retreat Here if you are looking for an extremely well run yoga escape.
Kris H.
Kris H.
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Went to my first retreat in the Otways in December- Great to meet Sab and the gang! The retreats are curated to give everyone time to relax, do yoga, make friends and enjoy delicious/healthy food. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly- would definitely recommend these retreats!
Luci G.
Luci G.
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Had a fabulous time at this women's only yoga retreat. The food was delicious, the accommodation and surrounds beautiful and the yoga restoring and energising. Oh, and the delicious wine and cocktail making class were good too. Sab sets a really lovely vibe - the whole weekend felt both relaxed and decadent. Have already booked the next one! Highly recommend.
Rachel R.
Rachel R.
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Sab (The Founder) was welcoming, knowledgeable and so much fun to retreat with. The food and wine/ cocktails were amazing and everyone was so impressed with the balance between wellness and having cheeky fun. We had freedom to explore the area / alone time / laughs together at the dinner table and structured well thought out yoga classes that was ultimately body healing and relaxing.
Johanna W.
Johanna W.
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I had a fabulous time on this retreat and am already looking to book in the next one! Sab has created a truly unique experience that I can’t recommend highly enough. The yoga was thoughtfully curated, food amazing and delicious and you couldn’t get a more beautiful setting than the Yarra Valley. Thanks Sab, I felt truly relaxed and rejuvenated!
Rebecca Le F.
Rebecca Le F.
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Fantastic set up and deliverance, massive compliments to Sab and Vanessa. The staff cant wait for you to return
Filippo A.
Filippo A.
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The retreat was so amazing! I had the best time, yoga, food&wine were absolutely divine and Sab was a fantastic host ☺️I will definitely book another one later in the year!
barbara D.
barbara D.
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What can I say, Sab is amazing!! From the moment we arrived at Cheeky Fox Retreat we were able to switch off and relax. Our yoga sessions were tailored to the level of the group, with options to advance if the individual needed. The food was amazing, so full of flavor and yummy! Thank you Sab, we will be back!
Chalice M.
Chalice M.
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What a weekend, great venue at the Cheeky Fox, great host with Sab from Retreat Here, we had the best time, relaxed, exercised, well fed and not forgetting the wine, thanks again, we will be back next year!
Christie M.
Christie M.
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An amazing retreat experience with yoga classes, relaxation time, great food and wine in a beautiful location. Sab is a fabulous host and an awesome yoga instructor. I have now been on 3 retreats by myself and cannot recommend highly enough!
Kay Lee S.
Kay Lee S.
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Wonderful experience at the Cheeky Fox Retreat with Sab! It was an enjoyable and relaxing weekend of wine and dine and of course yoga. It was great spending time at the retreat and was amazing meeting a group of lovely ladies! Will definitely be back next year!
Grace L.
Grace L.
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I had the most wonderful time at this retreat! Sab is extremely organised and caring, really made the weekend feel special and a space to switch off. I highly recommend this retreat and look forward to attending another in the future. Also, the food was divine!!!
This would have to be one of those experiences that I would highly and confidently recommend. It was tastefully organised with an amazing yoga instructor Sabin, and daily yoga sessions indoor and outdoor, complimented with great venue, The Cheeky Fox retreat. A beautiful house in the Yarra Valley, daily in house chefs putting together such flavoursome meals, healthy and presented beautifully. Great activities were planned for each day, life drawing session, winery visits and lunches. Great way to unwind, relax, detox, meet new people and take up a great practice, yoga. If you are a foodie, wine lover and wanting to to try something new like yoga or love yoga I highly recommend @retreathere.
Wahida R.
Wahida R.
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Thankyou Sab for hosting such a wonderfully relaxing weekend! The yoga was just what I needed, and it was great to try a variety of classes (yin, flow, nidra, and sound healing). There was no hectic schedule or pressure to do any activities you didnt want to, so was perfect for a bit of backyard sunning and reading. The food was AMAZING, I cant speak any higher of the wonderful chefs from @madame_feasts who provided delicious canapes, mains and desserts all paired with perfect wines. The venue at the Summer House was beautiful, and nice and close to the beautiful coastline for beach walks. I would come back again in a heartbeat!!
Caz O.
Caz O.
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Highly recommended experience! The yoga and wine retreat day tour with Sab was amazing and I came back home that day with a wide smile on my face, my heart filled with good vibes and my mind nourished with good information about Yarra Valley wines and the wine industry. Melbourne’s countryside and Yarra Valley have so much to offer and discover!.... thanks Sab for organizing these amazing trips, such an interesting opportunity to have fun, learn and discover. Yoga and wine retreats are an innovative combination of outdoor yoga (or in case of rain, barrel room yoga!), wine degustations and stunning landscapes.The logistics of the trip was impeccably organised by Sab plus our van driver was a very friendly lady, responsible and knowledgeable. When we arrived at the first stop, we had a beautiful yoga class taught by Sab, I can tell she is the warmest person, her class was inclusive to all levels, and it doesn't matter if you are new at yoga or regular practitioner, everyone will enjoy this session !!! Sab is a sweet and caring teacher.After the class we had the first wine tasting guided by an expert sommelier.Later, we visited a second vineyard with a cozy restaurant settled just in the middle of the green vines, what and amazing panorama!! We enjoyed a delicious lunch with a glass of wine of our choice, that was a great treat! (You have options to cover different dietary needs, food is delicious and dish presentation is gourmet quality.)Finally, we went to a third place where we had a final wine tasting at a large table with all the beautiful ladies participating in the retreat.Personally, I had nobody to accompany me on this adventure, so I went there by myself but I never ever felt lonely. The rest of the group were so nice and friendly ! You have a chance to meet new people, have chats and tons of fun and laughs. Plus, Sab is always there willing to help you when you need it.Last but not least, looking at the price of the yoga and wine tour and the inclusions, it really is great value.Like I said above, I highly recommend this yoga retreat with Sab and I will repeat it as soon as possible!Much loveCecilia
Ceci A.
Ceci A.
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I went on this yoga retreat know one other lady plus of course Sab - I came away having forged some lovely friendships with 5 other ladies as well. The Summer House is absolutely perfect for this retreat location, the food cooked up on Saturday by our personal chefs was amazing and the laughs and of course wine and yoga was just what we all needed. I can't wait to do it all again in March :)
Heidi R.
Heidi R.
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A wonderful weekend with Sab and a fabulous group of ladies I had never met before! It doesn't get much better than a Retreat Here Yoga & Wine Retreat! The Summer House in Torquay was beautiful and the food was amazing! Apart from being an awesome yoga instructor, Sab ensured everyone got what they wanted from the weekend. Lots of laughs, time to relax (be it a nap, a walk or time to read a book), a couple of wines with dinner and of course, plenty of yoga. I had the most enjoyable time and I can't wait for the next retreat in March 2021!
Kay Lee S.
Kay Lee S.
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Great yoga class, and well organised trip to the Bellarine Peninsula. The ferry ride across was a great way to go, and the wine tasting was good too, with a knowledgeable host.
Sarah D.
Sarah D.
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All for O.
All for O.
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I joined the yoga and champagne breakfast sessions and I think it was awesome. Sab is a great instructor, her class is catered for all levels. I love that she takes her time to check on her students and check our alignments. She is very friendly too! Great vibes from both the yoga class and the breakfast.
Sherly L.
Sherly L.
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My mum and I had such a wonderful experience at Sab’s Yoga and Champagne event in St.Kilda. I would definitely do it again and recommend highly to anyone thinking about doing it. Thanks so much Sab!
Hannah O.
Hannah O.
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I recently joined Yoga and champagne breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed it!! Sab is an excellent Yoga instructor and her class caters for different levels.I was a bit rusty as I hadn’t done yoga in a while, and felt great afterwards.Sab is friendly and welcoming (and easy to communicate with before the event), and so were the rest of the group! I highly recommend joining!
jessica M.
jessica M.
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Another wonderful and well organised yoga and wine retreat. Summer House was a beautiful place to stay. Had a lovely relaxing weekend.. wine and yoga perfect combination. Thanks Sab and Clare.
Cecilia P.
Cecilia P.
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Retreat here events are such a great way to slow down and be in the moment after a busy week at work. I felt so relaxed and reenergised after the yoga session and loved meeting new people of a delicious meal.
Tegan M.
Tegan M.
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My friend and I had a wonderful time on our weekend retreat in Torquay. Yoga, a wine tour, great food, lovely accommodation- what’s not to love? And it was all great value. Thanks so much Sab and Claire - we’ll be back!
Catriona M.
Catriona M.
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Great yoga & wine event at Glamp bar. Perfect combination of good yoga, good wine and a great group of people. I will definitely be attending another event!
Louise T.
Louise T.
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If you're looking for a relaxing getaway that won't cost a fortune, look no further. I've been lucky enough to go on two yoga and wine retreats with retreat here. The first was in Nov 2018 at the Yarra Valley lodge and the second, which I won as a door prize, was for the galloping retreat at Balgownie Estate last weekend. Both retreats were well organised, the location, food, wine & yoga were all superb. It was so lovely to just relax, meet and spend time with like-minded people. Sab, Claire & Bethany you're all doing an amazing job and I wish you luck for all your future events. Looking forward to booking in another retreat some time soon! :)
Vesna V
Vesna V
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I recently went on a yoga and wine day trip to the Bellarine Peninsula with Sab from Retreat Here and couldn’t recommend it highly enough! The yoga class was amazing (thanks Claire!) complete with a stunning view, the company was fantastic, and the wine and food were delicious. Thank you Sab for organising such a great day out, I thoroughly enjoyed the day and the combo of yoga and and wine is just perfect. I’ll definitely be coming to more events! :)
Angela P.
Angela P.
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I attended a Yoga and Wine event at the Glamping Bar in Melbourne CBD and I was not disappointed!Such a great concept and a great opportunity to meet like minded folk.Everyone was so welcoming and I would thoroughly recommend this group for anyone with a passion for yoga and a good wine!Lucy :)
Lucy B.
Lucy B.
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I recently attended a yoga and wine day trip to the Bellarine Peninsula with Retreat Here. From the moment I expressed an interest in joining this excursion, I found Sabijn and her team to be very professional, welcoming and accommodating. The day itself was well organised, fun and filled with delicious wines and food of a very high standard. I look forward to attending many more of the events organised by the team and would recommend this event for a nice weekend escape, fun with friends and the perfect balance of yoga and wine (together, at last! 🙏🍷!!)
Keeley W.
Keeley W.
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Attended a great yoga and essential oils workshop a few weeks ago. Sab is well organised and a lovely lady! Highly recommend checking out their future events, I’ll definitely be back.
Bianca Maree Y.
Bianca Maree Y.
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Sab is a true professional, she took care of me throughout the entire trip. She made sure I was well fed (with good food), had plenty of wine and offered 4 star room all to myself! Her attentiveness and friendly communication made it a pleasure to work with her.
Enjoyed a well-organised and fun yoga & wine retreat with Sab & Claire - highly recommended!
Linda B.
Linda B.
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Retreat Here organised a fabulous retreat for our business Mums Who Wine in Daylesford. Sab made it absolutely seamless, she was attentive, punctual and always available to assist. The manager of the venue when we attended the retreat even made comment that Sab was the best agent he had ever dealt with, making it so easy on their end. Very thankful and could not recommend Retreat Here more highly.
Mark O.
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Working with Sab at Retreat Here made planning my Yarra Valley yoga event a breeze. She took care of all communications with the venue, worked out the retreat schedule and itinerary and crunched the numbers for me. I'm excited to be working with her on my next retreat in Tuscany and Bendigo.
Claire M.
Claire M.
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Sab was fantastic with her product choice and knowledge for what I needed for my trip.Kept me informed and up-to-date, right up to my departure date from Australia.Highly recommended for any kind of travel planning. Great Service. Thank-you Sab.
Simon
Simon
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Very quick to assist us and provided a lot of great ideas!We were not looking for a Wellness Retreat ourselves, but more of a relaxation holiday (I suppose that is kind of a wellness retreat..), the quotes and itinerary provided was exactly what we were looking for, and easily updated when we had other thoughts or ideas.Highly recommend!
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UNCOVER THE BEST REASONS WHY TO BOOK A YOGA RETREAT IN GREECE

We understand choosing the right yoga retreat for you can be overwhelming. With so many beautiful destinations in the world, and a variety of retreat experiences, it’s important you do your research.

But if you are considering going on a women’s yoga retreat in Greece, you couldn’t have chosen a better destination! While Greece is known for its sun-kissed islands, rich history, and vibrant culture – landing it high on many travel wish lists – it offers so much more. As the birthplace of democracy, philosophy and the home to the first summer Olympic Games in 1896, Greece has shaped many cornerstones of Western civilisation.

With landmarks like the iconic Parthenon and the wisdom of ancient philosophers like Socrates, Greece is a living museum of mythical tales and heroic legends.

Additionally, the Greek Islands, dotted like emeralds across the Aegean and Ionian Seas, attract many travellers with the promise of unparalleled beauty and soulful rejuvenation. Often featuring ancient ruins and unspoiled coastlines, these islands perfectly blend past and present.

As the largest of the Ionian Islands and sixth largest in Greece, Kefalonia features some of the Greek Islands’ most awe-inspiring landscapes, from the pristine turquoise waters of Myrtos Beach to the mystical depths of Melissani Cave. 

Thanks to plenty of wildlife and greenery, Kefalonia isn’t just any location. The island provides a retreat for the soul, where you can find peace, purpose and rejuvenation amongst the most breathtaking backdrop possible.

Catering to both yoga novices and seasoned practitioners, our yoga retreat in Kefalonia is a magnificent choice for women who need a well-deserved and relaxing break in a beautiful location.

You will find nourishment for your body and mind, whilst creating new connections with fellow yoga and wine lovers, and – of course – with the lovely locals.

INTRODUCING VERICOCO: YOUR KEFALONIA WELLNESS SANCTUARY

Just 300m from the serene Spartia Beach, Vericoco retreat sits enveloped by lush olive groves, set against the dramatic Mount Aenos and the sparkling Ionian Sea. Vericoco goes beyond being a mere retreat venue; it is a curated creative space facilitating your path to a well-balanced escape.

Let’s explore eight reasons you should consider this exclusive women’s-only yoga retreat in Kefalonia, Greece.

 

8 REASONS WHY TO BOOK THIS WOMEN’S-ONLY YOGA RETREAT IN KEFALONIA, GREECE

As you ponder your next wellness retreat, consider what truly matters to you. Are you seeking an oasis of tranquillity, a community of like-minded women, or perhaps a balanced blend of relaxation and adventure?  Our yoga retreat in Kefalonia offers all this, and more. 

Here are eight reasons why Greece should be your next destination for a yoga retreat:

1. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN NATURE’S TRANQUILITY

For starters, imagine waking up to the soothing sounds of the Ionian Sea gently lapping against the shore, birds chirping in the surrounding olive groves, and the morning sun casting its golden glow. Enjoying a yoga retreat in Kefalonia allows you to connect with the elements instantly. Whether you start your day with sun salutations on the open-air deck or take a relaxing meditative walk by the sea, you’re in the perfect setting to rejuvenate your senses and reconnect with your authentic self.

2. EMBRACE THE BEAUTY OF THE IONIAN SEA AND MOUNT AENOS

Kefalonia is not just any location; this stunning Greek island will capture your heart with its dramatic mountain landscapes and mesmerising blue sea. Our retreat grants you the chance to immerse yourself in yoga sessions set against lush scenery, or find your zen through meditation while listening to the soothing sounds of the Ionian Sea. 

Envision a yoga practice where you sync your breath with the sea’s natural ebb and flow, allowing any tension to melt away. Your week in Greece might just be the perfect opportunity to unplug your phone in order to fully recharge your own batteries.

3. A UNIQUE BLEND OF RELAXATION AND ADVENTURE

Our women’s yoga holiday in Kefalonia offers a different type of retreat experience. Your time at Vericoco retreat will feature a balanced blend of yoga styles, from energetic Vinyasa flows to calming Yin classes to unwind your mind and body.

And your wellness adventure doesn’t stop there.

You can also enjoy Pilates, stretch and release classes, yoga Nidra, and a relaxing sound bath. Plus, you will indulge in a 60-minutes relaxation massage as part of your retreat inclusions. Finally, our boat excursion gives you a chance to explore some of the island’s magnificent coastline, whilst taking a refreshing dip in the sea. 

All activities have been lovingly designed to renew your body, mind, and spirit. Want a little more adventure? There’s ample free time to explore the surrounding area and maybe hire a SUP or kayak?

4. LIMITED GROUP SIZE FOR PERSONALISED ATTENTION

While many retreats offer only surface-level benefits, we pride ourselves in creating smaller group retreats with an absolute maximum of 14 participants. With limited spots available, you’re assured an intimate, serene experience. This boutique approach means your yoga practice receives the focus it deserves, your dietary needs are fully catered to, and you have the chance for a truly personalised retreat experience. With fewer participants, you can also form deeper, more meaningful connections with other attendees, often resulting in lifetime friendships.

5. ENJOY LUXURY WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

Imagine stepping off the plane and being enveloped in the warm Greek air, knowing that every detail of your stay has been impeccably arranged for you. From hassle-free airport transfers (available on the first and last day of the retreat) to settling into your cosy on-site accommodation, feel your stress dissolve from the moment you arrive. 

Furthermore, indulge in a curated itinerary that includes daily yoga and Pilates classes, wine tastings, and even a scenic boat excursion – all without breaking the bank. Our Greek yoga retreat offers a luxury experience that allows you to splurge on the finer things in life guilt-free.

6. IMMERSE IN LOCAL CULTURE

Spending time at a yoga retreat in the Greek Islands offers a wellness boost and a cultural immersion. How about diving into the vibrant Greek culture firsthand? If you have the time, we highly recommend a pre-retreat city escape to Athens. Envision spending your evenings enjoying local activities in picturesque settings while getting a real taste of the city’s deep-rooted history and traditions.

7. SAVOUR AUTHENTIC GREEK CUISINE AND HEALTHY MEALS, AS WELL AS SOME INDULGENCE

If you love food, you’ll love our retreats! Prepare your palette for something special. Every meal you partake in is a delightful odyssey into the varied and delicious world of Greek gastronomy. Get ready to relish homemade dishes meticulously prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. From traditional Al Fresco dinners to a diverse selection of local homemade wines, your taste buds are in for a treat. 

In addition, you’ll enjoy a local night at a traditional taverna, and indulge a little with local wine tastings.

Our retreats are all about balance. We take pride in feeding our guests healthy yet delicious meals, but also giving them the option for some indulgence. Because life is also about enjoying some of the finer things in life – guilt free.

8. GET INVOLVED AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE

By now, you already know that our yoga group retreats offer a balanced itinerary that caters to your inner adventurer and peace-seeker. From movement and meditation sessions to poolside relaxation, we will make your retreat a journey of diverse experiences.

However, we always like to emphasise that every retreat you book with us is very much YOUR getaway. If you prefer a snooze in the morning instead of joining one of the yoga classes, we won’t judge. If you retreat yourself with a book instead of socialising, we won’t judge. You are in charge.

So there you have it – our eight top reasons why to book this women’s only yoga retreat in Kefalonia.

 


GREECE YOGA RETREAT FAQs

WHY WE HAVE CHOSEN KEFALONIA FOR OUR GREEK YOGA RETREAT?

Besides the fact that you can practise your asanas in one of the most beautiful settings on earth, the island has an international airport with fantastic connections from many destinations. We’ve travelled around Kefalonia ourselves and therefore know the beauty and tranquility it has to offer. We can also vouch for the fantastic food you’ll find all around the island. And finally, Kefalonia’s deep history and the soothing sounds of nature make it a one-of-a-kind haven to rejuvenate.

WHICH AIRPORT SHOULD I FLY INTO?

Kefalonia only has one airport – Kefalonia International Airport Anna Pollatou. The airport code is EFL.

There are connections from some of the major cities in Europe, such as London, Rome, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam and of course Athens. There are also several ferry connections to Kefalonia from mainland Greece, and nearby islands.

CAN YOU RECOMMEND ANY SIGHTS OR VILLAGES TO VISIT IN KEFALONIA?

There are many villages in Kefalonia that are worth a visit. From cute coastal towns to villages in the mountains, our top picks of must-see sights in Kefalonia are:

  • Argostoli: with cobble-stoned streets and plenty of shops, Kefalonia’s capital is worth a day trip to grab some souvenirs or enjoy a sumptuous brunch.
  • Assos: a seaside village in the Northwestern part of the island, Assos is one of the prettiest town in – dare we say – Greece! You’ll find restaurants near the waterfront, beautiful bougainvillea-lined streets and colourful houses. Plus, the ruins of the Venetian Castle of Assos make this town a must-see in our opinion.
  • Sami: this coastal town boasts the second largest port of Kefalonia, and it’s the perfect destination for a visit to the caves of Dragati and Melissani, as well as one of the finest beaches on the island.
  • Fiskardo: in the northern part of Kefalonia lies Fiskardo, a lovely village not to be missed during your travels in Greece. The town has a historical harbour with many great fish restaurants, and it’s the ideal place to rent a boat.

WHAT’S THE BEST TIME TO GO ON A YOGA RETREAT IN GREECE?

May or September are ideal months for a Greek Islands yoga retreat. The weather is warm, and tourist crowds in Kefalonia are less busy, providing a serene environment. It’s also perfect for outdoor activities, like boat trips and nature walks.

IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL SOLO AS A WOMAN IN GREECE?

Yes. Whereas we can never predict what can happen at any given time, we do believe Kefalonia is a safe destination for solo female travellers. Vericoco – the retreat venue – provides a secure and peaceful setting for your stay, and the owners prioritise the safety of our guests. With its low crime rate and welcoming locals, you can feel at ease in Kefalonia as a solo female traveller. 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A YOGA RETREAT?

The purpose of our yoga retreats is to allow you the opportunity to deepen your yoga skills in a relaxing environment. It could also be that you simply want a relaxing getaway that offers you a chance to practice yoga daily, without the ‘deep-dive’. You will connect with like-minded people in a spectacular location, share stories at the dinner table, and return home with new-found friendships.

We’re not just about hitting yoga poses here. Along with yoga, you’ll enjoy meditation sessions and mindfulness practices to connect with your body and breath. Oh, and did we mention some well-deserved luxuries too? Think poolside cocktail hours and sumptuous local dishes. After a yoga retreat, you’ll walk away not just rested but inspired to face your daily responsibilities with renewed focus and drive.

CAN I JOIN YOUR GREECE RETREAT AS A BEGINNER?

Absolutely! Our yoga retreats are inclusive, catering to all skill levels, and are set up so beginners can thrive. While guided by seasoned teachers and a focused environment, you can begin with modified versions of each pose. You’ll also be surrounded by a supportive and non-judgemental community, with many women in the same situation as you.

Join us for a transformational experience in Kefalonia, Greece. A women’s yoga group retreat isn’t just a vacation. Press pause on daily life and learn how to find balance in your life. Book your spot today and embark on a journey that invests in your well-being, promising memories that will last a lifetime.