7 Nights Yoga Holiday in Santorini, Greece

Come and relax on our 7 night yoga holiday in Santorini. Stay at a stunning villa with views looking out to the Aegean Sea below. An outdoor pool with space to relax in the sun or shade. Explore hiking the infamous hillside villages of Oia and Thira, try some local wines, enjoy a day sailing around the Caldera and don't forget those breathtaking sunsets. And yoga...of course!

Join us on our sunshine yoga holiday in Santorini. The wonderful heart-warming people of Greece, the food, and the stunning scenery make it a very special location to retreat to. There really is nothing else quite like it than our 7 nights retreat in Santorini.

The days are yours on our summer yoga retreat to do as you please. Our venue for 2024 is a private villa with amazing 180 degree views of the Aegean Sea and a 20-minute walk into Thira. There is an outdoor pool with wonderful views to relax and read a good book.  Or you can walk into Thira where there are many cobbled little mews with shops, cafes and stunning views of the Caldera, relax by taking in the sights here. In Oia you can do the same, both are white-washed villages stacked on the volcanic hillside facing the Caldera that is infamous.

Head into Thira or Oia for one of the evening meals out to experience the beauty of the Caldera. Also included is a 8km pilgrimage walk between Oia and Thira, culminating at sunset at Skaros Rock for sunset meditation and spectacular views. Enjoy optional wine-tasting of local Santorini wines amongst the vines at sunset.

On your yoga holiday to Greece, we highly recommend a day sailing around the Caldera on a yacht (not included in the price) and this can be done privately or in a group booking with others to make things more affordable. For the more adventurous and to enjoy complete freedom, you can decide to hire a quad bike, scooter or car and take a drive around the Island and visit the volcanic black sandy beaches and historic sites.  It’s your yoga holiday to Santorini, so be as active or relaxed as you like.

We bring our own chef and include all breakfasts, 5 evening meals and 3 lunches, drinking water with meals, plus of course, twice daily yoga either in our indoor yoga shala or outside to enjoy the views.

Santorini is an expensive Island, and the shops have some lovely things that might tempt you. For the two evening meals out there is a choice of expensive and more affordable options depending on your budget.

Thinking of joining us on our Santorini yoga retreat?  Read our 7 reasons to visit Santorini here! 

Read what reviewer Queen of Retreats has to say about our Sunshine yoga holiday Santorini

  • Location

    Location
    Thira, Santorini

  • Season

    Season
    Summer

  • Duration

    Duration
    7 nights

  • Group size

    Group size
    9 - 11

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation
    Private villa

  • Meeting Point

    Meeting Point
    Venue in Santorini

  • Yoga level

    Yoga level
    All levels

  • Activity level

    Activity level
    All levels

  • Food

    Food
    Veggie/plant-based

  • Carbon Footprint

    Carbon Footprint
    702Kgs

From £1399
Female
Male
Couples

PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING:

INSTALMENT PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE 

Twin room prices are based on two people sharing with two single beds.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Please buy a travel insurance policy that works for you in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

More info about your yoga holiday in Santorini

Excursions included in the price:

10km pilgrimage from Oia to Thira:
With stunning views of the Caldera the whole way. Culminating by Skaros Rock for stunning sunset meditation over the Caldera.
(taxis to start location included)

Not included in the price:

We recommend a few excursions to make your holiday even more memorable:

Yacht cruise around the Caldera – A must!

Relax on a large luxury catamaran and be wined and dined whilst sailing around the bay of the Caldera. Take a dip in the natural hot springs from the live volcano. Swim in stunning turquoise waters. The price includes travel to the port, lunch or seafood and veggie BBQ, free drinks and a day on the yacht.
Price: From around €175.
Price TBC for 2024

Wine tasting – a fun evening pre-dinner: 

Try a wine-tasting evening amongst the vines to enjoy the local Santorini wines and a perfect sunset amongst new friends.

Things to do in Santorini

  • An early evening at the spiritual rock in Thira to watch the sunset
  • An afternoon spent wandering and meandering around Thira – taking in the views of the Caldera
  • An afternoon spent wandering and meandering around Oia – taking in the views of the Caldera
  • Relax on one of the volcanic beaches and swim in the sea
  • Relax by the outdoor pool and take in the views
  • Hire a scooter/quad/car hire and explore the Island
  • Visit Akrotiri – the ruins
  • Visit beaches Perissa, Kamari
  • Read our blog about what to eat in Santorini

For other extra activities – please ask and we will arrange or find out the price for you

Everyone arrives at different times on arrival day, so settle in and get ready for the welcome meeting and evening meal with the group.  Yoga starts the next morning and continues throughout the week. People leave at different times on the last day so the last yoga class will be in the evening on the last night, before the final dinner.

Santorini is an expensive Island but also a beautiful one and worth a visit to see the Caldera and the white and blue-washed churches and buildings.

Below is a typical daily schedule with individual days activities

8.00 - 9.30am

Morning Yoga

9.30am

Breakfast served by the pool

10.30am – 5pm

Time to explore Oia or other local towns, go to the beach, relax by the pool, have a treatment or enjoy an excursion

5pm – 6.30pm

Evening yoga

7.00pm

Time to Dine

Day 1

Afternoon

Arrival day - settle in, welcome meeting, dinner

Day 2

10.30am

Relaxed morning, Lunch, visit Thira, back for yoga

Day 3

8am onwards

Morning yoga 2 hours, breakfast, time to yourself, lunch, wine tasting, sunset and dinner in Thira

Day 4

10.30am

Day to yourself - relax at the venue by the pool, AY recommend things to do

Day 5

10.30am

Hike day! Oia to Thira in time for sunset at Skaros rock. Lunch and dinner at the venue. no evening yoga

Day 6

10.30am

Catamaran day! Sail around the stunning Caldera with lunch on the boat (not included in the price)

Day 7

10.30am

Day to yourself. Dinner in Oia

Day 8

From 10am

Departure Day

See what is included in your yoga holiday in Santorini
What's included
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7 night’s beautiful Santorini style private villa with outdoor pool and stunning views

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2 x 1.5 hr yoga classes a day

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7 mornings Greek style breakfast by the pool

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5 x 2-course plant-based evening meals at the villa

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3 plant-based lunches

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An indoor yoga space and yoga outside with amazing views. Spacious and shaded yoga space

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10km hike from Oia to Thira in time for sunset

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Taxis to beginning of hike in Oia

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Sunset meditation in Thira

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Stunning settings and sunsets guaranteed

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Yoga mats

What's not included
  • Flights, transfers and insurance
  • Extra excursions - day on a yacht a must do - around €140pp
  • Taxis to get around the island (highly recommend car/scooter/quad bike hire)
  • Optional wine tasting
  • 2 evening meals out to experience some of Greek culture, one in Oia and one in Thira - to enjoy the stunning views of the Caldera
  • 4 lunches
Accommodation in Santorini

Your Santorini yoga holiday is held at a private villa made up of a collection of private apartments that sleep 2, 3 and 4 guests.

Your home whilst in Santorini is situated perched high up the hillside and just below the infamous village of Thira overlooking the Aegean Sea from the outdoor infinity pool with a panoramic view of the whole Island. The view and the contrast of the colours of the sea against the volcanic landscape of Santorini are breathtaking. Thira is a 10-15

The retreat venue is comprised of five apartments and these will be described below:

Blue apartment:
This has two single occupancy rooms with a double bed and a shared bathroom and a kitchen area and living space. One of the rooms has only a curtain as a door, and so this apartment is ideal for two friends or someone who doesn’t mind a curtain. This apartment has a balcony looking out towards the north of the Island and the village of Oia in the distance.

Red apartment:
This apartment has a single occupancy room with a queen bed and a twin room with two single beds for two people sharing. There is a bathroom with a shower to be shared by both rooms. This apartment has panoramic views of the Island with a balcony.

Green apartment:
This apartment has a single occupancy room with a queen bed and a twin room with two single beds for two people sharing. There is a bathroom with a shower to be shared by both rooms. It has views out to the south of the Island with a balcony.

These apartments include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Television
  • DVD/CD/MP3 player
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Fully equipped kitchenette
  • Dinning area
  • Direct dial phone
  • Hairdryer
  • On-site private parking

North and south suite apartments:
This spacious apartment is for two people sharing with two double beds. It has an en-suite bathroom. It is ideal for a couple who would like to book it for themselves or for two friends. There is a large wardrobe perfect for summer dresses. Each suite has a light and airy feel, with a stunning contemporary finish and modern furnishings.

These suites include:

  • Satellite TV
  • DVD/CD/MP3 player
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct Dial phone
  • Hairdryer
  • On-site private parking

The pool area has panoramic views of the Aegean Sea with sunbeds and umbrellas and a barbeque area with seating for outdoor dining.

This area is large enough for outdoor yoga and we also have a function room we can use for indoor yoga classes to escape the heat.

You fly to Santorini (Thira) National Airport

The best airlines: Easyjet, Norwegian Air and BA.  The earlier you book the better, flight prices from December can be as little as £200 and just before the holiday they can be £200 each way.

Transfers

We can help to arrange shared taxis to and from the airport to keep the cost down individually.  The taxi to and from the airport is around €30 each way payable locally.

Please note – we need your flight details at least 2 weeks prior to the holiday to help arrange taxi share.

Instalment payment plans are available contact us for more information.

Your villa accommodation is split into apartments, see below:

Blue apartment kitchen, living area 2 bedrooms and sharing one bathroom:

Queen bed single room: £1799

Queen bed single room with a curtain as a door – ideal for two friends sharing the apartment: £1599

Green apartment:
It has two bedrooms and a shared kitchen, living area and bathroom:

Queen bed single room: £1799

Small twin room with two single beds for two people sharing: £1399pp

Red apartment:
It has two bedrooms and a shared kitchen, living area and bathroom:

Queen bed single room: £1799

Twin room with two single beds for two people sharing: £1499pp

The Suites:

The suites are either a double, a twin or a single occupancy room.

If the suite rooms are for two friends then there is a custom-designed sofa that can be made into a comfortable double bed with a bed mattress. On booking let us know if you are a couple or two friends sharing and what bed configuration you would like.

North Suite – Double room option – a spacious apartment for two people with a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom. Double/twin room price (for two people) £1499pp
Single occupancy: £1799pp

South Suite – double room – spacious apartment for two people sharing an open plan apartment with one king-size bed  bathroom:
Double/twin occupancy: £1499pp
Single occupancy: £1799

For more info about our Santorini sunshine yoga holiday simply enquire below. For more info about your accommodation please go to the accommodation tab.

Fly to Santorini direct with Easyjet. We can help to arrange shared taxis to and from the airport to keep the cost down individually. The taxi to and from the airport is around €30 each way payable locally.
No, as yoga mats are provided.
7 breakfasts, 5 evening meals, 3 lunches, 10km hike, optional wine tasting, sunset meditation
Santorini is famous for its stunning views, including the caldera, a submerged volcanic crater that provides panoramic views of the sea and surrounding islands. Its unique architecture includes white-washed buildings with blue-domed roofs that have become a symbol of Greece. It has a rich history dating back to ancient times including the ancient city of Thera, and is also home to high-quality wine and popular vineyards. Santorini is also famous for its breathtaking sunsets, which are truly a magical experience.
Yes there are
The villa comprises of 3 apartments with two bedrooms - one is a twin and one is single/double occupancy and they share a bathroom and have an open plan kitchen and dining area to share. There are also two suite rooms with a double bed and a bathroom.
We welcome all levels of yoga, from beginner to advanced. The yoga teacher can adapt the classes to the level of the group with variations for all levels.
Yes! Most of our guests travel solo, or with a friend or family member. It's a great way to meet like-minded people and find yoga travel buddies!

This sunshine yoga holiday Santorini is suitable for anyone who'd like a week in the sun with activities, wellness, healthy food, and Yoga. It is for those who like to be a part of a group but also like some independence. Beginners are welcome as well as all ages.

Suitability : Level
  • Advanced
  • All ages
  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Men & Women
Sustainability

We are working towards reducing our carbon footprint, and here are some ways we, as a company, are doing this.

We are a 88% vegan company, 10% vegetarian and 2% fish or meat (only when staying in boutique hotels that offer these options). This makes up a huge percentage of carbon emissions that we avoid so easily because our food is still delicious, balanced and even more creative. So, thanks to you all for enjoying our healthy (mostly) plant-based meals.

The difference: Most travel companies struggle to reduce their travellers’ meat and dairy consumption, which accounts for a large portion of their carbon emissions.

We stay primarily in one location for the duration of the retreat. We have started staying in a few locations on our long haul, but it is limited to 2 or 3 locations over an 8 – 10 night period. Staying in one place means low carbon emissions because we aren’t burning fuel to get around.

The difference: Other adventure travel companies move around every two days, using alot of petrol in vehicles for sometimes only 1 or 2 people.

Our activities are low-impact—yoga, hiking, surfing, skiing/boarding, whitewater rafting, SUP, and kayaking are all very low-carbon activities, in fact, zero-carbon (except skiing/snowboarding due to the ski lifts, which is also low). These activities are included in the price we measure. The carbon may increase with travel to and from these activities in vehicles.

The difference: Other travel companies can include high-carbon activities in the price, such as jet skiing, quad biking, and jeep driving, which increases their carbon footprint.

We run more than half of our retreats and holidays in the UK; these are very low-carbon holidays.

We currently don’t measure our guests’ travel as part of our carbon output because our guests don’t only come from the UK, so it is hard for us to predict this. We also don’t include travel in the holiday price, which is not part of our calculations. We know that we provide these holidays, so we are looking to include this carbon measurement in the future so we are investigating how we can reduce this.

The carbon measurements at the top of the page with the icons are per person for the whole retreat.

Ultra-low-carbon holidays

These holidays are below 200 kg per person, and our UK retreats are below 100 or even 70 kg, so these are great adventures for low carbon breaks.

Ski holidays are actually low in carbon!

In France, many ski resorts are turning to green energy to power the lifts. If you eat low in meat and dairy while you’re there and hire your ski equipment, this makes your trip as low-carbon as possible.

How can you help?

There are ways that you can help reduce your carbon when coming on our retreats and holidays:

Travel by train, try slow travel across Europe and the UK.
If travelling abroad to Europe or further afield, choose carbon capture schemes, check out Ecologi. Offsetting is not the best thing to do these days, but try carbon capture where you pay for carbon to be absorbed into the environment.
Car share UK – we recommend when guests travel by train to arrive and depart at the same time to taxi share – which helps keep costs and carbon emissions down. Why not consider car share, too? Most guests who drive come alone or with a friend; we have WhatsApp groups that, if you like, you can see who is driving from your area and enjoy getting to know each other on the way to the retreats, and save on your carbon emissions at the same time!

We are by no means saints when it comes to producing carbon, as a travel company we know this is very difficult to reduce. We are working to reduce our carbon output each year by measuring it and then creating plans to reduce it. We are reviewing all our venues and asking them how they can improve their carbon reduction as we don’t own any of our venues but we would like to work with them to help in any way we can. We want to be transparent with this, so please get in touch for more information. As we change things, we will update the website.

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Yoga Teacher Tina Jeffery

Retreat Chef Magda Zuber

Beautiful Greece

The dramatic landscape, picturesque towns, the wonderful heartwarming people of Greece, the stunning beaches, the food and stunning scenery make it a very special location to retreat to.

Greece is made up of the mainland and thousands of Islands spread throughout the Ionian and Aegean seas. We love Greece and will be adding a lot of opportunities to experience different Greek islands over the coming years.

For 2024 we will be in Santorini and Corfu. Find out more on the Santorini destination page here. Find out more on the Corfu destination page here.

About the yoga

Drawing from the energy of fire and water that surrounds you here in Santorini, along with the volcano, the Caldera, and the Aegean Sea, these elements will come into play during your yoga experience.

In the mornings, there will be a more dynamic vinyasa/hatha flow yoga class to wake the body and mind with meditation and pranayama while overlooking the views of the sea below.

The evening classes will be yin and restorative yoga and will be held either in the yoga studio or outside. With 3 hours of yoga over six days, you can start unwinding from your daily life, release into relaxation, and revitalise your energy over your week with us. Anyone of any age, ability, or level can enjoy this yoga practice.

Highlights

  • Gorgeous accommodation Greek boutique style villa

  • Stunning sunset meditation over the Caldera

  • A week of transformative and revitalising yoga

  • Private outdoor pool to relax around in the day with amazing views

  • Optional Extra - Enjoy a day on a yacht with food, drinks, sunshine and snorkelling

  • Visit the beauty of Oia, potter in the shops and enjoy the views over the Caldera

  • Only a 10 minute walk into Thira - enjoy shops, cafes and sunsets here

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yoga holiday food

About the Food

All of our retreat chefs are highly experienced and passionate about their craft. We have always been a vegan/vegetarian company since 2006.

Our chef on this yoga holiday will create a menu that will reflect the local and seasonal produce available, with a Greek flare seeing as the holiday is in Greece. Expect delicious and creative brunch, 3 light lunches, and 2-course evening meal for 5 evenings. Each meal will be balanced to keep you energised all day.

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