Luxury yoga retreat on the stunning island of Ithaca, Greece

27 July - 3 August 2019

Cost from £825

Teacher Jodi Boone

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About Itha108, Ithaca

Referred to as "Amongst the most beautiful yoga retreat centres in Europe" Itha108 combines elegance with natural beauty. Itha108 is located on the Island of Ithaca, which lies between the mainland of Greece and Kefalonia. This small island charms visitors with its lush greenery, pristine beaches and uniquely peaceful energy.

Respectfully built into the hillside with panoramic views of the Ionian Sea, Itha108 is an idyllic place for spiritual renewal. The retreat's stunning architecture creates seamless indoor/outdoor living for dining, bathing on sun-drenched terraces and relaxing in shady, quiet spots. This gives guests space to enjoy personal time, as well as the opportunity to connect with others and with nature.

The daily programme

In the mornings we will practice outdoors on the wooden yoga platform overlooking the sea. We'll begin with meditation and then move into an active practice, appropriate for all levels of practitioners.

The late-afternoon session will be a combination of yin and restorative yoga, as well as an exploration of alignment and deepening postures.

In between the morning and afternoon yoga sessions we will have daily walks to one of three beautiful beaches, all just five minutes away by foot. Spend your time swimming in the sea, sunbathing or taking a personal excursion to Kioni or Vathy - one of the picturesque Island villages for shopping and cafes. There is also the opportunity for a guided island hike or you can simply relax at Itha108 - read, relax, receive a massage.

Meals & accommodation at Itha108

Food at Itha108 is fresh, delicious and made only from local produce. All vegetables are organic and sourced from the best of what the Islands of Ithaca and neighbouring Kefalonia have to offer. Plentiful, home-cooked menus blend traditional Greek cuisine with a contemporary style. All meals are vegetarian.

Itha108 offers lovely accommodation, decorated with furnishings from Rajasthan, India, as well as Greece. There are two styles of rooms: Bedrooms and Mongolian Yurts.

Bedrooms are located in the main house. Each room has its own private bathroom, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and sea views. Bedrooms sleep one or two people.

Mongolian Yurts are set on platforms, high among the rocks and trees, with sea views. The Yurts are light and airy and each bed has a mosquito net. Two of the yurts share a bathroom, which has been carved into the rocks, with a sea grass roof. There is one standard yurt and two luxury yurts that have en-suite bathrooms.

Comments

We certainly had a great time at Itha108. The place exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious and of course Jodi is the best yoga teacher I have ever met! The group were all very nice and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Christel
I just wanted to let you know that I had the most fantastic week on Ithaca. The place was beautiful and the food delicious. The group (which was brilliant) was absolutely unanimous about what a wonderful teacher Jodi was. Our sessions were always pitched perfectly and her sharing of knowledge was done with such clarity and inclusiveness.
Helen
Just to say that the week was fabulous, life enhancing and something I will be undertaking with the organisation every year from now on. The location, venue, teachings and food were outstanding and my expectations were surpassed on all counts.
Karen
I had an amazing time at Ithaca108. It was so nice to reconnect with Jodi and be in her company. She is very inspiring and has huge amount of experience and knowledge with yogic philosophy. All the people in the group told me how they loved Jodi and how they felt safe and healed around her. It was amazing to see for myself. Ingrid was amazing - she has built such a beautiful place with such beautiful energy. She was very helpful to others and very caring. I had an amazing time and to be with Jodi was a true blessing. Thank you again for organising it all.
Jess
Jodi, our leader for the week, is a gifted teacher. She creates a calm and safe space where everyone can learn and grow at their own pace. Highly recommended.
Deirdre
The retreat Itha108 is just gorgeous - lovely accommodation and delicious food, prepared with love and care by the two cooks.
Karen
Thank you all so much for a wonderful week in Ithaca. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to be cared for in such a beautiful place. The practice was amazing and the group was terrific. I feel so fortunate to have been able to take part in such an inspirational experience. Thank you all for everything that you do to make this possible.
Liz
Amazing location, incredible yoga and brilliant food!
Gemma

Luxury yoga retreat on the stunning island of Ithaca, Greece, 27 July - 3 August 2019

Costs

Double or twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom: £925
Single occupancy bedroom with en-suite bathroom: £1225
Twin yurt with shared bathroom: £825
Twin yurt en-suite: £875
Luxury twin yurt en-suite: £925
Single occupancy stone house studio: £1325
All rooms rates are per person

Includes:
Accommodation
Three vegetarian meals per day
Various hot & cold drinks and snacks
Two yoga sessions each day with one yoga-free afternoon
Return taxi and boat transfers from Kefalonia airport to Itha108 on Ithaca are included if you arrive and depart at the specified times.

Not included:
Flights to Kefalonia
Optional day trips to nearby villages or other excursions
Massage or other treatments

Travel Arrangements

The neighbouring island of Kefalonia has the closest airport with a range of direct flights from Europe and indirect flights via Athens on the Greek mainland.

There are a range of affordable flights from London with Easyjet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook and TUI. Travel via London is also an option worth exploring for International travellers. We reccommend booking early to get the best deals.

Here are a selection of websites for flights to Kefalonia:-
www.easyjet.com
www.ryanair.com
www.thomascookairlines.com
www.tui.co.uk

Return taxi and boat transfers from Kefalonia airport to Itha108 on Ithaca are included if you arrive and depart at the times specified below.

The group transfer to Ithaca on Saturday 27 July is at 2:30 pm
The group transfer from Ithaca on Saturday 3 August is at 9.00am

If you are unable to arrive in time for the free group transfer, consider arriving on Kefalonia a day early before the retreat or spending an extra night on Kefalonia on your way home from the retreat.

Ithaca is a remote island and the transfer to the island from Kefalonia can be complicated. For this reason, we recommend that everyone try to make the group transfer time for both arrival and departure and plan their flights accordingly around the group transfer time.

If you need to arrive or depart earlier or later than these departure times, we can help you organise your land and water taxis. Please be aware though that a private transfer can cost up to 200 Euros or more (This is an estimate when using a private water taxi, the cost can be significantly less if you are able to take the public water taxi, but this is not an option if you have a late evening arrival or very early morning departure).