Luxury yoga retreat on the island of Ithaca, Greece
29 July - 5 August 2023
Cost from £1125
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Itha108 is a Greek island retreat set in a place of outstanding natural beauty, providing a space specifically for peace, relaxation and practice. 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, mythical history and uniquely peaceful energy.
Itha108 overlooks the sea and the eastern coastline of neighbouring Kefalonia from an elevated wilderness of olive trees and exposed rocks that provide the elements around which it is built, allowing its natural beauty to speak for itself. An emphasis on indoor-outdoor living ensures full use of the land and its treasures that extend to sweeping and hidden beaches below.
Jodi will offer two classes each day. The daily sessions will focus on movement, breath and relaxation to enhance your awareness of alignment and inner connection.
The day will begin with a flowing and dynamic asana class on the outdoor platform overlooking the sea. The group will meet again in the early evening for a more relaxing and restorative class before dinner.
Classes will be suitable for all abilities and there will be one yoga free day.
Things to do
In between the morning and afternoon yoga classes you can walk to one of three beautiful beaches, all just five minutes away by foot. Spend your time soaking up the sun and swimming in the sea or take 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, take a massage.
Accommodation & food
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 Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary style. All meals are vegetarian.
Itha108 offers stunning accommodation, decorated with furnishings from Rajasthan, India, as well as Greece. There are suites, bedrooms, a cave house and Mongolian yurts to choose from.
The luxurious suites are located on the first floor of the main house. One offers a double room with en-suite bathroom, dressing room and a large terrace. The other twin beds or a double with an en-suite bathroom and balcony overlooking the sea. Bedrooms on the ground floor have private bathrooms, mosquito nets and sea views. All suites and rooms in the main house have air-conditioning.
The cave house is a beautiful secluded room that has been built into the rock. It has a double and single bed, en-suite bathroom and large, private outside space for relaxation.
Two luxury Mongolian yurts are set on platforms, high among the rocks and trees, with sea views. The yurts are light and airy with standing fans, mosquito nets and en-suite bathrooms.
Downward dogs on a stylish isle
The Telegraph, June 2018
The Telegraph newspaper, June 2018
At this super island retreat just five minutes from the Ionian Sea, on the island of Ithaca, luxury accommodation is split between a Venetian-style house and five Mongolian yurts. Practice two classes a day on a platform overlooking the sea and between times enjoy relaxing and organic, veggie meals. Between May and October, retreats are led by different teachers such as Jodi Boone.
To see Jodi’s next retreats click here.
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Luxury yoga retreat on the island of Ithaca, Greece, 29 July - 5 August 2023
Double or twin bedroom en-suite: £1125
Single occupancy bedroom en-suite: £1375
Luxury twin yurt en-suite: £1125
Double or twin bed suite: £1325
Double bed suite: £1325
All rooms rates are per person
All meals - breakfast, lunch (a light snack) and dinner
Two yoga sessions each day with one yoga free day
Return taxi and boat transfers from Kefalonia airport to Itha108 on Ithaca are included if you arrive and depart at the specified times.
Flights to Kefalonia
Optional day trips to nearby villages or other excursions
Massage or other treatments
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.
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.
Here are a selection of websites for flights to Kefalonia:-
Return taxi and boat transfers from Kefalonia airport to Itha108 on Ithaca are included if you arrive and depart to work with the times specified below.
The group transfer to Ithaca on Saturday 29 July will depart Kefalonia airport at approx 2:30pm
The return group transfer from Itha108 on Saturday 5 August will depart at approx 9.00am
The journey involves 2 taxi/minibuses and one boat and takes between 2 and 2.5 hours.
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 tries to make the group transfer time for both arrival and departure and plan their flights accordingly around the group transfer time.