Luxury yoga retreat on the island of Ithaca, Greece

8 - 15 July 2023

Cost from £1125

Teacher Tania Brown

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About Itha108

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.

Retreat programme

Tania 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.

Comments

We certainly had a great time at Itha108. The place exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious and the yoga was wonderful! The group were all very nice and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Christel
The yoga classes were thoughtfully taught by one of my favourite teachers, Tania Brown, and were filled with the perfect blend of challenging poses, breath-work, deep exploration, laughter and a drop of spiritual essence to top it off.
Louise
Thoroughly recommend this wonderful retreat on the beautiful island of Ithaca. The venue is beautiful; wonderful set-up and food, all just a few minute walk from a lovely beach.
Jane

Reviews

The Telegraph newspaper - YOAS reviews - yoga
 Ithaca - Yoga holidays - Yoga on a Shoestring

Downward dogs on a stylish isle

The Telegraph newspaper, June 2018

Top Ten Great Yoga Holidays
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.

 

Luxury yoga retreat on the island of Ithaca, Greece, 8 - 15 July 2023

Costs

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

Includes:
Accommodation
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.

Not included:
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.

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 and TUI. Travel via London is also an option worth exploring for international travellers. We recommend booking early to get the best deals.

Here are a selection of websites for flights to Kefalonia:-
www.easyjet.com
www.ryanair.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 8 July is at 2:30pm
The group transfer from Ithaca on Saturday 15 July 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 tries 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).