YOGA with SUE
october 05 - 12, 2023
Yoga and Wellness Retreat
with SUE CHOPPING
Join Sue at the Aegialis Hotel and Spa where the warm welcome, hospitality and unique views offer the perfect setting for our Yoga Retreat. Nestled between two of the most beautiful beaches on the island and built in the Cycladic traditional architectural style it is an oasis for body and spirit. This is open to all levels of yoga experience.
an oasis for body & spirit
Join Sue at the Aegialis Hotel and Spa where the warm welcome, hospitality and unique views offer the perfect setting for our Yoga Retreat.
Nestled between two of the most beautiful beaches on the island and built in the Cycladic traditional architectural style it is an oasis for body and spirit.
Amorgos is the most easterly of the Cycladic islands and lies between Naxos and Astypalia. The 1000year old Byzantine Monastery Hozoviotissa rises out of the 'big blue' on a thousand foot cliff, which is in itself worth the visit to Amorgos, it is stunning!
This is where Luc Bresson chose to film his cult movie 'Le Grand Bleu'. The Monastery of St George Valsamitis, built on the ruins of an ancient water oracle dedicated to the God Apollo, the excavated ancient city of Minoa and the traditional capital of Hora add to the magic of this island.
We will start each day with a 'slow flow' yoga practice, followed by a sumptuous breakfast. You will then be free to swim and explore the island. The afternoon practice will be restorative and include Yoga Nidra, a guided relaxation. One morning will be free to give you an opportunity to take a longer walk or explore the island.
The Aegialis Hotel and Spa will offer us food fit for the gods from their own garden and the 'Lalon Thalasso Spa and Beauty Centre' will soothe tired muscles.
Amorgos is a dramatic and mountainous island and there are seven marked historical paths to explore different areas of the the island on foot and the views are absolutely stunning! Nearby our hotel we can walk to the picturesque village of Lagada where the herbalist Vangelis and his wife offer herbs and therapy with a kindness that will soothe your soul.
accomodation + cost
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All rooms are in the House 150 metres from the Aegialis Hotel and Spa. Each room will have a view of the ocean with en-suite bathroom and you will be lulled to sleep with the sound of the ocean!
Superior Rooms are £1445 for single occupancy & £2390 for 2 people sharing (twin room) with en-suite bathroom.
Exclusive Rooms are £1975 for Single Occupancy and £2750 for 2 people sharing with en-suite bathroom.
The cost includes transfers upon arrival and departures to the port of Aegiali Amorgos, a thirty minute massage upon your arrival, seven nights stay and half- board (breakfast and lunch or dinner), and all yoga.
Not included - flights, ferry and transfers to ports.
The easiest way to travel to Amorgos is via Athens and take the ferry to Amorgos but you could also fly into Santorini and Crete and transfer by ferry.
Direct flights to Santorini are served by Easy-jet, Aegean Airlines and British Airways.
Note that for the purpose of these dates flights direct from London to Santorini require a one night stay in Santorini to catch the ferry transfer the next day leaving Santorini on the 5th October at 13:35 arriving Katopola Amorgos at 14:50 where the Aegealis transfer will take us to the hotel (approximately 40 minutes).
The Santorini Ferry Port of Athiniosis located on the southwest side of the island, about 8km (by road) south of Santorini’s capital town of Fira, 20km south of Oia, and 9 km west of Santorini airport.
Direct flights to Athens are served by Easyjet, British Airways, Aegean Airlines, Olympic Airways and Ryan Air. A twenty-minute transfer takes you to the port of Pireas and the Blue Star Ferry departs at 17.30 daily (except Saturday) and arrives at the port of Aegiali at 1.30.a.m. Cabins (with en-suite bathrooms) on the ferry can be shared with three others or you can take the whole cabin one for yourself at 85 euros. I took this ferry and had the cabin for myself and it was lovely.
There is a morning ferry from the port of Heraklion and allows for connection with the local Express Skopelitis ferry from Naxos to Amorgos at 14:00. Similarly, upon return, the ferry from Naxos to Heraklion is in the afternoon so it is possible to depart Amorgos to Naxos in the morning at 9:00 (please remember this can be done any day except for Sunday), spend some hours in Naxos, and then catch the ferry to Heraklion in the afternoon.
The ferry departs daily at 22.00 by Blue Star Ferries.