Yoga Holiday on Tinos Island

Relax and rejuvenate with an unforgettable yoga holiday on Tinos island, which is renowned for its rich historic, religious and artistic heritage. This is a trip for yogis, art-lovers, foodies and those who want to appreciate the culture, the natural beauty and the architectural highlights of Tinos. Join like-minded travellers in a 5-day experience that combines morning and evening yoga sessions with walking and swimming. Stay in a family-run villa that boasts panoramic vistas of local scenery and the Aegean Sea. You’ll quickly find yourself immersed in Greek culture, food and lifestyle in this tranquil artist’s haven.

DEPARTURES

Departure date
Return date
Theme
Price Per person
 
13/09/2018
17/09/2018
Yoga Holiday
€639
Fully Booked
04/10/2018
08/10/2018
Yoga Holiday
€639

HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoy daily yoga sessions with a professional yogiMeditate, de-stress, rejuvenate and unwind on Tinos, an Aegean island gemSavour home-cooked cuisine and traditional recipesExperience the island’s historic castles, dovecotes and marble architecture

ITINERARY

Rafina port/Tinos

Welcome to Greece! Fly into Athens International Airport where your tour guide will be waiting to escort you to the port of Rafina for the three-hour ferry trip to Tinos. Sit back and relax in the beautiful views of the Aegean. Tinos has a unique heritage of marble sculptures and monuments including castles, churches, windmills and dovecotes dating back to Venetian times. During your yoga holiday, you’ll visit some of the 40 marble-adorned villages that are scattered across terraced hillsides, misty mountain peaks and scenic bays. Arrive in time for a delicious dinner made from fresh local produce and featuring Greek specialities. Enjoy!

Accommodation: Family run villa

Meals: D

Activity: –

Make yourself at home in our family-run villa located overlooking a pretty local village against the stunning backdrop of the blue Aegean sea. It’s an inspirational setting for your yoga holiday on Tinos. Meet your yoga instructor and warm up with an early morning session of Vinyasa flow yoga. Work up an appetite for a tasty breakfast of local organic products. Later, there’s time to relax on the veranda and make new friends or go to the beach for a swim in the crystal clear waters, before an afternoon meditation session. Dinner can be enjoyed at the villa or at the local village, a short walk away.

Accommodation: Family run villa

Meals: B L

Activity: Yoga, swimming

After a good night’s sleep, enjoy a more in-depth yoga session with Pranayama and Vinyasa movements to optimise energy and renewal. Appreciate the stunning views as you enjoy breakfast on the veranda before heading to the beach. Read and relax, or perhaps take a siesta in the early afternoon in preparation for a magical sunset walk through some of Tinos’ most iconic sights. Your guide will take you first to the ruins of St Helen’s Castle on the rugged mountain of Xombourgo. The 11th century foundations are all that remain of massive fortifications and towers that protected from pirates and enemies. The peaceful hilltop is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy a fruit snak. The breathtaking natural scenery of our walk will inspire some stops for Hatha asana yoga and meditation along the way. An optional evening out in the nearby chora (town) is a great way to participate in local culture and dining at the town’s lively bars, cafés and restaurants.

Accommodation: Family run villa

Meals: B L

Activity: Yoga, walking

The day will start with a series if Yin asanas to strengthen joints, tendons and ligaments. After breakfast, head out on a road trip around Tinos visiting several of the island’s most beautiful coves and beaches with time for swimming and chilling out. The trip will stop at some of the famous villages to admire the marble sculptures and architecture.  Stops will be made to sample local white wines and beers and you’ll also learn about locally grown herbs such as sage, thyme, oregano and chamomile. These are widely used in Greek cuisine and their healing properties are the foundation of traditional holistic medicine.

One final treat awaits with a sunset visit to Pyrgos, a village famous for its centuries-old marble carvings and monuments – one of the noted highlights of Tinos’ architecture. Our final dinner together will be in a local tavern.

Accommodation: Family run villa

Meals: B D

Activity: Yoga, road-trip, swimming

Tinos/Rafina port/Athens International Airport

All too soon it’s time to pack your bags and be transported back to Rafina. The scenic ferry journey and transfer will end at the airport in plenty of time for your flight home.

Meals: B

INCLUDED

Accommodation (4 nights, in family run villa)4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners6 yoga sessions (incl. yoga mat)A guided walk in Tinos' arid countryside
A road-trip around Tinos' remote villages incl. swim stop2 single timed transfers from/to Athens International AirportFerry tickets from/to Rafina port

NOT INCLUDED

Travel insurance (required)Entrance tickets to cultural places of interestBeverages
Miscellaneous expenses souvenirs etc.Gratuities (optional)

YOGA INSTRUCTOR DIMITRA ZANNIDI

Dimitra started practising yoga at a very young age. Being an MSc Clinical Nutritionist and Dietitian she was well aware that the body needs the right nutrients to be healthy and balanced.
“The best teachers, both in life and yoga, remain lifelong students”, is the phrase and practice Dimitra has adopted from her teachers.

SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS

Yoga Style: Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Aerial Yoga
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (2015)
Qualification: Dietician
Qualification: Yoga for Kids

TRIP INFORMATION

How to book

By clicking the 'Book now' button above, you will be asked to pay a 20% deposit. This is to secure your booking with us.
On receipt of your booking we will send you full written confirmation of your booking, together with your trip invoice, which is usually due for payment 8 weeks prior to departure. The date payment is due will show on the invoice. The confirmation will include personal details, flight information (if booked), joining instructions, visa application advice,and a copy of the trip notes. It will also include a checklist to ensure you get everything ready for your holiday. The joining instructions will explain how to meet up with others in your group and include a contact number should you be delayed.
The remaining amount is settled 60 days before the trip. Please call us on +30 2152151629 if you need more information.

Arriving in Athens

Most flights from Europe arrive in Athens by 3:00pm. Alternatively you will need an additional night in Athens on Wednesday before the trip. Our driver will be at the Athens International Airport on Thursday at 2:45pm to drive you to Rafina Port. The ferry departs at 5.00pm.
If your flight arrived earlier or you are already in Athens city please arrange your own taxi transfer to Rafina port. Our meeting point is at cafe-restaurant 'Agoni Grammi' at Akti Andrea Papandreou 2 str.

Accommodation

We will spend 4 nights in Tinos, in a traditional stylish family run villa. We sleep on a twin or double bed share basis. In such case of solo travelers booking a room on their own, there is a single supplement charge applied (200€).

Meals

Both breakfast and lunch are provided in-house on a self-prepare basis. The property boasts a fully equipped kitchen. We try to use as much as possible local, organic goods, with emphasis on vegetarian and vegan preferences.
Examples of breakfast:
- Milk & yogurt
- Honey
- Fruits (bananas, peaches, grapes, apples, oranges)
- Cereals (oats, cornflakes)
- Orange, lemon juice
- Organic bread (slices)
- Yellow & white cheese
Examples of lunch:
- Greek salad (tomatoes, feta cheese, cucumber, onions, caper, olive oil, oregano)
- Dakos salad (specialty from Crete island)
- Sandwiches (organic loaf, cheese, lettuce)
- Eggs – Omelettes
- Spaggetti/Pesto
- Pasta/Tortellini
- Salmon
- Tuna
- Quinoa

Departure flight

Regarding your departure flight on Monday we recommend booking flights with take off time at 7:00pm or later.

Group size

Minimum guests: 3
Maximum guests: 10

Yoga instructors

Our yoga instructors are qualified English speaking professionals with multi-year experience in yoga practice.

Fitness level / Yoga experience

This yoga holiday is ideal for beginners and intermidiate level yogis.

Minimum and maximum age limit

We require our participants to be above 18 years old. In the case of families we offer private yoga holidays with no age limitation.

Weather

Air temperature in spring is 16-23 degrees, in summer 20-35 degrees and in autumn 19-26 degrees Celsius .

What do I need to bring?

Yoga apparel, small day-pack, walking shoes, sandals, long sleeve shirts, wind proof jacket, sunglasses, hat, sun cream, water can, bathing suit, beach towel, head-torch, toiletries, basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent.

We would ask you to bring 1 suitcase per person.

Responsible travel policy

Our aim is to reduce as much as possible the negative and increase the positive impacts our operational practices have on the social and physical environment within the areas of our operation. During briefing, our team will inform you of how we try to achieve this in practice.

Guaranteed departures

This holiday's departures are guaranteed .

Travel Insurance

We require that all our travellers are insured while travelling. In case you need assistance in order to choose your travel insurance please contact us. Personality Journeys is a World Nomads partner, Lonely Planet's trusted travel insurance provider.

Single supplement

The single supplement is an extra charge of 200€ for solo travellers who wish to book a room on their own.

Make this trip private

Adjust this itinerary to suit your preferences. You can choose your preferred dates and we will plan a custom walking adventure for you.