Retreat, meditate and connect in our homeland, Greece. Enjoy daily yoga, pilates and meditation in two secluded villas with mesmerizing views of the Aegean sea. Relax by the pool and enjoy the breathtaking views, try traditional Greek delicacies, learn more about the Greek culture, take a stroll at the pebbled walkways of Skiathos, swim in one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean ...
Reset your mind, body and spirit in Greece.
Olivia’s Luxury Villas are two luxurious and elegant villas of 180square meters each, with private pool and surrounding garden. They are built next to each other, so that they can both enjoy the same breathtaking sea view, while at the same time each house maintains its privacy. The view from all corners of the villas is uninterrupted no matter if you are inside or outside, as the houses are built with the concept of having constant eye contact with the azure water. The villas are surrounded by olive trees colorful plants and a wonderful private 40sq.m swimming pool each. They are located in the area of Kalyvia, only 2.5 km away from Skiathos town, 1 km away from Lehouni beach, 1.5 km away from Evaggelistrias Monastery and only 15km away from Koukounaries beach.
Orthopedic ecologic mattresses in bedrooms and selected pillows
Double glazing windows with mosquito screens
Safety Deposit Box
Daily Maid service
Linen / towel change twice a week
Daily pool cleaning
Pool and beach towels
Free Wi Fi
Our days will start with contemplative silence. This is a great time to get grounded, go inward and recharge your mind. We will gather for our morning movement practice - an alignment based yoga flow or a dynamic Mat Pilates class. We will connect with our bodies and minds through mindful movement. Expect an accessible but challenging practice, where emphasis is placed on proper alignment and form. A moderately paced class that will help you improve your flexibility, release any tension, still and relax the mind. Our morning movement sessions will be followed by a mindfulness meditation practice and a short dharma talk. By working with our breath we will learn how to quiet the mind and tune into the present moment. Through the practice of mindfulness meditation and the wisdom of Buddha's ancient teachings, you will learn how to work with strong emotions and invite stillness and peace in body and mind.
As the evening winds down, yoga and meditation will be how we unwind, and get deeper into the connective tissue releasing the tension of the day. We will begin with a Restorative / Yin session, an excellent way to decompress and set the tone for a peaceful evening. We will conclude our evening movement practice with meditation and journaling. We will access our deeper thoughts and fears, release negative thought patterns and practice letting go of what we might have been holding onto in order to create space for new experiences.
8.30am Morning Yoga or Pilates
9.30 Meditation and Dharma Talk
5pm Restorative / Yin Yoga
6pm Meditation and Journaling
All our classes are designed for all levels and backgrounds.
Authentic Greek cuisine straight from Grandma’s recipe books. Enjoy a delicious homemade vegetarian menu, prepared with love and care by our family. Healthy and flavorful dishes made with seasonal local produce straight from the Farmer’s Market.
Born and raised in Greece, Celia moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2012 to pursue a Masters degree and a career in the music industry. After realizing that the most rewarding journey is the journey inside, Celia founded Mantras & Mixtapes in an effort to share the healing powers of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Celia completed her 200hr Yoga (RYT), 100hr Mindfulness Meditation and 500hr Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Trainings in Los Angeles, CA. She is currently working toward her 300hr Yoga certification with Noah Mazé.
A world traveler, rock'n'roll devotee and follower of all physical and spiritual practices, she believes that the key to a happy life is embracing your unique and authentic self.
Skiathos is an unspoilt and picturesque island of the Aegean, in the Sporades group. There are over 60 beaches with crystal – clear waters along the coast, some with golden sand and unique pine forests such as Mandraki beach, while others with white rocks (Lalaria beach) and pebbles (Kastro). The most famous is Koukounaries, which has been declared the third most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean. The traveler can choose from a wide range of clean beaches, from the secluded private ones to the cosmopolitan ones with beach bars and water sport activities (diving and snorkeling, water ski, wake board and many more). It is highly known for being a green island with pine tree forests and olive groves, bustling nightlife that attracts thousands of young visitors every year and amazing local as well as international cuisine.
Skiathos is the nearest island to the mainland, with international airport, only 41 miles away from Volos, the capital of Magnesia region. It is only 2.5 hours away on the ferry from the port of Volos. It is also accessible from Agios Konstantinos port and Mantoudi port in Evia as well.
Visitors can also enjoy activities such as biking, hiking, trailing or following signposted walking routes which pass through some of the most beautiful parts of the island with breathtaking sea views of the Aegean. They can also visit the historical monasteries, or do daily trips to the neighborhing small islands.
We will meet in Skiathos island. We will pick you up from Skiathos Airport ‘Alexandros Papadiamantis’. There are direct flights from Athens as well as London, UK.
Retreat starts Saturday at 2pm and ends Friday at 11am.
If you require additional assistance in securing transportation please let us know. We have done this trip many times, we are happy to help!