We had such amazing experiences in the past and cannot wait to offer another magical journey to the region of Epirus -Thesprotia.
Greece has an immeasurably powerful magic. Bliss truly awaits, as we’ll enjoy Iyengar Yoga for inner discovery, ancient Grecian ruins, Thesprotian gastronomy, sensational gorges, pristine beaches, the customs and lifestyles of our local hosts, breathtaking islands, Greek vineyard strolls, and supremely bucolic landscapes.
Our trip will be as enchanting as it is intimate, with a maximum of 10-12 people. Spring is a beautiful time to visit with temps being in the upper 70’s during the day and upper 50’s at night. Our accommodations will be found at three private luxury villas in Dina’s village of Syvota in Northwest Greece. Our retreats sell out fast, so do not hesitate to book!
Dina’s intention is to truly show you Greek life for a week! We will alternate beach days with excursion days, and allow for plenty of down time. The city is a 15 min walk and is teeming with restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and the cutest little boutique shops. Syvota has no issues with crime, and is safe to walk alone.
Enjoy a spacious and scenic villa overlooking the Ionian Sea, privately booked for just our retreat.
Eight days and seven nights in private villa with pool, full kitchen, air conditioning, and WiFi. Every suite has 2 rooms, each with its own bathroom. And upstairs, you’ll find a shared full kitchen and living area, plus a huge outdoor patio from which we will be doing daily yoga classes!
We have a view of the Ionian Sea in the distance and can walk to town in just 15 minutes. I’ve had the great fortune to become close friends with the owners and they are so wonderful to welcome us back to their private luxury destination!
Rise and shine with fresh breakfast and yoga on the patio overlook.
Enjoy a spread of Greek yogurt, local honey, walnuts, fresh fruit, & coffee, then head to the patio for a daily one hour and fifteen minute Iyengar Yoga class with Dina, overlooking the city and Sea.
Convenient private travel arrangements over land and sea provided for all excursions.
We have a private bus and driver to escort us from the local Port of Igoumenitsa to Syvota and for all excursions. Visit local beaches, magical mountains, and the ancient city and ruins of Dodoni (tickets included). We will also spend a half day roaming the picturesque town of Parga with its ancient Venetian castle.
By pontoon boat, we will experience the remote islands off of Syvota, which are only accessible by boat. Explore caves and swim in turquoise Ionian waters.
And, as if that’s not enough, there’s an optional half day local vineyard tour with a wine and olive oil tasting, and a Greek dinner cooking experience!
Have the best experience possible with Dina as your 24 hour host and concierge!
Dina Georgoulis’ family is from the area and she has had great joy and pride in designing an itinerary that showcases the fabulous culture, beautiful scenery and the wonders of the region. She has personally worked with all vendors, and will be your guide to make sure your trip is all you envision.
She has additional excursion recommendations if you wish to take other adventures at additional cost. There are many things to do and see, but resting is also a key part of this trip. Balance! All beach trips, yoga classes & excursions are optional, however, the cost is included in the price.
How to Go – Pricing
Pricing for the trip is very affordable and includes accommodations, breakfast, yoga excursions and travel for excursions. Dates have not been set yet, but stay in touch with Dina to be the first to know. Spots are booked fast!
Air fare is not included, expect to spend between $800 – $1,200 for a round trip flight. You will need to fly to Corfu Island, Greece and then catch a ferry to the Port of Igoumenitsa where our private bus will pick you up.
May is considered off season for Europe, so one can obtain a great price & flight!
Lunch and dinner are not included. However, I can assure you food is not expensive in Greece! One can enjoy a gyro pita and salad for €10, with no tipping required!
Greece has the best diet in the world, with its reliance on fish, seafood, salads, vegetables and legumes. Vegetarians and vegans have plenty of options too! You’ll dine like royalty, but at a reasonable price. The advised budget for food is $300 for the week. The optional wine and olive oil tasting/Greek cooking experience is an additional €30 per person.