Silver Island Yoga: a luxurious yoga retreat in Greece

 
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What would you say if I told you that there is a yoga retreat in Greece, found on a privately-owned 60-acre island that you can enjoy all on your own? When it comes to the best yoga retreats around the world, there are several destinations that come to mind. Bali, India and other places in Asia are usually among people’s first choices when they want to spend some time in order to relax and meditate. So, what would you say that instead of seeking for the perfect retreat spot somewhere on the globe,  you could just have your own island for some days? Well, that can actually happen! We have recently discovered online the perfect fit for all yoga lovers, located in Greece!

Silver Island Yoga from above
Silver Island Yoga from above
View from the house to the Aegean Sea
View from the house to the Aegean Sea

An eco-friendly getaway

Silver Island Yoga is a yoga retreat island in Greece and the place to be if you are searching for your inner peace. Located just 3-4 hours drive away from Athens, Silver Island can be the rejuvenating start or the relaxing end of your summer adventure in Greece.

Lisa and Claire, two sisters from Greek/South-African parents have transformed the island into a private yoga retreat with an ecological character, since only solar energy is used for power. Moreover, the water used daily is being gathered from winter’s waterfall and everything in the retreat is, of course, recyclable. There is total absence of Wi-Fi in the island, forming a good reason to think about a proper digital detox!

Heading to the beach
Heading to the beach
Time for meditation
Time for meditation
Posing in front of the white-washed house
Posing in front of the white-washed house

Luxurious Greek-style accommodation

Silver Island Yoga can host up to 10 guests per week in two beautiful white-washed houses with blue details. Five twin rooms are available for your stay, all individual in shape, size and style. They are tastefully furnished throughout and equipped with 100% cotton sheets, towels, beach wraps, hypoallergenic pillows and mosquito netting. The toiletries that you will find in the bathroom are natural and biodegradable.

The Hemera room with a modern Greek character
The Hemera room with a modern Greek character
View from the Hemera bedroom
View from the Hemera bedroom
The living room with a traditional Greek touch
The living room with a traditional Greek touch
Rhea all-white bathroom
Rhea all-white bathroom

Organic local-grown food

When it comes to food, three vegetarian dishes are being served daily with organic and local-grown ingredients. Who wouldn’t like to start their day with some Greek yogurt, a home-made granola and some delicious banana pancakes? The food concept is organic, healthy and detoxifying that perfectly matches the yogic lifestyle.

Home-made granola and Greek yogurt for breakfast
Home-made granola and Greek yogurt for breakfast
Organic Mediterranean-style food
Organic Mediterranean-style food
Rustic feel in Silver Island Yoga kitchen
Rustic feel in Silver Island Yoga kitchen

Yoga and various activities to enjoy

Before enjoying all this mouth-watering dishes, you will have a one-hour yoga class at dawn and one during sunset. Between meals and classes, you can have walks around the island, discover its olive groves or relax under a cypress tree. If you are into sports, you can try kayaking or snorkeling. Then, if you love art or literature, you can read a book borrowed from the library or draw using tools from an art cupboard.

Yoga practice in front of the most amazing sunset
Yoga practice in front of the most amazing sunset
Yoga in the shala for a morning energy boost
Yoga in the shala for a morning energy boost
Relaxing and playful atmosphere
Relaxing and playful atmosphere

The yoga retreat offers you the time to restore, heal and de-stress.  Each week a different trainer visits the island and invites you to benefit from the physical, mental and spiritual advantages of yoga. From the moment you step foot on this beautiful island, you will have the opportunity to relax and practice different styles of yoga; from Hatha and Kundalini to Quantum and Vinyasa Yoga, there is definitely a method that will match your preferences! And if all this workout isn’t just enough, you can enjoy some Shiatsu therapy sessions in order to relieve tension and pain.

Check the calendar to see the availability for the current year in Silver Island Yoga here.

The Greek-style main house exterior
The Greek-style main house exterior
Lissa laying out the table for dinner
Lissa laying out the table for dinner
Blue details in the most luxurious yoga retreat in Greece
Blue details in the most luxurious yoga retreat in Greece

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Blue and white equals Greek summer!
Blue and white equals Greek summer!

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Silver Island Yoga: a luxurious yoga retreat in Greece
Silver Island Yoga: a luxurious yoga retreat in Greece

We would like to thank Claire for providing us with these wonderful pictures of the retreat.

*This is not a promotional post. We always express our own point of view based on our findings/visit.