MahalaYoga - Amorgos, Greece - 5 Star Yoga & Spa Retreat
Half-Board, 7 Nights - 24th April -1st May, 2017 - Now Booking!...
10% OFF early-bird bookings on all Amorgos 2017 room options - offer expires July 2016
Recharge and rejuvenate with MahalaYoga for 7 nights on our next Yoga & Wellness Spa Retreat to the stunningly beautiful and blissfully quiet Greek island of Amorgos -
Join Dirish Shaktidas & Mahala as they lead you through a blend of YinYoga, Vinyasa Flow with some powerful meditations staying at the family-run, 5 Star Aegialis Hotel and Spa, nestled in the hillside overlooking the small harbour town and bay of Aegialis, we guarantee you a warm and friendly welcome and relaxing escape from it all
Amorgos is the easternmost island of the Greek Cyclades group, with around 1,900 friendly inhabitants who are mainly spread out between two small port towns at either end of the island, and a few picturesque mountain villages in-between. There's no airport meaning the island is only accessible by ferry, and the fact that it's naturally covered in thriving, medicinal wild flowers, herbs and plants, all surrounded by crystal clear waters, makes it the perfect location for a deeply-relaxing escape!
Accommodation comes as a choice of an airy, clean and comfortable Superior Classic or Superior Modern room, each with a balcony or terrace and ocean views, tastefully decorated and furnished with everything you'd expect, including a flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, designer bed linen, bath robes and pool towels, slippers, and dare we say it, WiFi!
Guests have unrestricted access to The Spa facilities meaning unlimited use of the Indoor Pool, Hammam, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Gym, and in addition to the 30 minute massage that's included as standard with your retreat booking, a further 10% discount is available for you to use on other treatments that you can book directly with the Spa upon arrival, so you can really indulge and lose yourself and make the most of this therapeutic hideaway
The Ambrosia Gallery Restaurant, where you will have your Greek and / or continental style breakfast, with organic ingredients from the hotel garden and your plentiful vegetarian and vegan dinners, boasts uninterrupted and enchanting views out over the bay to the mountains of Aegialis, making mealtimes a bit of a magical experience - a secret haven of peace and tranquility, the hotel is so far removed from the demands of 21st century living we challenge you to do anything other than reinvigorate and renew
Group excursions of ancient Amorgos are available and can be arranged and booked with the hotel reception team - it is also possible to hire a car to explore the island. Fancy a dip in the tempting turquoise waters? The sandy beaches are only a stones throw away from the hotel, and after your swim before you relax on the beach, why not have a lazy-lunch at one of the unique beachfront restaurants, where you can sample the local and traditional Greek dishes on offer, and the constantly changing mountain-framed view of the bay
We suggest adding on these the following extra activities: Full day island tour, including visit to the 1000-year old Monastery of Panagia Chozoviotissa, built in the cliffs 300 meters above the sea; visit to the Byzantine Monastery of St George Valsamitis, built upon the ruins of an ancient water oracle, dedicated to god Apollo, where one can still see the water running in the church; visit to the capital of the island Chora, with its picturesque alleys, its 40 churches and 12 windmills on the surrounding hills.Price per person: 35 €***Tour of Aegiali villages (Tholaria, Langada, Potamos)Price per person: 15 €***Cooking class, where you will learn traditional Greek/Amorgian recipes, easily done at home upon return!Price per person: 35 €, including lunch from the dishes prepared during class***Herbal tour, introducing you to the world famous local herbs of Amorgos and its medicinal and cosmetic properties.Price per person: 25 €***Greek dance lesson.Price per person: 15 €
Your retreat package includes: 7 nights accommodation at the 5 star Aegialis Hotel and Spa
Breakfast, with organic ingredients from the hotel gardens - dinner, including vegetarian and vegan dishes - morning and evening yoga - guided meditation sessions - 30 minute massage treatment - additional 10% OFF Spa treatments (excluding manicures and pedicures) - unlimited use of Spa facilities - unlimited wifi access - transfers to and from the hotel on Amorgos
How to book: A minimum 10% deposit is required to secure your space and must be paid at the time of booking, with full and final payment due no later than Wednesday 9th March 2016 - Need to pay for your retreat package in instalments? No problem whatsoever! Book today to take advantage of our 10% early-bird discount, pay your 10% deposit on the discounted retreat price now, and split the remaining balance into manageable amounts, for example; 1 person early-bird, 7 nights shared twin, £765 - pay your 10% reduced rate deposit of £76.50 online today, and then 3 monthly payments of £229.50 - to activate this payment option simply visit the MahalaYoga Shop by clicking or tapping here, select your preferred room and deposit options from the drop-down menus and place them in your shopping basket, proceed to our secure online checkout and complete your purchase. We'll email you an invoice with the balance and the amount and due dates for the 3 remaining instalments, and you're as good as on your way to Amorgos... Congratulations!
Getting to Amorgos:
First and foremost, you will need to be at The Port of Piraeus, Athens, no later than 16:30 on Tuesday 5th April - the ferry departs for Amorgos at 17:30, and if you miss the boat you'll have to wait 24 hours for the next one!
UK-ATHENS-AMORGOS or UK-NAXOS-AMORGOS
UK-Athens-Amorgos: the lower priced of the two possible routes, but you can arrange a bonus stop-over night in Athens and explore the city this way!
UK-Naxos-Amorgos: the higher priced of the two possible routes, reducing ferry travel time to 3.5 hours, ideal if you are not up for the adventure of getting to Amorgos from Athens (we've done the UK-Athens-Amorgos ferry option, twice now, and although the ferry takes a good few hours, it really is a fun way to get there!), but it is quite tricky to get the Amorgos-Naxos Ferry and Naxos Flights to sync up
It's worth remembering that the isolated and remote location of Amorgos acts like a natural filter, meaning that it's not packed with weekend travellers and party-revellers, which is what makes it the special, blissfully tranquil place that it is, and well worth the mini-adventure to get to - whichever route you decide to take, your transfer coach will collect you when you disembark on Amorgos, and you'll receive a warm, friendly and relaxed MahalaYoga welcome at The Aegialis Hotel and Spa upon arrival and throughout your stay with us
Use your preferred flight provider for the return UK-Athens/Naxos leg of your journey, and you'll also need a return ferry ticket for the final stretch, Athens/Naxons-Amorgos, they're cheap enough and you can purchase them through companies such as 'Blue Star', or your other preferred ferry ticket provider
Book your flights early - the closer you leave it to the time of departure the more expensive they become
For example, on the 18th December 2015, low-cost, return flights from London to Athens were available for £70.42, plus your Ferry ticket at around £50.00 return, that's Amorgos and back for £120.42 (plus any optional chargeable extras) Don't leave it too late to book!