NEXT Retreat dates, Schedule and Fees For 2019

Sept: 14 - 19, 2019

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Our Ikaria Wild Retreats 2019 are designed to give you a deep reflective awareness of Ikaria Island and the Greek Seas. We offer presentations and activities to engage a community of intelligent, environmentally focused, and supportive people.

retreat example schedule

Day 1: (hotel check ins) Meet at 4:00PM Welcome and Introduction to Ikaria and its unique characteristics; excursion to a mountain village; farm-to-table dinner on a traditional farm with cooking lesson; learn the special Ikarian dance.

Day 2: Morning walk in Ikarian mountains to restored watermill; visit to an old monastery in mountains; wine tasting at a special Ikarian mountain winery; dancing at an Ikarian panigiri (night festival).

Day 3: Explore Ikaria's unique architecture; visit to a hermit cave and monastery and learn about the 'anti-pirate' history of Ikaria; visit an archaeological collection; learn about the Greece’s marine life and protection,

Day 4: Morning walk to Arethusa village; explore the village and watermill ruins; seaside village of Karavostamo. Stop in Evdilos for a coffee; yoga by the sea.

Day 5: Walk through a protected holm oak forest; visit a small fishing village and relax by the sea; walk to ancient Roman aqueduct ruins; visit the Rock of Ikarus; transfer to a mountain bungalow near Drakano tower or other hotels; evening at Faros beach.

Day 6: (hotel check outs) Walk to St George’s chapel and the twin beaches; Visit Ikaria’s ‘capital’- Agios Kirigos and museum; discover the village of hot springs. Goodbye Lunch. Retreat ends at approx. 3:00PM.

Optional 2 Day Extension: Each Retreat will have a special 2 day optional extension, which may include visits to Ikaria’s most remote villages by boat, a special hiking excursion, a visit to Fourni Islands (ferry tickets extra), options for snorkeling and beaches, intensive yoga and meditation, and other events. Contact us for more information and your interests.

 * The specific events and scheduling may vary with each Retreat, depending on the weather, local schedules and other conditions, but the above is a good example.

retreat FEES (September 2019 Prices)

5 days w/out hotel: $950.00 per person; $1600.00 per couple.

5 days with hotel: $1200.00 per person; $1900.00 per couple.

7 days w/out hotel: $1350.00 per person; $2200.00 per couple.

7 days with hotel: $1550.00 per person; $2650.00 per couple.

Each retreat is limited to 10 participants maximum. (Min. 6 people). Please apply early as spots will fill up.

Each Ikaria Wild Retreat 2019 Includes: hotel accommodations if hotel option is chosen; welcome dinner, daily transportation during the Retreat, our dedicated guides, walks, discussions about the Greek islands and seas, excursions, visit to a winery, live music event (schedule permitting), cooking lesson, yoga session,  evening shares, and one farewell dinner cooked by Valia.

Each Ikaria Wild Retreat 2019 Does Not Include: hotel accommodations if option is not chosen; airline travel and other transportation costs to/from Ikaria and to/from participants' hotels; all meals/food expenses not expressly stated as being included; passport/ visa fees; all other personal expenses; travel insurance and medical coverage.

further Information

Please also read the Terms and Conditions for further information.

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what you can expect:

- A dynamic retreat that will give you insider knowledge about Ikaria, Greece and the Greek Seas.

- An inspiring group of people who wish to learn about Greece's natural environments, the seas and islands.

- An international community that's gaining momentum to make an impact on protecting our seas, wildlife and lands.