NEXT Retreat dates, Schedule and Fees For 2019

Sept: 16 - 21, 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

7 days w/out hotel: $945.00 per person; $1700.00 per couple.

7 days with hotel: $1225.00 per person; $2250.00 per couple.

9 days w/out hotel: $1215.00 per person; $2200.00 per couple.

9 days with hotel: $1575.00 per person; $2900.00 per couple.

Each retreat is limited to 10 participants maximum. (Min. 6 people). Please apply early as spots will fill up. On the application, please select all the dates you might wish to attend to find the right group for you.

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.