Dancing Goddess - Mediterranean retreat for women - Crete, Greece




DANCING GODDESS
Mediterranean retreat for women
Retreat for women based on  Archetypes of Ancient Greek Goddesses

Crete, Greece
dates: tbc



You will transform yourselves into the Hellenic Goddesses for a week, awaken and enhance your femininity though with dancing, acting, playing and yoga.

The setting will allow you to relax under the sun and sea at the local beautiful beaches, enjoy the Mediterranean food and the Greek hospitality.

Women only. Minimum 4 maximum 10 participants.

Experience a unique inner journey
in this 7 days retreat and offer yourself the opportunity to:

* Awaken and enhance your femininity
* Transform yourselves into the Hellenic Goddesses 
* Connect to the female divinity through the ancient archetypes of energy
* Relax under the sun and sea at the local beautiful beaches
* Enjoy Mediterranean food (traditional or vegetarian)
* Connect to the nature,
* Meet the Greek hospitality.





Activities & workshops including:
* Yoga daily practice
* Meditative sacred dance
* Ancient hymns
* Improvisational acting techniques
* Emotional make-up
* meditations in special energy places – temples
* sharing circles

Daily program:

Recover and empower your female energy through Ancient Female Archetypes

based on Ancient Hellenic Goddesses

Each day will be dedicated to one Hellenic Goddess’ Archetype in order to connect and work on those specific energies.

Morning:
Introduction to the goddess energy of the day
Yoga practice divine flow (1h)

Afternoon: Workshop and activities (2/3h)


Sunday - Hestia day
Hearth, home, domesticity

Arrivals and settling in
Introduction to the retreat and opening ritual
Welcome dinner

Monday - Artemis day
Hunter / Moon/ wilderness / protector of birth and young

Tuesday - Athena day
Wisdom Strategy War 

Wednesday – Dimitra day
Mother Earth / fertility /Agriculture
Local excursion

Thursday - Hera day
Female Leadership / Marriage

Friday - Aphrodite day 
Love Pleasure abundance

Saturday 
Meditation in special energy places – temples
Closing ritual - Sharing circle
Goodbye dinner / party

Sunday
Departures



* The instructors will be available upon request during the retreat, on extra charge for :
Private consultation
Healing sessions
Massage Therapies
Aura cleaning and chakra balancing


Leading instructor:















Erasmia Kritikou

Erasmia is a yoga teacher, a personal development and wellbeing coach, actress, dancer, energy healer, massage therapist.
More info >>

Prices per person: 
 1990 per person - last minute prices when paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat 
 1750 per person - standard prices 
 1500 per person - early bird prices for payments 90 days before 


Prices for 2 people : 
* 20% discount is offered for 2nd person when booking together and sharing a room.
 3582 per person - last minute prices when paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat 
 3150 per person - standard prices 
 2700 per person - early bird prices for payments 90 days before
Payments:
You can pay the full amount in advance or a 50% deposit in advance and the rest 50% in cash upon arrival.

Please note this retreat will run with 4 or more participants.
















What is included in the price:

* quality accommodation - own room unless sharing

* 2 healthy meals each day (breakfast and dinner)


* Daily yoga classes (Vinyasa Balanced Flow) in the retreat villa (in English)

* Local excursion

* Return transfer to the airport / port




Accommodation:
Private Retreat
outskirts of Chania
Crete
Greece













How to get there:

Flights to Chania or Heraklion on Cretre Greece. There are plenty of fights from Athens, but there are many international flights to and from Crete airports.


By boat
check the schedule on viva.gr


Bookings and contact:
Lynn, assistant

Balkan Events
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com
WhatsApp: +30.6974575898

Private retreats are available by special arrangement for groups of 4 or more.

Facebook Group: fb.me/dancinggoddessretreats

Cancellation/changes/no show policy:
1) Once you book your place / pay there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat. You should honor that and so will we.
2) If you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:
a) find somebody else until 7 days before the start date, no extra fee required
b) no shows with no notice equals in 100% fee loss.


As a complement to this retreat we recommend the following packages:
* a great package for day night or arrival or departure from Athens, called Welcome to Athens & Ancient Greek Massage Wellness Package. 
* an Ancient Athens and Ancient Greek sites private photography tour
* an Ancient Greece Biking Tour

One day sailing cruise on a catamaran Athens Greece

Itinerary:  
Athens 
Aegina (Ag. Marina)
Athens 


1 day trip

Come and enjoy the Sun, the waters of the Aegean sea and the a wind that will take us to our destination on this one day trip.










Next proposed date 2019:
5 May, Sunday 


for other days please ask

Also also check our weekend sailing trips in Greece >>

Program:
Departure: 10am from Flisvos Marina, Athens
Lunch in a local taverna
Visit to the Temple of Aphaia  (optional)
Return to Athens 7pm




Temple of Aphaia
The temple of Aphaia stands on a pine-clad hill in northeast Aegina. It is the most important monument in the sanctuary of Aphaia, which appears to have been founded on a site used for worship since the Mycenaean period. Pausanias (2, 30, 3-5) mentions the myth of Aphaia and identifies her with the Cretan divinity Britomartis-Diktynna, an opinion shared by modern scholars. The temple, erected at approximately 500-490 BC, replaced an earlier one, also of tufa, which stood on the same site and with the same orientation.




The Temple of Aphaia on Aegina island is a part of 3 energetic connections with Acropolis of Athens and The Temple of Poseidon in Sounio.

Web:
https://www.greecehighdefinition.com/blog/2019/2/9/aphaea-temple-building-the-finest-archaic-greek-temple?rq=Dna&fbclid=IwAR06_0bKWsG5u71KrL2IkK1tqBTGgMgDHbnoQkg5jDJFA66-GOBeYRc1aCo





Prices per person: 
Prices :
 120  - early bird price for payments before 10 Apr
 150  - standard prices
 200  - last minute prices for payments after 18 Apr


What do you get for your money :
* sailing cruise on a luxury Luxury Catamaran Lagoon Oceanis 50
* Swim and dive in crystal clear water (Water Temp. Average 15.7°C / 60.3°F)
* No sailing experience needed
* Skipper and competent crew aboard for a safe and stress free experience

* All taxes and fees

* Greek taverna lunch
* Group size from 5 minimum to 9 max.

Bookings and contact:
Lynn, assistant 
Balkan Events
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com
WhatsApp: +30.6974575898
Private one day tours or longer are available by special arrangement for groups of 4 or more.

Note about sailing itinerary & sailing conditions
The itinerary are suggested and subject to approval by skipper who will be evaluating prevailing weather and sea conditions at the time of charter. Private charter vessels are not cruise ships and can alter point of call at any time during the charter for passengers’ safety and comfort. This is a sample itinerary suggestion which is not legally binding. All information is given in good faith and is believed correct but cannot be guaranteed. The itinerary that will be followed will be discussed by Charterer and skipper upon embarkation, every effort will be made to meet Charterer’s preferences but the actual itinerary that will be followed is subject to weather conditions and to the discretion of the skipper who will be considering passengers’ safety first.

This to bring/consider:
* White or sailing shoes for the deck. Rock shoes - the rocks can be sharp and if you have some rock shoes, they may be a handy addition to your luggage (if you plan on a little exploring),
* Beach towel 
* Music - pack your favourite music on your iPod or MP3 player and remember to pack your aux cable,
* Shoes - any shoes  with dark or marking soles and heels are not permitted on board.  It would be wise to bring flip-flops or similar for the hot weather,
* Pack your swimmers! 
* Bring your own drinks and snacks

Cancellation/changes/no show policy:
1) Once you book your place / pay there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat. You should honor that and so will we.
2) If you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:
a) find somebody else until 7 days before the start date, no extra fee required
b) no shows with no notice equals in 100% fee loss.
3) if we cancel the trip for any reason you will be rescheduled for another date or a full refund will be given. This will be established on individual basis.



Yoga retreat Drama Northen Greece

Yoga Retreat 
Drama
north Greece
one week

Dates 2019:
11 - 18 Aug
18 - 25 Aug
25 Aug - 1 Sept


for other dates please ask.



Come and join us for a week or two of a relaxing yoga retreat in this beautiful valley in the mountains near Drama, north of Greece, near the border from Bulgaria.



Drama, Prosotsani and the general area

Drama is one of the hidden gems of Greece....great temperatures in August....wineyards....river and forest hideouts...a perfect place to relax and reconnect with nature.

Drama is situated in North Eastern Greece, in the Macedonia region, close to the border of Bulgaria and approximately 115km NE of Thessaloniki. Our accommodation is based in the town of Prosotsani - 15km west along the main road and closer to the main take-off we use at Pyrgi. Prosotsani has a population of around 9,000, with all the local amenities you would expect to support a town of that size - shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars etc, and also an open air swimming pool with some water slides on the edge of town. 























Day 1 
  • Arrivals 
  • Introductions 
  • Welcome Dinner 
  • Intentions Setting workshop (optional) 

Day 2 
  • Breakfast 
  • Free time for reflection + exploration 
  • Sunset yoga (Traditional) 
  • Communal Dinner 

Day 3 
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Wellness Workshop 
  • Free time for reflection + exploration 
  • Dinner 


Day 4 
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Group Expedition 
  • Dinner 
  • Evening Meditation 

Day 5 
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Wellness Workshop 
  • Dinner 

Day 6 
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Free time for reflection + exploration 
  • Farewell dinner in town 

Day 7 
  • Morning yoga and meditation 
  • Breakfast 
  • Reflection and Intention review (optional) 
  • Departures 


Group size: 6  people



Yoga teacher:
tbc


How to get there:
The nearest main airport is Thessaloniki (SKG) - and it is around a 2 hour drive to Drama.
Our weeks run from Sunday-Sunday and transfers from Thessaloniki or Kavala Airport  (KVA) are included on that day.


Prices : a room (shared bathroom)
 890 per person - last minute prices when paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat 
 790 per person - standard prices 
 590 per person - early bird prices for payments before 30 July
Prices : a private room with bathroom
 990 per person - last minute prices when paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat 
 890 per person - standard prices 
 790 per person - early bird prices for payments 
before 30 July
Prices include:
* return airport transfer to/from Thessaloniki
* accommodation for 6 nights
* Daily yoga classes (Traditional, Hatha and Yin) in the retreat villa (in English)
* all meals : breakfast prepared together, lunch and dinner in  a local Greek taverna
* 2 local excursions (beach day, Underground River Caves at Aggitis, Paranesti Village & St Barbara Waterfall, Walking/Hiking, Natural spring and park in Drama, wineyard tour)






















What to bring:
* own yoga mat
* beach gear
* trekking shoes



Bookings and contact:
Lynn
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com
Whatsapp: +30.6974575898

Private retreats are available by special arrangement for groups of 4 or more.

Cancellation/changes/no show policy:
1) Once you book your place / pay there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat. You should honor that and so will we.
2) If you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:
a) find somebody else until 7 days before the start date, no extra fee required
b) no shows with no notice equals in 100% fee loss.

As a complement to this retreat we recommend the following packages:
* Sailing holidays and tours in Greece
* an Ancient Athens and Ancient Greek sites private photography tour
* an Ancient Greece Biking Tour

The best of Northern Greece

The best of Northern Greece

Wine - Sun - Beach - Great food - Paragliding - Trekking - Rafting - Mudbaths - Ancient Sites - Skiing - Christmas market


Dates 2019:
all year round

for  availability dates please ask.




Come and explore with us the beautiful valley in the mountains near Drama and nearby Beaches of Nea Paramos. We are in the north of Greece, near the border from Bulgaria.





The program includes:

* world class beach days (in the season)
* wine tasting in the premium wineries in the Drama valley
* Greek taverna dinners
* paragliding tandem flight in the Drama valley
* visits of the points of interest like Caves at Aggitis and Alistrati, numerous Monasteries, 
* St Barbara Waterfall, Walking/Hiking, Natural springs etc
* Rafting in the Nestos River
* Ancient sites of Amfipoli and Philippi
* transportation and English speaking tour leader
* skiing (in the season)

We have 3 to 5 day packages. 

Group size: 6  people

Prices per person 3 day tour : 
 590 per person - standard prices 
 490 per person - early bird prices for payments at least 2 weeks before the tour
Prices per person 5 day tour:
 790 per person - standard prices 
 690 per person - early bird prices 
for payments at least 2 weeks before the tour
The prices include:
* airport pickup/dropoff
* transportation during the tour
* all food and drinks during the tour (lunch/dinners)
* entrance to activities and attractions
* help with finding the accomodation

The accommodation is not included in the price, we can help you to organise the sleeping arrangements from 5 star hotels to budget accommodation.


How to get there:
The nearest main airport is Thessaloniki (SKG) or Kavala Airport  (KVA).




















What to bring:
* beach gear
* trekking shoes



Bookings and contact:
Lynn
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com
Whatsapp: +30.6974575898

Private retreats are available by special arrangement for groups of 4 or more.

Cancellation/changes/no show policy:
1) Once you book your place / pay there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat. You should honor that and so will we.
2) If you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:
a) find somebody else until 7 days before the start date, no extra fee required
b) no shows with no notice equals in 100% fee loss.

As a complement to this retreat we recommend the following packages:
* Sailing holidays and tours in Greece
* an Ancient Athens and Ancient Greek sites private photography tour
* an Ancient Greece Biking Tour

Paragliding holidays in Drama Greece

Paragliding holidays  
Drama
north Greece
one week

Dates 2020:
May - Oct


Come and join us for a week or two for a paragliding in this beautiful valley in the mountains near Drama, north of Greece, near the border from Bulgaria.
Drama is one of the hidden gems for paragliders.

If you are coming with a friend or partner who does not fly there are plenty of options and beaches to explore nearby.



Drama, Prosotsani and the general area
Drama is situated in North Eastern Greece, in the Macedonia region, close to the border of Bulgaria and approximately 115km NE of Thessaloniki. Our accommodation is based in the town of Prosotsani - 15km west along the main road and closer to the main take-off we use at Pyrgi. Prosotsani has a population of around 9,000, with all the local amenities you would expect to support a town of that size - shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars etc, and also an open air swimming pool with some water slides on the edge of town. 

Flying
The terrain provides a nice mix of flatland flying with some sizable hills and Mount Falakro providing a back-drop to the area at 2,232 metres. 

The main take off is at Pyrgi, a 30 minute drive from the house and situated above the village of Petroussa. Altitude at take off is 1,187 metres and faces South. Usually the anabatic flow during the day draws the wind onto the face of the hill and there is a light breeze to take off in.

There are good XC routes and potential to the East, West and South, with only Thessaloniki CTR 70km to the SW to avoid. Flying to the beaches south of Kavala to the East is also possible if the sea breeze isn't too strong. Circuit flights around the valley of 80-90km+ can be achieved given light winds.

Later on in the afternoon and evening, the sea breeze from the East usually begins, and there are 2 take-offs above the town of Drama we can use for evening soaring flights. It is usually still thermic later on and it is therefore relatively easy to get high enough to fly the 15km west back to Prosotsani (or further round the valley) from these take-offs (Named 'Korilovos' East or S.E).



















Weather
North Eastern Greece generally has relatively warm, dry summers, with a prevailing light Northerly wind bringing dry air from the land mass above. Cloudbase is typically 2,500-3000m during the summer. The terrain provides plenty of good thermal triggers, and climbs of 3-5m/s are typical.

Suitability
All pilots need to be suitably qualified to fly on their own in whichever country they are coming from. 
Holiday insurance with Paragliding cover is mandatory for all guests. JS Insurance, Axa and Dog Tag Insurance all provide specialist holiday insurance that can cover Paragliding.

Pilots also need to be suitably equipped with a VHF Radio (Trackers will be provided).























How to get there:
The nearest main airport is Thessaloniki (SKG) 
Other near airport is Kavala (KVA).

Prices per person based on one week stay (7D/6N)
In a private room in a host house
 990 per person - last minute prices when paid in last 2 weeks before the course
 850 per person - standard prices
 750 per person - early bird prices for payments at least 60 days before the start date
In an B&B private room with bathroom
 1250 per person - last minute prices when paid in last 2 weeks before the retreat
 1150 per person - standard prices
 990 per person - early bird prices for payments 
 at least 60 days before the start date
Prices include:
* return airport transfer to/from the airport
* accommodation for 6 nights
* transport to launch and landing spots retrieves in a 4x4 airconditioned vehicle
* 2 flights a day : morning and evening
* evening go outs together for meals (consumption included in the price)
* activities and Transport on non-flyable days (beach day, Underground River Caves at Aggitis, Paranesti Village & St Barbara Waterfall, Walking/Hiking, Natural spring and park in Drama, wineyard tour)






















What to bring:
* own equipment
* beach gear
* trekking shoes



Bookings and contact:
Lynn
signmeup4itnow@gmail.com
Whatsapp: +30.6974575898

Private retreats are available by special arrangement for groups of 4 or more.

Cancellation/changes/no show policy:
1) Once you book your place / pay there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat. You should honor that and so will we.
2) If you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:
a) find somebody else until 7 days before the start date, no extra fee required
b) no shows with no notice equals in 100% fee loss.

As a complement to this retreat we recommend the following packages:
* Sailing holidays and tours in Greece
* an Ancient Athens and Ancient Greek sites private photography tour
* an Ancient Greece Biking Tour