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range from skiing to raw food yoga retreats, from hiking, sailing, tantric yoga workshops to spring flower workshops. Whatever your interest is, Crete has a fascinating diversity, being such a large island with so many beaches, coves, seaside villages and mountains, lakes, gorges, plateaux and everything in between.
Dromolatis - a professional experienced guide for trekking in the White Mountains of western Crete with a local Cretan mountain man
Aori Walks - multi-day hikes in the White Mountains with Anne Deckel
The Happy Walker - this walking group offer an 8-10 day flora walking tour of Rethymnon in central Crete in spring to coincide with the flowering of orchids
Get tasting all around the vineyards of Crete.
Specialist Tours Crete - try tandem paragliding, paratriking and overall blissing out in Crete's skies with Power Fly Crete. George Kissanakis and his team will keep you safe and show you the exhilaration that comes with flying.
Below you can see Mona on her flight to celebrate her 80th birthday. Young or old, you can enjoy this magical adventure...
Flora Workshops – Crete in Spring & Autumn
Trips led by Julia Jones, the Founder of Flowers of Crete. She is a botanical artist and writer and during the spring and winter months guides mountain tours in search of rare and endemic species.
Details on these fascinating flora workshops…
At Agios Pavlos is Yoga Rocks, offering workshops, retreats and teachings from those who have studied a variety of yoga practices. A place for serene practice and contemplation, with workshops for all levels.
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Luxurious Traditional Villa, Kissamos Crete
10 Days Tantra Yoga Luxury Experience in Crete - a luxuriously well-catered sumptuous experience of tantric yoga practices in safe and comfortable surroundings near Kissamos in western Crete.
Enjoy an authentic adventure for the senses which includes:
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8 Day Raw & Vegan Cooking and Yoga Holiday - visit Crete in Spring for the most delightful season and wildflower abundance. Rest, rejuvenate and be healthy with raw and vegan cooking, local cuisine cooking classes and yoga.
Activities and inclusions on this holiday:
Stay with your small group in a separate rural guesthouse in the quiet countryside in the south of Rethymnon. This location is 50 km south of Rethymnon town, with hiking and beach walks easily included in your day. The villa setting includes five houses, a large swimming pool, a barbecue area, a small church and a botanical garden.
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Om Shanti Retreat Centre
Amiras Village, Heraklion
8 Day Detox Retreat in Crete - enjoy a small mountain village, views to the sea, fresh air, yoga and meditation and quiet in the rural retreat near
Accommodation is provided in the retreat centre, with the quietness and calmness of the mountains behind and the vast Libyan Sea in the front, hiking and beach visits will help with your healing program and overall relaxation.
Led by an alternative healer and qualified Shivananda yoga teacher, with your group size of less than 10 participants, English, German and Greek are spoken.
Aspros Potamos, Makri Gialos
7 Day Wellness, Yoga and Pilates Retreat in Eastern Crete - this retreat in the south of Crete near Makrys Gialos Beach will nurture your soul.
Allow the facilitators Despina and Eleftheria to lead you through a combination of yoga, pilates, dance therapy sessions, and offers you a wide range of practices.
The full retreat includes:
Specialist Tours Crete - Wild Crete Travel has been offering tours on Crete for over seventeen years. These unusual travel study tours draw on the guide's many years of living and working on Crete as well as the team's long-term relationships with the local people. The tours provide an authentic experience that will enliven your senses and inspire you to live closer to the earth and her seasons.
Wild Crete is the passion of Patricia Kyritsi Howell, a Greek American naturalist and medical herbalist. The author of Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians (2006) and director of BotanoLogos School for Herbal Studies in the mountains of north Georgia (USA), Patricia continues a family tradition of savouring Greek cuisine. Patricia teaches classes about wild food cuisine, the traditional cuisine of Crete and the Mediterranean Diet. www.wildcrete.com
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