Yoga holiday June 23rd 2020

Early Summer in Kissamos, June 23rd 2020. Perfect time for sunshine and yoga.

Kissamos, also known as Kastelli, is a small town which mostly sells tractors to the local farming community. There is however a network of cobbled streets where you can find shops and cafes leading to an area which overlooks the sea where there are traditional Cretan fish restaurants.

Our yoga venue is on the very outskirts of the small town. Here the sea is clean, warm and shallow making for easy swimming with a long quiet strand of golden sandy beach with occasional shingle. Our beach is called Mavros Molos and the yoga space is above the beach looking out to sea.

Kastelli is a seaside resort which attracts Greek tourists. Behind this coastal plain the backdrop is mountainous, the area being broken into gorges and craggy peaks. This provides for many easy grade walks, the chance to see birds of prey, vultures and wild flowers and old rural ways like treading grapes.

Apart from sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and yoga you can visit ancient ruins, take a day cruise, explore the Venetian town of Chania, walk gorges or just be still and enjoy the ocean.

Our hosts Mike and Maria own the beachside taverna. They will be feeding us after the morning yoga class and on selected evening during the week - we are keeping some evenings spare so we can visit the fish restaurants mentioned above.

Maria is a fantastic cook and during the week there will be the option of attending a cookery class where you will be taught how to prepare traditional Greek vegetarian meals. - which we will then eat!

There will also be an optional excursion to the organic olive oil mill at Astrikas, this is world famous olive oil which you can purchase on site if you wish. It is fantastic and includes both organic lemon olive oil and organic orange olive oi

We are on the edge of Kastelli by the Mavros Molos Beach.
Our rooms are simply furnished Cretan style, all have air conditioning and en-suite facilities.
They are in the area immediately behind the venue and whilst they do not have sea views it takes only a few steps to be actually on the beach.
All of the rooms at this venue (upstairs and downstairs) are along the side of the building, none face the sea.
There are three upstairs rooms which share a balcony and which carry a superior room supplement. Please note this is a taverna and not a hotel, rooms and furnishings are appropriate to that. All rooms have a fridge and a kettle.

Sun loungers and beach umbrellas are provided free of charge and there are comfortable chairs and a settee on the veranda above the beach for relaxing. You are also welcome to use the yoga space at any times that it is not being used for teaching.
There is a super-market close by and a small boutique selling clothes. A short walk takes you to the small central village area with its cafes and shops - avoid the main road at the top of the village as this is the area where they sell tractors and industrial goods to the farmers!
Each day, after your morning yoga class, you will be served a delicious breakfast with home produced milk, eggs and cheese from the owners small-holding.
Your vegetarian group dinners will be on-site, on other nights we will eat out at the wonderful restaurants on the seafront. On some nights a fish option is offered.
Five group evening meals are included in the cost of your holiday.

Special diets cannot be accommodated however soya milk is supplied.

For details of prices and booking please go to http://www.freespirityoga.co.uk/page/kissamos-crete-greece or phone 01273 564230