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Yogini Wellness Studio organizes a detox yoga and pilates getaway retreat at Makrys Gialos in Ierapetra, Crete, Greece. It is an exceptional destination known for its energy, where yogis from all around the world visit to practice yoga and stay in pure cretan traditional housesand deeply connect with nature.
The retreat is a combination of yoga, pilates, dance therapy sessions, and offers you a wide range of practices. It will revitalize your body, mind and soul, strengthen your body, help you get rid of the stress, and every day’s anxiety. It is a beautiful getaway to nourish your whole body and to come close to your inner wisdom. You will get in touch with nature, beautiful beaches, and the warm Greek sun!
Don’t forget the Cretan cuisine, tasty fresh food cooked only with olive oil! It is a place that combines the beautiful mountains of Crete in addition with the therapeutic sea.
Aspros Potamos is known to be the most ancient settlement in the area of Pefki. It is located in south-east Crete, a thousand meters above sea level and the coastal village Makrys Gialos. The area is famous for its natural beauty, which comprises of numerous unspoiled beaches, traditional picturesque villages, and its four magnificent gorges.
It is an ideal location, since the area combines both beaches and mountains covered by lush greenery and endogenous pine, olive and citrus trees. It is thought that early Aspros Potamos was originally much larger; however, probably the constant attacks and raids from pirates forced the inhabitants to abandon the settlement. So, they sought refuge in the higher mountain ranges, where it was more safe and isolated and they used the settlement to house their life stock during the harsh winter months or they would venture down in order to maintain their vegetable gardens.
The old inhabitants of Aspros Potamos are considered to be the first settlers of the mountain area of Pefki. This comes as no surprise, since the location is spectacular with densely covered mountain sides and valleys giving an intense green foliage. The valley on the south side reaches all the way up to Analipsi and the stream Aspros Potamos, which the settlement takes its name from, runs through it.
Nowadays, all the relics and the old stone and soil built houses have been renovated and fully restored. The settlement of Aspros Potamos has been characterized as traditional and its authenticity is protected by the Greek government.
The accommodation at Aspros Potamos are built from natural local stone and reflecting the colour of the earth, this very special accommodation is clustered on the side of hillside within the hamlet of Aspros Potamos with uninterrupted views up the gorge towards Pefki and down the valley to the Libyan sea.
Cleverly restored, the accommodation has the feel of a diminutive village, each cottage reached by small narrow paths made of stones and surrounded by gardens containing succulents cacti and other hardy plants. Consisting of 10 dwellings (studios, one bedroom or two bedrooms) built on different levels, individually designed to offer privacy and each with outside patio, a working open fireplace, kitchen, and bathroom.
This retreat is for you who love yoga, like to know the benefits of pilates, and want to feel free through the dance therapy. It is a health, healing, and liberation opportunity. This is a detoxifying mind, spirit, and body retreat. It is perfect for you who like adventure, want to explore the Cretan mountains and the blue sea!
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This retreat will be held in Makrys Gialos, Ierapetra, Crete, Greece.
The price includes vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner.