7 Best Yoga Retreats in Santorini - From Yoga To Pilates

7 Best Yoga Retreats in Santorini – From Yoga To Pilates

Do you dream of spending a few days away from the routine, the noise of the city, without stress or worries of daily life, in which you can finally rediscover yourself? What you need are yoga retreats in Santorini, Greece.

And who doesn’t want to spend a few days on this amazing island of Greece? Santorini is the most famous island of the Cyclades, and one of the most visited destinations in Greece. And it is that this island is absolutely different from all the Cyclades islands or any island in the Aegean. Its geological configuration gives it that wild and unique beauty.

Where to book your Yoga Retreats?

There are two major websites to use. We are working on a big comparison guide, stay tuned. The two best sites are:

The top yoga retreats in Santorini are listed below. Keep reading to find out more!

Your Shortcut:

  1. 5-Day Revitalizing Hatha Yoga Retreat in Caveland
  2. 8-Day Pilates and Yoga Vacation in Oia
  3. 8-Day Ashtanga Yoga Summer Solstice Vacation in Karterádos
  4. 5-Day Adventure Yoga Retreat in a Luxury Villa in Puntarenas Province
  5. 7-Day Luxury Yoga Retreat Overlooking The Aegean Sea
  6. 5-Day Discover, Heal & Grow Wellness Retreat
  7. 4-Day Weekend Yoga Retreat in Karterados

We also wrote up big guides to top yoga retreats in Mexico as well as Costa Rica and Sri Lanka.

Yoga Retreats in Santorini

Santorini is a Mediterranean town perched on a cliff overlooking the Caldera and the Aegean Sea. Its unique shape is due to the collapse of the caldera after a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC.

Famous for its striking blue and white buildings, spectacular coastline, spectacular sunsets, majestic views, rich history, culture, and perfect Mediterranean climate, Santorini is the perfect setting for your Yoga retreat experience.

So that you have no doubts, in this article we tell you which are the best Yoga retreats in Santorini. This dream island has places in the middle of nature that will allow you to surround yourself with all the beauty of Santorini while enjoying a calm and quiet environment.

A Retreat in Santorini transforms everyone who decides to live this experience with all its magic and beauty. Santorini is the perfect place to rediscover yourself and connect with the universe.

In this guide, you will find:

On top of that, we have written for you some very special guides about the country:

3 Best Hostels in Santorini, Greece - Former Winery, Sunrise Yoga and Island Luxury
3 Best Hostels in Santorini, Greece – Former Winery, Sunrise Yoga and Island Luxury

Quick Introduction to Yoga in Santorini

Types of Retreats: This guide includes information about a large number of different retreats. Wellness, meditation, yoga, spirituality, holistic healing, and many more modalities are available here. We have listed the best yoga retreats Santorini can provide here in this guide. 

Yoga Styles: You can find just about whatever you’re looking for. You can find Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin, Restorative Yoga, Vipassana Yoga, and General Yoga. To provide you a few examples.

Prices & Duration: Prices start from $290 up to $1,500. It is a really wide price range. Minimum duration for a retreat is typically 3 days but it can also last for more than 4 weeks. 

New to Retreats? Read our full yoga retreats guide for beginners. We especially recommend reading:

  • How to book retreats (and websites to use)
  • What to pack for a retreat
  • How to choose a retreat you will ❤️

7 BEST Yoga Retreats in Santorini 2022

Our first recommendation for the best yoga retreats in Santorini is without a doubt Caveland, the famous Hostel in Santorini of rooms carved into caves and bougainvillea covered paths.

Caveland is housed in a former 18th century winery in the heart of Greece’s most photographed island, Santorini. It is a complex of cave houses and terraces with stunning views and small gardens with lemon, pomegranate, orange, pear, vanilla and pistachio trees.

From these caves you will be able to enjoy the amazing view of the famous cliff with cascading white houses, blue-roofed churches and the vast deep blue Aegean Sea. The retreat center is located very close to the capital of Santorini, where the houses, the sea, the beaches and the climate make this place a true paradise.

This Yoga retreat takes place on an open-air rooftop, which has such a beautiful view of the sea, it has to be seen to be believed. The retreats are organized by a group of Yogis who will guide you through the experience of connecting with yourself.

The Retreats in Caveland are famous for making you feel like part of their family. During the days you spend there, you will feel full of love, security, understanding and joy, an experience that you will surely want to repeat!

1. Revitalizing Yoga Retreat in Santorini

1.1 5-Day Revitalizing Hatha Yoga Retreat in Caveland

  • Retreat Center: Caveland Retreat by Veronika Karac
  • Yoga Type: Hatha, Restorative, Dru
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Location: Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

In this revitalizing 5 -day yoga retreat, in the morning you will practice active Hatha flow yoga.

In the evening, he will be guided through relaxing restorative yoga, Dru yoga, meditation and pranayama. After the morning practice, enjoy a delicious fresh vegetarian brunch in the garden with a variety of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, delicious fresh juices, beatings and more.

Good to know: This place is the 5 Star Hostel in Santorini! Check out here our review of Caveland.

You will have access to: 5 days of activities, 1 or 2 yoga classes per day, tour wine tasting, music performance, guided hike with picnic and meditation, relaxing massage session, 4 nights accommodation, daily brunch.

The center has:

  • Outdoor pool
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Lounge / Living room
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Free WIFI
  • Laundry
  • Tourist assistance
Check Caveland Retreat by Veronika Karac here

Compare: Our review | Hostelworld | BookYogaRetreats

5-Day Revitalizing Hatha Yoga Retreat in Santorini

Veronika Karac Retreat Center

2. Yoga and Pilates Retreat

2.1 8-Day Pilates and Yoga Vacation in Oia

  • Retreat Center: Sky Pilates and Yoga Retreats
  • Yoga Type: Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Location: Oia, Santorini
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

If you are looking to practicing yoga that allows you to connect with your interior, and at the same time get in shape. Their program includes pilates as well. Sky Pilates and Yoga Retreats offers you a retreat that fuses Yoga with Pilates. You can live this experience in Baxedes, one of the beautiful beaches of the incredible Santorini island.

Baxedes is located in Fira, which is the most photographed destination in all of Greece! You can already imagine the landscapes that you will have in the background while you do your practice.

Sky Retreats has qualified instructors and movement specialists. For 8 days you will live an experience of wellness, culture and community, while improving your Yoga practice.

El Greco Resort and Spa Hotel, where the retreat will take place, is located a short distance from the city center and has a beautiful indoor and outdoor space for all your yoga and pilates classes.

You will have access to: Daily meditation classes, daily yoga and Pilates classes, guided hikes in the surrounding areas of Fira to Oia, brunch everyday of your stay which includes juice, tea, coffee, and water, seven 4-course vegetarian dinners every evening of your stay, 7 nights accommodation.

The center has:

  • Single or double rooms, all equipped with individual bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor seating
  • In indoor and outdoor space for all your yoga and Pilates classes
Check Sky Pilates and Yoga Retreats here

Sky Pilates and Yoga Retreats Yoga Practice

8-Days Pilates and Yoga Vacation in Oia

3. Summer Solstice Yoga Holiday Retreat

3.1 8-Day Ashtanga Yoga Summer Solstice Vacation in Karterádos

  • Retreat Center: Caveland
  • Yoga Type: Ashtanga
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Location: Santorini, South Aegean, Greece
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

If you are looking for a Summer Solstice retreat, Caveland Retreats is our recommendation again.

This time Caveland offers you a unique and unrepeatable opportunity. You will spend the Summer Solstice in a private historical cave. For 8 days you will enjoy yoga classes, in a location with landscapes that will amaze you!

This experience, you will have Bianca Oliveira as an instructor, whose main teacher is Paramaguru Sharath Jois, grandson of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Without a doubt, practicing with her will be an enriching experience that will improve your daily practice.

You will have access to:7 days of practice, daily Ashtanga yoga class, boat trip to the volcano and hot springs, peaceful natural surroundings, 7 nights accommodation, daily vegetarian breakfast, 7 nights accommodation, welcome dinner

The center has:

  • Outdoor pool
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Lounge / Living room
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Free WIFI
  • Laundry
  • Tourist assistance
Check Caveland Retreats here

Compare: Our review | Hostelworld | BookYogaRetreats

8-Day Ashtanga Yoga Summer Solstice Vacation in Karterádos

Summer Solstice retreat in Santorini

Yoga practice near the beach at Caveland

4. Luxury Yoga Retreat Santorini

4.1 5-Day Adventure Yoga Retreat in a Luxury Villa in Puntarenas Province

  • Retreat Center: Anema Residence
  • Yoga Type: Vinyasa, Yin
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Location: Puntarenas Province
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advance

If you are looking for a place where you can rest and concentrate, and you want to know the majestic island of Santorini. Anema Residence is the ideal place for you! This villa offers you serene privacy, away from the crowds that normally fill the iconic cities of Santorini.

Facing the sunrise and just a five-minute walk from the beach, you will spend 6 days immersed in nature and full of peace and tranquility. You will be able to practice Yoga up to 2 times a day and you will not have to worry about anything, since this retreat includes breakfast, lunch and dinners.

You will have access to: 4 nights accommodation, all buffet breakfasts, all lunches, all dinners, 2 yoga classes per day (for all levels), mats provided, sunrise meditation, afternoon excursions to explore the island, free transfers from and to the port or airport (arrival and departure)

The center has:

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Daily housekeeping maid service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Satellite/cable TV, DVD, and hi-fi system
  • Private plunge pool, sun loungers, and umbrellas
  • Relaxing outdoor lounge, shaded sitting, or dining area
  • Panoramic views of the surrounding gardens and farms
  • Hike along the caldera with breathtaking views
Check Anema Residence here

5-Days Adventure Yoga Retreat in a Luxury Villa in Puntarenas Province

Luxury Yoga Retreat Santorini at Anema Residence

4.2 7-Day Luxury Yoga Retreat Overlooking The Aegean Sea

  • Retreat Center: Sublime Santorini
  • Yoga Type: Ashtanga Yoga, General Yoga, Dynamic Yoga, Power Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Location: Santorini, Grece
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advance

Sublime Santorini is a beautiful complex of several Villas surrounded by vineyards and farms that will allow you to be surrounded by nature and in a quiet place away from the noise of the center of Santorini. You will also be just 10 minutes from one of the beautiful beaches of this island.

Each Sublime Santorini Villa has its own plunge pool, private Jacuzzi, solarium, outdoor areas and fabulous views for unforgettable sunsets. Rooms are spacious, air-conditioned, and feature tiled tubs in bathrooms that include everything you need for a refreshing bath.

In addition to pampering yourself with the incredible accommodations offered by the Sublime Santori, you can improve your practice with 2 vinyasa yoga classes a day outdoors on a beautiful terrace or in front of the beautiful Aegean Sea at sunset.

You will have access to: Free excursions to sites of interest, 6 nights accommodations in gorgeous private villa, twice daily yoga sessions by the pool, daily delicious breakfast buffet, catamaran cruise with lunch, wine tasting & food at sunset at famous Winery, 3 heavenly, local dinners, daily yoga classes, daily meditation classes.

The center has:

  • Rental cars available (must bring insurance)
  • Transportation to/from Santrini Airport (day of/depart day only)
  • Wifi connection
  • Transportation during the retreat
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Group excursions/activities
  • Pre and post retreat support from our team
  • Accommodation
  • Luggage storage
Check Sublime Santorini here

7-Day Luxury Yoga Retreat Overlooking The Aegean Sea

Sublime Santorini

5. Santorini Wellness Retreat

5.1 5-Day Discover, Heal & Grow Wellness Retreat

  • Retreat Center: Wellbeing with Gemma
  • Yoga Type: General Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Location: Santorini Greece
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate

Situated within the stunning Santorini countryside and overlooking the Aegean Sea, this 6000m2 property invokes feelings of spaciousness, privacy, and comfort. Its beautiful views of the beautiful blue domes will make you feel in the right place to relax and connect with yourself.

During these 5 days, Gemma, a certified Yoga, Meditation, and Breathwork Teacher, Mental Health First Aider, and Massage Therapist, will guide you on a journey of self-discovery, inner healing, and personal growth.

You’ll bathe in the sound of the gentle waves and savor the smell of fresh sea air, all while enjoying the comfort of your stunning and elegant villa.

You will have access to: 4 nights accommodation, 3 daily delicious and nutritious meals, daily yoga classes, daily meditation classes, transportation during the retreat, welcome drink, pre and post retreat support from our team, group excursions/activities, nature hikes with a trusted guide

The center has:

  • Your own sun loungers
  • Private pool
  • Equipped private kitchen
  • Outdoor BBQ
  • Dining area
  • Fresh white linen and fluffy towels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Rental car access
  • Wifi and cable TV
Check Wellbeing with Gemma here

5-Day Discover, Heal & Grow Wellness Retreat

Wellbeing with Gemma in Santorini

6. Weekend Yoga Retreat in Karterados

6.1 4-Day Weekend Yoga Retreat in Karterados

  • Retreat Center: Caveland
  • Yoga Type: Hatha, Yin, Nidra
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Location: Karterados, Santorini, Thira
  • Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Enjoy a 4-day retreat in the beautiful Caveland facility. During the retreat, you will practice on a secluded outdoor terrace overlooking the local village and sea. You will be able to relax and connect with your practice with the guidance of Veronika Karac, a certified yoga teacher & Therapeutic yoga teacher.

During this experience you will enjoy fresh vegetarian breakfasts every day in the garden right after your morning yoga practice. You will practice Hatha flow in the morning and in the evenings you will do Yin yoga, guided meditation, Yoga Nidra, pranayama and slow seated yoga sequences.

You will have access to: 4 days of activities, 1 or 2 yoga classes per day ,wine tasting at a local winery with stunning views, massage and tour to ancient Akrotiri, 3 nights accommodation, daily breakfast.

The center has:

  • Outdoor pool
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Lounge / Living room
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Free WIFI
  • Laundry
  • Tourist assistance
Check Caveland here

Compare: Our review | Hostelworld | BookYogaRetreats

Weekend Yoga Retreat in Karterados

More Yoga Retreats Worth a Mention

Santorini has some great and unique yoga retreats for all yogis out there.

The list above are the most highly recommended yoga retreats Santorini has to offer. However, if you are seeking for more, you may check out the other yoga retreats that we found for you. The following is a selection of more yoga retreats for you to check.

23-Day 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Santorini, Greece

  • Retreat Center: Pelagos Hotel
  • Yoga Type: Vinyasa, Ashtanga
  • Duration: 23 Days
  • Location: Pelagos
  • Skill level: Beginner

The island of Santorini is one of the most gorgeous and enchanted on the planet.

Ashtak Yoga is looking forward to welcome some new students into the yoga teaching community by presenting their 200-hour programme here. Ashtak Yoga’s teacher training in paradise is an opportunity for you to study and develop as a yoga instructor. Those looking to further their own practise will find a lot to like in this course as well. Using Ashtak Yoga, students may comprehend, study, practise, and teach yoga in a practical manner.

Check Ashtak Yoga here

23-Day 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Santorini, Greece

Cheapest Yoga Retreats in Santorini

As mentioned in our introduction, Santorini yoga retreats prices range from anything between $290 up to $1,500. And as always, there are always cheaper options.

Besides checking the total price, it is also worth it to consider the following:

  • What exactly is included, such as
    • accommodation
    • meals
    • yoga sessions
    • other activities
    • transport
  • What is specifically not included
  • Where exactly is the retreat located? Is it easy and cheap to get there? This plays a role if you are planning to also eat in other restaurants or want to do other activities.
  • What is the duration, how many days?

With all that being said, if you want to find the most affordable yoga retreats in Santorini, it is quite simple:

  1. Open BookYogaRetreats.com and BookRetreats.com with the full list
  2. Add your travel dates or time window
  3. Order by price

Simple as that.

Why do we recommend opening both sites? Well, there is no real indication that one site is cheaper than the other. We found good deals on both platforms.

Good to know: Please always check the descriptions in the listing, especially the part of “What is not included”.

We wrote a big guide on where to book yoga retreats. We compare BookRetreats vs. BookYogaRetreats, and more. Here we cover different websites, pros, cons and fees. It is a must-read.

Why choose a yoga retreat in Santorini?

Santorini, the island with the most breathtaking scenery, is a mecca for tourists. The historic, white-washed buildings, blue-domed churches, black sand beaches, and rugged landscape provide a great background for a yoga holiday.

The number one reason to take a Santorini yoga retreat is to de-stress, relax, and renew one’s energy. Relaxation is found in various ways by different individuals. You’ll be melted away as soon as you wake up in the morning and don’t have to worry about anything in world. 

In Santorini, you’ll have the opportunity to broaden your horizons or deepen your involvement in yoga. With the help of your certified yoga instructors, you will learn new things that will make you feel better inside and out. 

Surely, you will love every inch of this adventure so don’t forget to live a little and have fun. 

Where to book your Yoga Retreats?

There are two major websites to use. We are working on a big comparison guide, stay tuned. The two best sites are:

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All Yoga Retreats on a Map

Personally, I find maps always very useful for planning my travels and holidays. I created this special map for you.

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All our recommended Yoga Retreats:

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FAQ

Well,  this is already a super detailed article. I am sure that you already have your favorite retreat in mind! Below we list all the frequently asked questions.

Where to find Yoga retreats in Santorini?

BookYogaRetreats and BookRetreats.com are the two best sites to find retreats for Santorini. You can find the best yoga retreats for Santorini easily at Hostelgeeks.com. We picked them by hand.

Why you should practice yoga?

Yoga practice promotes mental clarity and relaxation, develops bodily awareness, alleviates chronic stress patterns, calms the mind, concentrates attention, and sharpens the ability to concentrate.

What is the purpose of a yoga retreat?

Retreats allow you to disconnect from your daily routine. Self-care helps you reconnect with your inner self. It's easy to get caught up in the daily grind and neglect downtime.

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