Sacred Spaces Crete Vacation Retreat

June 27 – July 5, 2020

Our intention in creating this retreat is to disconnect from the treadmill of modern life and reconnect with what really matters for each one of us. Most of the things we will do focus in opening our hearts into this world and allowing the inner flow of ‘Sophia’ (heart – loving wisdom) to guide our actions. The way to do that is by listening and connecting, with ourselves, with each other and with nature.

The main purpose of the Minoan civilization was harmony. On this vacation retreat, by walking in the paths of the ancient Minoans, we will have the opportunity to reconnect with what truly matters in our lives. A combination of uniquely beautiful nature, delicious local food, Yoga (with Nura) and Mindfulness practices (with Theo) guarantee an unforgettable and potentially life changing experience.

Enjoy the spirit of the ‘real’ Greek vacation with the Greeks themselves! Meet the locals, eat fresh food that is produced on the island, swim in the safe and inviting crystalline waters and so much more… The Greek islands are definitely about opening the heart and falling in love with life

Mindfulness  & Yoga Practices

The Yoga & Pranayama in combination with the mindfulness practices, will create space for awakening awareness, and the sacred in us to reveal itself.

Surrounded by the ancient beauty of Crete, and removed from our routines and regular life demands, our daily Yoga & Pranayama practices will be a wonderful tool to unwind and help us access our inner selves. We can learn, through body and breath work, to experience the deeper layers of ourselves, our natural tendencies and propensities. It is here on the mat, in a safe and guided space that we can begin to unwind the habitual tendencies and reactions that come up for us”.

The mindfulness practices will activate your imaginative world. Learn skills to facilitate your healing process, access inner guidance, cultivate a deeper connection with inner power, your self  and what surrounds you. In turn a deeper connection with ourselves cultivates authenticity, love for Self and others, as well as a sense of freedom; key ingredients for a happier life.

This retreat is co-facilitated by Theodore Kyriakos and Nura Madjzoub.


Saturday, Day 1: Arrival to Heraklion where we will stay 1 night… we will pick you up from the airport. Once everybody gathers at the hotel, we will meet for an hour or so to talk about our journey, the myth of Minotaur, and to offer you the first instructions for our meditation practices. Later we will explore the traditional local market area of Heraklion.

Sunday, Day 2: Breakfast and Departure with our rented cars to a small beautiful village by the sea, in south Crete. First stop on our way is at Knossos Palace to explore the ancient site and engage with our own personal Minotaur (Facing our shadow Self, meditation with Theo). We estimate to arrive at the hotel before sunset where we are going to have dinner by the sea and perhaps a night swim under the stars. The village will be our base for the next 6 days.

Day 3 – 7, Sample daily schedule:

  • Morning yoga and pranayama practice on the beach or outside terrace – 8:30-10am
  • Brunch at local taverna – 10:30am
  • Excursion to one of the beautiful local beaches for the afternoon/Free time to explore or rest
  • Late afternoon meditation at the beach or other sacred location 5pm
  • Dinner together at the taverna tasting the best local delicacies 8pm

Saturday, Day 8: Morning practices and a Q&A Session. We are going head back to Heraklion and swim at a beach close by. That evening we are going to visit the old city of Rethymno to have our last dinner together.

Sunday, Day 9: End of the retreat. Book your departure from Heraklion airport today.

Note: Depending on the number of participants, hotel changes might happen, keeping of course the same standards. Also the availability of single occupancy rooms is not guaranteed since single rooms are limited. Single rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

What to expect: Accommodation & Food The most magical places in Greece, and some of the best beaches in the world are located around the little fishing villages in south Crete. Experience less touristy places with simple accommodations and hospitable locals. Here we have the opportunity to step down from the treadmill of modern life and to slow down. As we embrace the beauty of the island the heart naturally unfolds. The fishing villages that we are going to visit are located in south Crete and the products you can buy in the super market are very basic. The food is fresh, usually locally sourced! This is going to be one of the most delicious food experiences you ever had. If you have special dietary requirements please contact us before booking.


  • 8 nights accommodation based on 2 people sharing
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Daily breakfast/brunch
  • Authentic Greek dinners
  • Excursion to ancient palace of Knossos
  • Transport within Crete
  • Transfer from Heraklion airport to hotel

(NOT INCLUDED: Airline tickets, extra nights, snacks & drinks)

Spaces are limited so please book promptly to avoid disappointment.
Early bird special rate: € 1400 per person* 50% non refundable deposit due by April 15th
Regular rate: €1650 per person*

*Prices are based on two people sharing a room. Please contact us for single supplement. Singles are limited.    

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