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The House

 

Yoga on Crete house, Chora Sfakion, Crete

Our beautifully restored traditional stone house can be rented, together with or without the yoga studio for your own holiday or group retreat, or you can rent one of its guestrooms or share a twin or triple room as an individual traveller, either during one of our yoga and other holistic practice courses, or by the night as B&B. It is situated between the lower and upper part of the village of Chora Sfakion, overlooking a small cliff. It is a five minute walk to the beach and the village shops and restaurants, but also offers privacy. Entering the garden door immediately gives one a sense of quiet and calm. (more house photos)
 

The house can accommodate thirteen adults. All rooms are spacious and comfortable. On the first floor there is one large en suite double bedroom, one large en suite triple room, and a single bed on the small stair landing space. On the ground floor there is a large en suite room with two single beds and a small double bed on the mezzanine, the living room that has two single beds (usually used as a long sofa) with direct access to the common bathroom, and one more small single bedroom. The two upper bedrooms both have verandas with spectacular sea views. Please note that only 9 persons can be accommodated comfortably in private rooms (especially if you are planning to bring a group of people unknown to each other sharing rooms for a retreat).

The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge, cooker, dishwasher and washing machine, and there is also a comfortable rustic dining room. Although who would want to sit inside for a meal when there is a large table outside and abundant shade offered by the olive and mulberry trees on the front patio! There is also fast wireless internet access available at the house during summer and at certain periods during the rest of the year (please enquire for details).

The front garden harmoniously blends with the natural landscape, featuring local ferns, flowers, and trees. At the back, our own small olive grove, by the vegetable garden, with a wooden bench and hammock offers another peaceful resting spot. But the best time to sit at the terrace, after one has absorbed enough sunlight for a day, is at dusk, to admire the panorama of the sun setting behind the mountains that taints the sea with a magical combination of colours.

As for accommodation for the yoga holidays, when numbers exceed the house’s capacity, accommodation is arranged in rooms with excellent sea views just 200 m away.

 

Group & Family Bookings

The house and studio at YogaOnCrete are available for teachers to host courses with their own students, or other group bookings. During courses, the main house of YogaOnCrete sleeps 9 people (8 in 2 triple ensuite and 1 double ensuite rooms, 1 in a single non ensuite room). Any guests who cannot be accommodated in the main house, can sleep in separate twin (or double) en suite rooms at two family hotels at a small distance from the house (200 m uphill; 3 min walk. More info on the hotels at www.mesohoristudios.com and www.four-seasons-sfakia-crete.com.

Shared room, YogaOnCrete house

The 5 x 10 m studio is situated a 3 min walk away from the house (across the road from the neighbouring small hotels). It has a bathroom, and all props (mats, bricks, blocks, bolsters, belts, blankets, chairs) for 12 people are provided. The studio has adequate space for 16 students practicing yoga.

As for eating options, an in-house cook can be arranged during your retreat, preparing locally inspired vegetarian meals (breakfast, or breakfast and dinner). If you prefer to cater for yourselves, you will have full cooking facilities at your disposal, and there is a choice of markets a short distance from the house (5 and 10 minutes walking distance), while the local restaurants, also nearby, offer a selection of local dishes, including fish and meat, very reasonably priced (around 15 EURO per person for dinner, including wine). If you would like to book a holiday or just the house as a group or, alternatively, arrange a retreat for your own group in our premises, please contact us for availability and prices.

 

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