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Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum
September 10-17, 2023

Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum

Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum
September 10-17, 2023

Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum

Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum
September 10-17, 2023

Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum

Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum
September 10-17, 2023

Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum

Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum
September 10-17, 2023

Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum

Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum
September 10-17, 2023

Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum

September 10-17, 2023

Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum

Don't miss out on an experience of a lifetime. Spaces are limited. Register now.
 
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Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum

Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum

A vibrant Greek island with a tapestry of spectacular beaches, ancient treasures, and mythological landscapes, Crete is THE place to retreat. Enjoy twice daily yoga practices with Andrea in a space that boasts breathtaking views of the ocean from our stunning 5-star luxury hotel.
They say "go to Crete to eat." The foods of Crete are the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet. Fresh vegetables, ripe fruits, wild greens, thick yoghurt, freshly caught fish and, of course, lots of olive oil. All week your meals are prepared by skilled chefs who use the best quality fresh, and local ingredients. During your free time take your book to the aqua blue Mediterranean beach, explore mountain-rimmed gorges and quiet villages bursting with ancient culture and timeless ambiance, sip on a glass of local wine from indigenous grapes such as vidiano or liatiko- and luxuriate in treatments at the award-winning spa. εμπνευστικÏŒς (empnefstikós) means inspirational in Greek - you may not be able to say it, but you will live it in Crete.
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Deluxe Sea View Double Room

$ ($4295)Show Details

Deluxe Sea View Single Room

$ ($5295)Show Details
*Offer valid through June 10, 2023.
 
Included
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • early morning, pre-yoga snack
  • full brunch
  • dinner
  • 2 unique group cultural excursions
  • access to hotel amenities
  • taxes
  • free Wi-fi
  • extensive pre-trip and on-site assistance by IY
  • daily yoga with Andrea
  • international airfare
  • airport transfers
  • lunch
  • excursions not on the itinerary
  • alcoholic beverages
  • gratuities
  • travel insurance
 
Payment and Cancellation Policy:

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot on the trip. The final balance payment is due June 10, 2023. If y ... ou cancel prior to the final balance due date we will refund any payments you have made, minus the non-refundable deposit. We will send you an invoice to complete your payment in advance of the final balance date. If you do not complete payment on your own, the card on file will be automatically charged on the final balance date. If you register for the trip after the final balance date, the full amount is due upon sign up.  All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable after June 10, 2023. International Yoga must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. Click here to view the Terms and Conditions to which you agree upon registration. 

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Andrea Marcum
Andrea Marcum is a yoga teacher and author who leads retreats and workshops around the world in both intimate and conference hall settings. Teaching for over twenty years, she has a unique ease and familiarity about her, weaving accessible philosophy into the poses appropriate for a variety of experience levels.  Named one of LA's Best by a number of sources including Culture Trip, Andrea loves guiding the most unassuming newbies to yoga and mindfulness. She has prepared celebrities for the Oscars, worked with athletes (Matt Kemp, LA Dodgers – NFL Network , U.S. Tennis Association) collaborated with global brands (lululemon, Vogue, Equinox, Travel & Leisure, NBCUniversal, Well + Good), created content for Medicare’s Silver & Fit, and built her own internationally rec... Read More

Years Teaching

20 + years

Style

Vinyasa
 

Inspiration

Always learning

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FAQ

What airport do I fly into?

You will book your international ticket into and out of Crete - Heraklion International Airport (airport code: HER).

What can I expect?

Crete is not only one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands but has one of the richest cultures as well. From the beautiful pink sand beaches of the north, to the central mountain villages and cove carved cliffs of the south, Crete offers awe inspiring landscapes to its occupants and visitors. Equally unique as it's landscape is it's local flavor found in the cuisine. Many restaurants produce their own olive oil, wine and cheese, everything with a flare of the regions unique herbs and spices. Gorgeous, charming and distinctive, Crete will be sure to delight your senses. 

What is the cancellation policy for this retreat?

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot on the trip. The final balance payment is due June 10, 2023. If you cancel prior to the final balance due date we will refund any payments you have made, minus the non-refundable deposit.  All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable after June 10, 2023. International Yoga must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. Click here to view the Terms and Conditions to which you agree upon registration. 

If you wish to cancel your participation on this program you must advise International Yoga in writing to: [email protected]

Do I need a visa for travel to Greece?

American citizen visitors to Greece do not need a visa if they are traveling as a tourist with a valid U.S. passport. You will be issued a tourist card upon entry which is valid for up to 90 days.

 Note: Your passport must be valid 6 months beyond your date of arrival.

What are the accomodations like?

Daios Cove resort is located on the Northeast side of the island near the sight seeing center of Aghios Nikolaos & Elounda Village. It is a luxury resort nestled into a gorgeous cove complete with an ocean view infinity pool and exclusive sand beach access. Enjoy a meal or a refreshing beverage at one of the resorts three restaurants or bars. Do your daily practice overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Between classes and exploring the beautiful island you will have time to relax in your luxurious ocean front room. This open style room includes a spacious bedroom, living room and marble bathroom, a wonderful place to rest, take a bath or get a well-rested night sleep. Each room boasts beautiful views complete with a private balcony where you might enjoy meditating, watching a sunset or reading. 

How many people are expected on this retreat?

Attendance varies from trip to trip, but 15-25 attendees is a general average.

Are meals included?

Tea, coffee and fruit will be provided before practice each morning. Breakfast and dinner are included in the price of the trip and will be served at the Pangea Buffet restaurant, the main restaurant at Daios Cove. Lunch is not included in the price of the trip and will be available for purchase at the Beach Bar, Beach Kiosk  and Taverna restaurant.  There are a number of restaurants to choose from at Daios Cove.

 

Pangea restaurant- An international buffet-style food bazaar, offering a tasty array of spectacular delicacies from all over the world — and special theme nights, too.

 

Taverna - Serving traditional Greek cuisine overlooking the cove which has a special ambience, particularly at night. Taverna serves superb local specialties with a fine selection of Greek and international wines. Fish is a must-taste dish here with a fresh catch arriving every day by kaiki boat, destined for your plate.

 

Beach Bar- Super-convenient for beach-lovers, the Beach Bar offers a choice of drinks and snacks down on the sand. You can enjoy refreshments while sitting at the bar — or orders will be taken from (and brought direct to) your lounge chair.

 

Ocean Restaurant-serving sophisticated and contemporary cuisine. Overlooking the infinity pool and the cove, the Ocean Restaurant is a picturesque setting for à la carte dinner, with a menu which offers Mediterranean cuisine with a fine dining twist.

What if I'm traveling alone?

We love to welcome solo travelers on our retreats! Most solo travelers prefer to book a single room, however if you prefer to share a room, we will do our best to match you with another traveler of the same gender. If we are unable to find you a roommate however, we will need to charge you a discounted single supplement fee of $500. You will be notified 2 to 3 weeks prior to the start of the retreat if we haven't been able to match you with a roommate and we will send you an updated invoice at that time.

Are gratuities included?

Gratuities are not included in the price of your trip. Service charge is included in all restaurants-bars etc, however if you receive exceptional service by staff, housekeeping or other employees helping you throughout the week then an additional tip is always appreciated. We suggest a budget of around $5-$10/day per guest.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes. As all payments to International Yoga are non-refundable, the purchase of travel insurance is strongly recommended to ensure you are covered should any unexpected event arise. A personal, political, environmental, health or weather-related incident or pre-existing medical condition may prevent or interrupt your travels.  Should you elect to not purchase travel insurance, note that you will be assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption. 

There are a broad variety of policies and providers for you to choose from. Be sure to understand the fine print of the policy you select to ensure you know exactly what is and isn’t covered — especially if you are concerned you may need to cancel for COVID-19 / pandemic-related reasons which most carriers would cover only under a "Cancel for Any Reason" tier of coverage. IMPORTANT: in order to guarantee maximum coverage, most travel insurance providers require that you obtain a policy within 5-10 days of placing your initial deposit. Although International Yoga cannot advise on specific policies or providers, you may find this guide helpful.

What are the current Covid-19 related entry/exit requirements for the trip?

As per the CDC Covid-19 travel guidelines, all travelers should be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the start date of the retreat. Proof of vaccination can be shown up arrival in Greece and in this case no PCR test is required for entry. 

Accepted vaccines are: Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca/Oxford, Novavax, Johnson + Johnson/Janssen, Sinovac Biotech, Gamaleya (Sputnik), Cansino Biologics, Sinopharm among others.

Currently, no exit requirement are in place.

IMPORTANT: These details remain in flux and we will share the most up-to-date government travel requirements approximately two weeks prior to your departure.

 

What are the Covid-19 related protocols during the trip?

Vaccines are required for participation on all IY retreats. We will also be following all of the necessary CDC-recommended CV-19 protocols for Greece including enhanced cleaning procedures in all hotel and yoga spaces, social distancing and masking in public places, etc. To read more about Daios' extremely extensive CV-19 safety protocols please read HERE and you can review their FAQ for safe travel HERE.  If you have any questions on this please don't hesitate to reach out. 

 

September 10-17, 2023

Retreat to Crete with Andrea Marcum

Don't miss out on an experience of a lifetime. Spaces are limited. Register now.