Please take a look through our FAQ’s below for more information. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

General (9)

It is an alternative holiday, a chance to explore and invest in yourself through a daily practice of mindful movement and create awareness in your body and mind. At the same time, you will explore with us the rich culture of this ancient civilization, the warm hospitality and the amazing Cretan cuisine at its best!  Very often this can be a great opportunity to re-balance or even re-evaluate one’s life.

Cash is best but you can use your card if you wish. ATM machines are plentiful in the town.

They host lunches with a Greek theme in the North East prior to your retreat and will send you an invite. Past retreaters are there too so you can hear first hand stories of their experiences. If you cannot travel for these, please do not worry. They are more than happy to arrange a Skype call with you to help with any other questions you may have.

During the first two days, your excursions within your package unfold, but of course you can choose to rest.

Each day starts with Pilates at 8.30am followed by Breakfast/Brunch at 10.00am. If you choose to do an extra optional ‘Culture and Cuisine’ trip they start at midday and end around 7.00 – 8.00pm Greek time!

If however you prefer to slow right down, you have everything you need where you stay, a restaurant, bar, pool and quiet places to read; all in the most idyllic environment.

All equipment is provided. If however, you prefer to practice on your own mat, then by all means bring it along.

Our Cretan home is adults only. As long as you are mobile, able to get up and down from the mat and with a young at heart attitude you are welcome.

Yes, this started out with just women, but over the years more men have been coming and this has led to them starting a regular practice at home.

Yes it’s perfectly fine to drink the tap water. If however you prefer bottled water, we take you on a supermarket run on the first day where you can pick up all your need.
Yes – you have a therapy with the in-house therapist which is part of your package with a chance to re-book.  She is excellent and offers several different services including: Reflexology, healing therapies and deep massage.

Accommodation (6)

Yes, you have a mini cooker, fridge and a kettle with basic kitchen equipment.

Yes there is both a restaurant and a bar where we stay. They cook good, locally sourced Greek/Cretan fresh food with a great selection of wines and cocktails. You have a breakfast/brunch to enjoy daily which is part of your package.

If you are a single traveller then the single supplement applies. We tend to attract like-minded people and past clients often tell us of new friendships made.

Yes. Each and every room has a front row view of the sea – stunning.

The apartments have an open plan space with twin beds plus one bedroom with a choice of a double or twin beds. The studios are open plan with a choice of a double bed or twin beds. All have seperate bathrooms with hydro shower, air conditioning, kettle, small oven, fridge, small dining area, terrace or balcony, Wifi is free. Your space has daily cleaning.

The maximum number of people for a group booking is 14.

Travel (3)

Yes but we are happy to advise you with flights. They tend to cost around £250 but sometimes a bargain can be had! Use Skyscanner alerts to stay updated. Your airport in Crete is Heraklion.

Yes – you do need to bring your EHIC card with you. If you don’t have one, you can easily apply at your local Post Office or online here: https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/startApplication.do

As our clients will be coming from different airports and at different times we suggest the following options.

  1. We can create a ‘WhatsApp’ group to connect you with fellow travellers so you can organize to meet at the airport in Heraklion. If the times of arrival are close enough and make a group of 6-8, your transfer will be provided.
  1. Heraklion is only 10 minutes away from the airport and for those that arrive early there is a great opportunity to explore the city. It has an amazing archaeological museum with artefacts from the Minoan times, then you can head back to the airport to meet the rest of the group. You can safe-keep your luggage in the airport for approximately 6 euros.
  1. If the above options are not suitable for you, then at your own cost you can take the bus from the airport (bus timetable and prices will be provided) or a taxi costing approximately 72 Euros. You can also hire a car at a very discounted price – just ask our advice.

Culture (2)

Tips are welcome and we suggest around 5-10%

There is plenty to do and see. Water sports, boat trips, museums, walking etc. You can also hire a car and explore the island.

The best way of seeing some of the Island is coming on a Culture and Cuisine trip with Andreas as they take you off the beaten track, seeing places of interest, walks, swimming and eat as the sun goes down.

Health (2)

That’s the beauty of having Gill and Andreas with you. They speak the language and their close friend, a doctor and homeopath, is on call. The local hospital is just a few minutes away.

No not at all, the chef at our studios/apartments will accommodate your needs. When dining out plenty of choices are available.

Pilates (1)

Yes, absolutely, Gill prides herself on her ability to multi level teach therefore this suits both beginners and those with a more experienced practice.