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GREECE - NORTH DODECANESE ISLANDS AEGEAN OCEAN - 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS - YOGA, HIKING AND SAILING TRIPS

The northern part of the Dodecanese, from Kos to Patmos, has an enormous variety of beautiful experiences to offer.

The picturesque island of Leros with countless windmills and chapels, the cultural impressions of Patmos, the picturesque houses and cave of St. Paul in Patmos and the diversity of nature on the islands of Lips and Kalymnos.

These islands belong to a world full of myths and magic and are rich in historical remains that testify to the greatness of the numerous civilizations that have chosen to live here.

A world where the sun appears as a daily landscape painter and the sea shines in countless shades to give birth to life.

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Closed groups of 12 people or more can be booked with a yoga teacher. If you want to form a group and be among friends please contact us for conditions and prices by filling out our Group Booking Page.

Location: The most popular Greek Dodecanese islands.
Group retreat: If you are a yoga teacher or group organizer. Charter a yoga cruise yacht for your own group retreat.
Group size: At least 12.
Tour guide: German-English speaking excursions and guided tours by Ibo Oztop or equivalent tour guide.
Accommodation: Bodrum construction 30 meter gulet wooden yacht with 8 double cabins, each with toilet.
Daily yoga time: 2 x yoga lessons per day, 70-90 minutes every morning and evening in the remote bays on board or on land.
Embarkation: on Saturday until 19:00 in Bodrum harbor or in Kos
Disembarkation: on Saturday at 09:00 / in Bodrum or Kos / entry into the port: Friday evening at 19:00
Destination airport: Kos or Bodrum.

Highlights of your yoga cruise:

  • Picturesque harbor areas
  • The magical island of Leros
  • The island of Leros and the picturesque mountain village of Sycamore
  • Sunset and sunrise by the sea
  • Visit windmills, chapels and castle on the island of Leros
  • Yoga - meditation - massages under the blue sky on board or chapels, windmill terrace
  • High-quality Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine
  • Sleep on deck under the stars. (Please bring a sleeping bag)
  • Lots of fun activities: snorkeling, etc.

DAILY YOGACRUISING PROGRAM

  • 7:00: Start the day with an herbal tea or hot water with fresh ginger/lemon and enjoy the sea view.
  • 7:30-9:00: Yoga practice to start the day. Enjoy the sea after yoga.
  • 9:30-10:30: rich, enjoyable breakfast brunch.
  • 11:00-17:00: Lunch, delicious local fruit. Sailing, swimming, sunbathing, relaxing, excursions.
  • 18:00: Second yoga class. (Times vary depending on the season).
  • 19:30: Swimming in the salt sea.
  • 20:00: Dinner together on board - lovingly prepared and served by the ship's chef.
  • 22:00: In mild weather, end the day with a look at the starry sky.
  • 24:00: Sleeping on the deck under the stars. Bring a sleeping bag if you plan to sleep on the deck.

* The times given are instructive and exemplary.

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Windmills, crusader castles vs. lonely bays and fishing villages - experience contrasts up close.

The Northern Dodecanese is an archipelago in the southern Aegean with a deep, impressive and varied character. For example, the island of Kalymnos is very popular with sponge divers. Patmos, on the other hand, is known for pilgrimages and offers beautiful, historical hiking routes. In Lipsi, however, you can still meet local fishermen today. Leros offers unforgettable, picturesque bays, windmills and St. John's castles. Not to forget the diverse island of Kos - it offers culture, history and entertainment and leaves nothing to be desired.

The islands are a mix between the magical and mythical world with rich history and culture. A world in which the sun paints its pictures and the sea gives life.

The following is the (non-binding) schedule - depending on the weather and our wishes, many things can be adjusted. We'll talk about possible excursions, hikes, etc. on site!

YogaCruising program flow – Example:

1. Day Saturday: Arrival at the port of BODRUM. The yacht only leaves the port on Sunday morning.
You book your flight to Bodrum or Kos and an individual transfer to the port. (We can also organize a transfer upon request and at an additional cost) 
From 4 p.m.: Embarcation and welcome by the crew and tour guide.
Time to Arrive.
Then Dinner together on board - prepared and served with love by the ship's chef.

2. Day Sunday: Bodrum-Leros Ayia Marina- Panteli Bay 7 a.m.: Yoga on board. Breakfast together during the crossing to Leros.
10.30 a.m: (approx.) Arrival at the port “Ayia Marina” of Leros.
11.30 a.m: Hiking excursion: to the medieval castle with a visit to this historical site, as well as a visit to the six windmills. Then hike back to Panteli Bay.
We anchor in Panteli Bay in the pretty little village of Ayia Marina, whose impressive Crusader castle sits on a hill overlooking the town. Ayia Marina and the nearby town of Platanos attract attention primarily for their neoclassical buildings and peaceful village atmosphere. The impressive “Kastro”, a knight's castle, stands out with an inhabited church from the 14th century.
6 p.m: Yoga at the windmills or on board. Dinner and overnight stay  in Panteli Bay.

3. Day Monday: Leros – Lipsi
Morning: Yoga on board
Drive or if necessary sail to the small fishing island of Lipsi (depending on the weather)
The small island offers good hiking opportunities or hidden bays for lazing around.
Evening: Yoga on board or by the sea. Dinner and overnight in the bay.

4. Day: Tuesday: Lipsi-Patmos
Morning: Yoga by the sea or on board.
After breakfast drive to Patmos. In the main harbor of skala with the magnificent monastery of St. John and the towering medieval fortress, we go ashore on a historical exploration tour - a must for history lovers.

Historical background:

Patmos became known as an exile island under Roman rule. The priest St. John was banished here at the time. He stayed for two years and wrote The Enlightenment and Apocalypse "under the influence of visions". Patmos later developed into a pilgrimage site and in 1088 the monastery of St. John in Chora (approx. 2 km from skala) was founded, which still exists to this day.
We devote our time primarily to the various aspects of St. John's Monastery. It includes the fortresses, the Founder's Chapel (19th century) with impressive icons, the Chapel of Theotokos with 12th century frescoes, the refectory, the treasury and the most important "monastic collection" in Greece outside of Athos.

Optional:

  • Bus excursion to the monastery and grotto.
  • Hike  to the ancient Acropolis and the city walls
  • Hike to the seat of Panayia Koumna (a group of monastic cells with a garden)
  • Hike to the Cave of St. Anne (sacred place where St. John dictated the Revelation to his disciples on the way to Chora)
  • Evening: Yoga on board, dinner together and overnight stay in the port of Patmos.

5. Day Wednesday: Patmos-Leros fishing village - bay south side Kokali and Gourna bays.
Morning: Yoga on deck.
After breakfast, drive to the southern bay of Leros. The bay has a small, tranquil fishing port. There are two chapels on both sides of the bay.
Evening: Yoga on land in one chapel at sunset. Dinner and  Overnight stay in the bay.

6. Day Thursday: Leros-Kalimnos
Morning: Yoga on land in the other chapel.
After breakfast we will sail to the enchanting island of Kalymnos. Kalymnos´ What is particularly attractive is its fantastic bays and spectacular rocky outcrops that invite you to relax in peace and solitude. We anchor at the hidden rocks of Vahti harbor on the east side of the island. In addition to the early and newer Orthodox basilicas near Vahti, there is also the possibility of an exciting climbing tour to a medieval Crusader castle 15 km away in the town of Chorio.
Evening: Yoga in a bay on board. Dinner and overnight stay in the bay.

7. Day Friday: Kalimnos-Bodrum
Morning: last yoga class on board.
After breakfast, departure towards Bodrum. We anchor in Bodrum' Main port, right next to the fortress of the Knights of St. John. Palm-lined cobblestone streets, lush vegetation and historical monuments are close by and can be reached on foot from the port. Throughout history, Bodrum was the most important center of ancient medicine - the home of Herodotus and Mausolus and his famous MAUSOLEUM.
In the evening: Last dinner together in a cozy atmosphere on board.

8. Day Saturday: Disembarkation and Transfer to the airport.

  • You live on our yachts with a length of 25 to 55 meters (2 or 3 mast).
  • On board your ship you have an experienced, always friendly and always courteous German-English speaking team, consisting of captain, cook & Boatswain.
  • The crew guarantees you excellent service.
  • The ship's chef will prepare a varied breakfast, lunch and dinner for you, always using fresh local products.
  • Each cabin with shower & WC. In the cabin you will find towels for use in the cabin only.

Included services:

  • 8 days / 7 nights / from – to the port on the yacht with crew (captain, cook, sailor).
  • Vegetarian half board: 7 x brunch – breakfast and 4 x dinner on board (3 x dinner in a local tavern or restaurant not included).
  • At lunchtime we serve you small snacks & fresh fruit.
  • We offer freshly brewed tea, herbal tea and fresh ginger tea.
  • Yoga sessions every morning and evening for 70-90 minutes, five days a week. Yoga sessions start on Sunday evening and end on Friday morning.
  • High-quality yoga equipment is provided: mats, blocks, belts, pillows, blankets.
  • Yacht insurance (we recommend taking out individual travel insurance).

Services not included:

  • Airport transfer, port fees, tickets and taxes.
  • Other drinks: coffee, smoothies, fruit juices, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
    COFFEE LOVERS PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN (FILTER)COFFEE POWDER.
  • Tips and tips for the crew (usually around €100 per person).
  • WLAN: € 25,- per person for one week
  • 3 x dinner in a local tavern or restaurant.
  • 1 x port and tax fees for Greek waters 75,-€

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (booking on board):

  • Leros island trip to 6 windmills, chapel, Johanniter Castle and village plane tree per person € 55,-
  • Patmos Buss excursion to the monastery per person € 75,-
  • Sunrise hike to the windmills on the island of Leros per person € 30,-
  • Herbal hike on the Lipsi Islands per person € 30,-

EXTRAS:

  • SUP BOARD rental price for 1 week € 125,- per board. We have several SUP boards. (Please pre-order)
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
  • 3 x dinner together in a restaurant or tavern by the sea, approx. € 35,- per person.
  • 3 days x 2 hours cooking course € 120,-

Arrival & Transfer:

You book a flight to Bodrum or Kos Greece is easily accessible from all major European cities with regular airlines and charter companies.

Our transfer staff will wait for you at the airport and will take you to the yacht in the harbor if the transfer has been booked.

Enjoy the journey! You'll travel along a beautiful piece of nature, giving you the tune for the relaxing vacation you've just begun! Dinner is served on board.