Koufounisi is the Greek Island you've been dreaming of. Think rugged, sun-drenched outcrops of rock, framing sandy coves, perfect for an afternoon dip. The sea is met by white-washed Cycladic architecture, a true pleasure to the senses.
Set in the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades are a group of the most well-known Greek Islands (including Mykonos and Santorini) and they're well-known for a reason. Pristine water, stunning architecture, fabulous food, and of course that unparalleled Greek lifestyle. But those more famous islands, like Santorini, have evolved into cruise-liner destinations and Instagram-versions of themselves.
Koufonisi is a secret of the Cyclades, a sanctuary. There's no airport on the island, and the easiest way to get from one side of the island to another is to hop on a local taxi boat. Here it's all about the slow tempo of the Mediterranean lifestyle: hidden beaches, and long lunches at seaside family-run tavernas.
Our property is newly restored, a complex of traditional dwellings and typical houses. Its situated in a tranquil spot on the northeast side of the island, 10 minutes walk from Pori, on of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean.
Our property is newly restored, a complex of traditional dwellings and typical houses. It's located in a tranquil spot on the northeast side of the island, 10 minutes walk from Pori, on of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean. The property has two villas, each villa has six bedrooms, as well as a kitchen, living area, and terraces. We have an outdoor, covered yoga shala,
τα δωμάτια. (The Rooms) The property has a total of twelve rooms. Each room is unique, with it's own charm. Some bedrooms have one large bed, and some have two twin beds. Some rooms have private, en-suite baths, while other rooms share a bathroom. Rates vary depending on your needs. Please keep in mind this is not a resort - it's a private villa. If you are looking for a JW Mariott with staff, central AC and turn-down service, this is simply NOT the retreat for you. If you appreciate understated beauty, barefoot adventures, then this IS for you!
το φαγητό. (The Food) For breakfast, expect egg fritatta, local cheeses, homemade jams, fresh brewed coffee, local melons. For lunch, expect cured local meats, rocket salad, white-bean hummus, and Greek Salad. For dinner, expect lots of vegetarian options, of course some Greek dishes, grilled local veggies, and ancient grains. Local Greek wine is available for purchase at €20 / bottle. The menu items listed above are just to give you an idea! Each villa has it's own kitchen. We'll provide fruits, water, and coffee in each dammuso. If you would like an early morning coffee before meditation, you'll be able to make your own in your own villa. After morning asana, our chef will prepare coffee along with breakfast for everyone to enjoy.
How To Arrive. You have a few options! You can fly into Mykonos or Santorini from Athens or other major cities in Europe. From there, take the Sea-Jet boat to Koufonissi, which takes 90 minutes. Or you could take the high-speed ferry direct from Athens Pireaus Port to Koufonissi, which is 4.5 hours.
Activities. Our property 10 minutes on foot from the sea. It's early summer, so we're expecting sunshine during the day, with cooler evenings. There's a sandy beach, a nudist area, a cliff-jumping spot… something for everyone! During the day, little boats serve as water taxis and can take you to other parts of the island. We'll also hop on a boat one day!
What's Not Included? Wine, boats, two meals out, and your travel.
Accommodations for the duration of the retreat at our private property.
Food + Wine
Three meals per day for the duration of the retreat, cooked by our private chef. We will go out for two meals: you are responsible for paying for yourself for those two meals. Alcohol is not included. We have a selection of local Greek wines from €20 / bottle.
Access to the stunning property, including living spaces, yoga shala, terraces & shoddy wifi
Two classes per day with Krissy + Anton, including meditation, breathwork, asana, workshops and dance parties.