Koufounisi is the Greek Island you've been dreaming of. It's teeny tiny, you can walk from one side to the other, with the scent of wild figs along the way. The Aegean sea is met rugged, sun-drenched outcrops of rock, framing hidden rocky coves, perfect for an afternoon dip. and then of course there's that stunning white-washed Cycladic architecture.
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 most fun way to get from one side of the island to another is to hop on a colorful local ferry/taxi boat, playing traditional Greek music… it's a thing! 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 comprised of two newly restored homes with a gorgeous yoga shala, situated in a tranquil spot on the northeast side of the island, 7 minutes walk from Pori, on of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean.
Our property has two villas, both with a sea view, and a path to an outdoor, shaded yoga shala. It's located in a tranquil spot on the northeast side of Koufonisi island, 7 minutes walk from Pori Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean. The property is comprised of two villas, each villa has six bedrooms, as well as a kitchen, living area, and terraces. We have an outdoor, covered yoga shala. Each villa has a sea level, and a basement level, with rooms on each floor.
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. Some rooms have a sea view, while others are darker and cooler, located in the basement. Rates vary depending on your needs. Please keep in mind this is not a resort - it's a private villa, with a private chef. If you are looking for a luxury resort with staff, and waiters, 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) We are flying in superstar chef Lauren Gerrie for this retreat. For breakfast, expect eggs, local cheeses, homemade jams, homemade granola, fresh brewed coffee, local melons and stonefruit. For lunch, you're on your own! Most people like to pop into a local beach taverna (at your own expense). We specifically planned for lunches out, that way you can enjoy the charm of the family run tavernas and experience Greek culture through their cuisine and hospitality. For dinner, our chef will work with what is locally available to create a feast for us! Local Greek wine is included. The menu items listed above are just to give you an idea! Each villa has it's own kitchen. We'll provide fruits, water, coffee and wine in each house. 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! Fly into Naxos, Mykonos or Santorini from Athens or other major cities in Europe. From there, take the ferry to Koufonissi. The boat from Naxos to Koufonisi takes 45 minutes, the boats from Mykonos and Santorini to Koufonisi take 90 minutes. . The boat from Athens Pireaus Port to Koufonissi takes 5 hours.
Activities. Our property is 7 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! Boat day is included!
What's Not Included? Lunch.
Accommodations for the duration of the retreat at our private property.
Food + Wine
Two stunning meals per day for the duration of the retreat. Breakfast prepared by Stefano (those of you who have been to Puglia with us have experienced his culinary artwork!) and dinner by NYC-chef Lauren Gerrie. Fabulous local Greek wines is included. Whether you choose to skip lunch, grab a fruit from your villa, or go out to a taverna, it's up to you!
Access to the stunning property, including shared indoor & outdoor living spaces, yoga shala, terraces & wifi.
Wine is included.
An afternoon boat adventure is also included!
Two classes per day with Krissy + Anton, including meditation, breathwork, asana, workshops and dance parties. One afternoon boat adventure is included in the price.