Featuring Local Greek Eats, Yoga on the Beach & Volunteering with Dirty Girls to assist in the Refugee Crisis. Fall in love with Lesvos!

Please join us for an all-inclusive 5 night/ 6 day Yoga Tour! The dates are for May 11-16th, 2018.

Please note that each tour is customized and tailored to the desires and needs of our travelers, so the itinerary will be slightly altered to accommodate! Our yoga tours feature daily yoga with experienced instructors, but will not be entirely the main focus. We will also taste lots of local flavors, you will have an opportunity to volunteer in the refugee efforts, and we will engage in some local activities within the community, alongside new friends! This will be a total body, mind and heart experience.

The Itinerary!

Tara & Angel will meet you at the Mytilene Airport in Lesvos, where we will have transportation arranged for you. You will enjoy the lovely coastal drive to Molivos. Situated on the magical north-western coastline of the majestic Aegean island of Lesvos, Aphrodite Hotel, rated the #1 hotel in Molyvos, has a private beach, amidst splendid palm trees, olive groves and flower gardens. We will enjoy many sunsets at the hotel taverna!

We will explore the Aegean on a boating adventure and enjoy BBQ on-board (weather permitting). We will discover the Traditional Market of Molivos! Enjoy the afternoon shopping or sipping a café on a veranda overlooking the harbor. We will take an excursion to the natural Healing Springs and relaxing beaches of Petra, where we will practice mindfulness. We will eat a traditional family meal together at the famous Taverna Vafios, an open-air restaurant with great ambiance, views of the ocean and amazing local dishes! We will also spend some time volunteering with Dirty Girls (last year, we salvaged pieces of life jackets to be recycled- See the video here). We will enjoy a traditional Greek family style dinner at The Women’s Co-Operative, Petra’s #1 Restaurant! We will also visit a castle that overlooks the Aegean ocean.

Make A Difference!

We’ve partnered with Dirty Girls of Lesvos and The Other Aegean (Lesvos Tourism Board) to promote tourism on the island. Lesvos is an incredible island full of kind people and amazing hospitality. The refugee waves diminished by mid-2016 and the island returned to normal. Except, tourism has declined by 58% (see a video that explains the situation here). Your trip supports the local economy that helped those refugees and who are now struggling- through enjoying our time in Lesvos, we will make a difference in their lives.

We invite you to read more about our June 2016 trip at Tara’s blog, Our Big Fat Greek Adventure!

Grow Your Yoga Practice!

We are collaborating with four experienced yoga instructors to bring you a variety of styles of yoga. We will practice every day! Locations of our classes include beautiful beaches, beachfront tavernas and the hotel rooftop (which has ridiculously gorgeous views).

Alexis Brown loves being in nature and being able to take her yoga practice with her. She specializes in vinyasa flow, lots of pranayama, and meditation. She is committed to an amazing time connecting mind, body, and spirit together!

Erika Carlson believes that as we embark on our journey to Lesvos, Greece, and work to help the local community recover from the mass Syrian refugee crisis, we will dually relish in the journey within. Our daily yoga practice, in conjunction with providing mindful service to those in need, will connect as one, bathing in the light of seva, getting to know new friends, a new culture, and ultimately, although our goal is not “to receive,” she knows that each one of us will reap the benefits of this beautiful place. She looks forward to connecting with each one of you on this magical journey.

Discover Lesvos!

We are looking to share the experience of this beautiful island we refer to as The Other Aegean. The less-traveled, the more authentic, the more welcoming Aegean. The natural beauty, the history and culture, the gastronomy, and the hospitality. This island also possesses a certain unique energy that helps meditation and allows one to achieve a level of harmony and relaxation unlike anywhere else. Lesvos is the hidden gem of the Aegean Sea. It is the sunniest island in the Aegean. A place where you discover something new each time you visit.

This tour was designed for a group of at least 12 Crew Travelers. Without 12 crew travelers minimum, we reserve the right to cancel the trip.


Please see the “PAYMENT” tab for payment options and plans!


ADD YOUR ROOMMATE/TRAVEL BUDDY to your room for only $1499 ($200 Savings).
Once the first roommate has reserved/paid the deposit via the tour page, this reserves the hotel room for that person. To add a second person to that room, the second roommate will simply need to sign up through our ROOMMATE ADD-ON PAGE! Every roommate must provide the full name for the traveler (or “first roommate”) they are joining in the notes when they sign up!
Secondary Roommates must make their deposit payment to reserve their spot, and the remaining payment is due no later than March 5th. This allows for $200 in savings (That’s $100 for each roommate when you share!)!

EVERY TRAVELER must sign up through the website to ensure that they are added to the official trip roster! If you have or are an Add-On Travel Buddy to someone’s room, please just remember to use the Roommate Add-On page instead.

NOTE that ALL costs for this retreat are included, except airfare!

Secure your spot with a deposit ASAP! Spots are limited!

ARRIVAL DESTINATION  Mytilene International Airport (MJT).
TOUR DATES May 11-16th, 2018.
INCLUDED Aphrodite Balcony Suite for 5 nights/ 6 days.
All meals.
All tips.
2 adult beverages with one meal daily.
Travel Insurance.
All transportation costs in Lesvos.
Local Guides during group excursions.
Volunteer with Dirty Girls (aide in the refugee crisis).
Relaxing visit and to the beaches of Petra.
Island Boat Tour, including BBQ and drinks on-board (weather permitting).
Greek Language Lesson.
Daily yoga practice in authentic locations.
Molivos Traditional Market.
Church of Panagia Glykofilousa (situated on a rock).
Excursion to Healing Springs of Eftalou.
Authentic Greek meal provided at the famous Taverna Vafios, an open-air terrace restaurant.
Family style Greek dinner at The Women’s Cooperative (Petra’s #1 Restaurant).
Crew Travelers T-Shirt.
EXCLUDED Donations of hygiene products, art supplies and ladies underwear (optional).
Airfare & taxes.
Shopping & souvenirs.

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Day 1

Arrival to Lesvos!

Arrival: Meet Tara & Angel at the airport, where they will meet you with a shuttle. We will take a scenic drive to Aphrodite Hotel. Once everyone is settled into their rooms, we will meet at the terrace to introduce ourselves and for a magnificent sunset at the taverna.

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Day 2

Morning: Breakfast at the hotel, allowing for everyone to sleep off the jet lag. Late morning after breakfast, we will practice yoga on the terrace. Enjoy a lunch at the hotel taverna. In the afternoon we will volunteer with Alison and Dirty Girls, based on what the needs are.

Evening: We will enjoy beautiful views on the outside terrace of the famous Tavernos Varfios for a family-style meal together in the evening!

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Day 3

Morning: Enjoy some yoga before breakfast at the hotel before spending a relaxing day at the beach! We will visit the natural Healing Springs followed by a visit to the beautiful beaches of Petra. There we will have a yoga session on the beach! Should you like, we will climb the steps of the Church on the rock. We will eat lunch together at a taverna in Petra.

Evening: We will enjoy an incredible family style dinner at Women’s Cooperative, The #1 restaurant in Petra. It is about 10 minutes by car from Molivos to Petra. Enjoy exploring the cobblestone streets!

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Day 4


Morning: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. We will visit and practice yoga near the castle of Molivos, and we will have a chance to tour the incredible ancient structure. Afterward, we will stroll through the traditional market of Molivos and visit shops that sell the best olive oils, soaps, and other wonderfully hand-made crafts. Take in the view and if you wish, take a cup of coffee as you take in breathtaking views of the ocean. We will enjoy some delicious gyros for lunch near the market.

Evening: Bring in the day with another yoga practice, and maybe take a swim in the pool before enjoying a buffet dinner at Taverna Aphrodite.

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Day 5

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. We will take an island boat tour, snorkel and enjoy a BBQ lunch on-board. We will practice yoga on one of the islands we visit!

Evening: We will enjoy our last yoga session together on the roof-top terrace, followed by dinner at Taverna Aphrodite.

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Day 6


Breakfast and departure from the hotel.

Most travelers will fly from the US to Athens Airport. Note that in order to arrive May 11th, your departure from the U.S. must be on or before May 10th. There is free WiFi at ATH Airport and Uber is available should you like to tour the city! We recommend stopping in Athens for 24 hours! See our blog for a 24-hour guide in Athens

Athens is a short hop, less than 30 minutes, to Mytilini, Lesvos. There are 3 flights arriving from Athens on May 11th. We recommend that you book directly with Aegean Airlines for lower rates. There will be shuttles to accommodate the arrivals of flight OA256 at 8:20 AM and OA254 at 9:30 PM.

OA251 departs Mytilini to Athens at 6:50 AM on May 16th. Our shuttles will get everyone to the airport with enough time to clear customs (it’s small) and board the flight!

There is a ferry boat that runs between Lesvos and Athens, however, the price is about the same as flying and takes around 10 hours; We don’t recommend it!

You have 3 options for payments!

  1. Pay in full.
  2. Take advantage of our 2 part payment plan (detailed below).
  3. Take advantage of our 3 part payment plan (detailed below).

2 PART PAYMENT PLAN

Payment #1
Deposit of $510 (30%) – DUE ASAP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
First come first serve until the trip is full! Please Note: Deposits are non-refundable.

Payment #2
$1200 (70%) – DUE 2 MONTHS AFTER DEPOSIT PAYMENT IS MADE.
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE BY MARCH 5th, 2018.

3 PART PAYMENT PLAN

Payment #1
Deposit of $510 (30%) – DUE ASAP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
First come first serve until the trip is full! Please Note: Deposits are non-refundable.

Payment #2
$764.55 (45%) – DUE 2 MONTHS AFTER DEPOSIT PAYMENT IS MADE.
Payment #3

 $424.75 (25%) – DUE 1 MONTH AFTER SECOND PAYMENT IS MADE. ALL FINAL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE BY MARCH 5th, 2018.



ADD YOUR ROOMMATE/TRAVEL BUDDY
to your room for only $1499.
$200 in savings (That’s $100 per roommate)!
Once the first roommate has reserved/paid the deposit via the tour page, this reserves the hotel room for that person. To add a second person to that room, the second roommate will simply need to sign up through our ROOMMATE ADD-ON PAGE! Every roommate must provide the full name for the traveler (or “first roommate”) they are joining in the notes when they sign up!
Secondary Roommates must make their deposit payment to reserve their spot, and the remaining payment is due no later than March 5th. This allows for $200 in savings (That’s $100 for each roommate when you share!)!

EVERY TRAVELER must sign up through the website to ensure that they are added to the official trip roster! If you have or are an Add-On Travel Buddy to someone’s room, please just remember to use the Roommate Add-On page instead.

Secure your spot with a deposit ASAP! Spots are limited!

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