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Serenity Retreat - meditation, relaxation, space.

We are a small independent holiday company for solo travellers who are interested in self-reflection and meditation and sole occupancy of studios and apartments.

For couples and sharers, please visit our sister website, Serenity Sharers.

At Serenity Retreat we offer:

Fundamentally, serenity is an inside job - we intend to show you that when you come and visit.

Beachside Restaurant

The 'Retreat' concept is less about sack cloth and ashes and more about retreating to a slower pace of life. It's there for the choosing on the island. Serenity Retreat aims to provide its guests with an opportunity to come to rest and relax. Learning to relax even though the mind feels very busy is a real gift. Our qigong, meditation and courses aim to help you learn not to take that busy mind so seriously and to develop a healthier relationship to it. Being able to relax when the mind is going ten to the dozen is a skill that can be learned and it will serve you well in the 'real' world.

Our main programme runs throughout May, June and September on the Greek island of Lefkada.

At New Year we run a partly silent retreat. A great way to start off the year. Ideal for a pit stop from the hurly burly of external forces, (especially after Christmas!) and a great chance to meet your own internal ones!

For two weeks in October we have more meditation-specific weeks in Sicily. Our regular guests have been getting the meditation bug and feel that they are ready for a longer week of meditation and some silence. Silence can feel like a very scary proposition to those who haven't truly experienced it before but it can be incredibly restful and so we highly recommend it! Your mind needs a holiday too! Trust your gut - if you feel grabbed by the notion of silence but a bit scared (scared is v normal) then it may be time to take the plunge....

Ireland - we're planning to have some sort of retreat weekends in Ireland, right on the Wild Atlantic Way. These weekends will be all about resting, engaging with the natural world, having some silence and catching your breath! Watch this space....

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Serenity Retreat chooses to share its success. We donate a minimum of 5% of our profit to a number of charities.

Our average review score is 5, it's not saying that we're average!

We featured in The Times as a 'Top 50 Spa Holiday':

"It’s great for solo travellers interested in spirituality and personal growth or just pure relaxation, and tends to attract people who have started to question their lives and who want to live more meaningfully".

As well as in the Guardian:

10 Wellbeing Retreats

Metro had this to say:

Set up by Zen meditation teacher Kim Bennett, Serenity Retreats are aimed at solo travellers looking for self development. The week long retreat has an easy-breezy approach and while there are mindfulness walks, guided meditations and excursions on offer, nothing is compulsory. "Our emphasis is on giving our guests space", Bennett says. "Our accommodation is on the beach and we encourage guests do nothing other than watch the sea and the mountain for a restorative effect".

And thanks to Jane Alexander and the Daily Mail Travel Section for this article. Not sure we would call ourselves chic, though!


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