We are a small independent holiday company based on the beautiful Greek island of Lefkada. We offer retreat style holidays in Greece and the UK. We have two locations in Greece: Nikiana for solos and Ligia for couples. Serenity Retreat is designed for you if you are:
The 'Retreat' concept is less about sack cloth and ashes and more about retreating to a slower pace of life. It's about finding some personal space to simply 'be'. Serenity Retreat provides travellers with an opportunity to relax, reflect and recharge in the peace and tranquility of the Greek island of Lefkada and a New Year event in Buckinghamshire. UK weekend meditations retreats in Autumn and Spring are in the pipeline.
We started off catering only to solos wanting solo occupancy. But we realised that we were excluding a big group of people who want to join us - sharers and couples. And if there's one thing we've learned over the past three years it's to be flexible. So we decided to have another venue for couples - Ligia, and to open some rooms up for sharing in Nikiana. Embracing change!
Courses will be running during certain weeks - they are not mandatory, they're an optional extra (and sometimes free!). They are designed with your personal development at their heart. We aren’t interested in running a boot camp, so the courses never start before 9.30am. Our primary focus is to give you some space - physically, mentally and spiritually.
Our facilitators are excellent and passionate about what they do. They share our vision: to bring great quality self and spiritual development to the travellers.
The courses are charged separately and are EXCEPTIONALLY good value. Giving back is integral to any spiritual or self development practise. Our facilitators are providing their services at a fraction of the normal cost (and they also get some sun on their bones!).
There are some fabulous (we think) handpicked trips at each location and these are also an optional extra. We recommend them because we think they represent great value for money.
This year we'll be introducing Ingen, our on-site massage therapist and Zen Master in Nikiana in September. There will be shiatsu, Swedish, deep tissue and sports massages available at a very reasonable rate (only 35 euros an hour). We also have Kay joining us for a month as of May 19th, also in Nikiana.
So - you won't be bored, but neither will you be overwhelmed. Your holiday, your pace.
We know that booking your holiday is a big decision and probably one of the most expensive purchases you'll make this year, so we're doing our best to make it as simple (and affordable) as possible. We'll provide the framework, you can add the bits that appeal to you.
Serenity Retreat chooses to share its success. We will donate a minimum of 10% of our profit to a children's charity that we feel passionately about.
Don’t want to take part in the organised programme? Just need to chill? That’s ok. The choice will always be yours: solitude, the company of like-minded people, a week’s course, being massaged, the trips or all of the above!
Please note - it's virtually impossible to get all the trips done, get massaged to within an inch of your life AND do a course in a week. Best you come for two....!
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Flight prices for Greece (inc luggage):
(Please contact us before booking your flight)
May 26th: Manchester- £462
May 30th: Manchester- £308
June 2nd: Gatwick - £279, Manchester- £579
June 6th: Manchester - £297
June 9th: Gatwick - £415, Manchester- £369
June 13th: Manchester - £295
June 16th: Gatwick - £424, Manchester- £369
June 20th: Gatwick - £219, Manchester - £316
June 23rd: Gatwick - £521, Manchester- £559
June 27th: Manchester - £297
Go to www.charterflights.co.uk or www.skyscanner.net to get these prices.