MACROBIOTIC vegan RETREAT IN CRETE 3rd -10th of July 2021

MACROBIOTIC vegan RETREAT IN CRETE  3rd -10th of July 2021

A chance to disconnect and get in touch with pure island nature, cleanse the body with a week of delicious ORGANIC Vegan meals. 
Detox  your spirit with yoga, meditation and immersion in Cretan lifestyle.

During this 8- days program, a holistic treatment for body and soul takes place with daily vegan fresh meals of organic local products and virgin olive oil from Cretan lands which detoxify and nourish your body. 
The daily morning Hatha yoga session (asana class) gently adjusted to all levels and any kind of physical body condition will remove the toxins and the stiffness from your muscles and joints. Breathing techniques (pranayama) will detoxify your mind and calm your brain. 
Deep relaxation techniques will refresh and recharge your energy as well as empower and inspire you spiritually. 


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Vegan cooking classes
  • Live like a Cretan for a day program
  • Hiking and walking trips to the mountain
  • Fresh organic local fruits and vegetables
  • Healing Cretan herbal teas
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Beach visits

Group sizes 
The maximum participants in the group is 14. 

Yoga Styles

  • Hatha
  • Ashtanga


  • Instruction language: English
  •  Spoken languages: German, Greek, English

Accommodation **** 
The Alexena Apartments are five very comfortable holiday flats on the south slope of the coastal mountains, west of Agia Galini. The three one-storey buildings on a spacious property actually form a small villa facility. It includes a large swimming pool, a barbecue area, a small church, a botanical garden, and other community facilities.

Daily schedule

  • 08:00 Hatha or Astanga yoga session
  • 09:00 Vegan breakfast with fresh local juices and fruits
  • 11:30 cooking workshop or other activity
  • 13:00Vegan lunch
  • 14:00 Free time or rest
  • 17:00 beach visits or nearby attractions
  • 20:00 Dinner

Alexena Apartments is found on the old road from Rethymnon town to Agia Galini. A winding road leads to this lovely place with the stone houses and the breathtaking view. 

Nearby places

  • Rethymon town, 50 kilometers
  • Heraklion,100 kilometers
  • Chania town, 100 kilometers



  • Vegan Cooking classes
  • Hiking in wild Cretan nature
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Beach visits
  • Cultural visits
  • Inspirational talks and discussions
  • Greek Dancing lesson


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony with breathtaking view
  • Garden


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access


You will be provided with raw and cooked vegan meals with organic local fruits and vegetables daily, as well as nutritious smoothies and Cretan mountain tea.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks and snacks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Raw food

(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All daily vegan meals with organic local fruits and vegetables
  • Cretan night with the locals of a nearby village
  • Daily hot and cold Cretan mountain tea
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Greek vegan workshops
  • Envening presentations and talks
  • Transportation from and to Heraklion International Airport (HER) and back .

What's not included

  • Additional activities or services
  • Airfare
  • Car rental

How to get there 
Arrival by airplane 
Please book your flight to arrive at Heraklion International Airport (HER). 
For the guests flying from their home country to Heraklion, PURE PHILOSOPHY P.C. will arrange the transportation to the apartments and back to Heraklion airport.

1,200 euro/per person in a single apartment, private bathroom 
1,100 euro p.p in a double room (one bedroom apartment, private bathroom for two)
950 euro p.p. in a double room ( two bedroom apartment, shared bathroom for 4 )