Immerse into the white of the Cyclades in luxury seaside villas. Rise and shine through daily yoga practice. Treat yourself to a Greek inspired culinary experience catered by food experts.
Honoring Greek hospitality and having spent most summers in the Cyclades, we share the most well kept secrets. Experience true island living by joining a Fykiada Retreat in Mykonos or Kythnos island.
The queen of Cyclades situated in the middle of the Aegean sea. A top worldwide summer destination for jetsetters, where island life meets luxury. Mykonos gives you the opportunity to merge with the vibrant beach life or release your senses to the harmony of the Cycladic nature. The island has a rare landscape of sculptural light brown rocks which give a unique golden colour to its famous beaches.
According to mythology Mykonos was created when Hercules was fighting the Giants and, having killed them, he threw them in the sea where they petrified and turned into huge rocks, forming the island of Mykonos. Furthermore, Mykonos is just a 45-minute boat ride from Delos, one of the most sacred sites in Greece and a UNESCO heritage area. Delos, still adds to the island's zen and a day tour visit is a must on our retreat.
Kythnos is considered to be one of the last Cycladic islands unaffected by the impact of mass tourism. Its pure Cycladic style can be felt through the warmth of local people, the simple way of life, the traditional well kept-architecture of the villages and the absence of big complex-hotels. In most areas the 1,000 residents of Kythnos keep living on their traditions.
Kythnos has been probably named after its founder Kythno, king of Dryopes the first tribe that inhabited the island. A second explanation of its name is the origin of the word "kefthmon" meaning a dark, deep place where one can disappear. The latter version might refer to the natural properties of the island during the late antiquity: shadowy woods, deep valleys and caves.
Journey with Danielle and Shana as they take you back to your roots and trace the lineage of the goddess through ritual, self-care, yoga, moon circle and meditation. Learn More
A three level luxury villa situated in a secluded location. Minimal Cycladic architecture, indoor outdoor pool, vast bedrooms and floor to ceiling glass windows promise a 5 star island stay. Check it out!
'It was such a memorable time, made so very special by our wonderful organisers, who made us all feel so much part of the family.'
Anna Aillerie, Yoga retreat with Bridget Luff
'Thank you so much for creating such a special space for us. It felt like the most amazingly nurturing time and I felt so lucky to have been part of the trip.'
Fiona Clague, Yoga Retreat with Rebecca Richmond
'I am so grateful to experience your warm hospitality and especially I am grateful to you for introducing all of us to Kythnos. It's a magical little hidden gem.It would be a dream to come to one of your retreats next year, to soak in the island sunshine, meet wonderful people, and eat delicious Greek food'
Katya Beidar, Yoga Retreat with Lucy McCarthy Brueger