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Retreat Mavrovoni

Mavrovouni, a hidden gem of Peloponese

Mavrovouni is a village about 2 km south of the town of Gytheio, in Laconia, Greece. It is located on a steep hill of dark rock between the hill of Kumaros above Gytheio and the alluvial plain of the Vardhounia river lies a belt of low sandy hills. The district is rich in wines, olives and oranges.

The beach of Mavrovouni is protected by an international project, as it is visited every year by the loggerhead sea turtles which commonly called Caretta-Caretta and at the beach they dig nests to lay their eggs. A loggerhead sea turtle nest roped off as part of the Sea Turtle Protection Project of Archelon.

You will take a hikes towards Diros cave and under cave exploration, you will come across an intricate network of passages and galleries, decorated with gleaming stalagmites and stalactites, whose reflection in the water accentuates their natural beauty.

Nearby towns that you can visit for a dinner or an excursion are Gytheio, Ancient Sparta and the historic Mystras.

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Ellas Retreat are having retreats in different Locations

Paleros village

Lefkada island

Mavrovouni beach

 

Retreat Paleros
Enter a space full of Yoga and Meditation

Located in a small Greek village at the Ionian Sea

Greek village atmosphere

Possibilities for beach life

Ellas Retreat in Paleros is a place where everyone can meet to and enjoy the many benefits of yoga, meditation and healthy living

We have a small yoga space in the garden and 5 min walk form the Retreat Center a big yoga hall with amazing view over the Ionian sea and Lefkada island.

We have 16 dorm beds and 3 double rooms.
And we can offer a wide range of healthy food

Ellas Retreat in Paleros is also known under the name The Yoga Hostel and was before known as Antonio’s Guesthouse.

 

Day on beachBeach next to Ellas Retreat

Food in gardenLunch in the garden

Hatha YogaYoga space in garden 

Singing BhajanSinging Bhajan

Sunset on beachSunset at the beach

Panorama Lefkada

Retreat Lefkada

It is an ideal spot for meditation retreats

Silence far away from the hectic world

Located in the mountains of Lefkada island

Stunning views over the turquoise sea

Nature in all directions

Many possibilities for hikes

The main retreat house is build of natural stone.
We offer both privat lodging and dorm.
The center has a professional kitchen and we offer healthy food to our guests.

Retreat House Retreat Accomondation

Butterflyes Locals inhabitants

Hatha YogaNatural Yoga space

MintHealthy Food

Mountains and FlowersSurrounded by mountains 

 

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Mahasi Sayadaw tradition

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