June 9 - 16, 2023 | The Islands of Santorini and Crete, Greece
Wellness in Crete & Santorini
A mindful retreat into the rich and ancient culture of Greece.
Combine Culture & Self-Care on the Greek Islands
This 7-night culturally immersive retreat offers the perfect blend of guided exploration and self-care as you soak up the beauty of all Greece has to offer.
Spend three nights at the Cresanto Luxury Suites on Santorini and four nights at the Enagron Ecotourism Village on Crete while enjoying daily mind/body wellness sessions led by Lindsay plus guided excursions that highlight the rich culture and natural beauty of Greece.
Nourished for Life
Nourish body, mind and spirit as you experience two of the most vibrant islands in the Mediterranean.
Our 8-day journey will start in Santorini, one of the most famous islands in the Mediterranean and end in Crete, Greece’s largest island with any array of historical and natural wonders:
Enjoy a guided scenic hike on Santorini and free time to explore this picturesque island.
Learn about the volcanic winemaking process and partake in an onsite wine tasting.
Wander across the forests and fields of Crete through a majestic network of botanical paths as your guide teaches you about vegetation that has been linked with myth, worship, and pharmaceuticals from the ancient times until today.
Engage in a local and authentic cooking class, learning about the ingredients and recipes as you enjoy your creations.
Visit the 3,500-year-old Minoan palace of Knossos, a sprawling maze of royal chambers, grand staircases, storerooms, and workshops thought to be Europe's oldest city.
Experience a 3-hour catamaran cruise to take in a fresh perspective of Crete and its beauty from the majestic blue waters.
While soaking up all that Greece has to offer, you will also be invited to nourish body and mind via daily wellness sessions guided by Lindsay, in a beautiful outdoor setting, weather permitting.
Drawing on the unique energy of Greece, Lindsay will combine mindful movement, meditation and breath work practices to help you feel aligned in body, mind and spirit, supporting you in feeling fully present, alive and well on your tour of the Greek Islands.
Begin your retreat at Cresanto Luxury Suites, located in the town of Imerovigli on the island of Santorini.
Enjoy sunrise views of the sea, while also being 5 minutes walking from a beautiful sunset vista.
Experience fresh Greek fare at the hotel's open air restaurant where breakfast will be served each morning, as well as at local restaurants within an easy walk.
During free time explore the town of Imerovigli, schedule an appointment at the spa, or enjoy the onsite gym or pool. Our group will have a private "roof top" space for our group wellness sessions.
Each room includes a private plunge pool or hot tub, and you have the option to upgrade to a sea-view room ($150 pp for double occupancy, $300 pp for single occupancy).
Then continue on Enagron Ecotourism Village, located right in the heart of Crete on Mount Psiloritis, the highest and most sacred mountain of the island.
Enagron offers guests an authentic Crete experience steeped in local tradition. Immerse your senses in the nature-rich landscape of the area, from olive groves, vineyards, vegetable + herb gardens, fruit trees, to the wild vegetation.
Enjoy delicious breakfasts on site, as well as the "village" pool and walking trails all woven harmoniously into the land. Enagron will be a peaceful home base for exploring all the island has to offer.
The Location, Dates & Rates
Cresanot Luxury Suites, Santorini and Enagron Ecotourism Village, Crete
June 9 - 16, 2023
$2,949 per person, double occupancy*
$3,649 per person, single occupancy*
Registration is now closed for June 2023's Greece Retreat.
If you would like to join the waitlist for future Awakened Wellness international retreats, you can do so here!
*Option to upgrade to a sea-view room in Santorini for $150-$300 during registration process
**Your $300 deposit is non-refundable unless the retreat is canceled by Fit4Travel
What You'll Receive (what's included):
7 Nights of Accommodations: 3 on Santorini + 4 on Crete
Group round trip airport transfer, plus ferry transport from Santorini to Crete
7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Daily wellness sessions guided by Lindsay
6 Guided Group Excursions
Travel planning support from Fit4Travel
What's Not Included
Airfare to Santorini and from Crete
Travel Insurance (highly recommended, we suggest World Nomads)
Gratuities for hotel staff and excursion guides
Meals not listed above (5 lunches + 3 dinners)
Free Time Activities (including optional kayak tour on Santorini)
Any costs associated with extending your stay in Greece (Fit4Travel is happy to book you extra nights at either of our hotel locations if you wish to arrive early or depart late!)
Lindsay Erickson is the founder of Awakened Wellness, a holistic health and energy practice dedicated to teaching people nourishing and relaxing ways to experinece more vibrancy and health within their lives.
At the heart of Awakened Wellness is an emphasis on empowering individuals with practices & tools to support their own well-being as well as the wellbeing of their loved ones. Lindsay leads Nature-Based Retreats, Reiki Trainings, Yin Yoga Classes, Energetic Self-Care Workshops and offers personalized Human Design resources & coaching to individuals who are ready to feel better in the body, their mind and their life.
Lindsay considers herself a lifelong student of the healing arts. Thus far her studies have led her to the following certifications: Reiki Master/Teacher, Human Design Reader, Registered Yoga Teacher and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She continues to study energy work, Human Design, yoga, meditation, breathwork, and other practices that help us unwind into our true nature. One of Lindsay's greatest joys is sharing her learnings and experiences in group settings, particularly retreats!
I am so excited that you will be joining me in Greece June 9 - 16, 2023.
Many thanks to Fit4Travel, who has curated a spectacular itinerary for our group!
(Learn more about Fit4Travel in the FAQs!)
A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration to reserve your space for the retreat.
Payment plans are available for the balance.
$2,949 per person, double occupancy (or upgrade to sea-view room in Santorini for $150)
$3,649 per person, single occupancy (or upgrade to a sea-view room in Santorini for $300)
Registration is Now Closed!
If you would like to join for a future retreat, you can join the waitlist here.
Where should I fly in to?Please plan to fly into Santorini International Airport by/on June 9, and depart from Heraklion International Airport on or after June 16. If you would like assistance booking your flights, Fit4Travel would be happy to help!
Can I arrive early or stay late?If you would like to arrive on Santorini before June 9, Fit4Travel would be happy to book you extra nights at Cresanto Luxury Suites. If you would like to stay on Crete past June 16, Fit4Travel would be happy to book you extra nights at Enagron Ecotourism Village. Either way, just sent them an email after registering!
Are payment plans available?Yes! During registration you are welcome to select a payment plan (payments due January 9 and March 9), or to pay in full. Fit4Travel is managing the registration process, so if you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to them (and keep me looped in if helpful!).
What will the food be like?We will be enjoying local cuisine during our weeklong tour. A hearty breakfast will be provided each morning at our hotel. Fit4Travel works with local guides and experts to curate an excellent itinerary of group lunches and dinners, and also provides a locally sourced restaurant guide for any meals taken on your own. All dietary requirements will be collected by Fit4Travel to ensure any specific needs you have are met. The restaurant guide will be provided closer to the retreat date!
What types of accommodations are available?You are welcome to choose double accommodations if traveling with a spouse, partner, friend or relative, or if you are open to sharing space with a fellow solo traveler. If you prefer a single room, that option is also available to you. We will be spending 3 nights on Santorini, and 4 nights on Crete. A sea-view room upgrade is available in Santorini (3 nights) for $150 pp total (double occupancy) or $300 pp total (single occupancy).
What's the weather like on Santorini and Crete in mid June?The average temperatures on Santorini and Crete in mid June are as follows: Santorini: 78 degrees F Crete: 75 degrees F Days are sunny and warm and the evenings are slightly cooler. There is generally a nice breeze thanks to the Mediterranean Sea. It's a perfect time of year to enjoy land and water activities, and there is a low likelihood of rain. Fit4Travel will send out a suggested packing list about 2 months prior to our departure date. If you would like packing details prior to that time, just let me know!
What is your cancellation policy?Bookings are completed through Fit4Travel, and their Terms and Conditions outline this trip's cancellation and refund policy. You can find the full policy here. And I have provided the relevant excerpt here: Fit4Travel Branded Group Wellness Retreat Land Booking and Cancellation Terms Land Package Deposit Payment A $300 non-refundable deposit is due with your land only reservation. For Yoga and Beaches in the Azores, a non-refundable $500 deposit is due with your land only reservation. Deposit is due at minimum 180 days prior to departure. Should deposit not be made prior to 180 days prior to departure, trip pricing and availability is subject to change. Final Payment Unless otherwise noted, the final balance is due 90 days prior to departure on all tours, except cruises, and Uganda in which final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Payment can be made online or by calling a Fit4Travel concierge or Fit4Travel Advisor. Revision Fees A handling fee of $25.00 per transaction will be assessed for any change or revision made to a reservation. A change of departure date within 6 months of departure will be treated as a cancellation, and cancellation charges will apply. Cancellation Charges Cancellations of confirmed bookings and transfers to new travel dates both result in penalties and fees assessed by travel suppliers. If you need to transfer or cancel for any reason prior to tour departure, the following cancellation fees will be assessed on your land or cruise product. More than 90 days prior to departure: a non-refundable deposit will be retained. 90 – 45 days prior to departure: 30% of land or cruise price 44 – 31 days prior to departure: 50% of land or cruise price 30 - 14 days prior to departure: 75% of land or cruise price 100% penalty of land or cruise price if cancellation made less than 14 days prior to arrival I highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance in case of any unexpected changes to your plans! World Nomads is the company I use for all of my trips.
What is the size of this retreat?This retreat is designed for a group of 14 participants, with a maximum of 22.
Who is Fit4Travel?Fit4Travel is an all encompassing wellness travel brand that is dedicated to expanding your horizons, both physically and experientially. They have carefully curated our group's itinerary based on years of experience and expertise in the international travel and tour industry. Fit4Travel partners with on the ground local guides and experts to ensure authentic, immersive and high quality experiences for their travelers (us!). Their mission is to create authentic trips for like-minded individuals to build community, inspiration, and growth. You only get one life. How you live it is entirely up to you, but we’re here to help.