Yogacruising in Greece Dodekanesse İslands on Wooden Yacht
YogaCruising ahoy! Yoga & Sailing
Combine yoga & sailing on one of our swimming hotels – traditional wooden Gulet yachts
YogaCruising is offering dreamlike adventure tours along the Turkish coast and in the Greek enhance your relaxation and recovery we also offer a variety of massages and therapeutic body work.
Type of Event
- Yantra Yoga
- Yoga Therapy
Vegeterian half board Meals, Fresh & Organic Food.
Daily 2 Yoga Session, Excursion, Hiking & Culture
Weekly Start in May-June-September-October
Dates Route from Cos
Yoga on the sun deck
Enjoy a replenishing relaxation in the sun or under a shady sail on one of our YogaCrusing yachts. Already the stunning views over the sea and undeveloped stretches of shore line, will give you peace and harmony. Enjoy a new perspective over your life and you will discover a new serenity and composure within yourself. Moreover our experienced yoga teachers will guide you through modern yoga exercises for recovery and strength. These yoga sessions are suited for beginners and advanced practitioners. Your body will become more flexible and stronger through the yoga postures; breathing techniques and meditation provide inner balance and harmony; the final relaxation is a perfect tool to let loose of stress – you’ll be able to intensely enjoy your holiday and will return with new strength to your daily life.
YogaCruising in a single view
Certainly the region of the Greek islands and the Mediterranean and Aegean coastline of Turkey is a sunny blossoming paradise. Enticing bays with crystal clear water, immersed ancient cities, and magical archeological sites, remnants from old civilizations together with the healthy and tasty cuisine will make each day into a most colorful experience.
YogaCruising in details
YogaCruising is certainly one of the most enticing ways to travel the Turkish Mediterranean, the Aegean Sea and the Greek Archipelago. The traveling period lies between April and November.
Living on our YogaCruising yachts
Our yachts provide from 6 – 12 cabins with twin beds or 2 single beds. Each cabin is equipped with WC, shower, air condition and a hair dryer.
Comfortable sun loungers, sun beds and cushions as well as a shower can be used on the front deck. On the rear deck you will find a spacious dining area as well as a shady relaxation terrace. Moreover there is a saloon with a cozy bar and sound equipment. A WLAN is available on the entire boat. A canoe as well as fishing and snorkeling equipment are available for our guests free of charge.
Dine and savor
Each meal on board is freshly prepared. We serve a healthy, vegetarian, Mediterranean cuisine that consists of traditional and newly conceived vegetable dishes and fresh salads. These are accompanied by classical pastries, bulgur, rice and potatoes; in the evenings we serve fish if on demand. We always serve fresh fruit of the season as a dessert or as a snack for in between meals. These are delicately prepared fruit trays, ready to be enjoyed. Water, coffee, tea and ginger tea are included and there for you, anytime. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are available at reasonable prices.
Yoga on the sea
Twice daily (mornings and evenings) you can enjoy a yoga session under guidance of experienced, internationally renowned yoga teachers from Germany and Switzerland. These sessions will be given on deck or on the beach. You will practice a versatile and modern yoga for body and soul, as well as deep relaxation techniques in order to experience a restoring regeneration that you can carry home.
Dive into the yacht life on board – experience freedom, expansiveness and independence! Give a break to your daily life, through the beauty of nature, the enriching company and your yoga practice. The day starts with a sun salutation, or a smooth awakening yoga practice, in the pleasant light of the first sunbeams, as the sun climbs over the horizon of a deep blue sea. In the daytime you can decide to swim and snorkel or just enjoy some lazy times sunbathing. In addition to spoiling yourself you’ll have the pleasure to completely restore your energy levels – bringing body and mind into harmony. Depending on the trip and the seminar leader, a choice of massages and therapeutic body work from all over the world is available: Lomilomi-, Ayurveda-, Thai Yoga massage and reflexology to name a few. Ca. 60 € for 60 minutes.
All navigation work is taken care of by the crew. Of course participants may give a hand while we’re sailing. The crew will be pleased!
YogaCruising leisure time
A choice of excursions on land will give you plenty of opportunities to get to know the nature, the culture and the history of this region. Exquisite jaunts to historical, archeological sites, herb hiking tours, a visit to a nomadic village or a traditional Turkish bath – a hammam.
On our yachts, you will be traveling in a small group and thus it will be possible for us to take care of you and completely attend your wishes. We will pick you up at the airport and bring you on board. Once on the yacht, there is plenty of time to get informed and ”to arrive”. Your yoga practice will start on the following day as well as your experience of the first boat trip and of course of the famous Turkish joy of life and culture.
Enjoy a holiday for body, mind and soul – we are awaiting you!
Yoga holidays for individually booking travelers:
This holiday is designed for individually booking travelers. Which means that you will join a mixed group of people on board. With you on the boat there will be an experience, internationally renowned yoga teacher. Every day we offer you 2 sessions of 90 minutes: comprising yoga, meditation and relaxation. You have the choice between several sailing routes. Each one has been carefully designed, to combine the best of nature, historical sites choosing all mooring places away from mass tourism. See under Routes: Turkey and Greece). You will find exact prices under Dates as well as presentation of our yoga teachers and their yoga styles on our homepage.
Organize your own retreat.
Yoga holidays for groups:
As a yoga-studio or free-lancing yoga teacher it might be of interest for you to charter the whole of a yacht for your own groups, and thus organize exactly the trip as you’d like to have it. We organize everything, from your arrival at the airport until the returning flight of your group. We will organize your yoga-sailing-cruise with utmost care, offering you the flexibility of a personalized service and individual pricing conditions – please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us!
Route 6: Island hopping & Yogacruising Cos Rhodes
The southern part of the Dodecanese, from Rhodes to Kos has a tremendous variety of beautiful experiences to offer. The volcanic isle of Nisyros, the cultural impressions of Kos, the picturesque houses in Symi, and the multiplicity of cultures on the island of Rhodes.
These islands belong to a world of myth and magic, being rich in historic remains, bearing witness of the grandeur of the numerous civilizations that chose to live here. A world where the Sun appears as a daily painter of landscapes and the Sea reverberates in a myriad of shades to give birth to Life.
Order of events of the YogaCruising South Dodekanesse Route - example
Day 1 - Saturday: Arrival day
(the yacht does not leave the harbor before Sunday morning)
Arrival at COS airport / Embarkation from 4
The transfer from the airport is not included.
At your arrival to Cos airport we organize your transfer to the harbor. You will embark the yacht with a welcoming information of the crew and your travel guide.
Day 2 Sunday: The volcanic island of Nisyros
Today you have the possibility to explore the village of Mandraki Nisyros and if you wish, later on, join the very rewarding excursion to Stefanos, the largest crater (Excursion extra). The volcano is currently active but not irrupting and fumaroles are found at the craters. The island has a 3 km wide caldera, which is formed by a collapse after the emptying of the magma chamber. The last eruptive activity was a steam explosion in 1888. We spend this night in the cozy harbor of Mandraki. There is a monastery (Blessed Virgin Mary of the Cave) built right next to a medieval castle erected by the Knights Hospitaller who conquered the island in 1315.
Day 3 Monday: Nsyros-Tilos
A beautiful sailing trip awaits us today, in order to bring us to the Greek island of Tilos. Depending on the winds we will reach the harbor Megalo Chorio towards the end of the afternoon. We are mooring over the night in Tilos.
Day 4 Tuesday: Tilos Rhodos
Before lunch there will be possibilities to visit a museum or palace in the city centre. In the afternoon we suggest an excursion to Lindos or to the Valley of Butterflies. Lindos was founded by the Dorians in about the 10th century BC and was part of the Dorian Hexapolis. Located on eastern Rhodes it was a natural meeting place between Greeks and Phoenicians, so within short time this city became a major trading center. The Valley of Butterflies lies on the western side of Rhodes. Here thousands of butterflies of the genus Panaxia (species Quadripunctaria Poda) gather to mate after leaving their caterpillar stage.
Day 5 Wednesday: Rhodos Symi
The cruise continues to Symi where we will anchor in the harbor after a relaxing bathing pause in a creek of the island. After lunch on board you have the choice to stroll about the small city with it’s neoclassical architecture or to make an excursion to the Monastery of the Archangel Michael Panormitis on the southern tip of the island. It is a Greek Orthodox monastery with two museums and a Library, overlooking a bay and still inhabited by monks.
Day 6 Thursday: Symi - Giali
Sailing and Relax day
Day 7 Friday: Nsyros - Kos
The cruise continues from the harbor of Nsyros in direction of the Greek island of Kos. Later this day we moor in the main harbor of Kos, right beneath the Castle of the Knights of St. John. The streets of the city with their picturesque cobblestone pavements and lush vegetation are often lined with palm trees and let you stroll easily to the historic monuments, all reachable on foot from the harbor. Kos was an important center for medical knowledge in classical antiquity, it was the home town of Hippocrates and his famous “healing temple”, the Asclepeion. Hippokrates is considered as the founding father of western medicine, stating that diseases are caused naturally and not because of superstition of the gods.
Day 8 Saturday: Disembarkation and transfer to the airport.
Highlights of your YogaCruise
* 2 times sailing an a traditionally built wooden yacht
* Dreamlike bays, crystal clear sea water, hidden islands.
* Vulcan İsland Nisiros
* The enchanting harbor city of Rhodos with its castle of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
* Yoga – meditation – massages under the clear, blue sky.
* Delicious and healthy traditional Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine
Your daily YogaCruising program
* 90 minutes yoga session given in the morning
* 9 to 11:00 am Brunch-breakfast
* Fruid Lunch Time and Tee Time and Cookies & Biscuits 16:00 PM
* 2x a week an option of sailing between 11 am and 4 pm (depending on weather conditions). Our guests are invited to partake in sailing tasks, the crew is happy to receive a hand.
* Bathing, sunbathing and relaxing
* A 90 minutes yoga session is given around 5-6 pm
* 8 pm dinner will be served
Included services on a YogaCruising trip
* 7 nights’ accommodation / from – to harbor
* Half board (AP) of vegetarian meals: 7x BRUNCH breakfast, Lunchtime Fruid, 16 pm Tea-time with Cookies and 6x dinner will be served.(not included are: 1 dinner that will be arranged in a local fish restaurant).
* Tea as well as ginger tea are served free of charge on the boat, throughout the day
* 2 x 90 minutes yoga class per day (morning and evening on 5 days).
The yoga sessions start on Sunday evening and the last session is given on Friday morning.
* High quality yoga mats, blocks, belts and blankets are provided on board, in sufficient quantity.
* Equipment for snorkeling and some water sports are provided on board.
* 2x a week there is an option of sailing between 11 until 4
(depending on weather conditions)
Extra costs on your YogaCruising trip
* Transfer from/ to the airport, the one way fare is 35 €, to be paid on site.
* Other beverages: Coffee, , Smoothies, Fruid Juice, Soft drinks & alcoholic beverages
* Tip and gratuity for the crew (commonly around 50-80 € per pers.)
* Extra excursions
* Entrance fees to the archaeological sites (around 5 €)
* 1 x dinner with fish specialties at a local fish restaurant: (around 17-25 €)
* Harbour Tax in GREECE TOURS Per Person 75 € - Payment Arrival Day on Board.
YogaCruising excursions and facultative offers:
* Excursion in Rhodos to the Castle of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and its museum 65 €
* Excursion in Rhodos to Butterflies Village € 55,-
* Excursion in Nisiros Vulcan € 42,-
Excursions: the minimum number of participants is 8 persons. The price for the excursion is per person and includes the guide, all bus transports and entrance fees.
Good to know for your YogaCruising
YogaCruising reserves the right to modify traveling routes, time schedules and the sequence of events due to weather conditions or organizational demands.
* Embarkation from 4 pm, disembarkation9 am.
* Travel participants have no legitimate claim to the presence of the mentioned seminar leader. He or she may be substituted by an equally qualified yoga teacher.
Each participant of a YogaCruising trip is exclusively responsible for his or her own health and well-being, as well as for the harmonious atmosphere in the group. This includes a respectful participation in group processes, with the possibility to withdraw if so preferred.
We refer to point 4.4 of the Travel Conditions.