Santorini is a magical place full of energy and light. The unique geology of the island, its distinctive architecture and the unprecedented history that has defined this sacred land means it is the perfect place for a yoga retreat or a meditation vacation, particularly during spring.
If you’re searching for the best place to let your troubles away in spring, Santorini offers a plethora of options. During spring, the island is in bloom, nature takes over and everything is transformed. Crowds have not yet reached the popular towns and villages and you have the place to yourself. Among century-old rocks, blooming lilies, playful bougainvilleas and calm beaches, we guarantee you’ll reach new levels of reinvigoration either in nature or in one of our luxury villas in Santorini. Here are our favorite spots for yoga and meditation:
Skaros Rock in Imerovigli
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Skaros is an impressive rock formation located in Imerovigli. Hiking the short distance from the village to the rock blesses the visitor with awe-inspiring vistas of the blue Aegean Sea. In spring, the rock is peaceful and serene, waiting to be explored and admired. The old ruins scattered around Skaros Rock give this unique spot an authentic feeling of nostalgia. Climb up the rock, let the sea breeze hug you, close your eyes and salute the tender Greek sun.
Profitis Elias Monastery in Pyrgos
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The monastery of Profitis Elias is located on the highest point on the island of Santorini. The views from this sacred place cannot be found anywhere else in the Aegean Sea. Looking down on the vineyards and the blue expansion as you feel on top of the world is a feeling worth living for. Take the road up the mountain, leave your worries in your car, lay down your yoga mat and meditate under the sound of silence.
Red Beach in Akrotiri
Santorini’s iconic Red Beach is a popular traveler choice for summer fun and relaxation in crystal-clear waters. Due to its unique sand color and marvelous surroundings, the beach is frequented by many beach lovers. Except during spring! This is when this truly phenomenal spot is true in character. No crowds, no shouting. Simply peace and quiet, the perfect setting for a meditation session.
Heart of Santorini in Megalochori
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This is one of Santorini’s best kept secrets. This hidden gem offering a unique view to the Aegean Sea is located in Megalochori. Just a few steps from the church of Agios Nikolaos, this playful rock formation invites lovers and romantic solo travelers to peep through the “big heart” and meet the true spirit of the island. Secluded and perfectly protected from crowds, this spot in Santorini is ideal if you wish to feel relaxed and energized!
The lighthouse of Akrotiri dates back to the 19th century and was in operation until after the WWII. Since then, it has been standing proud and impeccable in the area of Akrotiri, visited by many travelers during the summer as it offers uninterrupted views of the sunset in an idyllic location. Lucky for you, we know springtime on the island is quite different. If you decide to have a yoga session under the lighthouse as the sun starts to set in the horizon, no one and nothing will disturb you.
Your Private Villa Terrace
Our villas in Santorini offer the best when it comes to luxury and peaceful living. Private terraces, relaxing alfresco areas and the sought-after views to the blue sea and the volcano are all part of the BlueVillas Santorini experience.
So, if you’re thinking spring vacation for 2021, choose one of the villas below or explore our whole hand-picked villa collection!
Perfect Villas for Yoga and Relaxation
- Nafsika Estate: 10-guest villa in Megalochori with view to the volcano
- Kamini: 6-guest villa in Pyrgos Kallistis with amazing sunset view
- Epitome: 2-guest villa in Oia with Aegean Sea views
- Apollo: 4-guest villa in Firostefani with panoramic views
- Grace Santorini: 4-guest villa in Imerovigli with view to the caldera