FloYo Travels: Santorini
When you picture your dream Greek holiday there is a good chance that Santorini’s whitewashed villages, dazzling panoramas, and romantic sunsets come to mind. FloYo has designed a once in a lifetime retreat in the heart of the Greek Islands. Our intention is to lead you to the most unique paddle destinations in the world and we are confident that our Santorini Retreat will not disappoint. With its endless Aegean seas and volcanic-sand beaches, this is a paddlers paradise! From SUP adventures around the island to sunset sails and winery tours, this will be a bucket list trip of a lifetime!
Location: Eos Villa in Imerovigli
How to get there: Fly into Santorini
*Based on shared room, private rooms are available for an extra charge.
June 20-26, 2022
What the trip includes:
• 6 nights shared accommodation in Eos Villa
• 2 SUP excursions around the island (one will include a FloYo class)!
• 1/2 day sailing experience (dinner included)
• Guided village tour
• Greek cooking class (will include a full meal)
• Winery tour (will include a light meal)
• Hike to secret yoga spot
• Daily yoga
• Daily breakfast
Does Not Include:
- Flights/ transport to Eos Villa (we will help coordinate group taxi to our villa)
- Meals not specified on the itinerary
- Additional Activities
- Travel Insurance
Our goal in each unique retreat is to get you off the typical tourist track. We will stay in a gorgeous villa surrounded by unspoiled farmland and just a short walk into the heart of one of Santorini’s famous settlements of Imerovigli. With plenty of time to explore the island’s interior, which is dotted with vineyards and traditional villages, you will see beyond the tourist hustle. Santorini offers much more than the vistas made famous on postcards — its wonders include countryside wineries, ancient archaeological sites and unforgettable beaches. Be prepared to be amazed!
Below is a sample itinerary- but please note the details are likely to change a bit, but the general activities will remain the same.
Arrive to the island and settle into our home for the week. We will begin the retreat with a sunset yoga practice by our private pool. We will also have a family style group welcome dinner.
We can’t imagine a better way to get acquainted with the island than with a SUP tour! This caldera panorama SUP tour will allow you to admire the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea while taking in the dramatic coastline villages from below. In the afternoon we will get an intimate look at the most famous villages with a local guide as we tour the town.
Today will begin with a sunrise hike and yoga practice. We will then learn from the locals how to make that famous greek cuisine. Our chef’s aim is to showcase and promote local products and cuisine in order to give us a true taste of the islands culture. Not only will be get to taste all the local dishes, we will also gain new skills (and recipes) to take home with us!
Our day will begin with a relaxed yoga class at the house and time to explore the local village on your own. We will depart at 2:30pm to board our catamaran for an unforgettable afternoon sail. Our first stop is near the caldera cliffs and volcano, where we’ll drop anchor and visit the natural hot springs for a quick soak and mud bath. Once we get back on the boat we will follow a course along the coast toward the historic Santorini lighthouse. As we sail alongside a white-sand beach we will make a stop for swimming and snorkeling. Once we work up an appetite we will dine on a multi-course Greek barbecue dinner (pork souvlaki, Greek salad, tzatziki, and stuffed grape leaves) served on board with unlimited drinks. Lastly, we head to a red-sand beach for another swim and to watch a magical Santorini sunset before returning to your original departure point.
We head back out on the water for a half day of paddling, FloYo and snorkeling. We will end the SUP tour on one of the famous black sand beaches where we will have the opportunity to stay and relax on the beach for the afternoon and wander around town for drinks and dinner.
Our morning will be relaxed with yoga and breakfast and then the main activity of the day is a wine tour of the island! We will go to three different wineries and we will see how Santorini wines are made from start to finish in the underground wine museum. We will do a tour of the vineyards and taste a variety of wines and greek appetizers. Plus, we will watch the sunset from our last vineyard!
After a farewell yoga class and breakfast we will depart for the airport.