Luxury Yoga Retreat in Sicily in May + October | From $1663
Join us on a luxury yoga retreat in Sicily in May or October near the lovely coastal town of Siracusa. We’ll practice yoga by the sea, stay at a 5-star hotel with a private beach, take trips to charming baroque towns, eat amazing Italian food, relax on pristine beaches, and enjoy bike rides along the coast. Come discover the culture, history and beauty of Sicily and experience the welcoming hospitality of its people.
We offer two yoga class a day, all levels are welcome and we modify poses so everyone can practice at their own pace, we organize activities and dinners but everything is optional, no rules on food, just good healthy meals at wonderful restaurants.
Dates Yoga Retreat in Sicily
8-15 October 2017
15-22 October 2017
May & October 2018
What To Expect
- Two yoga classes a day with great views
- Spacious seaview rooms at a 5* hotel
- The best Italian food ever – we’ll take you!
- Private beach and many swimming spots
- The most beautiful town in Sicily
- Boutique shopping and people-watching
- Day trips to baroque towns and even more lovely beaches
- Strolling around the pedestrian streets
- Relaxing by the pool with a book
- A laid-back group and no mandatories
- Personalized service with two reps
We welcome all yoga levels from beginners to advanced, and Sarah Scott our yoga teacher will modify classes so everyone can practice at their own pace. We keep our groups to around 10-15 people, and many people come on their own, at all ages and from all different backgrounds and countries.
Our morning Vinyasa flow classes are active and will get your heart going, while our evening restorative classes are soothing, with a longer relaxation. Sarah has been teaching for years, she’ll start everyone off at the same level and then adjust the poses depending on the group. But for sure she’ll remind you to constantly listen to your body and go at your own pace – she’s truly great!
Daily itinerary yoga retreat in Sicily in May and October:
8:30–10am: Vinyasa flow yoga class
11am–5pm: Free time, beach, town, spa..
5–6pm: Restorative Yin yoga class
Evening: Dinner in Siracusa town
Come and soak in the culture, history and the wonderful food of this region, practice yoga by the sea, treat yourself to a well-deserved break, and discover a little piece of paradise in Sicily!
We’ll be staying at the Grand Hotel Minareto, a 5* luxury hotel set on a cliff with stunning views across the sea to Ortigia island and Siracusa town. Situated in a quiet location on the coast, yet only 10 minutes drive to the center of Siracusa and close to several nearby towns. We think it’s the best location to enjoy peace and quiet by the sea, yet close enough to explore the area easily.
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and a private beach with sunbeds, as well as a high-end spa with a variety of massages and treatments. There are also additional sunbeds by the cliff with wonderful views and many swimming spots along the coast.
You can stay in either Superior Seaview rooms or Classic rooms – up to you. Both have air-conditioning and an interactive LCD TV with free internet access. The Superior rooms have a private balcony with beautiful sea views, while the Classic rooms have all the amenities and comforts of the Superior rooms but are slightly smaller and have a view of the garden or pool (and are less expensive).
The hotel also offers a shuttle service to Siracusa town for those who want to explore.
Location – About Siracusa Sicily
Siracusa and the area around it are considered among the most beautiful places in all of Italy. Ortigia island in Siracusa is the gem of the area, with its majestic baroque buildings and famous squares, lively outdoor market, peaceful sidestreets and wonderful views out to sea from the castle. An evening stroll in Ortigia is truly memorable, as is a dinner in one of its fantastic restaurants – we’ll take you to the best ones in town!
Surrounding Siracusa and Ortigia are several lovely baroque towns, including Noto and Taormina. All have their unique charm, attractions and local food specialties, and are definitely worth a day trip.
There are also several gorgeous beaches around the area, including San Lorenzo and Fontane Bianche just 10 minutes away, with crystal clear water and soft white sand. And for the more adventurous, we recommend a visit to the Vendicari Natural Reserve with even more secluded beaches and wonderful walks along the coast.
Siracusa was once the largest, wealthiest and most powerful city-state of the Mediterranean, and was also considered the most beautiful. This beauty can still be seen in every street corner and around the impressive Greek and Roman ruins which once dominated the city.
Superior Seaview rooms:
Price per person in a shared room: EUR € 1700
Price for a single-occupancy room: EUR € 2100
Classic Garden view rooms:
Price per person in a shared room: EUR € 1500
Price for a single-occupancy room: EUR € 1900
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2018 prices coming soon!
- Morning and evening yoga classes
- Luxury rooms at the 5* Hotel Minareto
- Gourmet buffet breakfast
- Private beach with beds and umbrellas
- Shuttle service to Siracusa town
- Internet access
- Yoga mats
- Access to yoga teacher throughout the day for any yoga-related questions
- A second rep on location to plan day trips, dinners, and help with logistics
Getting To Siracusa
Fly to Catania Airport in Sicily. Several airlines fly to Catania from various European cities. Low cost airlines also have direct flights, including Easyjet. Alternatively, there are many flights with a stopover in Rome.
Once in Catania, you can book a car transfer to the hotel, the agency we recommend is New Travel Services, the contact is Christian Guardione and his details are:
Tel +39 0942 985445
Mobile: +39 338 8855528
We can pair you up with others who arrive at the same time, so you can share the transfer, let us know and we can arrange this for you. Also, at time of booking, let them know you are part of our yoga group so you get a preferred rate.
Alternatively you can rent a car and drive to the hotel, which is a good option so you have it to explore the area during the week. People often do this, the drive is approximately 45 minutes and very easy, the roads are good.
“A perfect balance between excellent yoga classes and a fun holiday with a great group of people. Beautiful location, perfect organization, relaxing days at the beach and evenings out at delicious restaurants. Laura makes everyone feel comfortable and part of the group, and Holly’s yoga classes by the sea were wonderful. I want to go back!” Marina, Milano
“What an amazing holiday we had! Well done to Laura for organizing such a fabulous time and obviously thank you to Sarah for being such a super yoga teacher! What a star! I really haven’t enjoyed a holiday so much for a long time. The company was excellent as was the hotel, food and enjoyable yoga.” Kay, Wales
“A great holiday – yoga, hotel and setting were all excellent, but most important in making this a special experience were Laura and Holly. Laura has an intimate knowledge of Mykonos and organized restaurants, beach trips etc. with a personal touch. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was done without fuss. She has a knack of being well organized but making everyone feel thoroughly relaxed.” Bernard, Amsterdam
Contact and Booking
Organizer: Yoga Escapes