24th September 1st October 2022
Yoga Retreat – Kas Turkey
24th September – 1st October 2022
The beautiful town of Kas is our favourite beach location in Turkey. We are so happy to find this incredible Villa located in a quiet area on the picturesque coastline of Kas.
Surrounded by trees & flowers in the large garden & pool area, and hills, mountains and bays beyond. Waking to beautiful birdsong in the morning, the hum of cicadas in the evening and the soothing sound of the sea 24/7. It’s like living in a national park.
The popular Big Pebble Beach, (trip advisor 4.7/5) is an easy 5-10 min walk down the hill and has 6 restaurants. Swim or snorkel in the crystal clear sea of the Mediterranean.
Located literally on the world famous Lycian Way which is over 500km long and takes roughly 29 days to hike, stretching from Fethiye, to Antalya. The walk into Kas centre (30mins) is in on the Lycian Way. On the way back you could take the dolmuses (50p each) or a taxi (£4).
Our traditional homey Turkish villa is clean, spacious, light & airy. We have our own private pool with sun loungers. All rooms have air-conditioning and high speed internet. Set on a ridge above Big Pebble Beach with uninterrupted views over the sea, islands, Kas peninsula, mountains, surrounding hills and countryside. You can even see the ruins of the ancient amphitheater in Kas where one of our walking trips arrive.
Our Villa is an oasis of peace, privacy and quiet.
pool area of our villa
A minimum of two hours of Yoga on offer every day (6 days). If you want to discover meditation Paul will initiate you into Sattva meditation, his own personal practice. Also if you want it, various workshops, Yoga games, discounted one-to-one private Yoga, Reiki and Reiki massage treatments are available.
We have 3 excursions included in the retreat price.
Full day boat trip to Kekova. Lunch, snack, water, Turkish tea, snorkelling kit, castle entrance ticket and transports are included. We will admire the islands, beaches, and bays around Kaş and Kekova Island. Enjoy a varied sightseeing itinerary, with plenty of stops to swim and snorkel. Swimming here is unbelievable as water is super clear. Some of the places we will visit are Aquarium Bay, Tersane bay where we can swim over the sunken ruins, we will pass over the sunken ruins of Simena ancient city (here swimming is forbidden), see the pirate cave on Asirli Island, and head ashore to visit an island village only accessible by water and its castle.
Beginner/moderate walk heading East on the Lycian way toward Limangazi beach. We will start the walk after breakfast at 11:30. Our walk is about 5km and we will get a water taxi back. Limangazi beach is a series of 4 bays that are accessible only by water taxi or foot. We will have lunch in a beautiful location and there will be plenty of time for a swim. Limangazi cove is home of sea turtles so if we are lucky we could see them. Packed lunch, snack, water included. Return to the Villa around 5pm.
Walk to the ancient cities of Phellos and Antiphellos. If you are a strong walker you might love our second more challenging hike.
Together we take a bus to a small picturesque village called Cukurbag. From here we take an easy walk up until we reach the ancient city of Phellos, located 950 meters above the sea. From here we can enjoy the view of the whole valley, Kas city, peninsula and also the Greek island of Kastelorizo. In this city we will admire its impressive necropolis and tombs hidden in the trees and bushes and have our lunch.
If you aren’t an experienced walker or hiker please let us know in advance and we will arrange a bus ride for you down to the Amphitheater or town centre for site seeing where we can meet later.
If you decide to stay and take the tough hike, we will take the path of the Lycian way and start our descent. It’s a steep walk but very scenic. Our downhill descent of about 5km will take us to The Amphitheatre of the ancient city of Antiphellos.
After visiting we will all head to the town centre, just a 10 minute walk, from here we will have a free evening, visiting the beautiful cobble streets, get a goat’s milk burnt ice-cream (which is a delicacy in Kas) and have dinner of your choice in one of the local restaurants. Packed lunch, snack, water and all tickets and transports till Kas centre are included. Ice-cream is on us, but dinner and transport back to the Villa is for you to choose and pay for as and when you wish.
our villa ground and views
For the rest of the day, feel free to chill at the villa or explore the local area alone or in groups.
Here some recommendations of the most beautiful places around Kas to visit: Kas peninsula. Kaputas beach (Kas’s most famous beach). Scuba diving in Kas and the possibility to see turtles and beautiful fish. Kayaking in the beautiful Mediterranean sea. Night out maybe enjoy some jazz music in one of the bars in Kas centre. Boat trip to the Greek island of Meis or Kastellorizo.
Some of these places can be reach by local bus (dolmus). If not a taxi ride or we can help you rent a scooter. If you are interested in any of these activities please let us know at the time of booking and we will give you all info & details we can. All these suggestions are for you to plan in your free time and at your own cost.
images we took of the area last year
We love Mediterranean food and our retreat menu we offer fantastic dishes from Turkish tradition with some Italian fusion. Be ready for a super healthy, colourful and flavoursome experience.
All meals will be vegetarian & vegan (let us know your favourite option and any allergy/intolerances).
Fresh fruit or a smoothie, and nuts.
Traditional Turkish breakfast
Or what we call “The Turkish Feast”. In our experience the best breakfast in the world. Following the tradition, we will be serving a selection of local cheese, jams, honey and other traditional breakfast spreads with freshly baked bread, savoury pastries, salad plus a different egg-based recipe everyday. For the lovers of a sweet breakfast there will also be granola, nuts, yogurt, milk & alternatives and fruit.
Bottomless coffee, tea and fruit/veggie water infusions.
Available from 14:00 till 16:00. Daily variations of healthy salads with grains, nuts or seeds, veggie sticks, dips and fruit. Feel free to sit down and eat or bring it with you to the beach.
There will be a traditional soup (dairy-free option available on request) served with bread, 2 vegetarian hot dishes and plenty of delicious veggies.
There will be a small change in the schedule. Breakfast will be earlier and lighter. With a fresh smoothie, granola, yogurt, milk & alternatives, nuts, fruit and some bread with spreads. We will provide healthy & balanced packed lunch with a delicious wrap vegan or vegetarian, a salad plus some fruit & nuts.
We will be offering a selection of vegetables, rice and bread. Fresh fish and cheese dishes, dips, salads and some traditional desserts.
Turkish feast brunch everyday, all pre-yoga and afternoon snacks, plus all packed lunches during excursions. Everyday you will have a hot and deliciously healthy supper, plus the barbecue evening.
Half board Brunch
Turkish feast brunch everyday, all pre-yoga and afternoon snacks, plus all packed lunches during excursions and the barbecue evening. No hot supper.
No Brunch or hot supper. Will still receive all pre-yoga and afternoon snacks, plus all packed lunches during excursions and the barbecue evening. Not all rooms are self-catering.
The closest airport is Dalaman Airport.
Transfers to and from the villa / Dalaman Airport, on day 1 and 7 are included in the final booking price.
Please consider the transfer time when booking your flight. We have 3 transfers to capture the most popular flight arrivals.
15:00 confirmed time
20:30 flexible time, we can change
23:30 confirmed time (EasyJet flight)
If you need to arrive or leave on a different day, we can arrange your transfer for an extra fee. If you need us to help, please give at least 1 week notice before the retreat starts.
The property has nine rooms 5 in the main building, and 4 by the pool. The rooms are traditional, clean and homely. Lots of room styles from single, twin, double and one large treble room are available. Most rooms have ensuite or private bathroom and all rooms have air-conditioning.
Bedroom 1 – Booked
Twin bedroom with private bathroom.
Bed 1 – Available to share with 1 female guest
Bed 2 – Booked
£1039 Full board (pp) – 2 people sharing
£929 Half board (pp) – 2 people sharing
Bedroom 3 – Booked
Double Room shared bathroom with room 5.
£1497 Full board – 1 person
£1039 Full board (pp) – 2 people sharing
£1384 Half board – 1 person
£929 Half board (pp) – 2 people sharing
Bedroom 5 – Booked
Bedroom 6 – Booked
Double/Treble Studio Apartment near the pool with open plan living space kitchenette and private bathroom.
£1899 Full board – 1 person
£1252 Full board (pp) – 2 people sharing
£1051 Full board (pp) – 3 people sharing
£1799 Half board – 1 person
£1142 Half board (pp) – 2 people sharing
£941 Half board (pp) – 3 people sharing
Bedroom 8 – Booked
Bedroom 9 – Booked
meet your hosts
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