There is an element of hidden beauty in autumn life at the island. A much awaited soft breeze welcomes you, a remedy after the harsh summer heat. Nature is breathing again and so are we. Grape harvesting has just ended and the local winegrower’s enjoy their newfound rest.
Together we will visit some of the island’s beautiful wineries. At night we will embrace local wine and learn its history from people who have been lovingly growing it for years. At day we will explore the island’s rich tradition in craftsmanship. We will practice the local basket weaving craft, a centuries-old ritual of the picturesque Volax Village.
In between, we will enjoy life with locally prepared food, light hikes and craftsmanship tours in Tinos' charming villages. On this 5-day adventure we will immerse ourselves in the traditions of the island and experience its unique traits and beauty.
Participants will be housed in a magical villa complex at the island of Tinos offering breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and the surrounding islands.
The place, an amalgam of subtle luxury and traditional charm, is the ultimate peaceful spot to relax and unwind. Warmer days take advantage of the impressive outdoor spaces and private infinity pool. On colder days we spend our afternoons by the warm fireplace sharing stories and reading books.
Other facilities include a protected and tranquil yoga shala, and private parking.
There is movement in the house. It's that beautiful, soft time before dinner. Newly made friends join each other around the dinner table. Laughs echoe on the traditional stone walls, reaching the kitchen. The house is infused with invigorating aromas of traditional dishes, hand-gathered herbs shining through them.
Everything in our seasonal menu is of Greek origin. In every retreat you will find dishes well-rooted in tradition, lovingly made by local cooks. In an effort to minimise our footprint we are serving only vegetarian dishes.
Duration: October 26 - 30, 2022
Check in: from 3 pm onwards
Check out: 12 noon
From 850€ p.p. double occupancy
From 1100€ p.p. single occupancy
A 300€ deposit is required secure your spot. Before applying please read carefully our Terms & Conditions.
∙ 4 night accommodation at Marmēro
∙ Wine tasting at local wineries
∙ Basket weaving workshops
∙ Brunch, nutritious snacks and dinner prepared by an experienced Greek cook
∙ Daily housekeeping
∙ A Marmēro gift to take home
∙ 'Eis to epanidein' ("Until we meet again") meal at a local taverna
∙ Transfer from/to the port of Tinos on arrival and departure
∙ Transfer during organised group activities
What’s not included
∙ Travel to/from Tinos (airplane and/or ferry tickets)
∙ Massage and other wellness treatments (available on request)
∙ Drinks & extras
∙ Custom experiences (ie. cooking class)
∙ Travel insurance
Tinos is small Cycladic island with a rich history and cultural heritage. Enchanting yet still unknown to many travellers, the island preserves its unspoiled architecture and nature.
The Cycladic rocky landscape keeps you grounded and reminds you of the simple beauties of life, while Aegean winds bring you the aromas of thyme, oregano and other greek herbs.
Deep blue and bright white form an endless unity in colour which instantly calms and relaxes.
How to get here
Tinos island can be reached via ferry from Athens or Mykonos, where the closest international airport is located.
Travelling from Athens: Tinos is connected to Athens’ two main ports, Piraeus and Rafina. The ride can last from 2 to 5 hours depending to the preferred ferry or port.
Travelling from Mykonos: Tinos is only 30 minutes away.
Niki Theodoridi and Ioanna Zarmpala are the founders of Marmēro Retreats. On a chilly autumn day at the island of Tinos they decided to shape their love for local heritage, yoga and creative exchange into shared multi-sensory experiences that would create meaningful moments. Having both worked in the cultural sector in Greece and abroad, they unite an artistic background with a yearning for the unexpected and a quest for creative and spiritual growth.
What they've said about us...
"I was lovingly invited to explore the tranquility and the beauty of my surroundings; my heart felt right at home and as the days progressed I experienced a softening that I can only describe as grounding and healing. Niki and Ioanna took great care of every little detail with an admirable gentleness and awareness."
"The yoga retreat was absolutely worth it. The experience is amazing and unique. The location and view of the villa is just breathtaking. We met great people and the time just flew by."
-Artemis & Andreas, Cyprus
"Marmero Yoga retreat was a life changing experience from a variety of aspects and way way beyond my expectations! I travelled solo in an unknown place and felt like I got into a family. I left home full of worries and stress and returned back feeling refreshed, revitalized and stress free with a new perspective of life!"
"Everything was exceptional, above and beyond expectation on all levels!"