Do you want to practice yoga on a gorgeous terrace, overlooking the sea, stay in 5-star luxury at the Grand Hotel Minareto with private beach, take trips to charming baroque towns, eat amazing Italian food, relax on pristine beaches and enjoy bike rides along the coast? Then our yoga retreats to the island of Sicily are just for you.
All yoga levels are welcome—classes are modified to enable everyone to practice at their own pace.
Daily activities and dinners are organized for the group, but everything is optional; enjoy good, healthy food without restrictions and a relaxing glass of wine.
Sicily is famous for its delicious Italian food, and a highlight of this yoga retreat is to try out various restaurants in the area and taste the truly wonderful local specialties. You’ll be taken to various restaurants in Siracusa and other nearby towns, all using fresh, healthy and local produce.
Discover the culture, history and beauty of Sicily and experience the welcoming hospitality of its people whilst immersing yourself in the peaceful practice of yoga.
- 8:30am – 10am: Morning active yoga class
- 10am – 11am: Breakfast
- 11am – 5:30pm: Free time: beach, town, spa, pool, sightseeing
- 5.30pm – 6.30pm: Evening restorative yoga class
- Evening: Dinner in Siracusa town or nearby area
€1450 shared room
€1850 single occupancy
- Morning and evening yoga classes
- Sea view rooms at a 5-star hotel
- Gourmet buffet breakfast
- Private beach with beds and umbrellas
- Daily shuttle service to Siracusa town
- Internet access
- Yoga teacher during the day for any yoga related questions
- A second host to organize activities and dinners
Our yoga teachers have over 20 years of experience of all yoga levels and teach a balanced mix of yoga styles—bringing in elements of Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar and restorative yoga, focusing on breath-movement and alignment. All classes are modified to accommodate all yoga levels.
There are two daily yoga classes:
Morning—a 1.5-hour active Vinyasa-based class
Evening—a 1-hour restorative yin-based class, with deep relaxation and meditation at sunset.
The Grand Hotel Minareto offers 5-star luxury. Nestled on a cliff—with stunning views across the sea to Ortigia island and Siracusa—the hotel is situated in a quiet location on the coast, within a protected marine nature reserve, and yet only 15 minutes drive to the centre of Siracusa and close to several nearby towns.
The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, private beach and spa. The sea view rooms all have air-conditioning, interactive LCD TV with free Internet access and private balcony
Activities in between yoga classes
There is so much to explore around Siracusa: Ortigia island is the gem of the area, with its majestic baroque buildings and squares, lively outdoor market, peaceful side streets and stunning views out to sea from the castle at the tip of the island. An evening stroll around Ortigia is truly memorable, as is dinner in one of its local restaurants—delicious food accompanied by a good glass of wine is a must for every Sicilian and visitor to this region.
Siracusa was once the largest, wealthiest and most powerful Greek city-state. It was also considered the most beautiful. This beauty can still be seen in every street and every corner of its island—Ortigia and around the impressive Greek and Roman ruins which once dominated the city.
Surrounding Siracusa and Ortigia are several charming towns such as Noto, Modica and Taromina—all well worth a day trip as they offer their own unique charm, attractions and local food specialties.
You can expect to find several gorgeous beaches around the area, including Fontane Bianche and San Lorenzo, 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.
Alternatively, visit the amazing archaeological sites of Siracusa’s Greek past, relax at the hotel’s private beach, opt for a massage or enjoy a bike rides along the coast— You can be as isolated or as active as you choose.
The closest airport to Siracusa is Catania. Several airlines fly to Catania from various European cities. Low cost airlines also offer direct flights, including easyjet which flies from London.