Schinousa – pronounced [sçiˈnusa] –
captured my heart from the moment we pulled in to the first little bay.
A true little gem of the Aegean part of the "Little Cyclades" islands,
easily accessible by boat for island hopping (within less than an hour)
has numerous gorgeous bays with beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and low tourism.
The entire island is part of the program "Natura 2000",
as it hosts many endemic plants and is an important migratory station for many birds.
The derivation of the name Schinousa is not precisely known.
It is believed that the name either derives from the corruption of the ancient name Echinousa or from a Venetian nobleman named Schinoza.
Schinoussa has been inhabited since antiquity.
There are sites of archaeological interest including ancient Greek and Roman ruins,
ruins of a Byzantine church and a small medieval castle.
From the 11th century the island was the property
of the Hozoviotissa Monastery on the nearby island of Amorgos.
It is located in the south of Naxos, in the middle of the "Little Cyclades" island group.
It is the fourth largest island of the Little Cyclades and the second most populated.
The island has three settlements, Chora the capital of the island,
Mesaria and Mersini being the port of the island.
Nestled in one of the numerous little bays of the south side of the island
and just a few steps away from the beach
this traditional and comfortable family hotel will be our home for the week.
All rooms with sea view and en suite bathroom.
Double occupancy $1990 per person
Single occupancy $2,390 per person
Child 4-12 years old $1,290
A non refundable deposit of $650 to reserve your place.
50% of the retreat payment by February 1st 2020
full payment by March 15th 2020
WHAT TO EXPECT
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE
- 7 nights accommodation by the beach
- yoga practice
(MUST bring your own mat and props)
- exploration walks
- greek cooking lesson
- breakfast and one meal daily
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE
- your travel to and from Schinousa Island
- scooter rental if you wish to explore the island
- SUP - water skiing - kayaking
- boat trip to other islands
- night fishing boat trip
tipping (suggested -35 euros per person for the week)
More information on Schinousa Island click here