Yoga Plus is situated in the bay of Agios Pavlos on the dramatically beautiful and remote southern coast of Crete. The nearest town of Agia Galini is approximately 15km away. Because of this relative remoteness, travel to Agios Pavlos can be a little less easy than the usual package tour arrangements.

Flights

Crete has two international airports, Heraklion (Iraklion) and Hania (Chania), served by flights from most European countries, both charter and schedule.

Direct flights to Crete from the UK

A few suggestions:

  • Easyjet fom Gatwick to Heraklion and Chania.
  • Ryanair from Leeds, London Stansted and East Midlands to Chania.

We recommend that you book flights well in advance as airline seats go very quickly; also flights tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

It is advisable to check on flight availability at the same time that you make your enquiry about space at Yoga Plus.

Flights to Athens with onward connection to Crete

  • Aegean Air – tel: 0030 210 9988300. Aegean fly from many European cities. There is a short stop in Athens and then onwards to either Heraklion or Chania.

Check-in and departure times

Checking in time at Yoga Plus is 14.30 on the Saturday at the start of a session and rooms will not be available before this time.

As flights arrive at various times on Friday and Saturday, we suggest an overnight stay in Heraklion (Iraklion) or Chania before making the onward journey to Agios Pavlos. See below.

There are no classes on Saturday – guests have time to settle in and explore the area.

Classes begin on Sunday.

At the end of your holiday we ask you to vacate your rooms by 12.00 on Friday.

A room is available for luggage and bathroom facilities if you have later flights on the Friday.

Taxi transfers

Shared taxi transfers leave from Lato Boutique Hotel, 15 Epimenidou Street, Heraklion at 12.00 hrs on the first Saturday of the session.

To make a reservation at the hotel: Tel: 0030 2810 334955; Fax: 0030 2810 240350; e-mail: info@lato.gr

The taxis take a maximum 4 persons per taxi and prices are approximately 110 euros per taxi from Heraklion to Agios Pavlos. Special taxi pick ups can be arranged from Heraklion or Chania (cost from Chania is 120 euros). Please inform the office if you wish to use either of these services. If your flight arrives on the Saturday morning you can make your way to the Hotel Lato for the meeting time of 12.00 hrs. (A taxi from the airport costs approximately 10 euros).

If you miss the shared taxis

If you are unable to get to the meeting point at Hotel Lato in Heraklion to join the shared taxis at 12.00hrs on Saturday, then the following information may be of help in getting to Agios Pavlos:

Taxis to Agios Pavlos from Heraklion are approximately 110 euros and from Chania 120 euros. The journey takes about 2 hours; from Rethymnon it is about 60 euros and takes approximately 1 hour.

When getting a taxi it is important to tell the taxi driver you want Agios Pavlos near SAKTOURIA.

We can help organise a taxi pick up for you – please contact the office on info@yogaplus.co.uk.

Overnight stays at Heraklion

Hotel Lato (see above) offers a discount to Yoga Plus guests – please mention Yoga Plus when booking for a 15% discount on all room types. Guests can book online using the promocode YOGA.

Hotel Irini (2 star), 4 Idomeneos St, Heraklion. is also just around the corner from Hotel Lato and is another option if hotel Lato is full. Email: reserve@irini-hotel.gr Tel: 0030 2810 226561, 0030 2810 229703.

Car hire

Car Hire can be organised during your stay at Yoga Plus or there are a number of companies online or at the airport where this can be arranged. if you decide to drive to Yoga Plus we can supply directions.

We strongly recommend that guests of Yoga Plus ensure they have comprehensive travel insurance to cover any cancellation costs. (See Booking conditions).

…Min tid på Yoga plus har blivit de viktigaste veckorna på året för mig. Här utvecklas jag fysiskt och mentalt och fyller på med energi och insikter som räcker länge länge.

— Dominique Prewitt