The Mistral, Crete’s premier boutique-style hotel for independent solo travellers, offers unique breaks themed on yoga, relaxation, wellbeing and healthy Mediterranean cuisine.
Yoga, relaxation, and the chance to discover more about the island’s healthy Mediterranean cuisine are all part of a unique break at Crete’s premier boutique-style hotel for solo travellers.
Yoga and Wellbeing break
Guests at the Mistral Hotel in Maleme near Chania can experience stress-free days of healing and inner peace as part of their Yoga and Wellbeing Week (4-11 October).
Guests participating in the Yoga and Wellbeing break will enjoy organic vegetarian food, herbal teas, massages, sound therapy and yoga sessions for all levels.
Hotel guest manager Anja Tsifaki said: “The stay combines the tranquillity of a Yoga retreat with the delights of a holiday that will subtly awaken the senses with activities and therapies inspired by touch, sight, sound, scent and flavour.”
This themed break features five Yoga sessions led by Aspasia, who has created a programme combining Hatha, Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga, mudras and marmas, designed to restore wellbeing.
The week also includes a full regenerative body massage with sweet almond oil and organic extra virgin olive oil; sound healing therapy with a ‘gong bath’ where participants are immersed in the vibrations of the instruments during a session; visits to the Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete and a walk through the charming alleys around the Venetian harbour at Chania.
Flavours of Crete
If food is your preference, the Flavours of Crete Week (11-18 October) offers a unique opportunity to savour the best of Mediterranean cuisine, learn about the origins of delicious ingredients, and prepare traditional Cretan cuisine.
Flavours of Crete showcases the island’s healthy Mediterranean diet in a feast of the finest food and drink, highlighting traditional dishes and ingredients and demonstrating why the island’s culinary offering is considered the healthiest on earth.
The food-focused week features hands-on cookery classes, behind-the-scenes insight into olive oil production, foraging in the hotel garden, wine tasting, and the opportunity to meet local artisan producers and restaurateurs to talk about dishes and ingredients, as well as dine in the Mistral Hotel restaurant where the focus is on “homegrown, home-made” Cretan fayre.
Visitors will have the opportunity to visit beautiful beaches and enjoy a fish lunch at Sfinari, which features the famous Kakavia soup. Each guest will receive a bottle of the family olive oil to take home.
Hotel owner Adonis Gialamarakis said: “During both weeks, our guests will enjoy organic fruit and vegetables harvested from our own hotel garden, along with our own extra-virgin olive oil.
“Locally sourced goat and sheep cheeses are complemented by Greek yoghurt, fish from the Aegean, and an extensive variety of vegetarian dishes that make the Cretan diet so healthy.”
The award-winning Mistral Hotel offers 35 luxury double rooms – all for single occupancy – two pools, a spa, an outdoor bar, and a restaurant that provides the finest Cretan cuisine.
Within easy reach of stunning beaches such as Elafonisi or Falasarna and many historical and archaeological sites, the Mistral is renowned for the traditional Cretan cuisine it serves.
* The Yoga and Wellbeing Week is 1309 euro, and Flavours of Crete is 1239 euro.
** Seven nights in a standard room at the Mistral during the season start from 959 euro.
To learn more and book your getaway, visit www.singlesincrete.com.