"A private island yoga retreat for those in search of an escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life."

Need to know

    • 5 rooms, 10 guests
    • Silver Island, Orei, Evia
    • A beautiful, eco-friendly, and peaceful yoga retreat.

We love

  • Watching the sun go down whilst meditating over Sunset Rock.
  • Watching the sunrise from the island’s lighthouse.
  • Lighting a candle inside the island’s tiny church.
  • Moving and spiritual yoga sessions with Karuna Dilibero, our Yoga instructor.

Top Secret

Silver Island is the only private island yoga retreat in the world.

Origins

Spiro Christie purchased Silver Island in 1961; he sent money and set the task to his brother, Panayoti, who lived in Oreoi to find him a house. The story goes that Spiro Christie wasn’t happy, as the island had no water, roads or electricity! Since then the family has built on and renovated the island and has been sharing their piece of paradise with those who seek it all over the world.

The Review

Much of the magic that lies in Greece is found on the Greek Islands and this is certainly the case here. It is no wonder why this 60-acre island got its name, thanks to the 2,500 shimmering olive trees, when the sun is shining the island actually appears silver from the mainland. Lissa and her charming husband Corné will be your hosts for week and they will make sure you feel right at home. The moment you arrive on Silver Island you immediately feel a sense of calm as you listen to the Aegean Sea lapping against the shoreline and feel the warmth of the sunshine caress your back. Butterflies frolic through the air that is warm with the scent of pine and fresh flowers, as Lissa and her dog Lulu take you on a guided tour of the island. The island’s accommodation only has space for 10 guests at any one time, which makes this retreat a very intimate and exclusive experience. With a mix of traditional and contemporary designs, each of the rooms are tastefully furnished and individual in their design, showcasing Lissa’s artistic talent. Four hours of daily yoga takes place in an open-air platform with panoramic views of the mountains and the Aegean Sea. Between classes, guests generally meander off to crash out on the sunbeds at Jetti Beach, take a scroll to the lighthouse, or head to the meditation platform, where in perfect stillness you can watch life passing you by. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are made up of lovingly prepared delicious Mediterranean-inspired vegetarian meals from the freshest, organic, seasonal ingredients, either locally grown or locally sourced and are served communally on the terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea. Those seeking a more active day can grab some snorkels and head out in search of lost treasure. Or, take a kayak trip in search of dolphins and the resident seal, Mr. Rob. Silver Island prides itself on employing environmental practices wherever possible. With no mains electricity, the facilities use a generator and solar power to heat water that is collected from the winter’s rainfall. On this island, with limited signal and no Wi-Fi, guests should expect to leave feeling like they have found themselves again.

Location

Silver Island Yoga

  • Address: Address: Silver Island, Orei, Evia, 34012 Greece.
  • Travel info: The retreat runs from April to October and from Sunday to Saturday weekly. The pick up point for transfer to the Island is from the harbor at Oreoi. When you book your retreat you are sent a comprehensive travel document and welcome pack to help you prepa