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Yoga in Greece
Emelisse Hotel in Greece
Yoga Retreats in the island of Kefalonia, Greece

The Emelisse Hotel is a beautiful resort situated along the rugged shoreline of the emerald blue Ionion Sea. It sits in a spot of supreme serenity amongst acres of native cypress and cedar trees on the beautiful northern most part of the island of Kefalonia.

From the shores of Kefalonia, the mythic Ithaca and the legendary Scorpio Islands can be seen giving visitors a sense of both modern and historical grandeur, while the island itself maintains an intimacy perfect for retreat. Watching the sunset from the many decks overlooking the sea is mesmerizing and has the power to bring you back to an inner stillness that is so rare in modern life. These simple yet poignant moments epitomize the experience at Emelisse, making this the optimal location for a yoga retreat.

Emelisse provides a fresh, local and delicious selection of freshly prepared Greek and Mediterranean dishes. Each day starts with a daily breakfast buffet, including homemade breads, cakes and pastries.


Depending on how far in advance you book, there are several options available at the Emelisse Hotel. Connected apartments with private pool (maximum capacity 26) Rooms and junior suites in the resort. The rooms at Emelisse Hotel provide 5 star luxuries, and the property is beautiful, lush and exclusive.

Yoga Shala

The vast grounds of the Emelisse Hotel provide many wonderful outdoor locations for yoga practice and meditation. From the pool deck overlooking the ocean, to the seaside rocks above the waves, you will not be without inspiration for your practice. There are also quiet and beautiful indoor spaces for practice, should you need a reprieve from the intoxicating surroundings. While the grounds of the resort are intimate, it is easy to get lost and find quiet spaces should you desire time for reflection.


Sports enthusiasts will find the Emelisse an ideal place for outdoor activities. Become a pro on the Olympic size, astro turfed tennis court with a partner or play against the tennis ball canon. Bicycles are available or you can go hiking and discover the local area and deserted villages. Hidden beauty spots will allow you the opportunity to submerge yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian, or snorkel around the hidden coves and unique rock formations. Scuba diving is a unique experience that you shouldn't miss with courses available for beginners to experienced and qualified PADI divers. A state-of-the-art Gym is available for your work-out needs or you can play a game of squash on the beautiful court.

Partners of the hotel also offer kayaking, caving, canyoning, and Jeep safaris. Should you desire a little pampering, try the services at the wonderful spa.


For those interested in adventure and exploration while at Emelisse, there are plentiful options for excursions. The island has a unique bio-diverse climate with an abundance of both land and marine flora and fauna, some of which is unique to the island of Kefalonia making it a nature lover's paradise. There is an abundance of sand and pebble beaches around the island and steep cliffs form breathtaking views, plunging down to the deep blue aquamarine sea. Mount Aenos (the 3rd highest mountain in Greece) situated in a national park, soars to over 1632m and commands spectacular views across the island. With beautiful traditional villages and charming fishing harbors, Kefalonia offers everything that epitomizes a Greek island. For those that wish to explore beyond the local beaches, wineries, olive tasting and museums, hop on a boat and spend a day exploring the nearby islands. You can also explore the beautiful Melassani caves, which boast beautiful freshwater lakes. Many walks can also be arranged if exploring on foot is more your style.

Getting Here

The island of Kephalonia is easily accessible from Athens with the two major Greek airlines: or From European hubs you can look at or Once on the island, Emelisse is about two hours drive from the airport.

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