A holiday is the time to dive into yourself, connect with nature and others, relax and wind down. If you are lucky enough you may get a feeling of total connection with the universe!
More and more people are coming to Corfu to benefit from the positive energy of the island that is evident everywhere. The nature is rich, the olive groves radiate absolute peace and quiet, plants are everywhere, growing next to, on top of and under each other, insects are humming happily, birds are having a party in the trees and the sea is always crystal clear and inviting. It’s the perfect place for meditation, the perfect place to feel you are one with everything!
For over 40 years, Corfu has been receiving tourists who wanted to escape from the stress and pressure of their lives and achieve inner peace. In the seventies it was mostly hippies and backpackers who came for their vacation mostly to Pelekas and started nude bathing in the surrounding beaches (Myrtiotissa, Kondoyialos, Glyfada, Yaliskari).
Nowadays, the center for meditation, healing, yoga and alternative therapies lies in the north west corner of Corfu, around Arillas and Ayios Stefanos. As a matter of fact meditation, yoga, tantra, tai chi, mantra singing and many other retreats are booming around Arillas, which now boasts six meditation centers!
Great festivals are also taking place in Arillas, like Deva Premal and Miten’s Gayatri Festival, the Embody Dance Festival and the Sound & Silence Festival with top musicians from all over the world.
You can see our dedicated pages for the festivals and some of the centres for more details.
If you want to come to Corfu for a healing holiday, combining meditation and relaxing in nature, you might want to check out some of our selected Corfu apartments and hotels. And, just to get you in the mood, here’s a short video from the impressive start of a concert with Deva Premal, Miten and Manose at the Buddha Hall in July 2011. The mantra OM…