Dolphins Leap Press Reviews



On 30 December 2023 Dolphins Leap was selected by The Times for inclusion in their feature "29 of the World's Best Wellness Holidays"

"Decompress on Greece’s prettiest peninsula. Of course, yoga relaxes but in a location as decompressing as this one you could practically limit yourself to mountain pose (essentially standing upright) and you’d feel stress drain from you. This swanky seven-bedroom villa retreat is on Pelion, possibly Greece’s prettiest, most pristine peninsula, and offers delicious vegetarian Greek meals and wine, plus classes with a range of experienced international teachers. Its pine-scented yoga terrace has views over an azure Aegean to misty distant mountains. Post-practice, there are steps down to the water or it’s a sideways shuffle to the infinity pool where you can perfect your savasana (lying on your back, eyes closed “meditating”)."

In 2022 Dolphins Leap was selected by as one of the ten best luxury yoga retreats in Greece

"Settled just a stone’s throw away from a beautiful, secluded beach, Dolphin’s Leap Yoga Retreats are the perfect place to unwind, reconnect, and dive deeper into your yoga practice. The cost of the retreat includes your luxury accommodation in a seaside room at Dolphin’s Leap, all classes and group sessions with optional one-on-one therapies, all meals and wine, private access to the infinity pool, and Hosts at the villa to attend to your every need."

In 2021 Dolphins Leap was selected by Psychologies Magazine as one of their top six holistic breaks for the autumn:

"The Pilates and Wellness retreats with Dolphin’s Leap in the Greek village of Lefokastro, a calm setting on the Pagasetic Gulf, will replenish your spirit, revitalise your body and ease your mind."


queen of Retreats review

In 2018 Dolphins Leap was independently reviewed by The Queen of Retreats, the leading international reviewer and assessor of retreat venues around the world. Their full report and their personal review can be viewed here:



In 2018 Dolphins Leap Yoga Retreat was selected by to feature in its article "7 of the best yoga retreats in Greece":

"Dolphin’s Leap is a beautiful and peaceful place to relax and reconnect with yourself. Their retreats are held in a gorgeous beachside location and limited to ten people, so you’ll get plenty of personal attention as you begin or develop your yoga practice. The retreats feature daily pilates sessions, meditation, and daily nutritious vegetarian meals. You’ll stay in a luxury home, just at the head of the bay of Lefokastro (Yachter’s paradise) on the mainland, which features a private infinity pool. The retreat price includes all meals, including a fresh local and seasonal breakfast like yogurt and honey, fresh fruit, and more. Dinners include two courses with local wine"


Greek City Times

In 2018 Dolphins Leap Yoga Retreat was selected by Greek City Times in a feature on "three of Greece's top yoga retreats":

"The land of the centaurs could not be more inspiring as a place for deep spiritual and physical healing, with its incredibly verdant landscapes, running mountain waters and beaches with crystalline sea. Dolphin’s Leap Yoga Retreat are running a retreat in its fourth year that combines daily yoga classes (morning pranayama followed by dynamic yoga, and restorative yoga in the evening) in an olive grove that looks out to the sea with other holistic therapies such as sound healing with singing bowls, Tai Chi, Qui Gong and even systematic psychotherapy. During their free time, participants can opt to go for nature walks, snorkeling, horseback riding, receiving a massage or just relaxing at the nearby taverna. The simple but graceful accommodations can be single or shared, and there is also a pool to relax by."


culturetrip review

In 2017 Dolphins Leap Wellness Retreat was selected by as one of the 9 best wellness retreats in Greece:

"The perfect place for those ready to take time for themselves and really find their inner peace. Join the Dolphins Leap Wellness retreat, set in a beautiful boutique hotel in Pelion. Set aside a whole week to rebalance yourself and heal. Set for small groups of maximum 10 people, the Dolphins Leap retreat includes daily pilates classes, solution-oriented group sessions or even QiGong classes, plus free time, and even holistic treatments. Since its launch, the retreat has gathered only positive reviews so why don’t you treat yourself for once?"


boe magazine review

In 2015 Dolphins Leap was selected by Boe Magazine as one of the top 4 retreat venues in Greece:

"Dolphins Leap Yoga Retreat is based at the foot of the magical Pelion forest where crystal clear water laps rhythmically at the water’s edge...
Exclusive luxury retreat with small classes of vinyasa flow yoga for all levels."


harpers hot 100

The property was selected to feature in Harper's Bazaar's "Travel Hot 100" for 2013. Travel editor Catherine Fairweather wrote:

"With dramatic views across the Pagasitic Gulf, Dolphins Leap in Pelion is perfect for a group jaunt in a blissfully obscure region. Overlooking the bay of Lefokastro, this new villa is big enough for 14 and has an infinity pool, deluxe kitchen and even a writer's annexe."



In 2013 the property was also selected to feature in The Times Top 50 Villas in Europe (one of just 9 Greek villas included in the list). Travel editor Julia Brookes wrote:

"If you have a budding novelist in the family, newly built Dolphin's Leap has a writer's retreat to go with its six bedrooms, all with superb sea views."



The property was also selected for inclusion in The Times "20 Great Greek Getaways" in October 2013. Travel editor James Ellis wrote:

"Set in the foothills of Mount Pelion, Dolphin’s Leap takes its name from the regular spotting of dolphins in the gulf surrounding the tiny hamlet of Lefokastro below. A highlight of the villa is a gorgeous stone verandah with saltwater infinity pool."