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Greece Retreat 2024

Sunday, September 22 - 29, 2024

September 22 - 29, 2024 | Amorgos Island, Greece | Aegialis Resort and Spa

Retreat Overview

What is Included

  • 7 nights of lodging*
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Water and coffee during meal time
  • Opening and closing ceremonies
  • Personal astrology workshops
  • Venus Star Point insights with special guest, Arielle Guttman
  • Talisman making
  • Half-hour welcome massage
  • Round-trip Ferry: Athens <-> Amorgos
  • Round-trip Shuttle: Ferry Port <-> Aegialis Hotel
  • Day Trip to activities and scenic sites
  • Access to spa facilities &
    10% off additional spa treatments
  • Wifi & In-Room Safe

  • What is not Included

  • Airfare
  • Airport pick up/drop off
  • Additional day trips
  • Beverages
  • Tips for staff (suggested $120)
  • *We recommend adding two nights in Athens (one night before the retreat on Sept 21 and one night after on Sept 29)

    Please Note: The early morning of Sept. 22, we leave on the ferry for Amorgos Island. We recommend staying the night in Athens on Saturday, Sept. 21, so you can be rested and ready at the ferry port! The ferry returns from Amorgos Island to Athens on the night of Sept 29. So, unless you are making other travel plans, we recommend flying out Monday, Sept. 30th

    What you'll need to know before you book

    Important details

    AIA - Athens International Airport
    (Eleftherios Venizelos)

    To arrive on time for the retreat ferry to Amorgos Island (departs Sunday, Sept. 22 at 5:30am), arrive before the evening of Saturday, September 21st

    Once the retreat is over, the ferry will make multiple stops on the way back to Athens (this is a great opportunity to extend your trip & explore another island). For all those who will be traveling back home, the ferry will arrive to Athens the night of Sunday, September 29th. Book your departing flight for the next day Monday, September 30 (or later)

    Your Guides

    Sandy Rueve & Arielle Guttman

    Sandy: With over 20 years of experience as an astrologer & talisman-maker, Sandy has hosted numerous international astrology retreats- helping bring the ancient wisdom into modern life. Each retreat is themed around the astrological transits and she guides each attendee to make their own personal talisman to bring home.
    Arielle: Arielle Guttman began her astrological studies in 1974 and has since authored five books in the field including the two-volume Mythic Astrology series with Kenneth Johnson and The Astro*Carto*Graphy Book of Maps with the late Jim Lewis. More recently, she has authored the groundbreaking volume on Venus called Venus Star Rising: A New Cosmology for the 21st Century which introduces the five Venus star points. 

    Arielle has lectured and taught around the world for various astrological organizations and schools. She offers a professional certification in the Venus Star Point system (of which Sandy was one of the first certifications!).

    Book your free 15-minute call to see if this retreat is right for you

    Astrology Focus

    The Venus Star

    Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and harmony, has a secret story to tell through her unique dance with the Sun. During this retreat, Arielle Guttman, the author, will explore the concept of Venus Star Point, the moments when Venus aligns with the Sun at specific degrees of the zodiac. These points hold the key to understanding your deepest desires, relationships, and personal values.

    Delve into the magic of Venus Star Points and learn how they influence your life, relationships, and self-expression. Discover the profound impact of the Morning and Evening Star, each offering its own unique gifts and challenges. Whether you resonate with the radiant Morning Star or the dreamy Evening Star, this retreat will help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of your heart's desires.

    This immersive experience will address essential questions: How do Venus Star Points shape your romantic and personal relationships? What are the core values and desires that drive your life choices? How can you embrace the energies of both the Morning and Evening Stars to live a more fulfilling and authentic life?

    Join us in this illuminating journey into the celestial world of Venus Star Points, where love, beauty, and harmony become your guiding lights. Discover the profound insights and practical wisdom to enhance your relationships, connect with your inner desires, and unlock the potential for a life filled with love and purpose.


    Amorgos Island, Greece

    Located in the southeastern Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea of Greece, the island is known for its crystal-clear waters, breathtaking landscapes, and rich cultural heritage.

    The main town is perched on a hillside overlooking the sea and is a charming labyrinth of narrow alleys and white-washed houses adorned with bougainvillea and geraniums. The island is home to a number of historic sites, including the 13th-century Venetian castle, and the impressive 11th-century Monastery of Hozoviotissa, which is built into the cliffs and offers panoramic views of the sea.

    The island is also famous for its pristine beaches, with crystal-clear waters and white sands that are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxation.

    In addition to its natural beauty, its rich cultural heritage hosts a number of traditional festivals, music events, and cultural activities taking place throughout the year. The island is home to a number of artisanal workshops, where visitors can learn about traditional crafts such as weaving, pottery, and wood carving.

    Overall, Amorgos Island is a tranquil and beautiful destination that offers visitors a unique combination of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. It is the perfect place to unwind, reconnect with nature, and immerse oneself in the rich history and culture of Greece.


    Aegialis Hotel & Spa

    A family-owned, luxurious, and tranquil resort located in the picturesque bay of Aegiali on Amorgos Island. The resort offers guests breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, stunning sunsets, and a serene atmosphere. The resort features beautiful rooms, each room with its own balcony offering panoramic sea or mountain views.

    Enjoy unlimited use of the spa facilities: sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, sea water indoor swimming pool and fitness center. Plus, a restaurant that serves delicious Greek and Mediterranean cuisine made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

    The Schedule

    A Daily Example

    We strive to create the perfect balance between rest/adventure, learning/experiencing, & social/personal time.

    An example of a retreat day is:
    yoga/meditation (1 hr)
    breakfast (1 hr)
    workshop (2 hr)
    lunch (1.5 hr)
    workshop (2 hr)
    yoyo (you're on your own time) (2 hr)
    dinner (1.5 hr)

    The Workshops


    Each retreat has its own special talisman- a symbol of the knowledge and wisdom aquired and inspired by the astrological theme. You will unleash your creative talent (yes, it is there- we promise) and take part in every part of the creation process.

    We do not disclose the type of talisman until after the opening ceremony.

    Exploring more

    Greecian adventures

    We have a special day trip planned to go and see the sites of Amorgos Island! Touring the historic town, crystal clear waters of the Deep Blue Sea, and 11th-century Monastery of Hozoviotissa built into cliffs.

    However, there are many other ways that you can double-down on your adventures:

    • Book a special activity with the Aegialis Resort ranging from cooking classes, artisanal experiences, hiking tours, beach trips, & more...

    The History of Amorgos Island

    Amorgos Island's history is as fascinating as it is long. Evidence of the island's ancient past can be found throughout the island, including ancient ruins, rock carvings, and tombs.

    In ancient times, Amorgos played an important role in the trade routes between Crete and the Cyclades, and the island was home to several thriving civilizations, including the Minoans. The island was also a center of worship for the goddess Demeter, the Greek goddess of agriculture, harvest, and fertility, and several important temples were dedicated to her on Amorgos.

    During the Classical period, Amorgos was known for its thriving arts scene, with several important poets and artists hailing from the island. In the Middle Ages, Amorgos was ruled by various powers, including the Byzantine Empire, the Venetians, and the Ottoman Empire. The island played an important role in the struggle for Greek independence, with several key battles taking place on its shores.

    Today, visitors to Amorgos Island can explore the island's rich history and culture through a variety of activities, including visiting ancient ruins, exploring traditional villages, and attending cultural events and festivals. The island is home to several important archaeological sites, including the ancient city of Minoa and the stunning Monastery of Hozoviotissa, which was built in the 11th century and is one of the most important religious sites in Greece. Visitors can also enjoy the island's beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, and delicious local cuisine.

    Book your Free Retreat Call with Sandy


    The location

    Aegialis Hotel & Spa

    Aegialis Hotel & Spa is a five-star resort on the stunning island of Amorgos, overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea. With modern and luxurious facilities, exceptional service, and breathtaking natural surroundings, indulge in world-class spa treatments, enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine, and take advantage of a wide range of activities and excursions.

    The Accommodations

    Rooms with a view

    Each room will have their own private balcony. Rooms come with all the amenities: WiFi, Air-conditioning, Private Balcony, TV, Fridge, Coffee & Tea Kettle, Hair Dryer, Safe Box, Daily Maid Service, Laundry & Ironing Services, Bathrobes & Pool Towels, Slippers, Bathtub.

    The View

    Aegiali Beach

    Aegiali Beach is another popular beach on the island of Amorgos. It is located in the picturesque village of Aegiali, on the northern coast of the island. This long sandy beach is one of the largest and most popular beaches on Amorgos, with crystal clear waters and stunning views of the surrounding cliffs.

    The People

    Proud Traditions

    The people of Amorgos are known for their warmth, hospitality, and traditional way of life. They are proud of their island's rich history and cultural heritage, and are happy to share it with visitors. The locals are friendly and welcoming, and enjoy sharing their love of music, dance, and food with visitors. The island's remote location has helped to preserve its unique character and way of life, and visitors are often struck by the sense of authenticity and simplicity that pervades the island.

    The Menu

    Fresh and Local Dishes

    The cuisine of Amorgos Island is a delicious blend of traditional Greek dishes with a unique island twist. The island's cuisine is known for its use of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, including seafood, vegetables, herbs, and cheeses. Some of the island's most popular dishes include "patatato," a slow-cooked lamb or goat stew with potatoes, "fava," a puree made from split peas, "pasteli," a sweet sesame and honey bar, and "chlorotyri," a soft, tangy cheese made from goat's milk. Amorgos has a wide variety of fresh seafood, including octopus, squid, and fish, cooked in a variety of ways, from grilled to fried to stewed. With its emphasis on fresh, wholesome ingredients and simple, rustic cooking.

    The Program

    Learning your Astrology

    Each retreat has its own astrological theme that is either present during the retreat or a major transit happening soon. Beginners are welcome! Since the application of the astrology is meant to open your mind and help direct your personal growth- you do not need to know how to read a chart or have any previous astrology experience. All you need is a willingness to listen and learn.

    Astrology Focus

    The Venus Star

    Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and harmony, has a secret story to tell through her unique dance with the Sun. During this retreat, we will take a deep dive with the Arielle Guttman (who wrote the book) to explore the concept of Venus Star Points, the moments when Venus aligns with the Sun at specific degrees of the zodiac. These points hold the key to understanding your deepest desires, relationships, and personal values.


    Double Occupancy (2 per room):
    $3,900 total

    Single Occupancy (only 1 per room):
    $4,900 total

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    To hold your spot, a $500 deposit is required.
    Final payment is due by February 1st
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