During the winter season from beginning of October until the 1st ofMay, the south of Crete is more or less deserted. There are no boats sailing from Sfakia and only a few people people stay in Finikas for the winter, and in Loutro shops and restaurants are closed.

In this unique and quiet period Natassa’s Place has shown to be a good setting for meditation retreats, contemplating studies and creative work.

The weather is normally rather shifty, with day temperature 17-22 °C and at night 12-14 degrees.


Transport & Supply

At arrival Yusuf offers to pick you up at the airport i Chania, bring you to a supermarket for necessary supply, and from there drive you to Finikas.

If needed during your stay, Yusuf can once a week arrange further food supply.

At departure Yusuf also offers transport from Finikas to the airport in Chania.

For this service – total transport 250-300 km – an extra payment of 75 € will be charged.



After fall 2017 – you are welcome to make retreat-bookings during two periods; from 01.12 – 15.01 and from 01.03. – 15.04

All retreat-bookings must be made for a minimum of two weeks.


A room for 1 person: 2 weeks 350€ – every following week 75€ (3 weeks; 425€ / 4 weeks; 500€ etc.)

If 2 persons wish to stay in one room, 20% of the rental cost is added.