Wellbeing Escapes Yoga, Hiking and Culture Retreat in Greece | Wellbeing Escapes

Wellbeing Escapes Yoga, Hiking and Cultural Retreat in Greece 23rd -29th October 2022

Pelion, Greece

Overview

This retreat will take you on a journey which explores the beauty and tranquility of nature, the local culture and healthy way of living. you will discover a secret stretch of coastline with sleepy villages, lush mountains and amazing little known beaches where the swimming is heaven and you can go completely off-grid. To give you a flavor of the authentic Greece, we have partnered with the retreat organization Nefeli Nine. The idea is to model lifestyles after those seen in "Blue zones," where people live longer and healthier lives. Diets that are mostly plant-based, daily guided hikes that explore the flora and fauna of the stunning Greek countryside and coastline, educational discussions about Greek culture, and stress-relieving exercises like yoga and massage make up the primary components of the retreats. Plus there are some special treats like a workshop about the fascinating local myths, a visit to a traditional Greek fish taverna and an organic farm for a real taste of Greece.


According to Greek mythology, Mount Pelion took its name from the mythical king Peleus, father of Achilles, and it was the homeland of Centaurs, the mythical creatures half-men and half-horse. Pelion is also the region where the Olympian gods had chosen for their summer holidays.


Every season offers a different view on the environment and the drastically changing scenery of Pelion. The activities are impacted by the seasonal fluctuations. Foraging for local mushrooms and learning how to cook with them will be one of the activities in October, which is also known as the mushroom and chestnut season.


This retreat is for those who want to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Greece while keeping active and relaxing the mind. There are limited spaces so contact us to register your interest.


Retreat dates

What we love

  • The location in typical Pelion houseswith panoramic views overlooking the mountainside and sea
  • The small group setting of maximum 8 people creates an inclusive atmosphere
  • The care and attention given to the food and quality of the ingredients 

Who should go

  • Anyone who wants to explore the history, cuisine and beauty of Greece guided by experts
  • Those who want to have an active holiday but not be in a competitive environment
  • Single travellers who are looking for a social group setting to meet other like minded people

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Offers

  • Early booking discount - 10% off if booked at least 30 days before arrival

6 day Yoga, Hiking and Cultural Retreat in Greece


  • Twin room with shared bathroom (shared room) - £1660 per person sharing
  • Double room with shared bathroom (one bed) - £1740 per person sharing
  • Room with ensuite bathroom - £1870 per person sharing
The Programme
  • Six nights of accommodation in your preferred room type
  • Three gourmet meals per day with a selection of local wines chosen for you
  • Morning yoga class
  • Afternoon yoga classes
  • 4 guided hikes with foraging through the magical Greek countryside
  • Day trips to the beach & villages 
  • Massage treatment sessions
  • Cooking workshop utilising the foraged ingredients. 
  • Historian & Narrative Storytelling workshop to learn about the local myths and 3000-year history of the area. 
  • Experienced guides and instructors
  • Return private transfer to Pelion Homes from Athens airport (dedicated pickup and drop-off time & location)
  • Flight fare is not included in the price

Retreat dates: 23rd -29th October 2022

Wellbeing Exclusives and Benefits
  • Early booking discount - 10% off if booked at least 30 days before arrival

Highlights

The retreat has been designed to keep you moving and invigorated but without including endless routines of tedious exercise. You will start your day with a yoga session to wake up your body in a gentle way and after a healthy breakfast head out for a 3 - 4 hour hike taking in the breathtaking scenery. After lunch you are free for you to enjoy - have a nap, read a book by the pool, or just simply do nothing. If you want to be more active we can arrange for a personal trainer to give you one to one fitness sessions at an extra cost of €40 per hour.



Yoga styles taught include hatha, restorative and vinyasa flow. The teachers will provide modifications for your individual level. The classes are NOT just for experienced yogis.  




All the activities are suitable for any age or fitness level as the programme can be modified for those who need it. This is not a bootcamp, so if you want to opt out of any of the activities and relax around the pool or take a dip in the sea the choice is yours. The food is wholesome and healthy and wine is available with dinner if desired.




Maximum group size is 8 participants per retreat. Minimum is 4. 


Rooms

The retreat is held in four beautiful villas submerged within nature and with panoramic views overlooking the mountainside and sea. Each villa is uniquely designed taking into consideration the local Pelion architecture with a stylish and modern twist. The facilities include private pools, panoramic views, organic vegetable gardens, BBQ's & much more.


There are 4 comfortable houses with 3 different room categories. Twin and double bedroom have shared bathrooms and the master bedrooms have ensuite bathroom. Please note that there is no TV in guestrooms but host can give you a book. Towels and basic toiletries (shampoo, shower gel and lotion) will be provided but feel free to bring your own.  


Twin bedroom
This bedroom has twin beds and is to be shared by 2 retreat guests.

With shared bathroom.

Double bedroom
This bedroom has a double bed and can be shared by 2 retreat guests.

With shared bathroom.

Master bedroom
This bedroom is the largest available. It has a double bed and an ensuite bathroom.
This bedroom can be shared by 2 guests of the retreat.


What’s on the menu

Healthy nutrition is at the core of this retreat. All meals are prepared with love by the retreat host Stephanie who is very passionate about healthy eating. The retreat include full board meals which are made up of natural, fresh and local ingredients and there is complete avoidance of processed sugars, chemicals and additives. The menu is mainly plant based but if you want more organic meat or fresh fish, the hosts can arrange that for you at an extra cost. The meals will be enjoyed in a social environment where all retreat participants eat together. 

Location

You will stay in a beautiful villa, submerged within nature and with panoramic views overlooking the mountainside and sea. Each villa is uniquely designed taking into consideration the local Pelion architecture with a stylish and modern twist. 

Nearest airport

Nearest airport is Athens. 

Return transfers from and to the airport are included in the retreat programme and your host will pick you up.

Transfer takes about 4 hours. 

HOW TO MEET YOUR HOST AT THE AIRPORT:

Your host will be waiting for you at the arrival hall holding a sign with the Nefeli Nine logo and your name. You have to give us your flight details before you travel. 

Families, Children & Infants

This is an adults only retreat.



Why Wellbeing Escapes?

Wellness experts
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Our team of wellness travel experts have visited the retreats themselves and include trained holistic therapists and yoga teachers. Their expertise in the wellness field and the retreats allow them to match you with the best retreat and programme for your individual needs.
Value added benefits and discounts
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As the most established specialist wellbeing travel company we are able to provide excellent added value with our exclusive benefits including reduced prices for single travellers, free spa credits, complimentary transfers plus free nights and additional benefits for our repeat clients.
Award winning service
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With over 15 years of experience, we have come to understand what our clients need from a wellbeing holiday. We treat each client as an individual and provide a personalised concierge service organising all aspects of your stay from spa and treatment programmes, transfers and flights with an efficient and friendly approach. Our continuous awards for customer service speak for themselves.