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Greece was always an important center of spirituality since ancient times, with an enormous tradition of offering people the means to find themselves, from oracles to temples and beyond…
Considering also the natural beauty and smooth climate of the Greek islands, it’s no wonder that Greece provides the perfect conditions for all guided mindfulness practices of today.
Join our wonderful Aegean Active Wellness Retreat and let our guides/yogis assist you on experiencing Greece’s energy and vibe in Athens, Evia, Skiathos and Skopelos!
Enjoy eight days full of breathtaking locations, healthy Mediterranean cuisine, wellness, outdoor activities and unique accommodations!
From wine tasting to cooking classes, from idyllic sea kayaking along the Athenian Riviera all the way to the temple of Poseidon to beach massaging and hiking, this trip is here to revitalize you! Enjoy endless summer bliss, strengthen your body through outdoor activities and find serenity in spa treatments, listen to the sound of waves breaking on pristine shores, touch the enchanting golden sandy beaches of Skiathos and witness the magic scenery where the film Mama Mia was shot, Skopelos!
Swim in crystal clear waters, surround yourself with the unparalleled beauty of the natural environment and discover new paths of adventure! Dine with a distinctive local touch at traditional Greek taverns and collect memories along the picturesque Greek island lanes.
This is just an idea of what you will be experiencing since we offer authentic, holistic retreats based on Yoga and Greek philosophy for a unique and state-of-the-art wellness/active experience in Greece. The Aegean Active Yoga and Wellness retreat is suitable for all experience levels and we restrict the retreat size to ensure individual attention and maximum efficiency!
The Aegean Active Wellness Retreat is brought to you by Aegean Outdoors and Nadia Boule, founder of Greek wellness portal wellb.gr !
Appropriate for all levels of fitness. Participants should feel comfortable in water and be able to swim.
Our first “Aegean Active Wellness Retreat” day is dedicated to Athens!
Acropolis, apart from being the city’s higher point, it was also surrounded by hills that offered protection: Pnyka hill, Areopagus (Mars hill), Philopappou hill and of course Lycabettus. Each one had their own role in ancient times and a story starting as a myth, continuing nowadays. Today we will walk from one hill to another, exploring Athens in a unique way, embracing its vibe and charm along the way. In the evening welcome dinner at an amazing rooftop restaurant.
Overnight in Athens (L,D)
* Depending on the time of your arrival, the Hills of Athens tour can be skipped today and implemented on day 7 or 8. In that case we can make a short walking tour of the historic Plaka and enjoy our welcome dinner!
The majestic Parthenon, the Propylaia gateway and Temple of Athena Nike await you today at the top of Acropolis for a professional guided tour! Afterwards we will expand our knowledge in the new Acropolis museum, a super-modern, glass-walled building set at the footsteps of the ancient Acropolis. Its beautiful terrace is an ideal place for our lunch, before we depart from Athens towards Cape Sounio, where we will have the opportunity to experience an amazing Sea Kayaking activity that will take us to the temple of Poseidon, where we will witness a breathtaking sunset! Dinner at a sea-view restaurant!
Overnight in Athens (B,L,D).
In the morning, the bus picks us up from Athens for a 3-hour drive to Agia Anna village, which is located in Northern Evia. We settle into our accommodation and embark on the path to wellness through a yoga session. Then we can enjoy a number of optional activities such as mat Pilates, cycling, beach volleyball and dynamic exercises on the beach followed by a healthy Greek luncheon prepared by our executive chef at the traditional seaside tavern.
In the evening, we discover fine Greek wines at a local traditional winery. Our visit to these vineyards will immerse us into the history and varieties of Greek wines. Organic dinner to conclude our amazing day!
Overnight in Evia. (B,L,D)
We start our day early with a revitalizing yoga session followed by our breakfast buffet and an exclusive massage treatment.
Today we will learn about the “secrets” of the Greek cuisine from our chef! We’ll sample nutritious traditional Greek dishes in a fun hands-on cooking class, understand the benefits and principles of the Mediterranean diet – the healthiest and most balanced diet in the world – and of course taste delicious Greek produce!
Free time at the beach and dinner.
Overnight in Evoia. (B,L,D)
We start our day with our breakfast buffet and then board a sailboat for a 2-hour trip to lush, pine-forested Skiathos, the most popular of the Sporades islands.
There, after settling into our accommodations, we enjoy a delicious healthy lunch and pause to relax and experience the breathtaking sea view.
In the afternoon, get ready to commune with nature. A hike to Skiathos Island’s Magical Faraway Tree Forest will give you the opportunity to create unique memories. During the hike we’ll do some geocaching, in order to find hidden clues and discover the fascinating natural treasures of the forest. Back at the hotel for a thrilling sunset yoga session.
The hotel is located at Koukounaries beach, so get ready to swim in pure azure waters in tranquil, enchanting surroundings
At night we’ll have time to explore the island, walk the scenic streets and mingle with with the locals.
Overnight in Skiathos (B,L)
The day starts with breakfast at the hotel.
Then we take a sailboat to the beautiful island of Skopelos. Get ready to see the magic of the big screen in real life. Experience the Mamma Mia Tour, savor the natural beauty of the island and enjoy a wonderful combination of crystal clear waters and stunning landscapes.
We’ll have free time to walk the island and sample some food and drink at the local taverns.
At day’s end, we return to Skiathos Island for our sunset yoga and a healthy dinner prepared by our chef.
Overnight in Skiathos (B,D)
Transfer from our hotel to Skiathos airport to fly back to Athens.
Overnight in Athens (B,D)
Breakfast is at your leisure at the hotel. (B)
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** On this final day we can transfer you to any other point of Greece or extend your program any way you wish us to.
Price is based on a minimum attendance of 8 people (Please contact us for less or more participants)
Please consider taking along the following items on your trip. This is not a fixed list, but more of a guideline, so feel free to add and remove items as you see fit. Greece has a temperate climate. Base your clothing on the “layering system”, if it is hot you can “peel off” layers quickly, if it is cooler and windy you can quickly “dress up”.