Sometimes, there’s nothing better than completely disconnecting yourself from the everyday routine and taking time for yourself. But where to go? Don’t fret as here’s a list of the best wellness retreats in Greece for visitors who wish to recharge their batteries, whether by doing yoga, enjoying a deep-tissue massage or simply meditating.
Set in an isolated mountainous hamlet in Milia, in Crete, the retreat aims to encourage a healthy lifestyle through daily workouts, cooking lessons and time spent in nature. The retreat village is surrounded by olive groves, gorges and peaks but also a short distance away from beaches; so guests have plenty of time to reconnect with the surrounding nature. Visitors will leave refreshed, in better shape and ready to tackle the world.
Thermae Sylla Spa & Wellness Hotel, Edipsos | Courtesy of Thermae Sylla Spa & Wellness Hotel
Thermae Sylla Spa and Wellness Hotel in Evia
An historic landmark in Edipsos, the Thermae Sylla Spa and Wellness Hotel is a luxury wellness spa and wellness hotel, where you can enjoy quiet and relaxing time away from home. Edipsos’ thermal springs have been known since Antiquity, and with the unique microclimate it enjoys, the hotel is a top destination even in winter, as the sea is always warm. For a break from wellness treatments, visitors can even take part in a day trip to Meteora, Delphi or simply explore Greece’s second largest island, Evia.
Looking for a place to rest and unwind but also explore your talents, all this in a community of like-minded people? Skyros Holistic Holiday has two centers located on the beautiful island of Skyros, running weekly from July to September. Packed with creative programmes, which includes music, writing, windsurfing, dance and yoga, the retreat usually attracts solo travelers of a wide age range. Whether you prefer to take on a yoga class or participate to the writing workshop, Skyros Holistic Holiday is a fun and relax community-based center where relaxing holidays can be enjoyed.
The Mystic Beauty retreat, designed for a small group, focuses on yoga, meditation, impulse dancing and outdoor activities, such as hiking and swimming. The program is diverse and aims to give guests the opportunity to expand mind, soul and heart. There will be plenty of free time and fun as well, with beach days and excursions offered.
A five-star resort located next to Agia Pelagia, near Heraklion, Capsis Elite Resort is a luxury wellness resort where you can take advantage of the diverse program, which includes several packages, such as anti-aging program, yoga program, detox (clean eating), fitness and more. Visitors will be spoilt for choice and return home refreshed and rejuvenated.
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?
Balancing Chakra’s Yin and Yang Retreat in Lefkada
Soul Seed Media is organizing a Balancing Chakra’s Yin and Yang Retreat, in the stunning Urania villa, near Vassiliki, Lefkada. Get ready for yin and yang-styled yoga lessons facing the blue sea, a workshop of chakra, a healthy and fresh macro-biotic diet, luxury accommodation and optional activities, such as island hopping, sightseeing; hiking or beach days.
Practice mindfulness, meditation and other Eastern techniques to find inner peace, serenity and clarity. The Healing the Heart Meditation Retreat in mythical Ithaka is designed to help you discover your inner purpose. Teachers Heather Prete, mindfulness meditation instructor, and Chandresh Bhardwaj, spiritual advisor, will encourage you through talks and practice sessions to heal your heart, find serenity and purpose, which will help you reach the depths of your heart. The retreat, which will also give you the opportunity to get acquainted with Greek culture, will be hosted in Itha108, a luxurious yoga retreat center in Agios Ioannis.
Anazoe Spa is a luxury spa at one of the best beach resorts in Greece. Set in the sophisticated Costa Navarino resort, in Messinia, Peloponnese, the spa offers a wide range of treatments and therapies to provide you and your family with the best. De-stress at the spa and indulge in ancient rituals performed with organic products to relax body and mind and relieve stress. Babies and kids are not forgotten as the spa also offer massages and treatments designed for them. A treat for every member of the family so they can all return home refreshed and relaxed.