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Fitness & Wellness Retreat in Kos, Greece

A dedicated retreat for fitness enthusiasts to focus on your fitness and wellness, incorporating conventional fitness classes with adventure

Description

A wonderful retreat encouraging you to live a healthy and adventurous lifestyle. The week is designed for those that are already active, it follows a program of dedicated fitness classes (all optional) but throws in adventures to allow you to soak up the most fantastic Greek island and culture.
This retreat is perfect for somebody that loves to keep active, but also wants to tap into their adventurous side. With your own dedicated bicycle for the week, you are thoroughly encouraged to get out and about in an eco-friendly way, but we will take you on some guided adventures too, by bike and foot.
The accommodation for the retreat is radiating Greek culture. It is set in the Asklipion Valley, stone's throw away from the Asklipion itself, the birth of the Hippocratic Oath.

Your Retreat

Each day has a fantastic new adventure waiting for you, you could be waking up to a sunrise yoga or Pilates session, or heading off on a hike to the highest point on the Island. Each day there will be fitness classes available for you to attend (all optional), some days will have 3 classes, some days will have more adventures. The adventures planned (if you choose to take part) are a bike ride to the natural springs in Therma, where you can take some time to relax in therapeutic waters before cycling back, and there is an incredible hike up Dikeos to see the incredible views, there is also an additional activities day (not included in the price) where you can choose from the following; Horse Riding, Windsurfing, Traditional Hamam, or your own adventure, we are happy to arrange it for you.

Your Retreat

Fitness

Choosing a fitness class for you

Each day has a range of Fitness classes to choose from. You can pick and choose what you would like to do. You could start the day with an incredible Yoga session, and later on try one of our BoxFit classes or TRX classes, concluding the day with a sunset Pilates class. The schedule will be published at the beginning of the week and you will be able to make your own schedule. Each Day has a different schedule, so you will be sure to have variety and no room for boredom. Do not worry if you have never tried the class before as we have expert and experienced instructors to show you the way.

Fitness

Cycling

Guided Bike Ride to Therma - The Natural Therapeutic Springs of Kos

A guided bike ride to the Islands natural spa/springs. Therma beach is located area and about 16km from our retreat location. Therma is exceptional, due to the hot water coming from the mountain which is beneficial for visitors. The hot springs are a real treasure containing elements such as Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur and Chlorine ideal treatments for rheumatism, arthritis and any gynaecological related issues. The Bike ride itself is approximately 32km there and back, it takes you down some magical roads where you can witness some incredible views. It will be taken at a pace that is comfortable or challenging enough for the group.

Cycling

Hiking

Guided Hike up Mount Dikeos

A guided hike to the highest point of the island, Dikeos mountain, the highest peak being 846m. We will set off from the mounatin village of Zia, where we will head upwards, taking an incredible route set in nature. On the way you will expereince some photo worthy views. Once you reach the summit, you will be able to enjoy what the peak has to offer, on a perfectly clear day it is possible to see all the way to Samos Island which is about 90km away. Other neighbouring islands include Pserimos, Kalymnos, Plati and you will also see neighbouting Turkey. The hike to the top is around 2hours, challenging in parts but not unachievable. On the way back down you will have the chance to explore the village of zia, the shops and cafes.

Hiking

Adventure and Activities

Additional adventures and activities available during your stay

There is a free day during the week to enable you to explore, we will arrange any activity of your choosing (and additonal cost may apply), which could include:
Horse Riding - Horse Ride at sunset which means the rest of the day is yours.
Windsurfing - a windsurfing lesson is available, or if you are a seasoned windsurfer, we can arrange the rental of the equipment, Kos is famous for windsurfing.
Traditional Hamam - if you feel you have done enough exercise and a bit of pampering is in order. The hamam has many packages available that you can choose from, you could spend an hour there or a full day.
Simply Relax - you may find that none of these activities are for you and you want to have a lazy day, we will direct you to the local beaches.

Adventure and Activities

Retreat Location

We are located at The Asklipion Valley Guest House approximately 4.5km away from Kos Town. The Guest house is set in stunning gardens with incredible sea and mountain views, the perfect setting to wind down. Each studio/apartment is uniquely different but with a fantastic traditional Greek design. The owner of the guest house is an incredibly talented local artist and has made the guest house extremely welcoming. Each studio/apartment comes equipped with basic cooking facilities for the days you do not fancy eating with the group (however, 3 meals a day will be provided). Some of the rooms have terraces/balconies allowing you to enjoy your morning coffee/tea in private (if you wish) and all have private bathrooms.

Retreat Location

Kos Island

Kos is one of the most loved islands of the Dodecanese

Island is known as “The island of Hippocrates” for having given birth to the most famous doctor in history.
Kos is 43 km long and 2 km wide at the narrowest point, up to a maximum of 6 km at its widest point. It is the third island of the Dodecanese for size and the second for population. Its close proximity to the coasts of Turkey and more precisely to the ancient city of Halicarnassus, now known as Bodrum, makes it particularly fascinating as it offers an interesting combination of eastern and western elements. Even though Kos is known for its tourism, it has done well in maintaining its soul. Escaping from the tourists is easily done, and you will always manage to find a hidden beach.

Kos Island

Kos City

The capital of the island is Kos town now more commonly known as Kos city

Kos City is not a city you see in the UK or across Europe, it is however a lively tourist town, rich in history as well as bars, Greek taverns and narrow streets with shops. Kos town has beautiful beaches sheltered from the wind and is the most requested tourist resort on the island. Nearby there are several villages with a traditional soul such as Platani, Pili, Zia and Asomatos. A short distance away are the thermal baths of Kos, a natural swimming pool renowned for its sulphurous water and the archaeological site “Asklepion”, the most important site of the island of Kos. Just a stones throw away from the Asklepion itself is the extraordinary location of our incredible Hippocrates Fitness and Wellness Retreats.

Kos City

Around The Island

Incredible places worth a visit

Known villages are Tigaki, Marmari and Mastihari in the northern part of the island, these are mainly tourist resorts that offer good services but most importantly long sandy beaches. Towards the south of Kos there is the small village of Kardamena, a place that in recent years is particularly frequented by families, but also couples of young people, in search of tranquillity and crystal clear sea. Kefalos, however, has to be the gem of southern Kos. It is known to be the most authentic and peaceful place, as well as boasting the most beautiful beaches on the island of Kos. Beaches are mostly wide and sandy, but you can also find bays and rocky coves with amazing sea colours.

Around The Island

The Climate

From April to November, a period during which the rains are very rare, the island offers a Mediterranean climate of excellence that gives the possibility to fully enjoy the sea and many sunny days.
At the same time there is a summer wind present that allows even the high temperatures feel much more comfortable, enabling everyone to stay fairly active through the hotter months. There is a small chance of rain in the months of September and October, but this usually disperse within a few hours.

Accessibility

The retreat is not suitable for those unable to cycle or hike or engage in physical activities, however provisions can be made for some disabilities, contact us directly to discuss whether we can accommodate you sufficiently.

Eco Practices

We support an eco-friendly environment, one being your primary mode of transport for the week is either bicycle or foot. We also encourage recycling and a minimal plastic approach. We fully discourage the use of single use plastic, and your host will be talking a lot about her journey with natural products and giving you the local knowledge on where to find the best natural products on the island including skin care and foods, you may even find a little natural gift in your welcome pack.

Opening Times and Prices

Available Dates...
7 – 14 May 2022
11 - 18 June 2022
3 - 10 September 2022

Single Person £889
Two Person Sharing £799pp

You can secure your place with a Deposit of just £150pp

Directions and Travel

You will fly into Kos International Airport (flights not included in the price) where you will be collected and taken to the retreat. The journey is approximately 45 minutes from the airport to the Retreat which is located at the incredeble nature absorbed Askilipion Valley Guest House.

Retreat Features and Activities

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