Greek Island Fun Fitness & Wellness Retreat

Highlights

  • Bike ride to the Natural thermal springs of Kos
  • Sunset and Sunrise Fitness classes including pilates and yoga
  • Experience Greek culture, hospitality and cuisine
  • Hike to the highest point of the island and enjoy the stunning 360 degree views
£815 pp*
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What you'll do

Arrival day and introductions

Arrive at Kos Airport where you will have a transfer waiting for you to take you to your accommodation, all the retreat locations are within 40 minutes drive of the airport. 

When you arrive you will be greeted by Gilly your host and she will show you to your accommodation for the week. You will have time to get settled and to orientate. She will also introduce you to your allocated bicycle for the week. 

At approximately 6pm the group will sit down for the first evening meal and Gilly will introduce you to your fitness instructor/assistance host. At this time you will meet your fellow retreaters and will be given a detailed plan for the exciting week ahead.

Accommodation: May 13: Luxury,  May 27th: Nature, June 10th: Beach, 2nd September: Beach, 16th Sept and 23rd Sept: Nature.

Nature Retreat:Asklipion Valley Guest House

Free day to explore or take part in some fitness classes

There will be a fitness class taking place at 8am if you choose to take part, please remember nothing is mandatory, everything is voluntary… take part in what takes your fancy. 

Following the class,breakfast will be available between the hours of 9am and 10am (don’t worry if you take a little longer). 

Other than lunch nothing else is scheduled until 5pm, where there will be an evening of fitness class, sunset yoga/pilates and an evening meal. Take the free time to go and explore the local sites if you wish, or take a dip in the sea.

Accommodation

Seaside Apartments ( Beach retreat)

Bike ride to thermal springs of Therma

We will have an early start on Day 3 if you wish to join us for a guided bike ride to the Thermal springs of Kos. The bike ride in total is approximately 30km, however half way we break our journey to take the opportunity to relax and soak up the healing properties of the naturally heated thermal springs. The route itself will take us through scenic countryside and some quaint villages including Platani which is the Turkish settlement on the island. 

After returning to your accommodation there will be some time for you to relax and then there will be an evening of fitness classes if you choose to join in. There will be a sunset pilates/yoga class taking place- this is always an amazing way to finish the day!

Accommodation

Luxury Retreat:  Taf villas

 

Sunrise pilates or yoga and more fitness classes or take the rest of the day at leisure

Are you an early riser? If you like early mornings, you will love Day 4’s Sunrise pilates/yoga class… what an invigoratng way to start the day! There are a selection of fitness classes to choose from throughout the day, delicious breakfast and evening meal together. There is also an opportunity to go and do some local exploring on your bike if you wish – Ask Gilly for some route recommendations.

 

Accommodation

Nature retreat: Asklipion Valley Guest House

Hike Mount Dikeos

Another early start if you wish – we want to start the hike up Mount Dikeos before it gets too hot. So breakfast is highly recommended and then we will jump in the organised transport to the mountain Village of Zia, from where we will begin our hike up to the highest point of the island to experience the incredible views. The hike is a moderate level, and for those of you who enjoy a trail run, you can set off ahead, along the trail, don’t worry it’s reasonably well signposted. When we return to Zia, you will have time to enjoy the village, do some shopping for souvenirs or local produce, have a coffee , perhaps try a ‘turkish coffee’, visit the nature park, see what takes your fancy. After leaving Zia, we will return back to the retreat base. During the evening there will be a selection of fitness classes available.

 

Accommodation

Luxury retreat: Taf Villas

 

Free day for the activity day of your choice

We are not waking up too early today, there will be breakfast and a fitness class to start the day and then it’s time to get on the way if you have booked an optional activity for today.

Today is a free day, but on your arrival day Gilly will have given you lots of options in case you want to branch out, do something different  or try something new.

So you may have booked one of the optional activities at a small extra cost, with Gilly at the beginning of the week.

The options include horse riding at sunset which means the rest of the day is yours. Or you may have chosen to do some SUP Yoga, which means you will be taken to one of the beaches in the south of the island  at the incredible village of Kefalos. You may want to learn something new, such as  taking a  beginners windsurfing lesson, or if you are a seasoned windsurfer,  rental of the equipment can be arranged; Kos is famous of windsurfing. Or if you feel you have done enough exercise and a bit of pampering is in order, that’s where the traditional hammam comes in. There are several packages available to choose from at this traditional turkish bath, and you could decide to spend an hour or the whole day there. Or you may decide that you want to have total r&r, in which case we can recommend lovely local beaches for you to enjoy.

 

Accommodation

Beach Retreat: Seaside Apartments 

 

 

Last day of fitness

Today is the last day of activities, so we will start the day off right with sunrise pilates or yoga! Then, throughout the day there will be a selection of fitness classes. However the classes will finish early as we will head to Kos town for our last evening meal. We will choose a local authentic taverna by the water’s edge at Kos harbour. This is also a great opportunity to shop for those last minute gifts to take home.

 

Accommodation

Nature Retreat: Asklipion Valley Guest House

Departure and Goodbyes

Departure day, it’s time to say farewell before you hop on to your transfer to the airport. We hope that you have enjoyed your week of wellness, fitness and immersion into the Greek way of life, we are sure you will have made new friends and will go home refreshed and revitalised.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon !

Accommodation options

Accommodation varies depending on date in 2023

13th May – Luxury Accommodation

27th May – Nature Accommodation

10th June – Beach Accommodation

2nd September – Beach Accommodation

16th September – Nature Accommodation

23rd September – Nature Accommodation

The luxury Accommodation is in Taf  beachside luxury villas in Tingaki

There is a choice of Master ensuite ( for one or two people)

Double bedroom with shared bathroom ( for double or sole use)

The Nature Accommodation is in The Asklipion Guest House

Here there is a choice of

Twin / Double room ensuite for one or two people

The Beach accommodation is in the Seaside Studios

Studios for 1 – 3 people.

What's included

Included

  • Airport transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation BB
  • Three evening meals
  • All fitness activities and classes in the itinerary including Yoga and Pilates
  • Guided Hike and Bike ride
  • Bicycle for the duration
Your local host

Gilly

Gilly has lived on the beautiful Greek Island of Kos since 2018 after holidaying here for 25 years as a child and young adult. She left her career as a serving soldier to embark on her dream life creating the ultimate fitness & wellness retreat on the island which was the birthplace of Hippocrates. Gilly is a qualified fitness instructor dedicated to helping clients reach their health and fitness goals and giving them the opportunity to live their most healthy and adventurous life. She is looking forward to welcoming you and hosting you for a week of fitness activities as challenging as you want to make it, and showing you around her adopted home.

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Location

The accommodation and base for the retreat is on the Greek island of Kos, an island of sandy beaches and coastal trails where Hippocrates lived and where he wrote his Hippocratic Oath.

You will arrive at Kos airport and transfers to your accommodation take around 40 minutes.

There are three different bases for the retreat, depending on your date of stay. The Nature retreat is situated in a traditional paradise surrounded by olive and fruit trees. You’ll love walking among the sage and thyme bushes, following goat paths to discover hidden canyons and old watermills. There’s a secluded sandy beach not far from the property with a cozy ‘taverna’ that serves fresh fish every day. The whole area is ideal for hiking, especially along the goat paths, which reach deep into the island’s nature-filled canyons.

The Luxury retreat is based in two neighbouring modern villas, in the beach resort of Tingaki. Located by the beach, the villas have their own swimming po

Myself and Claire arrived as two first time retreaters, not really sure what we had booked ourselves into, but we both agree we had the most wonderful time of our lives. From the moment we were introduced to Gilly and Ashlee, a sense of calm enriched us and we felt very at ease in our new surroundings. The whole week was full of activity, Ashlee is an outstanding trainer and her classes were challenging and fun. Gilly’s 30km bike ride was the h

Marianne

I had a truly incredible week at the Victory Fitness Beach Retreat and can't recommend it highly enough for anyone looking for an active week away. From start to finish the whole thing was well thought out and was flexible enough to cater for everyone's needs. Fitness activities range from yoga to bike rides and hikes to circuits or Pilates on the beach. Every activity was opt-in or opt-out and is tailored to individual capability with posit

Suzanne

We booked onto the retreat at the last minute after another holiday booking fell through. Not really knowing what to expect when we arrived late at night on our first day. From the moment we arrived Gilly was a brilliant host and the whole trip was even better than we expected. The retreat provides a varied experience of activities from HIIT classes and circuits to beach pilates and yoga. Gilly has also built in opportunities to really see th

Claire Porter

FAQs

What accommodation will I get?

Accommodation varies depending on date- please see the itinerary for full description, and the booking page to choose your room type.

At what level of fitness do I need to be ?

Gilly and her team cater for all fitness levels, whether you are just starting out or are training to attain a higher level of strength and fitness they will cater to your needs.

Is the daily itinerary fixed?

All the classes and activities mentioned in the itinerary are included in each retreat. The days and times of the activities may vary slightly

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