€1,650.00 8 days
A week on the stunning Greek Island of Kos (the birthplace of Hippocrates) dedicated to your fitness and wellness.
Hippocrates Fitness & Wellness Retreats are dedicated to encourage a healthy lifestyle. The week is designed around a variety of conventional fitness activities/classes but also incorporates activities which allow the guests to absorb the local culture and attractions. It is not your standard three fitness classes a day type retreat, there is just as much focus on wellness and adventure as there is on fitness.
This retreat is perfect for somebody that wants to do something different but keep active. One small example is that every guest will be given their own bicycle for the week, nobody is tied to the guest house, everybody is encouraged to go out and explore whenever they like.
The accommodation and base for the retreat is oozing with Greek culture. It is set in the Asklipion Valley, the Asklipion being the first hospital where Hippocrates created the Medical Oath. Each room has its own ensuite bathroom, and the majority have a terrace or balcony with breath taking views. Whether you’re a single traveller or travelling with a friend or partner, you will definitely feel at home at the Asklipion Valley Guest House.
The incredible Activities involved:
A bike ride to the Islands natural spa/springs. Therma beach is located 8km after Psalidi area and about 10km from Kos town. Therma is exceptional, due to the hot water (that’s where the name came from) 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 gynecological related issues. The beach and its hot springs were discovered in 1934 by the Italian archaeologist Laourentsi. Therma is a nice beach placed between large rocks and hidden from the rest of the world, but attracts many people not only during the summer but also in winter because of the hot water. The Bike ride itself is approximately 30km there and back, it takes you down some magical roads and it will be taken at a pace that is comfortable or challenging enough for you.
A Hike to the highest point of the island, Dikeos mountain. Dikeos is the highest mountain of Kos, the highest peak is 846 meters (nearly 2,800 feet). Dikeos is located more or less south of Kos town, about 15 kilometers (9mi) away. On the northern slopes of Dikeos you will find Zia, the most picturesque village of the island. The southern slopes are steep and bare, the northern slopes gradually run down and are covered with forests. The northern slopes must be among the most spectacular landscapes on the island. Here a natural park is also located, the Kos Natural Park. This park is well maintained and there are all kinds of animals in the park, deer and goats, chickens and rabbits. There are stone footpaths for those who enjoy hiking and the view of Kos town and the islands of Kalymnos and Pserimos from the park is astonishing. In the park there is a snack bar and a children’s playground. The park is open every day from 9:00 am to sunset. On the top of Dikeos Mountain, above Zia, you will find the historic chapel dating from the year 1079, dedicated to Dikeos Christos.
There is an additional activities day where you can experience an activity of your choice. These activities Include Horse Riding at Erikas Horse Farm, Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga with Lynn Yann Yoga, Windsurfing at one of the local windsurfing centres, or a pamper day at the traditional Hamam located in the village of Tigaki. And, if non of these activities take your fancy you are free to organise your own day, maybe you want a beach day or fancy a shopping trip to Turkey, the day is yours to explore as you wish. (All activities on this day will not be included in the price of the retreat).
As well as all these incredible activities there will be a scheduled Fitness program which includes, Pilates, Yoga, Cross Training, Boxing, TRX, HIIT and Kettlebells. But be sure to take time to rest and absorb the beauty of the Island and the Guest House Gardens.
What is included in the price:
Food and Soft Drinks inc. tea/coffee (Mediterranean cuisine) – 3 meals per day plus unlimited fruit bowls
Fitness activities/classes inc. Yoga/Pilates
Bicycle for the duration
**What’s NOT Included in the price:
Additional Activities (see itinerary)
7-14 MAY 2022
11-18 JUNE 2022
3-10 SEPTEMBER 2022
1-8 OCTOBER 2022
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