Villa & Wellness in Greece
Greece, 8 to 15 days Price Upon Request Themes
Wellbeing holidays are meant to address any small group of people who prefer a more private environment during their stay and yet may wish to enjoy an exclusive cook, wellbeing treatments and sessions, optional guided excursions and tours or any kind of creative indoor or outdoor activities.
April to November
History & Culture
Why Authentic Ecotourism?
The company's environmental and responsible-travel commitments have led them to choose only among traditional-character houses for your accommodation and avoid super luxury, energy consuming, modern constructions, called "VIP villas", lacking history, soul and warmth.
If you have ever used such VIP premises, you will feel the pleasant difference within the first few hours inside one of our stone-build villas or character-houses. Whether newly built or renovated, our houses have used only environmentally friendly materials, with respect to the local architecture and consideration for the needs of travelers who wish to experience the Greek way of life.
Two services are included in your custom-made wellbeing itinerary:
- a daily morning or sunset yoga session by the pool
- a 1.5 hour massage treatment per person per every second day
In order to complete the rest of your tailor-made itinerary, please choose any of the following activities you like from our wide spectrum of offered services or add those extra services you desire and send us your request. Please take some time to ensure that your wishes are in line with our responsible-travel guidelines.
Local transportation based on your chosen itinerary is included in the price. If, however, you wish to explore the surroundings beyond the inclusions of your itinerary, we could arrange a vehicle's rental for you.
Although all our villas have a fully equipped kitchen, you may wish to arrange for half or full board at a tavern we cooperate with or have your own cook! With us having an exclusive cook is an affordable service, because the cook belongs to our team, (i.e. is not an outside partner). This choice would lead to a deeper exploration of the original Greek cuisine, enhanced food quality (compared to eating in taverns) and saving of precious holiday-time. Our cook is a dedicated enthusiast of the healthy traditional Greek cuisine and will offer delicious options thus perfectly enhancing the rejuvenating benefits of your overall wellness routine, such as:
- Gourmet recipes made with organic or local ingredients
- Desserts using natural sweeteners
- Local healing mountain-herbs instead of coffee or black tea
Introductory Greek language lesson, 3 hours
The class includes the Greek Alphabet, the basics of Greek pronunciation and a few key phrases. Also presented is the logical structure of the Greek language and its continuity from the ancient years up till today. This deeper understanding of our rich language will hopefully make your trip more enjoyable.
Greek cooking workshop, about 2.5 hours each session
Our cook will reveal to you the taste-secrets of the famous Greek recipes. Is it in the spices and herbs we are using, is it in the virgin olive oil, is it in the natural ingredients or is it in the way of cooking? You will have to engage your senses to find this out! Under our cook's guidance you will prepare and cook, in the villa's kitchen, one salad, one appetizer and one main dish in each cooking session.
Cultural walking day-tour, from morning to early evening
Our guided walking tours are physically easy. We focus mostly on visiting places of unique natural beauty or cultural interest. On the way we explain natural, cultural and historical aspects of each region and visit monuments worth seeing. We enjoy meeting local people and therefore we take time to get to know, feel and understand what and whom we see. We pause for breathing exercises, to taste fruits and herbs or picnic under the trees. We take time to rest, take pictures and enjoy the views.
Health related workshops (please add at least one to your custom-made itinerary)
Various Qi Gong forms
Offered as a 6-hour workshop, split in 4 x 1.5-hour or 6 x 1-hour sessions, on days selected by you
Learning Thai Massage (you will learn the basics of the northern style Thai massage)
Offered as an 12 hour workshop, split in 3-hour sessions, on days selected by you
Activities in nature
Guided horseback riding tour (where available)
Offered as a 3-hour stand-alone activity (usually around sunrise or sunset)
Guided trekking tour
Offered as a 3 to 6 hour stand-alone activity
Guided cycling tour
Greece is perfect for cycling. The landscape's diversity makes it so interesting to explore the land by bicycle. The mountains provide a challenge for the experienced cyclists, while the endless coastline provides a much easier, but equally wonderful, alternative to the less advanced riders. Offered as a 2 to 6 hour stand-alone activity, bicycles included.
More activities in nature may be available for you to add to your desired itinerary, therefore check also the dedicated information on the webpage of your chosen destination.
Island hopping/ sailing tours
- Island hopping excursions by boat (where available)
- Sailing day-tours (where available)
Thai Massage treatments can be arranged with us following your arrival. We will palm push you, thumb press you, foot walk you, lift, shake, twist, rotate, squeeze and stretch you and you will ask for more!
Other wellbeing services may be possible too, but should be better requested at the time of booking. At your request we could also provide diet consultations based on the 5 elements theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
We are always striving to augment your holiday experience, therefore we are also offering a personalised concierge service which will provide all of those little extras to enhance your special trip.
We give some examples below, but if we have missed anything, we will be happy to source your personal requirements.
- Provision of gourmet picnics
- Laundry and dry cleaning services
- Grocery shopping for your villa kitchen
- Baby sitting arrangements
- Restaurant or live music concert reservations
- Party planner
- Birthday and anniversary gifts