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Greek Island Fun Fitness & Wellness Retreat

from £799 pp

Greece, Kos

7 nights/ 8 days

Join a small group of up to 14

Greek Island Fun Fitness & Wellness Retreat

from £799 pp

What You'll Do

Enjoy a fun filled week with like minded friends on the stunning Greek Island of Kos. All your meals and activities are included. This fitness and mixed activity week includes cycling, hiking, yoga and fitness classes (plus windsurfing, horse riding, SUP options at extra charge). Its suitable for all fitness levels, the programme is flexible and enjoyable, led by your super friendly host and coaches.

2022 Dates
7 May
11 June
3 September

Your Greek island Fitness & Wellness Retreat is dedicated to encourage a healthy lifestyle. The week is designed around a variety of conventional fitness activities/classes but also incorporates activities which will allow you 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. You will be given your own bicycle for the week and you will be encouraged to go out and explore the area whenever you feel like it.

The accommodation and base for the retreat is oozing with Greek culture. It is set in the Asklipion Valley, where Hippocrates practised in the first hospital and developed the Hippocratic Oath. Each room in the guest house 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 family run Asklipion Valley Guest House.

The vast range of activities on offer includes a guided bike ride along picturesque tracks and roads to the island’s natural spa at Thermae beach, here you can bathe in the naturally warmed waters with its revitalising minerals. You’ll also take a guided hike to the highest point of the island, Dikeos mountain, and visit Zia, one of the most picturesque villages of the island, as well as Kos Natural Park, with its spectacular landscapes and amazing views over Kos town and across the Aegean Sea to the islands of Kalymnos and Pserimos.

There is also a day where you can experience an activity of your choice, or you can just take the time to relax or go sightseeing on your bike.  The options include horse riding, Stand Up Paddle-board, Yoga,Windsurfing or why not have a pamper day at the traditional Turkish Hamam located in the village of Tigaki.

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Experience
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 view

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.

Experience Itinerary

Arrival day and introductions

Arrive at Kos Airport where you will have a transfer waiting for you to take you to the Asklipion Valley Guest House, approximately 30- 45 minutes away. 

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

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 voluntarytake part in what takes your fancy. 

Following the class, a buffet 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 – the Asklipion is only a stones throw away.

Accommodation

Asklipion Valley Guest House

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 the Guest House for lunch, 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

Asklipion Valley Guest House

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 classwhat an invigoratng way to start the day! There are a selection of fitness classes to choose from throughout the day and delicious home cooked meals together. There is also an opportunity to go and do some local exploring on your bike if you wish – Ask Gilly or Anastasia (the Guest house Owner) for some route  recommendations.

Accommodation

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 Asklipion Valley Guest House. During the evening there will be a selection of fitness classes available.

Accommodation

Asklipion Valley Guest House

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

Asklipion Valley Guest House

 

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

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 !

October Luxury Accommodation Option

*Only running on 1st October

For the luxury accommodation option in October, your itinerary in terms of activities will be exactly the same as the standard accommodation, but you will be staying in a truly beautiful villa with its own swimming pool, outdoor cinema, outdoor gym, and direct access to the beach.

The boutique villas offer sustainable-living holidays for modern travellers, only a few meters away from Tigaki beach. Inspired by a vision to explore the world while taking a break from the norm, all villas include heated pools and spacious verandas surrounded by magnificent tropical gardens.

Among their charming characteristics, one stands out: their ability to immediately make you feel like home, showcasing the warmth of Greek hospitality.

luxury villa and beach in kos

Reviews (3)

Marianne

Thursday 30th June, 2022

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...

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 highlight of my week, cycling in the gorgeous sunshine and then soaking our bodies in the Thermal Springs was just amazing. The adventures kept coming, Hiking, Aqua Aerobics, Pilates, Yoga, Horse Riding to name a few. You can suit the entire week to your own limits, take part, don’t take part., it’s totally up to you. We had a really lovely group of ladies and it was a pleasure to connect with them all. We left feeling on top of the world, with the promise to return in the future.

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Suzanne

Tuesday 28th June, 2022

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 everyo...

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 positive encouragement continually provided. The guesthouse was located in a beautiful rural location, a short bike ride/taxi from anything you could possibly want/need, and the rooms were spacious and clean. Food was wonderful with a variety of locally grown or produced products used throughout the week. Thank you so much to Gilly for going above and beyond to create an experience that is so much more than a fitness retreat but a truly enjoyable active holiday.

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Claire Porter

Friday 24th June, 2022

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 e...

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 the island with a guided bike ride and hike. The programme is varied and flexible, it is cleverly put together by Gilly and the instructor (in our case the wonderful Ashlee) to allow each person to participate at their own level and push their fitness goals. There is no obligation to do any of the activities but there is something for everyone included. In addition to the fitness activities there is plenty of spare time to explore the surrounding area. The accommodation is a short journey from the beaches at Tigaki or nearby Kos town. The accommodation is cosy and inviting, set in an olive grove. There are apricots and lemons to pick off the trees. The litter of kittens also provided much entertainment. The breakfasts are lovely and there is a good variety of food provided for dinners. Gilly could not have done more for us during the trip. She met us to welcome us despite our flights late arrival and had arranged a meal box to be available. She provided a welcome pack in the room including some local produce. She even arranged a cake to celebrate a birthday on the trip. I would definitely recommend this trip and would happily return for another week.

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Location Information

The accommodation and base for the retreat is in the Greek island of Kos. It is set in the Asklipion Valley, the Asklipion being the first hospital where Hippocrates created the Medical Oath.

The guest house is situated in a traditional paradise surrounded by many 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 traditional Platani village is nearby with its traditional market where you can enjoy the village’s famous Turkish cuisine (Kos is very close to Turkey and still boasts a strong Ottoman influence). The nearby Asklepeion is of course a major historical and archeological attraction just beside the property and definite

  • En suite accommodation
  • All meals including soft drinks, tea and coffee (locally sourced Mediterranean cuisine) - 3 meals per day plus unlimited fruit bowls
  • All fitness activities and classes in the itinerary including Yoga and Pilates
  • Airport transfers
  • Bicycle for the duration