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Why Greece is an Excellent Destination for a Wellness Holiday

Greece's blue and white hilltop with sea view

 

Located in Southeastern Europe and enjoying mild winters with dry summers, Greece is a fantastic destination in which to enjoy a luxury wellness holiday. Featuring  breath-taking landscapes from the city to its many islands in the Aegean and Ionian seas, kind-hearted locals and an appreciation for holistic healing, this Mediterranean paradise is a must for any wellness traveller’s bucket list Besides feeling healthier through great food, an abundance of sunshine and an array of activities, Greece has a rich culture and a sublime natural environment to immediately settle you into a relaxing escape centred around wellness.

 

Breath-Taking Scenery – Stand in wonder

Sailing tour boat around Greece

Natural scenery improves your mood and encourages focus – you’ll experience less stress and appreciate the present moment when surrounded by plants, water or mountains or any of the other stunning natural elements Greece has to offer! The Journal of Environmental Psychology proved that simply looking at natural scenery for 40 seconds was enough to trigger the brain into a more relaxed state and improve both concentration and productivity Other studies have demonstrated the presence of nature from the sight to even just the smell of a forest has a positive effect on your heart rate and blood pressure.

Greece sailing tours are the best way to see the rich profusion of diverse landscapes from the golden hues of its mountainous regions, to its rich green valleys and stunning beach coastlines. Soak-up the islands’ beauty in their entirety from a hilltop at sunset when that evening light reflects off the tranquil water, discover the Venetian ruins, hike Sifnos and sample Mediterranean inspired cocktails. This is an extraordinary experience like no other, filled with nature and culture, you are sure to feel revived and fulfilled, which will do wonders for your overall wellness.

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Diverse Activities – Disconnect & Be Active

Swimming pool of Porto Elonda Golf & Spa

Every landscape affords different activities, from hiking the mountains, to paddle boarding over crystal clear waters or practicing yoga on sandy beaches. A fitness holiday is great to improve your physical wellbeing, it will teach you how to incorporate exercise into your lifestyle back home and it will improve your wellbeing and quality of life through nutrition and mindfulness. Being active is a natural mood lifter which can relieve stress, built up tension and depression. Physical strength and stamina contributes to having more energy and staying younger, preventing diseases associated with aging and allowing you to maintain your independence for longer.

Mindful Triathlon™ at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort is a wellness adventure combining active training from core workouts to weight training, mindful activities from Pranayama breathing exercises to meditation walks, and de-stressing sessions involving yoga and pressure point massages. Overlooking stunning views of the Mirabello Bay in the north-east corner of Crete, there is so much to do from watersports to local sightseeing. You will certainly hit refresh on your normal routine, improve your health and feel lighter with peace of mind.                                                                                                                                 

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Rich Culture and History – Explore & Ground Yourself

Euphoria retreat

Greece is extensively dotted with historic sites from the ancient citiesof Sparta and Olympia to the Acropolis of Athens. Sightseeing can form a wonderful part of a healthy holiday for every generation, it is a fun learning activity where you will develop understanding and knowledge of the destination through insight into their culture and truly broaden your horizons. By discovering different civilisations and their history, we reconsider assumptions held about our own daily life and practices, encouraging remarkable personal growth which in turn reflects positively on our wellness.

Emotional & Physical Transformation at Euphoria Retreat is a comprehensive wellness retreat where you can delve into a world of self-discovery and explore your surroundings from the mystical Mount Taygetos, to the traditional village or Mystras and a UNESCO World Heritage Site at your doorstep. Experience a complete mind and body shape-up with rebalancing guidance, nutritional advice, acupuncture, and dance therapy. By the end of your stay, you will have an enhanced sense of physical and mental awareness having learned new things about yourself as well as your surroundings!

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Mouth-Watering Food & Kind-hearted Locals

Tomato platter

Known for their food, a healthy lifestyle comes naturally to Greeks, especially through their cuisine which is rich in fruit and vegetables. Nutrition is, of course, a huge part of wellness, it is arguably the most important aspect of health. Research in the National Library of Medicine shows that a Mediterranean diet can reduce your weight and all cardiovascular related problems. Our food can affect our brain function, sleep and our mood too, so why not book a nutrition friendly retreat?

All of our wellness holidays in Greece offer balanced diets from Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort which offers fresh and local seafood to Euphoria Retreat which follows the scientific concept of Intelligent Mediterranean Metabolic Homeostasis Therapy (IMMOT). Alternatively, you can sample each island’s take on cuisine through the diversity of our sailing tours.

Besides, the wonderful food, the people are even more memorable. Surround yourself by the warmheartedness of the locals with their free-spirited lifestyle. Thrive global has documented much research which shows that the people you surround yourself with has an effect on your health, physically and mentally. For instance, if you are around active people, you are more likely to be in good health, or if they are positive, that too will rub off on you and affect your perspective on the world.

 

As you can see Greece is an excellent destination for a wellness holiday and it is sure to be a unique experience. From its deep blue oceans and golden mountains, the vast array of activities on offer including mindful and intensely physical ones, to their culinary and cultural delights and fabulous spas, makes it the perfect destination for a spa holiday to rejuvenate or an active break to enhance your holistic and active lifestyle in a world of ancient culture and sunshine.

 

Talk to one of our Wellness Travel Specialists on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your wellness retreat in Greece now!