Upon arrival at Kos Airport, you will be picked up by a transfer service that will take you to our Beachside Retreat, which is located approximately 30-45 minutes away. Gilly, your Host, will be there to welcome you and guide you to your accommodation for the week. You will have ample time to settle in and get your bearings, and she will also introduce you to your assigned bicycle for the duration of your stay.
Later on, at around 6 pm, the group will gather for the first evening meal, where you will meet your fitness instructor/assistant host and your fellow retreat participants. During this time, you will receive a comprehensive plan for the exciting week ahead.
If, for any reason, you arrive after this time, there is no need to worry. A meal will still be provided for you, and you can meet everyone else during breakfast the next day.
At 8 am, a fitness class will be offered for those who want to participate. It’s important to note that there’s no obligation to take part in any activity, and you are free to choose what you want to do. After the class, an Al A Carte breakfast will be available from 9 am to 10 am, and you can take your time enjoying it.
There are no other scheduled activities until 4 pm. During this free time, you can explore the nearby attractions if you’re interested. In the evening, there will be a fitness class, sunset yoga/Pilates, and a group dinner.
On Day 3, there’s an option for an early start with a guided bike ride to the Thermal springs of Kos. The ride covers a distance of approximately 40km, with a break halfway to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the natural spring. The route will take you along the coast road and through Kos Town.
After returning to the Retreat, you’ll have some free time to unwind before participating in the evening fitness classes, including a sunset pilates/yoga session, which would be a perfect way to end the day after the morning bike ride.
Begin your day with a rejuvenating Yoga session, a perfect way to start the day on a positive note.
Afterward, you can take advantage of the different fitness classes that will be available throughout the day.
For those who want to explore the surrounding areas, you can hop on your bike and explore the nearby attractions. Just ask Gilly for some recommendations.
We will be starting the day early today to avoid the heat as we hike up Mount Dikeos. We highly recommend having breakfast before you hop into the arranged transportation to the mountain village of Zia. From there, we will embark on our moderate-level hike up to the highest point of the island to appreciate the stunning views. The hike is also suitable for trail runners and is reasonably signposted. You will have free time to explore the village of Zia, whether it’s shopping, having coffee, or visiting the nature park.
After leaving Zia, we will head back to the Retreat. Later in the evening, you can choose from a variety of fitness classes available.
Today, we start the day with a fitness class at a more relaxed time. Afterward, you have the opportunity to pursue your chosen activity for the day. Before arriving, you will have discussed and booked your desired activity with Gilly. You may have opted for a sunset horseback ride, allowing for the rest of the day to be free. Alternatively, if you are looking for a new experience, you can try windsurfing, with lessons available for beginners, or equipment rentals for those with more experience. Kos is renowned for its windsurfing, so it’s a great opportunity to give it a go. If you feel like some pampering, the traditional Artemis Hamam offers a variety of packages ranging from one-hour sessions to full-day indulgences. For those who wish to explore further afield, there are options for boat trips to nearby islands or even to Turkey. If you prefer a more relaxed day, the beautiful beach is always a great option for a lazy day in the sun.
On the final day of activities, we will begin with a Pilates or Yoga class to start the day on a positive note. Throughout the day, you will have the option to participate in a variety of fitness classes, including Aqua Fitness in the Sea. However, the classes will end early to allow for an evening trip to Kos town. There, you will have the chance to experience the local cuisine and browse for last-minute souvenirs in the charming harbor area.
On departure day, it’s time to bid farewell. We’ll be sad to see you go, but we hope you’ve had a wonderful time at the retreat and will return in the future. You’ll be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home.