We’ve been offering Healthy Options Yoga, Pilates and fitness holidays in Greece since 2007. Since then, we’ve continued to design our holiday offerings based on what works really well judged by the comments from our guests. We think it’s vital to welcome feedback and really listen to it, because that’s how we create the perfect experience.
We are not a Yoga retreat, we are a Yoga holiday. Our mission is simple: we want to give you the best holiday you’ve ever had. Our range of fun and invigorating classes and activities are designed to inspire and help you attain a healthier and fitter lifestyle.
Our team of dedicated professionals are friendly, approachable and easy to talk to. Openness and friendliness are what we offer, which is easy for us, because we love what we do! From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel comfortable, make new friends (if you want to!) and socialise with like-minded guests from all over the UK and the rest of Europe.
Healthy Options started in Greece as something nice to do for partners and friends of those coming on a Wildwind sailing holiday at our base in Vassiliki. However, our concept of “a Yoga holiday that truly is a holiday” really struck a chord and quickly became a whole new holiday experience in its own right. Vassiliki turned out to provide the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed Yoga, Pilates and fitness holiday and we were soon offering a wide variety of classes and many extra activities that have since made Healthy Options an experience like no other.
Because our Vassiliki centre became so popular, it was regularly booked solid. We did not want to increase the number of guests, as we felt that this would take away the unique community feel. Instead, we found a perfect location for a second centre in Syvota, a relaxed fishing village on the Greek mainland. While the overall concept of Healthy Options is the same in both locations, our Syvota experience is a little more tranquil compared to the watersports buzz of Vassiliki.
There are two main ideas that make Healthy Options a concept like no other.
Firstly, we offer excellent Yoga, Pilates and fitness classes by trained and experienced instructors..
Secondly, you’ll get the chance to try something new on your holiday because we’ve also included a varied mix of different activities, we believe variety really is the spice of life!
We are not a Yoga retreat: we don’t expect you to get up early and really work on your health. We believe that a holiday should always be a holiday. Our goal is to for you to return home completely renewed, invigorated and in balance. You will never, ever be pressured to participate; rather, we encourage you to do as much or as little as you like. Nobody knows you better than you do.
We want to make sure that we offer you a holiday that’s not only relaxing, renewing and invigorating, but one that also offers you excellent value. Included in your holiday are your flights, transfers and accommodation. All the Yoga, Pilates and fitness classes are available to you, along with the watersports tasters, scenic walking, cycling excursions and a 30 minute massage. There’s no hidden charges or unpleasant surprises so you can use your holiday for what is: a time to relax and recharge yourself.
We don’t include meals as part of your package so you can decide when and where to eat, whether that’s in our on-site restaurants and bars or in the many great tavernas in the village. The exception here is breakfast in the hotel in our Syvota location, which is included.
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