So much to do, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
There is an amazing range of activities included in your holiday package. This gives you a chance to try something new, improve your fitness and get to know the beautiful countryside.
Do as much or as little as you want
While there’s a huge range of classes and activities please don’t feel that you have to join in everything. Nor are we a yoga retreat in the normal sense of the word. We won’t make you feel guilty about just relaxing by the pool or having a glass of wine or two…
The activities included in your package are the following:
These activities are best enjoyed early in the morning, when the bay is as flat as a mill pond and the sun soaks your skin with just the right amount of warmth. Paddle-boarding is not only great fun, it is also an exhilarating way to keep fit while you enjoy an entirely different perspective of our Greek island. Accompanied by expert instructors you are sure to have a great time while you are perfectly safe in our warm, tranquil waters.
Stand-up-paddle-boarding is possible in the Healthy Options locations of Vassiliki and Syvota. In Syvota you may take our boards out whenever you like; in Vassiliki this is limited to 2 sessions
Guided Cycling Tours: Get off the Beaten Track
Whether you haven’t ridden since you were at school or regularly cycle to work, we have some beautiful rides lined up for you. You can enjoy the simple paths through orchard groves just behind our centre, or challenge yourself to more invigorating routes along the island’s mountainsides. You’re always welcome to join our organised group rides or take a bike out by yourself and enjoy the freedom to roam around the lovely countryside.
There is a larger selection of guided cycling rides in Vassiliki, though bikes are available in both locations.
Guided Walks: Discover the Real Greece
Our Herbal Walk is perfect for foodies or anyone looking for something a bit different. This fascinating herbal excursion into the valley is a great way to discover Lefkas’ impressive landscape and abundant flora. The gentle walk of approximately 3km is accompanied by an informative talk by Aris Kokotsis, who has over 20 years Phytotherapy experience and will point out a variety of herbs and plants and their uses for cooking and healing, laced with a healthy dose of fascinating anecdotes from Greek mythology.
We also offer a guided walk to beautiful Agios Fili beach. This walk is approximately 4km and follows the undulating coastline through Vassiliki town along the east side of the bay. When you arrive at Agios Fili beach, with its turquoise waters, you’ll be led in a short meditation in the most tranquil of surroundings. Afterwards, feel free to swim or sunbathe or take the dive centre boat back to base stopping en-route for a snorkel at one of the best sites in the bay - maybe you will be lucky enough to spot dolphins!
The herbal walk and Agio Fili walk are available in Vassiliki; in Syvota our walks are along the coastline to a series of secluded coves and beaches.
A Sailing Taster: Try Something New
Healthy Options holidays are on the doorstep of the renowned first class sailing centre Wildwind that offers an impressive line-up of dinghies and catamarans as well as a team of highly professional, approachable staff. A simple sailing taster session is included in your holiday and is a great way to try this exciting sport.
The sailing taster session is available in Vassiliki.
Rafting and Acheron Springs
Leaving after breakfast we’ll drive 45 minutes or so to the famous Acheron gorge and springs, where myth has it, Achilles was bathed by his mother and gained his superhero powers. There’s time here to walk through the forest a short way to the springs, and then, for those not undaunted by the water temperature (a cool 9 degrees even in the height of summer) to walk in the middle of the river right up into the spectacular gorge. Sometimes the water is only ankle deep; sometimes you’ll be wading waist deep. (wetsuit trousers supplied if wanted!) Out of the gorge you’ll also get a chance to try something new – rafting down the river. Led by an experienced guide you’ll ride downstream on a rigid inflatable boat for about 15 minutes before returning upstream in our minibus. For anyone who wants even more of this really ‘back to nature’ experience you can then choose to ride the river again on a kayak - this time without an instructor.
The Acheron Springs trip is available only from Syvota.
Round Island Tour
In Syvota, we’ve organised a great walk along to one of the nearby beaches, where, after a chance to go swimming we’ll take you by boat around the inshore islands, stopping on the way at deserted beaches for more swimming, lazing in the sun and snorkelling.
The Round The Islands trip is available only from Syvota.
Massage: Relax to the Max
A healthy fitness holiday and massage go hand in hand, so we have included a free half hour massage session in your holiday package to pamper your muscles. It is perfectly possible to extend your massage or book in additional sessions during the week, but extra local charges apply. You have a choice of sports massage, holistic massage, Ayurvedic, Swedish, and Thai massage.
Massages are given in both Healthy Options locations of Vassiliki and Syvota.
Beauty treatments – pamper yourself on your holiday
We offer a range of Spa facial treatments incorporating Thai and Ayuvedic influences, bespoke holistic facials and deluxe head massages with warmed oils to help soothe and relax you even more.
Beauty treatments are available on site in Vassiliki from the 20th of July to 9th October (with Eleanor) and in the village of Syvota (charge applies).
Add Even More to Your Healthy Multi-Activity Holiday
A Healthy Options holiday already includes far more than what you can find elsewhere, with all of the Yoga, Pilates and fitness classes as well as cycling, walking, sailing taster, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and a free massage included in the holiday price. That is on top of your beach-front accommodation, flights, transfers and the unbeatable atmosphere. Phew!
But if you are still hungry for more, there are plenty of other activities available in and around our location and we are more than happy to organise these for you upon request. These are a few of the options you could consider:
An Island-Hopping Aqua Safari
See the island from a different view. A Greek island holiday would not be complete without some island-hopping; this wonderful boat trip to secluded beaches and nearby reefs is a great opportunity to do just that. You will visit Kefalonia, Fiskardo, Ithaca and Afales beach, with optional snorkelling and lunch included. With some luck, you may see some dolphins too!
The island-hopping aqua safari is possible only from the Healthy Options location in Vassiliki.
From Syvota there is an even wider range of trips available - over to the nearby islands of Corfu, Paxos and Antipaxos leaving every day from Syvota port.
World class wind, flat water and gear for all levels. Also available on-site are beginner windsurfing lessons, a fantastic introduction to the world of windsurfing in case you have never tried it before.
Windsurfing is possible only in the Healthy Options location Vassiliki.
Praise for Healthy Options Yoga Holidays in Greece
Good choice of classes - very friendly staff and a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere. - Liz Morris
It’s not a typical yoga holiday, you can choose how much or little you want to do. Also having the sailing school share facilities helps make conversations and meet up events more interesting. - Kathy Dykes
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