Nefeli Nine Retreat | October 2022
'7 Day Luxury HIKING & fitness Retreat'
23.10.22 – 29.10.22
With Nefeli Nine
Autumnal Retreat in the magical mountains of Pelion.
Join us this October to discover beautiful Pelion where you will discover a secret stretch of coastline with sleepy villages, lush mountains and amazing little known beaches where swimming is heaven and you can go completely off-grid.
An exceptional yoga retreat venue on a lush mountainside location, surrounded by nature. With phenomenal views, wonderful surroundings, locally sourced and delicious food prepared fresh every day, and a chance to recharge with the wonderful flora and fauna of this area.
According to Greek mythology, Mount Pelion took its name from the mythical king Peleus, father of Achilles, and it was the homeland of Centaurs, the mythical creatures half-man and half-horse. Pelion is also the region where the Olympian gods had chosen for their summer holidays!
Pelion Homes Retreat Centre. Agios Georgios Nilias is a beautiful and green traditional village on the slopes of the Western Pelion, 22 km from Volos, between the Pagasitikos Gulf and the Aegean Sea, at a distance of 20′-30 ‘from the nearest beaches and near the village of Milies.
In Pelion, every season provides a different perspective and something unique to the environment and the landscape which changes dramatically. The seasonal changes influence the activities. October is synonymous with mushroom and chestnut season, and one of the activities will be foraging local mushrooms and learning how to cook with them.
We will take you on a journey which explores the beauty and tranquility of nature, the local culture and healthy way of living.
Founder of Nefeli Nine
Why do you want to start a Fitness Retreat? This is twofold for me, and stems from two equally important things:
Love for Fitness & Sport: this was something I developed later in life. As a child I was extremely ‘unsporty’ (I loved ballet and all things girly!) but with time this changed, and sport became the reason I woke up in the morning. During my adult life sport has always been important as it makes me feel better. It is through sport that I have met most of my friends. It has taught me how to work with people, how to achieve my goals, even how to set goals that are attainable. This is something I want to share with people, to inspire people to use sport and fitness to make changes in their life. Physical change stimulates mental change!!
Love for Greece: I grew up in the UK, lived briefly in France and in the US. As my grandparents got older and we started spending more time with them in Athens, I started discovering Greece more and it’s an outstanding place. Travelling around the mainland and falling in love with everything I saw! Greece has a beautiful sea, mountains, rivers, it has huge amounts of culture, fantastic food and great weather. People will undoubtedly feel inspired here.
PACKING LIST & ESSENTIALS
Backpack | Hiking shirts | Hiking trousers | Hiking shorts | Waterproof jacket with hood
Hiking socks | Lightweight hiking shoes (MUST be worn in!)
At least two changes of exercise clothing
Trainers | Very casual evening clothes.
Something to carry your water in while on your hike
Hat to protect you from sun and/or sunglasses
Plenty of t-shirts for training
Jumper and a light jacket for the evening
- The organiser and host speaks: English & Greek (fluently)
- The maximum participants are X14 people
Length of stay: 6 nights
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (3 meals per day)
Stay in a beautiful villa in Pelion Homes
All meals included, dinner served with a selection of local wines chosen for us.
Return private transfer to Pelion Homes from Athens airport (dedicated pickup and drop-off time & location)
4 guided hikes showcasing the best of Pelion with foraging
Day trip to a stunning paradise beach & some of the beautiful traditional villages in Pelion.
Massage treatment sessions
Cooking workshop utilising the foraged ingredients.
Historian & Narrative Storytelling workshop. Learn about the local myths and 3000 year history of the area.
All activities are optional – with no additional cost.
The retreat will be held at the Pelion Homes villas & Retreat Centre. An idyllic space undisturbed and surrounded by deep green vegetation. The perfect location, providing peace and quiet for the yoga retreat.
It offers 360 panoramic sea and mountain views overlooking the Pagasitikos Gulf and nearby village of Agios Georgios.
Twin Room: Choose to stay in a twin room with shared bathroom facilities
Single Room with shared bathroom: Enjoy a spacious single room for your privacy with shared villa bathroom facilities
Single Room with ensuite bathroom: Looking for a little more privacy? Choose our most luxurious accommodation option with a king-sized bed and private ensuite bathroom.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY
Daily meals will be served in the charming communal space next to the retreat centre. The seating area has a balcony overlooking the mountainside and at night it is the perfect place to partake in some star gazing whilst relaxing.
The wonderful chef will take care of you throughout your stay by preparing a mixture of traditional dishes with a mouthwatering twist. Mostly vegan food will be served, all locally sourced ingredients and very nutritious and healthy.