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During the nature, body, and soul retreat on the beautiful Greek island of Samos, guests will experience how a combination of mindfulness, yoga, and Qi Gong can completely change their way of living. With panoramic views of crystalline waters, guests will give their mind and bodies full attention, relaxing and learning how to find the inner peace and quiet required to figure out what they truly want from life.
During this retreat, you will stay in Villa Kambos, located on the green north coast of Samos. The hotel is situated in a gorgeous rolling countryside near the sea, surrounded by a breathtakingly beautiful garden.
The Greek-style villa has 10 atmospheric rooms and one luxury suite. Start the day with breakfast on Villa Kambo's special outdoor terrace, shaded by lovely almond trees. Their delicious breakfasts consist of home-made pastries and jams, creamy Greek yogurt and honey, and delicious fruit picked straight from their garden.
Villa Kambos is tucked away in vast green surroundings, perfect for hiking and biking. Stunningly beautiful walks can be enjoyed right from your doorstep and the beach is a mere five-minute walk away. There are also regular bus services operate from the hotel to nearby villages and Samos Town.
Enjoy an evening meal in the nearby village of Agios Konstantinos, which is blessed with a variety of cozy sea-side tavernas, stretched out along the boulevard. The traditional-style rooms of Villa Kambos have large balconies with panoramic views of the azure-blue sea and the mountains with their beautiful green vegetation.
All the rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a shower and toilet, a fridge, Wi-Fi connection, and television.
You will begin your mornings with a session of Hatha yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation. During the evenings, Qi Gong classes will be taught to heal the minds and bodies. Shibashi consists of 18 movements; through these slow, relaxed, and conscious movements, guests will gain the ability to achieve internal harmony and balance. During two mindfulness workshops, you will learn to shift attention to the here and now and leave other things to what they are. This way, you can achieve some form of physical and mental relaxation.
You will visit the excavation of the Temple of Hera in Ireon. This will go under the guidance of Hillie Kuipers, the author of the book "Kélenóh, the last high priestess of Samos."
Marjan graduated as a developmental psychologist at the University of Groningen in 1989. She has, among other things, given training and courses in the field of communications, safety, and quality. She has also worked as an accompanist, both within the intellectual disabled care and within the mental health care. She has found her passion in yoga, Tai Chi or Qi Gong, and mindfulness. Hiking in the mountains and forest on Samos gives her a feeling of unity and connection with all there is. She likes to share with others the happiness, confidence, and calm that brings this to her.
Samos is a popular tourist destination because it has to offer all in addition to the beautiful green nature, the island has beautiful sandy and pebble beaches, cozy traditional villages, rich in history and culture, very interesting excavations, beautiful hills and mountains, green valleys, fascinating caves, and very friendly inhabitants.
Aphrodite Hotel and Suites offers you exceptional local treats with handmade traditional ‘Samiotiko’ breakfast and delicious snacks with quality fresh materials, like the own olive oil from the olive grove of the hotel.
Please book your flight to arrive at Samos International Airport (SMI).
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