Fykiada Retreats: THE PURITY OF ISLAND LIVING
Invites you into a new era of wellness travel seeking purer connections & deeper experiences under the Greek sun. Every retreat is a journey where the island spirit meets the purest forms of yoga & selfcare at the most breathtaking settings of the Aegean.
What’s special about our retreats is that each of them is unique. Every place and every season has something different to offer and we love bringing these elements into our schedule. We explore nature, culture and wellness in a way so our guests can find selfcare on every step of their journey.
Highlights: Sailing trips, sea kayaking, hiking, myth storytelling, food tasting & more.
World-class teachers and wellness experts come together on the Greek islands to create a unique yoga experience. Our retreats offer a well-curated program of daily classes, tailored workshops and masterclasses suitable for all levels.
Our yogashalas are semi-open spaces washed in Greek light and lavender smells where every class becomes a ritual.
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There are certain locations where nature and human intervention meet in perfect harmony. Structures melt into the landscape and buildings reveal their true purpose: to make us feel at peace with our surroundings.
This is a Cycladic luxury villa with breathtaking view to the Aegean sea laying just an inch above water. From the moment you set foot on the house, its proximity to the water along with its bright colors and natural materials, makes you instantly feel in harmony with yourself and the surrounded nature. The highlights of the house are its seawater infinity pool which feels like swimming in the open sea and a staircase that leads to heaven – a private bay shaped of flat rocks where you can jump straight to the water or just enjoy a private sunbathe session.
Anna and Margarita contacted me early last year to collaborate on 2 of their retreats in Kythnos. I had the opportunity to cook for a group of 12 in July and a group of 8 in September.
The menu we created was mainly vegetarian, there were vegan options in every meal since we did have some vegan participants. The schedule was quite demanding. We served some coffee and energy balls before the morning yoga class at around 7.30 am. Then there was breakfast/brunch with homemade granola, fresh seasonal fruit, different egg options every day, baked sweet potatoes, and assortment of breads and jams.
Lunch was buffet style with 2-3 options to choose from, mainly greek recipes, with local vegetables and a salad. Participants served themselves so they could have lunch whenever they wanted. Dinner was a bit more formal and was straight after the afternoon yoga class. We set the outside patio table and again the dishes were greek, one day we had stuffed vegetables with rice and herbs, another day a chickpea soup, orzo pasta with vegetables and always with a selection of salad bowls. I tried to make every night a dessert to serve after dinner and it always made the guests happy to end their day with something sweet.
Desserts options :
Μους Σοκολάτας – Αβοκάντο
Raw Banana Ice Cream
Σορμπε Μέντα Καρπούζι