RETREAT INTO A HELLENIC LUXE LIFESTYLE
Choose from two wonderful seasons and set dates of travel, and escape into a unique Aegean locale on a small-group adventure with your own family and friends. Gain access to a luxury countryside oasis Villa within its own olive grove featuring dramatic sea-views located in one of the most beautiful regions of mainland Greece in the Peloponnese – just steps away from the charming seaside town of Pylos and the Costa Navarino Golf community. Immerse yourself into a nirvana state of well-being with daily private yoga sessions alongside a professional instructor for optimal mind and body synergy. Explore the vast Peloponnese region with a optional guided excursions to the famous Voidokoilia Beach, the seaside town of Pylos, the Polilimnio waterfalls and Lagoon of Gialova, Methoni Castle and the archaeological site of Nestor’s Palace, including the ancient theatre of Messini; venture out to the nearby picturesque wine vineyards with tastings; or perhaps play a round of golf at the nearby Costa Navarino resort courses. Experience authentically prepared Greek Nouveau Cuisine within your villa prepared by a professional Chef including optional local wines and crafted cocktails. Guests may also choose to explore to taste the traditional dishes at nearby tavernas and restaurants on their own. Enjoy leisure time relaxing in the sublime villa pool, along with strolls in the olive grove, and soak in the healing beauty of this idyllic Hellenic luxury lifestyle!
WHAT IS A “MY PRIVATE ADVENTURE”?
“My Private Adventure” offers exclusivity and the utmost of privacy in an intimate small-group experience and are perfect for those who prefer to travel either with their own family and friends, or alongside other THIRDHOME club members who join in to participate and share this Adventure with you, creating the ultimate club camaraderie experience.
Members will enjoy featured inclusive “designed just for you” activities and amenities with our THIRDHOME Premium Experiences built into this unique Adventure; while accommodations throughout each Adventure remains 4-5-star uniquely dependent on each destination we curate.
This Adventure requires 8-10 participants, and sleeps a maximum of 10 people.
The Olive Retreat – A Luxury Villa Oasis
Escape into an architectural villa oasis that showcases a beautiful open-space living environment on two levels, offering four divine luxurious bedrooms with en-suite private bathrooms. This privately gated Villa residence is situated on an acre of olive-grove land featuring large shaded terraces, an infinity heated-cooled landscaped pool with jacuzzi, along with a lovely external covered lounge and dining area with a barbecue grill and welcoming fireplace to gather together. The Villa is air-conditioned/heated throughout with spacious entertainment areas for the ultimate comfort. Featuring a fully equipped open kitchen and a professional chef’s kitchen, along with a private Chef to prepare delicious and healthy meals, guests are ensured an authentic Greek-Continental dining experience. The Villa offers a laundry room, outdoor showers and private covered parking for two cars; in addition the Villa has complimentary unlimited 4G WiFi access, and satellite TV with 750-channels with sound system.
Sleeping Configurations of Bedrooms
1 Bedroom with king size bed with private en suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer, personal amenities. Separate walk in dressing, large private terrace, access to the pool and view to the sea. Wheelchair friendly room and bathroom.
1 Bedroom with king size bed with private en suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer, personal amenities. Separate walk in dressing, large private terrace, access to the pool and view to the sea.
1 Master Bedroom with either 2 beds, or transformable to 1 king bed, with private en suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer, personal amenities. Single bathtub in the bedroom, separate walk in dressing, large private terrace with access to large Seaview terrace.
1 Large Bedroom with 2 beds, or transformable to 1 King size bed, with private en suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer, personal amenities, large Seaview terrace.
This floor also provides an open playroom/ TV room with a convertible sofa with 2 twin beds.
1 Studio Bedroom with 2 single beds, transformable to 1 King size bed, with private en suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer, personal amenities.
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DAY 1 – ARRIVAL INTO KALAMATA AIRPORT (OR ATHENS)
WELCOME TO MESSINIA – PELOPONNESE
Meet and greet services can be provided from either the Kalamata Airport (45-min drive) or from the Athens Airport (3-1/2 hrs drive), along with private ground transfers for your group to The Olive Retreat villa property. Otherwise, you may opt to rent your own car and we will provide driving instructions. Upon arrival at your villa, the villa staff will get you settled and welcome you with a refreshing beverage or a glass of wine. Enjoy relaxing or begin exploring on your own (depending on your arrival flight time). Enjoy a lovely dinner prepared by the Villa Chef this evening with your group. Overnight at The Olive Retreat Villa. (D-included)
DAY 2 – 6 YOGA RETREAT & LOCAL EXPLORING
YOGA SESSIONS & FREE TIME TO EXPLORE
Enjoy 5 full-days of health and well-being immersion with a scheduled Yoga Program. Each day guests will enjoy two yoga sessions (per day) with each class being 1-1/2-hrs, alongside and under the expert guidance of your private professional yoga instructor. Between the two daily yoga sessions, there is ample time to enjoy and discover the local area, including beach time on own or with a scheduled guided excursion; or just relax in a hammock or pool-side surrounded by the serenity of the olive grove trees. Enjoy delicious healthy meals focused on regionally sourced ingredients along with local olive oil, in the amazing professional villa kitchen with the assistance of your private professional Chef. The benefits of this retreat is to experience a healthy-self, physically and mentally, as well as to reach a completely relaxed and meditative state of mind in the idyllic surroundings found within the peaceful solitude of the Peloponnese hills and olive grove. In addition, each day guests may explore the region as they wish either by rental car with daily recommendations, or with a privately arranged tour guide (at additional cost). There are many wonderful activities and opportunities to experience that the Peloponnese offers! Overnight accommodations at The Olive Retreat Villa. (B/L/D – included daily)
DAY 7 – AT LEISURE
RELAX AT THE VILLA
Today relax at the villa! This evening enjoy a wonderful finale Chef Dinner, expertly prepared to your taste-buds, while enjoying one last day in the beautifully serene ambiance of the villa’s olive grove. Overnight at The Olive Retreat Villa. (B/L/D – included)
DAY 8 – DEPARTURE FROM VILLA TO AIRPORT
RETURN HOME OR OPTIONAL ISLAND HOPPING
Today you will depart the Villa for the Kalamata Airport and check-in for your return regional or international flight homeward bound; OR you may opt to extend your time in the Aegean paradise with a custom island-hopping extension – visiting the world renowned islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Crete or Corfu – or perhaps another nearby country. Please inquire for extension details offered.
- 7 Nights Accommodations at The Olive Retreat Villa including all taxes (5 bedrooms total)
- Daily Chef prepared Meals in-Villa showcasing regionally sourced cuisine (Nouveau-Greek) during stay, as noted in daily itinerary (7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners per person)
- 5-Days of Private In-Villa Yoga Sessions with professional instructor (includes two 1-1/2-hrs sessions of yoga classes per day during mornings and late afternoons)
- Daily Housekeeping & Laundry Services
- Assortment of Teas, Coffee, Soft Drinks and Filtered Water
- Honor Bar & Wine Menu – pay a la carte from the villa bar (rate sheet can be provided)
- Beach and pool towels
What’s Not Included
- International Roundtrip Airfare – guests can arrange own flights or inquire with our team
- Arrival meet and greet at airport with round-trip private transfers to villa/airport
- Optional guided excursions by local guide, personal activities or items not mentioned above
- Gratuities for guides and drivers are paid directly
- Optional extensions for Custom Island Hopping – available either pre or post your villa stay
- Meals not mentioned in the above inclusions
- Wine and alcoholic beverages offered through Honor Bar (rate sheet available please inquire)
Passport & Visa Requirements
- Please check with the U.S. Department of Travel for updates on Greece requirements as they are subject to change.
PRICING IS BASED ON 7-NIGHTS STAY PACKAGE
This Greek Olive Retreat Yoga Adventure requires 10 people to be booked
PLEASE INQUIRE for Private Adventure Pricing
Optional Custom Island Hopping Extensions are possible – please inquire
DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENTS
A 50% Deposit required to confirm date preference
Final payments are required 60-days prior to your departure
Deposits & Final Payments are non-refundable for all My Private Adventures; however if alternate dates of stay can be confirmed with the villa owner then we make this possible, should the need arise for booked members to change their travel plans due to COVID-19 global circumstances and/or destination travel mandates that might arise during these specific dates of stay.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
The Peloponnese is a beautiful part of Greece with bountiful olive trees, awe-inspiring historical sites, blue coastal water and friendly people. Sitting on a hill above all this with amazing views is The Olive Retreat. Before we arrived in Greece, we had already had several welcoming emails from the caretaker Stella who clearly wanted to help us plan a remarkable trip. She gave us perfect and detailed directions to the house and met us there to show us around. As we drove up the olive tree lined private driveway, the stunning home comes into view. It is an architectural beauty. It is open and airy on the first floor with a kitchen that met all of our needs. There are two bedrooms on the first floor and two on the second floor, each with an ensuite bathroom and patio. All of the four bedrooms have amazing views, especially nice for watching both sunrise and sunset. While the house is perfectly beautiful, it was also comfortable and provided us a wonderful place to relax after sightseeing all day as well as a lovely place just to sit and read. We cannot say enough about how much Stella helped make our vacation such a memorable one. Her knowledge of the house as well as the surrounding countryside provided us with enough information so that we could find the most amazing castles, ruins, museums, olive-pressing facility, stores, and restaurants. She did all of this with such professionalism, friendliness and expertise. She was always available to assist us and responded quickly whenever we called her. We would love to return to The Olive Retreat one dayGaddis & Susan W.
This house is simply stunning – luxurious but understated, modern but perfectly in tune with it’s surroundings with everything that you might possibly need. There are four large beautiful en-suite bedrooms with a stunning open plan kitchen, sitting room and dining area all opening onto the pool, plus there’s extra accommodation for staff downstairs too. I arrived exhausted but within two days I felt rested, relaxed and rejuvenated – retreat is the right word. The house is very privately situated down a lane set amongst an olive grove with lots of Mediterranean planting close to the house – the scent of herbs and jasmine fills the air. It is the sort of place that you really do not need to leave but there is lots to see and do locally : stunning beaches, pretty towns, ancient ruins and Venetian castles all within half an hour. The whole area is unspoilt and tourism low key. Stella the house manager is at the end of the phone if you need her and couldn’t be more helpful. I loved it so much that we’re going back next year ….. Thank you for a wonderful week.Janine P.
We visited this truly fantastic villa for a week in late December. We had a great time and we are happy to confirm that this was perhaps the best villa we have ever stayed in. Although there was only two of us staying it this extraordinary space, it was clear that this villa has been set up to host larger groups. The villa has beautiful bedrooms and the living space and bedrooms all overlook the spectacular view over the olive groves and down to the bay. Lots of restaurants and sightseeing options, and to cap it all our villa hostess – Stella – assisted us with restaurant bookings, bike rentals and was always available to help us. We loved our visit and next time we will travel with our golf clubs rather than our cycling shorts. A big big thank you to the owners for allowing us to stay at this villa.John B.
We spent a week at this stunning property and couldn’t have been more pleased. A beautifully appointed, modern house with all possible amenities .comfortable beds, great showers, well equipped kitchen, great pool and very relaxing outdoor area. We visited Gialova and Pylos, all nearby charming villages with great restaurants, shops and bars. The waterfall and beach were stunning. Stella, was aptly named villa manager, as she was indeed a star and looked after our every need, transportation around the region, restaurant reservations and even a yoga session by the pool. We would love to return !! Thank you for an amazing stay experience!Maria N.
Stella, the villa hostess-manager and her team were in and out of the house providing us with a level of unobtrusive service rarely found elsewhere. Stella is a Diamond… The pictures of the house are impressive but nothing prepares you for the location, design, build quality and presentation of this home. The owners have spared no expense in fitting out their home and it really could be “No 1 Third Home”. It is going to be hard to beat but The Olive Retreat is very very special. The time and effort that has been invested here shows. We loved it, favorite house ever! The area is stunning, unspoilt yet with many really nice relaxed restaurants nearby to spend warm evenings relaxing. Catching a coffee under a tree in the square in Pylos while watching the fishermen selling their catch is a simple yet rare unique pleasure. The many sites of archeological interest rival any others in Greece and importantly are within easy reach. The tranquility and friendliness of people found here is such a change from the more developed areas around Europe we are more familiar with. Our owner-hosts, Guy and Catherine, were over the top in their generosity and a perfect welcome pack greeted us on arrival. Golf bookings during our stay were hard to secure but with the help of Stella and Guy we secured the tee times we wanted. The bar of expectations has now been set so high for the rest of us, it is hard to see how we could possibly surpass this location, house or the level of hospitality extended to us by Guy, Catherine, Stella and Team. Thank you all!John & Brenda O.
We had been to the Romanos area of the Southern Pelleponesse before and were delighted to find this house on Third Home. As usual there was some worry about whether our assessment of the property would be accurate. Well this place completely exceeded our expectations! The villa is an architectural masterpiece sited on a hill overlooking the sea and mountains, and completely surrounded by an olive orchard. Every detail of the house was perfect and it was set up almost like a hotel with a large service area in the basement with a second (commercial) kitchen and every possible support function. We paid for the magnificent pool to be heated and were in it everyday. The patio is huge and a great place to read or eat or just look at the amazing view.. Nearby are countless famous archeological sites and plenty of good restaurants. Nearby you can sail or dive in the Ionian Sea. And to top it all off there is Stella who manages the property expertly and tenderly. You will not find on a better property on Third Home.William C.