LUXE RETREAT INTO YOGA
Choose your desired 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 (featuring Asanas, Pranayama and Pratyahara styles of yoga and meditation) with informative relaxed health-awareness discussions 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. 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 or perhaps an optional private Shamanic Healing Session round; or take in a round or two of golf at nearby Costa Navarino.
WHAT IS A “MY PRIVATE ADVENTURE”?
In lieu of joining a THIRDHOME Adventure that includes traveling with other like-minded members, the “My Private Adventure Program” is perfect for those who prefer to travel to a desired destination while being within a familiar camaraderie of their own family and friends. Members can choose their ideal personal travel dates and incorporate tailored experiences based on their unique interests, while deciding how much day-to-day structure works best for their group. Featured inclusive “just for your special group” amenities and experiences have been built in along with in-destination expert tour guides, private driver ground transportation services when required; while accommodations throughout each adventure itinerary remains 4-5-star uniquely dependent on each destination offered.
This Greek Olive Retreat Yoga Adventure accommodations up to 8 people. If less than 8 people, the pricing will remain the same (please see Adventure Pricing below).
THE OLIVE RETREAT – 4 BEDROOM
Luxury 2-level gated villa situated on an acre of olive-grove land features 4 bedrooms with private bathrooms. Villa is air-conditioned/heated throughout with spacious living areas. Fully equipped open kitchen; large shaded terraces and swimming pool with jacuzzi; external covered lounging-dining area with fireplace; laundry room, outdoor showers and private covered parking for two cars. Wireless internet access, satellite TV with 750-channels with sound system.
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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 PROGRAM
YOGA & WELL-BEING SESSIONS
Enjoy 5 full-days of health and well-being immersion with a scheduled Yoga Program. Each day guests will enjoy two yoga sessions under the expert guidance of your private instructor, Natassa Koureta. Program includes daily meditations, understanding the power of Kumbhaka (retention of breath), use of Bandhas and Kriyas (activating energy locks) for increased energy, and Pranayama (breathing exercises), including Yoga Nidra, Bhairova, Nadabrahma and Nada and Hatha Yoga. 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. Guests can also sign-up for an optional private Shamanic Healing Session. Enjoy preparing meals in the amazing professional villa kitchen using local olive oil and regionally sourced ingredients with the assistance of their 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. Overnights at The Olive Retreat Villa. (B/L/D – included daily)
DAY 7 – AT LEISURE OR FURTHER EXPLORE
RELAX & EXPLORE
Today relax or perhaps get in what you haven’t seen and done yet within the vast region of activities and opportunities that the Peloponnese offers! This evening enjoy a wonderful finale Chef Dinner, expertly prepared to your taste-buds, within the privacy of your villa – enjoying the views with a glass of wine or a crafted cocktail. 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 (4-bedrooms)
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as noted in group itinerary
- Chef prepared in-Villa regionally sourced cuisine (Nouveau-Greek) during stay
- 5-Day Yoga & Well-Being Retreat Program with professional instructor – this includes 3-hrs of yoga classes per day broken into two sessions, daily meditation classes, yoga mats and health discussions; optional Private Shamanic Healing
- Daily Housekeeping & Laundry
- Assortment of Teas, Coffee, Soft Drinks and Filtered Water
- Honor Bar – pay for what you select to enjoy from the villa bar (rate sheet is available)
- Beach and pool towels
- Internet Services & Satellite TV
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 DATES IN 2020 SEASONALITY
This Greek Olive Retreat Yoga Adventure accommodations up to 8 people. If less than 8 people, the pricing will remain the same(please see Adventure Pricing below).
$2395 per person for 7-Night Yoga Retreat Program
OPTIONAL CUSTOM ISLAND HOPPING EXTENSIONS – please inquire
DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENTS
50% Deposits are required upfront to confirm Villa date preference
Final payments are required 60-days prior to your departure
Deposits & Final Payments are non-refundable for all My Private Adventures
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Rates are subject to change if traveling after 2020. Adventure packages are 100% non-refundable after final payment. THIRDHOME strongly recommends the purchase of travel insurance. Click here to view the THIRDHOME Adventures Terms and 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.