Nature based wellness retreat to open in Greece in May

A new lifestyle destination, Euphoria Retreat, is scheduled to open in Greece in May next year, it has been announced.

The 45-room and suite retreat will be located a two and a half hour drive from Athens, in the heart of the Peloponnese peninsula. The concept behind Euphoria is rooted in a combination of ancient Greek and Chinese philosophies and medical and wellness traditions.

The Euphoria philosophy aims to help clients achieve balance and is underpinned by the five elements of earth, fire, wood, metal and water. Services, treatments and programmes at the retreat will aim to address clients’ wellbeing on emotional, spiritual and physical levels.

The destination’s signature retreat is the seven-day Physical and Emotional Transformation programme. However, there will also be retreats focused on emotional self-awareness and the improvement of relationships and body image, among other options.

The spa at Euphoria Retreat will span four floors with facilities including a sphere-shaped pool with in-water massage benches and hydrotherapy jets, and a watsu pool.

Other features will include a thermal area comprising an infrared and a traditional sauna, a tepidarium, steam room, hammam and outdoor pool. There will also be a fitness centre, incorporating a studio for group glasses, and a yoga and mediation hall.

The retreat is located close to a 78,000sq m forest where retreat guests will be able to bike, trek and engage in other outdoor activities.