Messinia will take your breath away with its diversity. From Ancient Greek history to its vast olive groves, green valleys, mountains, gorges and coves. Numerous small or long sandy beaches, small mountainous cliff-hanging villages with breathtaking views that hide beautiful gorges and waterfalls.
Messinia is home to Voidokilia Cove (pictured above) which is not only one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, but maybe also in the Mediterranean Sea.
Voidokilia is hidden behind sand dunes, which seem to be protecting its secret of magic beauty. The beach of outstanding beauty lies beneath the Old Frankish castle (Paliokastro) and the cave of King Nestor, the ancient King of Pylos, who according to legend, used this cave as a haven for his cattle.
From Voidokilia beach you can pass onto the lagoon of Gialova through a natural path to observe the lagoon’s bird life, and the fascinating world of one of Europe’s most important wetlands. To swim here is a must in anyones life time!!!
Methoni CastleSouth east of Messinia, between the Ionian Sea and the Messinian Gulf, we meet the picturesque town of Methoni with its ancient castle. A place which used to be one of the most important routes in the maritime history of the Mediterranean
Waterfalls of NedaIn central Messinia well hidden among the hills is the gorge of Neda. This is a small green paradise that mother nature has provided, with waterfalls where their streams create consecutive ponds and more waterfalls surrounded by lush greenery and flora.
This is your personal 1-2-1 retreat of paradise. It is directly on the sandy crystal clear beach of Memi. A haven of peace and tranquility, located in one of the most beautiful parts of Greece, Koroni Messinias. We have coupled up with the owners of Thalassini Villa and offer a unique week to learn Tai Chi and Qi Gong with private 1-2-1 instruction. There are 2 accommodations available to suit your budget.
The studio bungalow with a ensuite shower facilities, comfortable for 1 or 2 persons, with two single beds and a kitchen.
The main Villa has two double bedrooms, spacious lounge and a bathroom with shower and a bath. A fabulous balcony over looking the sea. Both accommodations have direct access to the garden and beach.
The retreat experience is genuine, simple and at one with nature., the accommodation so close to the beach helps to relax tired and over thinking minds . You won’t find any shiny cutting edge technology but you will experience a warm, comfortable accommodation in a traditional Greek/English family hospitality style. This is a house that is built by hand with love, respect for the environment and elegance.
Set in 4000sqm with the smell of orange, lemons and olives groves, along with the roll of the sea promotes your body, mind and soul to relax and rejuvenate. The peaceful gardens give a relaxing opportunity to enjoy some vitamin D in your spare time or just dip in the crystal clear sea, a stone throw from your door. In the evening you can enjoy the beautiful colours of the sky, watch the waves lap the shore, with the sand in your toes as you try meditative Qi gong, relaxing you ready for bed time.
At the end of the day your accommodation will be your little sanctuary in which to rest, relax and recoup.
Our guests are either a small group of friends, couples, families or solo travelers who are looking for the alternative to the larger group retreats that are offered. Our aim is to give a personal service so that you get the maximum from your time with us. Quality is much more important to us than quantity and through the years we have met some great people, who went on to become our friends and come back to see us each year.
The main Villa
We offer our services throughout the year and can be booked exclusively, or as part of the maximum group of 4.
The nearest airport to our base in Koroni is in Kalamata, 45km away where flights run from Febuary until November. The second nearest and the biggest airport of Greece is in Athens, with year round flights. Many international airlines fly direct to Athens from all over the world.
There is a good bus service between Athens Bus Station and Kalamata with buses running almost hourly (transfers by car can be arranged at an extra fee).
The journey from Athens via Corinth takes about 3:30 hours to our Messinia retreat in Koroni and takes you through some stunning Peloponnese scenery.
Included in the price are transfers from and to Kalamata Airport or bus station, which is a 45 minutes drive from our retreat.
Packages start from £995 pp which includes:
7 nights accommodation
Up to 6 hours of TaiChi, Chi Kung & Meditation classes a day
Guided Scenic Walks/Hikes in the picturesque natural beauty areas of Messinia
Water, Tea and 3 meals a day/Cooked/Raw/Vegan/etc.
Shared & Private accommodation available
Trip to the beautiful waterfalls
Trip to Gialova Lagoon
Beautiful relaxing areas
Maximum 4 persons per week
Return transfers from Kalamata Airport/bus station. (Araxos/athens prices on request)
Tai Chi Booklet of what you have learned & contact to keep you motivated!!
Please note that Your Flights are NOT included
Please make sure you take out travel insurance
8am: Wake up tea
9:30am: Tai Chi Walking
10am: Tai Chi lesson
11am: Tea Break
11.30 am: Tai Chi lesson
12.30 am: Meditation
1pm: Lunch & Beach/Relax /Free time
5pm: Tai Chi Lesson
7pm: Meditation/ QiGong
8.30pm: Chill time