Tai Chi & Qigong Holidays in Zante...
The island of Zakynthos Greece or Zante, a very popular destination, was called by the Venetian “The Flower of the Orient”, for being one of the most beautiful islands of the Ionians. Zakynthos island has impressive landscapes, long golden sandy beaches diving into crystalline waters, a Marine Park for the protection of the sea-turtle, beautiful pine-covered mountains, traditional villages with stone houses, and a charming capital to offer. There are also many beautiful orthodox churches, archaeological sites and Venetian castles...
The Shipwreck is the most famous of the beaches of Zakynthos Greece. It is situated on the eastern part of the island, near the village of Anafotiria. The official name of the beach is Agios Georgios. The beach took it name from the ship that transported illegally cigarettes in 1983, and washed up on the beach which, with the years passing, grew up around it. The ruins of the ship are in the middle of a beautiful white sandy beach with crystalline waters. The beach is surrounded by vertical rocky cliffs, creating a very impressive picture.
Xigia Beach is in the north of Zante and offers a unique chance to go to a health spa for free! The water here has high sulphur content, reputed to be good for skin, removing cellulite, relieving arthritis and for other minor ailments. What could be better on holiday than treating yourself to a pampering swim, so you can return home healthier and revitalized?! The beach is small and uncrowded, perfect for a tranquil time to bathe in the healing waters.
If you are keen to see some of the more historical sites on the island of Zante, then a trip up Mount Skopos to see the stunning monastery at the top should be on your list of things to do. Recently renovated, the Skopiotissa Monastery is really stunning – perched on top of the mountain with sweeping island views all around.
Tai Chi & Qi Gong Retreat at Potamaki, AlykesThe rustic apartments and studios are peacefully located 20m from a crystal clear swimming beach. Away from the main crowds, the location is ideal to support you on your Tai Chi & Qi Gong journey. Surrounded by olive groves, it really is a hidden treasure and haven for relaxation. Situated 35 minutes from the airport on the North of the island.
The retreat is genuine, simple and at one with nature and this is reflected in the accommodation. You won’t find any shiny cutting edge technology or luxuries in materials on the retreat but you will experience a warm simplistic accommodation in traditional Greek family hospitality style..
The retreat experience we offer, coupled with the beautiful Greek weather, means you will be indulging in a variety of exercise/relaxation classes that bring you close to nature, or in your spare time resting on a sun lounger absorbing some much needed Vitamin D. At the end of the day your room will be your little sanctuary in which to rest, relax and recoup.
En-suite Studios & 1 Bedroomed Apartments
There are five rooms offering en-suite accommodation that are suitable as either twin/double or single accommodation. These rooms are all traditionally Greek and are furnished with simple white comfortable bedding, bedside tables, lamps, Fridge Freezer and air-conditioning/heating. All the en-suite bathrooms are comprised of a sink, toilet and shower. The room amenities are rustic and you will not find the latest plasma TV or mini bar, however you will find a comfortable bed, a breathtaking sea view, with the sounds of the waves to nurture your soul and a space in which to relax, rest and rejuvenate.
Packages start from £695 pp which includes:
7 nights shared accommodation
3-5 hours of TaiChi, Chi Kung and Meditation classes a day
Water, Tea and 3 meals a day/Cooked/Raw/Vegan/etc.
Beautiful Skopos Sunrise Hike & Qigong practice(an experience you will never forget!!)
Sunset Qigong practice above the famous Ship Wreck!!
Trip to the beautiful Xigia healing natural spa waters
Boat excursion to the famous Ship Wreck & Blue Caves
Transfers from and to Zakynthos Airport (Araxos prices on request)
Maximum Group of 8(shared rooms) on each retreat
TaiChi 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