The Great Outdoors
A Mediterranean Climate Encourages Outdoor Activities
One of the main draws of Euphoria Retreat is the fabulous local climate (an average annual temperature of tktk is the norm.) and the opportunity this gives guests to explore the setting and surroundings. Whilst we offer a state-of-the-art gym, alongside yoga and Pilates studios, we also encourage our guests to spend as much time as possible moving their bodies outside and enjoying the remedial effects of time in nature. Exercising outside has been proven to dramatically boost your mood and burn calories more efficiently. To the rear of the property, a private fir and pine forest blankets the slopes of Mount Taygetus, which rises to such a height that its peaks are still snow-capped in spring. Enjoy solitary or guided energetic walks through the woodlands: the ground beneath your feet, the sky above you, the scent of pine in the air. Winters are mild, Autumn too is filled with Mediterranean warmth. Spring sees the lush valley of citrus fruits and olive trees come into full bloom, and summer evenings are made all the more magical by a cooling, herb-infused breeze. Gradually your senses are awakened, and many guests experience a release from the shackles of office work or city living. This is a landscape which begs to be explored, whether you want to enjoy our outdoor gym (fully equipped and with aerial yoga) jog into town, trek to Mystras, cycle past alpine meadows, or breath in lungfuls of fresh air on an early morning trek. Our personal trainers can perform sessions outside, so instead of 30 minutes on a treadmill, you can bound up and down the steps of a classical amphitheatre. A stay at Euphoria Retreat can be easily centred on improving your physical fitness and celebrating your inner resilience. For the super keen, we recommend our Spartan Spirit of Adventure Retreat, which won the CondeNast Traveller Spa Guide award for ‘Best Fitness Programme’.