Healthy Options in Syvota opened two seasons ago and, like our original centre in Vassiliki, offers you a taste of the real Greece, albeit with a slightly higher standard of hotel and a slightly more relaxed feel.
The Mega Ammos hotel is uniquely positioned right next to the beach which has three great fish restaurants and a number of tavernas. The shingle beach is located in a small harbour fringed by a spectacular, rocky coastline on either side. The nearby village of Syvota is a 10-15 minute on foot or you can catch the ‘trenaki’ which runs each day from the village along the road connecting the hotel with a series of pretty beaches.
A typical day in Healthy Options Syvota…
Begin your day in Syvota with a hearty and healthy buffet breakfast in the poolside restaurant which is included in the price of your holiday. Then take a stroll down the charming stone pathway to join a guided walk and mediation session on the beach. There is nothing quite like the sounds and smells of the sea to help calm your mind.
Join in as much or as little of our selection of different Yoga/Pilates and fitness sessions throughout the morning and then take some time to relax by the pool before eating your lunch in the gorgeous poolside restaurant overlooking the sea.
After an afternoon of being as active or as laid back as you choose why not take your complimentary massage and then head out with your fellow guests to enjoy dinner at one of the of the wonderful nearby restaurants where traditional dishes and locally caught fish come highly recommended.
During your week you will also have the chance to explore the beauty of the local area in a number of different ways.
Everyone loves the weekly trip in a traditional Greek boat around the smaller offshore islands where you will get to chance to stop for a swim or a spot of snorkelling on a stunning and unspoiled beach, before returning to the beautiful harbour.
Stand-Up Paddleboards are available to be taken out on the water whenever you like - the calm waters of the bay are perfect to try this out for the first time and you’ll get the support of a number of instructor led paddleboard sessions throughout the week to help you along. Stand Up Paddleboarding is a wonderful complement to the fitness and Pilates sessions that we run through the week designed to help you to improve your balance and core strength and return home after your holiday rejuvenated and refreshed.
More exploring – Join in on a guided bike rides exploring the local olive groves and rugged coastline of Syvota and, for something completely different, don’t miss the amazing trip venture into the foothills of the Pindos mountains to enjoy the fresh water springs at Acheron where Greek mythology has this as the entrance to the underworld, try walking through the river to some beautiful cliffs and then, if you’re feeling adventurous, go rafting or kayaking down the river. It’s quite simply a wonderful day out.
Take a look at our sample programme and remember that you can participate in any of the activities as much as you choose to, after all it is your holiday!
Over the past dozen years that we have been offering our Healthy Options programme we have been lucky enough to have attracted some really outstanding teachers across all the disciplines we offer: Yoga, Pilates and...Read on