During the retreat we shall visit the beautiful island of Poros which is only around one hour or so away from from Athens, depending upon how fact we sail. Unlike many bigger islands, Poros is ideal for people who need to get away and relax. With extremely friendly locals, it offers is a quiet and cosy experience and perfect if you simply want to take a relaxing break.
Our totally unique and amazing sober & wellness sailing retreat is perfect for those of us who want to spend time with others who prefer to holiday “sober” for whatever reason. You may simply be a person who wants to experience an amazing holiday retreat, in an alcohol and substance free environment. Alternatively, you may be a person who is currently in recovery and as a consequence want to surround yourself with other people in your situation.
The retreat is generally based around progressive, holistic practices that include Yoga, Meditation & Ocean Therapy. The goal of which is to bring you more balance and harmony to your life.
So, on our visit to Poros you have th opportunity to witness the wonderful landscape which is full of trees and a number of delihtful beaches. Indeed very few of the Greek islands are so green and relatively unspoilt.
The island of Poros itself offers a number of things to see and do including some the following:
The Holy Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi was founded in 1720 A.D and is located some 4 km east of the main city of Poros island. Back in 1814, a group of monks from Mount Athos, took refuge in the Monastery and later founded the Zoodochos Pigi Monastery located at Longovarda on Paros. Katholiko, is a Bacilica that has a dome and a tower which is the main church of the monastery.
Temple of Poseidon
The Temple of Poseidon in Poros. The Temple of Poseidon is situated in the northern part of Poros. What remains today of this sanctuary are mere ruins. It used to be the center of the Kalaureian amphictyony that functioned as a voluntary co-operative for dealing with religious as well as civic issues for city states including Epidauros, Prassies, Hermione, Aigina, Athens and Orhomenos. It is believed to date back to the year 520 BC as claimed by N. Faraklas.