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6 days holistic holidays

Walking holidays with Taichi Practice

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TAI CHI & HIKING: a great combination!

Τhis holiday program is the ideal combination of vacations, relaxation and well-being. An alternative and wholesome break in the clean and peaceful island air, with the opportunity to partake in body awareness exercises, detox and stress releasing techniques.

When you add beautiful Greek island with strong energy, springs and mountains, wonderful people, lovingly prepared home cooked organic food and a whole host of hiking activities on your doorstep, you can’t miss it! 

We offer a wide variety of holistic activities that include a healthy dose of meditation, Taiji Qigong , as well as relaxing & energizing treatments like aromatherapy, Thai and shiatsu massage or natural facial treatments such as Rejuvance GuaSha. 

As for your healthy diet you can choose either from the daily vegetarian menu we offer or choose to eat out and enjoy fresh fish and local dishes at the local restaurants.

No previous experience is required as you are guided according to your ability. Students vary from total beginners to many-years experienced.

Day 1

Arrival day in the morning or in the evening. Meet and greet at the port and transfer at the accommodation in Hora. In the evening, first meeting and some information about the program accompanied with a fresh healthy welcome dinner. 


Day 2

The day starts with an early morning session of Tai Chi and Qigong (by our local teachers (either indoors or outdoors depending on the weather) interrupted by a delicious healthy breakfast. Enough free time to walk around on your own, swim, sunbathe, relax, go shopping or arrange your own tour to some of the many interesting sites of the island. Our team of guides is available and ready to help you. Early in the evening 2 hours of Taichi and Qigong session and then we can visit Hora, the capital of the island. A light guided walk in the historical center. The heart of the town is a pure marvel; it is forbidden to cars. The picturesque old city of Andros, Hora, maintains its original medieval road layout and the architecture is an excellent example of a combination of Byzantine, Venetian and neoclassical styles.

Dinner Free. 

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Day 3

The day starts with stretching – breathing exercises and Meditation. Breakfast time and then you will get a transfer to Pythara ravine, where an outdoor session of Taichi and Qigong will take place at this peaceful green spot. You will be rewarded with a healthy brunch and then you will start your hike from Apoikia Village (6 km – walking time around 2 hrs) to Gialia Beach and enjoy some time of relaxation and swimming. Free time and in the evening 2 hrs of Taichi and Qigong. 

Dinner Free. 

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Day 4

The day starts with a 3 hours early morning session of Tai Chi and Qigong interrupted by a delicious healthy breakfast. Just after and if the weather permits* you will embark the little boat to Achla beach, officially nominated as a protected area of natural beauty. The bay is a beautiful unspoiled beach with dunes and caves, where the river estuary forms a small lagoon that welcomes both migrant and resident birds. A short walk to the river where you will practice meditation and then you will enjoy a healthy brunch at the beach. Enough time at the beach before we come back in Hora.  The evening is free for you or you can book a massage or an holistic treatment or take part in optional activities like a cooking class! 

Dinner Free.

*alternative walking tour to Achla beach 6 km , walking time around 2,5 hrs.  

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Day 5

After your morning Tai Chi and Qigong session and breakfast, you will explore the island on a sightseeing tour with a minivan. You will visit the highlights of the island and you will end your tour with a visit to the Cyclades Olive Oil Museum and an organic lunch. 

In the evening  you will go on your evening practice and then for your fair well dinner.  Our final dinner is always very special.

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Day 6: Departure Day


Details

  • Duration

    6 days /5 nights

  • Persons

    min 2 – max 10

  • Departure Dates

    March – November

  • Trip Type

    Wellness Holidays

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Highlights

    Enjoy daily Tai Chi and Qigong sessions

    Εxperience  delectable walking tours

    Relax at the remote beach of Achla

    Enough time to swim and relax

    Healthy meals

  • Included services

    • Ferry Tickets Rafina – Andros – Rafina
    • 5  night accommodation with breakfast shared in a twin/double basis.
    • Diverse program including Qigong and Taichi courses, hiking and sightseeing tours.
    • Picnics
    • Experienced local guide to accompany your tour.
    • Transfers to/from starting/ending hiking point.
    • Meals where mentioned
    • All local transfers.
    • 24 hour support on the island for any troubleshooting or advise
    • English-French – Italian speaking guide with local knowledge
  • Not included

    • Flight Tickets
    • Athens Airport transfers (upon request)
    • Other than mentioned meals/beverages
    • Travel Medical Insurance *

    * Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company.

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