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Come and join in this 7-day yoga retreat in the Ionian Islands, Greece. This Hippocratic retreat is inspired by the original ancient knowledge and gives you the opportunity to learn the secrets for a healthy body and spirit. All yoga exercises and meditation sessions are Greek-inspired with the Hippocratic original breathing exercises, late night cardio walks, holistic nutrition, and bath therapy.
You will stay at Keri Village and Spa in Zakynthos, Greece. The accommodation is up in a mountain with big gardens, trees, and amazing sea view. The fresh air that coming from the sea is a cure for people who have breathing problems. In addition, Zante Fitness and Yoga Retreats offers all the necessary equipment for the retreat, such as yoga mats and blocks.
Hippocrates was a Greek physician. He has been traditionally regarded as the founder of medicine. As a teacher at an early Greek medical school, he strove to make an art and a science out of medicine and remove it from the realm of magic and superstition. Of the large body of works attributed to him, he probably wrote only a fraction.
The corpus of Hippocratic writings covered such topics as diet, exercise, regimen, sleep, and external remedies. Hippocratic medicine divided diseases into acute and chronic, epidemic and endemic, malignant and benign. A basic belief of that school was that the four humours of the body (blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile) were the seats of disease.
Keri Village and Spa by Zante Plaza is nestled among the beautiful countryside, on the south coast of the island close to the pretty fishing resort of Keri Lake, a traditional unspoiled area of Zante. From the coast, there are beautiful views over the uninhabited island of Marathonisi where the famous Caretta caretta loggerhead turtles come to nest.
The surrounding countryside exudes the natural beauty of Greece and is ideal for interesting walks among the colorful wild flowers of Zante, lush green olives groves and fragrant vineyards. Keri Lake is an excellent resort for couples and adults only travelers with its pretty harbor and sandy beach providing a great location for swimming and sunbathing. Besides, the area is perfect for leisurely walks or bicycle rides to enjoy the attractive scenery and tranquility.
Keri, which is the edge of Laganas Bay, is located in the south-western part of Zante and uniquely combines mountain and beach holidays, since one part of it is a mountainside village and the other a seaside village. In the ancient times, Keri was used as a harbor. Keri is an ideal choice for you that wish to combine mountain and sea in a relatively peaceful resort, with crystal clear sea and magnificent views.
Keri is considered to be the best resort for couples on the island of Zakynthos. While entering the village, 'Herodotus Pigi' can be found, a tar spring with water that gushes out of the ground. At the bottom, the tar that the locals used to calk their ships is still discernible.
Please note that there is a free shuttle bus to the beach and return every hour.
There are always options for vegetarians. But, if you cannot find what you like or if you have special food requirements, please do not hesitate to talk to Zante Fitness and Yoga Retreats as they can prepare meals just for you. Besides, Zante Fitness and Yoga Retreats can also prepare cold sandwiches to take away in case you go on a trip or island tour. Simply let them know from the day before.
The beverages include tea, filter coffee, instant coffee, chocolate, and milk. Meanwhile, the refreshments include still water, soda, cola, orange, lemonade, lime, tomato juice, grapefruit, and pineapple juice. There are alcohol drinks such as wine, ouzo, draught beer, brandy, gin, whiskey, vodka, rum, tequila, liqueurs, and a selection of cocktails. All mixers such as vodka and cola are included. Zante Fitness and Yoga Retreats also offer a detoxifying diet to the guests of the retreat.