Greece is one of the richest destinations in the world for holistic wellness—in fact, it’s been in its veins for millennia. The island paradise is home to an abundance of nature and unique landscapes, some of which offer wellbeing properties. Natural therapeutic springs are a classic example, with Greece offering some of the most prolific thermal and mineral springs to the a dip in. Besides the country’s outdoor wellness aspects, the spa and spiritual components complete the overarching love for self-pampering. Here are the best luxury wellness retreats in Greece which combine ancient traditions with modern remedies.
Set in the birthplace of classical Greek philosophies, Amanzoe is a holistic sanctuary which focuses on strengthening and building spiritual healing through its Hippocratic therapeutic treatments, inspired by ancient traditions and medicines. Located in Porto Heli, the secluded hilltop and private beach oasis boasts 270-degree views of the Aegean Sea and the lush Peloponnese countryside. Amanzoe’s 2,850-square-metre spa combines diet, exercise, massage therapies and sea bathing, with modern natural products. Healthy holiday hunters can immerse themselves in the luxury retreat experiences to fully rejuvenate.
Prices from US$3,435 for a three-night retreat | Book now on Compare Retreats
Elounda SA Hotels & Resorts
Housing three hotels in one resort—Elounda Mare Hotel, Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort, and Elounda Peninsula All-Suite Hotel—Elounda SA Hotels & Resorts offers a peaceful respite overlooking the pristine ocean. Perched on a waterfront location in Crete, the resort also features an incredible, award-winning Six Senses Spa to unwind with holistic therapies. Retreat options range from yoga detoxes to fitness programmes.
Prices from US$893 for a three-night retreat | Book now on Compare Retreats
Nestled in the historic town of Mystras, once fought over by Franks, Venetians, Byzantines and Ottomans, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Euphoria pays tribute to its mystical surroundings and remnants from the Byzantium era. The fully-immersive retreat curates personalised programmes designed around the ancient Chinese and Hellenic world, for a unique spin on traditional remedies. The spa is built into the mountainside and rises over four levels, with memorable features including its elegant sphere pool.
Prices from US$355 per night | euphoriaretreat.com
Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas – Relais & Châteaux
Part of hotel group Relais & Châteaux, Avaton Luxury Hotel & Villas is a stylish beachfront escape in the Athos Peninsula of Halkidiki, Greece. The boutique retreat features yoga and spa sessions in its peaceful location. Guests can indulge in the yacht experiences and personalise their holiday by talking to the onsite concierges.
Prices from US$289 per night | avaton.com
Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso
Housing the only Thalassotherapy Center in Athens—and one of the largest SPAs in Europe at 3,500-square-metres—Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso is the perfect place to pamper and de-stress oneself. The hotel combines timeless Greek healing practices in a unique setting. Features include the spa, swimming pool, fitness centre, hair salon and a variety of wellbeing and spa programmes.
Prices from US$205 per night | divaniapollonhotel.com