Figs & Wine Retreat – Early Fall 2024.

About Figs & Wine Retreat in Evia

Join us for an extraordinarily fun and inspiring Figs & Wine Retreat in the less explored island of Evia.

Adventure, fun, relaxation, local cultural experience. We got you covered.

Get prepared to recharge your mental batteries as well as recreate yourself in an untouched location far away from the crowds.

You are about to immerse yourself in a thoughtfully initiated retreat that has been designed to allow you to:

  • Experience the Greek countryside and nature in the center of Europe’s most ancient civilization on the island of Evia.
  • Enjoy revitalising yoga, reiki, mediation & other physical exercise sessions overlooking some stunning views of the Evoikos Bay.
  • Taste locally grown wines and old local varieties.
  • Familiarize yourself with the island of Evia and go explore some off-the-beaten track stunning beaches.
  • Explore some of the South Evia’s finest fig farms & get involved in connecting and learning about local culture & way of living on a deeper level.
  • Take some Mediterranean cooking classes from local ladies and professional chefs, master the art of Greek cuisine and get some food pairing concepts using local dry figs and wine.
  • Go scuba diving and see the phenomenal Greek beaches from a whole different perspective.
  • You guessed it right! There is no wine retreat without an epic closing party!

Type: Recreate/ Explore/ Relax/ Learn

Suitability: Singles, Couples, Groups

Location: Evia

Duration: Early Fall 2024 (5 nights/ 6 days)

Sights & Activities: Wineries & vineyards in Central Evia including guided tours and wine tasting, mediterranean cooking classes, daily yoga or other physical exercise sessions, daily trips to remote beaches, figs harvest and drying process workshop, scuba diving, epic closing party with free drinks

Cost: 1.700 EUR per person for single occupancy rooms/ 1.400 EUR per person for double occupancy rooms – Early Bird pricing (for reservations until 28th of February)

2.000 EUR per person for single occupancy rooms/ 1.800 EUR per person for double occupancy rooms

Deposit: 400 EUR*

Local guides: English speaking local guides and certified instructors are included in all activities with no extra charge

Please read carefully our cancellation policy down below before booking.

*: Cancellation Policy: Deposit amount is non-refundable. However, life is full of surprises & we totally understand. A booking cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation and have responded having acknowledged the cancellation. That said, if written cancellation is received 15 days (the latest) prior to your arrival, your deposit will be refunded by 50% less 30 EUR administrative fee unless you want to transfer your participation in another retreat for another date within a year of your original booking (upon availability).

About our space

Zarka Villas

On the edge of the village of Zarka (Zarakes to non-locals) is a quiet valley set amongst the rolling and sometimes dramatic landscape of the southern region of the Greek island of Evia (Euboea in Greek). The Villas are a family owned & run resort.

Zarka Villas are situated at the edge of the old village (Mahala) of Zarka, a valley of abandoned houses – all traditional style with stone walls and stone tiled roofs – which were left to crumble and provide shelter to sheep and goats.

The valley retains a remarkable peacefulness and a gentle pace of life that resonates with the tinkling of sheep bells and the rustling of leaves from the breezes. Running north to south it is sheltered from the mainly easterly Aegean winds.

On the far side of the valley lies the new village of Zarka, a typical rural settlement consisting mainly of more recent homes, a small supermarket, a bakery, a pharmacy, butcher, post office, a cafe, a church and tavernas & bars.

Zarka Villas is situated on nine acres of hillside olive grove, a restored traditional stone house, 2 newer stone villas, a large circular meeting hall and a delightful swimming pool & in-ground hot tub. This gentle rural setting, offering all modern amenities, is the ideal location from which to explore the wonders of Southern Evia.

The nearby towns of Aliveri, Karystos and Chalkida offer a wide variety of shopping opportunities, along with up-scale restaurants and night life. As they are all by the sea, stunning sunsets and other breath-taking views await you.

More info can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/zarkavillas/

What’s included in the Figs & Wine Retreat

5 nights accommodation in natural stone-built villas inside an olive grove

Full board home cooked meals & nutritious snacks daily

Daily yoga and mediation sessions with certified instructor

2 Mediterranean cooking classes with professional chefs

A full day visit in 2 local wineries and vineyards (including wine tasting and BBQ)

A full day visit in local fig farms and a seminar at a local drying figs facility in Kymi

One scuba diving course (depending on weather conditions and your physical skills)

A closing party with DJ & free drinks

All tours, visits and activities include english speaking tour guides and certified instructors

Transfers to/ from the Athens International Airport and all local rides to wineries, fig farms etc.

Entrance fees and tickets to all activities and tours such as wine tasting, fig farms, etc.

What’s not included

Flight tickets to/ from Athens (We strongly advise you to check www.swoodoo.com for the best airfares (flight tickets search engine) – The airport to fly into is: Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH).

Alcohol drinks and beverages

Optional day activities and trips (mountain hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, etc)

Travel insurance

Whatever is not mentioned clearly in the retreat program

Pricing for the Figs & Wine Retreat (Early Fall 2024)

1.700 EUR per person for single occupancy rooms/ 1.400 EUR per person for double occupancy rooms Early Bird pricing (for reservations until 28th of February)

2.000 EUR per person for single occupancy rooms/ 1.800 EUR per person for double occupancy rooms

A non-refundable deposit of 400 EUR paid online, is required to secure your space and confirm your reservation.