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Could a Healthy Options holiday actually make you younger?

Ok, so nothing can actually turn back the hands of time, but our holidays can definitely have a rejuvenating effect on your body and mind. 

The combination of mindfulness, exercise, the Greek diet and the benefits of being by the sea have a range of positive effects on the body and mind that will leave you looking and feeling younger at the end of your holiday than when you arrived.

Many of us do not spend enough time devoted to looking after ourselves, when booking yourself on to a Healthy Options holiday you are really making a commitment to spending some quality time on yourself.

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What is so special about Healthy Options in Syvota?

Healthy Options in Syvota opened two seasons ago and, like our original centre in Vassiliki, offers you a taste of the real Greece, albeit with a slightly higher standard of hotel and a slightly more relaxed feel.

The Mega Ammos hotel is uniquely positioned right next to the beach which has three great fish restaurants and a number of tavernas. The shingle beach is located in a small harbour fringed by a spectacular, rocky coastline on either side. The nearby village of Syvota is a 10-15 minute on foot or you can catch the ‘trenaki’ which runs each day from the village along the road connecting the hotel with a series of pretty beaches. 

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Fall in love with Greece in May.

There is no place quite like Greece in May and if you have never experienced it, you must and here’s why…

It is said that Persephone, the mythical goddess of vegetation endowed Greece with more than 5600 species of plant, 750 of which are unique to Greek land.  So, when winter turns to spring in Greece, thousands of wild flowers bloom and the fields around Vassiliki are filled with an array of multi-coloured wild flowers.  

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Am I too old… or too young for a Healthy Options Holiday?

We are frequently asked what age groups are catered for on our holidays and whether a certain age is too old…or too young.

Our classes are designed for adults of all ages; we don’t take children as our instructors are not qualified in the specialist disciplines required to teach youngsters, so 16 years old is about the lower limit we can accept, but we have no upper age limit at all. As long as you are interested in being fitter and healthier, not only will you find our varied programme suitable for all ages and experience, you’re also bound to meet like-minded people of all ages.   

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Healthy Options- A Destination for the solo traveller

For the solo traveller Healthy Options is a chance to meet like-minded people and participate in wide range of fitness/fun activities in a beautiful Greek Island location. ? So if you feel you need a complete break from the fast pace of work and life and you would like to return feeling rejuvenated, fitter and stronger, then this could be the perfect holiday for you.?

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How do I choose which Healthy Options Centre to stay at? Read on....

Choose from two, stunningly beautiful Greek island settings for your Healthy Options holiday. The question is; how do you choose the one that suits you best?

Both centres offer the same high standards of Yoga, Pilates and other fitness classes, with a variety of styles suitable for all abilities. We offer different classes for beginners and for those with more experience. And as well as an enticing selection of other activities (see below) you also get a free, half hour, relaxing massage included in your holiday package.

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If you would like to go on a Yoga/fitness holiday but your friend/partner/family are not so keen, we have a solution for you.

As you know, Healthy Options holidays offer a daily variety of Yoga sessions with a mixture of different disciplines and levels and there are also a wide range of other fitness activities to suit anybody’s taste.

Pilates, circuits, swiss-ball classes, hydro-fit, mountain biking, stand up paddleboarding, snorkeling, sailing tasters and even a free massage session is included with you holiday package. There's plenty to keep you occupied!

But what about your friend/partner?
Our sister company Wildwind is based at the same beautiful fishing village location of Vassilliki in Greece. So if they are keen on learning to sail at what is probably Europe's top sailing centre, they will be in the best of hands....and, what's more, they can still share accommodation with you, if that's what you want.

Or, for someone with a wider interest in watersports could also explore the excellent range of activities offered on the Wildwind Adventures Programme which includes: scuba diving, sea kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing and more...

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2 minutes with Alexia Dranidi

If you were lucky enough to visit our new Syvota centre last year you probably would’ve met our lovely manager Alexia Dranidi. This is actually Lexi's third year teaching yoga at Healthy Options and second year as manager of our Syvota centre. Her yoga journey began in her late teens when she first started attending a yoga class regularly. But it wasn't until a decade later that her teacher encouraged and invited her to join a yoga teacher training course in to deepen her practice.

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2 minutes with Amy Chambers

Amy joined us in 2011 to run the fitness sessions at our Vassiliki centre and we haven’t looked back since, she is now manager and resident fitness guru of our activity-packed centre in Vassiliki. Growing up in Cyprus, it was there that her love of watersports and triathlons began. During university, she competed in the British Triathlon Championships and then went on to teach kitesurfing, windsurfing, and diving in various locations around the world. Throughout this time, her love of all things fitness-orientated has continued to grow – she is a Level 3 Personal Trainer, spinning and circuits instructor and holds various swimming and aqua qualifications. Amy has a wonderfully fun and realistic approach to fitness and loves teaching at all levels. But don’t worry, she won’t be enrolling anyone in a boot camp, after all, our philosophy of doing as little or as much as you like always applies!

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New luxury accommodation option available in Vassiliki!

We are delighted to tell you that this year we have added some luxury villa accommodation and some self-catering apartments to our Vassiliki centre.

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Could a Healthy Options holiday actually make you younger?

Ok, so nothing can actually turn back the hands of time, but our holidays can definitely have a rejuvenating effect on your body and mind.  The combination of mindfulness, exercise, the Greek diet and the benefits...

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