Wild Fig Retreat is a wellness retreat centre for healthy, creative and curious lifestyles. This is the land of ancient poets and olive groves, stunning blue waters and secluded swimming coves, where you can dive off cliffs or float inside caves.
We are located in the northern, more wild and green area of the island, situated on an eco-farm with over 18 hectares of glorious nature, with sweeping views to the Ionian Sea.
There is no other house, hotel or structure around us so we are truly a special and private location, perfect for taking in the stunning scenery, relaxing in beautiful accommodations, and just enjoying our rustic and historical authenticity of the Greek Island lifestyle.
There is a huge, fresh water, 16-meter swimming pool to lap swim or lounge around, a pool bar and hiking trails that wind through our land, perfect for afternoon contemplative strolls and meditation spots set up throughout. Free, fast wifi for those who need to keep connected to the outside world.
We can provide full catering for all retreats (subject to availability) and can cater for all dietary requirements. Most of our food is grown on our farm or locally, and we hire a local woman from our village who has all the Zakynthinian culinary secrets to share!
Our olive oil is world-renowned and we make our own wine as well. We host working retreats during olive and wine harvest season (in the autumn). One of our favourite things to do is show off our amazing island to visitors, through mountain bike or hiking outings through stunning valleys, kayak and boat trips to remote swimming coves, excursions to the centuries-old olive groves, Monasteries and other wineries/farms near us.
Accommodation and bathrooms
The main villa has six beautifully appointed bedrooms, all with private bath, some can be arranged as suites, with three bedrooms on the second floor that have their own kitchenette.
All rooms have private balconies to take advantage of our views. We also have a large sleeping loft to accommodate retreat goers who want to share sleeping space. The villa itself has a huge, well-stocked kitchen, a main living and dining area with a huge communal table hand-hewn by a local woodworker from cypress trees!
We also have three separate en-suite apartments, which sleep 3-4, each with their own kitchen and bath. These apartments are separate from the villa and perfect for families or the retreat staff/leaders. We also have plenty of space for camping.
Yoga Spaces - outdoor and indoor
There is a large, airy yoga pavilion as a separate space from the villa. Yoga and meditation is practiced also on the large deck pool, in the gardens, inside the main living room with wood floor, and on our enormous second-floor veranda overlooking the sea.
- Wild Fig Retreat has an unusually large, 18m by 8m, fresh water swimming pool and 18 hectares of a working eco-farm with olives trees, fruit trees, a vineyard, organic vegetable garden, private forested surrounding lands, and endless, unobstructed views.
- There is plenty of private parking.
- Most yoga equipment is provided.
- There is a large, fully equipped kitchen and sitting room with fireplace and cozy sitting. A large dining room with a custom-built table made from hand-carved cypress trees, for communal meals and gatherings.
- There is also a pool house with outdoor kitchen and outdoor shower.
- Large outdoor spaces for meditation and meetings, circles around our ancient olive tree, a grassy area for lounging, and two outdoor communal eating spaces.
- Within a five-fifteen minute drives there are stunning swimming coves and beaches, quant local villages with mini- markets, supermarkets, tavernas, bakeries, pharmacies etc.
We can arrange for our local private chef (s) to fully cater for your retreat and can arrange private wine tasting events, guided hikes, kayak tours, boat tours to the famous Shipwreck Beach and Blue Caves (ranked one of the top ten most beautiful beaches in the world), as well as mountain bike hire and guided tours to other wineries, monasteries, local festivals, artist studios, olive press museum, etc.
An on-site massage therapist is always available.
Booking terms / pricing
Price on application – depends on catering, number of guests, transportation needs, etc. For a guide please look at the website www.wildfigretreat.com
Location and how to get there
Wild Fig Retreat is located on the Greek Ionian island of Zakynthos, a 4-5 hour drive and ferry ride from Athens, or a forty minute plane ride, many flights directly from European cities during high season (May-Sept).
There are busses from Athens as well. We are situated in the northwest part of the island near Porto Vromi, about 40 minute drive from the main town and port of Zakynthos.
It is recommended that you rent a car or mini-van for your retreat. Our nearest village is Maries a 2k walk away, with two good tavernas and a mini-market. Grocery store is a ten minute drive to Katastari or Alykes.