– Emer –
Second year coming to Gilly’s retreats but the first time I treated myself to the luxury villa retreat. It won’t be the last. I loved every minute. The villas are gorgeous and the layout of the resort superb. It really did feel like a special place where care has been taken with the surroundings. Loved all the activities – including the brilliant classes headed by Anna who is exceptionally knowledgeable and I even had one or two personal bests! The hike and bike ride were exhilarating – challenging but that is the point! The outside gym has pretty much everything you need for a great active holiday and the yoga, stretch sessions and pilates were welcome changes of pace. I can’t wait for next year. Gilly’s retreats are the perfect balance between active and chill – you’ll feel both invigorated and rested. Highly recommended. And we weren’t all about being abstemious either! Plenty of wine was consumed and great conversation had. I was travelling alone and but this would suit solo travellers or couples / friends.
– Pam –
I loved it here. From the calmness and peace of the surroundings to the amazing support from Gilly and Charlotte, I can’t recommend this retreat enough. You don’t need to be at the peak of physical fitness, I am quite far from that and there are parts that are definitely challenging, but with support, all our possible. I arrived feeling tired and world-weary after 2 years of living in a pandemic and left refreshed, revitalised and more like me. I was sad to leave and will be back.
– AJ –
Had a super week on Gilly’s retreat in Kos, great activities, great food and great energy, I’ll be back!.
From start to finish the whole thing was well thought out and was flexible enough to cater for everyone’s needs.
Fitness activities range from yoga to bike rides and hikes to circuits or Pilates on the beach. Every activity was opt-in or opt-out and is tailored to individual capability with positive encouragement continually provided.
The guesthouse was located in a beautiful rural location, a short bike ride/taxi from anything you could possibly want/need, and the rooms were spacious and clean. Food was wonderful with a variety of locally grown or produced products used throughout the week.
Thank you so much to Gilly for going above and beyond to create an experience that is so much more than a fitness retreat but a truly enjoyable active holiday.
– Camilla –
I booked a fitness and wellness retreat hoping for a structured and active holiday. I was not disappointed. Everything was extremely well organised so super relaxing.
This holiday has been active and energizing, challenging and rewarding and highly fulfilling on a human level. The group of people from different countries and cultures that found their way together during the week enriched the experience and gave it an extra special touch.
So many happy memories, whether the landscape, the cats and dog at the guesthouse, the amazing sunrises, the delicious food, the crazy wind, the many many laughs, or the tranquillity of happy tired people, I will cherish them all and am deeply grateful for this week packed with happy memories.
– Bettina –
After seven years of not going on holidays, I definitely compensated this year.
This was indeed a busy Greek summer – Second stop:
Fitness and Wellness retreat on Kos Island organised by lovely Gilly from Victory Fitness Beach.
One challenging week filled with fitness classes, Pilates, mobility, weights, yoga, aquagymnastik, fun, new friends, amazing and professional personal trainers, close to nature, lovely beaches, great sunsets, tasty food and discovering Kos – an amazing, lively and fun Greek island.