Our Philosophy



A life changing experience in "the island where people forget to die". We offer a 7-day program of activities that address the wholeness of being which is body, mind and soul, in harmony with nature and the local community.

The 7-day program takes place in the Aegean island of Ikaria, one of the five Blue Zone places in the world. Dan Beuttner, founder of Blue Zones, has announced that IKARIA is the “5th land of longevity” on the planet. The inhabitants of Ikaria are globally famous for living a long and serene life due to their stress - free everyday life, healthy nutrition, community bonds and their easy going philosophy of living. Nearly one of three Ikarians make it to their 90s.

Their diet contains over 150 different antioxidant-rich HORTA or wild greens, organic fruits and vegetables, unique and rich flavored, honey, fresh goat milk and organic herbs. Most Ikarians eat little and walk long distances from one place to another. They laugh and greet you warm and sincere. They will often take you to their homes. One thing most Ikarians will never stop doing is: GIVING.

In the midst of the unspoiled island of Ikaria, where people forget to die, we designed a program that offers an altogether "different" life changing experience based on the holistic approach to being as understood by Greek philosophy.

It takes place either at the beginning or at the end of summer.

The program has been developed and applied by both Mrs Angeliki Douka (Bs of Physical Education, MA in Psychology of Motor Behavior, PhD in Psychology of Sports and Aqua Fitness Expert) and Mrs Kyriaki Spanou (BS in Philosophy, MA in Theatre)

The program is a wholesome life changing experience, that focuses on well being and longevity. The program refers to the Greek philosophy and the idea of happiness as a balance of body, mind and soul.

Aristotle was convinced that a genuinely happy life requires the fulfillment of a broad range of conditions, including physical as well as mental.

Ikaria 7-Day Longevity Retreat make your reservation now!

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