With a strong ethos developed by founder Marina Efraimoglou based on the five elements, with clear ties to ancient and Byzantine philosophies, Euphoria Retreat is more than just a destination spa. Located in the mystical town of Mystras, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, just minutes from Sparta, 50 minutes from Kalamata, and a two and a half hour drive from Athens, the one-year old retreat offers a combination of scientific, Greek and Chinese medicine philosophies and therapies, and bespoke journeys of transformation. The property is an ideal mainland Greece retreat, offering a plethora of outdoor activities, a massive selection of indoor sport and fitness training, and traditional spa offerings in a sprawling four-story facility based on Byzantine architecture.
The retreat was built around the 1830’s Leoncini Mansion and features 45 rooms and suites combining sleek minimalist design with ultra modern amenities at the foot of an energy-forest, citrus groves, and the Castle of Mystras.
Personalized nutrition and meal plans are offered in addition to the GAIA restaurant which serves an extensive à la carte menu focusing on a Mediterranean diet that utilizes regional and ancient recipes and local, sustainable produce and products, including the retreat’s own vegetable and herb garden.
The heart of Euphoria is the spa and its connection to Hellenic wellness philosophies featuring the Sphere Pool, Tepidarium and Byzantine Hammam. The spa also has the latest on-trend facilities like the Waterwell Kneipp Therapy, Experiential Showers, Speleotherapy-Salt Room and the Sanctuary Deprivation Pool, a vast treatment menu, in addition to fitness and yoga classes and a modern gym. The property is open year-round.