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A Wellness & Gastronomy Retreat - a Wellness Event for Foodie

Date: 06/10/23 - 08/10/23

Location: Manna 5-star Hotel,  Arcadia Peloponnese

Our events and retreats are designed to combine gastronomy and wellness in specially selected environments that inspire us.

For our next event, we invite you to join us for a 3-day wellness retreat for foodies at the emblematic old sanatorium Manna, hidden in the luscious surrounding forest, now a 5-star hotel. Our weekend will include fine dining at the hotel’s restaurant, a picnic in the forest, lots of wine, group workshops, yoga and fitness activities.

Our retreat is open to participants of all ages and physical abilities. Whether you are a beginner of an experienced individual seeking rejuvenation and self-discovery, we warmly invite you to join us. Our personalized staff will make sure to assist you so that you enjoy this experience according to your needs/preferences. 

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, foster personal growth, rejuvenate your mind and body and last but not least have some fun!

Spots are limited!

* To initiate collaborations and to organize your corporate event or retreat, kindly get in touch with us

What's Included


2 night stay at Manna hotel (breakfast included)

Welcome drink upon arrival 

1 fine dinning dinner at the hotel's restaurant curated by chef Athenagoras Kostakos

1 gastronomy picnic party in the forest at a secret location, curated by Loggia Wine Bar and Wine is Fine

2 Group Workshops by the fire pit  (60 min each) 

2 Hatha Yoga classes (75 min each)

1 circuit training class (60 min)  

1 guided hiking trail in the forest of Mainalon «Mountain Survival Workshop»

1 Personal Coaching Session (30min) - Optional

All day use of the gym

Pool Cave until 6pm 

We can provide transportation to and from the hotel destination in a minivan for a modest fee. 

Hotel Facilities & services

Free wi-fi - breakfast served in room service or dining area - open-air dining - room service - 24-hour reception service - spa - gym - yoga - cave pool - pond with deck - restaurant by award winning chef Athinagoras Kostakos - bar - meeting room - concierge - transfers upon request - welcome treatment upon arrival - daily maid service - parking.

Wellness & Gym:

With an indoor Cave Pool and a forest facing Gym, with wooden, state of the art equipment, 2 treatment rooms, sauna, hammam and an open space yoga area, the Manna aims to redefine the holiday, planting its roots in nature’s undisputed healing powers

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Price per person for two nights


Sharing a double room:

EUR 420 -  In the forest room (22-25 sqm.) 1 left!  

EUR 470 -  In the forest superior room with balcony or deck (25-30 sqm.) (9 rooms available)

EUR 540 -  Pond view superior room (27-32 sqm.) (9 rooms available)

Single occupancy in a double room:

EUR 650 -  In the forest room (22-25 sqm.)  1 left! 

If you wish to book for single occupancy please contact us for new prices

Please reserve your spot by making a 50% down payment.

The remaining amount must be paid in full by 20/09.


Please note that spaces are limited.

To book your spot, or for any additional information please contact us

See full Pricing and Cancellation Policy

Friday 06.10.23

Arrival- Check-in/ Free time
19:30-20:00 Welcome and Group Bonding
20:00-21:15  HATHA YOGA
21:30 fine dining seated dinner curated by awarded chef Athenagoras Kostakis 

Saturday 07.10.23

08:00-09:15 HATHA YOGA
09:15-11:00 Breakfast 
12:30-13:30 Hike part of the Mainalon trail with expert guide 
14:00-18:30 Gastronomy Picnic Party  in the forest curated by Loggia Wine Bar & Wine is Fine 
18:30-next morning Free time 

Sunday 08.10.23

09:00-10:00 Outdoor circuit training 
09:00-11.30 Breakfast 
12:00-13:00 Group Session/Goodbye 
13:00 Check out 

The Schedule

The Activities

The Food 

​​Gastronomic experiences of this event will be presented on BONNA items in order to depict every dish not only as a culinary delight but also as a work of art.

The plate is a chef’s creative canvas. Our chefs will use BONNA items as a medium to showcase their array of dishes that combine the finest ingredients, innovative techniques, and cultural influences.

Breakfasts: Sustainable breakfast A la Carte at the hotel restaurant.

The fine dining dinner at the hotel will be curated by the award-winning chef Athenagoras Kostakos, showcasing local ingredients and a selection of high-quality Greek products. Primary ingredients sourced from local producers, such as indigenous tsakonian eggplant, beetroots, aged graviera cheese, truffles from Mount Mainalo, and Mani beef, have been combined to create a menu that will captivate your senses.

In the mountains of Mainalo, at a secret location in the forest Loggia wine bar from Sifnos island and Wine is Fine from Athens  will blend French flavors and local produce with organic wines for an unforgettably "euphoric" picnic experience.

All meals will be presented on porcelain plates from the BONNA company.

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Group Workshops 

By Penelope Dimitrakopoulou

These collaborative workshops are designed to empower participants on their path to the next phase of their lives. You'll have the opportunity to examine your present situation, plan for your upcoming steps, and reshape your decisions, whether they involve your career, relationships, or overall lifestyle.

These workshops serve as an ideal platform for individuals seeking to:

Facilitate a smooth transition in their lives.

Navigate through periods of change with confidence and clarity.

Seek support and utilize a sounding board for their thoughts and ideas.

Take their professional growth to the next level or embark on new ventures.

Enhance their overall well-being and foster a more fulfilling life.

Cultivate and nurture their relationships with others.

Participating in these workshops will provide you with invaluable understanding, useful techniques, and tailored support to navigate your unique journey ahead. The objective is to empower you with the essential skills and perspective required to welcome positive changes and make a significant difference in your life.

Individuals as well as groups have the option to join, whether independently or as part of a team (including corporate teams, start-ups, or any teams with shared objectives).

*Personal Coaching Session

To enhance personal exploration and enrich their involvement, participants have the opportunity, upon advance request, to engage in a 30-minute one-on-one coaching session. To book your session please contact Penelope 

* To initiate collaborations and to organize your corporate event or retreat, kindly get in touch with us

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Yoga & Circuit Training 

By Emmanouella Kostaki

Circuit Training: This training session will engage the entire body through a combination of strength, cardio, mobility, and flexibility exercises.

Morning Hatha Yoga: Experience a gentle and fluid practice that seeks to harmonize the mind and body in a serene natural setting, providing a refreshing escape from the stresses and fast-paced nature of urban life.

Evening Hatha Yoga: Embrace a soothing and graceful yoga practice that aims to unite the mind and body, fostering a sense of tranquility amidst the peaceful backdrop of nature, far removed from the pressures and hustle of city living.

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Hiking Trail

By Exprole Mainalo 

We will walk alongside the local river Mylaontas, in the shade of the fir forest, on a circular path of approximately 4-5 kilometers, lasting 1.30 hours.

During the hike, we will demonstrate mountain survival techniques such as:

· Building a fire ·  Water filtering · Orientation · Plant identification


Our Sponsors

The retreat is graciously sponsored by BONNA and Tsogias SA.

To find out more about them please 

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Pricing and Cancellation Policy

Ticket price per person for two nights

Sharing a double room:

EUR 420 -  In the forest room (22-25 sqm.)  (1 left) 

EUR 470 -  In the forest superior room with balcony or deck (25-30 sqm.) (9 rooms available)

EUR 540 -  Pond view superior room (27-32 sqm.) (9 rooms available)

Single occupancy in a double room:

EUR 650 -  In the forest room (22-25 sqm.)  (1 left) 

Please reserve your spot by making a 50% down payment.

The remaining amount must be paid in full by 20/09.

Please note that spaces are limited.

To book your spot, or for any additional information please contact us

Cancellation Policy:
The deposit is non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation of the program.
While the payment is non-refundable, it can be fully transferred to another individual.
Cancellations made within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date, non-shows, or a decrease in the length of stay will incur a charge equivalent to 100% of the total booking amount.

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Info & Reservations

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The Hotel

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A renovated 5-star hotel, in a forest, on Mount Mainalo. A timeless sanctuary where one gets lost only to find oneself again. A treasure with almost a century of history. MANNA is located at an altitude of 1200m and is a historic preserved building of unique architecture, which has been declared a protected monument.

The Team


The Euphoria Series by Penelope Dimitrakopoulou, Founder

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Our Euphoria Series events and retreats are designed to combine gastronomy and wellness in specially selected environments and with people that inspire us. 

At the heart of this project is "euphoria" which for us means: connecting with like-minded people and practicing personal growth, while sharing delicious food and wine experiences. 

Penelope Dimitrakopoulou is a certified Executive, Leadership, and Team Coach accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF Global). She holds diplomas in Personal and Executive Coaching, as well as Team and Leadership Coaching. Penelope obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology (BA) from Bath University and a master's degree in New Media Studies (MA) from the University of Bristol.

With over 15 years of experience, Penelope has worked as an International Sales Representative, specializing in marketing, promotion, and sales. Since 2015, she has transitioned into the field of coaching, focusing on Executive and Team coaching. Her expertise lies in Leadership Coaching for various entities including companies, start-ups, and NGOs. Additionally, she conducts corporate seminars and webinars on a wide range of subjects pertaining to professional development.

Penelope's core objective is to create value through empowering individuals and fostering the development of leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Her multilingual proficiency in Greek, French, and English enables her to work effectively with companies and executives on a multinational scale. 


Emmanuella Kostaki, Wellness Instructor 

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Emmanuela Kostaki is a physical Education Teacher, Yoga & Pilates Instructor. Graduate of the School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Athens, with a specialization in Fencing Coaching and Posture & Health. Continued with postgraduate studies in Maximizing Athletic Performance & Achievement. Certified Yoga Instructor (Yoga Alliance 200h) & Pilates instructor (mat & equipment). Since 2009, she has been working as a fencing coach. Additionally, she has significant work experience in an international wellness company and large exercise organizations. Her work focuses on holistic and personalized training of her clients, combining all the methods she has been trained in. The purpose of her programs is prevention, rehabilitation, and comprehensive training of the participants.

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The company EXPLORE MAINALO, founded in 2011, is a Greek adventure and action company, focusing on ecotourism and environmentally friendly trips in the stunning nature of Arcadia.

Our goal is to offer our customers a wide variety of outdoor adventures such as hiking, mountain biking, archery, corporate programs, mountain survival seminars, mushroom hunting, and an unforgettable two-day experience with an overnight stay in the heart of Mainalo.

The company is owned and operated by Panagiotis Panagopoulos, an explorer and trained guide with extensive experience. He holds certifications in first aid, rafting river guide, lifeguard, free diving (apnea), certified mushroom picker, and has participated in river rescue seminars.


The company TSOGIAS SA was founded in 1988 andis based in Nea Moudania, Halkidiki, in a private area of ​​12,500 square meters of exhibition and storage space staffed with a fleet of 14 trucks and 35 staff.
Tsogias SA is active in the market of professional catering equipment as well as household equipment. It represents the largest houses in a wide variety of glassware, porcelain, cutlery, buffet-bar-kitchen items, stainless steel constructions, machinery, cleaners, paper, consumables, take away items. The company's executives follow international trends and are always looking for new ideas, which they adapt to the needs of the Greek market, always in relation to the best quality-price ratio. Many years of experience, modern development philosophy, innovative solutions and a reliable distribution network in Greece and abroad make the company one of the largest in its field.

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Bonna, a brand of Kar Porselen (est. 1983) was founded in 2014 to provide innovative porcelain products and solutions in the hospitality industry. Today, with 2 facilities in Turkey and 40 million pieces capacity per year, Bonna proudly serves professionals in over 95 countries. Bonna’s mission is to inspire the taste of the future and become one of the industry’s leaders, by providing innovative, original, high quality and accessible table top products that are developed through the latest technology, while being responsible for the society and environment.

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