A unique holistic retreat holiday for fitness, includes Yoga Flow,  Pilates style exercise integrated with CardioKinetics and Self Spa retreat pampering activities by the edge of the sea in Zakynthos, also known as Zante in the Greek islandsEnergyia Holistic Fitness Activity Holiday Retreats in Greece, with leading fitness professional, author, presenter, and producer, Michele Wilburn, on the glorious island of Zakynthos,(Zante) will take place during the summer in the Greek Islands.

In 'back to nature' locations, surrounded in olive groves and lovely gardens, right by the sea,  Energyia holistic fitness activity holidays in Greece on the Greek Island of Zakynthos provide a perfect chance to retreat for relaxation, rejuvenation, and revitalization. Energyia Holistic fitness activity Holiday retreats  in Greece on the Greek Island of Zakynthos provide outreach activities for health, fitness, yoga, beauty, detox, self spa, thalassatherapy and well-being.

In the true spirit of the ancient Greeks, Energyia holistic fitness activity holidays provide retreat activities with a focus on unified mind, body and spirit. Holistic fitness activity holiday retreat guests in Greece on the Greek Island of Zakynthos  share fitness and workout tips and techniques from my 'Top to Toe' Zante Energyia Pamper Plan, with SELF-SPA PAMPERING holistic holiday retreat workouts, at the edge of the sea. Holistic fitness holiday retreat activities also include daily yoga holiday retreat exercise and meditation, reflection and consultation practises, to define the body and refine the mind.

Energyia holistic fitness holiday retreat activities in Greece on the Greek Island of Zakynthos integrate sessions from my newly filmed Energyia Kinetics™ holistic exercise workout DVDs, including Energyia holiday Yoga Flow™ yoga derived and pilates-style conditioning. Energyia CardioKinetics™ and of course beach holiday workouts - all designed to sculpt, balance and define your body from top to toe! I will be releasing the first few in a series of ten new DVDs over this summer.

You can arrive on holiday in Greece on the Greek Islands of Zakynthos for an Energyia holistic fitness activity holiday retreat any day of the week, and opt in and out of holistic fitness retreat activities to suit your schedule and your holiday mood. 

Energyia holistic fitness holiday retreats in Greece on the Greek Island of Zakynthos provides a unique holistic fitness activity holiday retreat in the Greek Islands - a time of inspiration to pause and reflect, pamper, strengthen and revitalize body and soul - lapping up the mystical moods of the Ionion sea, the charming countryside of Zakynthos, the wonderful spirit of the people, and a wealth of Energyia holistic fitness holiday retreat activities designed to enhance well-being, and revitalize your energy.

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Zakynthos(also known as Zante)

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Zante Energyia Holistic Fitness Activity Holiday Retreats™ are taking place this summer with leading fitness professional and presenter Michele Wilburn, on the Greek island of Zakynthos.

An island of contrasts, Zakynthos is a very green island, consisting of mainly woodland, with an abundance of pine tree covered mountains and fertile plains.

In the north, east and south numerous picturesque beaches can be found, whereas in the west the imposing, rocky landscape has a number of sea caves such as the famous Blue Caves on the north-west of the island.

Zakynthos is the most southerly and the third largest of the Ionion Islands, near Corfu and located 8.5 nautical miles south of Kephallonia, 9.5 miles to the west of the Pelaponese, and about 300 kilometres to the West of Athens. Zakynthos is the southernmost and third largest in both size and population of the Ionian Islands.

The geographical position of Zakynthos ensures easy travel to and from other islands, including the mainland of Greece. The journey to the ancient city of Olympia, the birthplace and original venue of the Olympic Games is available as a day trip to tourists in Zakynthos. Due to the islands location, it is an ideal base to link up to the larger cities of Greece such as Patras, Athens and Thesaloniki.




The climate in Zakynthos is mild Mediterranean with both heavy rainfall during the winter months and brilliant sunshine in the summer. With rich vegetation Zakynthos was known as Fior di Levante (Flower of the East) and Iliessa (full of woods) by the Venetians and Omiros respectively.


Zakynthos is a land of contrasts with limestone peaks in the west, dense pine forests in the east, vibrant beach resorts in the south and a mysterious shipwreck in the north. Encircled by blue waters, its golden sandy beaches are just one reason to visit the Ionian's most natural beauty.

The Greek island of Zakynthos, also known as Zakinthos and Zante is an artists paradise. Whether relaxing on retreat holidays for yoga and fitness in Zante on one of the many glorious beaches, enjoying time in the charming Zante countryside, sipping a drink at one of the cafes, Zakynthos is full of charm, colour, aroma, fresh air, with among the most amazing beaches for holidays in the Greek islands

Zakynthos was homeland of the national Greek Poet Dionysis Solomos, author of the Greek National Anthem , 'Ode to Liberty', the Greek National poet Hugo Foscolo and Xenopoulos, among a number of other notable artists, The Greek  island of Zante, Zakynthos maintains a high level of cultural activity today. The local community in Zante Island, of around 35,000 residents is extremely talented and creative. The people of Zakynthos are marvellous hosts to their guests. There's plenty of things to do on holiday in Zakynthos, to add variety and optional excursions to your holistic holiday retreat activities.

Local Zakynthian Songs known as the Kandathas are a joy to listen to - full of harmony and a delight to the soul.

Zakynthos Town remains the central hub of the island of Zakynthos, bustling with tourists, with a fabulous atmosphere by day and night. The port in Zakynthos town is charming and picturesque by day and twinkling by night. Duriong the summer months the tourist resorts of Tsilivi, Laganas, Alykes, Keri and Vasilikos tend to be the main centres for tourist hotels and activities.

Twinkling by night and charming by day, the small town of Zakynthos provides a central location on the island, with immediate access to a wide range of excursions and day trips integrating Energyia fitness retreat activities. 

Museums, galleries, arty shops and cuisine, with a wonderful selection of bars and tavernas make for an enchanting stay.  A variety of day trips to different regions of the island of Zakynthos are all within 30 minutes drive. Previous Energyia guests located in the town have had a brilliant stay, and although this option may not seem 'retreaty' Zakynthos Town definitely provides a great base for a fantastic Energyia holistic retreat holiday. 

In Zakynthos Town the church of Saint Dionissios, the Patron Saint of the island is situated in the southern end of the main port road of Zakynthos town, called Strada Marina. Built in 1708, it was reconditioned in 1764.

The church contains  paintings, created by Koutouzis and Doxaras. A fabulous museum in Zakynthos, well worth a visit is set back behind the church, containing valuable icons and works of art. The Saint's memory is celebrated on 24 of August, and well worth attending if you are enjoying a retreat holiday in Zakynthos at that time.

The amphitheatre in Zakynthos Town is well worth a visit; during the summer months concerts and performances are staged there. built in the old Greek style, with glorious views over the Port and town. The amphitheatre is built in the old Greek style, ensuring that someone at the back of the theatre can hear and see as well as someone sitting at the front.

The Greek Government has created a National Marine Park of Zakynthos to protect the rare species of Loggerhead Turtles - the Caretta Caretta. In the Greek island of Zakynthos most summertime activity is concentrated in several specific resorts around Zante island. The region of Vasilikos is one of the most natural and relaxed of these resorts around Zante.

The area of Vasilikos in the South eastern Peninsular of Zakynthos provides an idyllic, 'back to nature' retreat holiday in Zante, ideal for revitalising mind, body and soul.

Whether travelling on flights to Zakynthos alone or with a group of friends, you'll find Zante island  provides a haven for transformation, inspiration and relaxation for Energyia holistic holiday retreats. A great place to retreat for yoga and holistic fitness to revitalize your energy.

Zakynthos is a productive island in terms of agriculture, with the cultivation of olives, raisins and citrus fruits. Today the main source of local income is from  tourism.

Zakynthos has a rich history, and for many centuries has been a crossroad for numerous nations and cultures.

Zakynthos is particularly rich in terms of flora and fauna. The high rainfall haw created a verbant environment of trees and forests, with a wide range of rare flowers and plants. The Zakynthos environment haw become an object of international interest because the loggerhead turtle

The Caretta-caretta loggerhead sea turtle are the symbol of the ecology of Zakynthos.

They lay eggs throughout the summer months. They are an endangered species protected by international conventions and by Greek legislation. Greece has appointed the National Marine Park to help protect the turtles during the summer months.










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Zakynthos, also known as Zate, is one of the loveliest Greek islnds in the Ionion Sea. Rich in art and cultural history, Zakynthos was the home of Dionysis Solomor, author of the greek national Anthem, Ode to Liberty


Energyia holisitc fitness holidays in the Greek Islands consist of small groups - beween 1 and 10 to ensure your personal attention.

Email michele@energyia.com
UK telephone (0044) (0) 207 2841918

Many of my holiday guests arrive solo or in small groups. Everyone is welcome! We have a weekly schedule as a holiday outline, which remains flexible, allowing for spontaneity as your Energyia holistic fitness activity holiday retreat unfolds.





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:: The Zakynthian Diet
Food in Zakynthos is fresh and mainly organicThe Mediterranean diet in Zakynthos provides balanced nutrition - ideal for recharging energy and vitality when on retreat holidays with Energyia holistic activities. While on holiday in Zante yu will enjoy eating in the local tavernas, where fresh organic food is readily available.

Discover Zante, Around teh Island with Michele Wilburn, has recently been released on DVD. A great introduction to the island of Zakynthos, where to go in Zante, What to see on holiday in Zakynthos and what to do to make the most of your holiday in this lovely Greek IslandVisit our website www.explore-zakynthos.com

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on the island of Zakynthos, the charm and friendliness of the people, the depth of their spirituality, and the quality of their mental outlook and hospitality, have been of tremendous inspiration.


Zakynthos has a settled population of around 35,000 inhabitants. The island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante is well organised and cared for. 

The quality of family life in Zante, so important to the people of Zakynthos, along with fabulous Mediterranean food and lifestyle patterns - have inspired my production of Zante Energyia Kinetic programmes.

I believe the community of Zakynthos proffers great examples, on many fronts, to benefit the wider world.

Energyia Holistic Holiday Retreat™ activities are taking place this summer in natural and verdant regions of Zante island.


We can visit the Shipwreck at navvaggio Bay, an extraordinary experience. Or take a private boat within the same area to explore the deseerted beaches, coves and cves in the area.

With so many fantastic activities and adventures to embark on, and with only small distances to travel in all directions, we can really use the marvellous locations around the island as the Energyia holistic fitness holiday activities unfold.

We can head up to the Church of the Madonna Skopiotisa, a hidden Monastery - an ideal spot for meditation and contemplation