Greek flag blowing in the wind and sea beyond

Health & Fitness Holidays Greece

Location
, Greece
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Season
May-Oct
Warm & sunny
Accommodation type
Beachfront hotel
Health & Fitness
Avg. Reviews
5
Travel info
3hr flight / 60 min transfer / GMT+2

Greece

The Paliki peninsular on the west coast of the island of Kefalonia is home to our Greek Health & Fitness holidays, based at our fabulous Lixouri Bay Beach Club. The island’s west coast has a laid-back vibe and a welcoming atmosphere. Local hospitality sets the scene wherever you go, whether at a family-run taverna or an al fresco bar.

Embrace laid-back life in the nearby charming town of Lixouri. Drop in for a frappe and watch the world go by from one of the many cafes on the bustling town square. The sandy beaches are beautiful and plentiful, scattered along the dramatic coastline – and are often less busy than some other well-known areas of the island.

Top down view of three bowls - one with tzatziki, one with a Greek salad, one with a green salad. There is a checked tablecloth underneath
View looking across colourful houses and a bay in Asos, Greece
Three people on a shoreline carry paddle boards into the sea
Two sun loungers under a palm leaf sun umbrella beside a pool with sea and mountain background in Kefalonia Greece
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Top down view of three bowls - one with tzatziki, one with a Greek salad, one with a green salad. There is a checked tablecloth underneath
View looking across colourful houses and a bay in Asos, Greece
Three people on a shoreline carry paddle boards into the sea
Two sun loungers under a palm leaf sun umbrella beside a pool with sea and mountain background in Kefalonia Greece
Person sat beside there bike in dried shrub land
Greek Grocery Store front with green sign and green and white stripped awning
Pair of legs standing on a paddle board on the sea
Purple flowers in foreground with a view of a Atheras beach and bay in the background
Underside of Palm leaf sun umbrella
Woman with hair tied back holds kettlebell weight above her head
Ground view of two people running in Shrubland in the sunshine
Rear of three sailing dinghies moored on the sea
Sunset view behind beach with orange umbrellas
A group of walkers stand on a white stone ledge overlooking the ocean
View of Asos. Kefalonia with colourful buildings around a natural harbour
Poppies and wild flowers with coastal scenery in the background

Location

As a health and fitness holiday destination, Greece is quick and easy to get to, with a reasonable flight time of 3 hours from the UK and many regional departure airport options direct to Greece.

Our Health & Fitness Holidays in Greece

Woman take part in an exercise class using colourful resistance bands. There is a day bed on a beach in the background

BlitzFitness, Kefalonia

Prices from: £665pp

Walking, Kefalonia

Prices from: £810pp
Woman with hair tied back holds kettlebell weight above her head

Fitness IS, Kefalonia

Prices from: £505pp

You can easily spend a week in Greece, indulging in deep relaxation and revitalisation. The club’s private beach and swimming pool provide ample opportunities for relaxation between sessions. There are abundant shaded spots beneath the trees, where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of this Greek island retreat.

For those with a sense of adventure, consider renting a car to explore the island. Caves, boat trips, snorkelling and exploring ramshackle local villages are all very popular – if you have the energy!

The highlights

  • Remote beaches
  • Underground caves and lakes
  • A national parks
  • Historic castles
  • Old harbour towns
  • Local Greek wines
  • Cosmopolitan capitals
  • Dramatic west coast
  • Fertile valleys
  • Very friendly locals

About Greece

People have been loving Greece and the islands for ages, and it’s easy to see why. There are pristine sandy beaches, ancient ruins from Byzantine and Roman times, friendly local taverns, and a strong tradition of hospitality. Plus, this is where the ‘Mediterranean Diet’ was born, so you can bet the Greek food is seriously tasty. Picture fresh seafood, seasonal veggies, all cooked up with a good dose of Greek olive oil.

The scenery is something else – think endless clean beaches, clear waters, rugged mountains, green valleys, and forests. There’s loads to do, especially if you’re into water sports and adventure. And the weather is great all year round. While Greece is famous for its perfect summers, it’s a good call any time, especially in the quieter months of April to June or September to October when prices and weather are both excellent.

Brief history

Archaeological finds in different areas of Kefalonia gave evidence that the island was inhabited since 10,000 BC. Like much of Greece, Kefalonia has had a turbulent history. It is firmly embedded in Greek Mythology, with many scholars arguing that Kefalonia was the true home of the famed hero, Odysseus. The island was also occupied by the Byzantines, Turks, Venetians, British, and the Ottomans before it became a Greek state in 1864. During World War II, Kefalonia was occupied by the Axis powers, primarily Italy.

If you’ve not read it, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is a beautiful wartime story set on the island.


Best beaches

Kefalonia has some of the best beaches in the whole of Greece.

Looking down on Mrytos Beach, Kefalonia - A white sand beach with blue sea
Mrytos
Sunset view behind beach with orange umbrellas
Petani Beach
Purple flowers in foreground with a view of a Atheras beach and bay in the background
Atheras Beach
View of Asos. Kefalonia with colourful buildings around a natural harbour
Assos Beach
White pebble beach with a red boat and people sunbathing
Variko Beach
Sandy beach with mountains in the background
Xi Beach
Bamboo umbrellas on a sandy beach with taverna chairs
Lepeda Beach

Things to see & try

There are so many highlights it’s hard to choose…although Kefalonia is quite a large Greek island, it doesn’t take more than an hour or so to get from the cosmopolitan northern tip of Fiscardo to the southern wine-growing areas under Mt Aenos.

St. Theodore Lighthouse, Kefalonia at sunset - a white circular lighthouse on rocky point with sea and mountains in the background
The Lighthouse
Greek Restaurant front with blue door, signage and blue tables and chairs
Tavernas
Bottles of wine on a granite slab
Local Wines
Group of people sat in a rowing boat in the middle of lake cave which has a hole in the roof
Caves
Blue sea and white pebble beach dramatic cliffs
West Coast
Yachts moored in a Greek harbour
Fiscardo
Looking down on Mrytos Beach, Kefalonia - A white sand beach with blue sea
Mrytos
Aeral shot of a Greek town near the sea
Paliki
Walkers along a coastal trail in Greece
Mountains

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