Small group holidays work when you have the right venue!
Small interest holiday groups like photography, art, walking, windsurfing, church groups, yoga retreats, dancers and singers all love coming to The Tower House because of its space, peace and inspiring views.
Homegroups, youth groups, ladies pampering, gents walking, choirs singing – all kinds of church groups enjoy using The Tower House. As well as the usual holiday musts, like swimming, sightseeing, shopping and eating, church groups especially like to use the private chapel/quiet room at the top of the windmill tower.
As Christians ourselves, my husband and I felt it was really important to include a room where people can just “be” with God. As a round room, it has fantastic acoustics for singing! The room is often used by these groups for a morning Bible study, an evening epilogue, communion, choir practise or just individual solitude. A CD and iPod dock is available and NIV Bibles are available.
Kos has a wonderful diversity of walks to offer. Many will take you off the beaten track to places that most tourists never see. We have a list of walks of different gradients that are sure to suit you and your small group.
If you are adventurous enough, you can climb Mount Dikeos at night, to be at the summit by sunrise. The serenity and the views are remarkable and well worth the early start. Or perhaps you would prefer a more even walk, visiting St John’s monastery. Again, you will be rewarded with fabulous views, and the opportunity for a cool drink and lunch when you get there.
A walk in Plaka is a must. This is also known as “The Hidden Forest” as you can’t see it until you’re in it! Here you will come across an ostentation of wild peacocks, cats and a terrapin pool. There’s the tiny hidden church of St John to seek out, and plenty of little trails that you can enjoy in the shade.
The wild flowers are spectacular in April/May. The temperature is also cooler then (around 20 degrees) making for comfortable walking and great photography.
You can bring your own leader, or we can provide one. Packed lunches can be provided for more remote walks. We can also provide transport to/from start/finish points where needed. Just get in touch and we can work out the perfect week for your group.
A variety of yoga retreats are held at The Tower House. You can welcome the sun from the roof terrace, enjoy some aqua-aerobics in the pool and do floor work under shade in the garden. Every space here offers peace and wonderful views. Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga is also available for that extra special workout. If you would like to host a retreat, just get in touch!
If you don’t want to come with a yoga group, we can provide a private yoga teacher to come to The Tower House. Our friend Lynn is a fully qualified and has her own business here on Kos.
Creative group holidays
The Tower House is perfect for all kinds of small interest group holidays. Maybe you belong to an art or photography club, a book or poetry club, or a creative writing group? You are sure to find that the spectacular views from the villa will provide inspiration for all kinds of creativity. We find that the clarity of light and brightness of colours brings a joy to people that reflects in their own art.
We can provide the space and materials that you need, so just get in touch and let’s discuss how we can make this a very special time for you and your fellow enthusiasts.