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Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick or Manchester
  • Return transfer
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast & lunch daily
  • 4 evening meals weekly
  • Kids' clubs (2-17yrs)
  • Neilson activities
About the beachclub
  • 7, 10, 11 & 14-night holidays
  • Swimming pool
  • Four tennis courts
  • Restaurant & pool bar
  • Treatment rooms & gym
  • Volleyball court
  • Yacht pontoon
  • 151 rooms
  • One hour 15 minute transfer
  • Stay & sail holidays
Beachclub activities
  • Water skiing & wakeboarding
  • Wakesurfing (at a supplement)
  • Mountain & road biking
  • Kayaking
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Tennis
  • Dinghy sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Fitness classes

Wherever you are, the hillside setting ensures you'll always be able to catch views of the shimmering turquoise waters of the Ionian and wooded islands in the bay.  


A collection of beaches forms the edge of the water sports area and a sand bar in the shallow water leads to the sailing beach on  'Goat Island' opposite the beachclub.


Built on a hillside, the rooms, bar and restaurant are perched high above the Ionian. There's lots of steps, so make sure you have what you need before heading to the beach!


Whilst we would not recommend the Retreat to thrill-seeking sailors and windsurfers, the sheltered, flat water is pretty special for other water sports, especially water skiingwakeboarding and wakesurfing.


Beachclub map




Activities on the water

There's a water sport for everyone and it's all included! Take your pick from water skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, dinghy sailing and windsurfing.

This is one of our most popular beachclubs for water skiing and wakeboarding and it's easy to see why. The bay is sheltered and the water is nice and flat, so there's no excuse not to get out there and give it a go. We include up to two free tows per person per week (three if you're on a 10 or 11 night holiday) with upgrade packs available from £150 per person. For a small supplement, you can also have a go at wakesurfing.


The Retreat Beachclub is a perfect teaching and learning environment, and we will be offering our own paddle tuition sessions throughout the week. Kayakers and stand up paddle boarders will love exploring the small offshore islands, caves and rocky coastline. 



The sheltered water and light winds mean that dinghy sailing and windsurfing are really only suitable for beginners and improvers, with free RYA tuition if needed. If you're looking for a day to remember, then for a little extra you can book a day yacht with skipper to explore the Ionian coastline. 


Water sports equipment

Windsurfing: a range of beginner and intermediate (160-130 litres) boards from manufacturers Starboard, Fanatic and RRD. Dino rigs for children (2m-4.5m); start rigs for beginners (2.5m / 3.5m / 4.5m); adult rigs (4m - 8.2m)

Dinghy sailing: Laser Pico; Laser 1; Laser 2000; Laser Dart 16; Hartley Wayfarer.

Water skiing, wakeboarding and wakesurfing: Ski Nautique 196, 206 and 211 with a range of skis, boards, mono skis, wakesurfing boards and wake skates.

Kayak and stand up paddle boarding: Gemini single and double sit on top kayaks; closed cockpit kayaks; sea kayaks; Canadian canoes; Red Paddle Co stand up paddle boards (10'8") and XXL stand up paddle board (8 man).

Wind conditions

The typical wind force ranges from 1-2 all season, ideal for beginners to dinghy sailing and windsurfing, although intermediate sailors will rarely be challenged. 

Activities on the shore

We include mountain biking, road cycling, tennis with coaching and a range of fitness classes in your holiday to Retreat Beachclub.

Surrounded by rolling hillside, it's a biker's paradise. There's rocky tracks, green valleys, steep climbs, wonderful views, coastal tracks and technical single track – something for just about everybody. If road riding is your thing, there are some great long rides, how does 80km of rolling coastal road sound? It's a round trip to Parga with inland climbs and long descents. 


The Retreat is one of our best clubs for biking, you can pre-book a premium bike and you'll also get a greater variety and greater number of rides with more guides.



There are four astro and hard tennis courts with plenty of coaching from the tennis team. If you've got the energy for more, have a go at some of the fitness classes. You can take your pick from circuits, yoga-based stretch, running, HIIT and much more.


There's also a small gym (with three cardio machines and a functional fitness room), volleyball court and table tennis.



Mountain bikes: Boardman Bikes MHT 8.8 in a range of sizes (small, medium, large, x-large)

Road bikes: Boardman Bikes SLR 8.9 in a range of sizes (x-small, small, medium, large, x-large)

Adventure bikes: Boardman Bikes ADV 8.9 in a range of sizes (small, medium, large, x-large)

Hybrid bikes: Boardman Bikes HYB 8.8 in a range of sizes (small, medium, large, x-large)

Premium bikes: Boardman Bikes SLR 9.2 road bike with carbon frame in a range of sizes (x-small, small, medium, large, x-large) is available to reserve for your exclusive use throughout your holiday, with a custom set-up and routes uploaded to your Garmin upon request, all for just £95 per person, per week.

If you've got cycling shoes with cleats and are planning on bringing them with you, we advise that you should also bring your own pedals. That way, they are guaranteed to fit.

Tennis: a selection of adult and child rackets from Babolat.

Rest and relaxation

The wellness area has a great location overlooking the bay, you'll be hard-pressed to find treatment rooms with a better view.  Relax and enjoy the views, but more importantly enjoy your massage! Spa packages can be pre-booked before travel with savings on the in resort prices.

Stay and sail

Add some time sailing the coastline of the northern Ionian to your next beachclub holiday. The great thing about a stay and sail holiday is not only the week spent at the Retreat Beachclub, but also your chance to experience the thrill of sailing. You'll be sailing on the second week of your holiday, visiting places such as the islands of Corfu and Paxos. What's more, you really don't have to be a sailor, there's a course to teach you everything you need to know.

Find out more about stay and sail holidays and how to book

Food and drink

Your holiday to the Retreat Beachclub includes club board meals; that's breakfast and lunch every day plus four evening meals per week.  As with all other areas of the beachclub, the views from the restaurant and pool bar are lovely. The pool bar is a good meeting point and is always lively with people chatting about the day over a coffee, cocktail or beer.



Your inclusive evening meals are on the following days (if you're staying for 10 or 11 nights you get 6 inclusive evening meals):


Sunday: non-inclusive
Monday: inclusive
Tuesday: inclusive
Wednesday: non-inclusive
Thursday: inclusive
Friday: non-inclusive
Saturday: inclusive


The rooms are light and bright, all have a balcony or terrace and most have great views over the Ionian Sea. Garden rooms are shady and peaceful, while hotel rooms are located closer to the restaurant. There are also some premium rooms; built recently, they have a contemporary design with modern furnishings.  


Choose from twin, double, triple, family or interconnecting rooms. Each has a shower, air conditioning, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, TV, safe, hairdryer and beach towels.  There is free Wi-Fi in the public areas and in most of the rooms.

Tourist taxes are payable by you when you check out of your beachclub accommodation. Charges vary by destination and are currently between €1.50- €4 per room per night (prices correct as of August 2019 and subject to change). Taxes for children are age-dependent. To find out the most up to date tourist taxes for this beachclub please contact us.

Families and kids

There's lots of steps at the Retreat, so bear this in mind if you're travelling with babies and toddlers. The beaches are sandy and children will love the warm, shallow water. There's also a small pool just for children and a good choice of rooms for families, including interconnecting and premium rooms. 


Of course, you'll also get the full range of action packed kids' clubs for children from two, all the way through to 17 years. For babies, there's the Starfish crèche (available for a supplement). Make sure your children don't miss out, pre-book before you go to secure a space in the club they want.

If you're a family travelling with babies or toddlers don't forget to ask about cots, baby baths and push chairs. There's even a 24-hour baby room, where you can make feeds, warm milk and sterilise bottles. 

Local area

You'll love this lovely part of mainland Greece. The small village of Sivota is a 10-minute walk (heading home is uphill, so may take a little longer!). There's a laid back atmosphere with a great choice of bars and restaurants. Take a walk along the harbour front where you'll see visiting yachts and the local fishing boats bobbing about. 



Parga is close by, a little more touristy than Sivota, but still worth a visit. As well as a 14th century Venetian castle, it's got some great restaurants, cafés and shops. We organise a coach trip to Parga on one of the non-inclusive evenings. 


Further afield, boat trips are available to Paxos and Antipaxos. Gaios on Paxos is an exquisite miniature world, with quaint 19th century houses lining narrow, cobbled lanes. The smaller island of Antipaxos is equally special with beautiful remote beaches and little coves. 

Day sails and sunset cruise

Take a day sail on a skippered Neilson yacht. Drink in the magical coastline, while relaxing in the warm breeze on deck. Let us sail you to secluded bays where you can swim or snorkel in the crystal clear water. Alternatively, sail into the sunset, sipping bubbles as the sun sinks below the horizon; enjoy the romance of the evening on a sunset cruise. This is definitely the climax to a wonderful day.

10 and 11-night holidays

10-night holidays arrive on a Sunday and depart on a Wednesday. 11-night holidays arrive on a Wednesday and depart on a Sunday. There’s a welcome meeting on Thursday morning for 11-night guests. If you’re on a 10-night holiday you will join the Monday morning welcome meeting with our 7 and 14-night guests.

Activity sessions can be booked in the welcome meetings, with taster windsurf and dinghy sailing sessions for complete beginners. If you want to waterski or wakeboard you'll get three inclusive tows (weather conditions permitting and non-transferable). For both 10 and 11-night holidays,  evening meals are included six evenings. Kids' clubs are available every day with the exception of Sunday (which is the main transfer day).

Your holiday includes...

Hotel and flights

• Direct flights • Coach transfer (1 hr 15 mins) • Beachclub accommodation • Wi-Fi in public areas and in most rooms • Beach towels • Tea and coffee making facilities • Temple Spa toiletries

Food and drink

• Breakfast every day • Lunch every day • Four evening meals weekly • Water, tea and coffee with inclusive meals

Shore based activities

• Tennis with coaching • Mountain biking with guiding • Road cycling with guiding • Fitness classes • Yoga and stretch classes • Gym • Volleyball



Water based activities
• Dinghy sailing with tuition • Windsurfing with tuition • Kayaking • Stand up paddle boarding • Water skiing • Wakeboarding • Swimming pool and kids' pool

• Sea Urchins (2-3yrs) • Sea Badgers (4-5yrs) • Surfbusters (6-7yrs) • Sharksters (8-9yrs) • Stingrays (10-11yrs) • Surf Squad (12-13 yrs) • Wave Riders (14-15yrs) • TAG (16-17yrs) • High tea for under 5's • evening childcare on selected evenings

And what's extra...
• Starfish crèche - £300 per week • Hot Shots club - £195 per week • Spa treatments • Any meals and drinks not included above • Activity upgrades and private tuition • Excursions • Room supplements and upgrades • Accommodation tourist taxes (from €1.50- €4 per room per night).

Travel Info

Departure airports: London Gatwick, Manchester
Departure days: Sunday or Wednesday
Holiday duration: 7, 10, 11 & 14 nights
Arrival airport: Preveza (PVK)
Flight duration: approx. 3 hours 35 minutes
Airlines: Titan Airways (ZT), TUI Airways (TOM), easyJet (EZY)
Transfer time: approx. 40 minutes

Sunday departure from London Gatwick with TUI Airways for 7 or 14 nights
1st departure: Sunday 2 May / Last departure: Sunday 24 October 
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 13:25/21:30

Sunday departure from London Gatwick with Titan Airways for 7 or 14 nights
1st departure: Sunday 2 May / Last departure: Sunday 24 October 
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 09:00/18:10

Sunday departure from Manchester with easyJet for 7, 10 or 14 nights
1st departure: Sunday 2 May / Last departure: Sunday 24 October
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 16:20/23:35

Wednesday departure from Manchester with easyJet for 11 nights
1st departure: Wednesday 19 May / Last departure: Wednesday 22 September
Outbound departure/inbound arrival time: 15:45/00:10


In-flight meals and drinks are not included, there is a buy on board service. All flight timings are based on the 24-hour clock system. Flight timings are given for guidance, are provisional and will be submitted for approval by UK and overseas scheduling committees. Your ticket will show the final timings of your flight and your luggage allowances.