Rewild & Restore: An Invitation Into the Senses, and the Wild Beauty of an Unspoiled Greek Island

Join our travel editor Patricia for morning swims, ritual, and some luxurious rewilding this September. A time to reset, eat beautifully, sharpen your senses, and connect to the wild beauty of an unspoiled Greek island. This exclusive, seven day experience in the Small Cyclades is dedicated to rejuvenating your body, mind and soul.

As the travel editor of Ageist, I know I can speak for many when I say that it feels so good that we can be out in the world and travel again. I’ve just returned from Greece, a place that nourishes my soul, feeds my sense of adventure, and rekindles my creative juices. Perhaps it’s the simplicity of the days, or the ability to stare endlessly into the Aegean, or the extra-salty morning swims, open-hearted hospitality, or the sensing of something ancient and untamable. Greece is life-affirming in ways that always surprise me.

The gift of this trip: crafting all the magical details of Rewild & Restore, a rejuvenating and soul-feeding experience on the Aegean that you are invited to join this September. Inspired by the difference my morning swims have made for me (and to others who have asked me to introduce them to the water), the countless shape-shifting blues of the Aegean, and the hospitality of my dear friend who calls this island home, I invite you to come get salty with us. Our inaugural run will be small, spacious and extra-special.

The days…You will experience morning swim rituals in some of the most splendid, nourishing water I have ever been in, delicious farm (and sea) to table meals, restorative movement, the scent of lemon and fig trees, the sound of Greek birds singing, and a secret adventure on the Aegean. Everything is optional, of course; R&R is about filling up, not about exhausting.

Setting of catch of the day from local fishermen. Photo: Patricia Garcia-Gomez
Moving through new sensations. Photo: Stefanos Samios

The setting…Rewild & Restore 2021 takes place on an unspoiled island in the Small Cyclades, which casts a spell that is languid and lingering. Here, time moves differently than in other places; not in a straight line, but through the senses. Your home rests in a garden of lemon and fig trees, luxuriously gazing at Keros, a sacred island that has inspired artists such as Brancusi and Barbara Hepworth, and is considered as historically significant as Delos, the holiest sanctuary to Apollo.

The luxurious setting of Rewild & Restore 2021. Photo: Stefanos Samios
At home on the Aegean, Eros Keros, Rewild & Restore 2021
Luxurious creative time, Greek cathedral-inspired windows, Eros Keros, Rewild & Restore 2021.

In a nutshell, I have created my dream un-retreat. The experience I would want, on an island I love, with meals and experiences that make me feel alive, nourished and vital.

Patricia Garcia-Gomez, Travel Editor and Founder of Rewild & Restore, doing a little rewilding of her own this spring in Greece. Photo: Stefanos Samios
Anita Papantoniou, hospitality pioneer, co-host Rewild & Restore 2021. Photo: Stefanos Samios.

The Intel

The experience Rewild & Restore 2021
The setting On a beautifully unspoiled Greek island in the Small Cyclades, in the direct gaze of the sacred island of Keros.
Dates September 11-18, 2021
Why sign up now Rewild & Restore’s inaugural experience will be small, spacious, and extra special. Limited to 8 participants. Still two spaces open as of this posting!
Why September Greece is best off-season, when tourist numbers are low and the island’s most authentic self shines through. Plus, next year is too long to wait for beauty.
What you can expect Rewild & Restore is an invitation into the senses and ancient dreams. You will experience morning swims in some of the most splendid, nourishing water on the planet, delicious farm (and sea) to table meals, daily restorative movement, the scent of lemon and fig trees, the sound of Greek birds singing, and a secret adventure on the Aegean.
Who it’s for Anyone interested in filling-up, giving their wellness a super boost, a morning swim practice, being free in the beauty of the world, staring endlessly into the blue of the Aegean, and putting new healthy rituals in place (that you can take home with you).
What about Covid safety? We’ve just returned from Greece and have road-tested what it is like to travel in our new world, including how to navigate Covid safety requirements and regulations when traveling from the US to Greece. We will share what we learned to help you create an elegant journey.
Save your space See all the wonderful deals and sign-up here.

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  1. It looks amazing. I’d love to travel with Ageist. My schedule for trips is booked at least 6 months out ( headed to East Africa in sept) Maybe next time?! Please keep us posted on future trips!


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Patricia Garcia-Gomez
Patricia Garcia-Gomez is a writer and artist working with visual media and sound. She is the editor of Travel by Ageist and a contributor to the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and The Private Journal (Europe). Her work is also part of the permanent archives of the Tate Modern, the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, the Buhl Collection, and The Harwood Museum in New Mexico.


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