At KOIA, we have adopted the wisdom of the great ancient Greek physician and philosopher, Hippocrates, who was born on Kos island circa 460 B.C. Hippocrates developed the primordial theory of “ευ ζην”, meaning living well, which centers around the belief that nature is the greatest healer and that the holistic wellness of the individual is a game of balance within the body and its harmonious connection to the surrounding environment.
Hippocratic philosophy regards the natural environment to be inseparable from the individual and their well-being. The manifestation of human well-being revolves around four pillars: the physical space within which the individual spends their days, the quality of the air they breathe, the purity of the water they have access to and the nutritional content of the food they consume, all of which determine both the quality and longevity of human life.
When all these parameters are at optimum levels, they form the ideal living framework that ultimately ascertains our well-being. KOIA embodies the luxury of being close to pristine nature and adapts the Hippocratic Philosophy of Living into a hospitality concept of unrivaled, rejuvenating holiday experiences that reinstate the harmonious balance between individual and surroundings thus rekindling alignment.