Europe's Leading Alternative Holidays

The holiday you can take home with you . . .

Described by The Guardian as ‘the first and still the best’ alternative holiday, Skyros offers the independent traveller the holiday that opens the heart, expands the mind, recharges the body and uplifts the spirit.

In its ‘you can do anything’ world you can take your holiday pick. You can stretch the body in a yoga class, try some windsurfing, abseil, learn to dance to the rhythms of salsa, create your own artistic masterpiece, start the novel you have been thinking about, join a comedy-improvisation event, sing your favourite songs or take a look at what you really need in life.

Run in stunning holiday locations and led by top professionals, courses are inspiring and entertaining. You can take up to three per week or as few of them as you like.

But more than its holiday courses, Skyros thrives on its peerless culture. Within it you can be yourself, re-connect with your essence, express your creativity, laugh as you never did since childhood and make new friends for life.

The benefits of a Skyros holiday last long after the suntan has faded. They include new friendships and relationships, new interests and skills, renewed self-confidence, a fresh outlook or even a whole new way forward. The sense of renewed confidence and excitement about life is palpable.

Poet Hugo Williams described Skyros in The Times Literary Supplement as 'the holiday you can take home with you’

Elle magazine described it as ‘magically successful thanks to its unique alchemy of people, settings and ideals.

If this strikes a chord with you, then join us and experience the Skyros magic for yourself.

Who goes to Skyros

Skyros attracts mostly solo holidaymakers from all over the world. Although all ages are represented, from 5 to 85, approximately 70 per cent of all participants are aged 40 – 60. During school holidays families are also part of the mix. Participants are overwhelmingly professionals – from teachers and university lecturers to IT experts, managers and entrepreneurs.


A huge majority – over 80 per cent – report that the Skyros holiday experience had a lasting positive effect on their lives. Nearly a third come back again and again – even after they have said that Skyros was the 'holiday of a lifetime'.

Skyros is the sophisticated urbanite’s retreat of choice. The Times

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