About Skyros Holidays

Highly pressured professional job?  Need a rest but get bored just sitting on a beach? Fancy making some new friends and finding new skills and hobbies? Looking for a change of direction? Single or travelling solo?

If the answer for any of these questions are ‘yes’, then a Skyros alternative holiday is for you.

It’s more so if you’re a creative and active person. For in Skyros you’ll have the opportunity to explore your talents, learn something new, expand the range of your interests and bask in the joys and pleasures of it. Holiday activities and courses are always pleasant and enjoyable, fun to attend.

If you prefer, of course, you can just relax, unwind, share a drink with like-minded people and enjoy nature at its best.

The Skyros holiday resorts are community-based. The community – informal, friendly and relaxed – thrives on diversity but it also brings people together in a way daily life rarely does. In it you cast aside your habitual roles as partner, parent, boss or socialite, reconnect with your essence and enjoy the freedom to be who you really are.

As The Times newspaper wrote, Skyros is ‘the sophisticated urbanite’s retreat of choice’.

The benefits of a Skyros holiday last long after the suntan has faded. They include new friendships and relationships – sometimes even marriages, new interests and skills and a renewed faith in yourself and the world.

Being a solo traveller is not a problem. On a Skyros holiday you’ll meet many people, relate to them as you do with old friends, engage together with them in many often hilarious activities and share the magic of truly spectacular locations.

If any of the above strikes a chord, read on for more information on when and where you can go and what you can do on a Skyros alternative holiday. The possibilities are endless.

‘The most talked about holistic holiday experience destination in Europe since it was founded in 1979, Skyros offers a multi-layered holiday experience which, at its most gentle, means relaxation, socialising and great food and, at its most profound, the confidence and insight to change your life.’ Caroline Sylger Jones, TimesOnline

‘A beautiful opportunity to rethink your life, discover your own truth and determine what really matters to you.’ Jane Salvage, Sacred Space Journal

‘I am not the first to remark on how liberating this can be. The long history of ancient Greece felt alive around me and this, along with the stories of my students, encouraged me to take a longer, more measured view of things undistracted by the clamour of workday life.’ Arthur Smith, The Stage

‘By 2004, I had been a TV producer for seven years, working on chat shows like Richard & Judy and Paul O’Grady. It was fun at first but, as I approached 30, I was getting increasingly disillusioned. That summer I went on a Skyros holiday in Greece. At Skyros, there’s a you-can-do-anything atmosphere. I sat looking at the sun, glinting off the sea, and it was the most beautiful place. I realised psychology was what I wanted to do. Within six months of the holiday, I’d quit my job and was starting clinical psychology training. I now realise that helping people is what I always wanted to do.  I didn’t really know who I was until I went on that holiday. If I hadn’t gone I’d still be a TV producer’. Jennie Dempster, Red magazine

Bob Shelley’s painting, Atsitsa 2015

 

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