FAQs

General

Do I need to be of a certain age to join?

Not at all. All ages are represented, from 5 to 85 but approximately 70 percent of all our guests are aged 30 - 60.

 

What is the male/female ratio?

Generally there is a 60:40 or 70:30 split female to male, but on some sessions particularly in peak season, there is a more even balance. The Writers' Lab usually has quite an even split on all sessions.

 

Are vegetarians and other dietary requirements catered for?

For all of our locations we can cater for specific dietary needs. Please let us know when you book if you have any special dietary requirements and we will do our utmost to accommodate you.

 

Is it okay to join a Skyros holiday on my own?

Definitely, we welcome a high number of solo travellers. Our holidays are designed with solo travellers in mind, which is why all of our session fee prices are twin share as standard. We pair people together who are of the same gender and of similar age where possible. Over 70% of our clients are solo travellers and so you are always in good company if you come on your own. Couples, friends and families are, of course, welcome too.

Greece

Atsitsa Bay

The Skyros Centre

What is the difference between the two holiday Centres in Greece?

Atsitsa, surrounded by sea and pine forest, offers a wide range of courses and simple but comfortable accommodation. The focus is its community life. Both Centres include yoga classes and options for massage treatments.

The Skyros Centre offers more specialised courses and higher accommodation standards. Life there is merged with that of the village. Both centres include yoga classes and options for massage treatments.

What is included in the session fee price?

In Atsitsa the price includes twin share accommodation, three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner),  a choice of up to three courses per day, as well as evening activities and events.

At the Skyros Centre the session fee includes up to three courses per day, including morning yoga, a choice of specialised, in-depth Health and Wellbeing and Writers' Lab coourses, breakfast, lunch and twin share accommodation in the village or by the sea.

How do I choose my courses and activities?

In Atsitsa, courses are chosen once you are on your holiday. If there is a specific course you would like to attend then please do contact the office. 

For holidays at the Skyros Centre, book in advance for either the Health & Wellbeing or Writers' Lab. Choose your course when booking online or confirm at the time of booking if over the telephone. There is also early morning yoga and a late afternoon  Music and Arts course which is open to all.

Are the courses suitable for beginners?

The courses are suitable for all levels. Our facilitators are experienced at teaching mixed level classes and all courses will be tailored to the groups requirements.

The courses are suitable for all levels. Our facilitators are experienced at teaching mixed level classes and all courses will be tailored to the groups requirements.

What is the balance between free time and course time?

The programme in Atsitsa is designed for you to do as little or as much as you wish. Courses are available in the early morning (up to one hour), mid-morning (2 hours) and late afternoon (2 hours). 

At the Skyros Centre your main course will  run for 3 hours mid-morning. The Music and Arts course will run late afternoon.  Early morning yoga is also available.

What are my accommodation options?

In Atsitsa, choose to stay in the house or in one of our rustic huts in the lushious gardens of Atsitsa. The huts are simple,comfortable, and just moments away from the sea. There are two sets of shower and bathroom facilities  on the site. Most people choose to share a twin hut. Upgrades to a twin share in the house with ensuite accommodation is available for £70 on a one week holiday and £130 on a two week holiday (subject to availability). Single hut upgrades are available for £125 per one week holiday and £235 per two week holiday (subject to availability).

At the Skyros Centre participants stay in rooms close to the Centre that combine modern comforts with a Skyrian ambience. Most are ensuite rooms or small apartments, all in keeping with the traditional and charming Greek design. The styles vary but most have air conditioning and a kettle as standard. Participants normally share a twin room. Single occupancy is available for a supplement of £175 per one week holiday and £325 per two week holiday.

How do I get to Skyros island?

Please follow this link to our Atsitsa Bay travel page or call us on 01983 86 55 66.

Please follow this link to our Skyros Centre travel page or call us on 01983 86 55 66.

Are there any beaches?

Atsitsa Bay has miles of stunning coastline to explore, with secluded coves, inlets, and beaches. The nearest place to swim is from the rocks just in front of the house. The nearest pebble beach a 5 minute walk away, and the nearest sandy beach, a 20 minute walk. There are no swimming pools. The bay is perfect for snorkelling. Atsitsa bay is clean and safe and usually very calm.

There are two long sandy beaches 10-15 minutes walk from The Skyros Centre. The large public beach has tavernas providing drinks, food and shade.

Can I bring my children?

We welcome children during the month of August at our Atsitsa Bay centre. Childcare provision is available in August for those aged 5 – 15 years and there are also courses that children may be able to take part in (subject to the agreement of the facilitator). Children aged between 5 and 15 receive a 50% discount off the session fee price.

There is no childcare available at the Skyros Centre.

Will I have access to the internet?

In Atsitsa there is limited internet access due to the location. There are laptops with ethernet connection you can use in the bar area. 

The Skyros Centre has wireless internet access. Skyros village has many bars and cafes which offer wireless internet and a couple of internet cafes.

Will my mobile phone work?

In Atsitsa mobile phone coverage is extremely limited and it is unlikely that your phone will work there. There are numerous public phones in Skyros village.

Mobile phones usually work in the village and at the Skyros Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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