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Activities at Atsitsa Bay, Greece

Kayaking & Sea Shanties with Susie Self

Sat 20 - Sat 27 Aug 2022

Atsitsa is an outstanding area for kayaking. Each day Susie creates unique trips which will enhance your love of the gorgeous sea. Experience pine wooded bays interfaced with volcanic rocks which fold directly into the water. Explore caves which can only be approached by kayak. Soak in hidden bays in the warm afternoon.

The island is wild with an infusion of aromatic sage, pulsating cicadas and magical kingfishers. Like Shakespeare’s island it is full sounds that give delight and hurt not. Kayaking crews enhance their adventures with humming meditations and joyful Sea shanties.

Susie welcomes and supports Kayakers from beginners to experienced. She trained in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico and runs kayaking groups in the North Sea. 


What's included?

Susie's course is held in Atsitsa Bay on Skyros island in Greece and is part of the wide range of courses and activities available. The holiday includes full board twin shared accommodation in an eco-hut. Single upgrades and twin shares in the house are available. Chat through the website, call +44 (0)1983 86 55 66 or email holidays@skyros.com to discuss your requirements. Find out more about these holidays here: AT3 (23rd - 30th July), AT4 (30th July - 12th August) and AT6 (20th - 27th August).


About Susie Self

Susie Self is an international singer and composer. Susie/Dr Susannah Self ARCM, MPhil Cantab studied at The Royal College of Music and Cambridge University. She has just completed her PhD in composition on a scholarship at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Recent commissions include: Fast: Spitalfields Festival 2020, The Frontline Worker: Skipton Camerata 2020, Orange: English Touring Opera 2020, Wave Form: Royal Birmingham Ballet 2019, Quilt Song: Birmingham Old Rep 2018, SLAP: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group 2018, Freedom Bridge: Birmingham Opera Company 2017, The Butt: Musictheatertage, Vienna 2016 and Heroic Women: Royal Opera House, Garden Venture, 1992.

She has sung as a mezzo soloist in many opera houses in particular for Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg, The Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp and The Landestheater in Salzburg. She has facilitated workshops for Skyros, Esalen in California, Rancho la Puerta in Mexico, Nottingham University and Guildhall.

What people say about Susie and her courses:

You were an inspiration in so many ways. I can't quite believe I actually sang (rather than mimed!) Thank you. ‚Äč

I loved the singing, Susie was an excellent tutor.

A maverick, challenging and life altering.

I loved all the courses - especially Susie’s kayaking and swimming early mornings - what a way to start the day.

Kayaking with Susie in the early morning was just magical.

Susie was a very clear and kind facilitator for kayaking.

Susie singing great. And everyone loved kayaking.

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