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Holiday Activities

skills, inspiration, passion

Art Holidays

Skyros offers art courses at both centres in Greece - Atsitsa Bay and The Skyros Centre and Skyros HQ, The Grange by the Sea in the UK. 

God may or may not be beauty and creativity, but Skyros island definitely is! You can see in the beautiful Atsitsa Bay where more than three thousand years ago Odysseus landed to take young Achilles to the long Trojan war! 

Inspired by the breathing of the pine trees, the whispers of the nocturnal sea or the memories of rocks blessed with the wisdom of so many generations, people embark on a serene, inspirational journey that takes them beyond the boundaries of their imagination. The beautiful images they create, with help from our facilitators, through their unexplored inner landscapes make them proud of a creativity some never suspected they possess! 

Courses in painting & sketching, watercolours, mosaics, photography and more are open to both beginners and those who would like to develop their skills further. They are facilitated by our highly qualified professional teachers who offer support both within the group and individually. 

And all this within a community of very friendly people, united by the universal language of the heart and ready to share experiences, views and ideas. It is like a dream come true.

At the Skyros Centre, the village offers a visual environment of inspiring beauty and a huge variety of subject matter to explore, from expansive panoramas of sea and sky to intimate winding lanes and courtyards.

Art courses materials are provided, but participants may want to bring with them sketchbooks, pencils and a sharpener, mixing palette, brushes, their preferred paints, canvases or paper and their digital camera. Do not forget an old shirt or apron plus sturdy shoes, hat and plenty of suntan lotion!

‘The best arts and crafts holidays. For creative courses abroad, consider one of the centres offered by Skyros.’ Sophie Butler, The Telegraph

Sun 22 Aug - Sun 29 Aug 2021 (7 nights)

At a glance

Atsitsa Bay is a holistic holiday centre set in a stunning, natural location, right on the bay and surrounded by pine forest. With a wide range of courses and activities and an outstanding team of facilitators, it's the perfect place to be inspired and try something new. 

About

Skyros attracts mostly solo travellers from all over the world. Although all ages are represented approximately 70% are between 35-65. A huge majority - over 80 percent - report that the Skyros holiday experience had a lasting positive effect on their lives. Nearly a third of guests come back again and again - even after they have said that Skyros was the 'holiday of a lifetime'.

Accommodation

Most people choose to live simply and comfortably in twin-shared rustic huts in the gardens. 

Avoid single supplements by allowing us to pair you with another guest. 

Or stay in Atsitsa's main house, subject to availability.

Inspiring Courses

Choose your favourites each week from a wide range including yoga, writing, art, abseiling, kayaking, windsurfing, personal development, singing, comedy, massage and more.

Food & Drink

All meals are included and served as a buffet. Special diets are always catered for. Teas and coffees are available throughout the day. Other drinks and snacks can be purchased at Atsitsa's bar.

Guide Itinerary

07.15: Early morning courses
08.30: Breakfast
09.00: Demos (news of the day)
10.30: Oekos (home groups)

11.15: Mid-morning courses
13.30: Lunch
15.00: Siesta/beach time

17.00: Afternoon courses
20.00: Dinner & evening activities

Average Temperature

July and August are the hottest months in Skyros with temperatures averaging around 30 degrees celcius. Light showers are possible but rare.

Location

Summary

Cost
£815.00
Location
Atsitsa Bay, Greece

What's included?

  • More than three courses per day over four to five days each week
  • An unrivalled and vibrant community atmosphere
  • Fun evening activities and events
  • Three delicious Mediterranean meals each day
  • Twin shared rustic accommodation in Atsitsa's gardens

What's On

Travel

Outbound – Athens to Skyros via coach and ferry

Book your flight to arrive into Athens on Saturday 21 August. Spend the night with us at The Dorian Inn or book your own accommodation in Athens.

Our courtesy coach to the Dorian Inn hotel will leave Athens airport at around 20.00. Alternatively, take a taxi or the Metro if arriving much earlier or after this time. (Dorian Inn Hotel, Pireos 15-19, Athens 105 52, nearest metro = Omonia)

On Sunday we take you to Skyros island via coach and ferry transfer. The coach will leave the Dorian Inn hotel at around 13.00 to board the ferry to Skyros island at 17.00. You will then travel on to Atsitsa by coach.

Return – Skyros to Athens via coach and ferry 

On Sunday 29 August, take our coach and ferry transfer back to Athens airport. The ferry leaves Skyros island at 14.00. In order to leave sufficient time for the journey back to Athens airport and with two hours check-in, flights can be booked for after 21.00. 

Alternatively, you can make your own way to Skyros and back, please enquire if you need any travel advice.

Transfer options (book online)

Outbound: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 August

Inbound: Sunday 29 August

There are several ways to get in touch, and we'd love to hear from you…

Telephone: +44 (0)1983 865566

Email: holidays@skyros.com

Or Chat to us online using the link in the corner or your screen

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