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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 2 Jun - Sun 9 Jun 2024 (7 nights)

At a glance

The Skyros Centre is the original home of Skyros holidays, the perfect creative, wellness adult-only retreat. Meet like-minded new friends and explore your potential with inspirational, skilled facilitators who will support you. Enjoy laid-back Greek island life. As with every Skyros holiday, do as much or as little as you choose. Logan Murray is directing this week at the Skyros Centre.

Find out more about the choice of writing courses below in What's On.

About

Skyros attracts mostly solo travelling guests from all over the world. Although all ages are represented, approximately 70% are between 35 and 65. The Skyros Centre is set in the stunning hillside village, with panoramic views of the hills and the sea.

Accommodation

Stay in traditional Skyrian rooms or by the sea. Twin shared occupancy is including in the price or book single occupancy.

Inspiring Courses

Choose your Writers' Lab course in advance. Your course will run mid-morning for three hours per day, five days per week. Morning Yoga drop-in classes are open to all.

Food & Drink

Meals are half board - usually breakfast and lunch but sometimes dinner instead - and served as a buffet. All diets are catered for. Tell us your preference when you book. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day.

Guide Itinerary

07.15: Morning drop-in classes
08.30: Breakfast
09.00: Demos (news of the day)
10.15: Your Masterclass
13.30: Lunch
15.00: Siesta/beach time
18.00: Ad-hoc drop-in classes
20.00: Dinner & evening activities

Average Temperature

Temperatures in June range between 20 degrees and 28 degrees Celcius.

Location

Summary

Cost
£975.00
Location
The Skyros Centre, Greece

What's included?

  • 15 hours of your chosen Writers' Lab course per week
  • Five mornings of drop-in Morning Yoga per week
  • Community structures unique to Skyros that bring people together in a fun and authentic way
  • Twin shared accommodation in the traditional Skyrian village or by the sea (upgrades available)
  • Breakfast and lunch, although sometimes dinner in place of lunch
  • Local walks and talks as well as organised excursions including a boat trip
  • Plenty of time out for relaxing on long, sandy beaches

What's On

Travel

OUTBOUND
Book your international flight to arrive into Athens on the day before the holiday begins, ie Saturday 1 June. Or arrive on Sunday 2 June if you will be in time for the domestic flight - see below. Spend Saturday night with us at our transfer hotel, The Dorian Inn, or alternatively book your own accommodation in Athens.

Our courtesy coach to the Dorian Inn Hotel (which depends on sufficient numbers arriving at a similar time) will leave Athens airport on Saturday promptly at [TBC]. Alternatively, take a taxi or the Metro if your flight is arriving much earlier or after this time. (Dorian Inn Hotel, Pireos 15-19, Athens 105 52, nearest metro = Omonia). 

1) Internal flight from Athens to Skyros
Book the Aegean flight departing Athens (ATH) for Skyros island (SKU) at 14:35 on Sunday 2 June, arriving into Skyros island at 15:15. See aegeanair.com

2) Overland transfer by coach and ferry
If the internal flight becomes fully booked, our overland transfer will leave the Dorian Inn Hotel at [TBC] and arrive into Kymi at [TBC] to connect with the ferry to Skyros island. 
Timings dependent on ferry timings.

RETURN

1) Internal flight from Skyros to Athens
Book the Aegean flight departing Skyros island (SKU) for Athens (ATH) at 15:35 on Sunday 9 June, arriving into Athens at 16:20. See aegeanair.com. This means you can take any flight home after 18:20.

2) Overland transfer by coach and ferry
If the internal flight becomes fully booked, our overland transfer will leave at [TBC] for the transfer back to Athens airport. Book your international flight home for after [TBC] on Sunday 9 June. 
Timings dependent on ferry timings.

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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