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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

Sat 10 Jun - Fri 23 Jun 2023 (13 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. Skyros co-founder Dina Glouberman is directing this fortnight at the Skyros Centre.

Find out more about the choice of Masterclasses 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, Art Studio or Health & Wellbeing Masterclass in advance. Your Masterclass will run mid-morning for three hours per day, five days per week. Enjoy morning Yoga and afternoon Music & Arts drop-in classes 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: Drop-in classes
20.00: Dinner & evening activities

Average Temperature

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

Location

Summary

Cost
£1,595.00
Location
The Skyros Centre, Greece

What's included?

  • 15 hours of your chosen Masterclass per week (Writers' Lab, Art Studio or Health & Wellbeing programme)
  • 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 – Athens to Skyros via coach and ferry 

Book your flight to arrive in Athens on Friday 9th June 2023. 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 promptly at 20.15. 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 Saturday we take you to Skyros island via coach and ferry transfer. The coach will leave the Dorian Inn hotel at [TBC] to board the ferry to Skyros island at [TBC]. You will then travel on to Atsitsa by coach.

Return Option 1 – Skyros to Athens via coach and ferry 

On Friday 23rd June 2023, take our coach and ferry transfer back to Athens airport. The ferry leaves Skyros island at 08:00. 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 15:30

Return Option 2 - Domestic flight from Skyros to Athens

On Friday 23rd June 2023, take the domestic flight from Skyros to Athens. Depart Skyros 16:10 and arrive in Athens 16:55. Book through www.aegeanair.com.

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

Transfer options (book online)

Outbound: Friday 9th June 2023 (overnight) and Saturday 10th June 2023 (transfer day)

Inbound: Friday 23rd June 2023

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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