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FAQs

Travel

How do I get to Skyros Island?

Please follow this link to our travel page or call us on 01983 86 55 66. You will need to book both the international and domestic flight yourself as Skyros is not a flight provider.

 

Atsitsa Bay & The Skyros Centre

What is the difference between the two centres?

Atsitsa, surrounded by sea and pine forest, offers a wide range of courses and simple but comfortable accommodation. The focus is its community life.

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, a choice of up to three courses per day, as well as evening activities and events.

At the Skyros Centre the price includes morning yoga, a choice of in-depth Health & Wellbeing or Writers' Lab course, afternoon artistic drop in, breakfast, lunch and twin share accommodation.

How do I choose my course?

In Atsitsa, courses are chosen on arrival.

For holidays at the Skyros Centre, please state your preference at the time of booking.

Are there 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 is 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/village.

 

Accommodation

What are my accommodation options?

In Atsitsa choose to stay in the huts on a twin share basis, or the house for a supplement. Single hut and room upgrades are available for a supplement (subject to availability).

At the Skyros Centre rooms are allocated in the village or by the beach on a twin share basis. Single rooms are available for a supplement (subject to availability).

What is the accommodation like?

In Atsitsa the huts are made from bamboo & concrete, simple, comfortable, and come with an electrical socket, mosquito net, electric light and clothes hangers. The huts are just moments away from the sea. There are two sets of shower and bathroom facilities on the site. The rooms in the house are traditionally Greek, simple and comfortable with en-suite facilities. Please note that doors do not lock in Atsitsa – the island is very safe.

At the Skyros Centre participants stay in rooms within walking distance to the Centre that combine modern comforts with a Skyrian ambience. Rooms are ensuite, and in keeping with the traditional and charming Greek design. The styles vary but all have air conditioning and a kettle as standard.

 

General

Can I bring my children?

Children are welcome in Atsitsa Bay from the 14th July – 31 August 2018. Childcare provision is available in for those aged 5 – 15 years and there are also some courses that older 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.

Will I have access to the internet?

In Atsitsa there is limited internet access due to the location, there is a laptop with a wired connection to use in the bar. Wifi is available at the Skyros Centre.

Will my mobile phone work?

In Atsitsa mobile coverage is limited & unreliable, although getting better every year. Mobile phones usually work in the village and at the Skyros Centre.

Am I too old/young to come?

Not at all, all ages are represented, from 5 – 85 but approximately 70% of our guests are aged 35 – 65.

Can you cater to my dietary requirements?

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, the majority of our participants are solo travellers and our holidays are designed with this in mind. Our session fee prices are twin share as standard and we pair people together who are of the same gender and of similar age where possible, cutting out the need for single supplements. 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.

Where can I find details of your cancellation policy?

You can find details of our cancellation policy by clicking here.

Is Skyros ABTA registered?

Skyros is not ABTA registered but, in line with government regulations, Skyros has insurance with International Passenger Protection Ltd.

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