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Atsitsa Bay, Skyros Island, Greece

The holistic holiday on the pine-forested Aegean coast

"Wonderful as ever! Articulate, considerate group in a beautiful setting," John
"Exceeded my expectations. The sense of community, loving atmosphere, the community sessions - all made for a week of such happiness and connection with such lovely people." Patricia
"(Like) nothing I have experienced before. I felt safe, heard and loved. I had great fun." T.D.
See guest reviews.

Inclusion in "10 of the best health and wellness retreats in Europe for 2023" The Guardian. 
"One of the World's Best Holidays. How do the people at Skyros do it?" The Sunday Times.
See press reviews.

See What's On When below...

Sun 28 Jul - Sat 10 Aug 2024 (13 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. Skyros co-founder Dina Glouberman is directing this fortnight in Atsitsa.

Find out more about the courses and activities during this week below in What's On.


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'.


Most people choose to live simply and comfortably in twin-shared rustic huts in the gardens. Or stay in Atsitsa's main house, subject to availability. See more about accommodation in Atsitsa here >>

Inspiring Courses

Courses and activities are introduced to you at the beginning of each week. Choose your favourites from a wide range including yoga, writing, art, kayaking, windsurfing, personal development, singing, comedy 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: Morning drop-in classes
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
19.00: Sunset classes
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.



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


To travel to Skyros Island you must go to Athens. We have organised transfers from Athens (detailed below) to take the stress out of your journey. We recommend organising your domestic travel first before securing your international flight and organised transfer with Skyros. This is peak season in Greece and flights often sell out. For this session we are offering organised transfers to meet the domestic flight and overland ferry.  

Domestic Travel (Athens – Skyros, Flight or Overland)


OUTBOUND: Departing Athens on the 28th July at 2.35pm, arriving to Skyros at 3.15pm

RETURN: Departing Skyros on 11th August at 3.35pm, arriving to Athens at 4.20pm

Overland Ferry 

OUTBOUND: Coach departing The Dorian Inn (Central Athens) at 12pm to meet the 4pm ferry.

RETURN: Coach departing Atsitsa at 6am to meet the 7am ferry. 

*Please note if booking the return domestic flight you will need an additional night B&B in Atsitsa. 

International Travel (to/from Athens)

OUTBOUND (if travelling on the domestic flight): Arrive to Athens on or before 12.35pm on the 28th July in time to catch the connecting flight to Skyros. 

OUTBOUND (if travelling overland): Arrive in Central Athens on or before 11am to allow yourself time to meet the coach departing central Athens at 12pm. 

Many choose to arrive the day before for a more relaxed journey (on the 27th July). 

For those arriving in Athens on the 27th July we have an organised transfer including an overnight stay in Central Athens. If many arrive into Athens at a similar time we will arrange a courtesy coach (minimum numbers required) departing Athens Airport to the hotel where you can relax and meet others joining the session. 

The following day we have the onward journey organised. If travelling to Skyros on the domestic flight there will be a bus departing to Athens airport in time for the flight to Skyros. To join this transfer, select Single/Twin Share at the Dorian, Transfer to Athens Airport & Transfer to Atsitsa when booking. For those travelling overland please select Overland with Single/Twin Share at The Dorian Inn.

If arriving into Athens on the 28th July and travelling on the flight to Skyros you will only require a transfer from Skyros Airport to Atsitsa. To secure this please select Transfer from Skyros Airport to Atsitsa only when booking. 

If arriving into Athens on the 28th July or before and not requiring a hotel stay before travelling overland please select the Overland Transfer No Hotel option when booking. 

RETURN (if travelling on domestic flight) We have an organised transfer from Atsitsa to Skyros Airport in time for the flight to Athens. To join this organised transfer, select Transfer to Skyros Airport when booking. We recommend allowing at least two hours in Athens Airport by booking an international return flight after 6.20pm on 11th August.

RETURN (if travelling overland by ferry) We have organised the journey to take you straight from Atsitsa to Athens airport via the ferry to Kymi. To join this transfer please select Overland to Athens Airport. The estimated arrival time to Athens airport is 12.40pm so we advised international flights after 2.40pm on the 10th August. 

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

Telephone: +44 (0)1983 865566


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