PROGRAMME

Writers' Lab (WL)  chic, smart, witty

The Writers’ Lab in Skyros island, Greece, offers writers, thinkers and dabblers the opportunity to learn from distinguished writers, share the joys and struggles of the creative process, discover their strengths and polish their skills. Courses are open to novices with a secret passion for writing as much as to writers who already have a book under their belt. The tutors enjoy helping people at any stage of development – so do come with work in progress or just an empty page.

‘The Skyros writing course matched the standard of any college course I’ve known. But what impressed me most was something more subtle, profound, and long-lasting – the ethos of valuing both community and individuality, a way of being together that was inclusive, supportive and creative. I realised that my life was still wide open, crammed with as many opportunities as I wanted to envisage. That’s why I say, without a trace of irony and with huge gratitude, that my holiday on Skyros changed my life.’ Crysse Morrison, The Times

Health & Wellbeing (HW) live, love, laugh

Our choices go far beyond those of previous generations. Career and relationship changes, issues of health and sexuality or family life and financial pressures all add to a force that can weigh down on us and cast a shadow over our path in life. Skyros does not provide answers. It will give you, however, all the encouragement you need to leave behind life’s limitations, recharge your passion and go for what really matters to you.

‘Skyros is unlike any other holiday and it is perfect if you want to reassess your life, find out where you’re going, work out  your life goals, deal with problems or take stock. However it works equally well if all you want to do is lie on a beach with a book.’ Sarah Bridge, A Lady of Leisure

‘Skyros isn’t "unreal". In fact, it’s a hell of a lot more real than most people are used to.’ The Sunday Telegraph

The Art Studio (AS) skill, inspiration, passion

The project is truly exciting as both beginners and those who would like to develop their skills further will be embarking on an inspirational journey through the picturesque Skyros village, the beach, its ancient sites, the colourful countryside and also their own inner landscapes. And all this in the company of very friendly people ready to share experiences, views and ideas and with the help of our highly qualified and professional teachers who will offer support both within the group and individually.

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

‘The Rise of the Hobby Holiday. The ‘fly and flop’ holiday is so passé…These days smart women are taking edu-vacations, where learning – not lounging – is the name of the game and Skyros epitomises this trend.’ Kate Birch, Acquarius magazine, UAE

What's included?

  • Daily three hours sessions of your chosen in-depth course for five days per week.
  • Early morning yoga on course days plus one-off events in late afternoon.
  • Fun evening activities.
  • Daily breakfast and lunch. Breakfast and dinner will be served on the final night.                                              
  • Twin shared accommodation in local, traditional Greek apartments

For a supplement there are:

  • Optional excursions
  • Optional health & beauty treatments
  • Upgrades to a single room, subject to availability

Transfers and flights are not included. Please see our travel page for more information. 

The Writers' Lab

Health & Wellbeing

The Art Studio