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The magical, ancient isle of Skyros is the ideal place to try something new, learn new skills and discover hidden talents. Choose the Skyros Centre, home to the Writers' Lab, Life Choices programme and the Art Studio; or the holistic holiday in Atsitsa Bay, right by the sea in the arms of a magnificent pine forest. Either way, you'll have a holiday to remember.

Havana is the perfect place to learn Cuba's national dance - salsa. Facilitated by a top Cuban dance tutor, everyone also has a Cuban dance partner for speedy, fun progress. Or take the photography course with filmmaker Julian Doyle and capture the spirit of Havana through the lens. This is Skyros with a Latin vibe!

Marrakech, in the foothills of the Atlas mountains, is known as the 'red city' due to its surrounding blush coloured walls. Explore the colourful souks piled high with glimmering lamps, bright spices, delicacies, exquisite carpets, rugs and leather. Retire to the oasis of the Riads - stylishly decorated and ornate rooms, topped with sun terraces in the heart of the medina.

Paris in the springtime is at its best. Explore the ancient streets of the Marais, stroll by the Seine, soak up the vibrancy of Montmartre, decide on your favourite art in the Louvre and enjoy the romance of a river tour by night. See Paris through the eyes of an artist and create stunning photographic images that will ensure your memories of this fabulous trip last forever.

From morning strolls by the canal to sipping espresso in Piazza San Marco to acquiring a taste for Italian opera, this stylish holiday will ensure you bring back unforgettable memories from this seductive city of culture.

Skyros-in-Thailand is based on the magical island of Koh Samed on a spectacular white sand, palm-fringed bay and offers tranquillity and relaxation. Yet in just a short walk you can enjoy beach cafes, restaurants and local Thai massage. Here you can completely unwind, enjoy the sunshine and the exceptional Skyros courses including yoga and mindfulness.

April in Grand Riviere, Trinidad, is one of the most important events in the world's eco-calendar. Witness the miraculous nesting and egg-laying of these endangered ancient survivors, the Leatherback Turtles. This unmissable trip includes full-board accommodation and fascinating excursions to see the magnificent scarlet ibis birds filling the sky.

Skyros offshoot, The Grange by the Sea, on the east coast of the Isle of Wight, is a gorgeous Georgian country house with comfortable 4-star guest accommodation listed in the AA's Best British B&B Guide. Home to the Skyros head office, The Grange offers weekend courses, health & beauty treatments and year-round bed & breakfast accommodation.

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Life after Skyros

Skyros, described by The Guardian as the first and still the best’ alternative holidayoffers the independent-spirited traveller a totally unique and unforgettable holiday. The perfect antidote to dated package holidays, this is an adventure that opens the heart, expands the mind, recharges the body and uplifts the spirit.

On a Skyros holiday you can stretch the body in a yoga class, try some windsurfing, abseil, learn to dance to the rhythms of salsa, create your own artistic masterpiece, start the novel you have been thinking about, lead a comedy-improvisation event, sing your favourite songs or take a look at what you really need in life.

Courses, usually held outdoors in the beautiful landscape, are inspiring and entertaining. You can take as many or as few of them as you would like, relax and enjoy the company of like-minded people and the good food. Skyros holidays has gained an outstanding reputation for its cuisine and vegetarians are always catered for.

Individuality & Community

More than its courses, Skyros offers a unique community life – informal, friendly and relaxed – that thrives on diversity and brings people together in a way daily life rarely does. 

All nationalities are welcome although courses and activities tend to be facilitated in the English language.

The Holiday You Can Take Home With You

The benefits of a Skyros holiday last long after the suntan has faded. They include new friendships and relationships, new interests and skills, renewed self-confidence, a fresh outlook or even a whole new way forward. The sense of renewed confidence and excitement about life is palpable.

Poet Hugo Williams described Skyros as 'the holiday you can take home with you’. Elle magazine described it as ‘magically successful thanks to its unique alchemy of people, settings and ideals.’

If this strikes a chord with you, then come and join us and experience the Skyros magic for yourself.

Information regarding the 2015 programme is coming soon. To request a 2015 brochure email office@skyros.com.

What's coming up next? 

Atsitsa Bay: 7 June through to 26 Sept 2015 Find out more >>

Writers' Lab: 7 June through to 26 Sept 2015 Find out more >>

Life Choices: 19 July through to 5 Sept 2015 Find out more >>

Art Studio: 19 July through to 5 Sept 2015 Find out more >>

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Solo Holidays

Skyros holidays are ideal for solo travellers. You'll feel at home right away.

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Yoga Holidays

Enjoy yoga classes outdoors in the beautiful landscape.

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Holistic Holidays

Our holidays stem from the ancient Greek idea of wholeness.

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