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The Skyros Centre, home to the Writer’s Lab, the Life Choices programme and, new this year, the Art Studio, nestles on the hillside at the edge of Skyros village. Built high up to evade the clutches of Mediterranean pirates, the village is accessible only by foot through narrow, cobblestoned streets. The long, sandy beach is a pleasant ten minute walk away. The Centre’s courtyard, shaded by fig and pomegranate trees, has a panoramic view of the valley and the Aegean.

Here you can step back from everyday routines immerse yourself in absorbing activities and relax in the company of new friends. As one participant wrote, ‘Skyros is sunshine for the soul’. There is plenty of time to get a massage, spend time on the long, sandy beaches or sit in a cafe and watch village life pass by.

The day begins with early morning yoga followed by breakfast and then, the centrepiece of the day, the late morning courses. These run for three hours per day, for five days. Choose one course per week from any of the three programmes that run alongside each other. Book in advance to secure your favourites. Once you’re at the Skyros Centre and subject to space you can, if you choose, change your mind and attend a different course in the second week.

In the evenings people usually meet for dinner in the village. Whether one goes for stuffed tomatoes or grilled fish at a taverna by the sea, dinner is almost a spiritual experience. With the night always young, there may well be dancing until late or walking in the moonlight through the magical landscape.

The 2014 Skyros programme is available here. Contact us on holidays@skyros.com to request a copy of the 2014 brochure.

‘The most wonderful legacy is the memory of having laughed more in two weeks that I can remember since childhood.’ Woman Magazine

Single holidays

 ‘I have had one life changing holiday on the Greek island of Skyros... I had just given up my job with Shell. I wasnt quite sure what to do with my life, so I enrolled on a creative writing course and learnt how to do massage, in the hope that something would occur to me. People kept saying that I was really funny, and ought to be a comedian, so I thought I would give it a go.’  Jimmy Carr, The Sunday Times

The Skyros Centre Programme at a Glance...
 

Goat Festival

Saturday 17 - Saturday 24 Feb 2015   £595

The Skyrian Goat Festival is one of the most unique and internationally famous celebrations, again involving the entire island community. It is totally spontaneous, often outrageous and totally devoid of commercially. Join in, contribute and experience something truly unique.

 

Writers Lab WL1  Saturday 7 - Saturday 14 June 2014 £625

The Art of Writing Fiction with Logan Murray more>>>

Life Choices LC1  Saturday 7 - Saturday 14 June 2014 £625

Successful Relationships with Juliette Smith more>>>

Art Studio AS1  Saturday 7 - Saturday 14 June 2014 £625

The Art of Photgraphy with Kel Portman more>>>

 

Writers Lab WL2  Saturday 14 - Friday 27 June 2014 £1045

A Life Full of Stories with Amanda Smyth more>>>

Life Choices LC2  Saturday 14 - Friday 27 June 2014 £1045

Raise Your Game with Suzane Hazelton more>>>

Art Studio AS2  Saturday 14 - Friday 27 June 2014 £1045

Drawing & Painting with Kel Portman more>>>

 

Writers Lab WL3  Saturday 28 June - Saturday 5 July 2014 £645

Writing for the Screen with Jenny Lecoat more>>>

Life Choices LC3  Saturday 28 June - Saturday 5 July 2014 £645

Mindful Living with Michael Eales more>>>

Art Studio AS3  Saturday 28 June - Saturday 5 July 2014 £645

Drawing Out of the Box with Cat Bennett more>>>

 

Writers Lab WL4  Saturday 5 July - Friday 18 July 2013 £1145

Life Writing with Monique Roffey more>>>

Life Choices LC4  Saturday 5 July - Friday 18 July 2013 £1145

Creative Confidence with Kate Daniels more>>>

Art Studio AS4 Saturday 5 July - Friday 18 July 2013 £1145

Mixed Media Art with Cat Bennett more>>>

 

Writers Lab WL5  Saturday 19 - Saturday 26 July 2014 £695

The First Novel with Shelley Weiner more>>>

Life Choices LC5  Saturday 19 - Saturday 26 July 2014 £695

Present Your Best Self with Tiana Harper more>>>

Art Studio AS5  Saturday 19 - Saturday 26 July 2014 £695

Painting with Pastels with Michael Gahagan more>>>

 

Writers Lab WL6  Saturday 26 July - Friday 8 Aug 2014 £1245

Aspects of Novel Writing with Mez Packer more>>>

Life Choices LC6  Saturday 26 July - Friday 8 Aug 2014 £1245

A New Beginning with Dina Glouberman more>>>

Art Studio AS6 Saturday 26 July - Friday 8 Aug 2014 £1245

Watercolour Painting with Michael Gahagan more>>>

 

Writers Lab WL7  Saturday 9 - Friday 22 Aug 2014 £1245

Successful Fiction with Leigh Russel more >>>

Life Choices LC7 Saturday 9 - Friday 22 Aug 2014 £1245

Choose Life at Any Risk with Ari Badaines more >>>

Art Studio AS7  Saturday 9 - Friday 22 Aug 2014 £1245

Still Life Painting with Theresa Sundt more>>>

 

Writers Lab WL8  Saturday 23 - Saturday 30 Aug 2014 £695

Screenwriting with Phil Gladwin more >>>

Life Choices LC8  Saturday 23 - Saturday 30 Aug 2014 £695

Making it Happen with Louise Gimson more >>>

Art Studio AS8  Saturday 23 - Saturday 30 Aug 2014 £695

Art in the Landscape with Theresa Sundt more>>>

 

Writers Lab WL9  Saturday 30 Aug - Friday 12 Sep 2014 £1195

Your Writers Voice with Crysse Morrison more >>>

Life Choices LC9  Saturday 30 Aug - Friday 12 Sep 2014 £1195

Being Ourselves with Gaie Houston more >>>

Art Studio AS9 Saturday 30 Aug - Friday 12 Sep 2014 £1195

Making Movies with Julian Doyle more>>>re>>>mor

 

Writers Lab WL10  Saturday 13 - Saturday 20 Sep 2014 £645

Creating Comedy with Arthur Smith more >>>

Life Choices LC10  Saturday 13 - Saturday 20 Sep 2014 £645

Follow Your Dreams with Carol Martin-Sperry more >>>

Art Studio AS10 Saturday 13 - Saturday 20 Sep 2014 £645

Digital Photography with Julian Doyle more>>>re>>>mor