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Skyros Centre

34007, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Skyros
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Home to Skyros Holidays on picturesque Skyros island, Greece, The Skyros Centre offers specialised courses including the renowned Writers' Lab, the Life Choices programme and, new this year, the Art Studio. Alongside these courses guests are offered options for early morning yoga and health and beauty treatments. Skyros holidays have been described as 'the first and still the best' alternative holiday by The Guardian. The Sunday Times described it as 'One of the world's best holidays'. The Writers' Lab, in particular, has received acclaim as 'No. 1 of the World's Five Best Writing Holidays' by The Guardian. The holidays tend to attract solo travellers and single supplements are avoided as most guests take the option to share twin accommodation with others of the same gender and similar age. A huge majority - over 80 percent - report that the Skyros experience had a lasting positive effect on their lives. Even after they have said that Skyros was the 'holiday of a lifetime', nearly a third come back again and again.
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Greece
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Skyros town is a wonderful small and picturesque place. It has beautiful small paved roads and the architecture is well maintained. The view from up there is breath taking. Dating back to the days of pirates, it is fortified at the top of the hill and it is quite unique. It is worth a day's visit, to stroll around, drink... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A very special place, beautiful people, inspiring courses,amazing instructors,difficult to put in to words you just have to go there!

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Enjoyed shopping, meeting locals in the bars on the main street, food was delicious with lots of local restaurants to choose from

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Not sure why this is listed as an 'attraction': it's a perfect place to actually have a course-based holiday. Accommodation is mostly in local houses -- ours was a five-minute walk away, a house for our exclusive use with a kitchen (we didn't use it except for making tea) and a shower room. As the world knows, the Skyros Centre... More

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Trento, Italy
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157 reviews 157 reviews
25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very nice village on the side of the mountain. No cars and a lot of stairs everywhere. Different. Worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I had the pleasure of having 2 weeks holiday at the Skyros centre in June. The "hosts" Richard and Clare could not have been more fun to be around and/or efficient! The Skyros centre gives you an opportunity to stay on this wonderful island mix with the locals, whilst trying new skills or further develope not so new hidden talents... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

No wonder the Skyros Writers’ Lab was listed by The Guardian as number one of the World’s Best 5 Writing Holidays. You can have your lessons and lunch in the open air beneath overhanging vines overlooking the valley and sea. We had our lessons with Leigh Russell (bestselling author of the Geraldine Steel series). Thanks to her I came home... More

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SkyrosHolistic, Manager at Skyros Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, Susan. We're delighted to hear you had such a great time away and we wish you luck with your novel writing! Warm regards, The Skyros Team More

London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Skyros Centre is beautiful, authentically Greek in a large local house perched on the 'magical' rock of the island. Very well organised and welcoming. The three tutors and the permanent team were available, good people, engaged and real! I loved the smells, the beauty, the growing connections, the food, the magic and care between people who never met before, the... More

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SkyrosHolistic, Manager at Skyros Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, Azul. We're so pleased to hear you had a great time with us on Skyros, and we'd be delighted to welcome you the Skyros Centre again. We're already looking forward to the beautiful Greek island sunsets. With best wishes, The Skyros Team. More

Prague, Czech Republic
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I've been on creative writing courses three times at the Skyros centre, and each time I've come away with a real sense of achievement. The opportunity to meet an interesting, diverse and eclectic group of people in such a lovely setting with perfect weather, beaches and food can seem like a dream come true, but it's not : it's reality,... More

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SkyrosHolistic, Manager at Skyros Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. It's great to hear you've benefited from the Writers' Lab courses three times already and we'd love the opportunity to welcome you again in the future. In the meantime, we wish you a very creative winter. Happy writing! Regards, The Skyros Team. More

UK
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

I have to echo the other reviews here - Skyros is a magical experience. I did the Transform your life course, superbly run by Kate Daniels. I didn't expect to have so much fun in the two weeks, or to make good friends there. Highlights were the beautiful boat trip and the 'cabaret' evening. David

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