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Life changing Greek island holiday

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Greek island holistic holiday

Greek island holiday

Skyros, Greece
8 Days
€ 880 combadi price

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Holiday Type
Fixed date/Solo friendly
Running Period
30 Aug - 12 Sep, 13 - 20 Sep

The Combadi Insight:

Another of our secrets revealed. A special holiday set in the Greek island of Skyros where sun, sea, new friends, inspiring life-changing courses, mediterranean food, the team's hospitality and love for life come together in harmony. You can do as much or as little as you want. Your new life starts here.

Holiday Code: AQ6

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This is an 8 day escape from our daily routines. A holistic holiday offering a variety essential courses offered by experienced facilitators in a gorgeous island seaside setting in the Greek island of Skyros.

Courses are held outdoors on beautiful stone terraces, between the pine forest and the sea. Courses range from yoga, paths to finding happiness, story-telling, windsurfing, trapeze and much more! You are free to do as much or as little as you want. There is always time to sunbathe, swim, walk in the pine forest and enjoy the tranquility of the bay. The evenings are taken up by parties, lively discussions and spontaneous, often hilarious events.

This is an opportunity to completely relax, take in the nature of the Greek island of Skyros and make new friends in the process. Skyros is one of these places that seem to have stood still in time. A place jet to be discovered by the scores of tourists.

The beauty of Atsitsa is its simplicity, its intimate connection with nature and its timeless detachment from the outside world. The atmosphere of trust it generates enables everyone to open up, venture into unchartered waters and make connections rarely made in the outside world. Atsitsa’s vibrant community – 30 to 80 guests at a time – is friendly and bursting with life.

This holistic holiday is one where our guests keep coming to every year. Set in the idyllic Greek island of Skyros, it is a holiday where friends are made and lives are changed.

A typical day in Atsitsa

  • 07.15: Early morning courses
  • 08.30: Breakfast and community affairs
  • 11.15: Mid-morning courses
  • 13.30: Lunch and siesta/beach time
  • 17.00: Afternoon courses
  • 20.00: Dinner and nightlife

Available courses on offer:

a. 23-30 August:

  • Your Best Year Ever
  • Yoga With Awareness
  • Windsurfing
  • Trapeze
  • Music & Singing
  • Bookbinding
  • Storytelling
  • Comedy Improvisation

b. 30 August - 12 September:

  • The Path of Happiness
  • Dynamic Hatha Yoga
  • Windsurfing
  • Abseiling
  • Music & Singing
  • Stained Glass
  • Alexander Technique
  • Comedy Improvisation

c. 13 - 20 September:

  • Music & Singing
  • Dynamic Hatha Yoga
  • Windsurfing
  • The Art of Swimming
  • Stained Glass
  • Alexander Technique
  • Mindful Living
  • Comedy Improvisation

Price per person for twin shared room and two meals a day (usually breakfast and lunch, but sometimes dinner instead), participation in all available courses, yoga and activities.

Prices:

  • EUR880 / £645pp (Weeks of 23-30 Aug and 13-20 Sept)
  • EUR1500 / £1195pp (13 day stay between 30 Aug - 12 Sept)

Inspiring courses

Courses are introduced at the beginning of the holiday and can be chosen on the spot. Early morning ‘drop-in’ classes run for an hour before breakfast. Mid-morning and late afternoon courses run for two hours, some requiring commitment for four days whilst others are ‘drop-in’.

Feel free to do as much or as little as you want.

Childcare is available in August during the day’s two main course slots.

Food

Atsitsa Bay has gained such an outstanding reputation for its cuisine in terms of both quality and quantity that some people claim they return just for the food! Meals are Mediterranean in style using locally sourced seasonal fruits and vegetables, natural yoghurt and cheeses, pulses and grains. Meat or fish is usually served in the evenings but vegetarians and special diets are always catered for. All this along with tempting desserts too!

The Atsitsa Bay Community

The range and quality of the numerous courses, all run by excellent facilitators, make Atsitsa Bay an exceptional holiday destination.

But Atsitsa Bay is far more than its courses. It’s a new world we all aspire to see. It’s the trust the members of its community naturally develop with each other, the ensuing emergence of one’s real self as opposed to a self distorted by necessities and burdens, and the powerful bonds forged between people that sometimes last for life.

In Atsitsa you can be completely at home: with yourself, with others, and with nature. You can play, experiment, sing, do things you haven’t done since childhood or just be silly. It’s a place to feel free.

That's why people can go for the seemingly impossible and expand their limits to the limits of the sea. Truly amazing impromptu events emerge as a regular feature of the Atsitsa Bay programme: its legendary cabaret, the fancy dress parties, the midnight swims, the music and the singing, the Pea Fairs, the street theatre shows, the comedy improvisation events and so much more. Individuality in this environment, shaped only by the requirements of beauty, only blossoms.

None of this would have come about without the Atsitsa Bay community spirit. Community is the quintessence of life, the earth in which the tree of our existence is rooted.

Friendly people

Atsitsa’s lively community is friendly and bursting with life. Courses, facilitators, fabulous food and the beautiful environment are, naturally, all central to the experience. But for many the real value and essence of a spell in Atsitsa is to be found in its rich community life and the opportunity to meet a wide variety of interesting people. Life in Atsitsa is informal and relaxed with a dress code to match.

Community life

Skyros traditions of demos (exchanging news), œkos (small ‘family’ groups) and co-listening (the option of meeting a partner each day) all help to create a vibrant community life of which everyone feels a part.

Accommodation

People live simply and comfortably in Atsitsa. Share a 3/4 bedded room in the stone villa or stay, as most choose to do, in twin-bedded huts. Huts are homely and rustic, set amidst Atsitsa's lush gardens and shaded by pine and fruit trees. Limited single occupancy of a hut is available for £125 for one week and £235 for a two week holiday. Share a twin room in the house for a supplement of £70 for one week and £130 for a two week holiday. Most rooms are ensuite.

Nightlife

Atsitsa has its own cafe-bar where you can sip cool drinks, watch the glorious sunsets over the sea and dance the night away. Evening activities include spontaneous events such as parties, story-telling, games, talks or comedy shows. Some people just talk until the early hours or swim by moonlight. On the free day many choose to go to Skyros town where there are a number of clubs, bars, and tavernas to choose from.

An instant community with whom one feels as close and relaxed as with great friends. All in a hypnotically beautiful setting. Anon

Reasons to go: 1. I've been three times now and each time has had its own magic and memories. 2. A place to make new friends - to keep! Bo

We arrived with rounded shoulders from carrying the burden of a very difficult year. We left with our shoulders back, head held high, re-energized and ready to enter the battle ground again. Atsitsa worked its magic! Karen

It's always different. A deep experience this time and it has given me the trust in myself to deal with different circumstances with a peaceful heart and hope that life is manageable. Amanda

A true community spirit and experience with enough gaps in-between to really relax and be creative and full of joy. Martina

This holiday works wonderfully for people on their own or just wishing to get away from it all, for those wishing participate in everything or nothing. And they're virtually guaranteed to come away with new friends. Pam

Great holiday. Friendship, food, fun and a beautiful location and excellent teachers. Barbara

The trip I took to Greece to Skyros was one of the best in my life. I am 25 years old and traveled all the way from Minnesota, USA. I came by myself but was welcomed and made comfortable by all the staff. Each staff member (including chefs, course teachers, bar assistants and cleaning help, etc) were friendly, fun and professional. The food was fresh and the chefs accommodated to all different diets. The courses were inspiring and enlightening, as well as fun and entertaining. My overall trip and experience was amazing and I came back home a much better person. Frances James

A must for people who are struggling to find the perfect holiday, inspirational and soul searching. Unforgettable. Fliss

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