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Established in 1979, Skyros is Europe's leading provider of alternative holidays – it’s 'the first and still the best' according to The Guardian. A health and wellbeing holiday, Skyros has a holistic approach that makes it the ideal destination for a well-earned break, whether you’re interested in yoga holidays, writing holidays, life coaching holidays, art, music, salsa, sailing or windsurfing holidays. There is truly something for everyone on a Skyros holiday – a holiday that engages the individual in activities and events that open the heart, expand the mind, recharge the body and uplift the spirit. These are ideal singles holidays as the safe and congenial atmosphere makes it possible for everyone to feel immediately at home.
Skyros’ holistic holidays in Greece, Thailand, Cuba, Cambodia and its offshoot - The Grange - in the Isle of Wight, offer a wide range of courses which are facilitated by an exceptional international staff. Courses are inspiring, entertaining and are usually held outdoors in the beautiful landscape. The food is delicious and the Skyros community – informal, friendly, relaxed, and yet very vibrant – brings people together in a way daily life rarely does.
Atsitsa Bay in Greece offers a programme of sailing, windsurfing, art, music and singing, salsa, afro-latino, ballroom and belly dance and much more - even trapeze. All holidays include the option of yoga and many offer complementary healthcare and other bodywork such as T'ai Chi, massage, meditation and Alexander Technique.
In the Village at the Skyros Centre, there are a further three holidays. There's an in-depth Life Choices programme appropriate for those who want to re-assess their life/work balance or just to recharge and face the challenges of life with renewed confidence. The Writers' Lab runs a writing holiday programme famous for kick-starting writing careers with the help of distinguished authors including Booker Prize winners or nominees. New this year, the Music & Arts programme offers a range of creative courses.
In the winter, Skyros-in-Thailand offers courses amidst the luxury of a 5-star beach resort and also an overland tour in Cambodia. Skyros-in-Cuba provides the opportunity to learn authentic Cuban Salsa with the help of local dance partners and also an inspirational Writing Holiday.
The benefits of a Skyros holiday last long after the suntan has faded. They include new friendships and relationships, new interests, a fresh outlook or a new sense of direction. 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’.
‘Let your hair down, take risks, expand horizons, go on a Skyros holiday’. Mariella Frostrup, The Independent