Agistri

 

Agistri Island is only 1 hour away by flying dolphin from the Port of Piraeus, close to Athens.

 

It's a small island (approx. 15 sqkm), of which 90% is covered by a thick pine forest and has has several amazing beaches. It has a mixture of pebbles and sand and crystal clear turquoise-blue waters. and is ideally located right in the middle of the saronic gulf.

 

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DAY BY DAY

 

9.00 am

Wake up and Enjoy the day: 25 minute meditation by the sea or Morning Pages (optional)

 

10.00 am

Buffet-style Breakfast (cereals, toast, fresh fruit)

 

11.00 -1.00am

Group Writing Class (for those signed up to the Group Writing Course) in the studio by the sea, led by Charlotte

 

1.00pm

Lunch (a range of salads and delicious local dishes)

 

2.00-6.00pm

Free time to write, swim or explore.

Individual consultation sessions (see more details below) will take place during this afternoon slot.

 

6.00pm

Evening meditation by the sea with Daisy (optional).

 

7.30pm

Dinner is served in the Petite Restaurant overlooking the sea.

Activities:

Optional guided Meditation, or Morning Pages (a form of free-writing) session to start the day. This is a great way of centering ourselves and clearing the clutter of our minds. It is also a way to appreciate and send kindness to ourselves…so important in turning that nasty inner critic away!

Each writer will be offered an initial one-one consultation session with Charlotte.

Life coach Daisy will lead two sessions on Cultivating your Creative Life, using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator as a starting point to help you explore your creative self, and find strategies to improve the chances of finishing your creative projects.

There will also be a half day boat trip around the island.

You can swim from the hotel, sea canoe, walk to the local town (10-15 minutes),  or explore the densely wooded coastline.

Travel

 

A large number of airlines fly to Athens International Airport.

 

From the Airport: 

 

Take a Taxi (20 mins) to the Port of Pireaus OR take the X96 Bus (available directly outside the airport terminal).  Tickets cost approx. 5e, buy at the kiosk next to the bus stop before boarding.
The bus ride may take from 55 to 90 minutes depending on the traffic. It runs 24​ hours.

 

From the Port of Piraeus:

 

You can buy tickets to take a Ferry (1.5 -2 hours travel time) or a Flying Dolphin (45 minutes travel time) via Aegina to Agistri.

 

We will pick you up from the port at Agistri. Now you can start to enjoy the island and your retreat with us.

 

 

 

Once you get in touch with us, we will be happy to help you organise your journey from Athens to Agistri.

Travel

 

A large number of airlines fly to Athens International Airport.

 

From the Airport: 

 

Take a Taxi (20 mins) to the Port of Pireaus OR take the X96 Bus (available directly outside the airport terminal).  Tickets cost approx. 5e, buy at the kiosk next to the bus stop before boarding.
The bus ride may take from 55 to 90 minutes depending on the traffic. It runs 24​ hours.

 

From the Port of Piraeus:

 

You can buy tickets to take a Ferry (1.5 -2 hours travel time) or a Flying Dolphin (45 minutes travel time) via Aegina to Agistri.

 

We will pick you up from the port at Agistri. Now you can start to enjoy the island and your retreat with us.

 

 

 

Once you get in touch with us, we will be happy to help you organise your journey from Athens to Agistri.

WEEKLY ITINERARY (Group Writing Course)

 

Day 1 (Sunday)

Arrivals. Introductions over welcome drinks and dinner.

 

Day 2 (Monday)

9am: Morning Pages or Meditation by the sea

10am: Breakfast

11am-1pm: Writing class: Building your Character

1pm: Lunch

2pm: Writing Time

5pm: Cultivating your Creative Life session with life-coach Daisy Swan.

7.30pm: Dinner

 

Day 3 (Tuesday)

9am: Morning Pages or Meditation

11-1pm: Writing class: Developing your Story

1pm: Lunch

2pm: Writing Time

5pm: Sharing of work, led by Charlotte

7.30pm: Dinner

 

Day 4 (Wednesday)

9am: Morning Pages or Meditation

11-1pm: Writing Class: Finding your Voice

1pm: Lunch

2pm: Writing Time

5pm: Cultivating your Creative Life session with Daisy

7.30pm Dinner

 

Day 5 (Thursday)

9am: Morning Pages or Meditation

Rest Day. Explore. Develop your Writing Ideas.

Boat trip round the island

7.30pm Dinner

 

Day 6 (Friday)

9am: Morning Pages or Meditation

11-1pm Writing Class: Moving Forward.

1pm Lunch

2pm Writing Time

5pm Sharing of work developed throughout the week.

7.30pm: Farewell dinner

 

Day 7 (Saturday)

Travel day. Departures and goodbyes.

You are invited to take part in the sharing of work at the end of the week. The exchange of ideas and support for one another is one of the joys of this writing holiday.