We’re keeping an eye out for some cool new travel ideas for you in 2013 and came across these holidays to Greece, south east Asia and Cuba.
The holidays below are all from Skyros, a provider for holistic holidays, offering the independent-spirited traveller a line-up of one and two week holidays and an entirely new programme: The Art Studio on Skyros island, Greece. And no, we don’t have any affiliation with the company; we just think these are great ideas. We hope you do too.
Atsitsa Bay, Greece
Atsitsa Bay on Skyros island’s pine-forested coast in Greece, offers a range of courses including yoga, outdoor adventure, windsurfing, music and singing, drawing and painting, mosaics, comedy improvisation, photography, sexuality, textile art, 5 Rhythms dance, bodywork, passionate living, ‘seductive speaking’ – the list goes on.
The Writers’ Lab, Greece
Described by The Guardian as ‘number one of the world’s best writing holidays’, The Writers’ Lab at The Skyros Centre, Greece, gives a focused but fun look into creative writing, from as low as £595. Facilitators include authors such as Sophie Hannah, Steve Attridge, and Leigh Russell.
Life Choices programme, Greece
The Life Choices programme held in Skyros Village, Greece, offers inspiration, encouragement and support to all who would like to move towards positive change in any aspect in life, whether personal or professional. Holiday participants are encouraged to leave behind limitations, recharge their passion and go for what really matters.
Brand new for 2013: The Art Studio, Greece
The Art Studio at The Skyros Centre provides an inspirational setting in which to put pencil to paper, paint to palette or lens to landscape under the expert guidance of the Studio’s visiting artists. You can join any course with no experience or plenty, and know that you’ll return home with all the skills and encouragement necessary to pursue your creative vision with renewed vigour.
Winter sunshine, south east Asia
You can join Skyros this January and February for winter sunshine in two idyllic destinations, Thailand and Cambodia. Whether swimming from an unspoilt beach in Thailand or trekking in the jungle and visiting the awe inspiring Angkor temples of Cambodia, a south east Asia holiday with Skyros adds colour, culture, relaxation, exploration and an inspiring community feel to the winter getaway.
Spring and Autumn holidays, Cuba
Vamos a bailar! This 2013 Skyros are running two Salsa holidays in Cuba’s unique capital, Havana. I mean, where better to learn the nation’s dance than at its source? You will be paired with a local Cuban dance partner who will mentor your progress to ensure a high quality learning experience. Morning yoga classes and talks on Cuban history & culture are included too.