Our Writers’ Retreats has been created to accommodate ingenious people & travel nomads who are looking for an artistic premium environment to work on a writing project (or any other art project).
Combining our renowned Greek hospitality with fresh home-made food which is tailored to your needs and special requirements, we aim to offer an exceptional premium environment.
The location of our independent residencies guarantees a tranquil, remote, untouched & idyllic environment where the artist will have the chance to get inspiration, focus on his or her project without any distraction and eventually feel like home.
The autumn in Evoia is refreshing, the winter is sweet, the spring is stimulating, the summer is invigorating.
All seasons has something to offer and our residencies has been made to host creativity, inspiration, innovation, imagination and people with a vision who look for a place to commit.
Notice: We are not promoting a tourist accommodation but a Writer’s Retreat carefully designed to host visionary people.
Our Writers’ Retreats are located in Evoia Island, roughly 1,5 hours drive from the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport of Athens.
Dafni is spectacularly engulfed at the shores of North Euboean Gulf, 33 kms north of Xalkida, the capital of Evoia Island and 130 kms from the International Airport of Athens.
It is a tiny little village with less than 15 permanent citizens. Quiet & picturesque with stunning, warm sunsets and a nostalgic atmosphere especially during autumn and spring. The beach is less than one minute walk from the house and is safe for swimming and accessible all year round. Hiking trails and viewpoints on both sides of the bay offer day activities for the adventurous as well as provide with spots where you can get inspired. The nearby sleepy town of Nerotrivia, offers the authentic yet untouched Greek spirit with the typical tavernas and coffee places (kafeneio) where locals meet and hang out.
Untouched, secluded, peaceful; the perfect environment to commit to your project without being distracted for as long as you want.
Agios Ioannis, Aliveri
Agios Ioannis is naturally nested in the Servouni Mtn about 47 kms west of Xalkida & 142 kms away from the International Airport of Athens. It has been declared as a Traditional Settlement and has a Laographic (Folklore) Museum which houses and preserves traditional tools and household objects, all part of the cultural heritage of the area.
It has around 1.500 permanent citizens and the majority of them are farmers. The little town has a great history since the early Byzantine times when the first settlements started to appear and its strategic location deep inside the valley of nearby mountains offered a safe setting for the citizens during the Second World War.
There are still houses which has been made of locally quarried stone, bringing them into harmony with the landscape. One of them, is your Retreat which has been recently renovated and remodelled in order to accommodate the needs of a writer as well as meet the modern standards of an art residency.
Apart from day hikes in the surrounding mountains and scuba diving in the nearby Petries village, farm visits and related activities (milking, cheese and yogurt making, etc.) genuinely attached to the traditional Greek way of living which still prevails in the villages are available and offer an unforgettable experience that can be of high value for your next writing project.
The nicest beaches of east Evoia are about an hour drive from the residency but there are also quite a few in less than half an hour to the west. All make up a great excuse to stop working as well as enjoy the winter sea breeze or the famous Greek summer.
Our Writers’ Retreats offer a spectacular environment to work on your project. Plus, we aim to offer a range of services infused with authentic Greek hospitality that will make you feel comfortable and allow you to focus only in your project.
Both residencies include:
- Wireless Internet
- Printer on-site & copy paper
- TV & DVD Player
- Access to Netflix
- Heating & A/C
- Fireplace with firewood
- Toiletries, linens & towels
- Laundry service
- Freshly cooked meals with organic ingredients
- Drinks gift box
- Social media networking & promotion of your project*
- Transportation to & from the Athens International Airport
- Day visit to the Acropolis Museum in Athens (free transportation & lunch included)
Both residencies are non-smoking properties.
Transportation to and from the nearby villages, towns & beaches as well as cultural tours, day activities and farm visits can be arranged upon your arrival with zero or a minimal cost.
*:Social media blogging throughout your stay like #YourNameinGreece across our online channels, a website story upon departure & digital advertisement of your writing project is part of our social media marketing strategy we aim to employ along with the services provided during your stay.
Dafni: 800 EUR with breakfast only/ Agios Ioannis: 1.000 EUR full board for 1 week**
Dafni: 3.000 EUR with breakfast only/ Agios Ioannis: 3.500 EUR full board for a month**
Generous discounts apply for travel nomads, writers, journalists & translators who plan to leave and return as well as long stays in order to start & finish a project in our retreat (which will be a great honor). Please drop us an email at writersretreatgreece[@]gmail[.]com.
Our retreats are also available at discounted rates for group bookings.
**:the first day of your arrival and the last day of your departure are not added in your stay