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Skyros: the holiday you can take home with you

Feed your body, mind and soul with a Skyros holiday this summer. Psychologies writer Ellen Tout tries Skyros’ writing retreat and leaves feeling inspired and renewed. Plus, save five per cent this summer with our offer code

by Ellen Tout

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On a Skyros holiday you can start the novel you've been thinking about, create your own artistic masterpiece, join a comedy-improvisation workshop, sing your favourite songs or take a look at what you really need in life.

The wide range of courses and activities available includes yoga, writing, art, photography, health & wellbeing, windsurfing, personal development, abseiling, dance, music and much more. The holiday is ideal for solo travellers, as well as couples, friends and families.

But it’s not just a holiday or course, Skyros thrives on its peerless culture. Within it you can be yourself, reconnect with your essence, express your creativity, laugh as you haven't since childhood and make new friends for life.

I recently tried a Skyros writing retreat and left feeling inspired. The Skyros ethos is about much more than just workshops and classes. From the staff to the guests, Skyros has a family atmosphere – you feel welcome, you eat with new friends, share ideas and relax. I’d been feeling rundown and lacking in spare time, but after the Skyros writing retreat with author Alison Habens, I was renewed and buzzing with ideas.

Leading the independent traveller market, Skyros offers holidays that opens the heart, expand the mind, recharge the body and uplift the spirit. Skyros, now in its 38th year, was Europe's first ever course-based holiday centre and remains the world leader in its field.

You can choose from two holiday centres on the idyllic island of Skyros, Greece: The Skyros Centre and Atsitsa Bay. Or in the UK, try a course taster weekend at The Grange in the Isle of Wight.

The benefits of a Skyros holiday last long after the suntan has faded. They include new friendships and relationships, interests and skills, renewed self-confidence, a fresh outlook or even a whole new way forward. The sense of renewed confidence and excitement about life is palpable.

If this strikes a chord with you, then join this summer for one week or two and experience the Skyros magic for yourself. See www.skyros.com/calendar.

Save five per cent!

Psychologies readers can save five per cent on any Skyros holiday in Greece this summer. Just enter the offer code PSY5%. 

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