About Us

Writers’ Retreats in Greece have been created to accommodate ingenious people & travel nomads who are looking for an artistic environment to work on a writing project (or any other art project).

Combining our renowned Greek hospitality with fresh home-made food tailored to your cravings, we aim to offer an exceptional setting with totally personalised service.

The locations of our independent residencies guarantee a tranquil, remote, untouched & idyllic environment where the artists have the chance to get inspiration, focus on their project without any distraction and eventually feel like home.

All seasons have something to offer and our residencies have been made to host creativity, innovation, imagination and visionary people who look for a place to commit.

Last but not least, the founders of Writers’ Retreats in Greece are retired overlanders and artists at heart. Nikos & Georgia explored the world full-time for 7 years before, so they have a vast experience on hospitality industry.

Nikos is the author & publisher of Traveliving & 69FAQ Before Going Overland, two unique overland travel publications. Georgia is the curator of TravelEating by Georgia food+travel project.


Locations

The Writers’ Retreats are located in the island of Evia (or Euboea). They are 2 hours drive from the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport of Athens.

La Bodeguita | Dafni, Nerotrivia

Dafni is spectacularly engulfed at the shores of North Euboean Gulf, 33 km north of Chalkida (or Khalkis or Chalcis or Xalkida or just Χαλκίδα in Greek), the capital of Evia (or Euboea or Evoia or just Εύβοια in Greek) and about 130 km from the International Airport of Athens.

It is a tiny little settlement with almost zero permanent residents and full of holidays houses. 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 & can provide with spots where you can get inspired. The nearby sleepy little 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.

Have a look in our residency here & send us your application today.

 

La Casa Grande | Agios Ioannis, Aliveri

Agios Ioannis is naturally nested in the Servouni Mountain about 47 km west of Chalkida & 142 km 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 is a rural area with roughly 1.500 permanent residents and the majority of them are farmers. The little village 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 have 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.

The nicest beaches of east Evia 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 either to enjoy the winter sea breeze or the famous Greek summer.

Have a look in our residency here & send us your application today.


Spaces

Kagianas Greek cuisine Our collection of Writers’ Retreats offer a spectacular environment to work & create. We aim to offer a range of services infused with authentic Greek hospitality that will make you feel comfortable and allow you to focus primarily on your project.

All residencies include:

  • Wireless Internet (limited availability in La Bodeguita)
  • Toiletries, linens & towels
  • Fireplace with firewood*
  • Hammocks & Bicycles*
  • Laundry service*
  • Freshly cooked meals & complimentary drinks
  • Social media networking & promotion of your project*
  • Transfer to & from the Airport (provided by The Greek Taxi)**

All 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 during your stay like #YourNameinGreece across our online channels, a website story upon departure & backlinks of your writing project, bio & general achievements is part of our social media marketing strategy that we aim to employ. Talk with us before your arrival and during your stay to organise the best possible digital & SM promotion.

**: The Greek Taxi is our sibling transportation company. We own a  luxurious brand new Skoda Superb and we aim to offer the best transportation experience possible along with our accommodation efforts. You can take a look for some escapes and travel ideas away from Evia that we have designed for you here.

Pricing: Please download for FREE our Brochure 2020

 

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 Retreats (which will be a great honor). Please drop us an email at: [email protected].