My family and I (10 people) spent a full day here doing a cooking class. Everything was perfect. We all felt right at home, we learned so much (ate so much), and made friends in the process 🙂 We can’t wait to return!
Preston Eatery is a family run business in Columbus, Ohio that highlights a passion for fresh ingredients, honest cooking, and an atmosphere that feels like home. With some of the most delicious combinations of ingredients, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
An incredibly peaceful place to sit down and write. Nikos and Georgia are both incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the area, and the food is just amazing.
Nathaniel Ashley was born in London and grew up in Devon, before studying history at the University of Edinburgh. One of his courses explored the fall of Constantinople, and his interest in this turbulent period of history led him to start developing a fantasy series based on the medieval Mediterranean.
Nathaniel Ashley is the author of Captain Proton vs the Deviator, a story inspired by the anecdotes of a friend who works in animation.
Nathaniel has also taken a Short Story Course with City University, taught by author Katy Darby. In addition to his work as an author, he also works as a freelance journalist and has been published in Neon Books Literary Magazine, The Skinny and Massive Cinema.
We come from Evia, we grow up in Evia, we love Evia.
So, we have joined forces to create Evia Retreats.
Evia Retreats is a fresh initiative to bridge the gap between the people who decide to visit Evia -but have a little or no idea what this non-advertised destination has to offer- with the small business owners who are offering accommodation, transportation, F&B and recreation services and doing their best for the people who choose to visit our island.
Those who have visited our retreats and have stayed in our spaces have a good idea about our passion and true love about hospitality! So, you know what to expect 😉
Those who have not done it yet, are more than welcome to come join us and experience first hand what Evia is all about and who is Nikos & Georgia!
We are thrilled to invite you in our first Wine & Olive Oil Retreat that will take place from 6th until 11th of December 2022 in Evia island.
Daily revitalizing yoga and meditation sessions inside an olive grove, two mediterranean cooking classes and workshops, one natural soap seminar, wine tasting and visit in local vineyards and a full day extra virgin olive oil farm-to-table workshop are making up a 6 days immersion package to the Greek culture and nature like no other!
You, creative people, are more than welcome!!!!
Early bird pricing is ON for bookings until 31st of October.
Unable to decide whether to book La Bodeguita or La Casa Grande, I spent a week in each. Both are peaceful and conducive to focused work. In such beautiful, calm spots, I accomplished more than expected and felt lucky every minute! Each residence has advantages, so I can’t recommend one over the other. La Bodeguita in Dafni is more remote, with the sea at the end of the lane, an outdoor shower, and an enjoyable walk into the hills where a taverna is located. La Casa Grande, in the small village of Agios Ioannis on a hillside, is larger with constant internet.
I appreciated the enthusiasm Nikos and Georgia have for their retreats. They’re helpful organizers, friendly and accommodating to guests’ needs and wishes. Mine included swims at the beach by the nearest town, Aliveri, and its Saturday Farmer’s Market, an excursion to the Aegean side of the island, and various special treats. Georgia’s excellent meals add to the delight of being in Greece, and the residences were well stocked with delicious fruit and snacks.
Best of all, however, is the stimulating atmosphere: lovely places to work. I hope to return soon.
I had such a wonderful time!
My stay with you exceeded my expectations!
Jinny has been born in Los Angeles, Califoria and living in Santa Barbara since she came to UCSB as a freshman, she has spent a great deal of time in England, watching the construction of the new Globe, the restoration of the Rose theatre ruins from Shakespeare’s London, researching at the British Library and Cambridge University Library, and best of all, visiting historical sites and attending plays.
All of these contributed to her historical novels set in Shakespeare’s England. Each features a girl who disguises herself as male in order to perform on the London stage, when only men were allowed to act: The Secret Player, Dark Venus, and, published in November, 2021, Bedtrick.
Her own amateur theatrical experience contributed to her backstage view: she has played Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Corin the shepherd in As you Like It(as a woman), and the widow in The Taming of the Shrew. As a sabbatical project, she co-directed and stage managed a faculty production of As You Like It with Jim Edmondson of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Her short stories and essays have appeared in Blood and Roses, Library Book, Splickety Spark, and Greek Myths Revisited. Plays include Dearly Begotten, a spin off from Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, and Bedtrick, based on the novel, as well as Queeen Undaunted: Margaret of Anjou, Qualities of Mercy, Tales of Woo and Woe, and From Eve’s Fair Hand for DramaDogs of Santa Barbara.
Jinny spent one week in each residency in September 2022.
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Writers’ Retreats in Greece had been featured in the Kotobee2021Writing Retreat Guide. La Casa Grande and La Bodeguita Writing Retreats had been selected along with other retreats around the world to escape to in 2021.
Writers’ Retreats in Greece could not be missing by this year’s list that Kotobee published recently. Both our Writing Retreats have been featured -among others- as the most incredible writing retreats to attend in 2022.
COVID19 explosion has been hitting our industry like no other. Luckily, summer 2021 was far better than summer 2020. We hope and wish that in the summer 2022, we will see some signs of recovery and start hosting again visionary people who are looking for a place to commit and create.
So honoured, so proud, so responsible to keep up the great work! THANK YOU Kotobee!
A few days ago, The New York Times published a list with 52 destinations around the globe where travellers can be part of the solution for a Changed World.
Evia is No9 in the list.
For those who do not know, North Evia went through a dramatic environmental disaster. An estimated 300,000 acres of forest and bushland were incinerated over last summer amid temperatures that reached 47.1C, the highest on record.
About 5% of travellers, choose to visit non touristic destinations with little or zero tourism infrastructure but tremendous interaction with locals.
Evia was such a destination and still is high in this list.