Creative Writing Retreat

3-day Writer's Workshop in Spring 2017!

Get inspired and share your thoughts in Pelion!

A tailor made journey with the well-known and renowned writer Alexis Stamatis


12/5/2017 – 15/5/2017


About the workshop

This 3-day workshop is designed for people who wish to escape their daily routine and enter the world of creative writing. Surrounded by the lush nature of Pelion, embraced in the homely atmosphere and hospitality of Pelion Homes, participants will have the chance to relax while exploring their creative side. The aim is to inspire participants to enter the “writer’s kitchen” and discover the places that will help them develop their own writing voice.


3-hour sessions are held daily where interactive exercises help participants explore the steps from theory to practice. You’ ll come to understand “the other way to see things”, on which literature is based. We’ ll dive into the “how” and “why” of texts, in the “laboratory” of the act of writing.


All of this is done under the guidance of the experienced writer Alexis Stamatis who (besides his great personal writing path) has developed a theoretical training method that has been taught successfully throughout the years.


This personal “journey” with Alexis Stamatis is an incredible opportunity to improve your creative writing skills in stunning surroundings!


Please note: the seminar will be held in Greek.


About Alexis Stamatis

Alexis Stamatis has published more than 25 books (prose, poetry, children, and theatre) including 13 novels. His books have been translated into nine languages. His novel American Fugue, which was published in 2008 in the U.S., won the International Literature Award from the “National Endowment for the Arts”. His novel Villa Cobré was nominated for the Readers Award of National Book Centre (2007). For his second collection, Interior Architecture Services, he was awarded in 1994 by the City of Athens the Poetry Prize in memory of Nikiforos Vrettakos. His children’s novels Alkis and Labyrinth won the First Prize of the Circle of Children’s Book.


A little info your accommodation in Pelion Homes

Less than four hours away from Athens and two and a half hours from Thessaloniki, Pelion Homes villas are located in the village of Agios Georgios Nilias. This village is the ideal place to escape the city crowds and recharge your batteries. 620 meters above sea level, Agios Georgiοs is known as the “balcony of Pelion”, thanks to its spectacular views of Pagasitikos Bay and it’s dense mountain vegetation. Forest flora and fauna surround the village, from oaks to chestnut trees, apples to berries, oregano and thyme.


This setting, with its incomparable colours and peaceful silence, is the reason we founded Pelion Homes here four years ago. Since then, it has become a fond winter and summer favourite destination for both Greek and international travellers. Those who visit Pelion experience the hidden side of Greece. Pelion Homes combine mountain and sea, as well as high-quality tourism services.


Pelion Homes consists of five independent, newly-built traditional-style houses, with breathtaking views of the sea. Each house can accommodate 4-8 people, in shared accommodation (max. 2 people per room). Pelion Homes were designed to create a homely environment, with even the smallest details considered. All villas have shared bathroom facilities with two or more bathrooms.


There is a fully equipped kitchen for guests to prepare any additional meals and snacks that are not included in the retreat. We provide organic fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, bread, and fresh eggs every day, along with breakfast ingredients (handmade granola, local honey and more). Please note that all meals (except when visiting a restaurant) are provided but are not served.


Choosing to stay in one of our villas will make you truly feel like home, but with exquisite, unforgettable panorama views. We are welcoming single travellers, couples and families who wish to meet other interesting people and share this unique experience.


More details about the villas here.


Staying at Pelion Homes includes

  • Arrival day: Welcome drinks with local ‘tsipouro‘ and traditional meze snacks
  • Fresh ingredients for breakfast (coffee, milk, tea, fruit, fresh eggs, cheese, local nuts, bread, butter, honey, homemade jams, handmade muesli)
  • Daily forest hikes and excursions to the nearby villages (easy to moderate hikes up to 2-3 hours)
  • Lunch every day in a traditional tavern (starters, main dish and vegetarian option available, drinks excluded)
  • 3-day workshops with Alexis Stamatis (3 hours per day – a total duration of nine hours)
  • Last night, open discussion feedback about your experience
  • Farewell dinner (beverage included)


Dates: 12.05.2017-15.05.2017

Cost: 320 € double room, 420 € single room (common kitchen per house, two or three bathrooms per house).

Registration form and full advance payment until 25.04.2017


Note: We can provide a special offer for your partner if he/she wants to accompany you without participating at the seminar.


Bus transport to Pelion can be arranged for a group of 10 or more people. Extra charge applies.

For reservations and info: +30 6932 548122 or