Costs and Booking

The total cost of the retreat is €595 per head and places are limited. However, book before April 1st and we’re offering an early bird discount of €60 which will bring the total cost down to €535. In order to hold your place, a non-refundable deposit of €250 euros is payable via PayPal or bank transfer. The balance of the fees is payable on May 31st. Once paid, fees are non-refundable except in the event of our cancellation, in which case all monies will be returned. If you would like to book or have any questions for us, please write to us at We will send out further programme details nearer the time, and are more than happy to advise and help you organise your transfers.


Accommodation is based on two sharing in a twin room. If you would like to have your own room, a single supplement of €200 is payable. You can either book with a friend and we’ll put you in a room together, or we will match you with someone, taking your wishes into account.

Breakfast and lunch (no lunch on Day 5)

Workshops with Dimitra and Victoria – 2-3 hours long (variable, depending on the workshop). All sessions are suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced writers and will focus on topics such as creative unblocking, characterisation, plot, prose, editing, etc. There will also be informal group discussions around publishing. If you’ve done Reader workshops before and are worried about repeating materials, don’t be: we’ll make sure all workshops will be brand new to you.

Individual coaching sessions with Victoria (two per participant, timetabled to suit you)



Transfers from airport to Pinakates

Evening meals with the exception of the welcome dinner (Pinakates has two tavernas where you can get a meal for between €5-10)

Optional Extras (bookable on site):



Tickets for a ride on Pelion’s famous steam-train

Extra coaching sessions with Dimitra or Victoria