Costs and Booking

Costs and Booking:

Week 1: €595, or book before Mar 1st for an early bird price of €535.

Week 2: €465, or book before Mar 1st for an early bird price of €405.

Full retreat: €940, or book before Mar 1st for an early bird price of €880.

In order to hold your place, we take a non-refundable deposit of €250. The balance of the fees will be due on May 31st. Once paid, fees are non-refundable except in the event of our cancellation.

To reserve your place or ask any questions, write to us at:


Bed and breakfast. Accommodation is based on two sharing in a twin room. If you’d like your own room, there’s a single supplement of €200 per week. You can book with a friend and we’ll put you in a room together, or we’ll match you with someone nice.

Individual mentoring sessions with Jane and Dimitra (one with each tutor per participant per week)

Workshops with Dimitra and Jane (Week 1 only, 2-3 hours per workshop). All sessions are suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced writers. We’ll focus on topics such as creative unblocking, problem that arise during the writing process, characterisation, plot, prose, editing, and dialogue.

Welcome dinner and drinks.

Various evening events, including a reading for participants to perform their work.

Not Included:

Airfares (the closest airport is Thessaloniki – current cheapest return flight is just €50!)

Transfers from airport to Pinakates

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

Optional Extras:

Ease up your writing muscles with yoga and massage from Dora, our amazing on-site qualified practitioner…or decide to work them a bit harder with extra private writing sessions with Dimitra or Jane.