Walking Holidays and Special Interest Weeks at Arosmari

Our guide to what's on at Arosmari

2024 at a glance…




02 April Discover Spring in Western Crete Guided walks with Jonathan Peat 
09 April Painting at Arosmari
Painting tuition with Francesca Harrison
16 April Discover Spring in Western Crete Guided walks with Jonathan Peat 
30 April Discover Cretan Easter Easter activities programme
07 May The Flavours of Crete Culinary activities programme 
14 May Patrick Leigh Fermor and other adventurers in wartime Crete Guided walks with Jonathan Peat
18 June Bridge at Arosmari Practice play and tuition with Debbie Winterbourne
09 July Yoga at Arosmari Daily yoga practice with Sarah Jane Minter 
06 August Creative Writing An week of workshops and tutorials led by authors Greg and Kate Mosse

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Discover Spring in Western Crete

Departs 2 & 16 April 2024

Step out and enjoy Crete at its most colourful on a spring walking holiday with expert guide Jonathan Peat.

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Painting at Arosmari

Departs 9 April 2024

Take inspiration from the extraordinary landscapes of Western Crete and develop your watercolour painting skills under the guidance of celebrated local artist Francesca Harrison.

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Discover Cretan Easter

Departs 30 April 2024

Celebrate the most important event in the Greek religious calendar in truly Cretan style and join the traditional Christos Anestis service at the local church in Vamos.

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The Flavours of Crete

7 May 2024

Hospitality and philoxenia (the warm welcome of strangers) are at the heart of Cretan culture. Join us at Arosmari for a week of mouthwatering culinary adventures to discover the fabulous local ingredients and flavours that make the island’s cuisine so special.

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Patrick Leigh Fermor and other adventurers in wartime Crete

Departs 14 May 2024

Historical interest walking holiday led by expert guide Jonathan Peat. Follow in the footsteps of legendary travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor and discover the characters and mountain ranges that played a pivotal role in the Cretan resistance during WW2, inspiring his memoir Abducting a General.

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Bridge Week at Arosmari

Departs 18 June 2024

A chance to learn or improve your Bridge skills with a week of seminars and practice play led by English Bridge Union qualified teacher Debbie Winterbourne.

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Yoga at Arosmari

Departs 9 July 2024

Arosmari is an idyllic setting for a week away from the stresses and strains of everyday living and our yoga weeks offer a wonderful opportunity to nurture, develop, or even begin your daily practice under the expert guidance of Sarah Jane Minter.

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Creative Writing at Arosmari
06 August 2024


Join Greg and Kate Mosse at Arosmari Village Hotel for a week of creative writing and some fascinating insights into the world of bestselling fiction. Workshops will offer expert guidance on the art of engaging storytelling, with one-to-one tutorials designed to allow writers to explore areas of individual interest or develop an existing work in progress.

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