Walking Holidays and Special Interest Weeks at Arosmari

Our guide to what’s on in 2023

 At a glance…

DATE

SPECIAL INTEREST HOLIDAY

HOLIDAY INCLUDES:

04 April Discover Spring in Western Crete Guided walks with Jonathan Peat
11 April Discover Cretan Easter Easter activities programme
18 April Discover Spring in Western Crete Guided walks with Jonathan Peat
25 April Patrick Leigh Fermor and other adventurers in wartime Crete Guided walks with Jonathan Peat
02 May Painting at Arosmari Painting tuition with Francesca Harrison
09 May The Flavours of Crete Culinary activities programme
27 June Bridge at Arosmari Practice play and tuition with Debbie Winterbourne
04 July Mindfulness at Arosmari Meditation and mindfulness with Sarah Jane Minter
11 July Yoga at Arosmari Daily yoga practice with Sarah Jane Minter
08 August Music at Arosmari Programme of music concerts
17 October Yoga at Arosmari Daily yoga practice with Sarah Jane Minter

Please see below for further details

Discover Spring in Western Crete

Departs 4 and 18 April 2023

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

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Discover Cretan Easter

Departs 11 April 2023

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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Patrick Leigh Fermor and other adventurers in wartime Crete

Departs 25 April 2023

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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Painting at Arosmari

Departs 2 May 2023

Take inspiration form 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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The Flavours of Crete

Departs 9 May 2023

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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Bridge Week at Arosmari

Departs 27 June 2023

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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Mindfulness at Arosmari

Departs 4 July 2023

A restorative week of meditation and mindfulness using simple, yet powerful techniques designed to help you let go of unhelpful thought patterns and allow yourself freedom to enjoy the moment. Hosted by experienced practitioner Sarah Jane Minter.

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Yoga at Arosmari

Departs 11 July and 17 October 2023

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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Music at Arosmari

Departs 8 August 2023

Enhance your week at Arosmari with a series of jazz, classical and Cretan music concerts in and around the village of Vamos.

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