Guest Post by Cathy Richmond
The Greek Island of Rhodes is an idyllic spot for snorkeling known for its clear warm waters and beautiful scenery both on land and under the sea. Kalithea is one of the top locations on the island for snorkeling and there are a number of operators who offer training programmes to help you improve your skills. Waterhoppers in Kalithea charge 38 Euros for a basic lesson, fish identification and 3 tours. Read more
Homeric Writers Retreat
Greece 1-7 of August
The Isle of Ithaca
A blissful location, plus some very skilled instructors all focusing on fine tuning your writing skills.
Hosted by Jessica Bell - if she could choose only one creative mentor, she’d give the role to Euterpe, the Greek muse of music and lyrics. This is not only because she currently resides in Athens, Greece, but because of her life as a 30-something Australian-native contemporary fiction author, award-winning poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs she’s written. Read more
Captain Christy runs small sailing trips in Greece and Turkey and writes:
Thanks to the mass media, Greece and our sailing tourism is so down, you find the media discouraging people to come to Greece when most the tourists are needed. Nothing has changed here – (sun, sea and Greek ruins change little) and without the crowds, it is even better!
I am running my trips as always.
Economic and environmental disasters can have a huge impact on small ecnomonies that rely on tourists to sustain themselves. It is important that we keep supporting such places.
What about getting a group of 5-6 and joining Christy in a sailing adventure?
Guest Post Written by Leigh Cooke
Corfu is a lush and rural Greek island, with wild olive trees lining the dusky roads and mountains stretching out of the green landscape. As far as tourism goes, this is one of the quieter Greek islands. Despite being well accommodated for tourists, the island is far from the madding crowd, particularly early in the season. For those who prefer the company of locals and traditional tavernas to Irish bars and your next-door-neighbour, Corfu is the perfect Greek getaway. Read more
Although lately Greece has been on the news because of its economic and social problems, the truth is that this Mediterranean country remains a first-class holiday destination.
Women travellers in particular will find that Greece is a safe country even if they choose to travel solo. Ease of communication (as most people speak at least basic English) and excellent value for money in terms of accommodation and food are other reasons to choose Greece as your next holiday destination. What follows is a summary of Greece’s best travel destinations for women. Read more
Knowing everything about a sailboat or navigation, is not necessary to begin to sail, or enjoy sailing.
I started sailing “feet first” – crossing the Atlantic before I knew anything about sailboats. I have learned to teach other women how to enjoy learning to sail by just feel and intuition; using my own experience as an example.
So writes Captain Christy who runs a sailing charters for 4-8 in the Greek Islands
Join a women only crew 7-15 June 2012
4th to 18th of September 2010
The village of Skala Eressos on Lesvos Island in Greece will host the 10th anniversary of the International Women’s Festival. Read more
Carol Christ and the Ariadne Institute for the Study of Myth and Ritual run several tours a year for women around the theme of “Goddess Pilgrimage to Crete.”
Spend two weeks with twenty women exploring the ancient pathways of the Goddess as embodied in Crete. Read more