Our writers' retreats in Greece are restful and inspiring 'time outs' for creative spirits who need a break from the demands of their hectic lives.

Join us in Greece's unspoiled Mani peninsula, and remember what it's like to just be.

Next retreat: Breathing Space, Kardamyli, Greece, September 2019



"If Greece is the home of the Muses, then they hang out in Kardamyli at the Olivewood & Laurel Retreat. Who could ask for more than magnificent scenery, time to think and time to write? And to make it even more perfect, fellow writers to meet with over a sunset dinner to exchange ideas and discuss the day's work. If I had my way I'd be there every year.  It worked for me!"  Cora Taylor


"Let Suzanne’s retreat take you to a place you’ve never been before and find there both olivewood and laurel. Olivewood and Laurel. Let the name rest easily with you. Here is a retreat that offers such beauty and grace, with a mythos of potentiality resonating, resonating within the woods, along the shore and up, up to the Mycenaean acropolis, and up, up to Mount Taygetos. With Olivewood and Laurel you will find pure air, water and inspiration. I did."  Nancy Mackenzie