house of mani


Cost, Venue and how to get there

COST

Cost of retreat alone

ONLY Euro 40 per person.
This covers work space, admin and organisation, ovens and electricity.
Accommodation, meals, flights and transport to and from the airport as well as workshops with teachers are not included.
I have negotiated excellent rates for the hotel rooms. See below under VENUE.

The cost for this retreat has been kept really low and affordable. The Euro 40 retreat cost is payable via Paypal after registration. This is non refundable if you cancel or do not attend, but will be refunded if the event does not go ahead.

Please bring own pasta machines, tools and clay.

To work out costs in your currency, use this conversion site.

Please take out travel insurance in case the retreat does not go ahead for any reason whatsoever.

If you choose to do any of the workshops, there will be an extra charge of Euro 135 for 2 half day workshops. This price must be confirmed with Pam and will change if you only want to do one workshop.

Pam Annesley workshops:http://www.metalclayartstudio.com.au/polymer-clay-retreat-greece-october-2015.html

VENUE

The Hotel Lefktron, right in the centre of Stoupa, about one minute walk (80 metres) from the beach, has provisionally been booked for accommodation and workshop space.

The daily rates for a single room is 38,64 euros and for a double 46,64 euros, for 7 days and more.
For less than 7 nights, a single room will be 40,32 euros per night and 50,88 for a double room.
These prices include breakfast, air conditioning and a lockable safe. There are only 20 rooms available in this hotel. Please book directly with the hotel on their website. Maria at the Lefktron said: The ladies can book directly through our website and they have to put "Meraki Retreat" on the remarks. For the double rooms they have to choose the option "Early Booking" for 7 nights and more.This option will be appear until the 31st of March 2015. The ladies can book directly through our website and they have to put "Meraki Retreat" on the remarks. For the double rooms they have to choose the option "Early Booking" for 7 nights and more.This option will be appear until the 31st of March 2015. Maria at the hotel said: The ladies can book directly through our website and they have to put "Meraki Retreat" on the remarks. For the double rooms they have to choose the option "Early Booking" for 7 nights and more. This option will be appear until the 31st of March 2015.

There are many tavernas and bars within one minute's walk from the hotel, all serving excellent Greek food and wine at very good prices.

FLIGHTS

There are flights from London Gatwick, Germany, Scandinavia, Italy, Austria, Russia and the Netherlands to our local airport Kalamata, which is one hour north of Stoupa. Easyjet, Thomas Cook and Olympic Holidays fly from the UK. Ryanair and Easyjet also fly from Italy and various other airlines from the rest of Europe. There are numerous flights from the rest of the world to Athens, 4 hours away from us by coach. I will, however, strongly recommend that you fly to Kalamata if it is at all possible.

Please find flight details on the links above, or Google for other flights to Kalamata or Athens, depending on where you will be flying from.

If anybody wants to spend some time here before or after the retreat, with or without partners, let me know if you want to find your own accommodation and search the web for deals. It is possible to book a one or two week package holiday from the UK, the Netherlands, Germany or Sweden which will include your flight, accommodation and transfer to and from the airport. From the UK, check out Thomas Cook and Olympic Holidays above. It is possible that there will be more holiday companies flying here in 2015.

TRANSPORT

Click this link for Bus or Coach information from Athens and Kalamata: Transport from Athens or Kalamata to Stoupa

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