Incredible sights, exotic destinations, passionate people, and turquoise waters can be a great source of inspiration for artists. This is what drives writers to Greek Islands. It’s enough to say that many western writers such as Lawrence Durrell, and Henry Miller, to name a few, went to Greece in their pursuit of literary inspiration.
If you are looking for a place that will help you connect with your inner muse, stop with the search. The following places in Greece have everything you need to get your creativity flowing.
1. Atsitsa Bay, Skyros Island
The tranquility, the sea, and the mountains. Could you ask for more? Atsitsa Bay is the perfect place for you to gather your thoughts, relax, and surrender yourself to creativity. In addition, you can find like-minded creatives in this place as it is where The Writer’s Lab in Skyros takes place. Besides offering writers courses in this dreamy environment, The Writer’s Lab invites prestigious writers (Booker and Pulitzer Prize winners) to teach creative writing.
Breathtaking views and wild and mountainous beauty is what makes Ikaria divine. The island has a unique architecture that will remind you of ancient Greece. The residents of Ikaria live a profoundly long life so you might want to get a taste of that laid back lifestyle. Go ahead and find out for yourself what makes Ikaria so extraordinary.
The picturesque island of Milos can be ideal for the book setting. A small and colorful fishing village ideal is characterized by white sand and dozens of secluded beaches. You don’t have to worry about running into tourists here as it isn’t a popular tourist destination. Staying on the island of Milos can transfer you to a different universe with its classical Greek island beauty and traditional lifestyle.
Gavdos offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The intact nature and crystal clear water can be your perfect getaway. There aren’t many tourist accommodations so your stay at Gavdos can be more adventurous if you have a tent and sleep under the stars. Gavdos has only about 50 permanent inhabitants, most of them being free-minded artists who found their seclusion on this island.
If you want to experience a true Greek lifestyle, head to Patmos. Narrow streets, charming beaches, strong coffee, family stores, and vineyards – that’s what you’ll find in Patmos. Walk around the streets of Patmos, talk to locals, try Greek cuisine, and let yourself immerse in the tastes and sights of this Mediterranean gem.
Being one of the most unique and beautiful countries in the world, Greece can truly bring out the best in you and inspire exceptional writing. No matter what type of places you prefer, there is something for everyone in the Greek Islands. All that is left for you to do is to book a ticket and go find your source of inspiration in this charming country.