Creative Retreat In Greece

Would you like to escape to a creative retreat in Greece this Autumn? Maybe you’d like to reconnect to your creativity in a stunning location with incredible food, scenery & good company. En Plein Air Retreat hosted by Mèlisses is sure to be an unforgettable experience! Dive into the art of natural dyeing & painting […]

Would you like to escape to a creative retreat in Greece this Autumn? Maybe you’d like to reconnect to your creativity in a stunning location with incredible food, scenery & good company. En Plein Air Retreat hosted by Mèlisses is sure to be an unforgettable experience! Dive into the art of natural dyeing & painting while exploring the beautiful Island of Andros, and unwinding in the serene Aegean Sea. Mark your calendars for October 14th – 18th, 2024, and get ready to be inspired by the breathtaking beauty of Mèlisses.

Discover the En Plein Air Retreat

The En Plein Air Retreat blends art, painting, and natural dyeing in one of the most picturesque locations in Greece. This retreat is tailored to provide a comprehensive and creative approach to your artistic journey, regardless of your expertise level. Picture yourself surrounded by breathtaking scenery, indulging in unique culinary experiences, and creating beautiful artworks and naturally dyed items.

Blakely Little will be your painting instructor. She is an artist, illustrator, and all-around wonderful human. She will guide you through various techniques and approaches to help you articulate and express yourself through this medium.

Allegra Pomilio, the founder and art director of Mèlisses & another beautiful human brings a unique blend of hospitality, gastronomy, photography, and visual art to Andros. Born and raised in Abruzzo, Italy, she opened Mèlisses, creating a haven for travelers, creatives and epicures to slow down and embrace the Mediterranean lifestyle. Featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Condé Nast Traveller, Allegra’s second home has evolved into a cherished creative retreat. Each year, she and her team host curated gatherings to explore the island’s wonders from new perspectives, continually inspiring and attracting like-minded souls from around the world.

I’ll teach you how to work with plant dyes to create beautiful naturally dyed textiles. We’ll go through the natural dyeing process from start to finish using a combination of traditional dyes & locally foraged sources of natural colour to create a palette unique to this experience & the Island of Andros.

Why Andros is the Perfect Backdrop

Breathtaking Scenery

Andros, a hidden gem in the Aegean Sea, boasts stunning landscapes that inspire endless creativity. From crystal-clear waters to charming towns, every corner of this island is a masterpiece waiting to be experienced & appreciated!

Culinary Delights

One of the most enjoyable aspects of Mèlisses is undoubtedly the food. Allegra and her team transform every meal into a feast, using the freshest seasonal produce prepared with immense care and thought. Together we’ll forage for ingredients, prepare meals & savour delicious local cuisine!

Relaxation and Reflection

While you’ll have endless opportunities to nurture your creativity, you’ll also have the chance to relax and unwind in one of the most idyllic and peaceful settings. Imagine breathtaking scenery, set against the backdrop of the Aegean Sea. Relax to nothing but the the soothing sound of bees humming, the scent of thyme, and the endless blue sky. End each day a swim in the crystal-clear waters of Andros & a serene sunset.

What to Expect at the En Plein Air Retreat

Hands-On Natural Dyeing

Learn to work with natural dyes in an immersive, hands-on environment. You’ll discover how to source natural ingredients, prepare dyes, and create beautiful, eco-friendly dyed items. If you would like to learn more about natural dyeing, take a look at my new resource page.

Art and Painting Sessions

Capture the beauty of Andros through painting and drawing sessions. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a beginner, these sessions are designed to inspire and enhance your artistic skills.

Breathtaking Island

From historic sites to secluded corners, you’ll get a taste of the rich heritage, local traditions & stunning beauty that make this island unique.


Join a group of like-minded individuals who share your passion for creativity. This retreat is not just about learning new skills; it’s about taking time to do what makes you happy while building connections and creating memories with others.

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“Imagine breathtaking scenery combined with unique culinary experiences, visits to beautiful towns, swims in the crystal clear Aegean Sea & a serene sunset each evening. That’s just a taste of what this experience is all about”.


What You’ll Take Home

By the end of the retreat, you’ll walk away with:

  • A set of bespoke artworks inspired by the beauty of Andros.
  • Naturally dyed items crafted with eco-friendly techniques.
  • Enhanced skills in natural dyeing and painting.
  • Unforgettable memories of your time in Greece.
  • New friendships and connections with fellow creatives.

Who Is This Retreat For?

This retreat is open to everyone, regardless of your level of expertise. Whether you are a seasoned artist or a curious beginner, you’ll find inspiration & develop new skills. This retreat is perfect for you if you love natural dyeing, painting, good food, and travelling to beautiful locations.

How to Register For This Creative Retreat

Join us from October 14th – 18th, 2024, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Andros while honing your artistic skills and learning the craft of natural dyeing. Register online through Mèlisses to secure your space. Spaces are limited, so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity, we can’t wait to create, explore, and relax with you!

Retreat Details:

  • Where: Mèlisses
  • Where: Andros, Greece
  • When: October 14-18, 2024
  • Cost: From €2,350 p/p

Learn more or Register now to secure your spot in this upcoming creative retreat on the beautiful island of Andros!

If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message or you can email Mèlisses at We hope you can join us! x

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