Magical Aegean Destination


Lovely pebble beaches and lots of hot, sunny weather...but so much more...

In the northwestern corner of Samos island lies the historic town of Karlovasi, a monument of commercial activity of years gone by.  The lovely neo-classical structures and remains of the renowned tanneries mark Karlovasi's distinct identity.

Perched at the peak of Old Karlovasi is the Holy Trinity chapel. Enjoy the Potami beach, trail to the waterfalls, hikes to the cave of Ayios Andonios and perhaps venture out to the secluded Seitani beaches, located in a conservation area known to be a breeding ground for the monachus monachus seal. 

Karlovasi lies between two mountain ranges, Kerkis and Karvounis covered by lush forest. The shipyards at the harbor are still active and worth visiting.  

Home of  therapeutic herbs, abundant olive groves and the aromatic muscat grape so characteristic to our eclectic wine selections, the island of Pythagoras is a mystical paradise. 

Opportunity of a life-time



Writing Away Workshop with Rosemary Nixon at ANEMA by the sea Guesthouse Hotel on Samos

What is your passion?  Literature? Art? Meditation? Hiking? Greece Workshops Karlovasi Samos is a retreat service for small groups to relax in and be creative. The workshops are held on the Greek Island of Samos, one of the most inviting islands in the Aegean, a verdant landscape with picturesque villages and countless footpaths through lush forests. The harbour town of Karlovasi with its spectacular Potami Beach, its pretty chapels, and surviving remnants of the tannery era, reminders of a bustling industry that once thrived, is today a fascinating blend of traditional and contemporary lifestyles. 
The workshops are a joint venture between instructor and hotel. The learning holiday includes half-board (breakfast and dinner) accommodation in a quaint, seaside hotel – the Anema by the sea Guesthouse in Karlovasi – invigorating morning sessions, indoor or out with discussions, exercises, and counselling from professional instructors, followed by free afternoons and evenings for individual or group exploration of Samos. 
Optional day excursions to the island of Patmos, to Kusadasi, Turkey along with the ancient site of Ephesos are available.
Demetra (Toula) Foustanellas, who runs the family business with her husband Diamantis, was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. She has lived on Samos island for over two and a half decades. Merging creativity with the warmth of local hospitality was her incentive to launching 'Greece Workshops Karlovasi Samos', an idea initiated by her literary agent, Penny Stathonikos.

Treat yourself to a unique culture, inspiring landscape, and captivating experiences surrounded by the compelling beauty and mystery of this Greek island paradise.
Here's how it works:

The instructor

is required to prepare the curriculum, sets his/her instructors fee, finds and screens his/her own students.  A minimum/maximum number of participants is set per workshop. 
determines the duration of the workshop...7,  10 days or 14 days.

The hotel

Anema by-the-sea Guesthouse facilitates all workshop activity and provides the following package:

-indoor / outdoor venues 
-studio with breakfast and dinner accommodations for single or double occupancy
-shuttle bus airport pick-up service (for group arrivals/departures)
-scenic tours/Greek ambiance experience on free days.

The  student

is responsible for...

his/her flight arrangements.

Supplemental workshop supplies, if required.

How to



The instructor

is required to prepare the curriculum, sets his/her instructors fee, finds and screens his/her own students.  A minimum/maximum number of participants is set per workshop. 
determines the duration of the workshop...7,  10 days or 14 days.

The hotel

Anema by-the-sea Guesthouse facilitates all workshop activity and provides the following package:

-indoor / outdoor venues 
-studio with breakfast and dinner accommodations for single or double occupancy
-shuttle bus airport pick-up service (for group arrivals/departures)
-scenic tours/Greek ambiance experience on free days.

The  student

is responsible for...

his/her flight arrangements.

Supplemental workshop supplies, if required.