Dimitra Didangelou

  • Pinakates, Ελλάδα
  • Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2019 (6 days)

About This Event

A six-day writing retreat in Greece designed by the psychologist and author Dimitra Didangelou to help you to enrich your self-connection through writing and nourish your soul, mind and body. A creative oasis for self- renewal and mental well-being.

Dimitra’s approach through expressive writing techniques encourages life reflection, self-exploration and creative expansion.

The workshops are useful for all individuals, while the practice of expressive writing can particularly benefit those seeking to gain insight into their inner lives, increase self-awareness, listen to their inner voice and connect with their full creative potential.

The more you know about yourself, the richer your inner life becomes. Through specific writing tools and methods developed by experts (Dr. Pennebaker, Adams, Progoff, Thompson etc), expressive writing helps us to get in touch with our feelings and thoughts. Expressing the feelings and thoughts through writing allows us to tune into our inner life and enriches our ability to self-inspire. Workshops are designed to help us identify where our blockages stem from and give us the strength to overcome them.

The practice of expressive writing focuses entirely on tapping into our inner selves, without any concern for narrative structure or grammar rules. There is no right or wrong answer. Expressive writing can be practiced by anyone, at any stage of their life.

Here is what some of the past participants have to say about Dimitra’s workshops: 

The exercises opened my eyes to a new way of thinking about my work, and myself. From the first session, I felt I was already a step forward in discovering newfound enjoyment and confidence in my writing. The workshops were so practical and flexible that I could adapt them to my specific needs.
S.B., Prague

Dimitra provided me with deeply insightful advice on the best way to proceed with the writing of a deeply personal memoir and on the struggles that come with it.
S.A., Berlin

I hugely enjoyed the one-on-one session with Dimitra. She is a great listener, and knows how to ask all the right questions to get you thinking about your own writing process. I finished the session feeling very motivated and with new insights and perspectives relating to present and future work. Perfect!
M.H., Berlin

Freedom, revelation, catharsis. I felt like I got the pen down to my soul and then I imprinted it onto paper. And then, I faced the truth that finally was inside me. I saw, on the paper, me, in my most authentic form. 

T. K., Cyprus

Express yourself. Explore your inner world. Experience Greece.

Event Highlights

  • - Daily workshops on expressive writing in natural landscapes
  • - One-on-one sessions with Dimitra
  • - Meaningful structured conversations on subjects inspired from the ancient Greek philosophy
  • - Excursions to the astonishing beaches, yoga, acupuncture, massages, horse riding, swimming, hiking available onsite
  • - Dinners with delicious local dishes and wine


-Daily workshops on expressive writing in natural landscapes
-One-on-one sessions with Dimitra
-Meaningful structured conversations on subjects inspired from ancient Greek philosophy
-Excursions to the astonishing beaches, yoga, acupuncture, massages, horse riding, swimming, hiking available onsite
-Dinners with delicious local dishes and wine

Detailed timeschedule under construction.

Venue Highlights

The retreat will take place in Pelion peninsula, one of Greece’s most undiscovered areas, the homeland of mythic Chiron Centaurus, tutor of many ancient Greek heroes and healer. Pelion is in the Greek mainland, which is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, forests and hiking trails in Greece. You will be accommodated in Pinakates, a hidden gem in the mountainous hills, village of less than 200 inhabitants, one of whom is Dimitra. We will organise your trip from the airport to the village, where you will stay in the traditional stone houses typical of the region. The place is surrounded by forests paved with hiking trails and in 20’ driving distance there are beaches with crystal clear water and traditional fishing villages. Workshops will take place in a variety of spectacular natural scenery.


The accommodation will be in a family run traditional guest house. Each studio is independent with a private bathroom and a private kitchen.


  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Flights go to either Athens (4 hours driving to Pinakates) or Thessaloniki (2,4 hours).

Also, we recommend to check the flights to the closest airport of Volos (45 minutes from Pinakates): (contact info blocked)

Both Athens and Thessaloniki are nice cities to spend some time or days. The nearest city to Pinakates is Volos, about 40’ driving and there is a connection to Pinakates by bus: (contact info blocked)

We can organize your transportation from/to the airport or book a taxi just for you or shared.

Tags: 2019 creative expressive writing greece inner self inspirational personal growth retreat self-awareness writing

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