What to expect?

Many people email us asking what is a creative retreat and what is like to spend the week with us. Here is a brief retreat ‘itinerary’


Villa maecenas hosts 10 -12 guests each week and offers a yearly program of retreats, workshops, lectures, debates and entertainment. Guest can check the dates of our available retreats and workshops then book it online.

For instance, if you have booked our Painting / Drawing workshop ( dates TBA) :

Workshops are usually a week long but if guests what to stay a few extra days, that can also be arranged. We start our week on Saturdays or Sundays and classes are usually mid morning and after lunch.

You will also be encouraged to use your time here to deepen your skills by practicing it anywhere/anytime you find yourself inspired. We will provide you with some basic art material but if you want to work with something more specialised, we recommend you to bring your own too. The rest of the day, you may use our facilities and spend however you find agreeable - swimming, walking, reading, going to the nearby village, watching a movie ao-fresco, etc. The evenings are usually magical and full of fun. Expect surprise guests, games, music, dance, dinner beneath the starts and all sorts of amusements.

Maecenas philosophy is to merge disciplines and offer a holistic break, comprising creative, physical and spiritual activities so that our guests can really make the absolute most of the time with us. Of course, activities are always free and optional, but if you like to join us for some morning yoga, go on silent meditative hikes or join us dancing the chacha, you will feel the benefits of a truly complete holiday.

What is not included in the weekly price? Massages and healing treatments ( unless specified in the program), beauty treatments, dinners or lunches outside the retreat ( we offer full board therefore eating outside is optional), alcohol, specialised workshop materials, airport transfers or taxi rides into town or events.

(This schedule is not fully available during Vipasana and meditation retreats due to conversations being kept to a minimum).