Energise your mind, body, and soul with an all-inclusive Greek island holiday

Awaken your senses and love for creation. Spend eight days immersing yourself in Greek culture and cuisine on an exclusive art retreat on the island of Aegina, Greece.

Discover the creative haven of the charming Greek island, Aegina, with Sue Mac Dougall’s popular art retreat.

Sue’s passion for Aegina shines through in the carefully curated experiences she designs for her guests. From savouring authentic Greek cuisine to exploring hidden gems off the beaten path, participants are enveloped in the island’s cultural tapestry, infusing their artwork with the essence of Greece.

The Love My Greece art retreats provide the perfect opportunity for anyone needing time out to relax and unwind in a safe, worry-free environment where your every need is catered for. You will enjoy an immersive experience that sets the stage for exploration, self-discovery, and a deeper connection with Greek culture and traditions.

A Greek island retreat holiday like no other

Love My Greece Art Retreat - intimate and personalised

An intimate and personalised experience

With small group sizes, attendees receive personalised attention, fostering a sense of camaraderie and an atmosphere where creativity flourishes. You’ll receive full support and guidance


A transformative journey that extends beyond the canvas

Enjoy an immersive experience that sets the stage for exploration, self-discovery, and a deeper connection with Greek culture and traditions.

Love My Greece Art Retreat insider view - Avli Restaurant

An insider view of Aegina, Greece

Sue MacDougall, a former resident of Aegina, Greece, has an intimate understanding of the island. She knows all the hidden gems, local attractions, and culinary delights on offer.


Recharge and refresh

The retreat provides a rejuvenating escape, ideal for those seeking renewal and inspiration. Amidst Aegina’s serene beauty, you can rediscover your inner vitality and embrace a fresh chapter in life.

Is this exclusive Greek Island art retreat holiday for you?

Whether you’re drawn to art, intrigued by Greek culture and cuisine, or simply seeking a meticulously organised and secure holiday, this retreat accommodates diverse interests and skill levels.

Love My Greece Art Retreat - Guests enjoying lunch

The Love My Greece art retreats cater to a spectrum of artistic interests, from beginners seeking a foundational understanding to seasoned artists aiming to refine their techniques. The art workshops are tailored for individuals seeking a rejuvenating escape amidst creativity and culture.

Through a blend of workshops, plein air sessions, and cultural excursions, participants not only hone their skills but also draw inspiration from the island’s breath-taking vistas, ancient ruins, and vibrant local life.



Something for everyone

The carefully planned itinerary includes a variety of activities, including art workshops, historical and cultural explorations, and free time to go shopping, visit the local markets, explore the coastline, relax by the beach or cool off in the ocean.

Aegina, Greece - local street

Plenty of free time to enjoy the island at your leisure

Most afternoons you will have the opportunity to enjoy the many activities on Aegina; from exploring the local areas, shopping, dining out at the local restaurants, go swimming at the nearby beach or relax at the hotel.

Love My Greece Art Retreat - guests standing in front of the Temple of Aphaia

A safe, worry-free and stress-free holiday

Your safety and comfort are paramount. From the moment you arrive in Athens, to when you leave Athens your host Sue MacDougall ensures a seamless transition, accompanying you to Aegina.

Love My Greece Art Retreat - Connect with other artists

Connect and create with like-minded art enthusiasts

Spend time with fellow creative individuals who share your passion for art and self-expression. Forge lasting connections as you immerse yourself in artistic exploration.

Greek Island art workshops: Explore your creativity, regardless of skill level

Love My Greece art workshop at the Rastoni

Whether you’re an experienced artist or just starting your creative journey, my workshops are designed to inspire and nurture your artistic abilities. When you join my retreats in the captivating setting of Aegina, Greece, we provide all the necessary materials. From canvas boards to a wide array of art supplies, everything you need is at your fingertips, allowing you to dive into your artistic journey effortlessly.

All art supplies provided

All art supplies, including portable canvas boards are provided. You are welcome to bring your own if you have special items you like to use.

Love My Greece art workshop at the Rastoni
Love My Greece Art Retreat - A transformative journey

History, beaches, serenity – Aegina, your Greek island escape

Love My Greece Art Retreat - A transformative journey

Discover the captivating allure of Aegina, an idyllic haven bathed in the warm glow of Aegean sunshine. Nestled amidst ancient myths and verdant olive groves, this tranquil escape beckons with its charming beaches and whitewashed houses perched on emerald hills that gaze out over the glistening sapphire waters. Aegina offers a timeless respite, where time seems to stand still, inviting you to immerse yourself in its serene embrace.

Situated in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, Aegina is easily accessible by ferry from the bustling port of Athens, Piraeus. The island boasts a vibrant and picturesque capital along with ancient sites, golden beaches, and crystal-clear waters for swimming. Enjoy enchanting walks that offer magical vistas. Aegina rejuvenates and invigorates all who visit. It’s an ideal destination for artists seeking fresh inspiration.

Experience an all-inclusive Greek island holiday unlike any other as you embark on a journey to rediscover serenity and inspiration amidst the timeless beauty of Aegina.

Revive your mind, body and soul

Love My Greece Art Retreat - relaxing on rocks - accommodation

At the Love My Greece Art Retreat, every activity is designed to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul, weaving together a tapestry of creative exploration, cultural immersion, and personal reflection.

Whether you’re picking up a paintbrush to express your inner visions, wandering through historic sites to connect with the island’s rich heritage, or mingling with locals to absorb the authentic Greek lifestyle, each experience contributes to a profound sense of renewal. The retreat’s dynamic schedule allows you ample ‘me time’ to unwind and reflect amidst the stunning natural scenery of Aegina, offering a perfect balance between structured activities and leisurely solitude.

In addition to artistic and cultural pursuits, the retreat offers opportunities for deeper self-discovery and relaxation through meditation and optional Energy Balancing Healing Sessions. These sessions, held at The Beachhouse Apartments, provide a serene escape where you can realign your energies and clear your mind. Tailored to individual needs, they not only enhance your creative output by fostering a clearer mindset but also contribute to your overall well-being.

Whether it’s through guided meditation included in the retreat’s itinerary or a private healing session, participants often find these experiences integral to achieving a rejuvenated spirit, ready to embrace both new challenges and creative endeavours.

Love My Greece Art Retreat - relaxing on rocks - accommodation

Sue MacDougall, your hostess

Aegina, Greece - Aphaia Temple, Sue Mac Dougall

Hello, I’m Sue, your hostess at Love My Greece Art Retreats. I’m an established artist who celebrates all things bright and bold in my personal style, and artistic creations. My journey as an artist has been a vibrant and joyful one. Greece has always been a significant source of inspiration for my art. Its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and the timeless charm of Aegina have deeply influenced my creative journey.

The beautiful sunsets, picturesque coastline, and the rich tapestry of life on the island provide me with endless opportunities to explore and capture the essence of Greece in my artwork. Every visit to Aegina feels like a reunion with the heart of artistic expression and a celebration of the joy of creating amidst the natural beauty of this enchanting place.

I would love you to join me in one of my exclusive art retreats to the magical Greek island, Aegina, in September 2024, where we’ll explore the joy of creation and cultural immersion together.

Aegina, Greece - Aphaia Temple, Sue Mac Dougall

What our guests say

Bernie and Sue Mac Dougall - Aegina

Escape the hustle and bustle of Athens on Aegina for a week. Aegina was a hidden treasure that we had never heard of until Sue enticed us there. A short boat trip from the mainland, Aegina boasts a picturesque port, Temple of Aphaia and olives! Not to mention beaches and views.

Bernie Landels, UK

Suzanne, Love My Greece Art Retreat

On Aegina, the daily art morning sessions were held in the lovely Rastoni Hotel gardens and at other locations – 2000-year-old olive tree grove and the Temple of Aphaia. These were very inspirational for me, while my husband Mark explored ancient architecture and did some hill climbing.

Suzanne and Mark Newman

Delwyn, Love My Greece Art Retreat

Sue provided the most amazing experience and environment to learn to paint, and generously shared her knowledge. It was truly an idyllic experience being on the island of Aegina, Greece learning the basic concepts of painting whilst absorbing the Grecian culture and way of life.

Delwyn Keyworth

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Swim in the clear waters off the Aegina coast, paddle in the warmth, or just soak up the serenity. And then return to the art studio and paint, clear headed and inspired. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you experience the true Greece.