All-inclusive Greek island art retreat holidays in Aegina, Greece

Welcome! I’m Sue Mac Dougall, and I’m thrilled to introduce you to my all-inclusive Love My Greece art retreat holiday.

In the heart of the Mediterranean, I’ve discovered an artistic oasis where inspiration flows as freely as the crystal-clear waters – Aegina, Greece. Here, amidst this idyllic setting, I organise annual painting and art retreat holidays, offering a transformative experience that invites participants to immerse themselves in a world where creativity knows no bounds.
Whether you’re drawn to art, intrigued by Greek culture and cuisine, or simply seeking a meticulously organised and secure holiday, these retreats are perfect for you.

Where you stay – a hidden paradise


Nestled on the serene northern coast of Aegina island, The Beachhouse Apartments offer more than just accommodation—they provide a peaceful sanctuary that enhances the Love My Greece Art Retreat. Here, the soothing sounds of the sea and the warm Aegean light converge to create an idyllic setting that nurtures both mind and soul. Each room, whether facing the sea or the garden, is thoughtfully appointed to foster tranquillity and inspiration. As you settle into this enchanting haven, each space invites you to unwind and rejuvenate, serving as your personal retreat within the broader creative journey.

From the private sandy beach where you can swim in crystal-clear waters to the shaded groves ideal for morning reflections, every corner of The Beachhouse Apartments is designed to enrich your retreat experience. Engage in meditation and optional energy balancing sessions to enhance your well-being, or simply enjoy the natural beauty and quietude that the setting offers. The Beach Bar, a relaxed venue by the sea, provides a perfect spot to socialise and unwind, offering refreshing drinks and hosting occasional live concerts that ensure evenings are as enjoyable as the days.

Throughout your stay, you’ll find that The Beachhouse Apartments not only support your artistic pursuits but also deepen your connection to the vibrant local culture and the natural environment.

Love My Greece Art Retreat - day outing sketching

Explore your creativity, regardless of skill level

Love My Greece Art Retreat - day outing sketching

The retreats cater to a spectrum of artistic interests, and artists of all levels

As an artist, I’ve found that Aegina’s charming landscapes and vibrant culture provide a haven for artists of all levels to explore their craft, unleash their imagination, and tap into the artistic essence thriving in this picturesque Greek island. With the azure Saronic Gulf as our backdrop, and the island’s rich history as our muse, I guide participants on a journey of self-discovery and creative expression.

The art workshops are tailored for individuals seeking a rejuvenating escape amidst creativity and culture. The retreats cater to a spectrum of artistic interests, from beginners seeking a foundational understanding to seasoned artists aiming to refine their techniques. My unique teaching approach combines technical skill-building with an emphasis on personal style, encouraging you to discover your individual artistic voice.

A blend of workshops, plein air sessions, and cultural excursions

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.

All art supplies are provided

All art supplies, including portable canvas boards for your creations, are provided, ready to become cherished keepsakes of your artistic exploration.

Recharge and refresh

Aegina Greece Lighthouse and Chapel Lagoon

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.

For those seeking a one-of-a-kind artistic experience, my art retreats are a gateway to creativity, culture, and a touch of Greek magic. I consider Aegina a part of me and take great joy in sharing this special place with others while delving into the Greek culture and, of course, creating art.

Aegina Greece Lighthouse and Chapel Lagoon

Journey through ancient ruins and Aegina’s rich historical past

Learn about Aegina’s deep historical roots

Aegina, with its deep historical roots, offers a captivating journey through Greece’s storied past. During your stay on this picturesque island, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the remarkable Kolona Column site and delve into the rich history of Aegina at the Archaeological Museum, uncovering its fascinating heritage.

Explore Aegina’s neoclassical buildings and traditional Greek architecture

Wander through the charming streets of Aegina town, where history comes to life in the form of well-preserved neoclassical buildings and traditional Greek architecture. Visit local shops, cafés, and tavernas to immerse yourself in the island’s authentic atmosphere.

Engage with Aegina’s vibrant community

Connect with the island’s warm-hearted locals and experience their age-old traditions and way of life. From local markets to cultural events, you’ll have the chance to engage with Aegina’s vibrant community.
As you explore these historical and cultural gems, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the island’s significance in Greek history and mythology. Aegina’s unique blend of history and culture creates a truly immersive experience that enriches your retreat journey.

St Catherine Monastery - Aegina - Greece
Coloured parasols hanging above one of the narrow streets in the town of Aegina

An intimate and personalised experience

At the core of my retreats is the intimate and nurturing environment I foster. With small group sizes, you’ll receive personalized attention, fostering a sense of camaraderie and an atmosphere where creativity flourishes organically. Participants often describe the experience as not just an art retreat but a transformative journey that extends beyond the canvas.

Love My Greece Art Retreat - Art workshop in the Rastoni hotel garden
Greek food mix on a blue wooden background

Discover Aegina’s culinary delights as you explore your artistic journey

Greek food mix on a blue wooden background

Greek cuisine is renowned for its fresh, and flavorful ingredients. With a rich culinary heritage and tantalising flavors, it offers a diverse range of dishes influenced by Greece’s diverse regions. Dining in Aegina not only provides a delightful culinary experience but also allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions, making it an integral part of your art retreat.

A Greek island retreat holiday like no other

My deep affection for Aegina shines through in the thoughtfully curated experiences I design. From savouring authentic Greek cuisine to uncovering hidden gems off the beaten path, you’ll be immersed in the island’s cultural tapestry, infusing your artwork with the essence of Greece.

For those seeking a transformative artistic getaway, my retreats offer a unique opportunity to rejuvenate your spirit, connect with like-minded individuals, and explore the boundless depths of creativity against the backdrop of Aegina’s unparalleled beauty. And for those simply needing a break to recharge on a beautiful Greek Island and don’t want the hassle of organising everything, or the worry about safety, my retreats are the perfect solution.

I would love you to join me on one of my exclusive art retreats in Aegina, Greece. Feel free to browse around my website to learn more about my retreats. If you would like to know more about me, go to my about page, and visit my art website You can also view a selection of photos from previous retreats in the photo gallery.

Sue Mac Dougall, Hostess of Love My Greece Art Retreats