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This is our take on the recent experience. It was a total BLAST..! We had so much fun. And we are going again in 2024. Look out Naxos!  

SHENANIGANS 2024 - The vibe!
After the stonking success of the first event on the beautiful
Greek island of Naxos in September 2023, we are going again in 2024.

This event is rooted in yoga, Pilates and some aqua fit, but this is NOT a retreat in the traditional sense.
There will be yoga, Pilates and aqua classes. These will take place around the pool or on the beach.
In some cases, they may take place in some other interesting locations.

But the emphasis for this trip is to enjoy yourself.
Have fun, relax, be a bit naughty, and enjoy every moment whether you are in a class,
joining one of our unique and bespoke excursions, or just taking time out for yourself to chill.

This event is for people who love to laugh, live and enjoy life in the warm Greek sunshine.

This event will take place in 2024 from the 19th to the 29th of September. 

These are some of the reviews from our lovely customers from the 2023 experience.


I feel for the first Shenanigans trip everything was perfect 😍 I’m very sure that lots of time thought and energy went into organising this wonderful event And you all ticked all the boxes for me Thank you 🙏 all


Amazing time - so grateful to all 4 of you for the effort and care you put in to ensure everyone had the best time. Loved the boat trip. Loved the vineyard and yoga there - was such a special memory. The beach yoga was amazing Thank you all so much 🤍


Pilates and aqua fit were hilarious. Trips out were great fun. Accommodation was lovely with fruit and rolls a wonderful touch Sunset yoga was not for me but that is personal opinion rather than anything wrong.


All of the Trips were great, varied , and Nicely spaced out over the 10 days, so chill time in between was well balanced and appreciated. Pippa and George’s classes were fabulous and lovely setting by the pool All in All, The most amazing experience , with an amazing group of people. Very well organised. You did us proud


I amazed myself with some of the things I did - downward dog? - not in a million years, but I did it, and was so proud! The various excursions would be hard to better, never had so much fun and so many mind opening experiences.


I just want to say I enjoyed every minute of it. 🙂🙂 Thank you


I absolutely loved being part of this yoga retreat experience. It did me the world of good. We couldn’t have wished for a better bunch of people. I felt everyone bonded together so well we laughed we cried we swam we sang we ate we drank and then we laughed some more! we have made so many new friends. This is all down to you Pippa, Gordon, George and Dean taking a chance on us!


ab fab trip and definitely want to go next year. Many thanks to you all for organising it. Xx


Sunset yoga got good instead of excellent from me because it just isn’t my glass of ouzo. But I’d do it again just to chill on the beach.

There will be no classes today.  This will be a fairly long day of travelling so you will need time to relax and settle in to your accommodation.

In the evening, we will host a Mama's home cooked dinner at Poppy's Place. Poppy's mum is a seriously good cook and knows her Greek recipes!

This dinner is included in your event price, but we will ask for contributions towards alcoholic drinks.
There will be a class in the morning and a class in the afternoon.
These will be held around Poppy's pool.

The rest of the day and evening are yours to relax from a tiring travel day.
There will be a class in the morning only.

Later in the afternoon, we will pile onto one of the local buses and head into the main town (Chora) where Pippa will host a gentle walk around Naxos Old Town, the Castle (Kastro) and the Portara. There will be a "refreshment" stop to take in some stunning views.

This trip involves walking and quite a few steps. We strongly recommend decent footwear such as trainers. Flip-flops are not a good idea.

After the walk, we will host a dinner somewhere in the main town. The dinner will be included in your event price, but we will ask for contributions towards alcoholic drinks.

There will be a morning and an afternoon class around Poppy's pool.

The rest of the day and evening is for you to chill and do your own thing.
An early(ish) morning start to avoid the afternoon heat.

George will host a gentle walk up Mount Zas. This is the highest mountain of all of the Cycladic islands. At this time of the year, it should offer some stunning views.

We strongly recommend reasonably sturdy shoes such as trainers. Flip-flops are not a good idea!

For those of you who do not wish to do the Mount Zas walk, Pip will offer a morning class or some therapies at Poppy's pool.

There will be no class in the afternoon and you have the evening off to relax and do your own thing.

Sunrise yoga on the beach with Pippa.

Mid-morning or afternoon class with George around Poppy's pool.

Sundowners under the tree, on the beach, at the Paradiso.  Time to chillax, catch up on the day.  For those that want to eat here, go for it!  Meals and drinks are not included in this event price.  
A wonderful Naxian cooking experience including a farm visit, a cooking class and lunch.

The afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy at your own pace and venue.
There will be a class in the morning and a class in the afternoon - around Poppy's pool.

At a time to be arranged, we will host a picnic on the beach to enjoy the sunset.  If you fancy an evening swim, please bring a towel and your cozzies (or not if you are feeling devilish!!).  Please also bring your own beverage of choice.
This is a whole-day boat trip to another island near Naxos.

There will be swimming, lunch, drinks and a class on a remote beach.

If you fancy a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean, please bring a towel and swimwear.
A morning class around Poppy's pool.  This is DOUBLE TROUBLE with Pip and George.  This will be SHENANIGANS proper!!  

Take the afternoon off to chill on your last full day.

This is still in planning, but it will be a totally unique experience, never done anywhere before.  But, it will be dinner and drinks in a very special location with some very dear friends of ours. 
Booo!  Home time.  This is a travel day so there will be no classes.
How to book
Please understand that we are NOT travel agents.

The price of this experience includes professional, instructor led classes, and excursions whilst on Naxos.
More details of these excursions will be given in OUR ITINERARY.

Your travel to Naxos and your accommodation on Naxos is your responsibility.
We will happily provide our travel and accommodation suggestions to help you.

You can find these suggestions on the HOW TO BOOK section of this site.
You can also CONTACT us for our advice based on your circumstances.

Please note that the price of this event is from the 19th to the 29th of September 2024.
You may want to extend your stay and spend a few more days on Naxos,
explore the nearby islands or spend some time in Athens. The choice is yours.
How to book this event
This event is limited to SIXTEEN people only. It is unique!
We take the personal and intimate experience seriously.

The price of this experience is £795 for 10 nights on Naxos.
This price includes all of your classes and excursions.
It does not include your flights and accommodation.

We will require a non-refundable deposit of £150 to secure your place.
This deposit will need to be paid by the 31st of December 2023.
The balance (£645) will be required by the 30th of June 2024.

Once you have paid the initial deposit to secure your place,
we are very happy to offer a monthly instalment plan for
the remaining balance. If this would be your preference,
please contact us using the email address below.

If you want more information or want details of how to pay,
please email us at
How to book your accommodation
Most of the classes will take place around the pool at Aggelikis Diamond Studios in Agia Anna, Naxos.
We have known the family and owners of these studios for over 10 years.
The rooms are of a high standard and very clean.

Next door to these apartments is Farma Apartments which are slightly cheaper but still of a high standard.
All of these apartments are just a few minutes walk to some fabulous beaches and chilled bars and tavernas.

Poppy's apartments (Aggeliki Diamond) website is
Kiki's apartments (Farma) website is 

If you want to contact Poppy about her rooms or those in Farma,
please email Poppy at 

Of course, you are welcome to sort your own accommodation elsewhere.
Just remember that the event is based in Agia Anna, Naxos.

As all of our 2023 guests will say, the general meeting point is Poppy's Place
for breakfast, coffee, or for beer and wine after a stressful day of doing very little!

** Please note that we can recommend accommodation, but all interaction and bookings
will be direct with Poppy and her family. We are happy to provide advice, suggestions and guidance,
but dealing with your accommodation is your responsibility.
How to book your travel
The wonderful island of Naxos does not have an international airport or a port that can accommodate cruise ships.
This means that the island is not over-run with package holidays so it retains it's charm.

There are two ways of getting to Naxos.

1. Fly from most UK airports to Athens (3.5 hours) and then fly from Athens to Naxos (30 minutes).
2. Fly from most UK airports to Athens and then take a ferry from Piraeus or Rafina.

We recommend option 1. as it is not much more expensive and you will save 2 days of your holiday
as the ferries take several hours each way between Athens and Naxos and back.

Whichever you choose, please CONTACT US with your thoughts and we will give you our best
advice based on years of travelling to Naxos. There will also be lots of advice in the FAQ section of this site.

These are a few of the frequently asked questions. If you have any others, please CONTACT us. No question is silly!

September is a lovely time of year to go to Naxos. It will be very pleasantly warm, even in the evenings and should be sunny and dry. There may be windy days and a very occasional rain storm, but these are rare - and that's what tavernas are for!

We strongly recommend that you travel light. Naxos is very chilled and relaxed and in no way a fashion show. A 10Kg overhead cabin bag and an under-seat bag should be more than enough. Hand-washing dries very quickly and not taking a suitcase saves you money and faff at the airport waiting for baggage reclaim, especially if your flight is running a little late.  Naxos has some lovely shops and boutiques so if you forget something it really doesn't matter!

It's worth travelling in a light jacket to use in case you feel the evening chill but we doubt that you will need it. Please also bring some trainers for our excursion walks. These can be your travel gear so it doesn't count against your luggage allowance.

As regards liquids, the 100ml restriction is coming to an end but sadly not in time for Shenanigans. You really don't need to bring a lots of liquids or "products". Your local mini-markets will have all the basics. In the main town there are pharmacies and a couple of excellent supermarkets that will have everything else that you might need.

A top-tip. If you want to bring any products over 100ml, consider buying them at the airport (Boots?) and getting them sealed as part of your duty free. This includes sun protection cream. This way, it doesn't count towards your luggage allowance.

For your yoga and Pilates classes, we urge you to bring a folding yoga mat. These are very cheap on Amazon, easy to pack, lightweight and perfect for the job. 
From what we know, all of you Parti Pants are staying in accommodation that has a kitchenette with a fridge, an electric hob, cutlery, cooking utensils and crockery. The local mini-markets will have all the basics that you will need for in-room catering.  If you are not staying at Poppy's or Kiki's, please check with your accommodation provider if you are unsure.

For those staying at Poppy's or Kiki's, there will be a kettle, hair dryer and plug-in mosquito devices that use tablets. We do suggest bringing a couple of travel adapters or one attached to a UK extension lead.

We can only comment on Poppy's and Kiki's, but most accommodation that we know of has air-conditioning. Just so you know, most air-conditioning units are set to not work if you have windows and doors open.

Tap water is generally safe to drink, but most people find it has a strange minerally taste that is not to everyone's liking. It is certainly safe for bathing and cleaning teeth. Bottled water is very widely available and inexpensive.

Ah, yes! Greek plumbing. The standard phrase is, IF IT HASN'T COME OUT OF YOU, DO NOT PUT IT DOWN THE LOO. It's not a big deal. A small bin is provided in the bathroom for non-organic waste. Standard practice in Greece.
It's no secret that Greeks generally prefer cash. That said, the Greek Government is slowly clamping down on this.  On Naxos everywhere likes cash, but they are also more than happy to take debit and credit cards. We would recommend always having a bit of cash about your person - especially if you are heading off the beaten track!

There are numerous cash machines in Agia Anna and loads more in the main town. There is no need to change loads of money before you come.
We STRONGLY recommend arranging your travel insurance as soon as possible. This is especially important if you have to cancel your trip for some reason. Then you can recover all of your outlay costs (flights, deposits etc.).

But most importantly, make sure that you have good medical cover. This is a must for the world-over.

Also, please ensure that you have a valid EHIC or GHIC card so that basic medical needs can be catered for should you need it.

The pharmacies on Naxos are very good generally, especially the ones in the main town. You can get almost every type of medication over the counter without prescription. They are usually cheaper than the UK prescription charge too!
There are a couple of car hire places in Agia Anna.  Cars can be rented by the day or for longer.  You will need your driving license.

We strongly urge you not to rent the quad bikes or mopeds. Whilst they may look fun, they are notoriously dangerous and often not well maintained. The local medical centre in Naxos will attest to the fact that many of their medical cases during the summer are accidents involving quad bikes and mopeds.

Please contact us to register your interest for the 2024 event, or for payment details to secure your place on this unique trip. Also, if you need any advice about travelling and accommodation, please ask here. We are VERY happy to help.