Terms and Conditions

Accommodation and Meals

Accommodations are simple and basic with two or three beds per room and shared bathroom facilities. You will stay either in our Centre, Estia Amariou, or in the homes of local families. Guests are responsible for keeping their room clean and tidy. Sheets and towels are provided and laundry facilities are available.

Fresh food is locally sourced and wherever possible organic. We use many vegetables from our garden which guests are welcome to visit. Wine and drinks are not included with the meals. Tea and coffee are provided. Each day, two guests are asked to help our cook to prepare meals and clear up.

Please let us know if you have any allergies, i.e. animals, feathers, food etc or health needs or special accommodation requirements. There is a box provided for this on the online booking form.



It is a condition of booking that you accept responsibility for your insurance cover. Friends of Amari is a not-for-profit association and does not accept any liability for any costs incurred due to: cancellations, acts of God, health problems, accidents, losses and specified risks, etc.



The cost includes tuition, accommodation, meals, excursions and guest membership fees. We will confirm your booking after receiving your non-refundable deposit.

Please send the balance of your payment 5 weeks before the course begins.

The deposit will be retained for cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the start of the week. The full fee is retained if cancellation is made within 14 days of start of the course.


Travel To and From Crete

As soon as the course is confirmed, please make your travel arrangements. We are happy to advise on your travel plans. From the UK, Easyjet operates a direct flight to Chania & Heraklio.  There are many travel suggestions on our website. Please also look at our FAQ page.


Membership of Friends of Amari

All participants must become Guest Members of the Friends of Amari, and must fill in the Guest member Application Form before the workshop begins. The Guest Membership fee is included in the workshop price.

If you wish to become a full Member of the Friends of Amari, please fill in the application form - contact us for more details.



I have read and accept the conditions of booking. I will send my deposit. I take responsibility for all my insurance cover and travel arrangements.

I am willing to commit myself to the work and structure of the week and contribute to community life.