The Venue

Curious about the Black Pens 2025 location? Read on

WHERE?

Mimosa Retreat

Black Pens is departing the UK! The 2025 retreat will be held at Mimosa Retreat, a family-run, luxury retreat venue located on Lefkada Island in Greece. A private oasis set within beautiful, lush grounds with a panoramic view of the Ionian Sea, Mimosa is a secluded and peaceful retreat destination only a 20 minute walk from the town of Nydri and 40-45 minutes from Atkion airport (PVK.) Comprised of a main house and five private villas, and set amongst olive trees and in a stunning, natural setting, Mimosa Retreat is the ideal location for relaxation, enjoyment, and the clarity of mind needed to progress your work.

Don’t just take my word for it; check out the video below and then scroll down to find out more about Mimosa.

When?

The dates for the Black Pens 2025 retreat are Monday April 28thSaturday May 3rd.

The week long retreat will begin Monday late afternoon and attendees will enjoy five nights of fun, relaxation, laughter, and (most importantly) workshops and writing sessions designed to progress their work. The hub for the week will be the Main House with its with fully fitted kitchen, living room, dining room, TV room, a 196sqm lagoon-style infinity pool, and views of the ocean. Attendees will also have full use of The Shala – a stunning yoga space with equipment for focus and unwinding in the best way.

View from Fu Lion Main House

Click here for the map of the Mimosa grounds


Check out the gallery of the Main House and Shala below


The Villas

The accommodation sits in beautiful, leafy surroundings and ancient olive trees with a backdrop of the mountainside and views of the islands dotted across the Ionian Sea.

In addition the the Fu Lion Main House, there are five villas each with two bedrooms: The Buddha, Ganesh, Dancer, Lotus and Shiva. All the villas are equipped with AC, WiFi, a communal drinks fridge, a kettle and a hairdryer. Bath and pool towels are provided as well as toiletries which are all sourced in Greece. The bedrooms are cleaned every day with the exception of Sundays.

Due to limited space, all rooms will be double occupancy – if you require a private room, the entire room fee will apply. A Black Pens Discord has been set up to help you find a roomie if you don’t have one in mind.

To check out the floorplans of the villas, please click here.

Brunch buffet

Will I Be Fed?

You know it!

Attendees will have all meals provided as part of the Black Pens experience, and can look forward to enjoying buffet style dining throughout their stay. Experience the best of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine with local and organic produce used wherever possible. Mimosa also boasts a drinks station with infused water, tea and a variety of milks available throughout the day.

If you want to get lit, bear in mind you’ll need to hit duty free on your way over.

Delicious food with gorgeous views. Who could ask for more?


How Do I Get There?

The retreat venue is on Lefkada Island in Greece which can be reached by plane or car/ferry from the mainland.

The closest airport is Aktion Airport (PVK) which is a 40-45 minute drive from the venue. Coordination for transfers will take place in the Black Pens Discord and will be covered in the ticket price providing groups travel together.

There are connecting flights from larger airports such as Athens, Kefalonia or Corfu and a ferry from Port Fiskardo in Kefalonia which arrives in Nydri, Lefkada. At a cost of around €9, this is a cost effective way of arriving at the island.

You can find out more about how to access the island here.

Once here, Nydri is a 20 minute walk away and Perigiali Beach, a 15 minute walk.

What else?

A picture is worth a thousand words, so have a gander at the galleries below to see what’s in store.

You do not want to miss this!

Excited? Head over to pricing and payment to find out how to secure your place.