We Are Richmond Holidays

We aim to provide outstanding and memorable holidays throughout the year for all members of the church family with Word-based and Christ-centred ministry to enrich and encourage you in your Christian life.

In all we do we aim to:
  • Honour God in all our activities. 
  • Be obedient to the gospel of truth and grace.
  • Provide quality holidays that exceed our guests’ expectations.
  • Provide loving and faithful Christian ministry to our guests and staff alike.  
  • Invite the participation and support of churches.
  • Encourage active prayer for our business and ministry through a community of Richmond supporters and prayer partners. 
  • Develop a broad range of Christian holidays for as wide a range of Christians as possible.
Our values are to:
  • Be Christ-centred and to point to our Lord Jesus Christ in all we do. 
  • Uphold the teaching of the Bible, being the inspired word of God. 
  • Be an open, participative, honest, committed, responsible and successful business.
  • Adhere to the Statement of Faith in line with the Evangelical Alliance. 
  • Use our tithe to bless those in the poorest countries in the world.
  • Be a blessing to the Church through the holidays and service we provide.

Our ministry is at the centre of our holidays. It's what sets us apart and makes a Richmond Holiday a Quality Christian Holiday.

Heather Davies
Heather Davies
10:52 20 Aug 22
Our whole family had a great time here. The location is stunning and the range of activities meant there was always... something for everybody. But the stand out feature are the team who make it all work so seamlessly. We were blessed! Than you!read more
Ben Blake
Ben Blake
14:35 19 Aug 22
Truly amazing, cannot express it enough. If you’re reading this Adam the team definitely deserve that round of ice... creams!!! Best staff I’ve ever encountered, so incredibly generous and invested in making our holiday the best it could possibly be!read more
Ruth Aldridge
Ruth Aldridge
08:17 18 Aug 22
An absolutely wonderful holiday! I’m trying to work out why… I think it’s a combination of the ease of getting out in... the water (the staff get the boats / windsurfs ready and you literally just sail off without any hassle!) combined with a lovely pool / sun lounger area; really good company (getting to know other guests and being able to share and talk at a deeper level) and a great choice of other activities (go karting; outdoor cinema) And then on top of that having spiritual ministry times - I feel my body mind and soul have been fully refreshed!The staff team have been exceptionally friendly and welcoming - they went out of their way to ensure our holiday was as good as possible..I joined others going on early morning cycle rides (best time to do activity in August in Greece - too hot otherwise unless in the water!) and I felt quite virtuous arriving back for breakfast having done some fitness…And on top of all that our 19 yr old has bonded with some other youth and is v keen that we come back next year..We will be back - thank you Richmond for a great week!read more
Hannah Ogden
Hannah Ogden
11:13 05 Aug 22
I had a fantastic holiday with friendly staff at a fantastic hotel. I learnt to sail and will definitely be returning.... It was a perfect holiday for me since I was a sole traveller but met plenty of people there and had great chances to enjoy a range of water-sports. I would highly recommend. 😁 ⛵️read more
Vanessa
Vanessa
20:32 28 Jul 22
INCREDIBLE! I visited Samos and had the best 2 weeks. The Richmond staff are AMAZING! They were always smiling,... always happy to help. Super patient and kind. They really want to give you the best experience ever. From beginning with the booking of the holiday to the end of the experience Richmond Holidays deserve far more than 5 stars.read more
Helen Miller
Helen Miller
08:31 28 Jul 22
Amazing time with Richmond Holidays in Samos. The staff were brilliant, particularly at teaching us to windsurf and... rescuing us when we drifted out to far! 😃☀️🏄‍♀️⛵️read more
Gary Nichols
Gary Nichols
07:13 14 Jul 22
My first holiday since the loss of my wife. I was quite apprehensive but I needn't have been. I stayed for 2 weeks and... it was wonderful. As many or as few activities as you like but with no pressure.This was truly a Christian holiday: kindness and a loving spirit were very evident.Finally, I must mention the young Richmond staff: absolutely outstanding in every wayread more
Karen Webb
Karen Webb
18:50 07 Jul 22
We’ve just finished a wonderful week in Samos. Richmond has a great team looking after you while you are there. We... loved the sailing, cycling, windsurfing, kayaking and paddle boarding but a particular highlight is sailing on the catamaran across the fabulous waters off Samos. The hotel is so friendly and we enjoyed the buffet style food. A lovely group of guests and staff meant great dinner conversations with lots of laughter. Can’t wait to go back!!read more
Rachelle Arnold
Rachelle Arnold
18:10 07 Jul 22
Great holiday in a lovely location. Plenty of opportunity to enjoy watersports and much more. Richmond staff were... lovely, friendly, welcoming and helpful. Hotel staff were also very pleasant and helpful. Would definitely recommend.read more
Tim Neal
Tim Neal
11:30 06 Jul 22
What a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing place. The Zephiros is smart and clean and calm, staff are very helpful. The... best thing is the wonderful Richmond Team led by Lizzie - they are an energised, spirit filled team, who bring loving kindness to all engagements with them. Whether on the waterfront, out cycling or on excursions - it is a blessing to spend time in their company - thank you all.read more
Rebecca Neal
Rebecca Neal
11:23 06 Jul 22
Fabulous week, Lizzie and the team looked after us so well. Thank you so much.
Peter Williams
Peter Williams
19:42 05 Jul 22
Richmond did a great job with our recent summer holiday. Great fellowship as well as great fun
Gill Sutton
Gill Sutton
21:31 01 Jul 22
Richmond Holidays are able to do more than you dare ask or imagine. The love demonstrated from the moment we met the... team was overwhelming and permeated the entire holiday. Their youthful energy and desire to bless us was an unexpected joy . This was the best holiday we have ever had. Activities, rest, fellowship and Jesus' presence in the most idyllic sun drenched setting- what more could we ask for?read more
Kevin Gallagher
Kevin Gallagher
10:00 24 Jun 22
Our first visit to Samos with Richmond was excellent. The resort team that Richmond have assembled is amazing, every... one incredibly helpful, skilful, cheerful and friendly. Opportunities for water sports, cycling, walking and exploring are more than can be exploited even in two weeks and the underpinning Christian ethic and ministry help to create a wonderful and easy ambience and fellowship which enables guests to meet and bond quickly and seamlessly. Very highly recommended.read more
Hannah Brooks
Hannah Brooks
18:09 19 Jun 22
It has been the longest wait for this holiday, with everything over the last few years, but it has been so worth it! I... can’t think of a box it has not ticked for me.There are so many activities on offer that I had to book two weeks to be able to do everything I wanted to do; sailing, stand up paddle boarding, bike rides, go karting, village visits, Captains BBQ, farm/culinary experience in the mountains (so special) and saying I saw the new top gun in a Greek open air cinema just adds to it. All of this and there was still time to relax by the pool and beach! With the amazing fellowship with guests and staff over the two weeks I am back at work with a spring in my step and working out if I can make my next visit in two months time rather than two years! Thankyou Richmond!read more
Douglas Barham
Douglas Barham
16:47 21 Mar 22
This company provide a rest. I mean a real rest. A rest for the soul. A rest for the body - in the hot tub. Not for me... though as it's ski, ski, ski! Followed by a sauna and a first class 3 course meal. When can I go next?read more
Claire Mathys
Claire Mathys
19:39 13 Feb 22
Had a great skiing holiday with Richmond, the staff were fantastic and the chalet is in a brilliant location on the... slopes. Prosecco in the hot tub, three course dinners, board games.. a really great and sociable week!read more
Anthony Thorpe
Anthony Thorpe
12:23 01 Nov 21
Outstanding holiday experience; friendly, relaxed and fun staff on hand to make the time what you need it to be.... Something for everyone and I thoroughly enjoyed myself as a solo traveller - made friends with lots of guests in an atmosphere of safety and joy, and enjoyed every activity on offer, including the ministry opportunities. Next time I’ll be booking for longer!read more
Katherine Palmer
Katherine Palmer
13:07 04 Oct 21
A beautiful setting, glorious sunshine and an excellent team.
David Finney
David Finney
18:42 02 Oct 21
This holiday was both restful and exciting. The times of reflection are relaxing, as was the delightful setting. The... sailing can be very exciting when the wind is up and the catamarans are out. It seems that every week i go there is new community forms amongst the guests and often i find that i stay in touch even when the holiday is over. Returning guests seem to be a feature of Richmond holidays. The hotel staff are very welcoming and the Richmond staff never fail to go above and beyond to ensure that the holiday is enjoyable.read more
Janet Roberts
Janet Roberts
18:26 23 Sep 21
Friendly, helpful staff team. Very caring. A great location, fabulous weather and lots to do. Easy to make friends with... other guests too, it felt like one big, happy family! Highly recommended.read more
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OT
14:42 23 Sep 21
I absolutely LOVED the week I spent with Richmond. I couldn't fault it. And, I would 100% return EXCEPT SADLY for the... price. I simply cannot justify to myself spending TWICE what I would spend on a package holiday (especially given the quite basic rooms provided). The fellowship, team and activities were genuinely excellent but not worth double the price of a holiday. I would usually budget around £600, but this holiday including flight, for a basic room, was almost double at £1,100 (there were also extra charges for day trips on top). Fantastic but too pricey.read more
Marjorie Lomax
Marjorie Lomax
12:59 18 Sep 21
The Richmond team was superb. Nothing was too much trouble for them. I had a thoroughly enjoyable time. James and... Melanie Bright were an inspiration as leaders of the spiritual aspect of the holiday. Samos was idyllic.read more
Dan Maisey
Dan Maisey
11:45 02 Sep 21
I have had a couple of holidays with Richmond; a summer break in Samos and skiing. The locations were great, the staff... fantastic and I came away from both feeling relaxed and having really enjoyed them. I would definitely recommend.read more
Jo Maybury
Jo Maybury
22:19 01 Sep 21
Great holiday with Richmond in Samos - a lovely hotel in a beautiful setting. Apart from sleeping in the sun and... swimming in the crystal clear sea, I went sailing, kayaking, early morning paddle boarding and out on a jeep trip to explore the island - green, mountainous, waterfalls, monasteries and village tavernas.The Richmond staff are amazing - friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. They made the whole holiday so straightforward - despite the extra testing, form filling etc.My favourite moments? The open air cinema in a beautiful walled garden one evening, the Sunday service on the terrace overlooking sea and mountains -and the great company.Highly recommended!!!read more
Sonia Kelly
Sonia Kelly
19:32 01 Sep 21
A unique formula! In no particular order, the main ingredients are:water sports, cycling, chilling, guaranteed... sunshine ☀️, friendship, worship, fantastic /able youngsters, great outings. Oh! And fab cocktails on the terrace! A great holiday. Have been going for over 10 years and still haven’t done all I want to do, booked to return next year.read more
Michael Franks
Michael Franks
19:02 01 Sep 21
Had a brilliant time on a Richmond Holiday this year. Loved getting involved with all the water sports and that you... could use a bike at any time. All the staff were incredible, really helpful and super encouraging. Loved the personal touches of being contacted before the holiday and that seemingly everyone knew our names when we were there too. Brilliant to be in a relaxing place with other Christians and felt super well looked after. Highly recommend.read more
lozaosborne
lozaosborne
18:58 01 Sep 21
What an incredible time. Such a friendly and relaxing time! A lovely group of people. You can come on your own and find... community or come with someone else and do your own thing. A huge range of water sports to do and great optional excursion day out to really experience more of the local culture and experiences. An incredibly trustworthy holiday company who make sure you’re sorted from transport from the hotel to every detail along the way.read more
Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly
11:11 01 Sep 21
We are just back from a fabulous holiday with Richmond in Samos, Greece. Lovely people at the hotel, a beautiful... island, truly a little slice of heaven on earth. Already booked for next year!read more
Poppy Waskett
Poppy Waskett
16:44 13 Aug 21
I’m not being too bold to say that this Richmond holiday to Samos 2021 has been the best holiday of my life. I had... never been on holiday with Richmond before. I was booked for 2 weeks at the beginning of July. Once I got there I loved it so much that I extended my holiday, and then extended it again. I have just finished a 5 week holiday! With the global travel uncertainty with covid I was unsure how this would impact the holiday. But leading up to the holiday and for all the time I was there the staff (both office and resort) were so helpful and reassuring. They went above and beyond to assist with any admin. Not only are they helpful but a joy to communicate with. I was also confident whilst in Samos as all activities were covid safe.The staff team live out Gods love, joy, heart for adventure and service so beautifully. I felt I really got to know team and guests really well. I was travelling alone but made so many good friends. I found it really easy to mix with others even though I was travelling alone, the staff and guests are so inclusive. Eating together has also been a joy: whether just getting to know people, meaningful or spiritual conversations, or laughing so hard you can’t breathe.The fellowship of being around other Christians (both team and guests) has been precious.The encouragement, the ministry and the prayer times have been really spiritually enriching and restorative. It’s been a joy to see and share in what God is doing here in this place and with these people over my holiday. A few ministry highlights were sharing communion, testimonies, worship on the terrace, and spontaneous prayer moments including on paddle boards at sunrise. When you speak with someone and they say those precious words ‘can I pray with you?’, that is so great.Where can I even start with the activities? They have been so fun. I came with a notion that I wanted to learn a new skill - probably sailing. If I’m honest I was a little afraid of deep water, but one week in and I was already enjoying getting out in a single handed dingy. The instruction from the team and the confident assurance that I had in safety on the water with the competent team around (always ready for rescue) made it easy for me to dare to learn and I did. I did level 1 and 2 sailing, start windsurfing in lessons and had plenty of time to practice outside lesson time: the weekly regatta really is something to be remembered! You’ll have to come to discover it! The team have maintained energy, enthusiasm and grace throughout my (long) holiday, from the first day water front with a hilarious obstacle course to them running with the taxi to wave goodbye.Other highlights were group cycle rides to beautiful bays, mountain bikes to a sea jump spot, being taught how to race dive by one of the young people and pebble painting on the terrace with kids and adults. For those preferring a more retreat or physically resting holiday there is all the choice and variety of activity or no activity to make the holiday what you want: trips to beautiful bays, leisurely lunches and mountain villages.I travelled alone but together on this holiday it feels like family. I have a lot of amazing memories from my time Samos, I am already planning my next trip. I could not recommend Richmond Holidays more strongly!read more
Paul Bulkeley
Paul Bulkeley
11:30 30 Jul 21
What a brilliant holiday. It was the perfect combination of family fun, activities and refreshment. The team are... brilliant really go the extra mile. The whole family loved it.So much activities enjoyed and we still feel rested. Probably the best windsurfing my son and I have ever enjoyed too…blasted every afternoon!read more
Reece Dougall
Reece Dougall
18:33 12 Jun 21
Top ski holiday!
Claire Harris
Claire Harris
15:00 02 Mar 21
Over the years we've had many skiing holidays with Richmond and if we weren't satisfied we wouldn't keep going back. We... booked a skiing trip for 10 of us over Christmas 2020 which had to be cancelled due to covid and we received our deposit back without asking. With all our dealings with the company we have been very impressed with their Christian ethos. The accommodation isn't luxurious but it's homely and comfortable, the food has always been good, and service is always with a smile. We will be booking again.read more
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