9 day photo journey through Crete
Join us in September 2019 on a 9 day group photographic workshop visiting the timeless landscapes of Crete, one of the Mediterraneans most majestic Islands. Visit places of unparalleled beauty and explore techniques of how to best portray these landscapes as I take you on a tour of the villages and mountain that are where my family are from. I will take you on an intimate journey through landscapes and stories, from the snow covered mountain tops to the sun soaked aqua-marine blue villages that are alive with history, unspoilt foods and a way of life that is the essence of the healthy Mediterranean lifestyle. Where the seasons determine what food is brought to the table and the neighbours share their garden produce more often than they visit a supermarket.
Daily photographic workshops and tutorials will explore all aspects of photography, from landscape, portrait, food and street photography where participants will be given assignments to fulfil and at the end of each day, students work will be evaluated in a group setting. Daily activities will involve moderate trekking, and taking in the village life of this breathtaking Island, there will also be times during every day for personal reflection and exploring.
The 9 day package is priced at €2,250 each person, based on twin share 3 star accomodation and all meals and transfers to and from the airport. Custom itinerary can been arranged. Air Tickets to and from Crete are not included. Proof of international travel insurance must be verified prior to commencement of trip.
The itinerary includes
DAY 1-2 Meeting lunch and enjoy the breathtaking venetian beauty of Chania, with its labyrinth cobbled streets and rustic charm
DAY 3-4 Swim in the aqua marine waters of mystical Preveli beach, where a palm forest meets the Mediterranean Ocean and enjoy the charm of Cretes central beauty, dotted with olive trees, orchids and idyllic villages dotted around Cretes highest peak, Mount Psiloriti.
DAY 4-6 Enjoy the beauty of the town of Agios Nikolaos, Crete’s western jewel, and take a boat excursion out to the mysterious ruins of the Island of Spinalonga against the inspiring backdrop of the Agean Sea. Afterwards enjoy the beach playgrounds of Europes rich at exclusive Elounda bay.
DAY 7 Traversing Samaria Gorge, at 13km long it is one of Europe's longest Gorge walks and a spectacular day hike from mountain top to ocean. (depending on fitness levels, a less strenuous route is an option)
DAY 8-9 The famed beach of Elafonissi is one of Europe’s most beautiful, where the minerals in the water make make the sand a luminous pink and other breathtaking colours as the light of the day changes. Final evening is in Hania again, a farewell dinner and goodbye to new friends.