3 Day Meteora Photography Workshop (Athens roundtrip)

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Photography Workshop in Greece
breathtaking landscape in Meteora
monastery life captured on camera
meteora greece photography
Photography Workshop in Greece
breathtaking landscape in Meteora
monastery life captured on camera

3 Day Meteora Photography Workshop (Athens roundtrip)

790.00

Take a 3-day photography trip to Meteora from Athens, where Byzantine monasteries hang on top of colossal vertical cliffs. A dazzling, inspiring, and sensational photography workshop in a unique location in Greece.

Visiting Places: Monastieries in Meteora, traditional taverna.
Duration: 3 days

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WHY WE LOVE IT

Meteora is a unique experience of the grandeur of nature that connects with history, architecture, and man’s everlasting desire to be with the Divine. This photography workshop in Greece is more than just capturing exquisite landscapes; it’s a chance to see and portray the pilgrimage to the holy place from your own point of view. What's more it's a round trip from/to Athens which keeps you stress free!

Activity Description

Under the guidance of Nikos Kokkas, a seasoned photographer who was previously associated with National Geographic, you’ll be given hands-on photography instructions, integrated talks, edit-and-critique sessions, and photo assignments all packed within one’s day schedule. The goal of the photo workshop is to capture landscapes and cultural photographs and perhaps a bit of portraiture
opportunities.

DAY 1

To begin the 4-hour journey via van to Meteora, the group will meet at 8:00 a.m., at the front of the Greek  Parliament (opposite of Syntagma Square) in Athens. If you are staying in a hotel at the center, the group will gladly pick you up from there. During the drive, you can get to know each other. You can bring an array of questions and answers for each other to prepare you for the surprises in store for you during the photography trip. As soon as you arrive, you can settle in the hotel and enjoy some local food in one of the traditional tavernas in the area. In the afternoon the photographer will guide you to hand-picked locations and pass you on his tips and tricks how to capture the sublime scenery and make pictures that make an impact. The scenery is composed of unique formations of giant suspended sand-rocks of Meteora. Meteora’s rock pillars are decorated with Byzantine monasteries that echo the nun chants, creating an eerie atmosphere in their isolated steep standing. There are various opportunities for amazing landscape photography as you capture the scenery from all possible angles from bottom up to the top of the rock pillars for a panoramic spectacle.

Each day will be followed by a critique and editing review that will be led by your instructor in which there will be exchanging information of shots over your photography assignments.

DAY 2

The second day of your photography trip will have 2 parts. The first is visiting the monasteries and the second is doing selective shots of the landscape. You will focus on monastery life and how it has evolved through time. You will be also mingling with pilgrims & travellers from all over the world and you’ll be seizing this as an opportunity for some intriguing photography compositions and themes.

In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner where in it will give everyone a chance for an overall review of the photography trip.

DAY 3

You depart early in the morning to get back to Athens but you have the option to continue from there to your next nearby destination along with your memories, and your newfound perspective which broadened and refined your photography skills. 

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Special Features

  • Overwhelming scenery and fascinating visiting places
  • Expert photographer leading the workshop
  • Like minded group of travelers
  • Balance of fun and relaxation
  • Traditional accommodation
  • Round trip from/to Athens
  • Delicious food

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time : Shared groups: May 19-21, August 29-31, September 14-16, October 6-8, other dates as private tour upon request.| 8:00 AM

Duration: 3 days 

Spoken Language: English

Meeting Point: Central Athens (hotel pick up possible if located in Syntagma area / central Athens location). Ending point: Athens. 

Group Size: Shared group tours: up to max. 6 persons per tour. Private tours available upon request for min. 2 participants. 

Pace: Easy

Included: Accommodation in Meteora in a 4 star hotel (Grand Meteora Hotel or in a hotel of equal standards depending on availability). All transfers with private cars to the referred scheduled places, round-trip from/to Athens. Breakfast. Professional photographer to every photography location.

Excluded: Gratuities and everything else not mentioned above. Accommodation is based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is available. Contact us for details.

Note: Appropriate clothing is required to visit the monasteries. Sleeveless clothing and shorts are permitted, as long as you cover your shoulders and knees. Skirts and shawls are available at the entrance for those who are unprepared. 1 week notice required for arrangement of a private tour. 

Vendor: Greece Photo Workshops

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective as of the date of the postmark. If you cancel 90 days or more prior to departure, a refund less an administrative fee of 30% of your deposit will be made. Per-person charges for cancellations that occur less than 90 days prior to departure ("Cancellation Penalty Period") are as follows: 60-90 days prior to departure: 50% of your deposit amount; (45-60 days prior to departure: 50% of the workshop cost; 44 or fewer days prior to departure: 100% of the photo workshop cost. Leaving a workshop in progress for any reason whatsoever will not result in a refund, and no refunds will be made for any unused portions of a workshop.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
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