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Greek Odyssey Creative Holiday Sep 1-13 in 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019:Friday, September 13, 2019

€3,850

This holiday in Greece will be like no other holiday you have ever experienced. It is simply BREATHTAKING.

Join us for 13 unforgettable days in mainland Greece.

Why not add our fabulous PUGLIA TO POMPEII sketch holiday with Erin Hill which starts straight after in Bari in Italy on September 15 in 2019 to this Greek Odyssey?

Twice the fun and learning in 2 of the most scenic holidays imaginable. Non-sketchers are most welcome if they are travelling with a sketcher. There will be loads of things to do and see whether you sketch  or are creative in any way or not. We often have partners joining our crative journallers on our tours and they always enjoy it.

COMPLETE OUR ONLINE BOOKING FORM HERE

 

Learn to sketch or enhance your sketching & travel journalling skills for 13 days in a small group adventure in the mainland and central Greece and beautiful Corfu.
Starting in Athens we travel up through Greece and end on the island of Corfu a fortnight later.

Our tours are all fully-escorted and designed for affordability, fun and safety in comfortable, relaxing  conditions.

Renowned travel sketcher, creative director and artist Erin Hill from Sydney is your inspiration and mentor for this tour.

Even if you have never put a pen on paper to sketch anything – or if you have been sketching for a long time –  you will find this 12 day creative experience in Portugal and Northern Spain magic and inspirational. Erin’s Creative Travel Journalling Holidays suit everyone and everyone learns every day in a supportive, caring and happy environment.

You will be amazed at what you can achieve when shown how.

The bond created within the group becomes very special as everyone learns from and encourages each other in their creating their journals. A skill and a present to take home with you for life.

Erin teaches us how to sketch

perspective
sketch meals, cafes and food
people and movement
scenes, vistas, landscapes
apply colour in vignettes to best effect
create fun travel journal pages, incorporating different media

13 days  from September 1 in 2019 in Athens to September 13 in Corfu.

COSTS:
3,850 EUROS  Twin Share
2,890 EUROS  Non-sketchers (must be sharing with a sketcher)
1,380 EUROS  Single supp

Tour Inclusions: all travel within Greece, ensuite accommodation, entries, tutelage, your Tour Manager all breakfasts and 2 dinners included.

TRAVEL SKETCHING GREEK ODYSSEY

  • Athens 1 night
  • Delphi 1 night
  • Meteora 2 nights
  • Ioannina 2 nights
  • Zagoria 2 nights
  • Corfu 4 nights

A luxury 13 day tour with Erin Hill and your Europe travel expert Kate Stedman.

Central and mainland Greece is very different from most people’s expectations. It is a land of green vistas: like mixing the Hunter Valley with Nepal and a bit of Switzerland thrown in ontop. The scenery is truly magnificent and the culture varied and very different from southern and mediterranean island Greece. The year round landscape of Greece stays the same – unbelievably beautiful and impressive. Mountain slopes covered with thick forests, mountain tops, rapid rivers and quiet lakes.

Our tour begins on September 1 in 2019 with a welcome drink at 6 pm in our central Athens hotel for one night.
Then we travel on our private coach the next day through beautiful central Greece staying a night at historic Unesco World Heritage Delphi: a mystical place nestled in the Parnassus mountain range where mythology and history collide. The ancient sanctuary of Delphi often leaves the visitor breathless. As the most important oracle in ancient Greece, it welcomed kings and mortals coming from across the ancient world to hear from the oracle of god Apollo. Much of what we will see dates back to the 6th century B.C.
We arrive in Delphi in the early afternoon in time for lunch and a sketch lesson with Erin and to explore this remarkable site as you can see below.

 

The next day we travel up to the equally breathtaking land of the Perched Monasteries of Meteora in Kalambaka. We will enjoy 2 nights in a comfortable hotel with pool looking straight up at stunning Meteora’s ancient mountaintop monasteries and spend a day sketching and exploring these mystic places.  Monasteries were built here by Orthodox Christian monks as far back as 13th century and are still inhabited and used by them today.
A sketching experience like no other.

 

Day 5 is a short bus trip to the beautiful lakeside town of Ioannina in North central Greece  where we have another 2 nights exploring this region and sketching in caves, in mosques, castles and forests.

 

Day 7: A short drive into the SPECTACULAR region of Zagoria in central Greece staying 2 nights in Monodendri and sketching the extraordinary linking bridges between its 46 ancient mountain villages. Like nothing to be seen anywhere else and described as an environmental paradise.

 

 

We then visit the immense and again BREATHTAKING Vikos Gorge – Europe’s deepest and own Grand Canyon. This region will beckon you back it is so special, untouched and beautiful. Imagine sketching this!

 

We finish with a fabulous 4 nights sketching, relaxing and exploring on the idyllic island of Corfu. This island is a pearl and far less touristy than the more Southern Islands in Greece.

Cobbled streets, classic beachfront tavernas, idyllic coves, great shops and restaurants and simply so many things to do, see and sketch.

Your tour will end on the final day after breakfast in our lovely seaside hotel with pool in Corfu on September 13. (please ask if you would like to upgrade your room)

Tour Inclusions:

  • all tour accommodation – all accommodation on this tour is 3+ “charme” and 4 star with ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning, and many hotels have swimming pools.
  • all transport Athens to Corfu whilst on tour
  • all breakfasts
  • all entries
  • tour manager
  • Erin Hill artist tutelage daily when not commuting
  • 2 dinners with wine included

Erin and Kate will teach you how to sketch, write in your journal and create a stunning book on your 13 day holiday. This is a holiday for all standards – everyone is catered for and it makes no difference if you have never held a pen except for work! Everyone gets the same enjoyment and reward out of such a lovely Sketch Holiday and all will love it.

Erin teaches a huge variety of tips, methods, shortcuts, fun ways of seeing and interpreting your travels and really gets the most out of your new-found love of sketching.

Check in is after 3 pm in Athens on September 1 in 2019 at our centrally located hotel.
If you would like to see the Acropolis etc then we suggest you arrive a few days before September 1 to be able enjoy experiencing a few of the sites of Athens. We can help with suggestions.

Our tour ends in Corfu and there is a nearby international airport  which also offers many local flights within Greece if you’d like to continue your Greek Odyssey on one of Greece’s other 6,000 islands or join us on our following tour PUGLIA TO POMPEII in Italy which starts in BARI on September 15 with Erin Hill.

 

 

 

 

Details

Start:
Sunday, September 1, 2019
End:
Friday, September 13, 2019
Cost:
€3,850
Single Supplement:
€1,388 euros
Notes:
Non-sketchers are welcome as long as they are accompanying a sketcher. Non-sketcher fee: €2,890 euros.
Please visit www.xe.com to convert the euros price to your currency.
Deposit of $1,000 AUD is required at booking. This is 50% refundable only up until 150 days before tour commencement.
After this date the deposit is non-refundable.
We require all our tour participants to have Travel Insurance at time of booking to protect against possible illness cancellation costs.
NB: THIS TOUR IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL MINIMUM NUMBERS have booked. We reserve the right to cancel the tour if this number is not reached and in this case will refund all monies.
Please consult with us first before booking any flights for our tours.
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Organiser

French Fusion Travel
Email:
katetravels@erinhill.com.au