Greece Travel Sketching Tour with Shari Blaukopf September 2021
24 September:3 October€3,450
A BREATHTAKING unforgettable 10 days in mainland Greece and the heavenly island of Corfu. Create your own travel journal in this opportunity of a lifetime to learn from Shari and her Greek husband on a fully-escorted tour with your own historian and tour manager accompanying you for an exciting 10 days!
Our painting tours are all fully-escorted and designed for affordability, fun and safety in comfortable, relaxing conditions.
More than just sketching and painting workshop holidays, we design and research each tour to visit a variety of fabulous destinations telling you the rich history of each place for you to sketch and record in your Travel Journals and sketching pads with your artist Instructor Shari.
Your experienced tour manager and guide Kate Stedman is an historian, art lover and avid sketcher and she will take you to her favourite spots and regale you with fun facts and historic gems.
You will find this 10 day creative experience in mainland Greece and the island of Corfu magic and inspirational.
Our Travel Sketching Holidays suit everyone and everyone learns every day in a supportive, caring and happy environment.
The bond created within the group becomes very special as everyone learns from and encourages each other in their creation of their watercolor journals.
CENTRAL & MAINLAND GREECE is very different from most people’s expectations. It is a land of green vistas: a bit like Nepal with its perched monasteries and a bit like Switzerland with its verdant mountains and huge lakes.
The scenery is truly magnificent and the culture varied and very different from the southern Greek Islands. This landscape is unbelievably beautiful and impressive: mountain slopes covered with thick forests, rapid rivers and quiet lakes. Corfu is the pearl in the Ionian group of islands and has a very Venetian look having been occupied by them for 400 years from the 14th century.
ABOUT SHARI BLAUKOPF
An internationally renowned watercolorist and author, Shari really needs no introduction. From Montreal in Canada with a Greek husband, Shari has a huge following worldwide in all media because of her superb sketches and travel journals and has always wanted to take a sketching tour to Greece, her husband’s birthplace.
Your host, historian and fellow sketcher KATE STEDMAN accompanies the tour and we stay in charming 3 and 4 star properties with en-suite facilities in each room.
Shari and her Greek husband Spyro will accompany us for the entire 10 days.
Starting in Athens we travel up through Greece and end on the island of Corfu on October 3.
10 days from SEPTEMBER 24 in 2021 in Athens to OCTOBER 3 in Corfu.
3,450 EUROS Twin Share
2,950 EUROS Non-sketchers (must be sharing with a sketcher)
700 EUROS Single supp
Tour Inclusions: all travel within Greece, ensuite accommodation, entries, 13 sketching sessions with Shari, your Tour Manager, all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners included.
TRAVEL SKETCHING GREEK ODYSSEY
- Athens 1 night
- Delphi 1 night
- Meteora 3 nights
- Corfu 4 nights
Shari will be giving 13 sketching workshops on this 10 day tour so plenty of opportunity to learn and practise on this beautiful holiday.
Our tour begins on September 24 in 2021 with a welcome drink at 5 pm and dinner staying 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 late morning in time for lunch and a sketching session this afternoon with Shari.
The views will take your breath away!
The next day we travel up to the equally breathtaking land of the Perched Monasteries of Meteora in Kalambaka. We will enjoy 3 nights in a wonderful hotel with pool looking straight up at stunning Meteora’s ancient mountaintop monasteries and spend two days 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 travel experience like no other.
Day 6 is a bus trip North to the seaside port of Igoumenitsa where we board the large ferry to the dreamy Greek island of CORFU.
We finish with a fabulous 4 nights sketching, relaxing and exploring on the idyllic island of Corfu. This island is a Gem for sketchers and our hotel is in the Old Town of Corfu itself giving limitless sketching opportunities day and night.
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 central hotel with pool in Corfu on October 3 in 2021
- all tour accommodation – 3 star “charme” and 4 star with ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning, and several of our hotels have swimming pools.
- all transport Athens to Corfu whilst on tour
- all breakfasts
- all entries
- tour manager
- Art and sketching tutelage daily for 13 workshops
- 3 dinners and 3 lunches included
Check in is after 3 pm in Athens on September 24 in 2021 at our centrally located hotel.
If you would like to see the Acropolis etc then we suggest you arrive a few days before September 24 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. (Most clients will take the early morning short flight to Athens airport for a connecting flight onwards.)
ALL THE ABOVE SUGGESTIONS re FLIGHTS, ATHENS HOTEL EXTRA NIGHTS, KATE IS HAPPY TO HELP YOU WITH
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