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Greek Odyssey Creative Adventure Sep 1-13 in 2019

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

€3,450

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 creating your own travel journal with outstanding artist

ALICIA ARADILLA

 

Spanish born English speaking Alicia has over 54,000 followers on Instagram because of her superb sketches and travel journals.
Check her story out here on Instagram. 
Alicia took a year off from work in 2017 and travelled to Japan, China, the Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Jordan, Iran, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia… you name it. The result was amazing: 19 countries, 13 sketchbooks and + 700 illustrations.

In a series of daily workshops and demos in Greece, Alicia will teach you the gift of how to create a beautiful travel journal. Read more here.

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

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 13 day creative experience in mainland Greece and the island of Corfu magic and inspirational.
Our Creative Travel Journalling 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 creating their journals. A skill and a present to take home with you for life.

Why not add our fabulous PUGLIA TO POMPEII  Boot of Italy Tour  with amazing U.K. artist IAN FENNELLY 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.

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.

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

COSTS:
3,450 EUROS  Twin Share
2,890 EUROS  Non-sketchers (must be sharing with a sketcher)
830  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 3 nights
  • Zagoria 3 nights
  • Corfu 4 nights

A luxury 13 day tour with your Creative Director acclaimed artist 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. This landscape is unbelievably beautiful and impressive: mountain slopes covered with thick forests, rapid rivers and quiet lakes.

Our tour begins on September 1 in 2019 with a welcome drink at 6 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 early afternoon in time for lunch and a travel journal session and freedom to explore this remarkable site as you can see below.

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 comfortable 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 for a lunch stop at the beautiful lakeside town of Ioannina in North central Greece  before we drive on to our next 3 nights’ accommodation in the outstanding Zagoria region of Greece.

 

Day 6-9 : We stay 3 nights in Monodendri, Zagoria, and sketch 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. (room upgrades may be available upon request)

Tour Inclusions:

  • all tour accommodation – all accommodation on this tour is 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 10 days
  • 2 dinners with wine included

Alicia will teach a huge variety of tips, methods, shortcuts, fun ways of seeing and interpreting your travels and really get 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 with artist IAN FENNELLY PUGLIA TO POMPEII in Italy which starts in BARI on September 15.

 

 

 

 

Details

Start:
Sunday, September 1, 2019
End:
Friday, September 13, 2019
Cost:
€3,450
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:
kate@frenchfusion.com.au