Inspiring Meteora Photography Experience with Nikos

Have fun with National Geographic’s photographer Nikos and learn photography

About Experience

Experience a 3-day photography trip at the majestic scenery of Meteora. A truly inspiring and sensational photography setting of overwhelming rock formations, and you must also be prepared to expect that this photo workshop is much more than merely capturing an exquisite landscape. It is a great chance to view and depict the pilgrimage to this holy place, for all Christians around the world.

The experience includes the joy of the company, traditional guesthouse accommodation, good food, fascinating places to be and time to have fun and relax.

Meteora offers the unique experience of nature’s grandeur in conjunction with history, architecture and man’s everlasting desire to connect with the Divine.

Small group size up to 6,  Round-trip Athens

 

Date: new dates coming soon

Language: This experience is offered in Greek, German and English

Meeting Point: Athens

Provided: 

  • Point of departure for our trip is in Athens, at 8.00 a.m. If you stay in a hotel in the center, we will be happy to pick you up from there.
  • Accommodation in Meteora: in the 4* star Grand Meteora Hotel or in a hotel of equal standards depending on the availability of the period (3 days/2 nights)
  • All transfers with private cars to the referred scheduled places.
  • Breakfasts.
  • Professional photographer to every photography location.
*House accommodation is provided on a double occupancy basis.
OPTIONS
Single room supplement € 70.

 

Note: Price is per person per selected time period. After purchasing the ticket, you’ll get an email with the address of the venue and contact details.

Any questions? E-mail us: info@visitpavilion.com


Schedule

DAY 1
We are happy to meet all together in Athens at 8.00 a.m. to start with our van, our 4 hours journey to Meteora.
During our drive, we will have the opportunity to know each other and this first contact will bring with it an array of questions, queries and answers in preparation for the surprises that our photography trip will give us.  As soon as we settle in at the hotel, we will enjoy some local food in one of the traditional tavernas around. Then the afternoon is all ours to capture the sublime scenery. A scenery composed of unique the formations of the giant suspended sand-rocks of Meteora. Meteora rock pillars are topped with Byzantine monasteries that echo the nun chants to create an eerie atmosphere in their isolated and steep standing. Millions of opportunities for superb landscape photography as we capture the scenery from all possible perspectives from the bottom up to the top of the rock pillars for a panoramic spectacle.

Each day will be followed by a critique and editing review led by our instructor through exchanging info of our shots over our photography assignments.

DAY 2
The second day of our trip will be divided between visiting the monasteries and some more selective shots of the landscape. We will focus on monasteries’ life – wherever we are allowed to– as evolved in time, mingling with pilgrims & travellers from all over the world and taking the opportunity for some intriguing photography compositions and themes.

In the evening, a farewell dinner is a great chance for an overall review of our photography trip.

DAY 3
We depart early in the morning to get back to Athens or why not you to continue from there to your next nearby destination along with your memories, your perception in photography broadened and your skills refined.

About organizer

My name is Nikos Kokkas. I was born in south-western Germany, near Stuttgart in 1972. I grew up in Thessaloniki but my family immigrated to Germany for a second time when I was 15 years old. That functioned in a way as a “new beginning” in my life and that was the point where I started expressing a growing interest in travel and photography simultaneously. I bought my first SLR camera, a Minolta X-700 by the age of 16 and started discovering the endless aspects of light, in colour and B&W. Carrying a camera on a daily basis, it started being obvious how my life would proceed. Self-taught and having already traveled a lot in Europe, “camera in hand”, I returned to Greece in 1995, to Athens, with only one aim: to start working as a freelance journalist and photographer.
Speaking three foreign languages, English, German and a little French, I started producing and publishing my own subjects. My topics which drew inspiration from Greece and other parts of the world ranged from architecture and interior design to travel and social issues. So far I produced and published over 60 travel and social issues from Greece, Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Germany, U.S.A., Israel, Panama, Zambia, England, Ireland, Oman. I am a member of the Greek edition of National Geographic Magazine, having produced 6 subjects from different places in Greece with a certain point of view. A few years ago, I developed an interest in portraiture making it a very important part of my work until today. I collaborated with numerous major Greek magazines and newspapers.
I live in Athens.

Inspiring Meterora Photography Trip with Nikos

1.300

4/5 persons: 700e p.p.

3 persons: 800e p.p.

2 persons: 1000e p.p.

1 person: 1300e p.p.

 

6 in stock

Availability

YOUR DATES Duration 3 days Write for more info: info@visitpavilion.com

Location

Athens-Meteora-Athens