“As a passerby, you can see Mani in 3 days, as a walker you can see it in 3 months and to see its soul you need 3 lifetimes. One for the sea, one for its mountains and one for its people.” ♥
Refine your skills in photography exploring the unspoiled beauty of Mani’s peninsula in an intriguing 8-day photo workshop trip!
Through our lenses we will separate the moments of history and mythology; the countless Byzantine churches, the Homeric tales, the majestic ancient ruins and of course the present. We will study form and colour and learn how to portray religion and history through the art of photography; in other words capture Mani bare, without its dusty cloak.
Open to all levels – Group up to 6!
Date: 09-16 APRIL 2020
Language: This experience is offered in Greek and English
Meeting Point: Athens
Provided in price:
- Accommodation* in Athens in a 4 star hotel (2 nights)
If you wish to skip Athens’ 2 nights, you can join Mani’s photo tour by arriving directly by some direct charter flights, to the nearby town of Kalamata. The price will adjust. Please advise.
- Accommodation* in Mani’s foremost historic hotel, Kyrimai.
- All transfers with private cars (what is not included, is the transfer from and to the airport).
- Homemade breakfasts.
- 1 welcome dinner and 1 farewell dinner.
- Photographer & escort to every photography location.
Any questions? E-mail us: email@example.com
About organizerMy 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.