Upon your arrival at the Greek island of Tinos, I will be waiting for you at the port. From there, I will drive to our “home”, in one of the charming villages of the island. After settling in, our Greece photo experience will kick-off with its first theoretical introduction and equipment check to ensure everything is ready for the photography outing of the following day. Later, we will get to know each other a bit better around the dinner table as we enjoy the delicious local cuisine.
After our breakfast, we will head out for our 1st photography trip session in the village of Pyrgos. Pyrgos is arguably one of the most beautiful villages in Tinos and the entire Cyclades region. We will wander, cameras in hand, through the narrow alleys, have coffee in the square under the old plane tree, and visit and photograph the famous Museum of Marble Crafts as well as the Pyrgos Branch of the School of Fine Arts. We will then make a short stop at the fishing village of Panormos before continuing to a nearby secluded beach. This golden sandy beach is an ideal photography location, as it is surrounded by rocks of exceptional morphology. We will have plenty of time to enjoy the clear water of the large enclosed bay and rest under the shade of the tamarisk trees. Late in the afternoon, we will dine at a fish taverna in Panormos, before returning home for the photographic review of the day.
After breakfast, we will start the day early by photographing the small coastal settlement of Malli. En route we will make a photo stop at the marble mines. After photographing and swimming in the crystal clear waters of the beautifully shaped bays of the area, we will rest at home for a few hours. Later in the afternoon, we will embark on another photography excursion to the village of Tarabados, famous for its large number of dovecotes, the trademark of the island. If there is time, we will also make a stop at the Costas Tsoclis Museum before heading off to dinner.
Today’s experience will take us to one of our favorite photography workshop destinations, the village of Kardiani. Kardiani is one of the most exquisite villages of Tinos, a village forgotten in time with great photographic potential, built on a steep slope with a breathtaking view reaching as far as the neighbouring island of Syros. After coffee in the traditional village café, we will delve into portrait photography by capturing the friendly faces of the locals. We will continue our photo tour at Vathy beach, where the transfer of marble once took place by being loaded onto traditional fishing boats. There, we will swim, photograph the old warehouse ruins, and rest under the shade of the trees. Then, we will visit the highly photogenic village of Isternia for an ideal sunset photo session. We will end the day at the port of Isternia with a fish and seafood dinner on the waterfront at the renowned Taverna Thalassaki.
Day Five of this magical holiday is a review day. We will spend as much time as necessary presenting and analyzing our photographic material, and discussing the post-processing of photographs. Afterwards, we will head to our next photographic destination, Livada, one of the most impressive beaches of the island. After capturing the beauty of the wild landscape and enjoying the waters of the bay, we will continue our photography tour to a marvelous restored lighthouse. At dusk, we will head for the capital of the island and visit the renowned church of the Virgin Mary with its “miraculous” icon. Although the bustling town is the most touristic part of the island, it still deserves to be part of our photo tour, especially if we are lucky to encounter the awe-inspiring pilgrims making their way up from the port to the church on their knees! Our day will conclude with a delicious dinner in the town’s oldest restaurant.
On Day Six we will focus on landscape photography and embark on a photography excursion to the fertile plains in Livadi. We will continue our photo tour and of course, enjoy a swim in Kolympithra’s beautiful beach. After our lunch stop in the traditional village of Agapi, we will return home for a siesta. Later on, we will visit a landscape of particular photographic interest just outside the village of Volax, a stretch of land littered with countless egg-shaped granite boulders, a geological phenomenon which captivates photographers’ imagination and puzzles scientists to this day (the most likely explanation is a meteorite fall). We will conclude Day Six around the dinner table at the village of Volax.
On the last day of our photography holidays, we will visit Apigania beach to photograph its two magnificent secluded bays. At midday, we will return home for our final photo review. There will be plenty of time after the photo review to visit the village and take -what else- some more photos! After seven wonderful days, we will bid farewell to Tinos with a party under the stars on the ambient sea view terrace of Exomeria Lounge.
Departure day. After breakfast, a few free hours to spend as you wish before you leave. We will exchange contact details and wishes to see each other again!