Syros island, Hermoupolis, Greece
DAY 1: Arrival at the port of Syros and immediate transport to the Hotel, which is located in the historical centre of Hermoupolis. After settling down we take a walk in the town centre around the neoclassical buildings, while getting to know each other. Early dinner around 7pm that day at a traditional greek restaurant while the chef shares with us few of his secrets. Food session/masterclass with one of the best in Syros island. It already smells like Greece! (DINNER)
DAY 2: Thorough discussion on post production today during breakfast. Right after (if the weather favor us) we sail to Gyaros, the island which served as a place of exile for leftist political dissidents in Greece from 1948 until 1974. Across the sandy beaches we find numerous caves which are used as breeding shelters by the Mediterranean Monk seal, Monachus monachus. As the light goes down we walk among the abandoned prison cells, feeling the presence of history among us. Sailing back to Kini beach to shoot at the most wonderful sunset spot in the island. (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
DAY 3: Starting the day by having a delicious breakfast at the town centre (where we discuss technical details of today’s shooting). Enough energy is required since the subject of the day is underwater photography. We drive to Foinikas where the expert trainer is waiting to show us the magnificent bottom of the sea. Today we rest by the seaside at Agkathopes beach. Back to the Hotel, to visit Vaporia district and have a discussion about the main principles of photography with one of the experts of the kind. (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
DAY 4: Ready to dive deeply into mythology. We set off after breakfast to Delos island to photograph one of Greece’s most important ancient monuments. After our arrival we’ll have plenty of time to visit the biggest part of the island while listening to the amazing stories hidden behind each marble. Photographing the sunset while sailing back and enjoying the magnificent colours of the Aegean Sea. Back to Syros late in the afternoon to settle down before next day’s departure. (BREAKFAST / SNACK / DINNER)
DAY 5: Driving to the northern part of the island, right after breakfast. A mountainous landscape where peace and tranquility embrace the scattered farm houses with intoxicating aromas of fennel, thyme and wild olive. We walk down the hill to reach Grammata beach while shooting the wild landscape. That’s where John H.G.Pierson (member of the U.S Government) built a house back in the 60’s and started planting trees. His dream was to bring back soil and vegetation in the area like it was during Homer’s ages. His ashes were spread in the area of Grammata (part of Natura 2000 network) where he managed to create a small forrest. Swimming in crystal, clear blue water, photographing around the coast and sailing back to Galissas beach for dinner by the sea. (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
DAY 6: Sailing off to Gaidouronissi right after breakfast. It is where one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece is located. It was built in 1834, has a height of 29,5m and by making this gigantic lighthouse, the residents of Syros, wanted to point the master role of their port in Greece.
This was the first lighthouse with a revolving machine in the Aegean Sea and had big range. It is said that its light reached the coast of Asia Minor. An ideal combination of architectural and landscape photography. Back to the port early in the afternoon to drive to Ano Syros, a classical cycladic medieval settlement that is densely built with narrow roads, circular order and a radial street plan. The overall effect reminds a fortified citadel. It is mainly inhabited by Catholic Greeks and remains a religious centre since it is the seat of Roman Catholic Diocese of Syros and Milos. (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
DAY 7: Starting our day quite early, since the sunrise awaits. Shooting at one of the town’s best spots to catch the beginning of the day. We return to the Hotel for breakfast and off to Hermoupolis Town Centre. The Apollo Theatre, the Town Hall, St. Nicholas Church are some of the masterpieces of neoclassical architecture, since architectural photography is the subject of the day. Back to the Hotel to put on our swimming suits and drive to Vari Beach. Swimming in the Aegean, under the warm sun, enjoying cold coffee and greek food. Back to the town to rest and enjoy a relaxed night’s stroll along with a glass of wine. (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
- All transfers in Syros and in the other islands (all sea transfers will take place by a private boat accompanied by a certified sailor)
- Hotel, breakfasts, snacks on the way and all dinners
- Instruction and master classes by professional guide
- Single supplement (one person, one room)
- Airfare to and from airport and approach to Syros island.
- Alcoholic drinks and additional meals/beverages.
- Visas (if applicable)
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