Greece in Spring Time: Mountains and the Sea
2013 Dates: April 28 departure, May 7 return
Join us for a wonderful adventure to Greece! Spring is a beautiful time of year to visit…..Travelling and painting on location is a wonderful way to experience another country. One is immersed in the sights and sounds!
Fond memories flood back when you go back, later on, to the sketchbook or artwork for a look. No experience necessary…..just bring some supplies and learn to paint. This is a great way to immerse yourself in creativity!
We’ll arrive in Athens, drive to the hills to the Epsilon Resorts, an Agritourism Hotel near Delphi. We plan to stay 4 nights (3 meals will be provided daily for us). The rooms are in wonderfully restored former stables, overlooking the expansive farm, olive groves and the towering mountains. We’ll be exploring via van [or suitable vehicle for the group size] taking trips; painting sessions will be wherever we locate for the day. The mountains are breathtaking! So much to capture on paper! Painting plein air (outdoors), small format (for easy portability) will give us time to savor the light and colors of magical Greece. One of the days we are being offered a figure sculpture class, in wire! Can be interesting!
Morning of the fifth day we’ll head for Athens airport to hop over to the Isle of Lesvos (Lesbos) and travel to the area of Molyvos, via rental van. We will be staying 4 nights harborside or in a small fishing village, to be determined by the size of the group. So beautifully scenic! Meals in this location will be on our own. We will experience Greek Easter here…..a holiday!
Dates: April 28 departure, 5/7 return
Airfare: Boston to Athens/ Athens to MJT Airport, Isle of Lesvos/return to Boston. estimated round trip cost : $1100-1400
After 4 days in each location, you might opt to stay in Athens exploring for 1 or 2 days before returning home. Cost not included in estimate.
Epsilon Resorts, 2 hours north of Athens. 4 nights
Double occupancy/meals included est. per person cost: $ 300
Molyvos hotel/guest house on Isle of Lesvos. 4 nights
Single or double rate available est / person cost: $260
Meals in Molyvos est /person cost: $ 50/day
Transportation: A van or suitable size vehicle for participants will be rented in each location. Cost will not exceed $200 each/less if more to split fees) est/person $200
Artist fee for plein air watercolor workshop $400
Companion fee (wire seminar available to all) $250
Total estimated cost for trip: (airfare not included)
Estimated cost: $ 1100 to 1300.