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Athens – Double Festivities 22 - 29 March 2019

Athens – Double Festivities 22 - 29 March 2019

3,000.00

Greeks celebrate the 25th March with a double holiday: a historical one and a religious one. Greeks celebrate the War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in Athens it is marked by an impressive and very photogenic military parade which will be checking out.

It also marks exactly 9 months until Christmas which is known as Annunciationin Orthodox Christianity, which is the time Archangel Gabriel is supposed to have come down to visit Mary and tell her she would give birth to Jesus, son of God.

Although part of Lent when no animals or animal products are supposed to be eaten, the Orthodox church make an exception for the traditional fried cod called Bakaliaros which is eaten at this time and we will be sampling.

One of my favourite cities on Earth. Ancient, exciting and complicated it’s addictive.  We will be getting under the skin of this place, drinking in the local culture and going to the best locations for photography in the city.

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When's the next one? March 22nd – 29th

How much is it? £3,000. 

What's included? Accommodation, breakfast and workshops.  This includes daily workshops, as well as post production and photo critique sessions in the evenings.

What's not included? Flights, lunch and dinner. You'll also need to provide your own camera and all other related gear.

Athens 

March 25th is National Day in Greece.

Greeks celebrate the 25th March with a double holiday: a historical and a religious one. Greeks celebrate the War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. In Athens it is marked by an impressive and very photogenic military parade which will be checking out.

It also marks exactly 9 months until Christmas which is known as Annunciation in Orthodox christianity, which is the time Archangel Gabriel is supposed to have come down to visit Mary and tell her she would give birth to Jesus, son of God. 

Although part of Lent when no animals or animal products are supposed to be eaten, the Orthodox church make an exception for the traditional fried cod called Bakaliaros which is eaten at this time and we will be sampling. 

One of my favourite cities on Earth. Ancient, exciting and complicated it's addictive.  We will be getting under the skin of this place and drinking in the local culture and going to the best locations for photography in the city.

 

 

Day 1

Thursday 22nd March

Arrive in Athens to unwind and settle in. A chance to get to know each other and then a stroll around the picturesque centre of Athens taking in famous and photogenic areas such as Plaka, Monastiraki and of course the Acropolis!

Dinner at the hotel.

 

Day 2

Friday 23rd March

Street photography workshop winding our way along the alleys to the Acropolis Museum.

A light lunch at its fabulous coffee room followed by free afternoon and then a
 walk up Philopappos Hill to enjoy sunset photography above Athens

Dinner and photo critique

Day 3

Saturday 24th March

We visit the Acropolis – fascinating, imperious and always surprising – even for those who have visited before and then photography in the back alleys around Plaka, Monastraki and Anafioitika

Day 4

Sunday 25th March

Visit to Syntagma Square to photograph the Independence Day parade. A chance to see the Tsoliades armed guard in their traditional uniforms. 

Lunch will be fish with traditional Skordalia dip. 

A visit to Psiri. An arty and bohemian part of Athens with bars, coffee houses and street life.

Sunset photography from one of the famous roof gardens. 

Day 5

Monday 26th March

Visit to the National Museum and then  Exarchia a vibrant youthful area with photogenic graffiti and plenty for a portrait photography class. Sunset photography from Strefi Hill. 


Day 6

Tuesday 27th March

 

Explore the Byzantine arts, colours and religious paintings in the beautiful churches of Athens, with an iconography artist to explain the traditions and techniques used in this time honoured craft.

Post production workshop back at the hotel and the dinner.
 

Day 7

Wednesday 28th March

A trip to Kolonaki to visit the Byzantine museum and the Cycladic Art Museum  and a stroll around the open air coffee shops and high end boutiques to make sure you’re up to date with the latest fashions.

Then a climb up Lycabetus to photograph the city from atop the most majestic hilltop of the city.

Day 8

Thursday 29th March

Final goodbyes and flights home.