Chania, Crete 17 - 24 September 2018


Chania, Crete 17 - 24 September 2018


Chania is not just a city – it is a painting!

This tour is ideal if you want to mix up urban exploration and sightseeing with lounging by the sea. The Lefka Ori (mountain) provides a dramatic backdrop to the city’s stunning Venetian architecture and bustling market. There is much to explore and photograph  in the old town with the Venetian harbour, iconic lighthouse (one of the oldest in Europe), and the cobbled alleyways, courtyards, cafés and tavernas. The Ottoman influences are captured in the Mosque by the port and the two minarets which will add spice to your pictures.

Cretan food is one of Greece’s most distinctive regional cuisines. Excellent local produce and healthy ingredients lift its fame to the first ranks among the healthiest diets in the world.

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When's the next one? September 17th - 24th

How much is it? £3,100. 

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.

Crete has plenty to offer for the adventurous photographer. There are mountains to rival the alps, breathtaking landscapes, fascinating rural communities and being Greece, of course more history than you can shake a stick at. And there's a ton of places to chill out too, with stunning beaches and amazing tavernas to relax, edit some photos and wait for sunset.


Day 1. Monday 17th September

Arrive in Chania around 1pm, check into hotel relax and get to know the group. Dinner down in the Old Port and sunset photography at the lighthouse. 

Day 2. Tuesday 18th September

Walk up to the old tannery and abandoned leather production dsistrict of town for a spot of urban decay photography and exploration. There are supposed to be ghosts there too, so make sure you get your cameras set in 'undead' mode. Lunch at Oxo Nou, a dance and creative art space and cafe overlooking the beach and the tanneries. 

After lunch we will do the classroom half of the location portraiture class to be ready for golden hour in the old buildings.

Dinner in one of the fantastic tavernas and then back to the hotel.

Day 3. Wednesday 19th September

Sunrise photography at the lighthouse in the old port., 

coffees down at the harbour, then back to the hotel for breakfast and a time to recover from the early start.

Lunch at the old covered market and some street photography around the market as well as a chance to buy some of the delicious local produce. 

Then a relaxing stroll down on the coast at Nea Chora to soak up the beach vibe, late afternoon sun and fishing boats. Dinner in on of the tavernas and photo critique session.


Thursday 20th September

A drive up into the mountain villages to photograph traditional village life, lunch in a traditional mountain style and then stunning mountain scenery at sunset.

Friday 21st September

Drive to Elafonisi, lots to photograph and explore from beaches to monasteries, this beautiful and rugged area is an absolute bounty for photography. 

Saturday 22nd September

chania street market then up to Malaxiana to meet Katerina and Dminitris and their amazing space for out post post production workshop and to unwind with good people and good food. 

Sunday 23rd September

Trip to Akrotiri to see the monastic wine production, religious architecture. Sunset at at the top of Halepa and then our last night in Chania. 

Monday 24th September

ay our goodbyes, Flights home.