Arrive Athens and proceed to domestic flights building for flight to Mykonos. Arrive Mykonos and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Morning landscape workshop on the beach near the hotel. Afternoon free. For those who wish there is a local bus service available into town. At sunset, a photo session before the welcome dinner with wine and coffee at the hotel
After breakfast, leave the hotel by coach for the town. 20-minute orientation walk through the narrow streets to the windmills (you'll see Peter the Pelican if you are lucky) for workshop and demo. Dinner at hotel.
After breakfast, go to Mykonos town by coach; walk about 15 minutes to Wedding Cake Church area for workshop including seascapes.
Rest of day free.
OPTIONAL boat excursion to Delos this morning: a historic island with the ruins of an old city the birthplace of Apollo. This evening, dinner at a local taverna.
After breakfast, go to Mykonos town, from there a 5-minute walk to the harbor area for workshop including seascapes.
Rest of day free.
Late afternoon ART CRITIQUE at the hotel before dinner.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens. Arrive Athens, meet guide with coach and depart for Delphi. Settle in your Delphi hotel. In the afternoon, sketching or, for those who wish, guided visit to the sacred way of the Athenian Treasury. The Temple of Apollo and the Castalia Spring; sightseeing, which does involve a lot of walking, takes about 2 hours.
Morning workshop at the Ancient Agora near the Treasury and the Oracle; or tour the Museum to see the famous bronze Charioteer. Around noon leave Delphi. Return to Athens and to Piraeus Port. Coffee stop en route, also brief photo stop at Ossios Loukas, the ancient Byzantine church. From the port of Piraeus we leave by hydrofoil for Hydra. Arrive Hydra: stretch your legs on a 10-minute walk up through the narrow streets to Hydroussa Hotel; baggage handled by porters from the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Meet at the waterfront (10 minutes walk down from the hotel) for demo /lecture for painters and photographers. Lunch on your own in one of the quaint island restaurants and tavernas with the afternoon free to further develop your paintings. Alternatively you may explore the island, have a swim, and visit some Artist's studios or the Art school if it is open. You can also hike up the hillside for panoramic views of the island and the sea. Dinner.
20-minute stroll to a small fishing cove (we may be able to travel out by small boat) for a workshop. The subject can be anything from boats, buildings, windmills, farmhouses to open seas and mystic islands. The walk back along the shore is very interesting. Afternoon free. Dinner.
Free morning to paint, sketch and photograph. Art Critique session of work done in Hydra. Afternoon and evening free. A short pre-dinner meeting. Dinner at hotel.
Leave Hydra: walk to pier. Board Flying Dolphin Hydrofoil. Baggage handled by hotel porters. Arrive Piraeus; transfer to your Athens hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour including the Museum, the Presidential Palace (photo stop) and the Acropolis; those who wish may remain there to paint and photograph and return on their own to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel. Short meeting after dinner, rest of the evening at leisure.
Athens free day for shopping, painting, sketching. Optional visit to the National Gallery. Dinner with wine at Greek restaurant with entertainment.
OPTIONAL tour to the Argolis region visiting the Corinth canal, Ancient Corinth, Myceane, Epidaurus and Nauplia. Evening farewell dinner with wine and coffee at the hotel followed by Art Appreciation Night.