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Santorini Photography Tour
21st - 27th Apr, 2023 - AVAILABLE
Tutored by Astrid McGechan and
£2399.00 pp / Deposit -£600.00
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Our Santorini photography tour will take place in April 2023 when the wild flowers start to bathe many of the hillsides in resplendent colour. We are thrilled to be returning to this spectacular Greek island for what promises to be a feast of photographic opportunities.
Many of the villages of Santorini are perched on the edge of one of the most spectacular volcanic calderas on the planet. The magnificent views from the edge of the caldera take in picturesque villages scattered with the exquisite blue domed churches for which the Greek island is famed.
Your Santorini tour leader will be Astrid McGechan.
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Santorini Photography Tour - Santorini Landscape Photography
We are thrilled to be returning to the spectacular Greek island of Santorini for what promises to be a feast of photographic opportunities. In 2023 our visit will be during April when the wild flowers start to bathe many of the hillsides in resplendent colour.
Many of the villages are perched on the edge of one of the most spectacular volcanic calderas on the planet. The magnificent views from the edge of the caldera take in picturesque villages scattered with the exquisite blue domed churches for which the Greek island is famed.
Santorini lies at the southern end of the Cyclades group of Greek islands, the last stopping off point before Crete. It has been continually re-shaped over the centuries by a series of violent volcanic eruptions. The current archipelago of 5 islands surrounds a huge salt-water caldera. The small island of Néa Kaméni rose from the sea in a series of eruptions in the eighteenth century. It still hosts an active crater, though its last major eruption was in 1956.
The volcanic setting is simply awesome, so much so that an image of it was used by the Greek Tourist Agency to represent Greece as a whole. Mythic and literary connections abound; the main island Thira has been linked to the mythical lost city of Atlantis and Jules Verne famously featured Santorini in his book, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea.
Whitewashed houses with barrel roofs appear to drip down the cliff faces like melting ice cream, until the land gives way to a 900-foot drop into the blue sea below. Every village is dotted with blue domed churches and bell towers, which are one of the most instantly recognizable icons of Greece, and synonymous with Santorini. These will no doubt be favoured subjects for our photography.
During our visit, we will be out photographing at both dawn and dusk, making the most of village locations in crossover light. The island boasts the kind of sunsets that will live in your mind forever.
Although some of our locations are within walking distance of the hotel, we will be travelling in our own vehicle to other areas of the main island, where we will explore beautiful traditional villages, ancient windmills and the dramatic volcanic coastline.
Our tour will be based in a comfortable hotel near Oia; an ideal centre from which to explore the incredible island of Santorini. We have chosen this time of year in order to give us an excellent chance of having a variety of weather conditions and lighting. Some of the walking will be strenuous, particularly in the steep-sided villages, so a good level of fitness is required from all participants. This tour will also give you free time to relax and enjoy the delights that the island has to offer.
Accommodation for 6 nights, single occupancy
I had a wonderful time on the tour. The leader (Astrid) and the other participants were all great fun. The pace was not too exhausting, and the location of the hotel was great because there were a lot of great locations within walking distance.
This was a great trip, I really enjoyed exploring the island in such detail.
A very enjoyable trip to an interesting island. Astrid's encouragement and leadership was well pitched and prompted me to look for some different types of image. I felt I learned and improved on this trip, and have certainly come home with some decent photos. The hotel was good and well located, and Astrid's restaurant recommendations were all spot on! Light & Land's processes for booking and joining the tour all worked well. I am happy to recommend the tour.
Great hotel, excellent support and tuition from Astrid, flexible itinerary to meet everyone’s needs,
It was a fantastic photographic holiday from start to finish. The group was good fun, our leader and guide fabulous and everyone came away with some fantastic shots. Not only that but the early morning visit to the local bakery for croissants and coffee after our sunrise shoots were brilliant.