Ai Simios - Klisova - Missolonghi -
Missolonghi, Greece

Ai Simios - Klisova - Missolonghi

Join us for a 5-day, all-inclusive photography workshop in the historical city of Missolonghi where the Saint Simeon festival takes place. An ecstatic event of drinking and dancing to Dionysian rhythms including a parade of horses along with the arm bearers.

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Ai Simios - Klisova - Missolonghi
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Ai Simios - Klisova - Missolonghi

We will have the opportunity to meet and photograph the locals and also spend a mystical night at the monastery of Saint Simeon, explore the spectacular Missolonghi lagoon and travel by small boats to the small island of Klisova, where one of the most dramatic battles of the Greek Revolution of 1821 took place. All in all we can promise you an unforgettable experience of the real, rural Greece.

Workshop schedule:

1st day:

  • 11:00: Departure from Athens hotel
  • 14:00: Arrival at the hotel at Missolonghi - Meal
  • 18:00 - 21:00: Tour in the centre of Missolonghi to photograph the beginning of local celebrations 
  • 21:00: Dinner and discussion about the photos of the 1st day

2nd day:

  • 9:00: Breakfast at the hotel 
  • 10:00: Visit of Messolonghi houses to photograph the preparation of the participants in the customs
  • 14:00: Meal
  • 20:00: Visit of Agios Spiridon church to photograph the custom of the horse blessing 
  • 24:00: Following the celebrators to the historical Monastery of Agios Simeon where the celebrations continue until dawn - Photographing the traditional feast
  • 24:00 - morning of next day: Spending the night in the Monastery

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Ai Simios - Klisova - Missolonghi
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Ai Simios - Klisova - Missolonghi

3nd day:

  • 7:00: Celebrations lasting from previous day stop when the morning mass starts
  • 10:00: Photographing the baptism custom
  • 11:00 - 17:00: Continuation of celebrations around the Monastery
  • 17:00: Return to Missolonghi town - Discussion in hotel lobby about the photos of the 2nd & 3rd day. 
  • 19:00 - 21:30: Photographing the ending of the 3-days celebrations in Missolonghi
  • 21:30: Dinner at a traditional tavern in Missolonghi

4th day:

  • 9:00: Breakfast at the hotel
  • 10:00: Free time: After breakfast, all participants can enjoy a walk in the town and/or the Missolonghi lagoon
  • 14:00: Meal
  • 16:00: Visit of Klisova isle by traditional small boats - Attendance of religious ceremony at the historical church of Klisova.
  • 20:00: Return to Missolonghi hotel for discussion about the photos of the 4th day
  • 21:30: Dinner at a traditional tavern in Missolonghi

5th day:

  • 8:30: Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Delphi archaeological site
  • 12:00: Arrival at Delphi - tour in the archaeological area
  • 14:00: Meal at Delphi 
  • 16:00: Departure from Delphi 
  • 19:00: Arrival at Athens hotel

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Ai Simios - Klisova - Missolonghi

The fine print

Included

  • 4 nights’ stay in a boutique hotel
  • All transport from / to all mentioned destinations
  • 5 Meals / 4 Dinners / Snacks / Beverages / Water
  • Entrances to all archaeological sites
  • Local guides

Excluded:

  • Personal purchases
  • Travel insurance
  • Airplane tickets to and from Athens, Greece
  • Cameras and other photographic equipment

Summary

Dates
May 25 - May 29, 2018

Cost
1.100 €

Duration
5 days, 4 nights

WORKSHOP FINISHED

Location

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Klisova Lagoon, Greece
Missolonghi, Central Greece, Greece