Greek Islands 2016

It's over but WOW! What a fabulous time we had...

Come join us on any of our Art Adventures Sketching & Painting in spectacular locations, contact  carolyn@sheatherart.com...

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Kalymnos- 8 nights Lipsi- 6 nights Leros- 5 nights (with optional excursions to Patmos and Turkey)

Check out the itinerary:

Day 1/ KALYMNOS (Tues 7th) FREE DAY

In Athens, connect with domestic flight to Kalymnos, from there, we’re transferred to our studio apartments in Myrties, backdropped by some of the best sunsets in the Aegean.

Day 2/ KALYMNOS (Wed 8th)  

Myrties. Perched on a wide bay overlooking the isle of Telendos, the little jetty with its colourful boats is a buzz of activity.

Day 3/ KALYMNOS (Thurs 9th)

Vathy. The fjord is an unforgettable sight as it is one of the deepest and most beautiful natural harbours in the Aegean. The day will be spent under the grapevine facing this turquoise bay, surrounded by rugged mountains, white-washed churches & goats.

Day 4/ KALYMNOS (Fri 10th)

Telendos. Departing from the small jetty of Myrties, we cross the narrow strait to the tiny isle of Telendos, steeped in time. White-washed lanes draped in crimson bougainvillea, bold fishing nets and brightly painted wooden boats will entice us!

S Taly Nets RedOptional Greek night with LIVE MUSIC AND DANCING!!!

Day 5/ KALYMNOS (Sat 11th) 

FREE DAY -  Day trip to Turkey or Kos Optional

Day 6/ KALYMNOS (Sun 12th) Arginontas. Along a spectacular coastal road we pass wild thyme and oregano covered mountains leading to the deep inlet of Arginontas. We set up in the olive grove to capture these ancient trees with their sinewy trunks and silver-flecked leaves. The family run taverna that overlooks the beautiful inlet is the perfect lunch spot!

Day 7/ KALYMNOS (Mon 13th)

Emborios. Boat trip to the secluded bay of where Harrys Paradise Taverna waits set in the islands most beautiful garden with its pots of geraniums, roses, lavender, olive and fig trees.

Optional  meze lunch (with a variety of vegetarian appetisers ) in this exquisite garden setting. 

Day 8/ KALYMNOS (Tues 14th) 

Aghias Savas. The rich terra-cotta domes of this beautiful monastery contrasted with the blue of the sky and sea is a scene  to capture…(afternoon review) 

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Day 9/ LIPSI (Wed 15th) FREE DAY - Leave Kalymnos

Day 10/ LIPSI (Thurs 16th)

Katsadia. Small farms and orchards grace the countryside dotted with blue-domed churches leading to the protected cove of Katsadia, sheltered by bamboo reeds.

Day 11/ LIPSI (Fri 17th)

Plati Yialos. Today we head off to the emerald– green inlet with its taverna surrounded by olive trees and wandering geese.

Day 12/ LIPSI (Sat 18th)

Arki. A boat trip to the tiny isle of Arki, with its little fishing hamlet and colourful boats. On the way we will pull up at secluded turquoise coves surrounded by bleached ochre rocks where we have the chance to swim off the boat.

Day 13/ LIPSI (Sun 19th) 

Enjoy the vista of the turquoise bay with its’ blue-domed churches… (afternoon review)

Day 14/ LEROS (Mon 20th FREE DAY.

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Alinda - Our hotel’s garden is filled with ceramic urns and an array of colourful flowers.

Day 16/ LEROS (Wed 22nd) 

Pandeli- We head off to the sheltered fishing village of Pandeli crowned by a medieval castle, its’ hills and row of windmills.

Day 17/ LEROS (Thurs 23rd)

Xirokambos - Our painting location, situated under a vine by the edge of the sea, overlooks a serene inlet and the distant craggy mountains of Kalymnos.

DAY 18/ LEROS (Fri 24th)

Agia Marina. The white washed village with its wonderful fishing harbour, cascading white-washed village and little windmill is the essence of Greek Island simplicity and beauty

(afternoon review)

Sunset farewell cocktails with optional group dinner…

DAY 19/ LEROS (Sat 25th) FREE DAY

Free day to relax and unwind or perhaps explore more of lovely Leros with it’s fabulous beaches, secluded bays, walks, shops and tavernas by the waters edge.

Day 20/ DEPARTURE (Sun 26th)

Transfer to Leros Airport for return flight to Athens.

Lipsi Geese

For more info about our Art Adventures contact carolyn@sheatherart.com

 

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