Meteora Zagori Photo Tour – June 2017

>>Meteora Zagori Photo Tour – June 2017

Meteora Zagori Photo Tour – June 2017

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Meteora Zagori Photo Tour is a 7days journey across iconic north Greece,
from 05-11 June 2017. Meteora Zagori Photo tour cost is 2.499 euros.
Book now to enjoy a multi-day photographic adventure across two landmarks.

Description

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This once in a lifetime photo tour to North Greece, is the 7days Meteora Zagori Photo Tour. Travelling to this unique North Greece location, Meteora rocks offers incredible photography moments, the perfect background for landscape photography, unique scenery that you can not find anywhere else in Greece. Zagori, a complex of 46 small traditional stone build villages also known as Zagorochoria, is the most beautiful and unspoiled place in North West Greece. Full of traditional arched stone bridges, it’s our photographic canvas during this photo tour. 

Meteora Zagori Photo Tour – What to expect

This is a 7days photography small group size tour that will guide you into landscape and scenery photography, designed for all photography levels. We will visit this beautiful North Greece scenery and photograph with available light the most interesting villages, landscapes, found in Meteora and Zagori. During each day we travel to nearby traditional small villages. This Meteora Zagori Photo Tour is also about sunset and sunrise photography so be prepared to venture into the most beautiful North Greece scenery for our photography trip.

You will also learn the basics of astrophotography, as summer, spring and autumn in Greece is the best place to explore night photography. Star Trails and Milky Way photographs will be our main subjects during our stay at Meteora and Zagorochoria. While we explore the basics of astrophotography, late hours into the night might not be for everyone, so this chapter is optional. Like all vacations in Greece local food is high in our list of things to do, we will taste local gastronomy and wines!

Places we visit during our Meteora Zagori Photo Tour are many of the old monasteries found atop of the rock formations, two waterfalls found in the area, Theopetra’s prehistoric cave, Kalampaka city, Kastraki traditional village, arched stone bridges found in several places at Zagoria, the traditional villages of Papigo, Mikro Papigo and much more.

Information about Meteora

The Meteora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars, at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindos Mountains, in central Greece.  Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Studies suggest that the pinnacles were formed about 60 million years ago during the Paleogene Period. Weathering and earthquakes then shaped them into their present shape. Beside the Pindos Mountains, at the western region of the Thessaly, in the middle of northern Greece, these sandstone rocks rise from the ground. The rocks are composed of a mixture of sandstone and conglomerate. They were formed about 60 million years ago.

The cave of Theopetra is located 4 kilometres from Kalambaka. Its uniqueness from an archaeological perspective is that in it contains, within a single site, the records of two greatly significant cultural transitions: The replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans, and the later transition from hunter-gathering to farming after the end of the last Ice Age.

Information about Zagori

Zagori is a region and a municipality in the Pindus mountains in Epirus, in northwestern Greece. It has an area of some 1,000 square kilometers and contains 46 villages known as Zagori villages (or Zagorochoria or Zagorohoria), and is in the shape of an upturned equilateral triangle. The southern corner of the triangle contains the provincial capital, Ioannina, the south-western side is formed by Mount Mitsikeli (1,810m), and the Aoos river and Mount Tymfi constitute the northern side, and the south-eastern side runs along the Varda river to Mount Mavrovouni (2,100m) near Metsovo. The municipality has an area of 989.796 km2. The population of the area is about 3,700, which gives a population density of 4 inhabitants per square kilometer, compared to an average of 73.8 for Greece as a whole.

Zagori is an area of great natural beauty, with striking geology and two National Parks, one including the river Aoos and the Vikos Gorge, the other around Valia Kalda, to the east of the imposing snow-capped Mt Tymphe. The 46 villages of Zagori were interconnected by mountain roads and traditional arched stone bridges until modern roads were opened in the 1950s. The stone arched bridges were built by benefactions from expatriate merchants in the 18th century and replaced older wooden bridges.

Trip dates

05-11 June 2017

This tour is held in autumn of 2017, too.
Private tours can be arranged on a date that suits you best. Contact us!

Trip cost

Total cost per person is 2,499 euros

  • Price is per person, double occupancy
  • For a single room add 500 euros
  • Deposit 1000 euros to secure spot
  • Full payment 60 days before departure

Included

  • 6 nights at 3star hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Transportation
  • Entry fee to all museums

Not included

  • Airfare to and from Athens
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Hotel service besides lodging

Group size

Up to 8 persons, minimum 2 persons.

Your Guide

Dimitris Giouvris a professional photographer, since 2002, worked as a news and sports photographer for various magazines, websites and newspapers. His passion for architectural and landscape photography led him to pursue tours, while the Greece photo tour is his best choice. He is also focused in wedding photography and always tries to find time to get out from the city. Personal work can be found at www.dimitrisgiouvris.com.

Additional information

Room type

Double occupancy, Single occupancy

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