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June  2 - 5, 2017

September 15 - 18, 2017

June  1 - 4, 2018

September 14 - 17, 2018

Travel, Landscape, Architecture, Seascape and People Photography

Includes

  1. -4 Days

  2. -Workshop Adventure

  3. -Photographer | Guide

  4. -Photo Walks

  5. -Small Group Size

  6. -Fine Hotel

  7. -Breakfasts

  8. -2 Dinners

  9. -Local Transportation

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PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE VACATIONS

Milos

Pollonia, Papafragas, Sarakiniko, Plaka, Klima, Agia Kyriaki

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A quiet island ringed with dramatic coastal landscapes and picturesque villages.

Milos Photo Adventure Vacations – Inspire, Create and Learn.

The Cycladic island of Milos is located between the islands on Sifnos and Santorini and is one of the five largest islands of Greece. Volcanic Milos arches around a central caldera and is ringed with dramatic coastal landscapes of colorful and surreal rock formations. The island’s most celebrated export, the iconic Venus de Milo, is far away in the Louvre, but dozens of beaches (the most of any Cycladic island) and a series of picturesque villages contribute to its current, compelling, attractions. It is known for its history, geology, hot springs, mineral mines and wild goats! Overall, Milos is truly an unforgettable experience for those seeking a type of raw experience of Greece - or of an original, unaltered Greece. There is so much to discover about this island, between its history, its breathtaking geological formations, its beautiful beaches, and its friendly people. Milos is a secret getaway for those seeking an authentic Greek island experience.

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than the natural untouched island of Milos.


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Group Size



4-8 Guests


Experience | Difficulty



Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers

DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras

Moderate schedule

Travel by car or minibus

Considerable elevation changes and lots of walking

(non-photographers also welcome)


Photographer | Guides



Laurie Cohen  |  June 2 - 5, 2017

Laurie Cohen  |  September 15 - 18, 2017

Laurie Cohen  |  June 1 - 4, 2018

Laurie Cohen  |  September 14 - 17, 2018


Weather | Sun



June - Temps 83/67 F  28/19 C  Sunrise 6:05 | Sunset 8:30 (20:30)

September- Temps 82/67 F  28/19 C  Sunrise 7:00 | Sunset 7:34 (19:34)


Includes



Travel, landscape, seascape, architecture and people photography

Professional photographer | guide

Photo walks & discussions

Small group size (4-8 guests)

Fine hotel accommodations

Breakfasts

2 Dinners

Local transportation


Accommodations



Villa Gallis, Niriedes Hotel or similar - Milos


Travel Information



Arrival & Departure Airport: Milos Island National Airport (MLO) - Transfer time to hotel 45min

Note: If you are combining Milos with Santorini, we will travel from Santorini to Milos by ferry.

Our adventure begins at 11 AM on the first day and ends at noon on the last day.

Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality. Go to VisaMapper for more information.


Price



MILOS 4-DAY PHOTO ADVENTURE

Photo Adventure Vacation | June 2-5, 2017:  $2,995

Photo Adventure Vacation | September 15-18, 2017:  $3,395

Photo Adventure Vacation | June 1-4, 2018:  $3,195

Photo Adventure Vacation | September 14-17, 2018:  $3,595


Single Supplement:  $500

(Optional) Early Arrival Hotel Room:  $300

(Optional) Late Departure Hotel Room:  $300


Deposit:  $1000


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*All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.






MILOS 4 DAYS


Friday (1)  Apollonia - Klima

We meet on Friday at our beautiful boutique hotel on the island of Milos. During lunch, we will have informal discussions on what our guests are trying to achieve in their photography, subject matters, styles and techniques. In the afternoon we will discuss PWA’s “10 Guiding Principles of Photography” and our “THE ART OF SEEING” photographic technique. From here we set out for an amazing day of photography throughout this amazing and seemingly untouched island. We’ll visit the fishing village of Klima, which was the port of the ancient city of Milos. This lovely port is lined up with houses that have boat garages on the ground floor. These houses are called syrmata and their doors and window shutters are painted in different colors, like blue, red and yellow. In the evening we celebrate with our “Welcome Dinner” at one of our favorite Milos restaurants. (D)

Saturday (2)  Papafragas - Filakopi

After breakfast we set out for the Cave of Papafragas. This complex of sea caves was formed by volcanic activity and is divided by a small ravine. Many people actually snorkel in the turquoise waters at the bottom of the ravine and explore the caves. In the afternoon we visit the archaeological site of Filakopi. Ancient Filakopi developed as a settlement from the Neolithic Period (9,000 to 4,000 BC) until about 1,000 BC. British archaeologists excavated the site during the 1890s and actually discovered tools from obsidian, which is a volcanic glass similar to granite. These tools and other findings are today hosted in the Archaeological Museum of Milos in Plaka. During the afternoon we will explore several small picturesque villages. In the evening we focus on a sunset photography at one of Milos’s 12 amazing beaches. (B)

Sunday (3)  Sarakiniko - Plaka - Klima - Catacombs

On day three we set out for Sarakiniko, along the northern side of Milos island. This is probably the most photographed spot of Milos. This fantastic place with the pure white stone sculpted by volcanic eruptions looks like landing on the moon. Beneath the white rocks are impressive sea caves. Sarakiniko is so beautiful that we will probably return later in the day to photograph when the light changes. We will continue the beautiful road and arrive in Plaka, the capital town of Milos. Walking through the village, we will discover a traditional place of Cycladic architecture, stunning views to the Aegean Sea and pastries with delicious homemade sweets. After Plaka, we head to the early Christian catacombs, just a couple of km away, and the ancient city of Klima. In the evening we enjoy our wonderful “Farewell Dinner” with great fun and laughter as we discuss all the highlights of our adventure. (B) (D)

Monday (4)  Agia Kyriaki

On our final day we set out at sunrise to photograph Agia Kyriaki Beach, or swim in the crystal waters before we return to our hotel for breakfast. There we will gather for a group discussion, review our past weeks photos, trade contact information and bid each other farewell. We urge you to extend your stay in Milos or continue on with us to the Greek Island of Crete and make good use of everything you will learn on our photo adventure. (B)

May all who come as guests... leave as friends®


Options and Benefits



Private Guided Tours & Adventures



We offer amazing private guided photo adventures, cultural tours and vacations for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customize any of our published adventures, as well as others, to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. This may include the finest 5-star accommodations, business-class travel, and private guides and fixers who are able to make the impossible possible. If you are not interested in a photo-centric vacation, but you love our approach to private travel, we will be happy to design and deliver an amazing adventure focused on travel, culture and cuisine. Click here for more information. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.


Gift Certificates



Give someone you know a Gift Certificate, good toward any of our Photo Adventures, Photo Tours, Private Guided Tours, Online Courses, Prints or Merchandize. Our beautifully personalized eGift Certificates are delivered to you electronically. They are fully transferable and have a 2 year expiration date. They are available in any amount from $100 to $5000. It makes a great gift for anyone who loves photography, travel or adventure. Order now, or email us for more information.




Private Online Lightroom & Photoshop Tutorials



We offer private online Lightroom and Photoshop photo editing tutorials for individuals who would like to improve their post-processing skills. Each is customized to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. We provide you with one-on-one discussions using online connectivity. Many of our Photo Adventure guests select our online post-processing as an extension to their trip. Click here for more information.


Combination Tours



You can SAVE by combining two or more back-to-back photo adventures. Click here to explore our wonderful selection of Combination Packages.


Travel Insurance



We offer travel insurance through Travelex. The cost for travel insurance can be as low as 4% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other factors. Knowing you have trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating. Click here to get a free quote.


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Loyalty Club**



All registered guests for 6 day or longer Photo Adventures are automatically enrolled in our Loyalty Club. You will receive a $200 discount on your next Photo Adventure. After attending just 3 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Gold” status and a $300 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. After attending 6 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Elite” status and a $500 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. Elite status guests also receive other benefits such as additional discounts, special offers, room upgrades (when available), and more. Click here to learn more.



**LOYALTY CLUB: Loyalty discounts only apply to 6 day or longer Photo Adventures. The discount is applied to the Photo Adventure fee when booked directly through our website, and cannot be added to or combined with any “pay in full”, “pay in advance” or “discounted specials”. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer. Your discount will be applied to your final payment. Only one discount per person, per adventure. This discount has no cash value. Polar Adventures are excluded from this offer. Loyalty Club status will be eliminated after 3 years of inactivity.  


NOTE: We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability and pricing. Not included in your rate are alcoholic beverages, unscheduled meals, travel to and from our destinations, airport transfers, travel insurance and any optional excursions you may choose to book on your own or as a group. Breakfast is usually included unless it is not offered in our hotel package. As is standard in the travel industry, all accommodations are based on double occupancy. Please choose the private room / single supplement option if you prefer your own room. Double occupancy can only be offered if you are traveling with a guest. We reserve the right to change events and schedules throughout the itinerary due to adverse weather conditions or complications that may arise that are out of our control. Our number one priority is always the safety of our group.






 

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