Category: Nature

Why Red Easter Eggs?

In the orthodox faith the egg symbolises the sealed Tomb of Christ — the cracking of which symbolised his resurrection from the dead. The red colour symbolises the blood of Christ Do you want to dye your eggs like we will do on Holly Saturday morning? It is simple just follow a few easy steps: Combine water, onion skins, and vinegar in a pot; bring to a boil. Set aside…

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Good Friday in Plaka- Free Photography Workshop

Byzantine Athens is represented by a small number of churches mostly dated from the 11th century. The decorations of churches with figures of Christ, the apostles and saints, was an early form of writing, with images explaining the Orthodox faith for those unable to read. These tiny churches with their red-tiled domes are antique gems set among the modern concrete buildings of the urban metropolis. We will meander through Plaka’s narrow…

From Mediterranean sunsets to religious festivals, experience it first hand with us

The Greek Orthodox tradition is steeped in the universal themes of life and death that are infinitely relatable to all of us. Easter particularly is a time when religious ceremonies bring communities together, both of the living and the dead, uniting communities on a continuous time line and reinforcing a sense of place, history and tradition. Our tours provide a window into this world. A glimpse into another culture's way…

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Free Travel Photography Mini Workshops

Chryssie's Greece will be exhibiting at The Photography Show 2018 from 17 -20 March at the NEC Birmingham - STAND G26 Free travel photography mini workshops from pro photographer and photography trainer Matt Widgery at the The Photography Show 2018. Get started on your journey to better travel photography with powerful tips that will immediately improve your portfolio and give you the confidence to tackle any new photographic challenge without…

Sense of Food – Photography Workshop

Lemnos island - 14 - 21 June, 2018 Cooking, styling and photography master class! You will cook, shoot and eat You will study how to cook special dishes, styling tricks and you will understand the secrets of how to create amazing food photography! A day from our new itinerary: Day 2 The organic day 07:00 – 09:30 Breakfast – Traditional Greek breakfast buffet – cooked by the hotel 09:30 – 10:30…

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Why choose Messolonghi

Messolonghi is the capital town of Aetolia-Acarnania in Western Greece, known as the site of  dramatic sieges during the war of Independence against the Ottoman empire and the death of the philhellenic poet Lord Byron. The town is dominated by vast salt water lagoons that are home to amazing bird concentrations, depending on the season and the weather. Of course most photographers focus on the pelicans and the noisy flamingoes.…

Submissions call for Photo Critique – January 14th 2018

As the nights get shorter, and the light fades from the days,  we are moving ever closer to our January 14th Photo Critique session at 6pm, Magdelene College,  Cambridge. But luckily the theme is “Light” so hopefully your photos will brighten things up for us! If you would like to submit the rules are simple: 1. Only 3 images per person, submitted in jpg to this dropbox folder 2. Photo critiques…

Photography Holidays – Messolonghi (The…other Greece)

Photography Holidays to the less travelled western Greece We meet you in the hotel  in central Athens and spend the first evening in Plaka getting to know each other with a glass of local wine! Early we start the journey to Messolonghi via Delphi (the longer route). Picturesque rural Greece and visit to the amazing and powerful site of the oracle! Pythia is waiting!.. One more stop for lunch and…

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Photography Holidays – The …. other Greece

 Messolonghi - the lagoon and its inhabitants Rivers, marshes,farmland, amazing coast line,uninhabited small islands with remarkable and rare ecosystems make the National Park of Messolonghi very important for the preservation and variety of life in the Mediterranean. (Natura 2000 network) As a photography destination is diverse and super exciting for number of interests..... flora and amazing fauna, magical Greek light reflecting in the abundant waters, glamorous sunset and sunrise, captivating  Greek blues....in…