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If you would like to join us in June 2024, leave your details on the contact form below. Feel free to ask us any questions about the week’s itinery, personal requirements or art materials. A refundable deposit of £250.00, payable by bank transfer, will secure your place on this year’s painting holiday.

It is up to participants to arrange their own accommodation, which gives freedom over that aspect of your budget: see airbnb.com and booking.com

It is also up to individuals to arrange their own flights and transfers to/from Ithaca, plus any personal transport about the island, other than with our painting workshops and trips. Drinks and refreshments are not included, except for at the welcome dinner.

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Waterside taverna on Ithaca

Workshop/painting sessions will vary in length, but generally they will be of 5 hours duration. If weather, accident or illness interferes we will do what we can to re-arrange the session.

Practical Info:

We suggest you book your flight to Kefalonia ensuring you arrive before 2pm otherwise you will miss the ferry to Ithaca and don’t leave it to last minute flights as prices increase the closer your booking is made to the chosen departure date.

From the airport you can take a taxi to the port of Sami (aprox 45 mins and €60), and from there buy your ferry ticket (€5) and make the 35 minute crossing to Piso Aetos in Ithaca. From the port another taxi will take you into Vathi (€20).

Students painting on Ithaca
Fantastic skies

In order to keep costs down, we can open a Whatsapp group, to enable you to share taxis and/or accommodation if you wish. This option can be cheaper than using hotels; you can also cook for yourselves on some evenings. There is fresh and tasty produce to make salads and simple meals and the bakeries have lovely breads as well as savoury and sweet pastries.

Socialising: Most nights we can meet for dinner and/or drinks. There are plenty of nice waterside restaurants as well as small bars to have a drink or two before bed. Everyone needs quiet time too, going out is not mandatory!

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Students painting

Exploring: Some afternoons are free, during which you might team up with others, rent a car or mopeds and explore the island. There is a monastery on one of the mountains with stunning views across the sea into the bay of Vathy. On the same road, towards the north, there is a tiny village with a great café and medieval church – well worth visiting for its frescoes.

Sketching easel up on high on Ithaca

Cancellation: if we cancel for any reason, we will fully refund fees charged for our part of the venture, but no other participant expenses such as flights or hotel bookings. If holidaymakers cancel 3 months before the event, then a full refund will be made, if they cancel 2 months beforehand a 50% refund will be made. Cancellations made within a 60 day period prior to commencement will not qualify for a refund. If for any reason the event can’t be run, deposits will be refunded.

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Waterside sunset on Ithaca

By joining us and in return for payment you will receive:

Five coached sessions in painting the landscape and seascape

Personal tuition on a one to one basis during workshop/painting time

The opportunity to exhibit your work

Transfers during painting days

Welcome group dinner

A guided experience of Ithaca

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Dinner at sunset on Ithaca

The price per person for the foregoing is £890.00. In 2024, Ithaca Painting Holidays will run from the 6th of June to the 11th. EasyJet flights from and to the UK are at optimal price then. *Note: the afternoon flight into Kefalonia prevents participants from getting the ferry to Ithaca, avoid booking this flight.

On the booking form below:-

Please let us know how many of you wish to attend and if you have any personal requirements or different abilities which we should take account of.

We will get back to you.

Your details will not be publicly visible, for terms and conditions see here.

Photos by Adriana and Henry
Thanks to Melanie

Comments

HI I’m interested in attending the painting in Ithaca 2024 6th-12th June. There would be myself and one other. Are we going to be based in Vathi? If so, I am assuming we should find places to stay in Vathi. Is this correct?

Dear Victoria, thanks for your enquiry. Please assume Vathi is the main base for our venture and consider staying there. I will double check with Adriana and confirm.
Best wishes from
Alan & Adriana

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