This dynamic road trip takes you through some of mainland Greece's best kept secrets, starting with a mythology tour of the Acropolis in Athens and a visit to the wineries in Nemea. Then head into the picturesque Peloponnese Region where you'll discover the ancient ruins in Sparta, the medicinal tales of Ascelpius, and the charms of historic Mani villages. Visit the birthplace of the Olympics in Olympia, hike to an alpine lake for a swim, and visit a family-operated olive farm to learn all about the production process and to taste different varieties.
Your first stop is Voidokilia Beach. You may already recognize it as its scenery has graced several travel magazine covers as one of the best beaches in Greece! Together with an award-winning photojournalist, you'll find the best vantage points to capture the unique crescent shape of the beach.
As you explore the beauty of the Messenia region, your photo coach will share tips and tricks about landscape and wildlife photography. Learn some of the best-kept secrets in the industry, and capture scenes that'll endure as memories forever. Along the way, you'll make several stops, including the hilltop medieval castle, Paleokastro.
Other photo-worthy stops include the amaranths to the Cave of Nestor, the Gialova Lagoon to find migratory birds, and the castles of Pylos, Methoni, and Koroni. Finally, you'll end your excursion with a full photography workshop, where you'll view your photos and the editing process with your coach.
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Itineraries with Castles & Voidokilia Beach Photo Tour in Messenia
School-aged children can get a taste of both Classical and modern Greece with this 10-day itinerary. You'll start your trip in Athens, where treasure hunts, comic-making workshops, and an Olympic workout will help everyone get acquainted with the many facets of the country. Then head to Kalamata, home of the famous olives, for some gastronomy lessons, sea kayaking, and a chance to channel your inner archer.