Our Greek islands Santorini Tinos Photo tour, an Aegean photography tour 24-28 June 2019 & 19-23 October 2020. Travelling to the beautiful island of Santorini and the traditional island of Tinos, each island offers the perfect background for landscape photography. Unique seascape photos and a wide variety of unique rocks scenery that you can not find anywhere else in Greece. Santorini is famous for it’s small houses build near the “Caldera” region, a photographic miracle one must see and photograph. Tinos island is a more traditional island, offering unique Aegean sea views and picturesque traditional villages.

Santorini Tinos Photo Tour, what to expect

This is a 5 day photography small group size tour that will guide you into landscape and scenery photography, designed for all photography levels. We will visit interesting parts of these famous Greek islands in the Aegean sea and photograph with available light the most interesting villages, landscapes, seascapes, beaches found in Santorini. During our visit to Tinos we visit main island’s traditional small villages. This Santorini Tinos Photo Tour is also about sunset and sunrise photography so be prepared to venture into the most beautiful scenery in Santorini for our photography trip. Travelling to Tinos island, won’t disappoint either as the traditional Aegean style, landscapes and architecture will be greatly appreciated in this Santorini Tinos Photo Tour.

You will also learn the basics of astrophotography, as summer in Greece is the best place to explore night photography. Star Trails and Milky Way photographs will be our main subjects during our stay in Santorini and Tinos islands. While we explore the basics of astrophotography, late hours into the summer 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 Santorini Tinos Photo Tour are (in Santorini), Fira town, Oia village, Thera archaeological site, Vlychada beach, Imerovigli, Skaros, volcano island (by boat) and some of the most beautiful beaches found in this island. During our stay in Tinos island we will visit the beautiful – traditional villages of Kardiani, Isternia, Pyrgos, Volakas and wonder into the old Ursulines monastery. Tinos is home of some of the most beautiful dovecotes found in Greece.

Information about Santorini island

Santorini, is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of Greece’s mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 and a 2011 population of 15,550. The traditional architecture of Santorini is similar to that of the other Cyclades, with low-lying cubical houses, made of local stone and whitewashed or limewashed with various volcanic ashes used as colours.

Santorini was ranked the world’s top island for many other magazines and travel sites, including the Travel+Leisure Magazine, the BBC, as well as the US News. Santorini is considered by many a once in a lifetime place to visit. We will enjoy two and half days in our Santorini Photo Tour.

Information about Tinos island

Tinos is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea. It is located in the Cyclades archipelago. It has a land area of approximately 194 square kilometres and a 2011 census population of 8,636 inhabitants. Tinos is famous amongst Greeks for the Church of Panagia Evangelistria, its 80 or so windmills, about 1000 artistic dovecotes, 50 active villages and its Venetian fortifications at the mountain, Exomvourgo. On Tinos, both Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic populations co-exist, and the island is also well known for its famous sculptors and painters.

The island is located near the geographical center of the Cyclades island complex, and because of the Panagia Evangelistria church, with its reputedly miraculous icon of Virgin Mary that it holds, Tinos is also the center of a yearly pilgrimage that takes place on the date of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary (15 August, “Dekapentavgoustos” in Greek). This is perhaps the most notable and still active yearly pilgrimage in the region of the eastern Mediterranean. Many pilgrims make their way the 800 metres (2,600 feet) from the ferry wharf to the church on their hands and knees as sign of devotion. During our Tinos Photo Tour we will be photographing two and a half days in many places around the island.

Santorini & Tinos islands Photography Tour

Our photo tour starts in Santorini. Participants will find their way to the famous Greek island and meet in our hotel. The first two days (Monday and Tuesday) are devoted to the unique island of Santorini. On Wednesday you can have half day off (relax!) before catching the ferry to Tinos island. The next two days we wonder to the beautiful Aegean scenery of Tinos island. The photo tour officially ends on Friday evening.

Trip dates

24-28 June 2019
19-23 October 2020

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Trip cost

Total cost per person is 1,999 euros
Pay only a deposit to secure your place
Rest to be paid up to 90 days before the tour

  • Price is per person, double occupancy
  • For a single room add 500 euros
  • Deposit 500 euros to secure spot
  • Deposit is not refundable
  • Full payment up to 90 days before departure

What’s Included

  • 4 nights lodging
  • Full board
  • All transfers
  • Entry fee to all museums

Not included

  • Airfare to and from Athens
  • Hotel service besides lodging

Group size

Up to 6 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 photography tours. Santorini and Tinos are his best choice, between Greek islands. 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

What to bring in this Santorini Tinos Photo Tour

– DSLR or Mirrorless camera with tripod and remote shutter release
– A wide angle lens. 10-24 or 16-35 mm
– A middle-zoom lens such as a 24-70 mm
– A telephoto zoom lens, such as a 70-200 mm or more

– Comfortable walking shoes
– A waterproof jacket (just in case)
– Hiking pants
– Sun Protection + hat
– water bottle if you prefer, though bottled water is easily found and is inexpensive all over Greece
– Casual clothes for eating out!

A detailed information email will be sent out to all participants before the tour departure.

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