Zagori is one of the most photogenic places in Greece and Europe. With its unique terrain, wide range of altitude (from 400 to almost 2500 meters above sea level), exceptional biodiversity and magnificent architectural heritage, the photographic exploration of Zagori's 1000 km2 could take a lifetime.
The tours are aimed at visitors with any level of knowledge and experience of photography. For the best results, guests are recommended to use a camera with manual settings and RAW format capabilities, DSLR or Mirrorless ILC. However, this is not essential. Carrying a tripod is also recommended, as it will help guests to create better quality images and allows higher control over framing and composition.
Three unique adventure tours are available:
The Landscape tour focuses primarily on capturing the unspoiled natural environment of West Zagori. We start at the village of Vikos, with stunning views of the entrance to the world's deepest gorge. Then we continue alongside the magnificent emerald waters of Voidomatis River. Finally, we visit the picturesque village of Papingo to capture its distinctive backdrop, the Towers of Astraka.
As the name suggests, our Archi-Nature tour combines the two most fascinating and highly interconnected parts of Central Zagori, traditional architecture and remarkable nature. We start by visiting the numerous stone bridges around the village of Kipi and then continue to the preserved villages of Dilofo and Vitsa.
The Mobile tour, guided by the photographer Alexandros Malapetsas, is aimed at photography enthusiasts wanting to learn how to correctly use the camera that is always at hand, our mobile phone camera. This tour requires no experience in photography and aims at providing a solid foundation and understanding of the photographic process. We start by exploring a magical plane tree forest next to the Voidomatis River before heading to the Stone Forest and a breathtaking view of the famous Vikos Gorge.
Each tour lasts five hours and includes transfers, starting from our hotel. There will be short walks over easy walking terrain to selected locations with the best views and photo opportunities. Depending on the weather, some elements of the tours may change.
All tours include an evening gathering at the hotel for a presentation of the photographs taken by guests during the tour and open discussion about photography, with tips and advice on shooting and processing.
Photographer Costas Zissis offers our guests the opportunity to take a tour to photograph this majestic landscape and make the most of the time they have available. He has lived and worked in Zagori for more than 25 years, capturing the beauty of the area in an extensive photographic collection.
Photographer Alexandros Malapetsas, lives in Zagori and captures the area’s unique nature and culture. He invites visitors into a journey of exploration and enjoyment of the countless photo opportunities in ideal locations and secret spots.
Minimum number of participants: 2
Maximum number of participants: 12
Prices for participating in one of our Photography Adventure Tours:
2 people 100€/person *
3 people and more 80€/person *
Accompanied children, age 12 years or under, can participate for free.
(* including Taxes)