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.
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. With his local knowledge, Costas will take you to locations that provide ideal photo opportunities for you to capture the beauty of this varied and wonderful landscape.
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.
Two different tours are available: The first focuses primarily on nature and the landscape in West Zagori. The tour starts at the village of Vikos, where the entrance and the deepest part of the Vikos Gorge can be viewed. Then continues beside the emerald Voidomatis River. From there, the tour will go on to the village of Papingo to capture its scenic landscape and picturesque architecture. The second tour concentrates on capturing the architectural heritage in Central Zagori, the stone bridges around the village of Kipi and the preserved villages of Dilofo and Vitsa.
Each tour lasts five hours and includes transfers with our new van, starting from our hotel. There will be short walks over easy walking terrain to selected locations with the best views and photo opportunities. You will be accompanied by Costas who will be happy to share his local knowledge and offer expert advice on photographic issues. Depending on the weather, some elements of the tours may change.
The 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.
For an indication of the photographic potential of the region, please visit the photographer's website at https://costaszissis.com/zagori-workshop-details/
*Maximum number of participants: 12
**Accompanied children and one (1) non-photographer guest per person attending, are welcome free of charge in the tours.
***The workshop requires no minimum number of participants.