Art Feast | Poros Island, Greece

Picture 7If you are looking for a veritable feast of art and culinary workshops, culture and adventure to suit any palate, you’ll love what we have in store for you!

We welcome you to join us for this years exclusive Summer Art Feasts on the island of Poros located in the heart of Greece and Samos island located in eastern Aegean sea! Also on the menu we’ve included the island of Hydra, Nafplion, and Athens. This is an event you’ll remember for a lifetime!

Poros is nestled right in the middle of the Saronic Gulf, 32 miles from Athens.  It is just an hour from the Port of Pireaus by hydrofoil, two and a half hours by ferry boat, or a pleasant two and a half hour ride by car from Athens, where you will be picked up from the airport.  The Greek islands are famous for their beautiful weather, picturesque towns, villages and breathtaking beaches — all excellent reasons for your adventures on the Greek islands.

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Event Menu

tavernaOuzo and Meze:
Whet your appetite with a boat trip around the island, where we will enjoy lunch and stop for swimming, fishing, sketching and plein air painting. You will also enjoy hiking in the dense pine forests where local herbs grow in abundance; All the while discovering byzantine art at the monastery, horseback riding by the sea, sailing, dancing under the stars, authentic Greek island  cooking with the locals, wine and cheese tasting and so much more.

Main Course:
maincourse-workshopDig in and enjoy! Starting with your very own sketches of what inspires you from your daily adventures. We’ll be painting from some of the most breathtaking views on the island. You will be guided step by step, learning many skills and techniques until your masterpieces are ready to take home with you. Many contemporary and classical techniques are taught to all novice or professional artists. It’s all your choice. We will also go back in time to the island of Hydra where donkeys are the only form of transportation. This scenic island has been famous for inspiring artists for centuries. Indulge a passion or hone a skill.

Snacks:
Opa! There’s lots of snacks to pick and choose from, like yoga on the beach, water sports, beautiful beaches, massage and spa treatments, bouzouki nights, disco parties, shopping, make overs and lots of local tavernas. Because Poros is so small and friendly, you will feel at home and free to explore on your own. It’s such a treat to feel like one of the locals.
horses

BaklavaDessert:
Yum! Come walk with us through the charming streets of the island meeting the locals, sampling all the Greek delicacies you can imagine and then some. We’ll head up to the famous clock tower where we will dangle our feet from the cliff and toast the sunset with a glass of local wine. ‘cheers to the sleeping beauty of Poros.’

yacht dinner

Cocktails….. on the Yacht!
Go on.  You know you want to.  The feast isn’t quite over until we’ve enjoyed music, wine, and local Greek delicacies on a private yacht as we watch the sun set over the island.

Brandy and Cognac:
Ahhh!  Elixir of the Gods…   With full hearts we’ll be heading to Athens via historical Corinth. We’ll stop for lunch and an afternoon of shopping in the lovely venetian city of Naplion. In the evening we’ll arrive in Athens where we will enjoy feasting under the shadow of the Acropolis.
acropolis

Poros and Samos Island

Picture 19Nobel laureate and one of the most prestigious greek poets of the 20th century, George Seferis, vacationed in Poros at the Villa Gallini, writing poems and diaries. He had this to say about Poros: “… It has something of Venice: The canal, communication between the houses being by boats, luxury, idleness, sensual temptation, something lustful, a place for international lovers, providing much magic.  There is something of the closed space here, with the moon high up in the sky, and all day long the copper echo of the music from the naval school…”

Magical sunsets, sparkling water, thick pine forests and spectacular views are just a few of the reasons we’ve planned your Art Feast in Poros and Samos.

We’re  moving the party In August to feast on the playground of Samos, an island ruled by legend and beauty.  We’ll be picking figs and pomegranates, dancing on grapes, and reaping the bounty of the harvest  from the fields.  We’ll be doing some serious organic cooking and feasting  on this island where everything is made of light and color. Not only is Samos an island of overwhelming vegetation, it  is the home of Pythagoras, the father of mathematics, Hera, Aesop, Epicurus, Aristarchus the astronomer, and Evangelia!  Samos has important monuments and historical sights and boasts of some of the most immaculate and beautiful beaches in the world. It also boasts of their own muscat grapes that we’ll be celebrating in the wine festivals around the island.  We couldn’t have found a more magical island, full of hidden treasures and surprising pleasures for your island art feast!

Your Art Feast Hosts

Mari1Your Art Feast hosts, Evangelia Kondilis and Mari Karakalos, share a passion for life, love, art, food, all things beautiful and fun.  They have been creating memorable events for as long as they both can remember. Mari ran a modelling school and agency in America before moving to Greece where she lives with her Greek husband, Yianni, who also is deeply involved in the arts. After working in Athens as a decorator she now enjoys planning events including weddings on her vacation home in Poros. Her popular food blog, ‘Yiannis in the kitchen with Mari‘ has also earned her international exposure.

P1060433Evangelia, a native Greek islander, now works and resides in Vancouver, Canada.  She has trained and worked with some of the world’s very best decorative artists, both in North America, and abroad. She has choreographed some of the most spectacular events. She has a vast knowledge of painting techniques and a great passion to share with others. Evangelia has been a member of the Canadian Guild of Decorative Finishers, the International Decorative Artists League and the Professional Decorative Painters Association. Her work has been featured in television, magazines, celebrity homes and clients of discerning taste.

Register Here

Register for your Art Feast Poros by email at evangelia.art.studio@gmail.com or call 604-727-8829.

Please note: 50% of the event fees are due upon registration and the remainder 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the event. Prices subject to GST.

Any questions? Email us: evangelia.art.studio@gmail.com or call 604-727-8829

Sessions and Pricing

 

Dates and Pricing:

June 1 – 8, 2014                     (1,500 euros) $2,250 CAN for 8 days and 7 nights

Your first class accomodations will be at New Aegli Resort www.newaegli.gr

June 15 – 26, 2014               (2,000 euros) $2,995 CAN for 11 days and 10 nights

Your first class accommodations will be at the Sirene Blue Resort    www.sireneblueresort.gr. This luxury hotel is built on a cliff above the sea and is surrounded by a green pine oasis. Every room has a spectacular view of the deep blue sea.

July 5 – 16, 2014                      (2,000 euros) $2,995 CAN for 11 days and 10 nights

Your first class accommodations will be at the Sirene Blue Resort    www.sireneblueresort.gr.

Aug 23 – Sept 6, 2014            (2,700 euros) $3,995 CAN for 15 days and 14 nights. Samos Island Culinary, Art, Wine and Culture Feast http://www.sirena.gr

Sept 13 – 27, 2014                  (2,700 euros) $3,995 CAN for 15 days and 14 nights

Your first class accommodations will be at the Sirene Blue Resort    www.sireneblueresort.gr.

 Your feast includes:

  • All group transportation from Athens to Athens (excluding Samos)
  • Dinner feast included
  • All breakfasts included
  • Double room occupancy. (single room occupancy is an additional cost)
  • Free stuff: Gift bag full of local goodies.
  • Guaranteed event price, locked in the moment you make your deposit
  • Deposit is non refundable
  • Groups will be limited to 10 people
  • Fine print: You are responsible for the cost of your drinks and free-time sightseeing. Complimentary drinks excluded. See our Event Conditions Agreement for important details regarding everything listed above.

Please note: 50% of the event fees are due upon registration and the remainder 30 days prior to the beginning of the event.  We accept all credit cards through Paypal.

Enroll now! Call (604) 727-8829 or email: evangelia.art.studio@gmail.com