Meteora Week Photography Tour
Meteora – Plastira – Zagori
Photo Tour is a 7-day journey across iconic northern parts of Greece. Traveling to this unique part of the country will give you the opportunity to shoot unique scenery that you cannot find anywhere else in country. Book now to enjoy a multi-day photographic adventure across three landmarks.
This is a 7-day photography small group tour. We will guide you through Meteora – Zagori – Plastira as we capture the fall or spring colors landscape and scenery on camera. Each day we will travel to nearby traditional small villages and go through valleys and climb to peaks allowing us to get to the best viewpoints. The Meteora – Zagori – Plastira Photography Tour will also take advantage of the lighting and fall or spring colors over these landscapes during the sunrise and sunset hours so be prepared to venture into the most beautiful parts of northern Greece a well as the best times to get the perfect photos.
You will also learn the basics of astrophotography, as autumn an spring in Greece is the best place to explore night photography. We choose new moon time so Star Trails and Milky Way photographs will be our main night subjects during our stay at Meteora – Zagorochoria and Plastira’s Lake. While we explore the basics of astrophotography, late hours into the 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, so we will taste local fare and wines each day!
We visit many places on our tour. A few of these are old monasteries found on top of the rock formations, two waterfalls found in the area, Kalampaka City, Kastraki traditional village, Aoos Lake, PlastirasLake , Ioannina Lake and the old castle of Ali Pasas, arched stone bridges found in several places in Zagoria, the traditional villages of Papigo and much more.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Information about Zagori"
"Zagori is a region and a municipality in the"
"in northwestern Greece. It has an area of some 1,000 square kilometers and contains"
"and is in the shape of an upturned equilateral triangle. The southern corner of the triangle contains the provincial capital, Ioannina, the south-western side is formed by"
"1,810m), and the"
"constitute the northern side, and the south-eastern side runs along the Varda river to Mount Mavrovouni (2,100m) near"
"The municipality has an area of 989.796 km2. The population of the area is about 3,700, which gives a population density of 4 inhabitants per square kilometer, compared to an average of 73.8 for Greece as a whole."
"is an area of great natural beauty, with striking geology and two"
"one including the river"
"the other around"
"to the east of the imposing snow-capped Mt Tymphe. The 46 villages of Zagori were interconnected by mountain roads and traditional arched stone bridges until modern roads were opened in the 1950s. The stone arched bridges were built by benefactions from expatriate merchants in the 18th century and replaced older wooden bridges."
"Learn more about Zagori (Wikipedia)"
"Information about Lake of Plastiras and surrounding area"
"Plastiras Lake is renowned for its beautiful landscape composed of the alpine peaks and fjord-like scenes."
"The main focus of this"
"is to explore and photograph one of the most interesting and beautiful spots in Greece, near Meteora."
"Plastiras Lake is 60km away from Meteora, only 1+ hours by car. Plastiras Lake also called Tavropos Reservoir. Is an artificial lake fed by Tavropos (Megdovas) river, located in Karditsa regional unit, near the city of Karditsa, Greece. The lake is named after the Greek general and politician Nikolaos Plastiras, who was the first to visualize the construction of an artificial lake in the area."
"Creating the reservoir"
"After the Second World war, the idea was revived by Plastiras as he was proclaimed Prime Minister. The (then newly formed) Power Corporation adopted the project as part of their effort to electrify the country. An international contest was held in 1953 that was won by the French Omniun Lyonnais. The building of the dam started on December 14, 1955. On October 30, 1960 the dam was officially inaugurated, although the flooding may have started as early as the last months of 1959."
"The lake today"
"Today the lake holds up to 400 million cubic meters of fresh water. It is used for irrigation and as a power source of a hydroelectric plant, but also as the main water source to the city of Karditsa. Due to its altitude (one of the highest in Europe) the Tavropos Reservoir is a popular tourist resort in Greece, as the formed landscape is quite unique."
"We are also visiting the idyllic landscape of Paleokarya Waterfall and Pyli’s Stone Bridge . The stone bridge of Paleokarya with its 2 artificial waterfalls has been standing there since the 16th century. The bridge of Palaiokaryas connected the Region of Thessaly to the Region of Epirus. It is a stone arched bridge with a length of 26 meters. The 12 meters high waterfall behind the bridge creates a stunning image!"
"Until 1936 this bridge was the only passage from Thessaly to Epirus, joining the mountains Itamos and Koziakas. It is the second largest arch bridge of Thessaly built in 1514 by St. Vissarion."
"The opening of the arch is 29 meters approximately, the maximum height reaches the 13 meters, has a total length of 65.67 meters and a deck width of 2.10 meters. The bridge has been restored in 1968 and 1983."
"Sarakina village is known for its famous stone bridge (14th c.). The Bridge served the transport from Pindos villages and Aspropotamos village to Sarakinaand surrounding villages."
"The bridge connects Sarakina with isolated rock “Petra” in the north, down from which it is built the chapel of the Holy Apostles in 17th century with frescoes from various ages. Previously served to transport to the villages of Pindos and Epirous."
"Today it replaced by a new bridge, which is 150 m near to the old bridge. The total length of the old bridge is 123 m. From the old bridge now saved four semicircular arches form. The bridge was built with the help of Saint Vissarion in 1520. It is the most remarkable and important art monument from our architectural heritage, in the prefecture of Trikala."
"Learn more about Plastiras Lake (Wikipedia)"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duración: 7 Days
Lugar de comienzo:
Traveler pickup is offered
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.