of Crete’ Botanic Art Holiday
18th September - 2nd October, 2016
(These holidays are very relaxed and relaxing and can factor in extra sightseeing trips, shopping trips, hairdressing appointments, beauty treaments - in fact anything you would like to make this a memorable and rewarding holiday.)
person of 7 day course: £1,100
field trips, all materials and bed and breakfast accommodation at Corali Apartments,
lunch at a local taverna, but excluding flights
Sit and paint in the superb setting of the Mirambello Bay and
Elounda. The holiday is led by artist and writer, Julia Jones, a Fellow of the
Linnaen Society of London. Julia has a
passion for the native flora of the island and her work can be found in private
collections around the world. Julia is a
self-taught artist and believes that anyone with a desire to produce their own
botanic work is capable of unlocking their own creativity. Julia is also
President and Founder of the charitable organisation ‘Flowers of Crete’ which
seeks to promote conservation and environmental education on Crete.
Day Two: Trip onto the mountains to see superb wild flowers, spectacular scenery and have lunch in a traditional local taverna on a remote plateau.
Day Three: Field trip to Mount Oxa to find wild
cyclamen, crocus and squill. The
hillsides around Elounda are covered with autumn flowering bulbs in
October. Lunch in the lovely market town of Neapoli.
Day Four: Drawing and painting in the delightful gardens of Corali apartments. Lunch at Vachus taverna in Elounda.
Day Five: A shopping trip to nearby Aghios Nikolaos and lunch at the delightful Pelagos Taverna.
Day Six: Painting at Corali, with lunch at Vachus Taverna in Elounda.
Painting at Corali and lunch at Vachus.
‘Julia is a botanical artist, who taught us watercolour
painting one day at her beautiful Cretan village stone-house, the next day
under an almond tree up in the mountains, another day we were on hilltop
overlooking Spinalonga. We had lunches in small mountain villages and on hidden
beaches. We looked for orchids and she learned us about the flowers and plants
of Crete. It is the best vacation we ever had,
and we are definitely going back next year.’
Bente and Marijit, Norway
Places are strictly limited. If you would like to secure your place,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A 20% deposit is required on booking with the balance payable eight
weeks before the commencement of the course.