Nick Melidonis - Spirit of Place
'A Celebration of Eye, Mind and Spirit'


Boutique Small Group Photo and Cultural Tours




 Our 'Hidden Jewels' tours in Sept 2017, x2 tours in 2018 and 2019 

were all FULLY BOOKED. 

 'Hidden Jewels of Greece'  Sept 3rd - Sept 17th 2022. Please scroll below to see new PDF.

‘Sugar cube’ style houses spill down the slopes, waters are crystal clear turquoise and all shades of blue, food is fresh, healthy Mediterranean fare and there are unexpected paths leading to ancient monuments.  After taking happy explorers on 20 previous tours to his homeland of Greece, Nick will use his amazing insider’s knowledge to lead this small personal tour to some of the hidden secrets of the Aegean Sea.

This travel adventure will be a relaxing journey through some of Greece’s hidden jewel islands, with enough time at each destination for your personal exploration and interaction with local Greek people.  The tranquil charms of the small islands in the West Cyclades have a timeless atmosphere. Their distinctive white architecture and narrow streets reveal colourful surprises around every corner.

Each island is different.  There is stunning scenery for photography and for those interested in activity, we have options for our group to enjoy. All activities are voluntary and will be arranged according  to the wishes of our travellers.

Photography: Nick, an award-winning master photographer, will show you how to creatively use your camera in dawn to dusk variations of Aegean light. 

Cuisine: Come to the markets with us and where possible, join cooks and chefs at hotels and restuarants for demonstrations on Greek food preparation;

Dance: Eva will bring out the inner dancer in you, teaching elements of the smooth and healthy movement of belly dancing and traditional Greek dancing.

We will visit the stunning islands of SIFNOS where the legendary photographer, Cartier-Bresson shot in the 60's; MILOS, FOLEGANDROS and NAXOS

About Your Tour Leaders 

Nick Melidonis, Master Photographer, 2016 finalist National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year and 2016 World Photographic Cup silver medalist, will take you on a personal travel adventure sharing his passion for photography and insider’s knowledge of his homeland Greece. 

Eva Cass, an oriental dancing teacher and a wonderful cook, has a rich Greek background. Eva has returned to the Greek islands many times and will share with you her passion for Greek culture, its lifestyle and its fresh Mediterranean cuisine.


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ICONIC GREECE 2022  - Sept 21st - Oct 3rd, 2022

Delphi, Meteora, Thermomplae, Epidaurus, Nafplion, Spetses, Hyrdra, Mystras, Monemvasia


After two decades of conducting tours to Greece and the Greek Islands; Nick and Eva offer more jewels of Greece to savour in an exciting new adventure. We will have our own personal coach and driver for the entire tour. 

Our journey commences in classical Athens from where we travel to ancient Delphi, with its evocative ruins surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery; surely one the most beautiful historic sites in Greece. From Delphi; we travel north to the imposing monasteries of Meteora, a UNESCO world heritage site.

We journey along a stunning coastline via the historic battle site of Thermopylae where the Spartan King Leonidas made his famous stand in 480 BC. Our journey continues to an area of stunning beauty and rich culture in the Peloponnese to the treasures of Byzantium as we commence with a visit to the old capital of Greece; the beautifully preserved city of Nafplion. Nafplion has cobbled streets, squares, spectacular architecture, sophisticated shopping and the fortress of Bourtzi in the harbour with the towering castle of Palamides above. We then discover one of the greatest monuments of Greek Antiquity, the famous theatre at the Asklepieion of Epidaurus, the finest of its kind. It combines perfect acoustics with style and elegance in design and is still in use today.  

We enjoy a relaxing cruise to experience the fabulous island of Spetses.  It was also the home to a heroic female naval admiral, Bouboulina who went down in history for her role in the revolution.  We continue our cruise to the striking island of Hydra, where there are no cars and the prominent harbour has imposing houses built by numerous sea captains. Leonard Cohen spent many wonderful years here. 

The exquisite little village of Mystras is located 5 kms from Sparta. Above the village is a hilltop strewn with monasteries, castles and churches, most well preserved, that we will visit and savour its history.

One of Greece’s best kept secrets is Monemvasia, a beautiful Medieval, walled castle town and port. Be overwhelmed by this legendary rock, cut off from the coast of the Peloponnese by an earthquake in 375 AD. As a natural fortress, it was inhabited by the Byzantines, Franks, Venetians and Ottomans. 

This new adventure will be the trip of a lifetime and a natural extension to our popular “Hidden Jewels of Greece” itinerary, don’t miss it.


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