Our painting holidays offer the opportunity to explore the magical ‘Island of Peace and Friendship’, while learning a new skill or improving your painting technique in the company of a friendly group of people with shared interests and a mutual love of Halki and Greece.
October 5th – 12th, 2022
Join Kevin Scully for a week’s painting on the tranquil Greek island of Halki. After a flight to nearby Rhodes, you will be met by a representative of Nissia Holidays and travel by ferry to Halki. From here you will be escorted the short distance to your accommodation close to the waterfront of Emborio, where restored neoclassical villas bathed in Mediterranean hues line the horseshoe-shaped harbour, rising up like an amphitheatre.
Halki is a magical place. Wander through flower-lined alleyways, past picturesque villas and tumbledown mansions, enjoying the delicious smells of home cooking wafting from the windows; pull up a chair in one of the tavernas or cafes to feast on local fare, such as Halki’s famed pasta dish; explore the Church of St Nicholas, patron saint of the island; or slip into the shimmering waters to swim amongst the fishing boats.
Breakfast may be taken at your accommodation, or at one of the many nearby cafes.
Each evening you will dine at some of Halki’s excellent tavernas.
When you are not painting in Emborio, you will leave our accommodation at about 10am each day and travel to a variety of inspiring painting locations, including one day spent at the Panormitis Monastery with its breathtaking views across the Aegean Sea. You will also paint at the abandoned town of Chorio, once the island’s largest settlement, which invites exploration of its atmospheric and crumbling, tumbledown houses.
There will be one free day for people to do as they please; go swimming at one of the island’s beaches, continue painting, or even take a ferry to the deserted, nearby island of Alimia.
- 7 nights self-catering accommodation
- 2 picnic/buffet lunches
- 6 dinners with wine at various restaurants
- Mini-bus and ferry transfers from Rhodes to Halki
- Travel to painting locations by air-conditioned vehicle
- 5 days painting tuition
- Full services of a local guide
- No single supplement