Karpathos Island in September 2017


agios-konstantinos-olympos-karpathos-9110048Karpathos is a Greek Island that is rich in culture and traditions. It is part of a cluster of islands called the Dodecanese in the Southeast Aegean Sea. Located halfway between its more famous neighbours, the islands of Rhodes and Crete, Karpathos has beauty and hospitality that is unmatched anywhere else in Greece. With 330 square kilometres, Karpathos is the second largest island of the Dodecanese and has around 5,400 inhabitants.

kafenio-at-diafani-karpathos-9120289The southern side of the island has partly developed in tourism, while the central and the northern side has remained unspoiled and authentic, with picturesque villages away from mass tourism.

Located on the northern side, Olympos is the most impressive village on the island. Due to its secluded location, this village keeps intact its daily life and traditions. Karpathian women at the north side of the island still wear traditional garments, especially in the time-forgotten village of Olympos, perched atop a perilous mountain ridge.


Pricing & Discount Codes £ € $

The cost for this workshop is £1895 per person. You can convert our prices to your local currency by using our currency converter on the sidebar.

Discount codes
You can request your discount code and save up to £200 from the sidebar. We will send you the discount code as soon as we can. Then:
a. Deposit payment; as soon as the deposit has been paid, the discount will be automatically added to your outstanding balance, which will be requested 10 weeks before the workshop date.
b. Full price payment; if you are paying the full price because you are booking a workshop near its due date, your discount price will be deducted immediately from the total price.


The workshop starts on Sunday 03 September 2017 in the afternoon (Karpathos airport) and ends on Sunday 10 September 2017 after breakfast.

Group Size ☺☺☺☺

The group size for this tour is limited to four people. Due to its small size group, this photo tour is designed with inspiration in mind, allowing plenty of time for individual attention by the tutor, making sure you photograph the island under the best light and the best time of day.

Transportation ✈

All transport during the tour is included in the price. Collection and drop-off at Karpathos Airport are included in the price but only for designated arrival and departure times (details in due time). Collection and drop-off outside the designated times will bear an extra charge of around €60 for each trip (hotel staff will pick you up and/or drop you off).

Equipment requirements

Camera and lenses

cameraPlease make sure you know how to use your camera or at least the basic functions – make sure you bring the camera's manual along with you. Focal length of wide angle to 300mm will be required.


tripod-layerA sturdy tripod is strongly recommended. If you need advice on purchasing a tripod, we recommend the Manfrotto 055 or similar. If you own a low budget light aluminium tripod such as Jessops and you are wondering if it is good enough, no, it is not. It will not allow you to trust your gear on it and it will not allow us to help you with tuition.

ND Grad Filters

filtersNeutral Density Graduated filters are highly recommended for balancing exposure difference between land and sky. We recommend a 1.5 stop hard and a 3 stop soft (if you are just starting with filters). Full instruction can be given during the workshop to help you with the correct use of filters.

ND Filter (optional)

To get the very best out of your images and the locations, we suggest that you bring a good Neutral Density filter with you such as the Lee Little Stopper or Big Stopper or the Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter for long exposures.

Shutter Release Cable

You will need one for longer than 30 seconds exposures.


The weather on Karpathos this time of year is mild, dry and warm, cool summer clothing will suffice. Saying that, you will probably need a light jacket for those cool early mornings. We also encourage you to bring some digital files of your previous work as there might be opportunities to discuss your portfolio and supply you with beneficial feedback.


Although all 'Inspiring Photography Workshops' clients are covered by our public liability insurance, we recommend that you take your own travel insurance also.

Post Processing

This photo workshop does not offer post processing tuition, please see here for further details.


Your Tutor

Dimitri-VasileiouDimitri Vasileiou is a highly acclaimed landscape photographer, writer and photographic workshop leader. A professional photographer for several years, he was born in Greece and currently resides in Scotland.

Some of his work has been reproduced in the Daily Record newspaper and he has also had work published in a number of photography magazines and books.

In 2011 Dimitri founded Landscape Photography Magazine. He is the editor and currently writing articles every month for the publication.


Hotel Finiki View

We will be based on the beautiful fishing village of Finiki. Hotel Finiki View features a panoramic pool with views over Finiki Village, the sea and the Karpathian Mountains.

Surrounded by plants, all Hotel Finiki View rooms have large verandas with view of the sea. Each has private bathroom, air conditioning and kitchen with cooking facilities and refrigerator. Wi-Fi is free in public hotel areas.


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