The Olive Harvest in Greece

Next Departures : 6 to 12 November 2022 / 13 to 19 November 2022 5 to 11 November 2023 / 12 to 18 November 2023 Oil, toil, mud and sweat : do you have what it takes to experience the olive harvest in the Peloponnese ? Each November, the olive fields of the Peloponnese echo with the sound of… Read More

Eternal Youth: The workers’ settlement at Aspra Spitia

Aluminium of Greece (AL) was launched in 1960 as a joint venture between the government of Greece and an industrial conglomerate led by the historic French firm Pechiney, a world leader in aluminium manufacturing. As a result, the first aluminium production facility in the country opened on the northern coast of the Corinthian Gulf in… Read More

Sacred Inspiration : the Church of Agia Foteini Mantineias

In the sunlit Arcadian plain close to the ancient city of Mantineia in Greece, there’s a church like no other. It’s an astonishing melange of styles, combining elements of Classical, Byzantine and Modern architecture, and yet remaining true to none. Its construction is the life’s work of architect and iconographer Kostas Papatheodorou, who has delivered… Read More

Peiraiki-Patraiki : the chronicle of an industry’s death foretold

“So many coincidences for the untrammelled fulfilment of a death so clearly foretold.” Gabriel Garcia Marques, Chronicle of a Death Foretold The tall, ghostly tower is a familiar sight at the waterfront industrial zone of Patras, Greece. Visible from the 6 lane motorway upon entering the city from the west, the Peiraiki-Patraiki tower is standing… Read More

The eagle dance of Zeibekiko : an expression of the Greek soul

The unique, soulful Greek dance called Zeibekiko is steeped in folk tradition, has no specified steps or moves, and yet captures the essence of Greek character. I attempt to explain what it’s all about. A few years ago, I was invited to capture my nephew’s christening in photography. Christenings, weddings and other family gatherings are… Read More