The sacred art of Greece: the iconographic tradition


The sacred art of Greece: the iconographic tradition

Our package of holidays includes richly illustrated series of seminars and workshops, delivered by Dr. Sasha Chaitow and Iconography classes by Elena Xydea. Iconography Classes start at 10.30 am till 13.30 using traditional techniques of egg tempera, powder pigments of highest quality .

As a group we visit the Archaeological Museum and the ancient temples in in the splendid park of Mon Repo. We also visit the Antivouniotissa Monument-Church-Museum in historic center of Corfu. An Orthodox church of the 15th century.

Seminars and workshops

The sacred art of Greece: the iconographic tradition

The tradition of sacred art in Greece can be traced back to antiquity, where statues were believed to house the spirits of deities, and the smallest of images in the form of talismans and amulets allowed the bearer to carry their gods with them on their travels. The metaphysical philosophy underpinning the idea of living images was explored by some of the greatest neoplatonist philosophers and following the adoption of Christianity in Greece, evolved into the iconographic tradition.

Dates Prices Accommodation Tutors
12 – 19 July 2016 ( 8 days) 1250 euro per person Mayor  “Art Hotel” Sasha Chaitow
19  – 26 August 2016 ( 8 days) 1250 euro per person Mayor  “Art Hotel” Sasha Chaitow


* Other dates on request. Sometimes if there are several requests we will set an additional workshop. We will inform you regarding that if you leave us your email address.
* Single rooms are available upon request.
* Non painting partners or friends are very welcome to share the convivial atmosphere, wonderful local food and wine and all the excursions

Non-activity discount: € 400

Our holidays are suitable for people travelling alone, couples and small groups of 6 – 12 persons( special deals for groups)

This price includes:

  • 7 nights twin shared accommodation (ensuite bathroom)
  • Personal welcome at Corfu airport and round trip airport transfer
  • Daily breakfast and Dinner .
  • 4 richly illustrated series of seminars
  • 2 Byzantine Iconography courses.

The seminars and courses run for three hours per day, for six days.

  • Sightseeing and excursion according to the above program
  • Entrance fees on trips

This price does not include:

  • Flights to Corfu
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel and cancellation insurance

Group bookings and Extensions

We also offer a discount for groups booking together(at least 6 people) and, should you wish to extend your trip, extra days may be available.