Canvas of Gold

This is Roger’s second Art Safari to Chania and he is looking forward to sharing some of his favourite painting spots.  We aim to capture the... Read more

£1724 pp excl. flights
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09 Jun - 16 Jun 2021

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Chania, Crete
EUROPE / Greece

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Oil painting on the mythical island of Crete

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Roger Dellar

A golden late springtime week oil painting with Roger Dellar on the Greek Island of Crete.

This is Roger’s second Art Safari to Chania and he is looking forward to sharing some of his favourite painting spots.  We aim to capture the essence of life in Chania in our oil paintings: people chatting in squares, shopping in market places and relaxing in harbour-side cafés.

We focus our painting time in the pretty narrow streets of the walled old town, and the beautiful 14th-Century Venetian Harbour.  Our accommodation is in the Porto Veneziano Hotel which has a beautiful waterfront position and is a short walk to nearby painting locations.

Our canvases will fill with Cretan scenes; churches, temples, monastery ruins, the aristocratic houses of the Venetian and later Turkish nobles, minarets and domes, archways, Juliet balconies and overflowing terracotta pots in the labyrinth of narrow streets.

Roger’s strong figurative paintings are very immediate and his work contains a raw vibrancy and a real presence.  His portrayal of light is both thoughtful and striking as he spots descriptive highlights and tone, finding angles and curves and describing the wandering shadows with his brush.  Learn from this gentle artist giant about definition and how every brushstroke matters… His encouraging teaching manner suits artists of all standards.

Chania has so much to offer artists.  It sits atop of the ruins of the Minoan city of Kydonia and the architecture is rich with ancient footprints of Venetian, Egyptian and Ottoman cultures.  The 1570 Venetian lighthouse is of the oldest and most beautiful lighthouses in the world, it is approached by a long walkway, and offers us a wonderful spot for sweeping views and reflections of the waterfront, and silhouettes of distant mountains.

During our stay in Chania, we will also take an excursion to the village of Polyrrhenia where we paint surrounded by rolling hills and olive trees with panoramic views.


Days 1-8Chania, Crete
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From £1724 per person sharing excluding flights.

Room sharing discount from £241 per room.


The joining point for this tour is Chania Airport.

Group flights are with EasyJet from London-Gatwick to Chania.  Please ask us for details.

Please liaise with us for flight timings; we aim to have the group all travelling on the same flights.  If arriving at a different time from the group, there will be an additional charge for separate airport transfers.



All accommodation, all meals, art tuition & hosting, excursion to Polyrrhenia & internal transport as stated on the itinerary, and group airport transfers.


Flights, alcoholic drinks, gratuities, optional activities, art materials, personal expenses.


A reasonable level of fitness will be required for this tour – we will be walking to painting locations in the old town/harbour.

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