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. Chania sits atop of the... Read more

£1533 pp sharing excl. flights
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24 May - 31 May 2022

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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 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.

Chania 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.  Visible from our hotel, the 1570 Venetian lighthouse is one 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 of the town, watery reflections and silhouettes of the distant mountains.

We will focus our painting time in the pretty narrow streets of the walled old town, and the beautiful 14th-Century Venetian Harbour.  We aim to capture the essence of life in Chania in our oil paintings: people chatting in squares, shopping in marketplaces and relaxing in harbourside cafés.

Our canvases will fill with scenes of churches, temples, 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.

We will also plan an excursion to the village of Polyrrhenia where we paint surrounded by rolling hills and olive trees with panoramic views.

Our base for this Art Safari is the comfortable Porto Veneziano Hotel on the beautiful waterfront and within walking distance of our painting locations in the old town.


Days 1-8Chania, Crete
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From £1533 per person sharing excluding flights.

Single Supplement from £372

Upgrade to Sea View Rooms available on request.


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, Covid-19 tests, 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.

Enquire now on 01394 382235 or [email protected]

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